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August 2, 2014

Hallie Ford Museum of Art: John James Audubon – The Birds of America, Through October 26


John James Audubon was a French-American painter, ornithologist, and naturalist. His major work, The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological books ever published; in it, he identified 25 new species of birds. Organized by Director John... More

Start: August 2, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State Street, Salem, OR, 97301, United States
Cost: $3 to $6

September 13, 2014

Hallie Ford Museum of Art: A Contemporary Bestiary, through December 21


Organized by Director John Olbrantz, this exhibition includes 56 works brimming with animal imagery created by 22 artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5... More

Start: September 13, 2014 10:00 am
End: December 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State Street, Salem, OR, 97301, United States
Cost: $6, with discounts for seniors, students and educators. Those 17 and under admitted free; Tuesdays are free for everyone.

September 20, 2014

Portland Center Stage: Dreamgirls, Through November 1


This groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, takes you to a revolutionary time in American music history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music and created a new American sound—Motown. In the... More

Start: September 20, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 1, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: On the Main Stage of the Gerding Theater at the Armory
Phone: 503-445-3700
128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, 97209
Cost: $34 to $74

September 24, 2014

Portland Playhouse: The Piano Lesson, Through November 2


For its sixth production from August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, Portland Playhouse inaugurates Season 7 with a triumph of late twentieth-century American theatre: The Piano Lesson, widely considered Wilson’s greatest work. Winner of the Pulitzer, Tony, and Peabody awards when... More

Start: September 24, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Portland Playhouse
Phone: 503-488-5822
602 NE Prescott Street, Portland, 97211
Cost: $20 to $48

September 30, 2014

Artist Repertory Theatre: Exiles, Through October 26


Exiles by Carlos Lacámara is directed By Dámaso Rodriguez. When a storm leaves their tiny vessel helplessly adrift at sea, tension escalates as six Cuban refugees find themselves in a desperate battle against the elements, each other and their past.... More

Start: September 30, 2014 7:30 pm
End: October 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Morrison Stage of the Artists Repertory Theatre
Phone: 503-241-1278
1515 SW Morrison , Portland, 97205
Cost: $25 to $55

October 3, 2014

Post5 Theatre Company: The Last Days, through October 26

The Last Days

Set amid a zombie apocalypse, The Last Days follows four people just trying to survive until tomorrow. When one comes home with an infectious bite, he refuses to tell anyone, and as his health deteriorates, the group’s social structure collapses. Upon... More

Start: October 3, 2014 7:30 am
End: October 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Post5 Theatre Black Box
850 N.E. 81st Avenue, Portland, OR, 97213, United States
Cost: $15; Sundays are pay-what-you-can

October 10, 2014

Imago Theatre: The Homecoming, through November 9

The Homecoming

What may be Harold Pinter’s most ambitious play is presented in a production running through November 9, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. No show on Halloween weekend, and one Thursday show... More

Start: October 10, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 9, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: Imago Theatre
17 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $21-27

October 17, 2014

Theatre Vertigo: Bob, A Life in 5 Acts

Theatre Vertigo

Born in the bathroom of a White Castle Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky and abandoned by his birth mother, Bob nonetheless dreams of becoming a great man – maybe even of being on a plaque someday. A dream of greatness. The... More

Start: October 17, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 15, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Shoebox Theatre
2110 S.E. 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $20; Pay-as-you-will on Thursdays

October 22, 2014

Jazz Piano 4 Hands

The Old Church

Pianists Marlise Stroebe and Randall Hobson present solo and duo piano jazz pieces—and more—for a fun hour of relaxation. Composers include George Gershwin, Valerie Capers, Astor Piazzolla, Johannes Brahms and various show tunes.

Start: October 22, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 1:15 pm
Venue: The Old Church
1422 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: Free

Book Discussion and Signing

Calamity Jane

Dr. Richard W. Etulain, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of New Mexico, discusses and signs his new book, The Life & Legend of Calamity Jane.

Start: October 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Chaparral Books in the Ford Building
2505 S.E. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, United States
Cost: Free

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