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Saturday, December 7, 2019


Erika Morillo

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky Gallery

Umbral, Spanish for “gateway,” is the name of Erika Morillo’s grayscale photography collection on display at Blue Sky. It captures tender, idealistic moments...

Hank Willis Thomas

10:00 AM $17-20 Portland Art Museum

Hank Willis Thomas’s work focuses on bias, institutionalized discrimination, and inequality through a pop culture lens—one of his most recognizable works, "B...

Arvie Smith: 2 Up and 2 Back

12:00 PM FREE Disjecta

Portland painter Arvie Smith’s provocative, many-hued show 2 Up and 2 Back is on at Disjecta through the beginning of February. One of the city’s sharpest ta...

The Art of Reading

10:00 AM $17–20 Portland Art Museum

It was the end of the 19th century and posters were having a moment. Produced using color lithography, they advertised periodicals—Harper’s, Lippincotts, The...

Books & Talks

Joy of Cooking

FREE Powell's City of Books

Portlanders John Becker and Megan Scott, fourth-generation standard-bearers of Joy of Cooking, celebrate the recipe bible’s brand-new 2019 edition. No word o...

Classical Music

Gabriel Kahane and Prokofiev’s Fifth

7:30 PM $31–125 Oregon Symphony

Back in August, the Oregon Symphony named Los Angeles–born wunderkind Gabriel Kahane its new creative chair. This month, he performs selections from The Amba...


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

2:00 PM $25–85 The Armory

The bookish and unassuming Bennet sister, Mary, stars in this Christmas sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. While the rest of the Bennet women have ...

A Christmas Carol 2019

2:00 PM $19–36 Portland Playhouse

Portland Playhouse brings their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic to life for a 12th year with original music. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms ...

A Xmas Cuento Remix

2:00 PM $20–29 Milagro Theatre

Milagro stalwart Maya Malán-González workshopped this contemporary rewrite of A Christmas Carol last winter in a staged reading—this year, the company mounts...

Matilda the Musical 2019

4:30 PM and 12:00 PM $16–27 Northwest Children's Theater

Revolting children, revolting times, delightful tunes. Tim Minchin's stage adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic—which, between its New York and London runs, ...

Shakespeare in Love

2:00 PM and 2:00 PM $20–34 Lakewood Center for the Arts

Remember when Tom Stoppard and a pre-Goop Gwyneth Paltrow won Oscars for the same motion picture? Lakewood does! Their production of the Shakespeare in Love ...

Melancholy Play: a chamber musical

2:00 PM $25–46 CoHo Theatre

Sarah Ruhl wrote Melancholy Play, a brainy, surreal farce about characters who can't stop talking about their feelings, in 2002 (and the students at Portland...