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September 11, 2016

The Infinite Power of Music, through February 5


David Stabler, award-winning former music critic of the Oregonian, offers six monthly music appreciation classes at Classic Pianos. The full set of programs: September 11: 10 Tunes That Shook the World — an iconic piece from each of the past ten centuries. October 16: Warhorses — why the great works rise above others. November 13: Timeless Symphonies — what… More

Start: September 11, 2016 4:00 pm
End: February 5, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Classic Pianos
3003 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR, 97202, United States

November 22, 2016

ART: A Civil War Christmas, through December 23


Set during a time when the country is divided by conflicting ideologies and convictions following a contentious presidential election, Paula Vogel’s sweeping, music-rich story plays out one frigid Christmas Eve on the banks of the Potomac River. Presented by Artists Repertory Theatre in shows running November 11 through December 23. Get more information from ART. Reserve… More

Start: November 22, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 S.W. Morrison Street, Portland, OR, 97205, United States

December 4, 2016

ORS: Glory of Christmas; December 4, 9, 11


Oregon Repertory Singers offer the 43rd edition of their “Glory of Christmas” concert, this year including favorite carols and hymns, plus excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Middle school guest choirs will join for a new arrangement by songwriter, vocalist, and pianist Naomi LaViolette. Three performances: December 4 at 4 p.m., December 9 at 7:30 p.m., and December… More

Start: December 4, 2016 4:00 pm
End: December 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: First United Methodist Church
1838 S.W. Jefferson Street, Portland, OR, 97221, United States
Cost: $15, $25 and $35

December 8, 2016

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

Oregon Symphony: Gospel Christmas, December 9, 10 & 11


Featuring Northwest Community Gospel Choir This 18-year tradition keeps getting bigger and better. The region’s premier gospel singers and the Oregon Symphony orchestra will have you on your feet, clapping and shouting, celebrating the true spirit of the season. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating experience! Charles Floyd, conductor Gary Hemenway, music director Performance repeats December 10,… More

Start: December 9, 2016 7:30 pm
End: December 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue (at Main Street), Portland, 97205
Cost: $35 to $115

December 10, 2016

If Arts and Crafts Walls Could Talk: Paper, Paint, or Stencil?


A Talk by Bo Sullivan. Walls played a crucial role in the Arts and Crafts-era interior. Whether painted, stenciled, fabric-covered or wallpapered, a room’s surfaces were no less an expression of personal taste or artistic ideals than the famous furniture and decorative objects to which they played backdrop. Bo Sullivan is the owner and founder… More

Start: December 10, 2016 10:00 am
End: December 10, 2016 11:30 am
Venue: Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Ave, Portland, 97401
Cost: $12 - $20

Portland Opera To Go: Hansel and Gretel, December 12 & 17


Portland Opera To Go presents a family-friendly, 50-minute English-language adaptation of Humperdinck’s fairy-tale opera. Hansel and Gretel includes all of the familiar elements: two lost children, desperate parents, a child-gobbling witch, paired with a whimsical set, adorable costumes and some of the best young voices the Northwest has to offer. Two performances: December 12 and… More

Start: December 10, 2016 1:00 pm
End: December 17, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Hampton Opera Center
211 S.E. Caruthers Street, Portland, OR, 97214, United States
Cost: $10, $5 for children 12 & under, $20 for families of four

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