Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot: The Musical, presented by Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, fills the stage with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Just try not to cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship, when Billy Elliot: The Musical takes to the stage of Portland's Newmark Theatre.
Saturday September 16, 2017 / 7:30pmSunday September 17, 2017 / 2:00pmThursday September 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:30pm
After a long week of work, why wait until Friday to kick start your weekend? With the Tribute Thursday Early Escape Cruise on the Portland Spirit, you can take a much-needed break from the week with some good friends, good food and good tunes ready to take you back to the best music of days gone by. This two-hour party cruise down the Willamette River has everything you need for a fun time: There's a bistro plate available for purchase, along with refreshing selections from three full bars and live music from some of the best tribute bands around.
Thursday August 24, 2017 / 3:00pm (Glass of Hearts (Blondie Tribute))Thursday August 31, 2017 / 3:00pm (Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute))Thursday September 7, 2017 / 3:00pm (Candy-O (The Cars Tribute))Thursday September 14, 2017 / 3:00pm (Echoes of Yasgurs (Woodstock/Folk Rock Tribute))Thursday September 21, 2017 / 3:00pm (Ramble On (Led Zeppelin Tribute))Thursday September 28, 2017 / 3:00pm (Gerle Haggard (All Girl Merle Haggard Tribute))
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.
Saturday August 26, 2017 / 11:00pmSaturday September 2, 2017 / 11:00pmSaturday September 9, 2017 / 11:00pmSaturday September 16, 2017 / 11:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 11:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 11:00pm
When Matt and Luisa fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families, a modern-day Romeo and Juliet unfolds, with plenty of comedy, drama and music, along with a healthy dose of moonlight and magic. Featuring the beloved songs "Try to Remember," "They Were You" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain," the original off-Broadway run of this timeless musical lasted an astonishing 42 years and continues to charm sold-out audiences all over the world. See this romantic tale performed with live piano and harp accompaniment at the Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza in Portland.