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

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

THEATER

Review: PCS’s Othello

Portland Center Stage doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel—even if it puts it on a dazzling revolving stage. Thru May 11

04/15/2014 By Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 6–9

The Blue Man Group, the Portland2014 Biennial, POW Fest, Legos for adults, First Thursday, Sallie Ford's new band—simply too much.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

THEATER REVIEW

The Motherf**ker with the Small Fire in the Piazza

Artists Rep, PCS, and Portland Playhouse all open stories about love that range from the bombastically hilarious to a slow burn.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 20-23

The PDX Jazz Festival lures local and national talent, PIFF extends its run, and two local theater companies tackle heavy subject matter.

02/20/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Nathan Tucker

THEATER REVIEW

PCS’s “Bo-Nita” Is a One-Woman Cavalcade of Gumption

A black comedy about a precocious girl, a floozy of a mom, and trying to hang together. Thru Mar 16

02/20/2014 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer

THEATER

Review: PCS's "Chinglish"

Portland Center Stage's comedy about cultural and linguistic miscommunication is a one-joke pony. It entertains, but underwhelms. Thru Feb 9

01/23/2014 By Nathan Tucker

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

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 9–12

The Builders and the Butchers rock the Doug Fir, a piano phenom plays the Schnitz, PCS celebrates cultural misadventures, and the Art Gym explores modern Native American Art.

01/09/2014 By Nathan Tucker

NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

12/02/2013

THEATER

Review: PCS’s ‘Twist Your Dickens’

We review PCS’s new spin on the Christmas classic from the viewpoints of both Tiny Tim and Scrooge. Thru Dec 22

11/27/2013 By Cari Johnson and Haley Martin

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 28-Dec 1

Christmas explodes across the city in a flurry of shows and lights, three leading local bands rock the weekend, and dance companies give thanks. Also, Village People!

11/25/2013 By Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly Staff, and Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 14-17

Green Day takes theater to the suburbs, Margaret Cho slaps you around, and Nine Inch Nails does, well, whatever NIN wants to do. Plus, photos of puppies mid-shake!

11/13/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 31-Nov 3

A decapitated head at the opera, a mortifying movie at the Mission, a scary-danceable band at the Roseland—who says Halloween ends Thursday?

10/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 26-29

A granny takes on death, a theater producer takes on Mid-East militants, Kahane takes on Beethoven, and you take on the weekend.

09/25/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

THEATER

Review: PCS's "Fiddler on the Roof"

Portland Center Stage does justice to the multi-Tony-winning musical with its tasteful new production.

09/23/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 19-22

The National hits Edgefield, TBA barrels through the weekend, and Todd Barry banters with the audience in another September weekend of sizzling events.

09/19/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker