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Thursday, January 19, 2017


Contemporary Prints from Crow’s Shadow

11:00 AM FREE Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art & Craft

This wide-ranging showcase of 21 prints made on-site at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts—a nonprofit in Pendleton that works to provide opportunities for ...

Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

Countercultural expression doesn’t normally come out of the convent, but Kent was an unconventional nun, as evidenced in this career-spanning collection of s...

Kris Hargis

10:30 AM FREE Froelick Gallery

In The less I speak, the more I learn, Hargis showcases unstinting self-portraits, including oil paintings, pastel drawings, and an eight-foot-tall sculpture...

Sarah Levy

12:00 PM FREE White Gallery

After gaining widespread attention for her menstrual-blood portrait of Donald Trump, the Portland artist presents Morbid Symptoms, a solo show featuring fant...

Stan Raucher and Eric West

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

In Metro, Raucher gives a photographic glimpse—alternately tender and mundane—into public transit systems the world over, from Paris to New York to Delhi to ...

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...

Books & Talks

Roxane Gay

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM FREE Powell's Books

In new short story collection Difficult Women, the frank and fierce Bad Feminist author tells tales of women eking out existences across modern-day America, ...


Louis C. K.

Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM $25–$50 Rose Garden Arena

Are there really any words left to describe Louis C. K.? The Louie star is a master of self-deprecation, a slayer of labyrinthine punch lines, and a juggler ...


Editor’s Pick $20–$25 Funhouse Lounge

Bri Pruett, one of Portland’s funniest, gutsiest comedians, is about to abandon us for Los Angeles. But first, she's putting on a solo show that roves from b...



7:30 PM $20–75 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Part baroque pop, part gypsy rock, part circus show, the Denver quartet joins the symphony for a night of unclassifiable sound.


Tahni Holt Dance

8:00 PM $25–$34 Reed College

Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, who’s presented her highly conceptual, cerebral dance pieces in town for almost two decades, unveils a new work. Holt rece...

Urban Meadow

7:30 PM $25–64 Lincoln Performance Hall

For two decades, the Portland dance-theater company BodyVox has brought cheeky humor and playful athleticism to the stage. This weekend, catch a greatest-hit...


Reel Music Festival

Editor’s Pick 4:30 PM $6–$12 per showing Whitsell Auditorium

The NW Film Center’s multiweek, music-loving festival returns for its 34th year, with a lineup ranging from a restoration of 1930 musical revue King of Jazz ...

Special Events

Rose City Classic

8:00 AM 1–day pass $10, 2–day pass $15 Portland Expo Center

Since 1948, the Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon has produced what has become the largest dog show event in the West, a five-day extravaganza drawing canin...



7:30 PM $25–$70 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage

Portland Center Stage launches the first half of a two-part historical epic, set in the early 1800s, about John Jacob Astor’s grand (and failed) attempt to e...

El Payaso

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $20–27 Milagro Theatre

Milagro’s entry into this year’s Fertile Ground Festival is a new play by Emilio Rodriguez about a young man’s quest to follow in the footsteps of Oregonian ...

Fertile Ground Festival

7:30 PM Admission varies; $50 for a festival pass Artists Repertory Theatre

Think of this annual festival, now in its ninth year, as an 11-day buffet of new, locally produced performance. Things range from refined to very, very raw, ...


Editor’s Pick $20–$25 Funhouse Lounge

Bri Pruett, one of Portland’s funniest, gutsiest comedians, is about to abandon us for Los Angeles. But first, she's putting on a solo show that roves from b...


7:30 PM $23–$28 CoHo Theatre

What really happened when D. B. Cooper parachuted out of that Boeing 727 somewhere over the Cascades in 1971? It’s a question that’s animated obsessive quest...