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Events for December 19th 2014

2:00 pm
December 13th to December 27th
The Nutcracker (Matinee) — Oregon Ballet Theatre
Keller Auditorium

Create memories that last a lifetime at this holiday classic. No holiday season is complete without experiencing the magic of George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER. Follow little Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected...more info



6:00 pm
December 19th
Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council Literacy Project: JOURNEY to HOME
Oregon Historical Society, 1200 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council invites you to join us for the "Journey to Home" Colored Pencils Art and Culture Council Literacy Project Friday, December 19th, 2014 Oregon Historical Society 1200 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205 6:30-9pm Regional Arts & Culture Council once...more info



7:00 pm
December 12th to January 4th
FROGZ - Evening Performances
Imago Theatre

FROGZ put Imago on the international map. The simplicity and the charm of the show catapulted the production to two Broadway runs at the acclaimed New Victory Theatre in 2000 and 2002. Variety Magazine called it "Felliniesque mayhem." The New York Times raved,"A mastery of mime, dance and...more info



7:30 pm
November 26th to December 20th
A Christmas Survival Guide
The Broadway Rose New Stage Auditorium

Do you find the holidays more than a little stressful? This show is for you! Spiked with comedy, tempered with tender reflections, and infused with some of your favorite seasonal tunes, this light-hearted revue will de-stress and refresh one and all with holiday...more info



7:30 pm
November 28th to December 23rd
Bag 'n Baggage presents Miracle on 43rd Street: A 1940s Holiday Radio Massacre

The cast and crew of KBNB Radio Holiday Classics are at it again…but this year, they are massacring the beloved tale of the Macy’s Santa who just so happens to turn out to be the real thing! Based loosely (very, very loosely) on the actual text of the Lux Radio Theatre’s live broadcast of Miracle...more info



7:30 pm
November 26th to January 3rd
Blithe Spirit - Evening Performances
Artists Repertory Theatre

With ghosts who are decidedly not Dickensonian, this comedic masterpiece will haunt our holiday season. Vana O’Brien takes on a role she was born to play as Madame Arcati, the eccentric clairvoyant who inadvertently summons the titular spirit from the beyond. This mischievous supernatural farce...more info



7:30 pm
December 19th to December 20th
Cirque Musica
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

You’ll be on the edge of your seat, dazzled by the spell-binding grace and dare-devil artistry of some of the world’s greatest circus performers – along with the sonic majesty of the Oregon...more info



7:30 pm
December 4th to December 20th
Firewall
BodyVox Dance Center

Technology and Illusion meet in the world premiere of this groundbreaking new production by Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland. Utilizing sleight of hand and forced perspective in a collision of media and live dance, Firewall will capture the essence of optical deception as it transforms the stage...more info



7:30 pm
December 19th to December 27th
Make it Home
Echo Theater

Make It Home is a collection of pieces created around the themes of shared spaces, families, celebration, generosity, gratitude, and the nature of home. Created by the Echo Theater Company ensemble, this show features aerial arts, physical theater, dance and acrobatics. Make It Home is intended to...more info



7:30 pm
December 19th to December 20th
Oregon Symphony: Cirque Musica
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

You’ll be on the edge of your seat, dazzled by the spell-binding grace and dare-devil artistry of some of the world’s greatest circus performers – along with the sonic majesty of the Oregon...more info



7:30 pm
November 7th to December 20th
She Loves Me
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who secretly find solace in their anonymous, romantic pen pals, little knowing their correspondents are each other. She Loves Me is a romantic musical with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and...more info



7:30 pm
December 5th to January 10th
The Mystery of Irma Vep
Winningstad Theatre

Third Rail is at it again with perhaps the funniest American play of the past 25 years: Charles Ludlam's quick change romp, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. Two actors play all the roles in this hilarious send up of Victorian melodrama, farce, 50’s horror movies, Wuthering Heights, and Hitchcock's Rebecca....more info



7:30 pm
December 13th to December 27th
The Nutcracker (Evening) — Oregon Ballet Theatre
Keller Auditorium

Create memories that last a lifetime at this holiday classic. No holiday season is complete without experiencing the magic of George Balanchine’s THE NUTCRACKER. Follow little Marie’s larger-than-life adventure, where toys come valiantly to the rescue, snowflakes twirl and leap to guide unexpected...more info



7:30 pm
November 23rd to December 28th
The Santaland Diaries — Portland Center Stage (Evening)
Gerding Theater at the Armory

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

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



8:00 am
December 10th to January 5th
18th Annual City of Portland & Multnomah Co. Employee Art Exhibit
Portland Building

On Tuesday, December 9th the Regional Arts & Culture Council will be opening the 18th annual City of Portland and Multnomah County employee art exhibit, all the art that fits. The “salon style” exhibit takes place in the Portland Building Installation Space and is a yearly favorite for both the...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
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
November 29th to December 21st
CHAP Holiday Bazaar & Open Art Studio
1910 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

CHAP is thrilled to usher in the holiday season with our Holiday Bazaar - an event supporting children in crisis and their families. For $5 per hour/per art maker, everyone is welcome to enjoy unlimited art supplies to create their own masterpiece! For an additional fee, fun items can be purchased...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
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
December 3rd to January 4th
"Mirame Lima" Jaime Travezán, Morgana Vargas Llosa, David Tortora
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Mírame, Lima is the collaborative project of photographers Jaime Travezán and Morgana Vargas Llosa with art director David Tortora. The series is comprised of 50 family portraits that celebrate the cultural diversity found in Lima, the Peruvian capital. These self-selected groups come from a...more info



12:00 pm
December 3rd to January 4th
Francine Fleischer — Swim
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

For her Swim series, Francine Fleischer photographed recreational swimmers enjoying the refreshing waters of a Mexican cenote. Underground caverns such as this form when the collapse of limestone bedrock exposes the groundwater underneath. It is thought that the Mayans used these sites for sacred...more info



12:00 pm
November 21st to January 4th
Sightings at DISJECTA
Disjecta

Sightings is an exhibition of recent video works by Kevin Cooley and Jessica Mallios. Both artists explore spatial dynamics through movement while utilizing a singular point of view to present new perspectives. By adopting cinematic tools, such as tracking and looping, to highlight objects and...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



6:00 pm
December 4th to December 28th
Postcards From Paradise: A Coal Export Road Trip
Nine Gallery

An solo art exhibition by Ryan Pierce presenting original paintings on photographs and the first in an edition of 26 postcards. The project is inspired by a proposed coal export corridor through the Pacific...more info



7:00 pm
December 19th to December 21st
LEVEL FIVE - Northwest Film Center (7PM Showing)
Whitsell Auditorium

French film essayist Chris Marker (LA JETEE, A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT, LE JOLI MAI) singular place in cinema is distinguished by a constant probing of how he, and we, come to experience time, memory, history and cinema itself. Unreleased in the United States until now, Marker’s film presciently uses...more info