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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Art

Arvie Smith

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

With lush colors, swirling lines, and potent references—the Ku Klux Klan to Aunt Jemima to the police shooting of Michael Brown—the Portlander’s huge canvase...

Constructing Identity

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM 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 ...

Magda Biernat and Katrina Kepule

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

Biernat’s photo series, Adrift, takes us to hunting cabins and icebergs in the Arctic, a region that leaves little question about the alarming effects of cli...

Rodin: The Human Experience

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

This traveling exhibit gathers some of Auguste Rodin’s most astonishing brass sculptures, including his portraits of Gustav Mahler, Victor Hugo, Balzac, and ...

Saimaiyu Akesuk

10:30 AM FREE Froelick Gallery

Birds, bears, and bugs: simplicity and whimsy meet in the drawings of Saimaiyu Akesuk, an Inuit artist from Nunavut.

Torrent Tea

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM FREE Newspace Center for Photography

From a small perch in inner Southeast, Newspace takes on big issues: the industrial-prison complex, democracy, nuclear materials. Now comes Torrent Tea, a gr...

Concerts

PDX Jazz Festival

3:00 PM $20–75 Dolores Winningstad Theatre

The year 1917 was an auspicious one for jazz, with the births of the holy musical trinity of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Buddy Rich. This month’s P...

Film

Portland International Film Festival 2017

12:00 PM $12 general admission; $350 festival pass Whitsell Auditorium

Every February, big screens across the city get splashed with standout cinema from around the globe. It’s the biggest, baddest, and most ambitious film festi...

Theater

His Eye Is on the Sparrow

7:30 PM $25–60 Gerding Theater at The Armory - Ellyn Bye Studio

Larry Parr’s “musical biography” charts the turbulent life of Ethel Waters, who defied the challenges of Jim Crow in her journey from the black vaudeville ci...