Portland Opera’s Big Night + Much More!

There is never a dull weekend in Portland, Oregon! Hotel Modera has put a list of events together for the fourth weekend in September. Can you believe it is almost October?!

Portland Art Museum

When: 5 – 8 pm Friday, September 23th
Where: Portland Art Museum
Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205
Website: www.portlandartmuseum.org

This Friday evening, stop by the Museum to enjoy free admission from 5-8 p.m. Visitors can browse the permanent collection or participate in guided tours of the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art and the Northwest Art Collection at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Free Fourth Friday’s also feature live music and cheap eats from some of Portland’s best food carts in the Museum’s courtyard.


Portland Opera’s Big Night

When: 7:30 pm Saturday, September 24th
Where: Keller Auditorium
Address: 222 Southwest Clay Street, Portland, OR 97201
Website: www.portlandopera.org

Portland Opera’s 47th Season starts on a spectacular, star-studded note! Soprano Maria Kanyova and tenor Roger Honeywell headline a special evening of opera hits—your favorite opera arias and duets from the world’s most popular operas. Add to that, the local stars of Portland Opera—the Portland Opera Orchestra and Chorus—together on the Keller stage for the very first time! You’ll thrill to your favorite choruses from Carmen and Il Trovatore, along with beloved orchestral pieces such as the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, and much more! All that and more in an evening you won’t want to miss!


Kendall Planetarium

When: 9:30 – 5:30 pm Friday – Sunday, September 23rd – 25th
Where: Kendall Planetarium
Address: 1945 SE Water Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Website: www.omsi.edu

OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium is a unique environment that blends art, science, fantasy and fun. The largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Pacific Northwest, Kendall Planetarium features educational and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. You must check out one of their shows:

Starry Nights LIVE | Friday at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm | Weekends at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars everyone can see in the night sky—planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer.

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity | Friday at 3:30 pm | Weekends at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

There’s a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It’s at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations. Travel through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein’s theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull?

Journey to the Stars | Friday at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm | Weekends at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:30 pm

Journey to the Stars explores the birth, life, and death of stars, and why they are important to us. Witness brilliant supernova explosions, dive into the heart of the fiery Sun, and watch it transform into a red giant five billion years in the future. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Journey will help you discover the deep-rooted connection between humanity and the stars.

Check out OMSI’s website for more shows!


Peacock After Dark

When: 7 pm Sunday, September 25th
Where: Newmark Theatre
Address: 1111 Southwest Broadway, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Floors, Portland, OR 97205
Website: www.pcpa.com

Peacock Productions, Inc. proudly presents the 4th Annual Peacock After Dark, benefitting the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund. This signature event was highly acclaimed in its first three years and promises to be even more lavish in its fourth installment. Attendees at last year’s Peacock After Dark were thrilled by the level of talent and glamour brought to the stage by a widely diverse cast. This year’s show will once again feature the most elite entertainers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Sometimes campy, sometimes cutting edge but always entertaining, Peacock After Dark is a top-notch, family-friendly way for the community to come together and share our many marvelous talents with family and friends.

The dynamic and beautiful Maria will be your hostess along with the stunning and witty Poison Waters. The show will feature male/female impersonators, singers and dancers from around the Pacific Northwest including such stars as Darcelle XV & Company, The Superstar Divas, Adrienne Alexander, Jinx Monsoon and many, many more.

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