Cultural Calendar

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Events for February 20th 2017

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
February 16th to February 26th
PDX Jazz Festival
Multiple venues

The PDX Jazz Festival is a multi-venue series of jazz events presented each February within Portland, Oregon. Nationally and regionally supported as a cultural tourism initiative in celebration of Black History Month, PDX Jazz Festival is dedicated to preserving America’s indigenous art form by...more info

All Day
February 8th to March 5th
Portland Playhouse

At the cusp of the 1900s, amid rising American efforts to send slaves "back to Africa," a group of African Americans embark on a voyage to Liberia in an old whaling boat. Once on board, a widower struggles to connect to his sensitive son, while a bold woman traveling alone fearlessly anticipates...more info

7:00 pm
February 20th
Andrei Kitaev: Solo Piano
Classic Pianos

Presented by PDX Jazz. Andrei Kitaev is a Russian born jazz pianist who Ahmad Jamal once remarked “deserves to be heard at the best concert halls in the world.” Many musicians and listeners, both local and around the world, consider Kitaev an unsung musical genius with the thirst for the musical...more info

7:00 pm
February 20th
Ralph Towner, Anja Lechner & Francois Courturier
The Old Church

Presented by PDX Jazz. Musical innovation is no easy feat. It not only requires an innate talent, but also a devotion to the art that is not blinded by the commercial glare of popular culture. Ralph Towner is such an innovator on the modern musical landscape, his ideas ever fresh, though they span...more info

7:30 pm
February 20th
Ezra Weiss & the Monday Night Big Band
McMenamins Lola's Room

Presented by PDX Jazz. Ezra Weiss is a critically acclaimed Portland-based composer/pianist who has released six albums as a bandleader. Ezra has composed and/or arranged music for Billy Hart, Thara Memory, Leon Lee Dorsey, Stan Bock and Renato Caranto, among others, and has performed with Billy...more info

7:30 pm
February 20th
The Music of Prince
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, The Music of Prince celebrates all of Prince's exceptional tunes. Expect to enjoy songs like “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette,” and “When Doves Cry.” The Oregon Symphony orchestra, amplified with a full rock band and vocals, captures...more info

Exhibits, Festivals, and Films

All Day
February 9th to February 23rd
Portland Black Film Festival
Hollywood Theatre

This February, the Hollywood Theatre is proud to present the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival. Curated by the Hollywood Theatre and Portland writer/filmmaker David F. Walker; the guest of honor this year will be screen legend Pam Grier, in attendance on Saturday, February 11th! The Portland Black...more info

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