Cultural Calendar

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Events for June 27th 2017

7:30 pm
June 17th to June 30th
The Pianist of Willesden Lane
Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Presented by Portland Center Stage. Last season's sold-out hit The Pianist of Willesden Lane is back for a limited premier engagement. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish...more info



Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
March 25th to August 12th
APEX: Sam Hamilton
Portland Art Museum

For the summer 2017 APEX exhibition, the Portland Art Museum presents a body of work by Sam Hamilton, in his first solo exhibition in the United States. Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hamilton has recently made Portland his home. Describing his practice as interdisciplinary, or...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
May 13th to September 3rd
Quest for Beauty
Portland Art Museum

Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon is a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced so many facets of a region as John Yeon (1910-94). For those acquainted with the name at all, he is most widely remembered as an architect, in...more info



All Day
May 13th to September 3rd
Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon
Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to announce Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, a retrospective look at an Oregon original. Few architects have influenced so many facets of a region as John Yeon (1910-1994). Yeon is most widely remembered as an...more info



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

"This piece of sacred, 14th century Byzantine art is on display at the Portland Art Museum, thanks to an enormous effort by its collectors. The piece is comprised of nine individual panels that had long ago been broken up and sold separately. The sections have been almost completely reassembled,...more info



8:00 am
June 6th to June 30th
I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy
The Portland Building

RACC is pleased to present a new work by sculptor and installation artist Crystal Schenk in the Installation Space located adjacent to the Portland Building lobby. I’m Not a Barnacle, I’m Just a Boy opens June 5 and features an arresting sculpture that asks the viewer to look beyond their common...more info



8:30 am
June 2nd to June 30th
Burials: Photography by Sean M. Johnson
Pushdot Studio

One of the most significant and sacred rituals shared across cultures is the preparation of the dead to journey from this world to the next. A burial is a common expression of this practice. Depending on the custom, bodies may be adorned, cleansed, safeguarded or otherwise meticulously prepared for...more info



12:00 pm
June 1st to July 2nd
Embodied: Asserting Self - Ima Mfon's Nigerian Identity
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Ima Mfon Nigerian Identity Exhibit on display from June 1–July 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: June 1 from 6-9 p.m. “A lot of times Black people are not necessarily portrayed in the best light in the media. I wanted to create pictures that had a sense of pride and elegance to them."...more info



12:00 pm
June 1st to July 2nd
Wendy Ewald: This Is Where I Live
Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Exhibit on display from June 1–July 2, 2017. First Thursday Opening Reception: June 1, 6-9 p.m. Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion in conjunction with This Is Where I Live, led by Portland artist Emily Fitzgerald: Saturday, June 24, 3 p.m. This is Where I Live is a collective...more info



7:30 pm
June 27th
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival: Opening Night (PSU)
PSU, Lincoln Performance Hall

Festival kick-off! Join CMNW for their spectacular Opening Night concert. Setting the stage for their focus on women composers, hear piano pieces by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and more performed by Orion Weiss and Anna...more info