You undoubtedly know "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." Now, see the musical it comes from, Evita, when Stumptown Stages brings the incredible true story of Eva Perón, the controversial first lady of Argentina, to the stage. Fusing dramatic chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz, this Tony-winning musical follows a peasant girl who uses her considerable smarts to rise from the slums of Argentina to become the wife of the President and a powerful advocate for the working class. Experience this modern classic from the Broadway Dream Team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at Brunish Theatre at Antoinette Hatfield Hall in Portland.
The Green Light District, in partnership with The Travel Joint, presents a one-time cannabis cabaret show to benefit the award-winning cannabis non-profit Grow for Vets at the American Legion Post 134 in Portland. The event will conjure up classic vintage vibes with live entertainment, including musicians, cabaret, burlesque and specialty acts. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the award-winning cannabis non-profit Hero Grown (formerly known as Grow for Vets). Hero Grown is a tax-exempt organization that helps veterans with PTSD, TBI, chronic pain and other serious medical conditions obtain and grow cannabis. In the four years since forming, the group has served more than 40,000 veterans and given away almost $2 million in free cannabis to veterans in states where medical marijuana is legal.
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.
Your 2017 National Women's Soccer League champions, the Portland Thorns FC, kick off another year of fast-paced action at beautiful Providence Park. Now entering their sixth season, Thorns FC average a league-best 17,000-plus fans per game, and feature one of the most talented rosters in all of women's professional soccer -- including the team's top scorer, University of Portland grad Christine Sinclair, plus midfielder Tobin Heath and defender Emily Sonnett, among many more. Cheer on the home team as they take on tough competitors from Orlando to Seattle, on their run to another NWSL title.
The Beatles may never have performed their landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album live, but now you can experience what that dream concert might've been like as the Broadway hit Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to the stage at the Keller Auditorium in Portland. In honor of the trailblazing album's 50th anniversary, Rain is re-creating it in its entirety for a psychedelic spectacular that will satisfy even the most diehard Beatlemaniac. Come find out why critics are calling this theatrical performance the next best thing to seeing the original Fab Four.
The Jefferson Dancers, the elite dance company of the nationally known dance department at Portland's Jefferson High School, return to the Portland'5 Center for the Arts' Newmark Theatre for their annual spring performance series. For more than 40 years, the multi-ethnic company of dancers between the ages of 14 and 18, has comprised the school's most advanced dance students who come to Jefferson High School for dance training. Revel in a range of styles from these very talented young performers at Soar With the Jefferson Dancers.
On a quest to make the world its playground -- one surface at a time -- Cirque du Soleil tackles its boldest terrain yet: ice. Glide into Portland's Moda Center and discover the surreal world of Cirque du Soleil Crystal, the company's first production atop the glistening realm of frozen water. Watch in wonder as world-class ice skaters and acrobats challenge the laws of gravity, executing one electrifying moment after another as they tell the exhilarating story of a woman's journey toward confidence, liberation and empowerment. Be there as this spectacularly innovative company shatters the icy facade of reality to reach the sparkling world of possibility beneath.
Peppa Pig -- star of her own hit children's animated series on Nick Jr. -- is back and bringing her latest fun-filled stage show to North America! It's a lovely day outside, and Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a wonderful surprise in store for Peppa and her little brother, George. Will they guess the exciting news? Find out at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall as Peppa and the rest of her family and friends come to life as full-sized puppets in Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Surprise! Expect lots of singing, dancing and audience participation during this fast-paced, funny performance that's perfect for preschoolers.
One of the leading choreographers of his generation, Stephen Petronio, returns to the Newmark Theatre in Portland with a dance that uniquely merges new music, visual art and fashion to produce powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. In 2014 Stephen founded Bloodlines, to pay tribute to the masters of American postmodern dance who have strongly influenced him. Featured in this program will be new and retrospective work by Petronio as well as a series of chamber works by Yvonne Rainer.
Naomi Iizuka's Good Kids is centered around a high-school party that goes horribly awry. In the aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up, this timely show explores multiple perspectives, posing important questions of consent and intent as everyone grapples with the consequences of their actions and inaction. See this Portland Actors Conservatory production of the thought-provoking play, directed by Beth Harper, at the Shoebox Theatre.
Whether you've got a baby on the way or just babies on the brain, BabyFest! will prep you with everything you need to welcome your little one into the world. During this one-day event at the Oregon Convention Center, new and expecting parents can discover the latest in childcare tips, products and services. The expo also features informative workshops, celebrity guest appearances and The Big Baby Shower, a fun-filled hour packed with games, exclusive prizes and more. Get ready to pamper yourself into parenthood when BabyFest! arrives.
A woman can hold the door for a man and a man can be a stay-at-home dad -- gender roles are busting out and this dance pirouettes Man/Woman stereotypes on its head. The girl wears the tutu and is the flower, the boy wears the tights and is the stem, right? Not in this performance. From new work to the most iconic female role in ballet, The Dying Swan, five thought-provoking pieces will explore one hot topic. The Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers forget what they've been told about where they "belong" and are flying free in protesting leaps and enchanting twirls. Join the memorizing fun of poetic movement at Portland's Newmark Theatre.
Take the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast and add puppetry, shadow theater, song and dance and you'll have the whimsical play La Belle: Lost in the World of the Automaton. This romantic, comedic and dramatic theatrical journey for the entire family embarks from Portland's Imago Theatre.
For more than 20 years, the Imani Winds quintet has followed its own less-than-traditional musical path, impressing fans and critics alike with their "sultry sophistication" (Washington Post), energetic performance style and culturally diverse programming. As part of their Spring Residency with Chamber Music Northwest, the Grammy-nominated group will perform music by Holst, Reena Esmail and Miguel Del Aguila at the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro.
You'll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in Hunks: The Show. This Magic Mike-style male revue hits the stage at Shotski's Woodfired Eats in Salem with a high-energy, choreographed show starring gorgeous guys in acts designed to fulfill any fantasy -- from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate ladies' night out with music, lights and plenty of action. And don't worry -- audience interaction is highly encouraged.
You'll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in Hunks: The Show. This Magic Mike-style male revue hits the stage at Hung Far Low in Longview with a high-energy, choreographed show starring gorgeous guys in acts designed to fulfill any woman's fantasy from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond -- and audience interaction is highly encouraged. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate ladies' night out with music, lights and plenty of action.
You'll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in Hunks: The Show. This Magic Mike-style male revue hits the stage at Grape Street Bar & Grill in Medford with a high-energy, choreographed show starring gorgeous guys in acts designed to fulfill any woman's fantasy -- from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate ladies' night out with music, lights and plenty of action. And don't worry -- audience interaction is highly encouraged.