Cultural Calendar

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Events for March 26th 2017

All Day
March 16th to April 9th
School Dance
Action/Adventure Theatre

"Action/Adventure, a micro-theater best known for nerd-friendly, television-esque original productions, presents the award-winning Australian play School Dance. Honored with the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Young People and brought to Portland courtesy of a grant from the Regional...more info



2:00 pm
March 26th
Flora & Ulysses
Winningstad Theatre

Can a little squirrel change the human heart? After getting sucked up by a Ulysses 2000x™ vacuum cleaner, a (now hairless) squirrel is rescued by Flora Belle Buckman, a 10-year-old self-proclaimed cynic. She names him Ulysses and discovers he has been reborn a superhero. Indeed, this once average...more info



2:00 pm
March 12th to April 9th
God of Carnage (Sunday Matinee)
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Directed by Antonio Sonera By Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton A comedy of manners, minus the manners. “Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse—much worse.” Two sets of parents meet for the first time to discuss what should be done about a fight between their 11-year-old...more info



2:00 pm
March 17th to April 8th
Playhouse Creatures
CoHo Productions

"In an effort to learn from history rather than be doomed to repeat it, playwright April DeAngelis brings five English actresses from the Restoration period back to life. The women recount their triumphs and struggles. Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton...more info



2:00 pm
March 24th to April 15th
The Angry Brigade
Imago Theatre

Against a backdrop of drastic budget cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilizes: The Angry Brigade. Their targets? Embassies. Police. Pageant Queens. A world of order shattered by anarchy. An uprising has begun and no one is exempt....more info



7:00 pm
March 3rd to April 8th
God of Carnage
Lakewood Center for the Arts

Directed by Antonio Sonera By Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton A comedy of manners, minus the manners. “Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse—much worse.” Two sets of parents meet for the first time to discuss what should be done about a fight between their 11-year-old...more info



7:30 pm
March 26th
Brontë
Hillsboro Public Library, Brookwood Branch

By Polly Teale Please note: The venue for this production has been moved to the Hillsboro Public Library, Brookwood Branch, with limited performance dates. More information on this move can be found here. This dramatic reconstruction of the turbulent inner and outer lives of the Bronte sisters...more info



7:30 pm
March 7th to April 2nd
Feathers and Teeth
Artists Repertory Theatre

"Agatha Day Olson, one of Portland’s star child actors (memorable as Helen Keller in Artists Rep’s The Miracle Worker) returns to Artists Rep at the center of an edgy family drama/monster thriller. Thirteen-year-old Chris, understandably angsty after her mother’s death and her father’s new...more info



7:30 pm
March 26th
Frontier Series - Winners and Losers
Artists Repertory Theatre

Is Joe Biden a loser? Is Kanye West a winner? What about microwave ovens, Goldman Sachs or Mexico? Old friends Marcus Youssef and James Long dissect a series of people, places and things in a seemingly harmless game called Winners and Losers. What starts out as a friendly competition quickly...more info



7:30 pm
March 26th
Improv All-Stars Performance
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

The Improv All-Stars are Whitney Johnson, Nicholas Kessler, Beau Brousseau, Brad Fortier, Jim Liptack (on keyboards), Shelley McClendon* and Marilyn Divine. All of these players are top talent from various Portland improv theaters. *Shelley will not be joining for the March 26, 2017 show. Sex,...more info



7:30 pm
March 26th
Quartet San Francisco with guitarist Alex de Grassi
The Old Church

"Friends of Chamber Music brings the award-winning Quartet San Francisco with guitarist Alex de Grassi, a staple of the 1980s Windham Hill acoustic Americana albums. Together, they’ll play tango, jazz, classical and global music by various composers, including Gershwin, Piazzolla to Lennon and...more info



7:30 pm
March 16th to April 30th
Wild and Reckless
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

"Wild & Reckless, an original rock musical written and performed by prominent Portland band Blitzen Trapper, melds a Twilight Zone–like plot scenario with a star-crossed love story. This is one of two fiercely independent shows with local ties on the main stage at Portland Center Stage at the...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
February 11th to May 28th
American Photographs
Portland Art Museum

“The humor, the sadness, the EVERYTHING-ness and American-ness of these pictures!” Jack Kerouac’s introduction to Robert Frank’s 1957 book The Americans captures the spirit of Frank’s groundbreaking images and harnesses the unrelenting enthusiasm for photographs depicting diverse aspects of...more info



All Day
March 11th to October 29th
Connecting Lines
Portland Art Museum

Presented by the Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA). In 1838, the Cherokee People were forcibly and illegally removed from their homelands in the southeast United States and resettled in northeastern Oklahoma. Some remained in the original lands (either by returning or...more info



All Day
January 28th to June 18th
Constructing Identity
Portland Art Museum

“Constructing Identity” is drawn from the extensive collection of the Petrucci Family Foundation’s collection of African American art, assembling work by 80 artists, from the 1930s to the present. The artists represented include Henry Ossawa Tanner, Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis,...more info



All Day
March 25th to July 9th
Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present an exhibition that brings together eight dispersed 14th-century paintings, and a recreated missing panel, so that the altarpiece can be seen and appreciated as one magnificent work of art. This reunion offers visitors a special opportunity to see the...more info



10:00 am
March 15th to April 28th
Annexation & Assimilation: Exploring the Archives East of 82nd Ave
Open Signal

Artist Sabina Zeba Haque’s yearlong residency at the Portland Archives and Records Center (PARC) culminates in an exhibition that focuses on the tumultuous and fraught process of annexation and growth of East Portland’s incredibly diverse population. Collaborating with neighborhood residents and...more info



10:00 am
March 1st to May 31st
Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition
Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su in Bloom, a botanical art exhibition inspired by the beauty of Lan Su, highlights the unique plant collection at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Rich in history and culture, the majority of Lan Su's plants are native to China and have been used in Chinese gardens for centuries. The Lan Su in Bloom...more info



10:00 am
January 21st to April 16th
Rodin: The Human Experience Selections
Portland Art Museum

"A hundred years after his death, the sculptures of Auguste Rodin are more recognized than ever — but there are works to explore beyond The Thinker and The Kiss. Bronze casts of his the clay originals on display in this collection include several portrait busts (even one thought to be a...more info



12:00 pm
March 2nd to April 2nd
Lauren Semivan: Observatory
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Along with: Tara Sellios: Testimony Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Lauren Semivan: Thursday, March 2, 5 p.m. Tara Sellios: Friday, March 3, 12 p.m. Lauren Semivan: Observatory “Within each image, ghosts of...more info



12:00 pm
March 2nd to April 2nd
Tara Sellios: Testimony
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Along with: Lauren Semivan: Observatory Exhibit on display from March 2–April 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: March 2, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talks: Lauren Semivan: Thursday, March 2, 5 p.m. Tara Sellios: Friday, March 3, 12 p.m. Tara Selios: Testimony “Death has always possessed a...more info



4:30 pm
March 26th to March 27th
Dekalog Parts 9 & 10
Whitsell Auditorium

After a career as a respected documentary filmmaker, Polish director Krzystof Kieślowski (1942-1996) emerged as a widely recognized international voice with the success of four major films in the early 1990s—The Double Life of Veronique (1991), and his “Tricolor Trilogy” of Blue (1993), White...more info



7:00 pm
March 26th
George Washington with A Day with the Boys
Whitsell Auditorium

George Washington Green’s debut feature masterfully captures the essence of childhood summers spent with kids your own age, free from parental supervision and with no real plan in mind. Produced just as filmmakers and the culture at large began rediscovering the early films of Terrence Malick,...more info