White Bird Dance Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland Oregon
2020

After the Fire 2: Starting Again

2020’s wildfires left the artisans of Santiam Canyon reeling. A luthier and a painter look at what comes next.

Christmas music for heathens

Christmas music is complicated and inescapable, ranging from infant refugees to flying reindeer.

Striving to hit the low notes

Band students at Toledo Jr/Sr High School have their choice of instruments, but a tuba remains out of reach.

The Wonders of Wonderland

Portland Playhouse closes 2020 with an epic virtual theater festival. We talk with the people who created it.

Mezzo-soprano Camille Sherman as Eleanor Roosevelt in Stacy Garrop's In Eleanor’s Words.

No opera glasses needed

Portland Opera’s free online recital series “Live From the Hampton Opera Center” goes contemporary.

Methods Body. Photo by Taylor Ross.

Remember the uncomplicated joy

Two arts “lifers” drop a debut record in the midst of the 2020 debacle. The hard questions began to drop, too.

Postcards from Home

Photographer K.B. Dixon takes a pandemic voyage into the rediscovered territories of home.

Remembering Bruce Browne

The Portland choral director and educator leaves a rich legacy in sounds and singers.

Now Hear This: December edition

Scouring Bandcamp in time for Free First Friday: ambient metal, spaced-out hip-hop, Holiday and Young covers, a Nigerian comp, plenty more.

Sound art for a walk in the park

Third Angle and Portland artists compose and record free-download “soundwalks” for strolls in the parks.

Fertility figures get an update

Grace Stott’s ceramic sculptures at Fuller Rosen Gallery tackle everything from Venus figures to Cheetos.

VizArts Monthly: The “freeze” edition

Most galleries remain shuttered this December due to Oregon’s Covid restrictions but there are still plenty of opportunities for virtual viewing.

A Milagro Carol

Portland’s Latinx theater and playwright Maya Malan-Gonzalez give “A Christmas Carol” a virtual update.

The spirit of radio

One function of radio in the digital age is savvy curation. How All Classical’s programming fills the bill.

Crop of art by Evie S.

Storytelling without words

From pets to the pandemic, a Sitka Center project spurs discussion among second-graders about the year’s events.

The Little Engine That Does

Starting small but thinking big, Stumptown Stages has made itself a leader in equity and diversity.

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
Portland Piano International Solo Piano Series Portland Oregon
White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton 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