Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
October 2019

The homesick and the haunted

“The Brothers Paranormal” delivers a masterly blend of social commentary and supernatural horror.

MusicWatch Halloween III: The Unveiling

The world is already a haunted house. Killer clowns, mercenary robots, dystopian surveillance states, wildfires galore–what do you need a haunted house for? Instead, go lurk in the shadows with some dark music and costumed fun. There are dozens of tribute shows

Francisco Bautista loom

Warp, weft, in between and beyond

Artists and scholars talk about the past, present, and future of textile art and culture at the Textile Connections Symposium

‘The Dope Elf’ considers power

Gawdafful National Theater visited Yale Union for ‘The Dope Elf,’ a play about white supremacy that kept the audience in motion.

Women of Will, and vice versa

At Portland Playhouse, Tina Packer and Nigel Gore dive deeply into the world of women in Shakespeare’s plays.

Field of Vision

A conference introduces a national organization to Portland. Tackling of pressing issues in Oregon arts ensues.

How to be a critic? Just do it

A critic’s voice is human, fallible, individual. It will sometimes please you, sometimes amuse you, sometimes infuriate you.

MusicWatch Weekly: Dress up in metal

The present author normally adheres to a strict “no promoting your own shows” policy, but since I spent a month telling you all about band camp in Bali, I feel it’s only fair to let you know that the results of that

Astoria artist Dave Ambrose will talk about how artists can use a lease-to-own program to get art into the hand of would-be customers during the Clatsop County Arts Summit next month. Photo courtesy: Dave Ambrose

Artists talking to artists

The inaugural Clatsop County Arts Summit will cover everything from lease-to-own art to copyright law.

Roger Kukes: Many stories

The drawings and paintings of Roger Kukes brim with intertwining images and stories.

The Inside Show

A collaboration of artists and inmates gives lively, often funny voice to the view from inside the walls.

Go West, young fans

Stumptown Stages’ energetic production of “West Side Story” makes some missteps but still has the moves.

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout at Friends of Chamber Music concert October 2019. Photo courtesy of FOCM.

Being the song

Anne Sofie von Otter and Kristian Bezuidenhout show Portland how it’s done.

MusicWatch Weekly: A wider net

We stumble upon a Hall of Fame inductee, learn about joiking and konnakol, and hear from the audients.

Wit, speed, a blast from the past

Oregon Ballet Theatre lights the fireworks with Forsythe, Balanchine, and the dazzling return of “Scheherazade.”

Once Upon a Time in Dublin

Wondrous music tempers an overstuffed story in Broadway Rose’s “Once.”

A cityscape in crochet

Sebastian Zinn discusses Jo Hamilton’s new mural at SE 56th and Foster.

Bakkhai to the future

Shaking the Tree’s ravishing new version of Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy ripples nervously down the centuries.

The music of our time?

A Delgani String Quartet concert featuring living local composers raises questions of tradition and timeliness.

Happy birthday, Street Roots

The weekly paper and its vendor-poets celebrate 20 years as beacons of advocacy for the city’s homeless.

Portland Chamber Orchestra Valentines Day The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Playhouse What I Learned In Paris Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage Young Americans Portland Oregon
Boom Arts Okinum Hampton Opera Center Portland Oregon
Tualatin Valley Symphony Family Concert Featuring Star Wars NW Christian Church Tigard Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
Profile Theatre Welcome to Arroyo's at Imago Theatre Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Creations of Spirit Bend Oregon
push/FOLD at the Reser Beaverton Oregon
Triangle Productions Me & Tammy Portland Oregon
Eugene Ballet Petrushka with Orchestra Next Hult Center Eugene Oregon
Oregon Children's Theatre Dragons Love Tacos Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Northwest Dance Project Portland Oregon
Portland State University College of the Arts
Future Prairie Artist Collective Portland Oregon