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2023
Triangle Productions FLO

DramaWatch: Welcome to the ZooZoo

Imago’s playful costumed critters return for a welcome holiday run, this time with some zebras joining the menagerie. Plus Fuse’s “Great White,” Bridgetown’s “Orphan Boy,” a national look at OSF’s leadership switch, last chances & more.

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Bloom where you are planted

Community organizer Nik Portela embraced The Dalles as their home, tipping the rural town’s local culture toward more LGBTQIA2S+ acceptance.

Dracula: The women fight back

Review: In Kate Hamill’s toothsome update “Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really” at Portland Center Stage, the tables are deliciously turned.

Bobby Bermea: ‘Great White’ hooks up

Ajai Tripathi’s new play “Great White Gets Off,” seeded during the pandemic, looks at racial and power dynamics and the way they play into a romantic relationship.

Judy Margles: Farewell to a Founder

Margles, the longtime executive director of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, retires after 24 years of inspired leadership.

VizArts Monthly: Farewell 2023

December’s Visual Arts listings include a 7-foot print, suspended knots, and elephants. The end of the year may be upon us but there is still plenty to see before we bid farewell to 2023.

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Inner Oasis Drum Circle: Connecting to the heartbeat of life

The weekly McMinnville gathering, like others around the state, draws participants who say they are both energized and calmed by the practice. “The primitive nature of the drum in the story of humanity,” says one drummer.

Mona and the Mainframe

What’s in that famous smile? Algorithmically, some computer scientists say, you can break it down to percentages of emotion. But, really, now: Does that make sense?

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Imagining a new future: ‘Make Banana Cry’ at PICA

The much anticipated finale of PICA’s “Time-Released” programming is the work of Andrew Tay and Stephen Thompson. The performance engages with representations of Asian identity with a sense of play, recognition and, ultimately, reclamation.

DramaWatch: Fangs for the memories

Portland Center Stage sinks its teeth into a “Dracula” with feminist flair. Plus: It’s open (holiday) season with a musical “Wonderful Life,” a visit to Whoville, a comic Christmas tea.

Lester Purry and the road to Scrooge

Bobby Bermea: The talented actor Lester Purry, who’s created a bond with Portland Playhouse, is back in town and creating his own kind of skinflint in the Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol.”

Giving and the Oregon Cultural Tax Credit

As the giving season moves into high gear, the state’s innovative tax credit system allows you to double the impact of your donations to nonprofit cultural groups.

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African Fashion and a ‘rocket launch’ of Black Artists of Oregon

At the Portland Art Museum, a shining show of fashion from Africa, an energetic celebration of Black artists that feels like the start of a much bigger picture – and a third show, “Throughlines,” that mixes and matches from the museum collections.

The Cultural Landscape 12: Special Edition

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with a “special edition” featuring trailblazing women artists Lucinda Parker, Judy Cooke, Phyllis Yes, Sherrie Wolf, and Laura Ross-Paul.

Reviving the ‘lost’ art of Eugene Landry

Thirty years after his death, a resilient Shoalwater Bay tribal artist has an exhibit in Astoria side by side with young tribal artists inspired by his example.

Triangle makes New York gorgeous

The Portland theater company leaps into the Off-Broadway spotlight with “Make Me Gorgeous!,” a bravura one-man show about trans trailblazer Kenneth Marlowe.

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