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Portland Center for the Performing Arts – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

1037 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR



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Rodrigo y Gabriela


Rodrigo (Sanchez) and Gabriela (Quintero) are two fast-fingered Mexicans who play an infectious percussive music on custom-made acoustic guitars that have special pieces to amplify the sound onstage. Their music straddles both world and rock and is often imbued with timeless Hispano-classical influences. They have performed at Radio City Music Hall and appeared several times on Letterman. and their songs have made it onto the soundtracks of two movies, a "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel and "Puss in Boots."


• Wed 9/5/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Wed 9/5/18 at - 7:30 PM

San Diego Symphony: Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert


A civil war rages in the galaxy and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire. Join Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO as the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. The San Diego Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score live-to-picture at Embarcadero Marina Park South. Come see this pop culture classic on our three giant, bright LED screens for a movie and music experience like no other!


• Sat 9/8/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 9/9/18 at - 2:00 PM

Cafe Tacvba


With its sizzling mix of ska, rock, hip hop and traditional Latin music, Cafe Tacvba is one of Mexico's hottest alternative-rock bands.


• Wed 9/12/18 at - 8:00 PM

Greta Van Fleet


This classic rock band is influenced by bluesy and folksy sounds. Their energetic performances ensure that their music will be enjoyed for years to come.


• Fri 9/14/18 at - 8:00 PM

Oregon Symphony



• Sat 9/15/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 9/15/18 at - 7:30 PM

Boz Scaggs


William Royce "Boz" Scaggs got his start as a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, appearing on the band's first two albums, 'Children of the Future' and 'Sailor.' Over his 30 plus year career, the Grammy-winning musician has racked up a catalog of hits including 'Lido Shuffle,' 'Look What You've Done To Me,' 'Miss Sun,' 'Jo Jo,' 'Heart Of Mine,' 'Lowdown,' 'Harbor Lights,' 'We're All Alone' and many others. He had performed on tour with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald together as one band billed as The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue.


• Sun 9/16/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 9/16/18 at - 7:30 PM

Deray Mckesson - On The Other Side Of Freedom


Join DeRay Mckesson, the internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, for a timely conversation on culture, social justice, and politics. Drawing from his own experiences as an organizer, educator, and public official, DeRay will explore the issues of the day and discuss the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact our communities. The conversation will also examine the core themes of DeRays upcoming first book, On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. DeRay will be joined by special guests in each market for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about inclusion, community, and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders. Every ticket includes a copy of On the Other Side of Freedom by DeRay Mckesson (a $25 value).


• Thu 9/20/18 at - 7:30 PM

John Prine


When Chicago's own John Prine left his post-office job to become a musician, he was immediately labeled "the new Bob Dylan" for his socially conscious songs. For over thirty years, Prine has explored styles ranging from folk & blues to country & rockabilly, never settling on one element to pigeonhole his creative output. Prine won a 1991 Grammy award for his album, 'The Missing Years,' which included guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt & Tom Petty.


• Fri 9/21/18 at - 8:00 PM

Lily Tomlin

Stand Up Comedy,Comedy

Comedian Lily Tomlin's extraordinary entertainment career includes starring in motion pictures, television/animation/ theatre and video. She is a winner of six Emmys, two Tony awards, a Grammy for her comedy album and two Peabody awards.


• Sat 9/22/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 9/22/18 at - 7:30 PM


R&B/Soul,Rap/Hip Hop

Miguel (Miguel Jontel) is a new R&B artist and songwriter signed to Jive.


• Tue 9/25/18 at - 8:00 PM



Chvrches are a Scottish electropop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011.


• Wed 9/26/18 at - 8:00 PM

First Aid Kit


First Aid Kit is a duo from Sweden.


• Wed 10/3/18 at - 8:00 PM

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World Tour

Fashion Show/Bridal

Your favorite queens are here to "WERQ Your World" in the RuPauls Drag Race Official World Tour. Hosted by Michelle Visage with sickening performances by Alyssa Edwards, Detox, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Peppermint, Shangela, Valentina and Violet Chachki.


• Thu 10/4/18 at - 9:00 PM

Oregon Symphony with Star Trek Beyond in Concert



• Sat 10/6/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 10/6/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 10/7/18 at - 2:00 PM

Gregory Alan Isakov


Gregory Alan Isakov is a Colorado-based singer/songwriter. He is performing in 2016 with his own five-man backup band and The Ghost Orchestra, a Colorado brass and string ensemble.


• Mon 10/8/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Mon 10/8/18 at - 7:30 PM

Garry Trudeau


Inarguably the most influential editorial cartoonist of his generation, Garry Trudeau has served as the unflinching voice for truth and justice in American journalism for more than 37 years. Launched in 1970, Trudeau’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, syndicated comic strip 'Doonesbury' continues to be as entertaining, controversial and thought provoking as ever with its unique blend of social commentary, humor and political satire.


• Tue 10/16/18 at - 7:30 PM

My Favorite Murder


Ready yourself for a murder adventure hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, two lifelong fans of true crime stories. In each episode of the podcast, the girls tell each other their favorite tales of murder, and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Check your anxiety at the door, 'cause Karen & Georgia are dying to discuss death.


• Thu 10/18/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 10/19/18 at - 8:00 PM

Lila Downs


Lila Downs is a critically-acclaimed, Mexican-American singer. She and her group perform traditional Mexican ballads, jazz, down-home blues and original compositions sung in Mixtec, Zapoteco, Mayan, Spanish and English.


• Mon 10/22/18 at - 7:30 PM

Celtic Thunder


As seen on public television, Celtic Thunder features five-six male vocalists in a tour-de-force celebration of Celtic heritage. From rousing ensemble numbers to solos showcasing each members’ vocal style and personality, Celtic Thunder performs powerful ballads, popular hits, and heartwarming songs of love and loss from across the Celtic music spectrum, including Irish, Scottish, traditional and contemporary takes. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for their captivating use of dramatic lighting effects and choreography.


• Wed 11/7/18 at - 7:30 PM

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

Film,Interactive,Sketch Comedy,Improv

Join Joel Hodgson, creator/host of the acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show, and host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring an all-new live touring production of MST3K to a city near you. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot companions Crow, Tom Servo and Gypsy, along with Synthia (Rebecca Hanson) and her Bonehead henchmen. Of course, it wouldn’t be MST3K without the ever-present surveillance of the Mads, Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day) and TV’s Son of TV’s Frank (Patton Oswalt) checking up on their unwilling test subjects via remote video. The tour consists of two separate, completely unique shows, each with separate admissions. Fans wanting the complete tour experience should purchase two tickets, one for each show. Each event will include all the things expected from an MST3K experience: a cheesy B movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches plus audience participation!


• Fri 11/9/18 at - 7:00 PM
• Fri 11/9/18 at - 10:00 PM

David Sedaris

Solo Performance,Signing/Readings,Comedy

Tweaking the familiar until it warps; David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. David Sedaris' wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, NC. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner. Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf, reading his "Santaland Diaries" on National Public Radio's Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The author of "Barrel Fever" and "Holiday on Ice," as well as bestselling memoirs "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" and most recently, "Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls," his next book, "Theft by Finding," due out in the summer of 2017, will be a collection of his diaries.


• Thu 11/15/18 at - 7:30 PM

Oregon Symphony



• Fri 12/7/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 12/8/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 12/9/18 at - 4:00 PM