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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

May 1, 2016

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Through May 29


May is Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month. This Nationally recognized month celebrates the many cultures from the Asian continent and the Pacific Islands. ‘Asian-Pacific’ refers to all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati,… More

Start: May 1, 2016
Venue: Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, 97209

May 3, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre: Grand Concourse, Through May 29


In an industrial soup kitchen in the Bronx, Shelley is a nun struggling to pray and questioning her life’s work. Her world in service to the needy, alongside a Dominican immigrant security guard and joke-writing “regular,” is rocked when a rainbow-haired college drop-out comes to volunteer. The girl’s enthusiasm and erratic behavior will change the… More

Start: May 3, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 29, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
Phone: 503-241-1278
1515 SW Morrison Street, Portland, 97205

May 5, 2016

Bag&Baggage: Emma, through May 29


In celebration of the bicentenary of the Jane Austen novel, Bag&Baggage presents the Oregon premiere of Michael Fry’s adaptation. Emma is one of the best-known and most-beloved of all English novels, with a story that has delighted generations of readers. This version brings to life all of the wonderfully eccentric characters from Austen’s little England, as played by… More

Start: May 5, 2016 7:30 pm
End: May 29, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: The Venetian Theatre
253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, United States

May 17, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre: The Skin of Our Teeth, Through June 12


This comedic masterpiece spans the entirety of history, with one ordinary American family who lives through it all. Dad’s just invented the wheel, Cain is throwing rocks at the neighbor kid, mammoths and dinosaurs lounge in the family room and mom frets about how to get all those animals on the boat two by two…. More

Start: May 17, 2016 7:30 pm
End: June 12, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
Phone: 503-241-1278
1516 SW Alder Street, Portland, 97205

May 19, 2016

Imago Theatre: Francesca, Isabella, Margarita on a Cloud, through June 19

Imago Theatre

Carol Triffle returns to the Imago boards with an original music-theatre play about the pitfalls and disasters of beauty pageants and the regrets and dangers of becoming an accidental sex star. Original music is by Katie Griesar and light design by Jeff Forbes. In the story, Francesca, now in her thirties, is tortured by a string… More

Start: May 19, 2016 7:30 pm
End: June 19, 2016 3:30 pm
Venue: Imago Theatre
17 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States

May 27, 2016

Portland ReelAbilities Film Festival, May 27-29


ReelAbilities, the nation’s largest film festival dedicated to sharing the stories of people with disabilities, makes its Portland debut, presented by the Disability Art and Culture Project. Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities is hosted in cities across the nation, including New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. This will be Portland’s… More

Start: May 27, 2016 7:00 pm
End: May 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 N.E. Alberta Street, Portland, OR, 97211, United States
Cost: $10, $18 for day pass, $30 for weekend pass

May 29, 2016

Oregon Pro Arte Youth Chamber Orchestra: Season Finale Chamber Jamboree


The program features Purcell’s Abdelazer Suite and Telemann’s Sinfonia Melodica, as well as Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Flutes and Concerto Grosso for 4 Violins. In addition, small chamber ensembles perform works by Shostakovich and Mozart. Reserve tickets.    

Start: May 29, 2016 1:30 pm
End: May 29, 2016 3:30 pm
Venue: Provincial House Chapel,Mary’s Woods
17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034, United States

June 3, 2016

Portland Opera: Sweeney Todd, June 3, 5, 9, 10 & 11


How to Make a Musical Thriller Take one unjustly imprisoned barber, now free and hell-bent on revenge. Blend in a diabolically entrepreneurial meat-pie vendor. Add one each of lecherous old judge, handsome young sailor, and beautiful daughter of the barber. Marinate with musical sophistication, then bake at a high emotional temperature for 2 ½ hours… More

Start: June 3, 2016 7:30 pm
End: June 11, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Keller Auditorium
Phone: 503-274-6560
222 SW Clay, Portland, 97201

Mocks Crest Productions: Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore, Through June 26


This year’s show is the classic Gilbert and Sullivan “Ghost” operetta.  It follows the trials of Robin Oakapple who is truly the rightful heir to the Baronetcy of Ruddigore, but who fled his home twenty years earlier to avoid inheriting the title and the Curse.  The curse is that the Baron must commit a crime… More

Start: June 3, 2016 7:30 pm
End: June 26, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Mago Hunt Theater
5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, 97203

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