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Events for January 29th 2015

8:00 am
January 12th to February 6th
Jessica Hickey’s "Pliable Planes" installation at the Portland Building
Portland Building Installation Space

In 1957 iconic Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers wrote a piece titled The Pliable Plane; Textiles in Architecture. Her work begins, “If the nature of architecture is grounded, the fixed, the permanent, then textiles are its antithesis. If, however, we think of building and the process of weaving and...more info

12:00 pm
January 24th to March 8th
Threesome - Matinee Performances
Portland Center Stage

A World Premiere! Leila and Rashid, Egyptian Americans with ties to Cairo, attempt to solve their relationship issues by inviting a relative stranger into their bedroom to engage in a threesome. What begins as a hilariously awkward evening soon becomes an experience fraught with secrets, raising...more info

7:30 pm
January 29th to February 15th
Dead Man's Cell Phone
Artists Repertory Theatre

When Jean takes possession of the cell phone of a dead man, she is thrown into a mysterious journey of self-discovery and awakening. Through this small modern device, she finds adventure, purpose and even love – but at what cost? This hilarious and paradoxical treatise on the digital world probes...more info

7:30 pm
January 24th to February 8th
Shaking the Tree Warehouse, 823 SE Grant Street, PDX

PETE (Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble) presents Enter THE NIGHT by Maria Irene Fornes PETE colludes with NYC director Alice Reagan to shape a SUR-realistic world of fancy and verity. Enter THE NIGHT is a play situated between dreaming and wakefulness, fantasy and reality, myth and life. It...more info

7:30 pm
January 9th to February 15th
The Seven Wonders Of Ballyknock
Lakewood Center for the Arts

It's 1955 and few have visited Ballyknock since WWII. When a mysterious, young American woman appears looking for a room, the barman sets out to show her the seven wonders of Ballyknock. As wonders unfold, she discovers the joy in life, finds love and a home. Written by an Oregonian, The Seven...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
January 10th to February 7th
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Evening Performance
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Portland Center Stage presents the Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, complete with all the comic genius that only Christopher Durang can deliver. Vanya and his sister Sonia tolerate their mediocre middle-aged lives, until their movie-star sister Masha returns for a surprise visit with...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
September 27th to February 8th
Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen
Portland Art Museum

In 2012, Oregon-based sculptor Chris Antemann was invited to participate in the Art Studio program of the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory to collaborate with the Meissen master artisans on unique pieces and a series of limited editions of her sculptures, resulting in a grand installation...more info

6:00 am
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
November 7th to January 31st
"Oregon's Painted History" by Anna Magruder
Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

Portland artist Anna Magruder loves painting people from the past, going on vintage treasure hunts, and is always on the lookout for striking images and stories from bygone days. Her recent project, "Oregon's Painted History" brings those interests together. Funded in part by the Regional Arts and...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

10:00 am
November 8th to February 15th
The Enclave
Portland Art Museum

Richard Mosse’s powerful video installation The Enclave (2013) premiered at the 2013 Venice Biennale in the Irish Pavilion. The Enclave was produced using a recently discontinued military film technology originally designed in World War II to reveal camouflaged installations hidden in the...more info

12:00 pm
January 7th to February 1st
Diana Markosian - Inventing My Father
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

At seven years old, photojournalist Diana Markosian moved from Moscow to California with her mother and brother. Her father was left behind. Markosian’s early memories of her father were limited, but as she adjusted to her new life in the United States, she never lost hope that she would see him...more info

12:00 pm
January 7th to February 1st
Dima Gavrysh - Inshallah - at Blue Sky Gallery January 2015
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

In his series, Inshallah, which means “God-willing” in Arabic, photographer Dima Gavrysh explores the repercussions of the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan. The visually stunning black-and-white images that make up this body of work were all captured while the photographer was...more info

7:00 pm
January 29th
Northwest Film Center Presents BACK THE WAY WE CAME
Whitsell Auditorium

In 1994, two unloved teenagers, David Frederickson and Mistina La Fave, met in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their common understanding of Manchester post-punk and broken hearts seared their hearts together. They married and divorced, but determined to maintain their friendship, continued with their band,...more info

7:30 pm
January 29th
Chamber Music Northwest Winter Festival: Masterpieces for Piano, Four Hands
Lincoln Performance Hall

Sergei Diaghilev’s famous dancers of the Ballets Russes rehearsed The Rite of Spring with two masters at the piano: Igor Stravinsky himself and Claude Debussy. Hear a symphony of colors emerge from the fingertips of master pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel as they bring to life...more info

7:30 pm
January 29th
Chamber Music Northwest: Masterpieces for Piano, Four Hands
Lincoln Recital Hall, PSU

A symphony of colors emerge as pianists Anne-Marie McDermott and Gilles Vonsattel bring to life four-hand masterpieces of the 20th century, including Stravinsky's original arrangment of The Rite of Spring. BARBER Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands DEBUSSY Petite Suite for Piano, Four Hands STRAVINSKY...more info