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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Art

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...

Jo Hamilton

11:00 AM FREE Russo-Lee Gallery

Portland artist Jo Hamilton’s work may at first look like colorful paintings, but make no mistake: it’s all yarn knotted by hand. This exhibition of new work...

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...

Representing

10:00 PM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

PAM’s new exhibit brings together photographs that were taken by, for, and of African Americans, spanning the late 1800s through the 1990s. Portraits from th...

Robert Dozono

11:00 AM FREE Blackfish Gallery

Dozono’s paintings are garbage. Literally. When out fishing on the Clackamas River, the longtime Portland artist collects pieces of trash—think bottle caps, ...

Comedy

Art-Mondo

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.

Concerts

Japanese Music Now

7:30 PM SOLD OUT Portland Japanese Garden

Third Angle New Music performs a contemporary Japanese program, with instrumentalists scattered throughout the Portland Japanese Garden. The show builds to a...

Special Events

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios

8:00 PM $45–280 Portland Expo Center

The Montreal troupe is back with its 35th show, this one a steampunk, sci-fi spectacle starring a curious scientist and all manner of gravity defying, jelly-...

Theater

An Octoroon

7:30 PM $50 Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Rep opens up its bold new season—the company’s 35th—with perhaps its most provocative work. Riffing off a wildly popular 19th-century antebellum melo...

Fun Home

12:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–75 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage

Portland Center Stage opens its season with the riotously popular, Tony-winning musical, based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel about growing up as a closet...