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Wednesday, April 26, 2017


American Photographs

10:00 AM 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

10:00 AM 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 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 ...

Dan Gluibizzi

11:00 AM FREE Russo-Lee Gallery

The Portland-based artist trawls Tumblr—often for nudes, amateur porn, and the like—which he then reworks into what Juxtapoz magazine called “delicious, sorb...

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

12:00 PM 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...


12:00 PM 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...

Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938–1942

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $5 Architectural Heritage Center

It was a plum gig for an upstart photographer: in 1938, a 30-year-old named Minor White was commissioned by the Works Progress Administration to document the...

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...


11:00 AM FREE Blackfish Gallery

A new installation by brother-sister duo Geordie and Merridawn Duckler pays homage to the Rubaiyat by 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam via poetry, a ch...

Sam Hamilton

10:00 AM 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...



7:30 PM Pay what you will, $5 suggested The Siren Theatre/ Kickstand Comedy Space

After local musicians perform tunes—and dish on what inspired them—improvisers transform that stuff into long-form sketches.


Che Malambo

7:30 PM $26–64 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The dance form malambo has been practiced by gauchos—South American cowboys—since the 17th century. In this Argentine troupe, 14 men beat traditional drums, ...


Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore

7:30 PM and 12:00 PM $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

12:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–55 Portland Center Stage

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

The Talented Ones

7:30 PM $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

12:00 PM and 7:30 PM $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...