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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Art

Ronny Quevedo

FREE Upfor Gallery

Ecuador-born artist Ronny Quevedo uses embossing to create pieces for Every Measure of Zero, which explores marginalized cultures and their relationship to p...

Shohei Takasaki

12:00 PM FREE Nationale

The local artist bids Portland farewell (he's moving to New York later this spring) with a solo exhibit titled Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Takasaki's pai...

Associated American Artists: Prints for the People

10:00 AM $20 Portland Art Museum

After the Great Depression, an organization called the Associated American Artists formed to make affordable art prints more accessible across the US, with o...

Susan Seubert

Editor’s Pick FREE Froelick Gallery

The award-winning Portland photographer turns her lens on grief in A Typology of Lament, a series of photographs of delicate lace handkerchiefs—for wiping te...

Modern American Realism

10:00 AM $17–20 Portland Art Museum

See the arc of the century and modern realist representations of a changing America in this wide-ranging exhibit—think Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Edward Hop...

The Map Is Not The Territory

Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $20 Portland Art Museum

A consideration of contemporary Northwest art, this exhibition is the first in a new triennial series. Annette Bellamy, Fernanda D’Agostina, and Henry Tsang ...

Rumors

11:00 AM FREE Wolff Gallery

Seven women make up Small Talk Collective, a local photography group that formed in 2015 and now presents a new exhibit at Wolff. Their work ranges from mist...

Mel Bochner

12:00 PM $8 Oregon Jewish Museum

In Enough Said, printmaker Mel Bochner considers everyday language as both image and concept, filling his bold, often colorful work with words like "blah" an...

Noah Addis

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

For Future Cities, Philadelphia-based photographer Noah Addis traveled the world to document informal settlements in some of the world's densest metropolises...

Concerts

Shy Girls (April 2019)

8:00 PM $17–20 Wonder Ballroom

In 2013, Shy Girls—a.k.a. singer and producer Dan Vidmar—became Portland’s preeminent purveyor of ’90s R&B-vibe bedroom music. Vidmar has since decamped ...

Soul'd Out Festival 2019

12:00 PM Prices vary Crystal Ballroom

The homegrown festival of funk, R&B, jazz, soul, and hip-hop turns 10, with highlights including blues master Buddy Guy (who played the fest's first year...

Dance

Jefferson Dancers 2019

7:30 PM and 2:00 PM $16–20 Newmark Theatre

Portland's ridiculously talented company of high school-age dancers presents its annual concert, featuring works of many genres, ballet to jazz to African.

A Little Less Human: A Ghost Story

$15 Chapel Theatre

Quirky local dance company Trip the Dark stages a new show based on the 2017 movie A Ghost Story—you know, the one with Casey Affleck as a bedsheet-clad spec...

Pearl Dive Project 2019

$30–64 BodyVox Dance Center

For the second time around, BodyVox has enlisted nondancers, from chef John Gorham to photographer Susan Seubert to roboticist/author Daniel Wilson, to chore...

Theater

A Dark Sky Full of Stars

2:00 PM $5–20 Shoebox Theatre

How do we respond to surprising loss? In this world-premiere play by Don Zolidis, presented by Theatre Vertigo, a cast of six women patch together the story ...

How to Keep an Alien

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM $20–25 New Expressive Works

Irish actor and playwright Sonya Kelly’s humorous and moving play chronicles her real-life fall for an Australian stage manager and their subsequent wranglin...

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train

2:00 PM $25–32 CoHo Theatre

Angel Cruz spends most of his day locked up. He’s on trial for murder and his only other human contact is with a serial killer cellmate and a tough-as-nails ...

Until the Flood

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $28.50–57 The Armory

Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith’s latest play is built on stories and interviews gathered after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mi...

Crowns

2:00 PM $25–39 Portland Playhouse

Playwright Regina Taylor based this musical on photos of African American women in their church hats, transforming those dramatic images into a story of a yo...

Crossing Mnisose

Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–70 The Armory

Sacajawea sometimes gets rendered as a mere sidekick to Lewis and Clark on their westward journey. Consider this Portland Center Stage world premiere—written...