Here’s your chance to explore the historic 125-year-old Armory and win prizes! Pick up a scavenger hunt form in the lobby between the hours of 12 and 1:30 p.m., fill it out at your own pace and turn it back in for a mystery prize egg. Everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will receive one egg containing a mystery prize. If all the answers on your form are correct, you’ll receive two mystery eggs (two prizes!). Prices can include, an overnight stay at the new AC Hotel, unlimited ride…See More
A World Premiere! What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time. Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland at The Armory, Lauren Weedman (and her alter ego Tami Lisa) are ready to take you on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts. Lauren will be joined by a band of fine musicians; and we’re pretty sure her hair will be bigger than ever.See More
A World Premiere! Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black…See More
February 6, 2016 at 7:30pm to March 27, 2016 at 9pm
Each and Every Thing by Dan HoyleFeb 6 – Mar 27Directed by Charlie Varon“He doesn’t have to tell us that theater is an un-digital-izable medium. He demonstrates the art form’s peculiar person-to-roomful-of-persons capacity to create an instant sense of community and engender intimate and thought-provoking levels of empathy.” - San Francisco ChronicleThe newest solo show from award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle (The Real Americans) is about how we experience the world in the digital age.…See More
January 30, 2016 at 7:30pm to March 20, 2016 at 9pm
Forever Jan 30 – Mar 20Written by Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Neel Keller“In language that is always spare and simple, with rhythms now jagged and discordant, now incantatory and soothing, Ms. Orlandersmith holds us in a taut, quiet spell.” – The New York TimesForever begins in Paris at the famed Père Lachaise…See More
Shop locally this holiday season by supporting the PCS-affiliated artisans, who will be on hand to sell handmade crafts and goods on the mezzanine throughout the day. Visitors will also enjoy hand warming beverages and cookies, live holiday music, a festive photo booth, and an Armory scavenger hunt. The grand prize winner of the scavenger hunt will receive two tickets to any production in the 2014 - 2015 season, $100 to Mabel & Zora, $50 to Popina Swimwear and $50 to Isabel in the Pearl…See More
On Friday, May 29 at 9:30 p.m., local singer, songwriter and actress Merideth Kaye Clark will perform Joni Mitchell's iconic album, Blue, in its entirety in the intimate Ellyn Bye Studio. Clark will be accompanied by pianist Mont Chris Hubbard, who will also act as musical director. Portland Center Stage’s Producing Associate Brandon Woolley will direct. The performance will follow the regularly scheduled 7:30 p.m. production of The Lion.See More
EASTER EGG HUNT & MIMOSAS AT THE ARMORY April 5, 2015Prizes, Peeps & Crafts, Mimosa Bar Free!12 p.m. — Lobby Hunt12:10 p.m. — Mezzanine Hunt12:20 p.m. — Lower LobbiesThe Easter Bunny has a promised a stop at the Armory this year and you are invited! Over 200 eggs containing prizes will be hidden throughout the Armory. Prizes include free Portland Center Stage tickets, OMSI passes (good for OMSI After Dark), gift certificates to Urban Fondue, Racion, Mabel & Zora, Moule, Popina…See More
Twist Your Giving: A Holiday Bazaar at PCSPortland Center Stage invites you to attend Twist Your Giving: A Holiday Bazaar at PCS on Sunday, December 7 from 12 to 5 p.m. Shop locally this holiday season by supporting the 12 PCS-affiliated artisans, who will be on hand to sell handmade crafts and goods on the mezzanine throughout the day. Visitors will also enjoy hand warming beverages and cookies, live holiday music and two festive photo booths.See More
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Theater brings us together, to sit near one another, to hear stories, to lift our voices in song. Theater creates worlds like no others; its immediacy cannot be duplicated; its intensity cannot be matched. A playwright’s miraculous words, directed with insight and acted with passion, elicit laughter, sorrow, astonishment, enlightenment, inspiration. Suddenly, we are not alone.
