Event News

This Week in Portland Event News: Willow Smith, Ben Platt, and More

Ticket and Info Alerts for the Week of August 23, 2021
August 25, 2021
In a departure from her early sound, Willow Smith's upcoming tour will feature new material in which she explores punk and alt-rock genres.

Breaking out from the material they’re best known for, musician and thespian Ben Platt will perform his original pop songs, while Willow Smith breaks into the punk and alt-rock genres. We’ve got the details on these and other freshly announced events, events so in demand they’ve added second shows, plus all the latest event news you can use.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am unless otherwise noted.



Ben Platt: The Reverie Tour
Theater of the Clouds (Mar 31, 2022)

The Staves - The Good Woman Tour
Roseland Theater (Mar 10, 2022)

Willow Smith
Roseland Theater (Weds Sept 22)


Tim Dillon: Post Apocalyptic Tour
Newmark Theater (Sat Oct 23)



Doug Fir Lounge (Fri Feb 25)


Demetri Martin: I Feel Funny Tour (Late Show)
Revolution Hall (Sat Nov 6)

Steve-O: The Bucket List Tour (Late Show)
Revolution Hall (Jan 8, 2022)


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s (PICA) Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival will make its return next month. This year, the event is introducing a pay-what-you-can pricing and single-pass structure. Passes are on sale now.

Beginning September 4th, the Moda Center and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be requiring guests ages 12+ to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the event they are attending. For a list of more venues requiring proof of vaccination, check out our guide.

Ticket presales for the 2021-2022 Portland Trail Blazers season will be available beginning August 31st for qualified customers, with public onsale beginning September 2nd.

36 performing arts companies have banded together to form the Portland Performing Arts Vaccine Coalition to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend their events. A full list can be found here.

The Albina Library reopened on Tuesday the 24th; all Multnomah County Libraries are now open to the public.