Opera

Can Portland Opera’s In the Penal Colony Make Kafka Sing?

This handsome production of Philip Glass’s popular chamber opera has trouble sustaining an impact.

08/01/2019 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 25–28

Broken Social Scene! Mermaids! Chamber opera! A. A. Bondy! Witches! The weekend is ready to rumble.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Music

Big Emotions Reign Supreme in PHAME’s World-Premiere Rock Opera

Written and performed entirely by adults with developmental disabilities, The Poet’s Shadow is a landmark production for the Portland nonprofit.

07/24/2019 By Conner Reed

Television

A Bunch of Oregon Talent Just Scored Emmy Nominations

Congratulations to Wieden & Kennedy, filmmaker Crofton Diack, and Documentary Now!. A curse on all who’ve failed Sharp Objects.

07/19/2019 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 18–21

From PDX Pop Now to the Portland Queer Comedy Fest, highland dance to Dutch accordion divas, here's your weekend hit list.

07/17/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 11–14

Kyle Craft! Wicked! Ten Tiny Dances! Portland Sketch Comedy Fest! Sun Ra Arkestra! The weekend is ready and waiting.

07/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Performance

Universo Marries Latin Pop with Sonny & Cher

Joaquin Lopez’s “electro-pop emotion concert” explores the little stuff—sex, love, queerness, and the phases of the moon.

07/10/2019 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 4–7

Buckle in for blues on the Waterfront, clowns at CoHo Theatre, sandwich art at Carnation Contemporary, and Tom Cruise at Cartopia.

07/02/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 27–30

Janeane Garofalo! Tacocat! Pussy Riot masks! Chamber music galore! Send out June with a bang.

06/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Conner Reed, and Brendan Nagle

Theater

Other Inland Empires Surfs from SoCal to Slovakia

Julie Hammond’s play explores the link between the Jewish diaspora and beach culture.

06/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Coffee

A Review, of Sorts, of Stumptown’s New Iggy Pop Coffee Collaboration

Some musings on the punk icon's new beans.

06/25/2019 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 20–23

Live Wire turns 15, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus marks Stonewall's 50th anniversary, Esther Povitsky hits Helium, and Kim Stafford reads at Powell's.

06/20/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Film Frenzy

9 Can't-Miss Portland Summer Movie Events

Whether you're looking for al fresco offerings or air-conditioned respite from the heat, here's where to soak up all the celluloid.

06/19/2019 By Brendan Nagle and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 13–16

Kyle Kinane! Low-budget theater! Polar bears! Jewish Film Fest! Pride! Team Dresch! Ready, set, weekend.

06/12/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Summer Events

Portland Pride Kicks Off Its 25th Year This Weekend 🏳️‍🌈

Here are 4 events you can't miss.

06/12/2019 By Conner Reed

Dance

James Canfield Reimagines A Streetcar Named Desire for NW Dance Project

The Oregon Ballet Theatre founder's weird, wonderful quasi-adaptation of the Tennessee Williams classic is part of NWDP's Summer Premieres.

06/11/2019 By Conner Reed

Shop Local

My People’s Market Returns with 130-Plus Portland Entrepreneurs of Color

On Saturday, June 1, dozens of POC-owned businesses gather at the US Postal Service Building for the popular market's fourth incarnation.

05/30/2019 By Conner Reed

Television

Watch Cobie Smulders Jump Over the Broadway Bridge in ABC’s Stumptown Trailer

The Portland-set graphic novel adaptation dropped its kinetic first footage last Thursday.

05/22/2019 By Conner Reed