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Events for October 25th 2014

All Day
October 25th
Northwest Dance Project presents NEW NOW WOW! with 3 World Premieres
Portland State University

NEW NOW WOW! 3 WORLD PREMIERES OCT 23 - 25 / 2014 / 7:30 PM World Premiere - Jirí Pokorný World Premiere - Minh Tran World Premiere - Yin Yue Be prepared to be surprised, amazed, and energized. These works are NEW, represent contemporary dance NOW and will leave you WOWed! This all world...more info



11:00 am
September 27th to October 26th
"Sherlock Holmes" (11AM Matinee) at NWCT - World Premiere Adaptation!
Northwest Children's Theater and School

The game is afoot! In the close quarters of 221B Baker Hall, young Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are unlikely boarding school roommates.; but when a visiting magician's performance goes mysteriously awry, they must join together to unravel the secrets of Criterion Academy. This fun, fast-paced...more info



12:00 pm
October 1st to November 2nd
Blue Sky Gallery October 2014 - Sage Sohier & Carol Yarrow
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Sage Sohier’s At Home with Themselves is a group of intimate portraits of committed same-sex couples made in the 1980s. Sohier produced images that stood in opposition to contemporaneous media portrayals of the “gay lifestyle,” images that expose some of the roots of today’s marriage equality...more info



2:00 pm
October 25th
It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Based on the Superman comics, the show tells the tale of Superman's efforts to defeat the vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick who seeks to destroy the world's symbol of good. Superman also comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper who is intent on revealing...more info



2:00 pm
October 4th to November 16th
The Typographer's Dream — Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory

This play by Adam Bock follows the story of a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. During a presentation, it becomes hilariously clear that their personal issues just so happen to correspond with their...more info



3:00 pm
September 27th to October 26th
"Sherlock Holmes" (3PM Matinee) at NWCT - World Premiere Adaptation!
Northwest Children's Theater and School

The game is afoot! In the close quarters of 221B Baker Hall, young Sherlock Holmes and John Watson are unlikely boarding school roommates. But when a visiting magician's performance goes mysteriously awry, they must join together to unravel the secrets of Criterion Academy. This fun, fast-paced...more info



6:30 pm
October 25th
IPRC presents Transport-astic Live Radio Studio Opener
Independent Publishing Resource Center

Open Roads Broadcasting, the little podcasting studio co-located in the IPRC, hosts a transportation-themed variety show, including studio tours, live radio from Sprocket podcast, BikePortland podcast, and Transportini, transit-based art, Urban Growth Boundary twister, and other forms of audio...more info



7:00 pm
October 25th
Lakewood Theatre presents It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Based on the Superman comics, the show tells the tale of Superman's efforts to defeat the vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick who seeks to destroy the world's symbol of good. Superman also comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper who is intent on revealing...more info



7:30 pm
October 16th to November 2nd
Dial M for Murder- Bag 'n Baggage
The Venetian Theatre

Deception, murder and backstabbing (both literal and figurative) complicate Frederick Knott's darkly brilliant tale of jealousy and greed, a story that inspired of one Alfred Hitchcock's greatest cinematic masterpieces! Motivated by his wife Margot's large fortune and a previous infidelity, Tony...more info



7:30 pm
September 20th to November 2nd
Dreamgirls — Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Winner of six Tony Awards, this groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, takes you to a revolutionary time in American music history where three friends form The Dreamettes and learn hard lessons about love, trust and the changing tastes of the American...more info



7:30 pm
October 1st to October 26th
Exiles — Artists Repertory Theatre
Artists Repertory Theatre

When a storm leaves their tiny vessel helplessly adrift at sea, tension escalates as six Cuban refugees find themselves in a desperate battle against the elements, each other and their past. Set during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift when Fidel Castro allowed Cuban-Americans to bring family members by...more info



7:30 pm
October 16th to November 8th
Live on Stage presents The Rocky Horror Show
World Trade Center

The musical that started a 40-year nonstop cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be seen, live on stage! The Rocky Horror Show is a sexy, saucy, tongue-in-cheek musical that is truly iconic with its irresistible hum-along score and cast of quirky characters. It tells the story of a...more info



7:30 pm
October 16th to November 9th
Miracle Theatre presents O Romeo! A Day of the Dead Celebration of Shakespeare
Milagro Theatre

Shakespeare is alive but not well at all. His time draws near and friends from "the other side' have begun to visit! But are these friends real or simply the creations of his imagination. Hamlet, Ophelia, Titania and more circle his deathbed while he fights to write his last play! Has he gone mad?...more info



7:30 pm
October 25th to October 27th
Oregon Symphony: Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Guitar aficionados are in for a real treat with one of the most famous guitar pieces of all time, performed by one of the finest guitarists in the...more info



7:30 pm
October 25th
Pendulum Aerial Arts presents Frida - A Rare Evening of Women in Circus
French American International School

