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November 8, 2014

Hallie Ford Museum: Roger Shimomura, Works on Paper; through February 15


Throughout his career, Roger Shimomura has made prints inspired by the same socio-political issues that inform his paintings. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features approximately 25 prints made during the past quarter century and drawn from local and regional... More

Start: November 8, 2014 10:00 am
End: February 1, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State Street, Salem, OR, 97301, United States
Cost: $6, with discounts for students & seniors; under 17 free; Tuesdays free for everyone

December 3, 2014

Portland Playhouse: A Christmas Carol, Through December 28


Dickens’ classic ghost story returns after last year’s success in attracting a large, diverse, and enthusiastic neighborhood audience. This homemade, holiday treat that invokes the beauty of second chances will charm you in with what Portland Monthly called “an immersive... More

Start: December 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Portland Playhouse
Phone: 503-488-5822
602 NE Prescott Street, Portland, 97211
Cost: $20 to $36

December 5, 2014

NWCTC: The Maid’s Tragedy, through January 4

Maids Tragedy

Northwest Classical Theatre Company presents this work by Shakespeare contemporaries  Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher. Melantius, a soldier who places honor above all other virtues, returns from battle to discover his sister Evadne is betrothed to his best friend Amintor at... More

Start: December 5, 2014 7:30 pm
End: January 4, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Shoebox Theater
2110 S.E. 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $22, $20 for students & seniors

December 12, 2014

Imago Theatre: FROGZ, through January 4


FROGZ put Imago on the international map. The simplicity and the charm of the show catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theatre in 2000 and 2002. Variety Magazine called it “Felliniesque mayhem,”  and The... More

Start: December 12, 2014 7:00 pm
End: January 4, 2015 3:30 pm
Venue: Imago Theatre
17 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland, OR, 997214, United States
Cost: $34.50, $29 for youth & senior,, $17.50 for children

December 13, 2014

Oregon Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker, Through December 27


Create memories that last a lifetime at this holiday classic. No holiday season is complete without experiencing the magic of George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER. Follow little Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap... More

Start: December 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Keller Auditorium
222 Southwest Clay Street, Portland, 97201.
Cost: $27 to $155

December 19, 2014

Columbia Dance presents The Nutcracker, December 19–22


Now in its 17th season, Columbia Dance offers its production of the holiday classic. A cast of over ninety local dancers present the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a thrilling journey... More

Start: December 19, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts & Academics
3101 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98663, United States
Cost: $20; $15 for seniors, $10 for children 12 and under.

December 22, 2014

An Appalachian Christmas, with Mark O’Connor & Friends

Mark O'Connor for Dec. 20 Event cropped

All Classical Portland presents Grammy-winning violinist Mark O'Connor as part of his third annual An Appalachian Christmas tour. The performance features “elegant” (New York Times) interpretations of Christmas classics found on O’Connor’s celebrated album of the same name, which reached... More

Start: December 22, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Phone: (503) 248-4335
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: $5-50

December 23, 2014

Unsilent Night : PDX

Unsilent Night

Unsilent Night is a piece by Phil Kline. The performers in this event are the audience, and vice versa. Attendees are encouraged to bring a boombox or portable speaker that plays cassette tapes, compact discs, or connects to an mp3... More

Start: December 23, 2014 6:15 pm
End: December 23, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Portland Art Museum Courtyard
1219 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205, United States
Cost: Free

December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


This Christmas Eve Service features the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Choir,Harp, and Oboe in performance, with Dan Forrest’s The First Noel and selections from Alfred Burt’s carols.

Start: December 24, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
3228 S.W. Sunset Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97239, United States

Christmas Eve Worship at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

Rose City

Two programs are offered: At 4 p.m., the Music and Family Service pairs story time for children with festive songs of the season, featuring organist Martin L. Ellis and vocalist Ruth G. Heald. At 8:30 p.m., the traditional Candlelight Communion... More

Start: December 24, 2014 4:00 pm
End: December 24, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Rose City Park Presbyterian Church
1907 N.E. 45th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97213, United States

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