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Sunday, April 30, 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...

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...


Patti Austin's Homage to Ella Fitzgerald

3:00 PM $29–76 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The Grammy-winning singer takes on the jazz legend’s most enduring hits. 

Sondre Lerche

8:00 PM $18 Star Theater

From the land of A-ha and Royksöpp (thanks, Norway!) comes Sondre Lerche—known for dabbling in folk, jazz, bossa nova, and what Pitchfork calls “polite power...


The Overlook Film Festival

See website for package and pass prices Timberline Lodge

There could be no better venue for a horror film festival than Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge, which Stanley Kubrick used for exterior shots in The Shining. T...


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.


Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $12–20 Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Spoken-word poet Dahlak Brathwaite performs a verse-fueled exploration of race, drug addiction, and the criminal justice system.

The Talented Ones

$25–50 Artists Repertory Theatre

Seattle playwright Yussef El Guindi’s dark comedy, an Artists Rep commission, charts the challenges faced by an immigrant couple in America. Timely, no?

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...

Óye Oyá

$20–27 Milagro Theatre

Promising “the biggest production ever seen on a Milagro stage,” this original Spanish-language musical riffs on both Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the Cuban...