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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($800+): Sci-Fi Film Fest, Escape Rooms, Tommy Davidson & More! | April 16-19, 2015

Hello Portland! The sun is shining! There’s tons of new things to try this week, like Portland Escape Rooms or Havana Nights Salsa Dance! The OMSI Sci-Fi Film Festival continues through the weekend and 80s Video Dance Attack celebrates 10 Years! Check out Tommy Davidson at Helium. There’s multiple chances to try some good brews […]

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Win Tickets ($70): Stumptown Stages Presents World Premiere Musical Soul Harmony @ Brunish Theater | Inspired by The Deborah Chessler Story

APril 16- May 3 @ Brunish Theater – The creators of Stumptown Stages’ It’s A Wonderful Life, bring this unforgettable musical to stage! In the late 40s an unlikely partnership between a young Jewish woman and a dynamic black male vocal group gave birth to a new genre of music that would ignite a generation, R&B! Soul Harmony reveals their rise to music nobility and the role they and their music played in challenging segregation in the south.

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Win Tickets ($80): CthulhuCon PDX 2015 @ Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown | Gaming, Panels, Author Readings, Art, Vendors & More!

April 25-26 @ Crown Plaza – Celebrate Lovecraft’s 125th Birthday year with two days of Lovecraftian gaming, panel discussions, author readings, art show, artist events, vendors, movies, live performances, and other hijinks that humans were not meant to enjoy. CthulhuCon PDX is a convention-style event, held April 25-26, 2015 at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown (near the Convention Center).

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Win Tickets ($30): Portland Playback Theater Presents Damn I Hate You: Stories of Resentment and Grudges @ Hipbone Studio | Bring Your Best Grudge to Share

April 18 @ Hipbone Studio – From the Capulets and Montagues to your co-workers who glare at each other every time they pass by, feelings of resentment and the holding of grudges is as old as history itself. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they are serious and always they are important to the persons involved.

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Win Tickets ($36): Portland Story Theater: Urban Tellers presents A Shift in Perspective @ Alberta Abbey | A Perfect Diet of Martinis and Cheesecake, Growing up in Roswell & More!

April 11 @ Alberta Abbey – What if you are 54 years old and you’ve never even been to Mile Zero? Why is a regimen of martinis and cheesecake the perfect diet? What does it mean to “live up to the light?” And what good could possibly come out of growing up in Roswell, New Mexico?

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Portland Storytellers’ Guild Presents SLAM IT DOWN! Developing and Shaping Stories for Slams @ Multnomah Art Center | w/ Nationally Recognized Storyteller Judith Black

April 17 @ Multnomah Art Center – Portland, OR – Story slams have broadened the participation, audience and awareness of storytelling in our here and now. This is a blessing for all of us who gain nourishment from the art form. Story Slams, however, are very different than the folk, fairy of family tales we are used to. Judith will model a few slam stories and take participants through one model of creating, shaping and sharing those short, pungent, tales culled from our lives.

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Dinner Detective

The Dinner Detective @ Crowne Plaza Hotel | Largest Murder Mystery Dinner Show In The U.S., Saturdays, Everyone’s Suspect

April 11 @ Crowne Plaza Hotel – The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table!

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MANY Portland Easter Weekend Events & Giveaways ($650+): Egg Hunts, Bunny Hop, Spring Beer & Wine Festival & More! | April 2-5, 2015

The weekend has returned and so have spring festivals: Spring Beer & Wine Festival is at Oregon Convention Center Friday & Saturday, and the The Cocktail Demystified is on Saturday at Melody Ballroom. Comedian Chris Kattan is at Helium for tonight only! KPSU’s 30 Shows in 30 Days continues this weekend with tonight’s Kickoff Party & A Boat Party Friday! Find amazing finds at more than 600 sales at NW’s LARGEST Garage Sale and Vintage Sale! And it’s Easter Weekend! Easter Bunny, Hunts, Treats Cruises, Brunch, Tea, History & More!

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Win Tickets ($98): Portland’5 Presents America’s Got Downton @ Winningstad Theatre | One-man Parody of Downton Abbey

May 2-3 @ Winningstad Theatre – Direct from London’s West End comes America’s Got Downton. The London Daily Telegraph hails the show (called ‘The Only Way is Downton’ in the UK) a “remarkable, tour de force one-man show.” Luke Kempner creates more than thirty characters in this parody which blends celebrity visitors with well-known characters from Downton Abbey. Cultures clash and eras hilariously collide to help the cast save the estate from financial ruin – again!

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Win Tickets ($160): Oregon Symphony presents Death on the Downbeat @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Classic Murder Mystery Who-dunnit!

