Posts Categorized: News

Samuel James: Already Home Recordings Volume 2 WORLD PREMIERE

  Thursday, May 12, 2022 8:00PM | Brick South Beer Garden Already Home Recordings Volume 2, Samuel James’ newest work, challenges traditional notions of authenticity in American roots music. The name of the project refers to James’ own biracial family, filled with musicians of multiple American traditions. Featuring traditional songs presented in differing arrangements, both… Read more »

Firebird at Westbrook Performing Arts Center

Friday 29th April 2022 at 7:30pm Saturday 30th April 2022 at 2:00pm   Portland Ballet’s season closes with Nell Shipman’s Firebird. Based on the classic Russian folktale, the Firebird is a powerful ballet set to the music of Stravinsky that will delight ballet audiences of all ages. Full of dynamic performance, beauty and magic, Portland Ballet’s… Read more »

“Weird Al” Yankovic w/Emo Philips

  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:30PM | Merrill Auditorium “Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back.  For the second time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and five-time Grammy winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody)… Read more »

From Bamako to Birmingham | Featuring Amandou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama

Friday, April 29, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium While they may appear worlds apart, the music of Mali’s Amadou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama share something that is undeniable: deeply felt music of the soul that transcends cultures, nations and musical styles. For the past 40+ years, Amadou & Mariam have combined… Read more »

Partners for World Health: Blue Wrap Project Runway

Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium As unique in its execution as the mission of Partners for World Health, Blue Wrap Project Runway is an exciting mix of a fashion extravaganza and entertainment. Local, national and international designers will work with ‘Blue Wrap’ to create fantastic, whimsical and unique fashion. Blue Wrap is… Read more »

“Requiem for an Electric Chair” at Westbrook PAC

  Requiem for an Electric Chair • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:00PM Westbrook Performing Arts Center Congolese and immigrant playwright Toto Kisaku was moments away from being killed when his executioner showed him a moment of mercy. “I cannot kill you, because I know you.” This simple sentence was the saving grace for him. It… Read more »

DAVID SEDARIS THIS WEEKEND!

  Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing. Book signing in the lobby both PRE and POST show – “will sign until the last patron has their book signed!” With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one… Read more »

PortTIX re-opens for In Person Sales at Merrill

We’re excited to share that the lobby at Merrill Auditorium is now open for in person sales at PortTIX after 18 months of phone service only! We are eager to welcome patrons back into the historic Merrill Auditorium in downtown Portland. PortTIX has evolved over the course of the pandemic in many ways: introducing Mobile Ticketing, selling… Read more »

PORTLAND OVATIONS PRESENTS: POP 90

Portland Ovations is 90 years old! Since 1931, Ovations has been your nonprofit performing arts organization inspiring a curious and imaginative community where the experience of the performing arts is a vital part of everyday life. Celebrate with us at a virtual, 3-part benefit party filled with Artists, Auctions, & Performances streamed to you LIVE from the Merrill Auditorium stage with esteemed emcees Kerem Durdag &… Read more »