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Pamplin Media Group – Portland events: Go see Union PDX Festival of Contemporary Dance?

Here are some recommendations for events to attend in the Portland area over the next week.

PHOTOS COURT: PUSH FOLD DANCE - Portland choreographers Sweta Ravisankar (above) and Samuel Hobbs attend the push/FOLD Dance Company's Union PDX Festival of Contemporary Dance November 17-20 at the Hampton Opera Center.

Here are some events you should attend over the next week:

• As a reminder, inspired by Alanis Morissette’s hit 1995 album, the Broadway show Jagged Little Pill will be on view at the Keller Auditorium through November 20th. ‘, ‘Head Over Heels’, ‘Hand In My Pocket’ and ‘Ironic’.

In the story of a completely imperfect American family, Heidi Blickenstaff will reprise her role from the Broadway production as Mary Jane Healy, alongside Lauren Chanel as Frankie Healy, Chris Hoch as Steve Healy and Dillon Klena as Nick Healy. The cast also includes Jade McLeod as Jo and Allison Sheppard as Bella.

For more information: www.BroadwayInPortland.com.

• Timberline has opened some slopes and Mt. Hood Meadows plans to open Friday, November 25th.

Skiers and snowboarders can increase their excitement at the Snowvana industry event, all day Friday through Sunday, November 18-20 at the Oregon Convention Center.

For more information: www.snowvana.com.

• O’Loughlin Trade Shows will host its Portland Holiday Market from 10 am to 6 pm Thursday through Sunday, November 17 through 20 at the Expo Center.

For more information: www.pdxholidaymarket.com.

• White Bird Uncaged welcomes Shay Kuebler’s Radical System Art from Vancouver, British Columbia, and the world premiere of “Momentum of Isolation” Thursday through Saturday, November 17-19 at 8:00 p.m. at PSU’s Lincoln Performance Hall . Radical System Art fuses martial arts, urban street dance and contemporary movement.

The new work explores how our digital existence divides us, yet we find powerful ways to connect. Kuebler began developing Momentum of Isolation in 2018 after learning the UK had appointed a Minister of Loneliness to combat the serious health effects of loneliness and isolation.

“Isolation is the greatest torture or pain one can experience because it is not pain of the body or the mind; it’s a pain of the spirit, it’s one of the soul,” said Kübler, who plays the role of a man working alone. only occasionally speaks to his only green plant and is surrounded by a chorus of performers who are as energetic as they are versatile.

For more information: www.whitebird.org.

• Have a laugh on Friday, November 18 at 7pm as George Lopez takes the stage at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

For more information: www.portland5.com.

• The Push/FOLD dance company presents their fourth annual Union PDX Festival of Contemporary Dance at the Hampton Opera Center, Thursday-Sunday, November 17-20. It offers performances and masterclasses in West African, Afro-Brazilian, Bharatanatyam and contemporary ballet and dance. Standout performers include Portland choreographers Samuel Hobbs and Sweta Ravisankar. The performances take place on November 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 20 at 4:00 p.m.

More information: www.pushfold.org/unionpdx/festival-22.

• Andrea Parson, a Portland celebrity dancer and Princess Grace Award winner, hosts You Can’t Be Serious, an evening of solo dance and storytelling that explores memories and scenes surrounding the loss of her sister. The “From The Ground Up” event will take place Friday through Saturday, November 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St.

For more information: www.fromthegrounduppdx.net.

• Look for our entries for holiday events in the coming periods of life. Christmas shows begin, including “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” an inventive reimagining of the popular story, from Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Previews begin Saturday, November 19th with regular running from November 25th through December. 24

For more information: www.pcs.org.

• Concertmaster Sarah Kwak performs Prokofiev’s dazzling, dreamy Violin Concerto No. 1 while the Oregon Symphony, conducted by guest conductor Jun Markl, performs The Power of Memories, featuring pieces by Ravel, Dutilleux and others. Concert times are Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. Sunday 20 Nov; 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 21, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

For more information: www.orsymphony.org.

• Satirical humorist David Sedaris returns to Portland with his social critiques and more, Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

For more information: www.portland5.com.

• Bluesman Tommy Castro performs with his band The Painkillers in “A Bluesman Comes to Town” Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 8:00pm at Polaris Hall. He won three awards at the 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards and is celebrating 30 years as a bandleader.

For more information: www.polarishall.com.


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