SEPTEMBER

Sept. 7: See the Shanghai Acrobatics troupe, one of China's (and the world's) most famous circus acts. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $20-$55.

Sept. 8: Check out Juliana Huxtable's multimedia exhibit that blurs the line "between club and gallery" on the opening night of Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's Time-Based Art Festival. PICA at Hancock, 15 NE Hancock St. 9:30 pm. $60 for festival pass.

Sept. 9: Go to the opening reception for The Space Between, a bright, exuberant collaboration between a Pacific Northwest College of Art professor Ayumi Takahashi and a New York Times illustrator Ryan Bubnis. Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave. 6-9 pm. Free.

Sept. 10: Watch "Collection," a fashion show/performance art hybrid from Northwest Dance Project. Nel Centro, 1408 SW 6th Ave. 5:30 pm. $100.

Sept. 11: See three female playwrights' take on a classic at Antigone Project. Profile Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. 2 pm. $13.50-$36.

Sept. 12: Watch Keijaun Thomas explore the experience of a femme black person growing up on the street corner as part of the annual Time-Based Art Festival. PICA at Hancock, 15 NE Hancock St. 8:30 pm. $60 for festival pass.

Sept. 13: Enjoy a night of soulful harmonies and '90s nostalgia with Boyz II Men and the Oregon Symphony. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $50-$120.

Sept. 14: Spiritual Pop is a collection of radical '60s-era screenprints by Corita Kent, the singular nun-activist-artist. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. 10 am-5 pm. Adults $19.99, students and seniors $16.99, children and members free.

Sept. 15: Watch a 200-pound chimp attempt to revive his showbiz career in the comic play Trevor. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. 7:30 pm. $50, under 25 and students $25.

Sept. 16: Rap along to The Bomb-itty of Errors, a hip-hop reimagining of Shakespeare's farcical play. Post5 Theatre, 1666 SE Lambert St. 7:30 pm. $20.

Sept. 17: Hear unreleased scores from the Legend of Zelda game at Symphony of the Goddess. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $30-$105.

Sept. 18: See a kid-friendly version of Frida Kahlo's life in Mijita Fridita, a new play from Portland's only Spanish-language theater. Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St. 2 pm. $18-$22.

Sept. 19: Explore bamboo garden sculptures by local and Japanese artists at Bending Nature. Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave. Noon-7 pm. $9.50, kids under 5 free.

Sept. 20: Meet Ann Patchett, the Faulkner Prize-winning author, as she reads from her new book, Commonwealth. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. 7 pm. Free.

Sept. 21: See August Wilson's one-man autobiographical play, How I Learned What I Learned. Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott St. 7:30 pm. $19.

Sept. 22: The Gun Show kicks off CoHo's 21st season, starring playwright EM Lewis and Portland mainstay Vin Shambry. CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh St. 7:30 pm. $20.

Sept. 23: Hillsboro's retro theater troupe, Bag & Baggage, redoes the cult classic The Graduate. The Venetian Theatre, 253 E Main St., Hillsboro. 7:30 pm. $25-$30, students and seniors $20-$25.

Sept. 24: Catch the world premiere of Béla Bartók's dark opera Bluebeard's Castle, alongside glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $23-$105.

Sept. 25: Watch former Oregonian columnist Margie Boulé as fashion giant Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play Full Gallop. The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. 2 pm. $15-$35.

Sept. 26: Explore the photos and audio diaries of the I Am My White Ancestors exhibit. Clackamas Community College's Alexander Gallery, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. 9 am-5 pm. Free.

Sept. 27: See the U.S. premiere of Fukushima, Mon Amor at Portland's German Film Festival. Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave. 7 pm. $10, $8 students and seniors, $6 children.

Sept. 28: Head to Within These Walls, an evening of monologues, poetry and performances addressing the issue of solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system. Cerimon House, 5131 NE 23rd Ave. 7 pm. $15.

Sept. 29: See Bruce Conkle's Surface Glitch, illustrations that depict the tiny, ominous "glitches" caused by climate change. White Box, 24 NW 1st Ave. Noon-6 pm. Free.

Sept. 30: Jonathan Safran Foer reads from his first novel since 2005's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton. 7 pm. Free.

OCTOBER

Oct. 1: See The Soul of Black Art challenge depictions of black America in the past century of art. Upfor Gallery, 929 NW Flanders St. 11 am-6 pm. Free.

