performing arts

All Jane Comedy Festival

This five-day festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians, including headliners like Aparna Nacherla, at Curious Comedy Theater each October.

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2017-18 Portland theater season

A season of recent plays that deal with complex social issues will place Portland theater fans in the middle of the debate.

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JAW Festival: A Playwrights’ Festival

Witness a weekend of new works by some of the country’s most intriguing playwrights at Portland Center’s Stage’s JAW Festival, held each July.

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Summer performing arts picks

While major theaters take a break this season, parks and festivals fill up with Shakespeare, vaudeville, new plays and solo shows.

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Portland on a budget

There’s plenty to eat, drink, see and do in the Rose City — all without overspending. Enjoy Portland on a budget and make the most of your time (and dime).

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Chamber Music Northwest’s summer festival

Chamber Music Northwest’s annual summer festival combines highest-caliber classical music with Portland’s laid-back atmosphere at can’t-miss concerts.

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Essential Portland comedians

Several outstanding comedians have honed their craft here; get ready to ROFL with our guide to the all-stars of Portland’s comedy scene.

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Live storytelling events in Portland

Hear true stories about love, sex, history, movies and even middle school at six regular live storytelling events in Portland.

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Revolution Hall

A historic Central Eastside high school is reinvented as a music venue called Revolution Hall.

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Live Wire Radio

Live Wire! is “radio variety for the attention-span-challenged” taped in Portland weekly and broadcast on dozens of stations from Tallahassee, Tenn., to Reading, England.

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