performing arts

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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Peacock in the Park

Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park's takeover of Washington Park.

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Fertile Ground Festival

Spanning two weeks every January, the Fertile Ground Festival is where you go to see Portland's newest performance works first.

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LGBT performing arts & drag

Portland has a rich drag and performance art culture that encompasses everything from traditional female impersonation to new-school drag to queer burlesque.

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