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Saturday, November 16, 2019


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...

Future Ancestors

1:00 PM FREE Ori Gallery

A collaboration between Portland’s Lisa Jarrett, Chamori writer and artist Lehua M. Taitano, and artist Jocelyn Kapumealani Ng that examines cross-cultural h...

Brenda Mallory: Gather Back

FREE Upfor Gallery

The mixed-media artist and Cherokee Nation member transforms unremarkable, often discarded objects—linen firehoses, rubber drive belts, honeycomb packaging p...

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...


Death and Delight 2019

2:00 PM $32–52 BodyVox Dance Center

Violent delights, violent ends, and a few pas de bourrees for good measure. Contemporary dance group/school BodyVox marries selections from Profokiev's Romeo...



2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $21–87 The Armory

What happens when an online ancestry search reveals that your fiancé’s ancestors kept your forebears as slaves in antebellum Kentucky? Playwright Brittany K....

Macbeth at Portland Center Stage

7:30 PM and 2:00 PM $21–42 Portland Center Stage

Former Profile artistic director Adriana Baer directs a reworked, all-female version of The Scottish Play, edited by buzzy New York Obie winner Lee Sunday Ev...


2:00 PM Pay what you will Defunkt Theatre

It was the pull-quote heard ’round the world: “If Thornton Wilder had dropped acid, he might’ve written Smokefall.” So said Variety about Noah Haidle’s stran...

Clown Down: Failed to Mount

8:00 PM Pay what you will Pacific Northwest College of Art

Gloriously potty-mouthed drag clown Carla Rossi (a.k.a. Anthony Hudson) takes the stage for an hourlong investigation of mental health, environmental destruc...

Shakespeare in Love

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 ...

La Ruta

2:00 PM and 7:30 PM $30–60 Portland Opera

Fresh off its premiere at the Steppenwolf in Chicago, La Ruta comes to the Portland Opera's intimate inner-Southeast space via Artists Rep. Based on real tes...