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December 2021

Nutcracker Vignettes

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eastmoreland Neighborhood Portland, OR 97202, Outdoors following a mapped route
Portland, OR 97206 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Eight Eastmoreland homes will have life size scenes from The Nutcracker displayed on their front lawns. These beautiful art installations will have lighting, music, props, sets, and dancers dressed in Nutcracker costumes. Community members will drive or walk through a mapped route in Eastmoreland to visit each vignette. A beautiful digital playbill and map will be available to download at classicalballet.net. This year’s map has an updated route to aid in avoiding traffic congestion. Share the magic and tradition of…

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

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Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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Winter Workshop Studio

December 12 @ 11:00 am
Sellwood Community House, 1436 SE Spokane St
Portland, Oregon 97202
+ Google Map

This magical Winter Workshop is all ages:  In this workshop you will create all of the following:  A holiday, gift, create a holiday decoration, make traditional sugar cookies, design your own tea party box and delight in this warm, cozy and quiet time to craft in the spirit of the holidays.  Choose from two sessions. Sellwood Community House Registration Home (jumbula.com)

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

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SnowFest – A Weekend of Free Interactive Zoom programming

December 17 @ 4:00 pm - December 19 @ 5:00 pm
(Virtual) Beaverton Civic Theatre, 12375 SW 5th Street
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Join Beaverton Civic Theatre for a weekend of free interactive Zoom programming to celebrate winter with storytelling, music, performances, and crafts! See the full schedule of events at beavertoncivictheatre.org/snowfest

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

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Christmas Revels 2021: Portland Jam

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Online Event, N/A
Portland, 97202
+ Google Map
Free

Welcome the Yule with us, as the 2021 Christmas Revels beams the light and warmth of our winter solstice celebration to your home! This year, we’ve come together to create with care. Technology and science have conspired to give us the freedom to revel–safely–with others. The 2021 Christmas Revels features the sights and sounds of Portland, music from various cultures of America, and a very small sampling of the remarkable array of artists from right here. Several Portland choral groups…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

A Nutcracker Tea

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00 – $55.00

Presented by Northwest Dance Theatre, this family-friendly adaptation of the beloved Nutcracker story has become a Portland family tradition that continues to sell-out each year for all performances! Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Rat King, journey through the magical Snow Kingdom, and visit the Land of Sweets. With beautifully crafted sets and costumes this holiday classic brings joy to audience members of all ages. Devised and choreographed by June Taylor-Dixon with additional choreography by Cameron…

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Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

A Nutcracker Tea

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00 – $55.00

Northwest Dance Theatre is thrilled to return to the stage and present A Nutcracker Tea, a family-friendly adaptation of the classic Nutcracker Ballet, at the beautiful Newmark Theatre with 3 perofrmances the weekend of December 18th-19th. We invite you to follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Rat King, journey through the magical Snow Kingdom, and visit the Land of Sweets. With beautifully crafted sets and costumes this holiday classic brings joy to audience members of all…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

Find out more »

A Nutcracker Tea

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00 – $55.00

Presented by Northwest Dance Theatre, this family-friendly adaptation of the beloved Nutcracker story has become a Portland family tradition that continues to sell-out each year for all performances! Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Rat King, journey through the magical Snow Kingdom, and visit the Land of Sweets. With beautifully crafted sets and costumes this holiday classic brings joy to audience members of all ages. Devised and choreographed by June Taylor-Dixon with additional choreography by Cameron…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

A Nutcracker Tea

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

newmark theatre, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205 United States
+ Google Map
$25.00 – $55.00

Presented by Northwest Dance Theatre, this family-friendly adaptation of the beloved Nutcracker story has become a Portland family tradition that continues to sell-out each year for all performances! Follow Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer the Rat King, journey through the magical Snow Kingdom, and visit the Land of Sweets. With beautifully crafted sets and costumes this holiday classic brings joy to audience members of all ages. Devised and choreographed by June Taylor-Dixon with additional choreography by Cameron…

Find out more »

Metropolitan Performing Arts presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Good grief!  Follow the antics of good old Charlie Brown as he spends a day pondering the meaning of life. In between kite-flying escapades, baseball games and failed attempts to win the heart of The Little Red-Haired Girl, he finds support and friendship with Linus, his sister Sally, nemesis Lucy, musical genius Schroeder – and, of course, man’s best friend, Snoopy!  Fun for the whole family, come see the timeless Peanuts characters come to life in this fun, high spirited…

Find out more »

Christmas Revels 2021: Portland Jam

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Online Event, N/A
Portland, 97202
+ Google Map
Free

Welcome the Yule with us, as the 2021 Christmas Revels beams the light and warmth of our winter solstice celebration to your home! This year, we’ve come together to create with care. Technology and science have conspired to give us the freedom to revel–safely–with others. The 2021 Christmas Revels features the sights and sounds of Portland, music from various cultures of America, and a very small sampling of the remarkable array of artists from right here. Several Portland choral groups…

Find out more »

Oregon Children’s Theatre Presents MERRY HAPPY EVERYTHING!

December 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

Brunish Theater, 1111 SW Broadway + Google Map
$24

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of memories, merriment, and music!  Join us for this original, family-friendly performance! Featuring local artists sharing favorite holiday stories and memories, a special holiday-themed improv performance from the teens of Impulse!, and a musical cabaret of beloved carols, this intimate holiday show is sure to leave you with the sensation of the familiar warm hug that only live theater can provide. So gather ‘round the hearth, bring your hot cocoa, and get…

Find out more »

Christmas Revels 2021: Portland Jam

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on December 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Online Event, N/A
Portland, 97202
+ Google Map
Free

Welcome the Yule with us, as the 2021 Christmas Revels beams the light and warmth of our winter solstice celebration to your home! This year, we’ve come together to create with care. Technology and science have conspired to give us the freedom to revel–safely–with others. The 2021 Christmas Revels features the sights and sounds of Portland, music from various cultures of America, and a very small sampling of the remarkable array of artists from right here. Several Portland choral groups…

Find out more »
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