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Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming shows, staged readings, classes, community partnership events, and more.
All times Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Go here to view recordings of virtual offerings and events that have already taken place.

Preview image for Gallery Exhibit: *FIGURE FOUR* by Valentino Oscar Quijano-Moeckel

Gallery Exhibit: FIGURE FOUR by Valentino Oscar Quijano-Moeckel

July 22 – September 30  •  FREE

FIGURE FOUR is an art exhibit by Portland-based visual artist Valentino Oscar Quijano-Moeckel. It features works on paper and canvas that tackle an intriguing and complicated sect of American pop culture — pro wrestling.

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Workshop: Wig Basics 101 with Jes

Oct 2 & Oct 9  •  $40-60*

Come join Jes (@TheMagicMakingMermaid on TikTok) as she shows you how to securely prep your own hair for an unbeatable wig-wearing experience. Whether you wear wigs for Halloween, cosplay, theater, or just for fun, this class is for you! 

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October First Thursday Featuring VNPRT & Friends

Thu, Oct 6, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for a special "Libra Edition" of VNPRT & Friends — along with tours of the costume shop! VNPRT will be joined by Noah Simpson on trumpet, Cory Limuaco on drums, Adriana Wagner on trombone, Chibia Ulinwa on violin, Sam Arnold on bass, and James Theory. Don't miss this improvisational music performance that blends hip hop, jazz, RnB, and more!

The title "the ripple, the wave that carried be home" with artwork of two women with water pitchers swirling in a yin-and-yang-like circle.

the ripple, the wave that carried me home

October 8 – 30, 2022

Drawing on history, this deeply moving story explores the joys and challenges of forgiveness, justice, and family legacy, as a young woman reconciles a childhood she has tried to forget.

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Fall Teen Academy: Musical Theater Numbers

October 9 – November 13  •  $150

Experience the excitement and fun involved in creating musical theater! Participants will work with professional musical theater performers to explore vocal performance and learn how to make strong acting choices when performing musical theater.

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Pre-Show Performance: Bodies by Dance Company push/FOLD

Sun, Oct 9, 12:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Celebrate power in movement with Portland’s premiere contemporary dance company, push/FOLD. In this site-specific performance with audience interaction, we'll dive into Bodies and learn what truly makes our bodies move.

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Improvisation Classes for Beginners

October 9 – March 12  •  $5-$25 sliding scale

Whether you're looking to get more confident in social situations, think quicker on your feet, or get in touch with your imaginative side, this once-a-month improv class will set you on the path to success!

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Musical Theater Dance for Actors Who Move

Oct 24 & Nov 21  •  $5-$25 sliding scale

Dance auditions can be intense and intimidating, but they don't have to be! This class will teach Broadway-inspired choreography and focus on strengthening jazz fundamentals, learning to capture choreography details, improvisation, and how to give your best dance audition.

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Pre-Show Panel Discussion with Black Swimming Initiative

Sun, Oct 30, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

As part of The People's Party BIPOC Affinity Night for the ripple, the wave that carried me home, join us for a pre-show discussion with Morgan Spriggs, founder of Black Swimming Initiative, and his daughter Erica Spriggs, as they talk about their vision for a world where racism is eliminated from the aquatics and water sports.

The title "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord" with a woman in a leather jumpsuit brandishing a tomato pin cushion and sewing tools.

Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

November 5 – December 18, 2022

A tour-de-force performance by Kristina Wong, whose sharp humor — and “Auntie Sewing Squad” — explores the early days of the pandemic to offer an inspirational path back to a healing world.

The title "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" in white on a blue, snowy background, surrounded by rippling wave patterns.

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

November 19 – December 24, 2022

This heartwarming journey of community triumph is reimagined for the stage as a live 1940s radio broadcast complete with a stellar cast, gorgeous music, lavish costumes, and — of course — George Bailey!

Preview image for *Liberace & Liza Holiday Show*

Liberace & Liza Holiday Show

Dec 4 & Dec 6

David Saffert and Jillian Snow Harris share the stage as Liberace and Liza Minnelli, creating an exhilarating night of musical and comical fireworks. Bo Ayars, Liberace’s actual arranger/music director, conducts the show for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment that includes loads of Liberace holiday piano medleys, showstopping Liza hits, and enough comedy and sequins to keep you giddy well into the new year!

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