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Events for February 27th 2015

All Day
January 24th to March 10th
Everybody Reads 2015
Multonomah County Library - Various Locations

Celebrate the power of books in creating a stronger community! Through a shared reading experience we will discuss issues that matter, learn from each other and promote greater understanding. For a full listing of the events for Everybody Reads click here. The Everybody Reads 2015 selection is...more info

All Day
January 24th to March 8th
Everybody Reads 2015: black [genus, genesis, genius]
Multnomah County Central Library

A curated installation of Black ​​creatives mobilizing visual art, printed materials, movement, and voice to honor and celebrate the intersection of interests, histories, and cultural production of our community. Featuring: Akela Jaffi Auer, Turiya Autry, Samiya Bashir, Aasha Benton, Aisha...more info

5:00 pm
February 27th
Portland Art Museum Free Fourth Friday
Portland Art Museum

The Museum offers free general admission on the fourth Friday of every month from 5-8...more info

7:30 pm
February 5th to February 28th
Opción Múltiple - Evening Performances
Milagro - Miracle Theatre Group

Opción Múltiple is a 21st century comedy set in contemporary Mexico City. Diana, the heroine, is a modern single woman negotiating the nuances of starting a new relationship. As if this weren’t difficult enough, she must cope with the complexities created by her dissociative identity disorder. This...more info

7:30 pm
February 12th to March 7th
The God Game
Shaking-the-Tree Theatre

Politics. Religion. Gay Rights. A new play by Suzanne Bradbeer, directed by Brandon Woolley at the Shaking-the-Tree Theater. Starring local theater favorites Laura Faye Smith, Leif Norby & Kelsey Tyler. On their 20th wedding anniversary, Tom and Lisa are surprised by their old friend Matt who has...more info

7:30 pm
February 20th to March 14th
The Night Alive
CoHo Theatre

Tommy crashes in a room in his uncle’s house, does odd-jobs here and there, tries get-rich-quick schemes with his buddy, Doc, and keeps his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length. Then one night, he defends a young woman from a violent act, a choice which fills both their lives with unexpected...more info

7:30 pm
January 29th to February 28th
The World Goes 'Round - Evening Performances
The Broadway Rose New Stage Auditorium, 12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard, OR 97223

Together, John Kander and Fred Ebb have crafted some of musical theater’s most poignant, witty, and romantic songs for Broadway sensations such as Chicago, Cabaret,and Kiss Of The Spider Woman. Rediscover these timeless gems in The World Goes ‘Round, a sparkling revue celebrating life, love, and...more info

7:30 pm
February 4th to March 7th
Tribes - Eventing Performances
Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Theatre

By Nina Raine Directed By Dámaso Rodriguez A scintillating contemporary drama centered around Billy, the only deaf member of his family, whose search for family acceptance as he delves into the deaf community sparks often funny but fierce tensions at home. Grappling with the significance of...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
January 26th to April 7th
“The Watcher Files” exhibition to Portland State University
Portland State University Academic and Student Recreation Center, 1800 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Artists Garrick Imatani & Kaia Sand have been in residence at the City of Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) since 2013. In October 2014 they presented selections of their work at the North Portland Library. Now, in the final exhibition of their residency, they have installed artworks in...more info

10:00 am
February 7th to May 3rd
Italian Style
Portland Art Museum

This major exhibition is a glamorous, comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organizations that have contributed to Italy’s reputation for quality and style. The exhibition will include...more info

10:00 am
January 10th to April 5th
Masterworks | Portland: El Greco
Portland Art Museum

The fifth installment of the Museum’s ongoing series Masterworks | Portland commemorates the fourth centenary of the death of El Greco (1541-1614), the brilliant, multicultural genius whose highly personal, conceptual style gave form to the intense spirituality of Spain’s Golden Age. Coinciding...more info

11:00 am
February 17th to March 27th
I Do Not Belong to the Sky
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University

A solo exhibtion of new scultpural and photographic work by Ben Buswell. This body of work continues the artist's investigation of materials and process and their relationship to loss and memory. Opening Reception with the artist: Sunday, February 15, 4-6pmTalk with the artist, Thursday, March 5,...more info

12:00 pm
February 5th to March 1st
Monika Merva - "Origins of Emotions"
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Origins of Emotions is a series by photographer Monika Merva that presents the quiet moments of family life, bringing into focus small details that often evoke memories heavy with emotion. "In contemplating this series, I am confronted with the uneasy sense that this body of work is as much about...more info

12:00 pm
February 5th to March 1st
Rebecca Norris Webb - "My Dakota"
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

“Does loss have its own geography?” In 2005, Rebecca Norris Webb began photographing her home state of South Dakota, a place of complexity that she describes as having “more buffalo, pronghorn, coyotes, mule deer, and prairie dogs than people.” A year into the project, her brother died...more info

5:00 pm
October 31st to October 23rd
Friday Nights at the Museum
Portland Art Museum

Every Friday from 5pm – 8pm, we invite you to play with us—to have a different Museum experience—a little bit more relaxed, more interactive, and more social experience. Admission is just $5 after 5pm. Here’s what we have in store: Beer and pizza in the pop-up pub. Unique tours and games—like...more info

7:00 pm
February 6th to March 8th
Cascade Festival of African Films
Portland Community College Cascade Campus

Welcome to the 25th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films! We are very pleased to present a variety of feature and documentary films from the African continent. The majority of films were made by African directors. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose Africa’s failures, and reveal...more info

7:00 pm
February 18th to March 1st
Portland Jazz Festival 2015

The Portland Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, Portland Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art...more info