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Sunday, April 23, 2017


American Photographs

FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

From Diane Arbus to Robert Frank to Edward Weston, this exhibit spans the full course of the 20th century in the US.

Connecting Lines

FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

PAM’s Center for Contemporary Native Art showcases work by two artists: Luzene Hill (Eastern Band Cherokee) examines sexual violence against Native women via...

Constructing Identity

Editor’s Pick FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

A new exhibit draws together contemporary work by African American artists—from the masterful silhouettes of Kara Walker to the lush paintings of Portlander ...

Dominant Form

10:00 AM FREE Newspace Center for Photography

This group photography and video exhibit explores how physical gestures intersect with social systems, such as finance, labor, and law enforcement.

Ervin A. Johnson and Cristián Ureta

FREE Blue Sky Gallery

#InHonor, a portrait series by young Chicago artist Ervin A. Johnson, pays tribute to victims of police brutality and racism via photographs manipulated with...


FREE Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College

A new exhibit at Reed features work by a diverse array of artists—including Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, Demian DinéYazhi' and Noelle V. Sosaya, Ma...

Portland Photo Month

10:00 AM FREE PDX Contemporary Art

Local arts nonprofit Photolucida hosts Portland Photo Month, with photography events and exhibitions running throughout April, and a photobook fair—a celebra...

Sam Hamilton

FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

In Standard Candles, the New Zealand artist bridges film, music, performance, and installation. The exhibit, Hamilton's first solo showing in the US, also fe...

The Golden Age of Poster Design

11:00 AM $10 Pittock Mansion

The late 19th century was a boom time for advertising, with major advances in lithographic printing and graphic design. This exhibit collects American poster...


Soul'd Out Music Festival

$250 all-access pass; see website for individual ticket prices Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Damn—this is a lineup. Headlining the eighth annual fest is Solange, who, yes, is Beyoncé’s sister, but who also put out one of 2016’s smartest, most stirrin...

The XX

8:00 PM $39.99–$45 Veterans Memorial Coliseum

UK dance beats and whispered, intimate pop meet in stripped-down form in this mega-selling English trio, now touting their third album, I See You.



2:00 PM $25 Polaris Dance Company

For the seventh annual XPOSED, Polaris brings together past favorites by Gerard Regot and M’Liss Quinnly alongside exciting new works by Robert Guitron, Barb...


A Maze

$10–20; Thursdays and Sundays pay what you will Shoebox Theatre

Several storylines—among them, an oddball graphic novelist in rehab and a teenage girl who’s just escaped, Kimmy Schmidt–style, from basement captivity—inter...

Berlin Diary

$20–30 CoHo Theatre

In 2012, Portland playwright Andrea Stolowitz came across the diary of her great-grandfather, a Jewish doctor who escaped Nazi Berlin. Two years later, Stolo...

Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore

$25–75 Portland Center Stage

Dynamic, funny performer Lauren Weedman unveils a song-filled solo show, with musings on love, heartbreak, and big hair.

Mary's Wedding

$25–55 Portland Center Stage

Stephen Massicotte’s dreamlike two-hander is a story of young romance cruelly interrupted by World War I.

Rodney King

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM and 2:00 PM $15–30 Artists Repertory Theatre

This month marks 25 years since four LAPD officers were acquitted for their part in the brutal beating of Rodney King, a verdict that sparked riots claiming ...

Wild & Reckless

$25–75 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage

Folk rockers Blitzen Trapper are behind a “new musical event” at Portland Center Stage, a fantastical tale about “ordinary Americans” melding music, storytel...