Cultural Calendar

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Events for January 17th 2017

7:30 pm
January 14th to February 11th
Astoria: Part One
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Did you know that Astoria, Oregon was the first permanent United States settlement on the West Coast? The first installment of a two-part series adapted from a book by Peter Stark, this play follows President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor on their 1808 quest to secure a precious...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
September 20th to February 26th
Restoring the Breath - Sacred Relationship
Portland Art Museum

"The Center for Contemporary Native Art, or CCNA, showcases the revival of Coast Salish weaving, enabled by the efforts of the late master weaver and teacher Subiyay (aka Gerald Bruce Miller). Subiyay passed down his traditional techniques to four accomplished Salish weavers still practicing today....more info



10:00 am
August 13th to January 29th
Corita Kent: Spiritual Pop
Portland Art Museum

"What does it look like when an activist nun from Los Angeles paints pop art? This utterly unique collection of screenprints produced in the 1950s and '60s was surely colored by the late artist’s unusual experience, featuring titles like As a Cedar of Lebanon and Benedicto." - Oregon Arts Watch...more info



10:00 am
September 13th to March 12th
Photography and Contemporary Experience
Portland Art Museum

Whether reflecting the visible world or an artist’s interior thoughts, the contemporary photograph actively participates in almost all aspects of modern life. This exhibition demonstrates the photographic medium’s ability to encompass a dizzying range of reactions to social change, political...more info



12:00 pm
January 5th to January 29th
Eric West - Cityscape Burma
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Eric West - Cityscape Burma and Stan Raucher - Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage Exhibit on display from January 5–29, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: January 5, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk with Stan Raucher: Saturday, January 7, 3 p.m. With a special opening talk by 2016 Drawers artist...more info



12:00 pm
January 5th to January 29th
Stan Raucher - Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Stan Raucher Metro: Scenes from an Urban Stage and Eric West's Cityscape Burma Exhibit on display from January 5–29, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: January 5, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk with Stan Raucher: Saturday, January 28, 3 p.m. With a special opening talk by 2016 Drawers artist Stefan...more info



7:00 pm
January 17th
78RPM
Whitsell Auditorium

Rather than an ethnographic documentation of obsessive record collectors in their basements, Schlemowitz’s film is a fond paean to an era: the gramophone, 78 records and devotees of flapper and steam punk culture. The vintage aficionados include Shien Lee of Dances of Vice and the London-based...more info



7:00 pm
January 17th
NW Music Video Showcase
Skype Live Studio

Music video making thrives in the Northwest as this showcase of new collaborations by bands and directors working in Portland, Seattle and Olympia...more info