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September 4, 2015

The VSO Opens “Call for Entries” for 22nd Annual Young Artists Competition


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is happy to announce the beginning of its 22nd Annual Young Artists Competition with a call for entries. Students vie for $5,250 in scholarship money Students of 18 years of age or under as of  January 4,... More

Start: September 4, 2015

November 3, 2015

Old Aurora Colony Museum: “Gifts to the Colony” Exhibit: Through December 31


Annual showcase of Aurora Colony descendant family heirlooms. There are always surprises to be found at our annual “Gifts to the Colony” end-of year exhibit at the Old Aurora Colony. This exhibit is curated each year as a special thank you... More

Start: November 3, 2015
Venue: Old Aurora Colony Museum
Phone: (503) 678-5754
15018 2nd St NE, Aurora, OR, 97002, United States

November 13, 2015

Strength, Utility, and Beauty, through January 30


This exhibit at the Architectural Heritage Center explores the story of architectural metal in Gilded Age Portland, using examples from AHC’s collection of nearly 2000 metal artifacts, this exhibit tells the story of the variety of metals found in late 19th-early... More

Start: November 13, 2015 10:00 am
End: January 30, 2016 4:30 pm
Venue: Architectural Heritage Center
701 N.E. Grand Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $3, free for AHC members

November 19, 2015

Magenta Theater: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe; through December 19

Magenta Theater

This C.S. Lewis classic tale of love, faith and courage takes Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter on their journey through Narnia, where they encounter the White Witch, Mr. & Mrs. Beaver, Mr. Tumnus and the great lion Aslan. The four children are... More

Start: November 19, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 19, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Magenta Theater
606 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660, United States
Cost: $15-$18

November 30, 2015

Friends of Chamber Music: Calder Quartet, November 30 & December 1


The Calder Quartet’s distinctive approach is exemplified by a musical curiosity brought to everything they perform, whether it’s Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or sold-out rock shows with bands like The National or The Airborne Toxic Event. “Calder takes its place as one of America’s... More

Start: November 30, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 1, 2015 6:25 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201

December 2, 2015

Portland Playhouse: A Christmas Carol, through December 24

Christmas Carol

The ubiquitous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s painful past, cruel present and redemptive future is brought to life for the third year at the Portland Playhouse. Lauded by critics and audiences alike, Rick Lombardo’s fun musical adaptation has brought the Playhouse... More

Start: December 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: December 24, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Portland Playhouse
602 N.E. Prescott Street, Portland, OR, 97211, United States

Clark College Orchestra Fall Concert


Romeo Rimbu conducts and Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Contest First Prize Winner Remus Rimbu is soloist in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The program also includes the American premiere of Sigismund Toduta’s Symphony No. 2.

Start: December 2, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 2, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Royal Durst Theatre, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
3101 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98663, United States
Cost: Free, but donations to the Clark College Foundation Orchestra General Fund gratefully accepted

Winter Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Concert


Warner Pacific College’s Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble perform.

Start: December 2, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 2, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Warner Pacific College
2219 S.E. 68th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97215, United States
Cost: Free

Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act


Drawn from the memoirs of Portland entertainer and author Viva Las Vegas, this works explores topics of sex work, family, and self-realization as a stripper goes home for the holidays — can the family keep her secret from her minister father? Stage... More

Start: December 2, 2015 9:00 pm
End: December 4, 2015 10:30 pm
Venue: Star Theater
13 N.W. 6th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97209, United States
Cost: $20

December 3, 2015

Exploring the Legacy of Ernest Bloch, December 3–6


This event celebrates Ernest Bloch, who lived in Newport during the last eighteen years of his life. Extended tours of the house in which Bloch lived and composed run from 2 to 6 p.m. during December 3–5 and 2 to 4 p.m.... More

Start: December 3, 2015 2:00 pm
End: December 6, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Ernest Bloch Place
49th Street & Gilbert Way, Newport, OR, 97365, United States
Cost: Donations gladly accepted

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