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
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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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The Portland Ballet offers a series of FREE PRE-Ballet classes. The commitment-free, four-class series introduces young dancers, ages 6-9, to the fundamentals of ballet and helps them decide if ballet is right for them. Classes are held once a week at The Portland Ballet’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway. The Portland Ballet welcomes all new dancers.The final class acts as a placement assessment for TPB's Curriculum Ballet program. Students must attend the full series (all four classes) but are…See More
Long sunny days in Portland suggest Fun in The Sun at Artistic Portland’s First Thursday Art Gallery Art Walk on July 6, 2017, between 4-6 pm.Visitors 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 firing, the bowls will be available for $10 with all proceeds going to nonprofit Sisters of the Road Cafe in Old Town Portland.Pianist, John…See More
Festa Italiana Portland returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square, our Piazza. Enjoy nonstop ITALIAN Food, Wine/Beer Garden, Vendors and this year molto Children's Activities. A great way to enjoy a summer day in downtown Portland........Free!See Festa-italiana.org or our Facebook page.See More
Self-Guided Tour of 7 professionally-designed private gardens on Portland’s West Side, featuring garden design by Marcia Peck, columnist for the Oregonian’s Home and Garden section. Tour proceeds benefit Scholarships for Landscape Design Students at PCC and CCC. Addresses and directions included with ticket. Photos and garden stories at https://anld.com/garden-tour/.See More
Practicing Peace, Embracing Community14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the ParkDharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme WorkshopsActivities for ChildrenTabling by Buddhist CommunitiesBuddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland is proud to host the 14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park on Saturday, June 3, with the theme, Practicing Peace, Embracing Community. Due to renovation of Colonel Summers Park, the festival will be at a new location this year, at Creston Park on Powell Blvd.Expressing…See More
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