For two nights only, see three amazing performers who have inspired each other and countless others, take the stage in three solo performances. Fred Deb', an internationally acclaimed silks artist who heads her own performing company in France, Drapés Aériens, will be performing her show Frida,...more info



7:30 pm
October 4th to November 16th
The Typographer's Dream — Portland Center Stage
Gerding Theater at the Armory

This play by Adam Bock follows the story of a stenographer, a geographer and a typographer. During a presentation, it becomes hilariously clear that their personal issues just so happen to correspond with their...more info



8:00 pm
October 25th
Adaptation
Disjecta

1 hour 30 minutes with 1 intermission StudioM13 presents Adaptation, a multi-disciplinary performance that blends recorded video with live music and dance work into a portrayal of personal evolution. Adaptation will be realized in 3 acts (Attenuation, Extinction, and Consciousness), each...more info



8:00 pm
October 10th to November 9th
Imago presents The Homecoming By Harold Pinter
Imago Theatre

Imago Theatre continues along the trail of its highly successful Pinter productions (The Lover, Dec 2013 and The Caretaker, March 2014) with Pinter's most ambitious play The Homecoming. Enigmatic and controversial, The Homecoming won Best Original Play on Broadway in 1967. Ben Brantley of The New...more info



8:00 pm
October 25th
Sacred Songs of Serbia (Cappella Romana)
St. Mary's Cathedral


8:00 pm
October 25th
The Word Hand
Performance Works NW

Created and performed by Linda Austin, Pat Boas and Linda Hutchins Performances: October 23-25, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm Drawings on view: October 24-26, Friday-Sunday 2-5pm (free) Dancer Linda Austin and visual artists Pat Boas & Linda Hutchins navigate the walls and floor of PWNW to create...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
October 4th to October 28th
Jo Hamilton: Our House of Portland
Sum Gallery

With her new project, funded by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Jo Hamilton begins to chronicle in yarn the people -residents, volunteers, staff- of Our House of Portland, a residential AIDS care facility in SE where she has been a volunteer for the last ten years. The first...more info



All Day
September 27th to February 8th
Portland Art Museum presents "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



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40
Portland Art Museum

Over the past four decades, Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery has risen from an upstart artists’ collective to a mature, nationally recognized nonprofit photographic space. This major survey exhibition of more than 120 works by artists shown at Blue Sky will demonstrate the critical role that the gallery...more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
In Passionate Pursuit - The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy
Portland Art Museum

In Passionate Pursuit explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland. For more than half a century the Schnitzers have collected art....more info



10:00 am
October 18th to January 11th
Portland Art Museum presents In Passionate Pursuit
Portland Art Museum

In Passionate Pursuit explores the richly diverse collection of Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer, their promised gift to the community, and the profound impact they have had as philanthropists on cultural patronage in Portland. For more than half a century, the Schnitzers have collected art....more info



10:00 am
August 30th to December 14th
Portland Art Museum: This is War! Graphic Arts From the Great War, 1914-1918
Portland Art Museum

This year marks the centenary of the commencement of the Great War, the conflict that engulfed Europe and altered the course of twentieth-century life, politics, and history. The Great War also had a profound impact on all forms of artistic expression. At first anticipated and even welcomed by...more info



10:00 am
October 17th to November 15th
Semblant Geometries
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Reception with the artist: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. Where do math and metaphor meet? In this body of work, which includes a fine press book and etchings, printmaker Heather Lee Birdsong pairs the crisp visual language of planar geometry with folk tales. The application of metaphor...more info



11:00 am
September 9th to December 14th
Clearing
Lewis & Clark College

Clearing is a multidisciplinary exhibition by Dana Lynn Louis involving drawing ,sculpture ,photography, and projections that takes place both in and outside of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. The exhibition opens September 9th and runs through December 14th. There are opportunities...more info



4:30 pm
October 25th
Northwest Film Center presents IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Portland Art Museum

Both at the peak of their considerable powers, Clark Gable stars opposite Claudette Colbert in Capra's deeply felt, humane masterpiece of the recently-inaugurated Hays Code era. Ellie Andrews (Colbert), running from her father in the wake of her elopement with a dashing pilot, meets struggling...more info



7:00 pm
October 25th
Domicile
Lightbox Kulturhaus

Tyler Corbett and Erinn Kathryn present Domicile, an installation of video, sculpture and architecture that explores perceptions of home through contrasting viewpoints: the adult, pragmatic, obsessive present versus the idyllic and formative yet distorted memories of childhood. This project was...more info



7:00 pm
October 25th
Northwest Film Center presents LOST HORIZON
Portland Art Museum

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Robert Riskin (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, MEET JOHN DOE), and using a great deal of Columbia's annual production budget, Capra's fantastical film had a troubled production and even more troubled history, replete with lost footage, multiple endings, piecemeal...more info