At a time in our history when we all wonder how we can live together on this planet, our need for community feels more important than ever. When we gather in the theater, feelings are magnified, commonalities are illuminated, prejudices are challenged, our hearts are opened.
Theater is communal. An actor speaks a playwright’s words. Another answers. Dialogue begins; melody rises. The audience adds its own energy, rhythm, breath; harmony emerges—all of it entwining together in a shared experience of power and exhilaration.
Portland Center Stage has joined with you in theatrical celebration for over 20 years. When we opened our new venue at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, we promised a new vision, new energy, a new attitude and new work. Today, there is fire onstage, excitement in the building and high anticipation as we bring you magnificent writers of timeless stories. And each is offered with the vigor, verve and vitality you’ve come to expect at Portland Center Stage.
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Falling into Oregon’s Juvenile Justice System can change the life course of a young person who has been adjudicated for violating the law. If a youth is adjudicated, the Juvenile Justice System focuses on providing a safe and stable environment while holding youth accountable for their behavior; it also encourages them to finish school, learn skills, and live a productive, crime-free life after completing their probation or commitment to the Oregon Youth Authority. This program presents a…See More
Art co-operative Artistic Portland will welcome visitors to stop by for the First Thursday Art Gallery Art Walk on June 1, 2017, 4-6 pm. Travelers from near and far are invited to meet the artists, view their latest creations and express their own creativity by painting a bowl for charity (2-6 pm). All supplies will be provided by the art co-op. After glazing and firing the bowls, they will be available for $10 with all proceeds to nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town…See More
There’s nothing more enjoyable than strolling around on a beautiful summer day, going treasure hunting at an all vintage show. The range of diversity makes sure there is something for everyone. Some examples include jukeboxes, vintage clothing, 40s kitchenware, estate jewelry, old tools, fishing, pop culture items from the 1970s and 80s, princess phones, die-cast toys, old board games, Sci-Fi books and comics and, well you get the drift. If fine antiques are your preference, the Expo also…See More
Dine out for a cause on Wednesday, May 17th and support survivors of domestic violence! More than 45 local restaurants have pledged a portion of their day’s proceeds to aid Raphael House of Portland’s life-saving shelter and violence prevention programs. You can make a difference simply by enjoying a meal – or several – at any participating eatery in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Beaverton. Find a full and growing list of involved restaurants online at…See More
The Portland Ballet will feature highlights of George Balanchine’s Who Cares? in its Spring Concert May 26-27 at Lincoln Performance Hall. The concert will also commemorate the Ballets Russes with Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides and Tom Gold's Festival Russe. This year marks the 100th anniversary that the legendary ballet troupe performed in Portland. The program also includes a new work by Portland choreographer Lane Hunter.May 26-27, 7:30 p.m.Lincoln Performance Hall1620 SW Park Ave.Portland,…See More
Join the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership & REI for Outdoor Trivia Night. Doors open at 6, trivia begins at 6:30. Gather your trivia team of up to 6 folks and buff up on your Pacific Northwest nature and outdoor know-how. We'll test your knowledge of PNW natural areas, recreation, and Forces of Nature.We have great raffle items and prizes for the three top-scoring teams from REI. Andy "The Walrus" Lindberg returns as our MC for the evening. Lagunitas beer, cider, and Flying Pie pizza will…See More
Each informal Conversation explores a topic in biomedical science and its relationship with ethics, medicine, research and society, connecting people to the biomedical research community. This event will feature Dr. Eran Klein, well-regarded neurologist and philosopher, who will guide us through a discussion about brain-computer interface (BCI) research. BCI uses connection between our brains and computers, including but not limited to using the brain to control wheelchairs, computers and…See More
The concerted efforts of Donald Trump and the Republican majority in both the House and the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood has put the health care of millions of American women under great threat.Join us to hear what Planned Parenthood of Oregon is doing to stave off this attack. Mary Nolan, Executive Director of Planned Parentood Advocares of Oregon, will also discuss state legislative priorities and you'll learn what you can do to help to protect and defend Planned Parenthood from this…See More