PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 27–30

It's the Halloweekend. From cemetery tours to an oral history of death—with some vaudeville acrobatics for good measure—here's how to keep it spooky.

10/27/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, Webb Wright, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 20–23

Pirouetting poltergeists, retro video games, effervescent pop-punk, psychological thrillers, robot gardeners in outer space, razor-sharp standup, and many more ways to fill your weekend.

10/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 22–25

German films, Wanda Sykes, a Portland-set crime novel, Latin jazz, Art Garfunkel, a landmark August Wilson play—fall is here.

09/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Regina Winkle-Bryan, and Michelle Porter

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 25–28

Dance tango in the park, jam to Y La Bamba on the roof, catch some beat-fueled Shakespeare, and head to Hawthorne for a street party. August, we're sending you out in style.

08/25/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

THEATER

Third Rail Distills the Drama to Two People in a Trailer—Weed Optional

Ahead of the Portland premiere of Annapurna, we talk to director Isaac Lamb about the best of theater, the right weed strain for the show, and how Donald Trump led him back to town.

08/04/2016 By Lisa Dunn

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 30–July 3

From case/lang/veirs at the Oregon Zoo to the Waterfront Blues Fest to the final biketastic days of Pedalpalooza, here's how to make the most of this summer weekend.

06/30/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 23–26

Whether you want to go bare (the World Naked Bike Ride) or barefoot (deep-voiced pianist Benjamin Clementine), this weekend's got a little somethin' for everyone.

06/23/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

THEATER

Why Are Portland Millennials So Theater-Averse?

Portland theater has an age problem. But some of the city's most established companies are looking for ways to bring in younger audiences.

05/05/2016 By Jack Rushall

PORTLAND'S FUTURE

Five Young Portland Artists on the Verge

From a St. Johns rapper to a preteen actor, these are the rising stars to watch.

03/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

ICYMI: A YEAR IN THE ARTS

The Books, Albums, and Moments that Defined Portland Culture in 2015

A look back at a year full of romantic proposals, laughs, and big-budget productions

11/23/2015 By Fiona McCann

REVIEW

Theater Review: PETE's 'Enter THE NIGHT'

An avante-garde script steeped in gender politics and racial minstrelsy; playwright María Irene Fornes's 1993 work may not stand the test of time, but it does offer PETE ways to shine.

01/29/2015 By Rene Bermudez

THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ Haunts the Holidays with Humor

The Noël Coward classic about a remarried man who accidentally summons the ghost of his manipulative first wife offers a comedic alternative to Scrooges and elves. Thru Jan 4

12/02/2014 By Nathan Tucker

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 9-12

Design Week rocks on with a Ziggy Stardust party, Reel Music opens with a new Elliott Smith doc, White Bird brings the cosmic Diavolo, artists break out the rubber chickens, and musicians rage against GMOs.

10/09/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

THEATER REVIEW

Third Rail Rep’s ‘Middletown’: Tackling the Big Questions

With dexterous language and humor, Will Eno’s riff on ‘Our Town’ takes on deep existential questions—but to what end? Thru Oct 19

10/07/2014 By Nathan Tucker

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 18-21

Gillian Anderson, Herbie Hancock, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal, Ben Folds, Maria Bamford. They're not just stars, they're people at the top of their games—and they're all in town this weekend.

09/18/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Matthew Schonfeld

THEATER REVIEW

Artists Rep’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ Is a Quiet Triumph

With a stellar cast, Artists Rep’s production about showy underwear reveals multiple issues with a deceptively simple tale. Thru Oct 5

09/17/2014 By Nathan Tucker

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 14–17

MFNW 2.0 takes over the waterfront, Dew Tour shreds down Broadway, and the Adult Soapbox Derby barrels down Mount Tabor.

08/13/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

THEATER

Review: PETE's Three Sisters

The experimental theater company's dynamic new translation of the Chekhov classic is not your high school Drama teacher's staid production. Thru Aug 17

08/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

THEATER

PETE’s Aggressive New Translation of Chekhov’s 'The Three Sisters'

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble premieres a reinvigorated interpretation of the Russian classic by a Lewis & Clark professor. July 31–Aug 17

07/31/2014 By Caleb Diehl

ARTS CALENDAR

Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker