Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
March 2024

The Cultural Landscape: Part 14

K.B. Dixon’s cultural-portrait series continues with black & white images of novelist Lydia Kiesling, actor Charles Grant, multidisciplinary artist Emily Ginsburg, photographer Thibault Roland, and writer/editor Margaret Malone.

installation view of Policing Justice at PICA

‘Policing Justice’ at PICA

The group exhibition, curated by Cleo Davis and Nina Amstutz, brings together works by artists and organizations that highlight histories of oppression and resistance. Recounting and engaging with the past allows for the imagining of a more equitable future.

DramaWatch: Send in the Clowns Without Borders

A host of clowns and colorful performers prepare a pair of shows to support the international aid group. Plus: Shakespeare north & south, “Yohen,” “Nassim,” Laurie Anderson, “Resurrection,” and more.

Stage & Studio: Master playwright Philip Kan Gotanda

The veteran playwright, screenwriter, and opera librettist, whose play “Yohen” is about to open in Portland, talks on a new podcast about his career and the rise of Asian-American theater.

DramaWatch: Springtime & Shakespeare

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival shifts into its ’24 season with “Macbeth” and three other shows. Plus: Openings, last chances, a Steep & Thorny party, a pre-peek at Fertile Ground.

Abstract, brightly colored work with blue and red parentheses-like shapes at the center

Jordan Clark’s Portland is bright

The abstract paintings hum with an energy entirely befitting for their caffeine-centered display location – Stumptown Coffee Roasters.

News & Notes: Seattle’s new art museum

A $300 million gift of more than 200 artworks jump-starts the Seattle University Museum of Art. Plus: Maryhill Museum season begins, Asian American writers, Andrew Proctor returns, jazz at Milagro, Billie Holiday tribute night.

Photo First: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

K.B. Dixon takes a camera tour through the McMinnville museum, from the Spruce Goose to the world’s fastest jet to replicas of the Spirit of St. Louis and Apollo Lunar Rover & more.

gallery install view with white walls, television screens with headphones and various ephemera. On the upper right corner of the gallery wall is an led sign that reads 'artists talk shit'

Process and destiny at the Cooley Gallery

“Las Vegas Ikebana” celebrates five decades of friendship between Maren Hassinger and Senga Nengudi. On view are individual works, collaborations, and ephemera that reveal the richness of their creative intertwining.

Exploring race through theater at The Reser

Recent productions “North” and Red Door Project’s “The Evolve Experience” highlight the Beaverton arts center’s socially responsive programming.

SKC dancers Irvin Torres Hernandez (left) and Eva Crystal in "The Age of Influence." Photo: Norm Eder.

Dance Review: Shaun Keylock Company’s ‘The Age of Influence’

Presented at the 2024 Portland Jazz Festival, SKC’s latest world premiere promised to transcend artistic boundaries with innovations that take dance and sound in a new dimension, though delivered a more puzzling traditional concert dance experience.

Bobby Bermea: Devising the future at Hand2Mouth

The Portland theater company’s Youth Devising Residency program teaches young people stage skills and more. The show they created, “What Brings You Here?,” is at PSU March 7-9.

Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Portland Opera Puccini in Concert Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Coriolanus Portland Oregon
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth be with you Bold new music for winds and piano Lincoln Recital Hall PSU Portland Oregon
Chamber Music Northwest Imani Winds and BodyVox Beautiful Everything The Reser Beaverton Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante Voices of Tomorrow Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
Portland Baroque Orchestra Harmony of Nations Concert First Baptist Church Kaul Auditorium Reed College Portland Oregon
Newport Visual and Performing Arts Newport Oregon Coast
Kalakendra Indian Classical Instrumental Music First Congregational Church Portland Oregon
Triangle Productions Perfect Arrangement Portland Oregon
NW Dance Project Moving Stories Newmark Theatre Portland Oregon
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light 50th Season Portland Oregon
Portland Playhouse Passing Strange Portland Oregon
Imago Theatre Carol Triffle Mission Gibbons Portland Oregon
Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale Washington
Portland State University College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson 2024 Fellow Wendy Red Star Reed College Reception Kaul Auditorium Foyer Portland Oregon
PassinArt Theatre and Portland Playhouse present Yohen Brunish Theatre Portland Oregon
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center Prosperity of the Sea Lincoln County Historical Society Newport Oregon Coast
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
High Desert Museum Sasquatch Central Oregon
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