FILM

NWFC Announces PIFF's Opening Film and Dates

The Portland Film Festival will kick off on Feb. 7 with the Oz musical comedy The Sapphires, starring Chris O’Dowd, and include Portland premieres.

12/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Bag&Baggage’s The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of a Christmas Carol

A zany, over-the-top drag romp through the tired old holiday tale. Thru Dec 23

12/12/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Q&A: Artists Rep's New Artistic Director

Dámaso Rodriguez talks about his plans for the company, his stupid good luck, and how the PDX theater scene deserves national attention.

12/11/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: Portland Playhouse's King Hedley II

Mighty, searing performances burn straight through to the soul. Thru Dec. 30.

12/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

Exclusive Interview: Mayor Sam Adams on the Arts

Before his bon voyage party on Friday, the mayor talks with PoMo about the state of Portland arts, the recent passage of the arts tax, and whether he has a future in acting.

12/06/2012 By Aaron Scott

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Pink Martini on New Year's Eve

Nothing rings in the New Year like the little orchestra at the Schnitz.

12/06/2012 By Aaron Scott

THE GIFT OF ART

Top Picks for Arty Holiday Shopping

There's no more memorable a gift than a piece of art or handmade craft. We round up the top places to find them this season.

12/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Review: skinner|kirk Dance Ensemble

The local company hits a near perfect synergy of set and sound, but its dance is just too...beautiful? Thru Dec. 8.

12/03/2012 By Aaron Scott

DANCE

Q&A: OBT's Christopher Stowell on Leaving the Ballet

Yesterday the artistic director announced he was resigning. Today he tells us why.

11/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

Christopher Stowell Resigns from the Ballet

After taking the helm of Oregon Ballet Theatre in 2003 and expanding its size and ambition, Stowell leaves to let OBT pursue a new "business model."

11/28/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

NEA Announces Oregon Award Winners

Thirteen Oregon organizations won a total of $342,500, with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival taking home $100,000 and poet B.T. Shaw $25,000.

11/28/2012 By Aaron Scott

ARTS NEWS

November Arts News

Jon Kretzu leaves Artists Rep, the NW Filmmakers' Fest announces award winners, NEA grants announced, Afrofuturism and homoerotic Harry Potter fan fiction at Disjecta, and more.

11/27/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

11/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS

Q&A: Peter Ames Carlin on his Bruce Springsteen Bio

Carlin talks about getting unfettered access to Springsteen. Local rock royalty play a tribute concert for the book's launch on Nov. 27.

11/17/2012 Edited by Aaron Scott By Kit Mauldin

CULTUREPHILE

Portland's New Boutique Bookstores

With the future of the printed page still to be written, some booksellers think big by going small.

11/16/2012 By Aaron Scott

THEATER + COMEDY

Q&A: Comedian Lauren Weedman

The one-woman force of nature returns to PDX for her show "No...You Shutup," this Fri–Sun, and talks about her upcoming show, "The People's Republic of Portland."

11/14/2012 By Aaron Scott

VISUAL ARTS

2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards Announced

Today, the Portland Art Museum announced the six artists selected for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition to open in September 2013.

11/13/2012 By Aaron Scott

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Review: Portland Playhouse's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Extended thru November 25. The ferociously witty emo rock musical about the seventh president swings with the unbridled energy of a Western carnival ride operated by Monty Python.

11/10/2012 By Aaron Scott

Mapping Portland Film

NW Filmmakers' Fest Preview and Master Chart

We talk with the NW Film Center's festival director about what's in store—and what's not to be missed. The fest runs Nov. 9–18.

11/08/2012 By Aaron Scott

Arts News

Victory Gallery Closes; Imago Theatre Moves in New Direction

The wonderful internationally focused gallery closes its doors, and the whimsical theatrical masters hang up their masks.

11/07/2012 By Aaron Scott