News from The Armory

Jimmie Herrod Sings Billie Holiday

Sun, Jun 24, 7:00 p.m.  •  $5

Local jazz singer Jimmie Herrod reimagines Billie Holiday classics in a concert with Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.

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June First Thursday

Thu, Jun 7, 5:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Celebrate the final show of the season with a live jazz performance by the Ben Graves Quartet and tour of the set.

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Specialty Cocktails for "Major Barbara" and "And So We Walked"

From Pimm's to an earl grey simple, Bar Supervisor (and resident mixologist) Melissa Larrabee introduces the delicious specialty cocktails inspired by Major Barbara and And So We Walked.

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A Force of Nature: Deidrie Henry on Becoming Billie Holiday

Deidrie Henry on the challenges, rewards and importance of becoming the iconic Lady Day.

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"Lady Day" Cast and Creative Team

Meet the incredible cast and creative team behind Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

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Art Talks with Joe Cantrell

Local Cherokee artist Joe Cantrell talks about the inspiration and process behind his stunning photography. Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

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George Bernard Shaw and Portland Center Stage: Shared Good Fortune

As we prepare to open our production of Major Barbara, an unplanned but serendipitous pattern around the great man’s work has become apparent: We seem to mark major transitions at Portland Center Stage at The Armory with the works of George Bernard Shaw.

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Shaw and Film

George Bernard Shaw loved film, but hated his own his work on screen. Until Gabriel Pascal came along and made film adaptations of Pygmalion and, later, Major Barbara. 

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Seven Brilliant Quotes by Shaw

"Youth is wasted on the young." Seven quotes by George Bernard Shaw, known for his witty insights into the human condition.

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"My Fair Lady" Sing-along

Sing along to the 1964 classic My Fair Lady based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Monday, May 7, 7 p.m. Free!

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The World of the "Major Barbara"

Explore the world of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara

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Keep Calm and Quarrel On: "Major Barbara’s" Great Debaters

Benjamin Fainstein, Literary Manager at The Armory, discusses George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara as a forum for debate.

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