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This Week in Portland Event News: Kendrick Lamar, Kehlani, and More

Tickets Going On Sale Friday, May 20 and More Event Updates
May 19, 2022
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Kendrick Lamar will bring his meditations on fatherhood, family, and more to the stage for a concert slash therapy session. (Kendrick Lamar via Facebook)
Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar has announced his tour with rising rappers Baby Keem (AKA his cousin) and Tanna Leone, just after the release of his long-awaited fifth album. R&B-pop gem Kehlani will support their new album, Blue Water Road, with an extensive North American tour. Virtual Britpop/hip-hop group Gorillaz will bring their animated and IRL selves to the Moda Center this fall. Plus, country superstar Carrie Underwood will stop by on her bedazzled Denim & Rhinestones tour. Read on for details on those and other newly announced events, plus some news you can use.


Tickets go on sale at 10 am unless otherwise noted.

ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 20

MUSIC

AJJ Add to a List
Wonder Ballroom (Sun Aug 21)

Alec Benjamin Add to a List
Crystal Ballroom (Sun Oct 9)

Avi Kaplan Add to a List
Revolution Hall (Fri Dec 2)

Boris Add to a List
Revolution Hall (Sat Sept 17)

Burning Spear Add to a List
Roseland Theater (Tues July 26)

Carrie Underwood: The Denim & Rhinestones Tour Add to a List
Moda Center (Mar 16, 2023)

Crooked Colours Add to a List
Wonder Ballroom (Wed Oct 16)

Echo & The Bunnymen Add to a List
Roseland Theater (Wed Aug 31)

Everything Everything Add to a List
Wonder Ballroom (Mon Nov 14)

Fuerza Regida Add to a List
Theater of the Clouds (Fri Sept 16)

Gorillaz Add to a List
Moda Center (Wed Sept 14)

Kehlani: Blue Water Road Trip Add to a List
Theater of the Clouds (Sat Sept 17)

Kendrick Lamar: The Big Steppers Tour Add to a List
Moda Center (Fri Aug 26)

Kolohe Kai Add to a List
Crystal Ballroom (Fri Sept 16)

Scarface: Farewell Tour Add to a List
Roseland Theater (Fri July 15)

The Shins Add to a List
Pioneer Courthouse Square (Fri Sept 16)

Sunny Day Real Estate Add to a List
Roseland Theater (Fri Dec 16)

COMEDY

Comedy Bang! Bang! LIVE Add to a List
Revolution Hall (Thurs Aug 11; early and late shows)

Joe Pera Add to a List
Revolution Hall (Sat Sep 10)

PERFORMANCE

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza Add to a List
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Tue Dec 6)

Penn & Teller Add to a List
Keller Auditorium (Jan 23, 2023)

Wheel of Fortune Live! Add to a List
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Tues Nov 15)

ON SALE NOW

MUSIC

Sabrina Claudio: Based on a Feeling Tour Add to a List
Crystal Ballroom (Thurs Aug 25)

Waterfront Blues Festival Add to a List *Single-day VIP and GA tickets*
Waterfront Park (July 1-4)

SPORTS & RECREATION

61st Annual Rose Cup Races Add to a List
Portland International Raceway (July 9-10)

ON SALE NEXT WEEK

PERFORMANCE

Hadestown Add to a List
Keller Auditorium (July 19-24)
On sale Sun May 22

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pickathon has updated their lineup with additions including legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper GZA and indie rock duo Wet Leg.

The first week of
Rent shows at Portland Center Stage have been canceled due to a COVID outbreak. The production will now run from June 1 to July 10. 

Portland Opera has announced its 2022/23 season, starting off with Georges Bizet’s classic production
Carmen. The season will continue with Thumbprint, which shares the story of a Pakistani human rights activist, followed by Antonín Dvořák’s lyrical fairy tale Rusalka and wrapping with a one-night concert in celebration of opera composer Terence Blanchard.

Oregon Humanities’ yearly
Dear Stranger letter campaign has begun, inviting Oregonians to submit a letter to a stranger and receive one in return. Over 1,000 people have exchanged letters through the project since its start in 2014. That’s a lot of letters!

Portland Parks & Recreation has built an
expansive playground with an emphasis on accessibility and inclusivity. The revamped play area, located within Gabriel Park in SW Portland’s Multnomah neighborhood incorporates accessible routes to play equipment, interactive sensory panels, and other features that allow more open, collaborative play.

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