JAW: A Playwrights Festival, July 27-29Portland Center Stage at The Armory proudly presents its 20th year of championing new plays and bringing invigorating theater to Portland with its JAW: A Playwrights Festival. Each summer, JAW welcomes a handful of playwrights to Portland — whose scripts have been selected from hundreds of submissions — to spend two weeks collaborating with directors, dramaturgs, actors, and other theater professionals to develop their plays in a supportive environment…See More
January 13, 2018 at 7:30pm to February 17, 2018 at 10:30pm
AstoriaBy Chris ColemanBased on the book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter StarkU.S. Bank Main StageJanuary 13 – February 17, 2018 SEVEN PERFORMANCES ONLY!Adapted from the best-selling true story by Peter Stark; a harrowing dual journey — one over land, one by sea. Just two years after the Lewis and Clark expedition concluded, President Jefferson and John Jacob Astor turn their sights westward and begin one…See More
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Theater brings us together, to sit near one another, to hear stories, to lift our voices in song. Theater creates worlds like no others; its immediacy cannot be duplicated; its intensity cannot be matched. A playwright’s miraculous words, directed with insight and acted with passion, elicit laughter, sorrow, astonishment, enlightenment, inspiration. Suddenly, we are not alone.
At a time in our history when we all wonder how we can live together on this planet, our need for community feels more important than ever. When we gather in the theater, feelings are magnified, commonalities are illuminated, prejudices are challenged, our hearts are opened.
Theater is communal. An actor speaks a playwright’s words. Another answers. Dialogue begins; melody rises. The audience adds its own energy, rhythm, breath; harmony emerges—all of it entwining together in a shared experience of power and exhilaration.
Portland Center Stage has joined with you in theatrical celebration for over 20 years. When we opened our new venue at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, we promised a new vision, new energy, a new attitude and new work. Today, there is fire onstage, excitement in the building and high anticipation as we bring you magnificent writers of timeless stories. And each is offered with the vigor, verve and vitality you’ve come to expect at Portland Center Stage.
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Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton & Ashley Roland, BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit, and unique ability to combine dance, theater, and film. Elk Cove and our sister winery Pike Road are proud supporters of BodyVox and Elk Cove founder Joe Campbell sits on the dance company’s board of directors. This year we are bringing BodyVox into the vineyard with an outdoor performance – bring your picnic! Saturday, June 306 – 8 pmTickets: $30 …See More
Come to Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar June 20 for Nerd Communion, where Portland’s premier award-winning nerdy podcast, Geek in the City, will host a wine tasting and record a live episode of the podcast at 7:00 pm! Just $30 to taste nine wines--three paired to Aaron Duran—also local writer of the La Brujeria comic book series and Welcome to Grizzlydale YA novels—Kaebel Hashitani—who perfectly portrayed Sulu in Portland’s late, lamented Trek in the Park—and Denise Espinoza—an inspiring…See More
Art Co-operative Artistic Portland will pay homage to the two rivers that flow through Portland by celebrating their beaches at the First Thursday Art Walk on July 5 between 4-6 p.m. Outdoor landscapes will come indoors as local artists are inspired by the Willamette and Columbia rivers in the Portland area. Many of the member artists will be present to talk about their latest works and will encourage visitors to express their own creativity by painting a ceramic bisque-fired bowl. Sponsor…See More
Join the PDX Guild of Geeks (the fantastic nerdy non-profit formerly known as PDX Browncoats) for a wine pairing fundraiser from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on Thursday, June 14th at Pairings Portland. We'll be raising our glasses to celebrate LGBTQA+ characters in science fiction and fantasy in honor of Basic Rights Oregon's Racial Justice program. We’ll be pairing wines to five of our favorite LGBTQA+ characters,…See More
Dharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme of Growing in GratitudeWorkshopsActivities for ChildrenTabling by Buddhist CommunitiesBuddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland is proud to host the 15th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park on Saturday, June 2, with the theme "Growing in Gratitude." Gary Sanders, a teacher at Portland Insight Meditation Community, will give the keynote Dharma talk. He is excited about the theme of gratitude. He loves doing gratitude practices as a part of the practice…See More
The Art Co-operative will have a month-long celebration beginning at the First Thursday Art Walk between 4-6 p.m. on June 7, 2018. Five years ago June 1 a group of local artists opened their doors in the Hollywood District to sell their art to the public. Two years later the Art Co-operative expanded by moving downtown to a larger space with more artists. Celebrating that five year milestone the Co-op will be holding a drawing on Saturday, June 30, with many of the member artists donating…See More