POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 24–27

Blackalicious and Beth Hart, the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi meets the Forbeses at LiveWire!'s season opener, and fall theater starts up with a passion.

09/24/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

HAVANA NIGHTS

The Ambitious Cuban-Themed Musical a Portland Company Hopes to Take to Broadway

A group of Cuban American talent—a musician, a producer, a director, a writer, a choreographer, and an actor—brings the story of Jorge Gómez to the Portland stage.

09/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

TIME BASED ART

Your Essential Ten-Day Guide to Portland's TBA Festival

Overwhelmed by the plethora of performances? Bamboozled by the endless art? We’ve got you covered with our day-by-day itinerary for the ultimate TBA experience.

09/10/2015 By Fiona McCann, Ramona DeNies, Megan Haverman, and Brandon Staley

THEATER

Our Guide to Portland Fall Theater

From World War I–era Bavaria to an ice-bound ship in the Arctic, via Havana under Fidel and the Sacramento Gold Rush, here are 15 plays to put on your fall calendar.

09/02/2015 By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

THEATER

NT Live Encore Festival Brings London Theatre to Portland—in High Definition

Some of the biggest stars in theater are bringing their acclaimed live performances to Portland—on video. It’s the NT live Encore Festival, and it's coming in high definition to a theatre near you. 

08/27/2015 By Alex Madison

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Oregon Play Premiere Receives National Acclaim

Plus a hunt for magazine stories, grant time for visual artists, and two resignations on the Portland arts scene.

08/20/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

08/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER

RIP Old Portland: A Funeral for the City That Was

Portland has experienced a lot of changes in the 25 years since Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho. Now Hand2Mouth are offering you a chance for you to pay your respects for what’s been lost.

08/13/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Folk Star Laura Gibson Scores PHAME's Next Musical

The nonprofit celebrating actors with developmental disabilities gets some fresh tunes for their next production, Up the Fall.

07/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER REVIEW

The Liar at Artists Rep Bullies His Way Into Our Good Graces

The truth is our head is still spinning from Artists Rep's take on David Ives. Was there a message in the madcap madness? We're not sure—but the costumes are great!

06/04/2015 By Rachel Davidson

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Groove

With a new mash-up of Belinda Carlisle and Elizabethan drama, the festival struts into the spotlight of American theater.

05/26/2015 By Aaron Scott

THEATER REVIEW

What If The Simpsons Became Our Post-Apocalyptic Mythology?

Portland Playhouse takes on stories and The Simpsons in a daring, "post-electric" drama.

05/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER REVIEW

'The Lion' Roars Onto Portland Center Stage

Ben Scheuer plucks at the heartstrings in his Portland Center Stage one-man musical.

05/12/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER

Grimm Stars Get Ready to Take Over Portland Theater

Captain Renard and Monroe mix it up for Portland audiences when they bring Three Days of Rain to Portland Center Stage this month. Even if it does mean they're stuck in Stumptown for their Grimm vacation...

05/12/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

THEATER

What if Howard Zinn Wrote a Vegas Casino Show?

It might play like Milagro Theatre's American Night.

05/05/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER

Six Reasons We’d Crown Billie Jean King

Including a message for Portland from the one-time tennis champ

04/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Anthony Bourdain is Portland-Bound!

Plus Cheryl Strayed, Arts Tax winners, Portland Center Stage, and Boom Arts

04/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 16–19

It's Obama! (Ok, Tommy Davidson.) And! Nacho Duato, David Hockney, Prokofiev, and some very naughty puppets.

04/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies