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Events for February 13th 2016

All Day
February 13th to May 8th
2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards
Portland Art Museum

The Museum’s fourth biennial awards exhibition, Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2016 features eight outstanding artists including a two-person artist’s collaborative. Four of the eight artists are immigrants, coming to the Northwest from Asia and Europe and contributing to the exhibition’s...more info



All Day
February 6th to May 8th
Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy
Portland Art Museum

This major exhibition features contemporary photographs by Native American photographers Zig Jackson, Wendy Red Star and Will Wilson in dialogue with photographs from Edward Sheriff Curtis’ renowned body of work, "The North American Indian." This timely exhibition and associated educational...more info



11:00 am
January 28th to March 13th
"Intersecciones: Havana/Portland"
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill RoadMSC 95PortlandOR97219

Inspired by Portland, six young Cuban artists have filled Lewis & Clark College’s Hoffman Gallery with their responses to cultural crossovers and their own interpretations of the city. Planned prior to the United States’ recent sanction-lifting on Cuba, this exhibition took on a broader, more...more info



11:00 am
February 13th
RACC Workshop | Narrative Mechanics: design and deploy strategies for arts marketing success
Portland Community Media, 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

You have a great story to tell, but where do you begin? What’s the best way to frame your narrative to ensure that you're making an impact with the right audiences? From public events and print materials to social media platforms, how should you allocate resources to best achieve your goals? Learn...more info



12:00 pm
January 30th to February 28th
NWCT Presents "Alice in Wonderland"
Northwest Children's Theater and School

Everybody here is mad! Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice's adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey. This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz...more info



2:00 pm
February 13th
CNAA Conversation: Willem Volkersz
Portland Art Museum

Join Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, The Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art, as she brings together pairs of Contemporary Northwest Art Award winners for a series of lively artist talks mixed with intimate small group...more info



2:00 pm
February 6th to March 27th
Each and Every Thing
Portland Center Stage Gerding Theater at the Armory

By Dan Hoyle. Directed by Charlie Varon. “He doesn’t have to tell us that theater is an un-digital-izable medium. He demonstrates the art form’s peculiar person-to-roomful-of-persons capacity to create an instant sense of community and engender intimate and thought-provoking levels of empathy.” -...more info



2:00 pm
February 13th
Portland Opera's 2016 Season Preview - Wilsonville
Wilsonville Public Library

Join the Portland Opera for a sneak peek of their 2016 Season featuring Portland Opera’s Resident Artists and Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox. The Resident Artists will perform highlights from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and...more info



4:00 pm
January 30th to February 27th
NWCT Presents "Alice in Wonderland"
Northwest Children's Theater and School

Everybody here is mad! Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice's adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey. This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz...more info



7:00 pm
February 12th to February 21st
Teen West Project: Year Four, featuring The Pool Behind the Old Brick School
Wilson High School

The fourth year of Playwrights West's Teen West Program presents The Pool Behind the Old Brick School, by Andrew Wardenaar and directed by Matthew B. Zrebski. Presented by Southwest Stageworks and Wilson High...more info



7:30 pm
January 16th to February 14th
"Great Expectations"
Portland Center Stage Gerding Theater at the Armory

Portland Center Stage presents Charles Dickens’ oft-adapted coming-of-age classic in a version by Lucinda Stroud that debuted in 2011 at Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre. Book-It founder Jane Jones, who played Miss Havisham in that production, takes the director’s chair here, and that’s...more info



7:30 pm
February 11th to March 5th
Contigo Pan y Cebolla
Milagro - Miracle Theatre Group

Milagro presents Contigo Pan y Cebolla by Héctor Quintero, Portland's only Spanish language play of the 2015-2016 season. Presented in Spanish with easy-to-read English supertitles. Anslemo strives to earn his raise. Lala tries to spend what he doesn’t make. Can they stick together through thick...more info



7:30 pm
February 13th
Golden Boy
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Clifford Odets’ timeless drama, Golden Boy, tells the story of Joe Bonaparte, a young Italian New Yorker in the late 1930s who pursues “the American dream” of fame and fortune. Joe, a violin prodigy, is lured into the lucrative world of prizefighting and loses everything he holds...more info



7:30 pm
February 9th to March 6th
Mothers & Sons by Terrence McNally
Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Mothers & Sons. In this sensitive and wryly humorous 2014 Tony Award-nominated play, a mother, after a 20-year silence, pays a surprise visit to her deceased son’s former lover seeking a connection she can’t fathom. At his Central Park apartment, with his husband...more info



