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April 8, 2016

Theatre Vertigo: Love & Information, through May 7

Theatre Vertigo

Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving… More

Start: April 8, 2016 7:30 am
End: May 7, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Shoebox Theatre
2110 S.E. 10th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $20, $10 for students with ID; Thursday and Sunday evening performances are pay-what-you-will, and April 24 is industry pay-what-you-will for both presentations

April 22, 2016

Portland State Opera: Die Fledermaus, through May 1


The Opera Program at Portland State University presents the supreme example of Viennese operetta by the waltz king, Johann Strauss II, in an English-language production. Performances at 7:30 p.m. on April 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30, with a 3 p.m. matinee on May 1. Reserve tickets.

Start: April 22, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 1, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University
1620 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: $30, $25 for seniors, $17 for students

April 27, 2016

Portland Playhouse: Peter and the Starcatcher, through May 29

Portland Playhouse

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Rick Elice’s swashbuckling adult prequel to Peter Pan takes the audience from the brig of a pirate ship to mermaids’ coves while uncovering the identity of the little boy who never grew up. A dozen actors play more than one hundred characters in this hilarious and touching musical adventure…. More

Start: April 27, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 29, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Portland Playhouse
602 N.E. Prescott Street, Portland, OR, 97211, United States

April 28, 2016

Milagro: Into the Beautiful North, Through May 21


World premiere commissioned by Karen Zacarías, based on the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. Directed by Olga Sanchez. An idealistic and adventurous heroine’s quest, inspired by the classic film The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli, a young woman living in a small Mexican village and her companions venture across the border determined to bring back seven good… More

Start: April 28, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 21, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark Street, Portland, 97214

April 29, 2016

Metro Dancers: La Fille Mal Gardee, April 29 & 30 and May 1

La Fille

Originally produced through the collaboration of choreographer Jean Dauberval and composer L.J. Ferdinand Herold in 1786, the comic ballet La Fille Mal Gardee tells the story of Lise, a country girl in love with a poor farmhand, whose mother has other plans. Comedy and chaos ensue when the two young lovers conspire to thwart the mother’s… More

Start: April 29, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 1, 2016 4:30 pm
9003 S.E. Stark Street, Portland, OR, 97216, United States
Cost: Advance tickets are $10 for adults and high school youth, $13 for children and seniors

PCSO: American Innovations, April 29 & May 1


Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the organization New Music for America in performing the Oregon premiere of a new work by Christopher Theofanidis, Dreamtime Ancestors. The program also includes Hermann’s Prelude to North by Northwest, The White Peacock by Griffes, and Gershwin’s Concerto in F with piano soloist Sara Buechner. Two performances: April 29 at… More

Start: April 29, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 1, 2016 4:30 pm
Venue: Two venues
See full listing for details, OR, United States

April 30, 2016

Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit, April 30 & May 1


Join us in celebrating the wealth of instrument making in the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit and woodworking demonstrations are held in Marylhurst’s Clark Commons, with performances in BP John, upstairs in the lovely Wiegand Hall. Admission is $3. Children under 12, free.

Start: April 30, 2016 12:00 pm
End: May 1, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Hwy., Marylhurst, OR, 97036, United States
Cost: $3

Portland Chamber Music: Free Woodstock Neighborhood Concert


Portland Chamber Music is a nonprofit organization bringing together musicians and audiences from all walks of life in quality, welcoming performances and music education that is accessible to all. This casual, friendly and very interactive free concert features music by Mozart, Hayden, Finzi and others, highlighting the piano, flute, clarinet, French horn, cello and soprano voice…. More

Start: April 30, 2016 7:00 pm
End: April 30, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
7220 S.E. Cesar E Chavez Boulevard, Portland, OR, 97202, United States
Cost: Free, but donations accepted

Classical Up Close: Oregon Symphony Musicians on the Loose


Classical Up Close is a cooperative effort by musicians of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra (OSO) and community partners to offer free chamber music concerts — performed by musicians from the OSO and select musician friends — in venues around the Portland metro area. Program includes: Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 with… More

Start: April 30, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
5415 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, 97206
Cost: Free Admission

Connecting Through Time; Finnish Folk Music


Minneapolis-based Finnish-American musician and composer Sara Pajunen is the great-granddaughter of Finnish immigrants. She was surrounded by Finnish folk music as a child growing up in the Iron Range of Minnesota. She earned classical music degrees in both the US and Finland. Pajunen is Finlandia Foundation’s Performer of the Year for 2015-2016, has recorded four… More

Start: April 30, 2016 7:30 pm
End: April 30, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland, 97223
Cost: $15 to $20

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