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Saturday, September 15, 2018


R. B. Kitaj

12:00 PM $8 Oregon Jewish Museum

Known for his strong figurative work as well as his role in the British Pop Art movement—he was good friends with David Hockney—Kitaj had a tumultuous career...

LeBrie Rich

11:00 AM FREE Wolff Gallery

In Felt Grocery, Portlander LeBrie Rich examines food as both political statement and cultural connector with a series of 20 felted food sculptures of produc...

The Shape of Speed

10:00 AM $19.99 Portland Art Museum

Take a joyful ride back in time and see some of the finest streamlined automobiles and two-wheelers from the 1930s. Throughout the summer, PAM will display 1...

Vaginal Davis

FREE Adams & Ollman

Vaginal Davis’s work has been described as “terrorist drag” for the way the Los Angeles-born, Berlin-based artist rejects sanitized versions of drag and ques...


12:00 PM FREE Ori Gallery

North Portland's Ori Gallery, which spotlights work by queer and trans artists of color, presents a new group exhibit that considers tattooing through the le...

Samantha Wall

FREE Russo-Lee Gallery

In Phantom Limbs, Portland artist Samantha Wall—who was born in South Korea and came to the US as a child—explores "family identity, cultural history, and lo...

Matt Eich

12:00 PM FREE Blue Sky

The black-and-white photos in I Love You, I’m Leaving chronicle a challenging period for Matt Eich, including his parents' separation, his move to a new city...


W. Kamau Bell (September 2018)

7:00 PM and 10:00 PM 7 p.m. show is SOLD OUT; 10 p.m. show is $30 Aladdin Theatre

Whether chatting with Ku Klux Klansmen on his CNN show United Shades of America, puzzling out how to explain racism to his mixed-race daughters on This Ameri...


Director's Uncut: An Evening with John Cameron Mitchell

8:00 PM $25–85 Revolution Hall

The storied director hits Rev Hall for screenings of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and How to Talk to Girls at Parties, complete with live commentary. Plus: inte...

Special Events

TBA 2018

Editor’s Pick 12:00 PM Prices vary PICA

Portland’s annual contemporary art and performance festival returns, curated jointly for the first time by PICA’s crack team of artistic directors: Roya Amir...


The Color Purple

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $25–77 Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage

Portland Center Stage opens its season with a musical version of Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning novel, set in the American South in the first half of the 20...

Radiant Vermin

2:00 PM $25–32 CoHo Theatre

Scott Yarbrough—Third Rail's founding artistic director, who stepped down at the end of last season—helms Philip Ridley's macabre comedy about the housing cr...

Skeleton Crew

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $30–60 Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Rep opens its season with Dominique Morisseau's Obie-winning play about the collapse of Detroit's auto industry. Set in 2008 at one of the city's las...