Oct. 2: See Frankenstein: A Cabaret, an adult-themed reimagining of the Mary Shelley classic. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 2 pm. $20, students and seniors $15.

Oct. 3: See iconic film composer Fabio Frizzi perform scores from cult slashers Zombie and Gates of Hell, among others. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. 8 pm. $25-$50.

Oct. 4: Watch a group of sandwich artists attempt to make ends "meat and cheese" in the comedy American Hero. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. 7:30 pm. $25.

Oct. 5: Lady Dynamite creator Maria Bamford headlines the fifth annual all-female All Jane (no No Dick) Comedy Festival, which starts tonight. Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 pm. VIP festival passes $120, regular passes and individual show tickets will be released at alljanecomedy.org/tickets.

Oct. 6: See White Bird Dance's Diavolo integrate elements of hip-hop, ballet, gymnastics and acrobatics. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $26-$68.

Oct. 7: Watch Head. Hands. Feet, a theatrical take on tales of dismemberment. Shaking the Tree, 823 SE Grant St. 7:30 pm. $25, students and seniors $20, 19 and under $5.

Oct. 8: See Oregon Ballet Theatre take on Giants—George Balanchine and William Forsythe—and debut original choreography. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St. 7:30 pm. $25-$146.

Oct. 9: Hear the smooth, dulcet tones of Steve Lehman on the alto sax. The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. 7 pm. $20-$30.

Oct. 10: See Elizabeth Malaska's eerie, surrealist nude paintings. Nationale, 3360 SE Division St. Noon-6 pm. Free.

Oct. 11: Hear former Bowie backup vocalist and Grammy-winning jazz and blues singer Catherine Russell. The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. 7:30 pm. $20-$30.

Oct. 12: Watch jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis perform with the Lincoln Center Orchestra. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $40-$120.

Oct. 13: See Black Girl, an exploration of black womanhood through original choreography and music. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $26-$68.

Oct. 14: See Northwest Dance Project give Maurice Ravel's Boléro a modern update. PSU's Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave. 7:30 pm. $34-$58.

Oct. 15: Watch The Wong Street Journal to find out how Kristina Wong became a hip-hop star in northern Uganda. The Headwaters Theatre, 55 NE Farragut St. 7:30 pm. $20, students $12.

Oct. 16: Hear classics from Mozart and Mendelssohn performed by the Portland Baroque Opera. Reed College's Kaul Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. 3 pm. $24-$59.

Oct. 17: Tour Through Rhoda's Eyes to see paintings, drawings and clothes by Henry Pittock's granddaughter. Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Drive. 11 am-4 pm. $10, seniors $9, youth 6-18 $7, kids and members free.

Oct. 18: See 10 10-minute plays by 10 different playwrights at Portland in Play. Alder Stage, 1515 SW Morrison St. 7:30 pm. $50, under 25 $25.

Oct. 19: Stop by the opening of Hank Bierbaum Fantasizes to see Jack Featherly's psychedelic brushwork. Upfor Gallery, 929 NW Flanders St. 11 am-6 pm. Free.

Oct. 20: See an Israeli dance troupe explore the spectrums of color, space and sound at Wallflower. PSU's Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave. 8 pm. $25-$34.

Oct. 21: Get your pre-Halloween share of zombies, ghosts, vampires and dance theater at BloodyVox. BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 NW 17th Ave. 7 pm. Season tickets available at bodyvox.com.

Oct. 22: See Assistance, a satirical play about overworked, underappreciated assistants. The Shoebox Theater, 2110 SE 10th Ave. 7:30 pm. $20, students $10.

Oct. 23: Watch Fly by Night, a darkly comic "rock fable" about a depressed sandwich maker. Broadway Rose New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard. 2 pm. $20-$40.

Oct. 24: Hear a lecture by Iranian-American art activist and educator Morehshin Allahyari. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. 7 pm. Free.

Oct. 25: See the play Hold These Truths about a Japanese-American struggling to reconcile his patriotism with the horror of WWII internment. The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave. 7:30 pm. $50; student, youth and wheelchair $30.

Oct. 26: Hear National Geographic photojournalist Lynsey Addario talk about her experiences documenting humanitarian crises. Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $35-$55.

Oct. 27: Portland memoirist Martha Grover reads from her new book of essays, The End of My Career. Tender Loving Empire, 3541 SE Hawthorne Blvd. 5:30 pm. Free.