April 18 @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – A most unpopular guest conductor has been murdered, and everyone in the audience is a suspect! Don’t miss this delightfully different whodunit of music and theater, complete with a fastidious detective, a mysterious “Lady in Red,” a bumbling police sergeant and a guilty looking orchestra! The program includes classic soundtrack selections from the 1940s and ‘50s, including Casablanca, The Gadfly, Perry Mason and The Lost Weekend.

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Win Tickets ($40): A-WOL Dance Collective Presents Closed Doors @ Their New Warehouse Theater | An Expression of What Happens When We’re Hidden

April 9-12 @ A-WOL’s Warehouse Theater – In this new, original aerial dance production, A-WOL invites you to go where you’re not always allowed: behind closed doors. Through dance and aerial expression, A-WOL will expose audiences to a unique portrayal of those things that happen when we think we are safe behind our walls. From obsessive rituals to embarrassing feelings to surreal behaviors, A-WOL’s collective Pandora’s Box is about to be opened for all to see…

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YARN: Stories @ Clinton Street Theater | “Revealed” Storytelling, Music by Big Feelings, Featuring Kerry Cohen, Travis Kurtz & More!

March 30 @ Clinton Street Theater – YARN is a bi-monthly (every other month for those still arguing over the prefix), live storytelling show produced by local storyteller, Lesley Harper. Every show will have a theme and feature 6 storytellers who come from all kinds of backgrounds and do all kinds of things. There will also be what we call a “musical intermission” in the middle of every show. This will be a local band or musician who will play a 30-minute set for you to enjoy as you check in with friends, grab some refreshments and stretch your legs.

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Win Tickets: Multnomah Falls @ Funhouse Lounge | Improvised 80s Portland-based Soap Opera

Funhouse Lounge is proud to present Multnomah Falls, a hilarious, improvised, 80’s Portland-based soap opera. All the glitz and glamour of “Dynasty,” with a little “Real Housewives of Lake Oswego.” Fall in love, or grow to hate the Cardigans and the Coltons, as these two families tear each other apart sequin by sequin.

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MANY Portland Weekend Events & Giveaways ($600+): Tulip Festival, Body Mind Spirit Expo, Shopping, Fashion & More | March 19-22, 2015

Spring is officially here! Get outside for opening weekend at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival or discover new things about the city on an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! Test your skills at Escapism Portland! FREE Fridays at Portland’s Barrel Room continues this week and OMSI is hosting Anime film festival. Snag some amazing deals at evo’s Winter Gear Clearance Sale, With Love, From PDX Pop Up Shop and Spring Seconds Sale @ Ace Hotel Cleaners!

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Win Tickets ($24): (Still) Surrounded By Idiots @ Brody Theater | Sketch Comedy, Written by Brody Founder Tom Johnson

The long-awaited sequel to last year’s hit sketch show. Written by Brody founder Tom Johnson and performed by Tom with Brody veterans Mike Karras and Kerry Leek, it’s a riotous look at politics, religion, human idiocy, and fishing. Tom Johnson has authored countless very funny sketches in his long career, and is a frequent collaborator with Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Better Call Saul)

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Win Tickets ($50): Rang Barse ~ Holi Festival of Colors @ Washington County Fairgrounds | Color Powder, DJ, Dance Performance, 900+ Colorful Happy People!

March 28 @ Washington County Fairgrounds – After the tremendous success of Rang Barse last year , we invite you to come and join us for the 4th Annual Rang Barse on March 28, 2015 and celebrate the festival of colors with your friends and family and make new friends as well.

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Taken By Storm Benefit Dinner for Children’s Center @ Vancouver Hilton | Featuring Musician, Actor & Playwright Storm Large

During the evening Storm will perform and will share her experience of growing up with a family member who lived with mental illness. Storm, then, will not only entertain the guests with her music but also help lift the culture of silence and stigma surrounding mental illness. The event will raise vital funds to provide children and youth in our community with high quality mental health services.

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The Dinner Detective @ Crowne Plaza Hotel | Largest Murder Mystery Dinner Show In The U.S., Saturdays, Everyone’s Suspect

The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table!

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Win Tickets ($50): Live Wire @ Revolution Hall | Exploring Competitive Cooking w/ Top Chef’s Gregory Gourdet and Doug Adams, Seinfeld & Exoplanets

Live Wire is radio variety for the attention span challenged. It’s music from up-and-coming bands, original comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and people who think cool thoughts. Hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, Too Beautiful to Live), the show is taped in front of a live audience and is aired on public radio stations around the country.

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Urban Tellers @ Portland Story Theater

Win Tickets ($40): Urban Tellers @ Portland Story Theater | Live Storytelling Event, Drinks, Appetizers

The May 11, 2013 show features 6 Urban Tellers: Jodi Sweetman, Barbara Jeppesen, John Gorman, Aaron Hartling, Tina Remacle, and Maura Conlon-McIvor. Real. True. Stories.

