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December 7, 2016

Christmas with the Trail Band


The Trail Band is an eight-piece ensemble that creates an energetic blend of brass and string arrangements of traditional and original music featuring five vocalists, including Quarterflash’s Rindy Ross. Formed by Marv Ross in 1991 at the request of the Oregon Trail Council to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the trail, the band performs music… More

Start: December 7, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 7, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Forest Grove High School
1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove, 97116
Cost: $25

Takács Quartet: Book Signing


Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the renowned Takács Quartet, offers a rare peek inside the workings of his ensemble, while providing an insightful history of the compositions and their performance. Beethoven for a Later Age vividly shows that creative engagement with Beethoven’s radical and brilliant quartets continues to be as stimulating now as it was… More

Start: December 7, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Roger O. Doyle Studio in the Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers, Suite 200, Porland, 97214
Cost: Free Admission

The Westside Community & Youth Orchestra Winter Concert


This is the second of two concerts that The Westside Community & Youth Orchestra will present this year. The Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that features players from Western Washington County and includes members from age 8 to 80. The Orchestra is led by Artistic Director, Collin Heade. This year’s theme is from George Frideric… More

Start: December 7, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 7, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Liberty High School Auditorium
21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, 97124
Cost: Free

PSU Orchestra Remix, December 7 & 8


The Portland State University Orchestra explores the music of Piazzolla, Glass and Bizet: David Bowie’s Abdulmajid, reimagined by Philip Glass Georges Bizet’s Incidental Music for L’Arlésienne Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring the renowned Argentinian violinist Tomas Cotik Performance repeats December 8, 7:30 pm.  Reserve tickets.

Start: December 7, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 8, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: McMenamin's Mission Theater.
1624 NW Glisan Street, Portland, 97209
Cost: $10 to $20

Viva’s Holiday: An Opera in One Act


Produced by Cult of Orpheus; original music by Christopher Corbell Erica Melton, music director Helen Funston, soprano Bobby Jackson, baritone Sadie Gregg, mezzo-soprano Aaron Lange, tenor with 12-piece chamber orchestra   With charming motivity and lyrical poignancy, this one-act opera by local composer Christopher Corbell tells the story of a Portland stripper going home for… More

Start: December 7, 2016 9:00 pm
End: December 7, 2016 10:30 pm
Venue: Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, 97209
Cost: $25

December 8, 2016

Peoples Church: Salem’s Singing Christmas Tree


Peoples Church is excited to present Salem’s Singing Christmas Tree! This year’s production, entitled “I Heard The Bells”, will ring out the Christmas story in an inspiring fashion through music by our 100-voice Adult and Youth Choir, 50-voice King’s Kids Choir, Handbell Choir and 35-member orchestra as well as dramatic presentations by our drama team,… More

Start: December 8, 2016 7:00 pm
End: December 8, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Peoples Church
4500 Lancaster Dr NE , Salem, 97305

BodyVox: Arcane Collection, December 8, 9 & 10


BodyVox is delighted to bring acclaimed artists Morleigh Steinberg and Oguri back to Portland. A playful futility fuels Arcane Collective’s latest production ebb. Continuing their exploration into the quagmire of Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, and Waiting for Godot, ebb weaves a tale of decrepit persistence that is nostalgic, melancholic, and… More

Start: December 8, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: BodyVox Dance Center
1201 NW 17th Avenue, Portland, 97209
Cost: $25 - $64

NW Dance Project: IN GOOD COMPANY, December 8, 9 & 10


Dancer Choreographed Holiday Spectacular. Homemade for the holidays. We’re taking our NW Dance Project company created shows to the big stage at Lincoln Performance Hall. These homemade for holidays shows are annual NW Dance Project tradition, experience the joy! Performances December 8, 9, 10, 7:30 pm. Reserve tickets.

Start: December 8, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Lincoln Performance Hall on the campus of Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97201
Cost: $34 - $58

December 9, 2016

Imago Theatre: La Belle, through January 8

La Belle

Beauty and the Beast comes to life with puppetry, shadow theatre, a multitude of effects, song, drama and comedy in this retelling of the classic La Belle et la Bête in the form of a story-within-a-story-within-a-ship.  Recommended for ages 4 and older. Performances through January 8. Get showtimes and reserve tickets. Tickets also available by calling 503-231-9581.

Start: December 9, 2016 7:00 pm
End: January 8, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Imago Theatre
17 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $37.50 to $42.50, with reduced prices for seniors and youth

PBO: Handel’s Messiah, December 9-12


Take part in a Portland holiday tradition, hearing Messiah as Handel would have. Portland Baroque Orchestra’s period instrument players complement a quartet of internationally acclaimed soloists and renowned chamber choir Cappella Romana, under the direction of Gary Wedow. Choose a full-length or highlights performance. Four performances: the complete oratorio at 7:30 p.m. on December 9… More

Start: December 9, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: First Baptist Church
1110 S.W. Taylor Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

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