Events Calendar April 26–May 2






Wed, Apr. 26

Cookshop Kids 

Portland Cookshop

9 a.m.


Kids learn to cook delicious dishes from scratch

Fly By Midnight

McMenamins White Eagle Saloon

8 p.m.


Retro-pop duo with catchy tunes and harmonious vocals from New York City

Comedy Open Mic


8:30 p.m.


Four-minute sets at a comedy open mic, hosted by Brent Lowrey

Bees & Botanicals


6 p.m.


Meet local beekeepers, learn to grow a garden and explore the science of sustainability

Thurs, Apr. 27

Paper Weaving Workshop

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

5 p.m.


Learn how to weave paper into beautiful patterns and create your own art piece

Ruthie Foster

Alberta Rose Theatre

8 p.m.


Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter that mixes gospel, blues, jazz, folk and soul

Verselandia! 2023

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

7 p.m.


Portland’s youth poets compete in a slam championship and celebrate their voices

Maintenance Fair

Oregon Convention Center

8 a.m.


Network with industry professionals and learn about the latest products and services in maintenance

Fri, Apr. 28

Gathering of the Guilds

Oregon Convention Center

10 a.m.


A showcase of art and functional products by six guilds

Lewis Capaldi

Moda Center

8 p.m.


Scottish singer-songwriter and musician with soulful pop music

Impulse: Sweet 16

Oregon Children’s Theatre Studio

7:30 p.m.


Portland’s award-winning teen improv group create hilarious scenes and games

Portland Night Market

100 SE Alder Street 

4 p.m.


Portland’s unique blend of food, culture, music, drinks and retail in one market

Sat, Apr. 29

Portland Pinbrawl

Ground Kontrol

10 a.m.


The biggest and best pinball tournament in the Pacific NW with over 100 machines and prizes

The Hold Steady

Revolution Hall

1 p.m.


A rock band with witty lyrics and energetic live shows influenced by classic rock and punk

Back to the Future

Hollywood Theatre

3 p.m.


A teen travels to the past and must fix his parents’ relationship to save himself

Sounds of Recovery

Alano Club of Portland

7 p.m.


A showcase of artists in recovery expressing their creativity through music, poetry, dance and more

Sun, Apr. 30

Painting with a Twist

Bottle & Bottega

2 p.m.


A fun and relaxing painting class with step-by-step instructions

Music of Steel & Majesty

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2 p.m.


A concert featuring the steel pan, Oregon Symphony and works by Beethoven and Brahms

After Hours & TMNT

5th Avenue Cinema

3 p.m.

Students: Free

General: $7

Double feature at our movie theater on campus at PSU

Educator Workshop

Portland Art Museum

10 a.m.


A conversation around art and colleagues. Gain inspiration for teaching.

Mon, May 1

Paint Nite

Bethany Public House

7 p.m.


Paint a romantic scene with instruction from an artist

Karaoke From Hell


9 p.m.


Sing songs of your choice with a live rock band

Comedy Open Mic

Cheerful Tortoise

9 p.m.


Comedy open mic with five-minute sets and a feature act that signs the stool

Monday Bird Song Walks

Whitaker Ponds Nature Park

7:30 a.m.


Learn to identify birds by their songs

Tues, May 2

Boardwalk at Sunset

Bottle & Bottega

6 p.m.


Learn to paint a coastal sunset with instruction from an artist


Roseland Theatre

8 p.m.


A hip-hop artist, author, actor and poet

Come From Away

Keller Auditorium

7:30 p.m.


A musical about the small town that welcomed the world

Grant Lindsley & Scott Korb

Powell’s Books

7 p.m.


A discussion about Lindsley’s debut novel, Mediocre Monk