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Thursday, November 8, 2018


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...

Mako Miyamoto (2018)

Editor’s Pick 1:00 PM FREE Stephanie Chefas Projects

Known for saturated landscapes (and occasional Wookiees), this Portland photographer’s new show, The Spectral Divide, was inspired by the infrared of the ele...

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 ...


12:00 PM FREE Ori Gallery

Curated by Ori co-founder Maya Vivas and featuring artists April Felipe, Habiba El-Sayed and Natalia Arbelaez, Inheritance uses ceramics to explore ideas of ...

The Earth Will Not Abide

10:00 AM 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 11:00 AM 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...

Modern American Realism

10:00 AM $17–20 Portland Art Museum

See the arc of the century and modern realist representations of a changing America in this wide-ranging exhibit—think Isabel Bishop, Paul Cadmus, Edward Hop...

Mary Josephson (2018)

11:00 AM FREE Russo Lee Gallery

The Portland artist returns to Russo Lee with a new exhibit titled My Scars Are My Tattoos, her first solo since November 2016’s Why I Kept a Light Burning. ...

Books & Talks

The Allusionist Live

7:30 PM SOLD OUT Mississippi Studios

Helen Zaltzman brings her award-winning podcast about the secrets of language to Portland, in an already-sold-out live event. The Allusionist, named best new...


Brian Posehn (November 2018)

10:00 PM, 7:30 PM, and 8:00 PM $20–23 Helium Comedy Club

If you like listening to a metalhead tell nerdy, jovial jokes about farting and fatherhood, Posehn is the comedian for you.


Frankie Cosmos (November 2018)

8:30 PM $20–25 Wonder Ballroom

Greta Kline, who's been praised by the New York Times as “one of the leading lights of today’s fiercely independent singer-songwriter scene,” launched her mu...

Tchaikovsky v. Drake

Editor’s Pick 7:30 PM $25–75 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

What can a 19th-century Russian composer and a 21st-century Canadian rapper possibly have in common? One Oregon Symphony show, at least. Three vocalists and ...

Dori Freeman

8:00 PM $25–35 Dolores Winningstad Theatre

The 27-year-old Virginia native brings her fresh strain of melancholic Appalachian bluegrass to Portland. Freeman's sophomore album, last fall's Letters Neve...


A Map of Virtue

7:30 PM $5–20 Shoebox Theatre

The scrappy Theatre Vertigo takes on Erin Courtney's experimental, Obie Award-winning mystery, which begins with a Hitchcock-worthy bird attack and only gets...

The Art of Blushing & The Lazarus Complex

7:30 PM $15–25 Shout House

Two years ago, local writer and Write Around Portland cofounder Ben Moore presented a series of performance pieces based off suicide letters and research his...

A Life

7:30 PM $25–57 Gerding Theater at The Armory - Ellyn Bye Studio

Portland Center Stage commissioned this play by Adam Bock—though it actually premiered two years ago, in New York City—about a middle-aged, recently dumped g...


7:30 PM $10–40 Milagro Theatre

When a young bride’s imagination is stolen by an alebrije (fantastical creature), what's her groom to do? The answer: meld present-day San Luis Potosí, 1936 ...

La Traviata (November 2018)

7:30 PM $35–250 Keller Auditorium

Portland Opera opens the season with Verdi’s beloved La Traviata, which, with its themes of sexual politics and heartbreak, is more relevant in the modern wo...

The Taming

7:30 PM $25–32 CoHo Theatre

Can a beauty queen revolutionize the American government—with some help from a conservative senator’s aide and a liberal blogger? If you’re in the world of p...