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Last Night: Cowboy Mouth @ Coho Productions | September 28

Posted by Tiffany Garner Stage readings are interesting things. They are a quick and easy way to get some theater into your life but they kind of leave you wanting more. I recently attended the stage reading of Cowboy Mouth at the charming CoHo Theater in NW Portland (2257 NW Raleigh St). Written in 1971 […]

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Tonight: "COMPANY" The Musical Opens This With Food Bank Fundraiser – Two Cans Get You In!

From our partners at JANE a theater company Fall is here and theater season is upon us! JANE a theater company, in partnership with BrunDog Productions, is proud to announce that its lush, Broadway-style production of Stephen Sondheim's beloved musical "COMPANY" is back — and better than ever — with a new run Sept. 25 […]

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Chariots of Rubber is Back @ Interstate Firehouse | August 20-29

I was bummed that I missed Chariots of Fire at Theater Theater. I heard great things about it, the plot sounds pretty funny and the cast…well, that cast is built to party. Plus, there is this tagline: “There will be smoke, cars, carnage, singing, a live rock band, talking nipples, sign language, and blood.” Last […]

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Last Weekend: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead @ Coho Theater

Related: 75+ Portland Weekend Events & Parties: July 30-August 2 Posted by Kristen Imes An Hour and a Half Filled with Death, Sex, Drugs, Violence, and Homosexuality? Good GRIEF! Snoopy killed Woodstock and in turn, is, well, killed / "put down" / call it what you will. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, […]

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imago theater: desperation

Portland Theater: Imago Stage Two Original One-Acts | July 10-11 & 17-18

Posted by Sasha Burchuk Veterans of the Imago Theatre Stage Two Original One-Acts The lights go down and the theatre is drowned in darkness. The air is heavy with the sounds of whales. For half a minute you loose your sense of place. Out of this murky underwater midnight comes Bryce Flint-Sommerville's new play, Breaching. […]

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Portland Opera: Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium | May 14, 16

Portland Opera: Rigoletto at Keller Auditorium | May 14, 16

Posted by Saundra Sorenson A libertine, the tears of a clown, countless broken hymens… yes, it is Portland Opera's own staging of Rigoletto, and it is (to borrow a phrase overheard in Keller) superb. Like many self-respecting operas, Verdis's Rigoletto is political satire. But unlike, say, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro (which softened the edges of […]

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The Illusion, Porltand, Oregon

Portland Theater: The Illusion at Public Playhouse | Last Weekend

This is the last weekend to the Illusion. Unfortunately, we slacked and didn't get someone out to cover this. However, I have heard nothing but positive reviews. This last weekend will most likely be packed, so you I suggest buying the tickets online/beforehand. Tonight is also Thursday discount night. From Public Playhouse: Public Playhouse closes […]

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3rd floor Sketch Comedy, Portland, Oregon

"THE 3RD FLOOR: XXVI" – a sketch comedy spectacular: March 20, 21 | Miracle Theater

By Stephanie El-Hajj Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch a comedy YouTube channel sans the loading between videos, or buffering interruptions, or annoying popups? Better yet, streamed…. LIVE? Ah, I can see you're intrigued. 3rd Floor, a Portland sketch comedy group comprised of the hilarious Michael Fetters, Melik Malkasian, Ted […]

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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found | Portland Center Stage

[vimeo=] [ Video=Cody Nickell draws winning name in our twitter ticket giveaway] “I don’t ever leave the stage,” actor Cody Nickell explains. “It’s an exhausting journey that this guy Charlie takes. I had to learn to pace myself, so I’m not exhausted at the end of the day.” Nickell landed in Portland with his wife […]

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Twitter Giveaway: "How To Disappear" Tickets From Portland Center Stage

I saw “How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found” at Portland Center Stage last week. I am not a theater critic, but I do know entertainment–and this is highly entertaining. The set is fantastic as were the performances. You will enjoy this show. In addition, we are giving away a pair of tickets to […]

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Portland Weekend: Art, Music, Film, Theater, Free Beer | February 5-8

Leigh Feldman just sent over his Portland Party email for the weekend. If you want to get this weekly email of Portland event information (You Should), email him at and tell him Pipeline sent ya. Events in red are known to be good* From Leigh: So much going on this week at the end […]

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Fall of the house, portland, oregon

Fall of the House: Season Four Opener | Portland Theater

By Meagan Kate As a lover of improvisational comedy as well as twenty-somethings with filthy mouths and webisodes – I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy the season four opener of Fall of the House last Friday. I wasn't prepared, however, for how damn good the show would be. The improv series surrounds […]

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Fall of the house, portland, oregon

Fall of the House is Back at Action Adventure

The first episode of Fall of the House Season 4 starts tomorrow night. If you miss this weekend, there are three more episodes left in this season–BUT really–see them all. Somehow, I missed the first two seasons of this show. But after seeing one last season, I will miss no more. It is hilarious, and […]

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