EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3–6

The Waterfront Blues Fest kicks off a Summer of Soul, Lauryn Hill never grows old, First Thursday brings the sun, and comedy's prodigal son Ian Karmel returns.

07/02/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Old Crow Medicine Show

The Nashville band brings their truckload of Americana covers and originals to the Schnitz on Sept 24.

07/01/2014 By Schuyler Keenan

CONCERTS

Sharon Van Etten Finds Some Distance

The singer-songwriter’s new album, Are We There, adds propulsion to her emotionally arresting songs. She performs at the Doug Fir on July 2 & 3.

06/26/2014 By Nathan Tucker

MUSIC FESTIVALS

What the Festival Makes Another Splash on the Summer Festival Scene

From top notch DJs to glamping, belly dancing to Bob Marley yoga, daytime pool ragers to a nighttime Illuminated Forest—Oregon’s WTF had it covered this year.

06/25/2014 By Brooke Bass

CONCERTS

Sarah McLachlan on Portlandia and Her New Album

The decade-defining singer talks about her spin on Portlandia as a piñata, Lilith Fair’s heyday, and Shine On. She performs at Edgefield on June 22.

06/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

CONCERTS

Win Tickets to Indigo Girls and Joan Baez

The folk powerhouse double bill is one of several concerts that make the summer feel like an unofficial Lilith Fair reunion. June 26

06/05/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 28-31

Tickets go on sale for Tom Petty, Beck, and the Avett Brothers; the Decemberists play Castaways and Cutouts in its entirety, Artists Rep Playboy is a theatrical delight, and skeletons sing opera.

05/29/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 22-25

Hugh Laurie serenades you, Lizzy: The Musical and Macbeth cover you in blood, and James Broughton incites you to "follow your own weird" (long before it was a Portland tagline), plus plenty more to fill a Memorial Weekend spent in town.

05/22/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

CONCERTS

Win Tickets to Sarah Brightman at Edgefield

The earth’s most famous soprano sets her eyes on the stars—literally—to become the first singer to record in space. First, she visits PDX on August 1.

05/21/2014 By Greg Young

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 15-18

A trio of great plays, a trio of great authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch), and tickets go on sale to Lauryn Hill (sans Fugees trio).

05/15/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 24-27

Don't miss OBT dancer Alison Roper's final performance, the Red Dress Party, SNL comic Norm MacDonald, or tickets to Broken Bells, the Head and the Heart, and the Oregon Zoo Concerts.

04/24/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 17-20

Watch ballerina Alison Roper's last dance, laugh till you hurt with Chelsea Handler, catch the best of the NW Filmmakers' Fest, and dive into Theatre Vertigo's pool (no water)—just watch your head!

04/17/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

MUSIC FESTIVALS

What the Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

The electronic dance music fest features Glitch Mob, Washed Out, Emancipator Ensemble, Nightmares on Wax, and more this June.

04/08/2014 By Brooke Bass

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 13–16

Zombies in love, XRAY.fm launch party, steamy tango, ticket alerts, and Live Wire turns 10 with Fred Armisen, Sherman Alexie, and Sallie Ford and her new band.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

MUSIC

Our Picks for the PDX Jazz Festival

From Feb 20–Mar 2, jazz luminaries and emerging local and national acts swing, sing, and shred their way across the city.

02/17/2014 By Nathan Tucker

CONCERTS

Sasquatch Announces Lineups for Two Weekends of Music

The summer music blowout doubles its weekends with an all-star lineup, from Outkast to the National. Tickets on sale Sat, Feb 8.

02/04/2014 By Erik Maurer

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Colin Meloy

The Crystal Ballroom closes its centennial with one of Portland's favorite songwriters on Jan 21.

01/07/2014 By Nathan Tucker

TIMELINE

Bounce On, Crystal Ballroom

As the landmark dance and concert hall celebrates 100 years, we look back on a century of sin and psychedelia.

01/02/2014 By Nathan Tucker

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to the Village People (Serious)

The kings of disco bring their still-kicking camp to town over Thanksgiving weekend. Families that YMCA together, stay together. (It sure beats arguing over cold turkey.)

11/19/2013 By Nathan Tucker