Feeling of Home will reconstruct what home and healing can feel like for local, intergenerational Black…

Illustration of portrait of tattooed individual with the words JUDY written above them in an arc


‘JUDY’ is a queer party that materializes every last Saturday night of the month at a…


TBA:19 Laura Ortman IN CONCERT

With varied natural and urban instrumentation, including violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and pedal…

Meta Gala After Hours Affair

Meta Gala After Hours Affair

Meta Gala After Hours Affair

Meta Gala’s After Hours Affair is going to be HOT! With a sliding scale from $5…

PICA Annex
Photo: Kazuyuki Funaki

Marginal Consort

In Concert

Japan’s legendary ensemble Marginal Consort uses established and homemade acoustic instruments, electronics, bamboo sticks, marbles, water, and other objects to realize sonic constructs as well as incorporating actions that do not produce sound….

The Last Artful, Dodgr

The Last Artful, Dodgr

One of the brightest voices on the Portland hip-hop scene is Alana Chenevert, aka The Last Artful, Dodgr. Her name is a nod to her hometown of Los Angeles, a pun on its baseball team, a reference to Oliver Twist, and it illustrates a life spent dodging bullets. Since arriving in Portland in 2013, she’s made the city her own and has quickly become a rising star. Press and fans have compared her to Chance the Rapper, Missy Elliott, and Dizzee Rascal with lyrics inspired by Sufjan Stevens. While we’re always sad to see the festival end, brilliant hip-hop delivered by a queer black woman is the perfect way to say ‘until next year.’…

TBA Institute

Workshop: Experimental Sound Collage with CDJS

Taught by S1 Synth Library

Portland artist-run space and TBA late-night artists/curators S1 will facilitate a workshop on sound collage and layering with multiple DJ set-ups, taught by members of the internationally recognized S1 Synth Library. Explore basic concepts of using CDJS and how to create soundscapes and unexpected layers and rhythms from field recordings, samples, and more. No expertise or experience necessary….

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Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium

Subharmonic: A Sonic Arts Symposium spans two immersive days of interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and live…


Portland’s Inaugural South Asian American Arts Festival

Portland’s Inaugural South Asian American Arts Festival will be an all-ages, multi-cultural celebration that showcases and…


Ann Magnuson, and the Bongwater Songbook

A Special Performance For The Opening Of Steven Doughton's Delta

Exhibition Open:

Ann Magnuson and The Bongwater Songbook is a band and a performance art happening; a rare…


Daniel Bernard Roumain

Never Felt Better/I, Composer/Dred Violin

“(Roumain has) a keen sense of how to create abstract shapes crossing cultural boundaries… combining visceral…

Wieden+Kennedy: Atrium

Dariush Dolat-shahi

In Concert

“A masterful performer.” – The New York Times “…epic…raw power through grand gestures….” – Perry Goldstein,…

PORTLAND’5: Newmark Theater

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd

In What Language? A song cycle of lives in transit

“(Iyer is) Captivating…an extravagantly gifted new-jazz pianist and a quick-witted composer…” – The New Yorker “[Ladd]…

Scottish Rite Center

Philip Glass Ensemble

Philip on Film

A Celebration of 25 Years of Film Music by Philip Glass One of the most influential…

Grand Ballroom, Portland Art Museum
John Zorn

John Zorn


The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) presents composer and jazz pioneer John Zorn for one…

Northwest Neighborhood Cultural Center
Diamanda Galás

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer: Performance, CD Release, and Fundraiser

Diamanda Galás is an extraordinary artist of unparalleled emotional intensity and vocal range. PICA and KPSU…

La Luna

Hasidic New Wave

Jews and the Abstract Truth

The Hasidic Wedding Scene is Hot and Coming to a Theater Near You! One of the…

Aladdin Theatre

Guy Klucevsek

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) kicks off its 1997/98 performance season with internationally acclaimed…

Diamanda Galás

Malediction and Prayer

By virtue of her originality, Diamanada Galás defies simple categorization. Transcending the boundaries of contemporary performance…

Northwest Service Center

Rinde Eckert

An Informal Evening with Rinde Eckert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to announce a special added event in…


Charles Gayle

In Concert

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) welcomes free jazz tenor sax master Charles Gayle to…

Clinton Street Theatre

Diamanda Galás

Shrei X

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) is pleased to present Diamanda Galás Monday and Tuesday,…