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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Art

R. B. Kitaj

12:00 PM $8 Oregon Jewish Museum

Known for his strong figurative work as well as his role in the British Pop Art movement—he was good friends with David Hockney—Kitaj had a tumultuous career...

LeBrie Rich

11:00 AM FREE Wolff Gallery

In Felt Grocery, Portlander LeBrie Rich examines food as both political statement and cultural connector with a series of 20 felted food sculptures of produc...

Vaginal Davis

FREE Adams & Ollman

Vaginal Davis’s work has been described as “terrorist drag” for the way the Los Angeles-born, Berlin-based artist rejects sanitized versions of drag and ques...

Stratum

12:00 PM FREE Ori Gallery

North Portland's Ori Gallery, which spotlights work by queer and trans artists of color, presents a new group exhibit that considers tattooing through the le...

Samantha Wall

FREE Russo-Lee Gallery

In Phantom Limbs, Portland artist Samantha Wall—who was born in South Korea and came to the US as a child—explores "family identity, cultural history, and lo...

Matt Eich

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky

The black-and-white photos in I Love You, I’m Leaving chronicle a challenging period for Matt Eich, including his parents' separation, his move to a new city...

Comedy

Lily Tomlin (September 2018)

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $40+ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The actor, comedian, and general force of nature—she’s spent a half century on both stage and screen, from Laugh-In to Grace and Frankie—brings her stand-up ...

Concerts

RAC (September 2018)

9:00 PM $22–25 Holocene

Portland-by-way-of-Portugal’s Grammy-winning RAC—a.k.a. André Allen Anjos—dropped his second album, EGO, last summer: a layered, punchy 14-track, electro-pop...

STRFKR (September 2018)

9:00 PM Most shows sold out; early Sunday show $27.50–30 Doug Fir Lounge

The Portland-formed synth-pop band celebrates its 10th anniversary by performing its self-titled album in full. Expect a sweaty, frenetic dance party.

Big Thief

8:30 PM SOLD OUT Wonder Ballroom

The Brooklyn indie-rock band builds bold, intricate music, propelled by singer-guitarist Adrianne Lenker's raw vocals.

Theater

The Color Purple

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–77 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage

Portland Center Stage opens its season with a musical version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning novel, set in the American South in the first half of the 20...

Radiant Vermin

2:00 PM $25–32 CoHo Theatre

Scott Yarbrough—Third Rail's founding artistic director, who stepped down at the end of last season—helms Philip Ridley's macabre comedy about the housing cr...

Skeleton Crew

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $30–60 Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Rep opens its season with Dominique Morisseau's Obie-winning play about the collapse of Detroit's auto industry. Set in 2008 at one of the city's las...