7:30 pm
February 5th to February 27th
Mr. Kolpert
Imago Theatre

Third Rail Rep specializes in (among other things) black comedies that really are funny—and funnier the darker they get. So it’s no wonder the troupe was drawn to German playwright David Gieselmann's play about a fashionable young couple who tells dinner guests that the trunk in the living room...more info



7:30 pm
January 30th to March 20th
Portland Center Stage presents Forever
Portland Center Stage Gerding Theater at the Armory

Written by Dael Orlandersmith. Directed by Neel Keller. “In language that is always spare and simple, with rhythms now jagged and discordant, now incantatory and soothing, Ms. Orlandersmith holds us in a taut, quiet spell.” – The New York Times Forever begins in Paris at the famed Père Lachaise...more info



7:30 pm
February 4th to February 21st
The Call
Artists Repertory Theatre

Profile Theatre focuses each season on the work of a single playwright. Having covered mid-20th-century masters from Arthur Miller to Edward Albee to Neil Simon, the company now seeks to support current, mid-career writers—particularly women and ethnic minorities. That makes Portland-bred Tanya...more info



7:30 pm
February 4th to February 27th
What Every Girl Should Know
Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

triangle productions! is proud to present the West Coast premiere of What Every Girl Should Know, written by Monica Byrne. This is a controversial play set in a Catholic schoolgirl's dorm room and what transpires among three girls whose friend is found dead in her bed, when another comes into their...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

10:00 am
October 17th to March 13th
Center for Contemporary Native Arts
Portland Art Museum

This fall, the Museum opens its new Center for Contemporary Native Arts with an exhibition featuring the work of three contemporary Oregon Native artists: Greg Archuleta, Greg Robinson, and Sara Siestreem. These three artists bring forward a strong sense of the continuum of Native living cultures...more info



10:00 am
December 2nd to April 3rd
Kenny Scharf: Cosmic Cavern
Portland Art Museum

Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern immerses viewers in a day-glo universe densely packed with graffiti tags, detritus and everyday objects reimagined as cartoon personalities. Scharf's installation offers a vision of the groundbreaking art scene during the 1980s in New York and demonstrates the hybrid...more info



10:00 am
November 5th to February 21st
Paige Powell: The Ride
Portland Art Museum

In 1980, Paige Powell, a fifth-generation Oregonian, left Portland for New York City. After landing at Interview magazine, where she rose to associate publisher, Powell became close with Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco and Alba Clemente, Tama Janowitz, Stephen Sprouse, and others who...more info



10:30 am
February 4th to April 2nd
Christine Bourdette - Drawing to Planet Earth
Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Presenting new graphite and watercolor works alongside delicate paper sculptures, Christine Bourdette continues her explorations of the ever-shifting human condition in Drawing to Planet Earth. In this work Bourdette brings forth imagery of the American West’s untamed geologic forms to represent...more info



11:00 am
February 2nd to February 27th
James Luna: Performagraphic
Blackfish Gallery

Internationally-renowned Native American artist James Luna exhibits a collection of images and objects related to his long career in multi-media performance and installation in a rare gallery show, Performagraphic, at Blackfish...more info



12:00 pm
February 3rd to February 28th
Michelle Frankfurter: Destino
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Opening Reception: February 4, 2016 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk: First Thursday, February 4, 5 p.m. “I seek to capture the experience of people who struggle to control their own destiny when confronted by extreme circumstances." - Michelle Frankfurter, Destino Destino captures in striking...more info



12:00 pm
April 1st to March 31st
2015 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 64 artists selected for inclusion in its 2015 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers"). Debuting on First Thursday, April 2, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist...more info



12:00 pm
January 31st to March 6th
A MORTAL SONG: Tori Wrånes and Caley Feeney
Disjecta

A Mortal Song is an exhibition with performance elements by Norwegian artist Tori Wrånes and Portland-based artist Caley Feeney. Both artists use intimate symbol systems and idiosyncratic languages to traverse contemporary landscapes. Weaving together influence from pop-culture, special effects,...more info



12:00 pm
February 3rd to February 28th
Kris Graves: The Testament Project
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Opening Reception: February 4, 2016, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk: February 6, 3 p.m. "Black men in America are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized—and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of...more info



1:00 pm
February 11th to February 27th
39th Portland International Film Festival
Various locations

Northwest Film Center presents the 39th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 39), the annual showcase of new world cinema. Like the Film Center’s Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, which surveys outstanding new work by our region’s media makers, through 97 features and 62 short films from...more info



2:00 pm
February 13th
Meet Me In St. Louis - with Margaret O'Brien
Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre and Movie Madness are proud to present a 35mm screening of Meet Me In St. Louis with star Margaret O’Brien in attendance! Meet Me In St. Louis (1944): In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they...more info