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Thursday, March 22, 2018


Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of Laika

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

The pioneers of stop-motion animation—responsible for Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings—get a star turn in this major Portland Art Museum ex...

Common Ground

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

For more than 25 years, Fazal Sheikh has photographed individuals made invisible by war, ethnic and religious strife, climate crises, and social banishment. ...

In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

In 1938, the Works Progress Administration hired 30-year-old Minor White to photograph the architecture of downtown Portland. Some images—expect about 70 in ...

Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

11:00 AM FREE Waterstone Gallery

In Umidulus, Portlander Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley creates prints and huge watercolor paintings of flora and fauna—both real and imagined—inspired by Hawaii and...

Kingdom Animalia

10:00 AM FREE–$19.99 Portland Art Museum

This exhibit of prints, drawings, and posters—from Dürer and Picasso to regional artists Beth Van Hoesen and Frank Boyden—spans 500 years, showing animals as...

New Feelings

11:00 AM FREE Pacific Northwest College of Art

From the rhinestone-loving Mickalene Thomas to Moroccan-born Hassan Hajjaj—who frames his color-popping, pattern-wild images with convenience-store goods—thi...

Books & Talks

Kory Stamper

7:30 PM FREE Powell's Books

Listen up, logophiles! Merriam-Webster's lead lexicographer will read from Word by Word, which documents Stamper's difficult duty developing definitions for ...



9:00 PM $12–14 Doug Fir Lounge

What is this kooky eight-person ear-worm pop production unit with a teenage singer who exudes a paradoxically zippy ennui? Find out at the Doug Fir.

Special Events

Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years

10:00 AM FREE–$11 Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Black Pioneers—a nonprofit dedicated to African American history—curate a new exhibit about the ’60s and ’70s in this state, from protest movement...


Between Riverside and Crazy

7:30 PM $25–50 Artists Repertory Theatre

The rent might be controlled, but everything else is topsy-turvy in Stephen Adly Guirgis's Pulitzer-winning drama about a retired NYPD police officer and rec...

Death and the Maiden

7:30 PM $25–30 Vault Theater

How does a country come to terms with an oppressive regime and transition back to democracy? Ariel Dorfman’s 1991 play may be set in a post-Pinochet Chile, b...


7:30 PM $80+ Keller Auditorium

Commence freakout: Lin-Manuel's hip-hop musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton (aka the theater event of the millennium) has landed in Portland. Go...

Men on Boats

7:30 PM $25–45 Imago Theatre

Based on John Wesley Powell's 1869 expedition through the Grand Canyon, Jaclyn Backhaus's gender-bending play sends up social constructs of masculinity while...


7:30 PM $25–39 Portland Playhouse

Take Nathaniel Hawthorne's 19th-century novel about a “fallen woman.” Rewrite it as musical theater. What have you got? A Portland Playhouse world premiere. ...