Event Calendar Previous Next Saturday, November 10, 2018 Art 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 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 ... 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... Inheritance 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 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... 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) 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 Portland Book Festival Editor’s Pick 9:00 AM $15–20 Portland Art Museum The literary extravaganza formerly known as Wordstock returns with a new name–Portland Book Festival–and the same one-day roster of readings, conversations, ... Comedy Brian Posehn (November 2018) 10:00 PM and 7:30 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. Dance Cloth 7:30 PM $15–25 New Expressive Works PDX Contemporary Ballet founder Briley Neugebauer has said she takes modern dance and puts pointe shoes on it. This season, the company's fourth, muses on ex... ¿LISTEN? $17.50–25 Polaris Dance Theatre Polaris Dance Theatre's new show comments on our tumultuous political climate, exploring how we move through a divisive reality. The show features work from ... Special Events Portland Podcast Festival 5:00 PM $10–25 Hawthorne Theatre If you needed proof that the city has a booming podcast scene, look no further than this second annual festival. With a whopping 22 shows each presenting a 2... Theater A Map of Virtue 2:00 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 $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 and 2:00 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... ¡Alebrijes! 2:00 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 2:00 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... 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.