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Saturday, December 15, 2018


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...