Say what you will about the last millennium, but those last few decades knew how to par-tay. Now you can party like it's 1999 (and even earlier) at this fun Flashback Dance Cruise featuring the best dance hits from the '80s, '90s and more. This two-hour cruise aboard the Portland Spirit provides everything you need for a rockin' late night on the river, with a live DJ on deck spinning the biggest hits of the three greatest party music decades ever. Retro outfits are encouraged, so break out those leisure suits, neon leg warmers and Members Only jackets and have a blast.
A terrible snowstorm traps a group of strangers in a quaint boarding house in The Mousetrap. To everyone's horror, it soon becomes clear that a murderer is hiding among them. A policeman arrives to investigate, and as the characters testify and re-enact the events of the night, the trap is set to catch the murderer. This thrilling mystery by Agatha Christie is one of the most popular whodunits of all time and you'll find yourself in the middle of the action -- there's no stage for this fully immersive show, so the intense action plays out all around you. Get in on the sleuthing at the Cady Building in Beaverton.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Art imitates life. Life imitates art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss -- or when actors share a real one. Catch Sarah Ruhl's show biz rom-com at Portland's Twilight Theater Company.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 8:00pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 3:00pm
The plot of the rollicking operetta The Student Prince sounds like a modern teen rom-com -- the sheltered prince of a fictitious German kingdom goes to college, where he hooks up with some hard-drinking friends, gets his party on and falls in love with a local girl, before royal duty calls him back to his boring old life. Actually though, the musical was the longest-running Broadway show of the '20s, and the Sigmund Romberg score is famed for its memorable ballads, dance pieces and marches, including "Serenade," "Golden Days," "Drinking Song" and "Deep in My Heart, Dear." The Light Opera of Portland stages this production at Alpenrose Dairy Opera House, and follows it up, as is their usual practice, with post-show ice-cream sundaes.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm
Come check out the Rose City's most riotous night of laughs with ComedySportz, which has been providing big-time laughs to Portland for more than 20 years. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot. A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive show, and willing volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pm
This loving send-up of two episodes of the ever-funny TV show, The Golden Girls, features some of Portland's leading drag comic performers creating laughter and good clean fun for the whole family. Joining in on the fun of this San Francisco tradition is Sasha Velour, winner of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Don't miss Heklina, Matthew Martin, D'Arcy Drollinger and Holotta Tymes in The Golden Girls Live when it comes to The Aladdin Theater in Portland.
Written by comedian-musician Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile is an Absurdist comedy that places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. The play is set just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with Cubism. These two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness. See these historical figures in a new light at Mask & Mirror Community Theatre in Tigard.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:30pm
Encompassing a world that's "south of cozy and north of dangerous, west of sitcom and due east of tragedy" (The New York Times), Between Riverside and Crazy centers around ex-cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington and his recently paroled son Junior, examining their shared struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive while treading past old wounds, sketchy new house guests and a final ultimatum. Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Between Riverside and Crazy from Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf**ker With the Hat) now comes to the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / NoonWednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 / 7:30pmThursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:30pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 2:00pm
Our Mother's Brief Affair, the Broadway hit that starred Linda Lavin, comes to Portland for a four-week run featuring Michelle Maida in the title role of Anna. Anna has told a story -- is it true? Her children try to unravel what is and isn't possible. If she did have "a brief affair" -- with whom? Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg, who wrote Three Days of Rain and Take Me Out, has written a witty script that makes you think and laugh! See this innovative work at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza in Portland.
Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 2:00pm Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 / 7:30pm Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 7:30pm Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
It's Friday night, and instead of spending it with strangers at the bars, why not spend it laughing with William Shakespeare? ComedySportz brings Elizabethan comedy back to life with ShakesProv, a 50-minute burst of improvised jokes and sketches, all in the style and mindset of Shakespeare himself! You get to create the experience as the ComedySportz Portland players craft bawdy humor based off your suggestions.
Life as a journalist was hard enough for Megan Way before her detective ex-boyfriend came knocking. Chasing a story that could change her whole city, Megan gets caught in a web of shady politics and dead bodies, with billions of dollars and her own life on the line. Spider Drive is an edgy, modern, neo-noir mystery thriller set to music by Halestorm, Paramore, The Offspring, Jonathan Coulton, The Silversun Pickups and other fantastic modern rock alternative artists. Catch this show -- which features a live four-piece band -- at Portland's Headwaters Theatre.
Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 6:00pmFriday, Mar. 30, 2018 / 8:00pmSaturday, Mar. 31, 2018 / 8:00pm
In Something To Talk About, some of Portland's finest singers and musicians get together for a night of music that celebrates the music of Bonnie Raitt. Performers include Anne Weiss, Lisa Mann, Bre Gregg and many more, as they take the stage to honor "The Queen of the Bottleneck Blues." With her smoky vocals and amazing guitar chops, Bonnie Raitt has become a legendary artist that has transcended her blues background into mainstream success.
Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 / 8:00pmSunday, Mar. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm
Experience family-friendly comedy troupe ComedySportz's late-night alter ego when you catch Bets Friends, a pun on improv teacher and actress extraordinaire Betse Green. With 15 years of improv experience across the U.S. and Canada, Green has not only taught and performed with ComedySportz and Portland's Brody and Curious Comedy Theaters, she has also made her way around to festivals like the Chicago Improv Festival, The IFCincy and more. Experience this magical adventure in improv with Green and her talented comrades in the late hours of the evening for slightly inappropriate yet hilarious humor made up on the spot.