Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal

Here are a couple of events taking place in Portland the weekend before Thanksgiving!

Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal

When: 8 pm Friday, November 18th
Where: Rose Garden Arena
Address: 1 North Center Court St # 150, Portland, OR 97227

A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspirational Giving Tree – the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael’s inner world are unlocked – his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.

The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics – the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.


Oregon Symphony: From The New World

When: 7:30 pm Saturday, November 19th
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Address: 1037 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Big music all around: The brilliant German cellist Alban Gerhardt is back in town to play a monumental creation by Prokofiev. Then it’s the Dvořák symphony that’s on everyone’s list of all-time favorites.

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Alban Gerhardt, cello

Rouse: Phaethon
Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”


Monqui Presents Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside Pickwick

When: 9 pm Friday, November 18th
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Address: 128 Northeast Russell Street Portland, OR 97212

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: “What have these people done to music?” wails Sallie Ford on Dirty Radio’s explosive opener, “I Swear.” She’s raging against sound-alike pop stars foisted on the public by mainstream media, but it’s a question worth putting to the interrogators, too. The answer: Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside vigorously mines a sweet spot between modern and vintage. Sallie’s voice has elicited comparisons to classic jazz and blues icons, yet it is stoked with the fire of youth and rebellion, too, an instrument capable of conveying raw emotion and nuanced artistry in the same breath. Since 2008, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside has been intertwining elements of swinging roots rock, country, jazz, and blues with a contemporary lyrical stance and Ford’s instantly recognizable voice. The Portland quartet has steadily ascended through the ranks, earning a growing following throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ardent evangelizing by nationally-recognized peers like the Avett Brothers has augmented that momentum. Now, with the release of Dirty Radio, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside offers the most fully-realized example of its aesthetic yet.


A Night At The Moulin Rouge

When: 7 pm Saturday, November 19th
Where: The Alberta Rose Theatre
Address: 3000 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

An evening of dance, music, and comedy in the Bohemian style as envisioned by Lautrec, Houston, Luhrman and lovers everywhere.

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