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December 8, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre: The Miracle Worker, Through January 3


One of the most triumphant stories of the human spirit ever told, the soul-stirring The Miracle Worker evokes hope and inspiration for the entire family. With dignity, perseverance and respect in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, a child, a... More

Start: December 8, 2015 7:30 pm
End: January 3, 2016 7:30 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
Phone: 503-241-1278
1516 SW Alder Street, Portland, 97205

Oregon Symphony: Johnny Mathis Holiday Special


You’ll have yourself a merry little Christmas at this holiday spectacular with one of the most iconic crooners of all time. Chances are this will be the highlight of the yuletide season. The only downside? One performance only! Paul Ghun Kim... More

Start: December 8, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, 97205
Cost: $60 to $200

Ecotopia Brass Ensemble: Christmas Brass Concert

Joint Concert

Members of the Ecotopia Brass Ensemble perform in the Portland Opera Orchestra, Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra, Oregon Symphonic Band, and Columbia Symphony. Program includes brass music arranged for quintet and large ensemble by John Rutter, Stephen Dodgson, John Iveson, Leroy Anderson,... More

Start: December 8, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 8, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel
1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, 97205

Friends of Chamber Music: Chanticleer


The Grammy-award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, celebrates its 38th season in 2015-16, performing in 25 different states in the U.S. as well as Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity,”... More

Start: December 8, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: St. Mary’s Cathedral
1716 NW Davis St, Portland, 97209

December 9, 2015

Doctor Miracle and Bon Appétit, December 9–13

PSU Opera

Portland State University Opera presents two one-act operas: George Bizet’s Doctor Miracle is a hilarious one-act operetta featuring the “Omelet Quartet,” and the food theme continues with Bon Appétit, a short opera in which Julia Child teaches the recipe for a classic... More

Start: December 9, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 13, 2015 3:30 pm
Venue: Lincoln Hall Studio Theater
1620 S.W. Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97201, United States
Cost: $24, $17 for students

Westside Community & Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

Christmas Concert

This concert, entitled “The Bells of Christmas,” features seasonal works, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Fantasia on Greensleeves, three selections from Handel’s Messiah, and others. Collin Heade conducts the ensemble, composed of members from age 8 to 80. Also appearing are the... More

Start: December 9, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 9, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Liberty High School Auditorium
21945 N.W. Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR, 97124, United States
Cost: Free, but donations gratefully accepted

December 11, 2015

Imago Theatre: ZooZoo, through January 3

Imago Theatre

Imago’s globetrotting production of ZooZoo will play to Portland audiences before it heads off on its final national tour. Firefly eyes, hippos with insomnia, arrogant anteaters, introverted frogs, paradoxical polar bears, acrobatic worms, self-touting accordions and tricky penguins fill the stage... More

Start: December 11, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 3, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Imago Theatre
17 S.E. 8th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $34.50, $29.50 for youths & seniors, $17.50 for children

CMC Family Friday: The Nutcracker (abridged)


Featuring XX Digitus Duo (piano) & Narrator Susan Smallsreed . XX Digitus Duo: Friends and colleagues since college years at New England Conservatory, pianists Momoko Muramatsu and Maria Garcia have enjoyed individual careers that have taken them to over a dozen... More

Start: December 11, 2015 7:15 pm
End: December 11, 2015 8:15 pm
Venue: Portland Parks & Recreation’s Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, 97202
Cost: Free with suggested donation of $5.00 ($15 for a family of any size)

Portland Baroque Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah 2015, December 11, 12 & 13


Featuring Cappella Romana, chorus; Mary Wilson, soprano; Hannah Penn, alto; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Sumner Thompson, baritone. This year PBO’s artistic director Monica Huggett takes the podium directing the region’s only fully professional, complete performances of Handel’s Messiah. A quartet of internationally acclaimed soloists and the... More

Start: December 11, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: First Baptist Church
909 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, 97205
Cost: $29 to $63

Patrick Ball: Legends of the Celtic Harp

Patrick Ball

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world—Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter—come together to present "A Winter Gift," a collection of Irish and English literature woven together with beloved and rare pieces of holiday music. This... More

Start: December 11, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 11, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Walters Cultural Arts Center
527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123, United States
Cost: $22 advance, $25 day of show

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