Oct. 28: See Chantal Akerman's 1992 documentary, D'Est, a wordless montage of landscapes captured on a journey from East Germany to Moscow. NW Film Center, 934 SW Salmon St. 7 pm. $9, seniors and students $8, kids $6.

Oct. 29: See Bright Half Life, a play about the love between two women near the end of their lives. Profile Theater, 1515 SW Morrison St. 7:30. $20-$36.

Oct. 30: See newcomer PDX Contemporary Ballet kick off its second season in Portland with Incipio. N.E.W. Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St. 2 pm. $75 for season pass.

Oct. 31: See the Halloween-appropriate thriller The Drowning Girls, a play about three murdered wives. The Venetian Theatre, 253 E Main St., Hillsboro. 7:30 pm. $25-$30, students and seniors $20-$25.

NOVEMBER

Nov. 1: See Meryl Pataky's abstract neon sculptures, inspired partly by the periodic table of elements. Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave. 1-6 pm. Free.

Nov. 2: See Arvie Smith's glowing, expansive paintings reflect a lifetime of change for black Americans. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. 10 am-5 pm. $19.99, students and seniors $16.99, children and members free.

Nov. 3: See Portland's most experimental theater company take on the Bard's As You Like It. The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, Southeast 2nd Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.

Nov. 4: See Polaris Dance Company's fall show Reclaimed. Polaris Dance Theatre, 1826 NW 18th Ave. 7:30 pm. $25, children and seniors $20, military and disability $17.50.

Nov. 5: Run around an art museum filled with books, writers and more than 8,000 readers at Wordstock, Portland's biggest bookfest. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., literary-arts.org.

Nov. 6: Rub elbows with Project Runway winners at the Portland Fashion and Style Awards. Mercedes Benz of Portland, 1605 SW Naito Parkway. 6 pm. Free.

Nov. 7: See the Oregon Symphony perform Beethoven's "Pastoral" Sixth Symphony. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $23-$105.

Nov. 8: See the largest single display of Andy Warhol prints ever in the Pacific Northwest. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. 10 am-5 pm. $19.99, students and seniors $16.99, children and members free.

Nov. 9: Sleep at the museum, then watch Superstar, a documentary that weaves together three decades of Warhol interview footage. Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. 7 pm. $9, seniors and students $8, kids $6.

Nov. 10: See Lauryn Hill perform with a surprise guest on her Diaspora Calling tour. Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St. 8 pm. $57-$202.

Nov. 11: See a Group Exhibit featuring street art-inspired works, photography by Mako Miyamoto, drawings and more. Stephanie Chefas Projects, 305 SE 3rd Ave. 1-6 pm. Free.

Nov. 12: Catch the Portland Youth Philharmonic's 93rd fall concert. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $5-$55.

Nov. 13: Watch the play Coyote on a Fence confront our society's conflicted attitude toward death row. Post5 Theatre, 1666 SE Lambert St. 7:30 pm. $20.

Nov. 14: Hear digital animator and artist Jeremy Rotsztain tell you all about the future. We're guessing the revolution will be animated. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. 7 pm. Free.

Nov. 15: Check out Christopher Michlig's bright silkscreen and paper 3-D collages. White Box, 24 NW 1st Ave. Noon-6 pm. Free.

Nov. 16: See Michelle Ross' minimalist pastel paintings featuring geometric designs. Marylhurst University's Art Gym, 17600 Pacific Highway. Noon-4 pm. Free.

Nov. 17: Watch Reggie Wilson's Moses, a dance adaptation of the Zora Neale Hurston novel about the African diaspora. PSU's Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave. 8 pm. $25-$34.

Nov. 18: See No Strings Attached, a performance that combines pole dancing, puppetry and acrobatics. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St. 8 pm. $24-$35.

Nov. 19: Catch the play The How and the Why to find out why women menstruate (we already know how!). CoHo Theater, 2257 NW Raleigh St. 7:30 pm. $28, under 30 and over 60 $22.50.

Nov. 20: See a stage production of The Oregon Trail, inspired by that computer game where everyone dies of dysentery. The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave. 2 and 7:30 pm. $25-$55.

Nov. 21: Hear pianist and MacArthur Genius grant recipient Stephen Hough perform Saint-Saëns. Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway. 7:30 pm. $29-$105.

Nov. 22: If you're not into Thanksgiving, skip one holiday ahead and go see A Civil War Christmas. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. 7:30 pm. $25.

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