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September 11, 2016

The Infinite Power of Music, through February 5


David Stabler, award-winning former music critic of the Oregonian, offers six monthly music appreciation classes at Classic Pianos. The full set of programs: September 11: 10 Tunes That Shook the World — an iconic piece from each of the past ten centuries. October 16: Warhorses — why the great works rise above others. November 13: Timeless Symphonies — what… More

Start: September 11, 2016 4:00 pm
End: February 5, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Classic Pianos
3003 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, United States

October 4, 2016

ART: American Hero, through October 30


When the American Dream is dashed, try making a sandwich. A trio of disparate and desperate “sandwich artists” find themselves abandoned by their fast-food franchise and left to their own devices in the Northwest premiere of this satirical comedy about making ends “meat and cheese.” Shows run from October 4 through 30. Get more information from… More

Start: October 4, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 S.W. Morrison Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

October 7, 2016

Magenta Theater: Little Shop of Horrors, through October 22

Little Shop of Horrors

Jaynie Roberts directs this delectable sci-fi horror music with an electrifying score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. While pining for his co-worker Audrey, Seymour discovers an unusual plant which feeds on human flesh. The growing organism attracts a great deal of business for the store, but after Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend to the plant, he… More

Start: October 7, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 22, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Magenta Theater
1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660, United States
Cost: $20 advance, $22 at the door

October 13, 2016

Milagro Theatre: El Muerto Vagabundo, through November 6


Once a year, the dead return to the land of the living to visit their loved ones. This production, in its world premiere, deals with “homeless” muertos and was inspired by an obituary of a homeless veteran without friends and family. Conceived and directed by Georgina Escobar, it explores what happens when a muertito has no family… More

Start: October 13, 2016 7:30 pm
End: November 6, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Milagro Theatre
525 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $27 advance, $25 advance senior, $20 student & veteran

October 20, 2016

BloodyVox: Blood Red Is The New Black, through October 29


Start with a group of beautiful and talented dancers, add a hint of Hitchcock and a touch of Vampire, then top it off with a healthy dose of ghosts and zombies, and you get BloodyVox, a dance theater experience that mimes cinema, folklore and our collective nightmares to bring the season of spirits and All… More

Start: October 20, 2016 8:00 am
End: October 29, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: BodyVox Dance Center
1201 N.W. 17th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States

October 21, 2016

The Ensemble of Oregon: Love, Laughter & Truth, October 21-23

Ensemble of Oregon

Highlighting the concert are Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes performed by a quartet and piano four hands and contemporary solos written by Pacific Northwest composers for voice, piano, trumpet and oboe. Presented in collaboration with Cascadia Composers. Three performances: October 21 at 7 p.m. at 426 E. 4th Plain Boulevard in Vancouver; October 22 at 7 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church… More

Start: October 21, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 23, 2016 4:30 pm
Venue: Three venues
See full listing for details, Vancouver, Eugene & Portland, United States
Cost: $25, $5 for students, $20 for seniors or Arts for All and Arts Card

Faure’ Requiem and Beethoven Symphony #6, October 21 & 23


Columbia Gorge sinfonietta and Voci Choir Combine Forces for Season Opening Concert. Gabriel Faure’s transcendent Requiem and Beethoven’s bucolic Pastoral symphony make up the audience-pleasing program for CGOA’s first concert of the season. Both works are long-time crowd favorites for their beauty and immediacy. Performance repeats October 23, 2:00 pm.

Start: October 21, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: WyEast Performing Arts Center
3000 WyEast Road, Hood River, OR, 97031, United States
Cost: Free Admission - Suggested donation of $10

PDX Dancers Ad Hoc: Traces, October 21 & 22


Dancers Sada Naegelin and Mark Koenigsberg are long time members of Portland’s modern dance community. This intimate duet is based upon a simple idea: two people in relationship to one another moving together in space.Long-time Oregon Symphony violist Steve Price accompanies. Two 7:30 p.m. performances, October 21 and 22.    

Start: October 21, 2016 7:30 pm
End: October 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: The Little Church
5138 N.E. 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR, 97211, United States
Cost: $10 donation; seating is limited

October 22, 2016

Portland Wind Symphony Season Opener


Musical Director Dr. Chris Chapman leads the ensemble of forty wind musicians in a program that includes the La Forza Del Destino Overture by Verdi, Moving Parts by David Sampson, Sousa’s Washington Post March, Weekend in New York by Philip Sparke, a clarinet ensemble highlight, and more.

Start: October 22, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2016 8:40 pm
Venue: West Linn High School Auditorium
West Linn, OR, United States
Cost: Free, but donations gratefully accepted

Salem Philharmonia Orchestra in Concert


The orchestra launches its sixth season with a program featuring Sibelius’ Finlandia; the Spanish-inspired Cello Concerto in d minor by Lalo, with principal cello Katherine Parks as soloist; and Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. A free pre-concert talk by Music Director Sean Paul Mills begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door, at Willamette Valley Music Company, or online.

Start: October 22, 2016 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Chemeketa Community College Auditorium
4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Building 6, Salem, OR, 97305, United States
Cost: $18, $15 for seniors & students, youth 17 and under admitted free

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