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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

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 31, 2014

University of Portland School of Performing & Fine Arts: Opera & Musical Theater Workshop Showcase, October 31 & November 1


The Opera and Music Theater Workshop Showcase features student performances in a program entitled “Heart & Home.” Staged scenes from Bernstein’s Candide and On the Town, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Company, and Jake Heggie’s operatic adaptation of Dead... More

Start: October 31, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 1, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Mago Hunt Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, 97203
Cost: Free Admission

November 1, 2014

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Elmar Oliveira, November 1 & 2


Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 36th season continues with a program that includes Festive Overture by Shostakovich; Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor featuring Elmar Oliveira, Violin and Symphony No. 7 of Prokofiev. Salvador Brotons, conductor. Performance repeats November 2, 7:00 pm. Tickets: $50... More

Start: November 1, 2014 3:00 pm
End: November 2, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Skyview Concert Hall
1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98685, United States
Cost: $10 to $50

Masquerade: Benefit for Portland Chamber Orchestra

PCO Benefit

The newly remodeled Portland Golf Club is the site of this benefit for PCO, which includes live auctions, a wine wall, food and drink. Entertainment will by by Dr. Larry Sherman and “The Many Faces, and Brains, in Music.” Sherman was... More

Start: November 1, 2014 5:30 pm
End: November 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Portland Golf Club
5900 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, OR, 97225, United States

Oregon Symphony: Jeffrey Kahane Plays Gershwin, November 1, 2 & 3


One of our favorite pianists returns, this time to play Gershwin’s gorgeous follow-up to Rhapsody in Blue. Program includes Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Concerto in F of Gershwin and Prokofiev’s Cinderella Suite; Carlos Kalmar, conductor. Performance repeats November 2, 7:30PM and November... More

Start: November 1, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 3, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, 97205
Cost: $22 to $99

November 2, 2014

OJMCHE Artist Talk: Shirley Gittelsohn


Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education hosts the artist, who speaks about the exhibit “L’Chaim – To Life!,” which represents Gittelsohn’s family and favorite places.

Start: November 2, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 2, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
1953 N.W. Kearney, Portland, OR, 97209, United States
Cost: $5 suggested donation

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