Event Calendar Previous Next Saturday, December 15, 2018 Art Ty Ennis (2018) 12:00 PM FREE Nationale For his third solo exhibition at Nationale, The Marble Fountain, the Portland artist reflects on nostalgia and aging via mostly black-and-white paintings, ch... Miles Cleveland Goodwin FREE Froelick Gallery A cheetah moves through the night; a gaunt man stands naked and alone; a mermaid turns her back. In Chasing Sophia, the Georgia-based painter (and PNCA grad)... Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art 10:00 AM $20 Portland Art Museum Curated by PAM's Maribeth Graybill, this exhibit showcases Japanese poetry and the visual form it's taken throughout the centuries. Expect to see a rare frag... Books & Boxes FREE Roll-Up Photo Studio & Gallery This whimsical exhibition presents 10 individual artists' unique approaches to book arts and assemblage—think mixed-media collages and sculptural scenes. May... In Transit 12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery Curated by Peggy Sue Amison, In Transit explores the challenges of identity and citizenship through the lens of mass migration. The exhibit reflects on both ... Between Here and Machine 12:00 PM FREE Carnation Contemporary Comprising art in both analog and digital forms, Between Here and Machine features the work of artists Bean Gilsdorf, Rhonda Holberton, and Anthony Discenza.... Alien ate d Rhy thm 12:00 PM FREE Ori Gallery Hiba Ali and Jonathan Chacón, both queer artists of color, team up for a new joint exhibit. The featured work explores the circumstances and surroundings of ... The Earth Will Not Abide FREE Pacific Northwest College of Art If you're distraught at the recent report on global temperatures, The Earth Will Not Abide provides an aesthetic critique of the rapidly transforming implica... Ralph Pugay (2018) Editor’s Pick FREE Upfor Gallery The Portland artist injects absurdity and brash color into narrative paintings—a gymnast being gored by a bull, a robot at a retirement home. This solo exhib... Comedy Jenny Slate 10:00 PM and 7:30 PM SOLD OUT Helium Comedy Club Comedy queen Jenny Slate takes a break from blockbuster movies to grace the Helium stage for two nights in four already sold-out shows. Here are just a few o... Concerts Frankie Simone's Holigay Spectacular 9:00 PM $15–20 Mississippi Studios The Portland-based Puerto Rican pop diva announced herself last spring with “War Paint,” a radio-ready rallying cry for queer self-acceptance, so it only mak... Viva's Holiday (December 2018) 7:00 PM $30 Dolores Winningstad Theatre Think your holiday celebrations are difficult? Enjoy a concert performance of composer Christopher Corbell's one-act opera about Portland stripper and writer... Theater Bell, Book and Candle 2:00 PM $30–35 Vault Theater When a Greenwich Village witch falls in love with her neighbor, should she cast the perfect spell or give up her powers permanently to win his heart? Bag &am... In the Wake 2:00 PM $20–38 Profile Theatre Feel like there's a huge divide between what you thought the world was and what it truly is? Maybe politically? You’re not alone. Profile Theatre presents Li... A Christmas Carol (2018) 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM $19–39 Portland Playhouse For the sixth year running, Portland Playhouse brings back its kicky, song-filled take on the Dickens classic. Exact schedule varies; see website for details. John Editor’s Pick 2:00 PM $25–40 CoHo Theatre Annie Baker is one of the sharpest, most empathetic playwrights working today, and Third Rail Rep has chewed into the Pulitzer winner’s work with aplomb. The... Everybody 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $30–60 Artists Repertory Theatre Last season, Artists Rep staged Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s An Octoroon, which riffed on an antebellum melodrama. The company returns with another show by the w... Speed-the-Plow 2:00 PM $25 The Shoebox Theatre With a mission to present “world-renowned plays in an intimate performance space,” Asylum Theatre returns after a 17-year hiatus with David Mamet’s 1988 sati... Vampire Tapestry 5:00 PM $20–30 Chapel Theatre A psychotherapist tries to figure out why her patient suffers from delusions of being a vampire. Is it PTSD? Bipolar disorder? Or is he really one of the und... It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play 8:00 PM $25–40 Northwest Children's Theatre Written by Joe Landry and directed by Beth Harper for Artists Rep (but being staged at Northwest Children's Theatre), It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Pla... Submit an Event Would you like to see your event on our calendar? Fill out this form to submit your event to our listings editor.