Your Guide to Spring 2023 Arts Events in Portland

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio, Hairspray, and More
February 24, 2023
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Dive into the fantastical world of Guillermo del Toro at the upcoming exhibit Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio. (Courtesy of Jason Schmidt/Netflix)
As the weather shifts toward brighter and warmer days, Portlanders are pressing pause on their Netflix binges and emerging from their houses in search of IRL entertainment. Along with spring showers, we're forecasting the best arts events coming to Portland in the upcoming season, from Hairspray to Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio and from The National to Everybody Reads 2023: Ruth Ozeki.


Read more from the Portland Mercury's spring arts guide.


Feminist March 2023 Add to a List
Returning from a pandemic-related hiatus, Hollywood Theatre's Feminist March program will once again offer up a full month of screenings celebrating women in film. Presented in partnership with Portland State University's Center for Women's Leadership, Synth Library Portland, and Quest Center, this year's lineup includes 12 films directed by women, including multiple flicks by Black, Indigenous, and queer directors. (Standouts include Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman, Jamie Babbit's But I'm a Cheerleader, and Nyla Innuksuk's Slash/Back.)
Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District (Mar 2-31)

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Add to a List
If you've come across the name Jeanne Dielman on your Twitter feed recently, it's for good reason—Chantal Akerman's 1975 drama was just awarded the number one slot on Sight & Sound's 2022 critics' poll of the greatest films of all time. Conquering both Vertigo and Citizen Kane for the first time in 60 years, Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles is the only film directed by a woman to ever reach a top ten position in the poll. Why not carve out a mere three-and-a-half hours to bask in its avant-garde, fiercely feminist glory?
Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy (Tues Mar 21) 

Happy Birthday John Waters! Add to a List
John Waters will drop by Portland for his spoken word show End of the World on April 22,'s sold out. Never fear, though—this birthday celebration for the beloved filth king will pull out all the stops, with screenings of his most grotesque film feats, including Polyester, Cecil B. Demented, Serial Mom, and more. 
Clinton Street Theater, Hosford-Abernethy (Apr 17-23)

Cinevox Dance Film Festival Add to a List
Oregon's leading dance film festival returns for its seventh year of artistic feature-length films and shorts. This year's lineup hasn't yet been revealed, but it promises to showcase the best local dance cinema and films from around the world.
BodyVox Dance Center, Northwest Portland (May 11-13)

21st Annual Filmed by Bike Add to a List
Hop on two wheels for this festival of bike-friendly films celebrating Portland's robust cycling culture. Filmed by Bike celebrates its 21st anniversary this year with a jam-packed lineup of screenings, after-parties, and (of course) bike rides. 
Hollywood Theatre, Hollywood District (May 18-21)

The Oregon Symphony: West Side Story Add to a List
The exuberant musical West Side Story, the first major work Stephen Sondheim ever wrote lyrics to, was adapted for film in '61 by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. Starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris, the film was an instant hit, winning 10 Academy Awards; it's now considered a classic of the musical cinema genre. Snap along with the Jets at this celebratory screening of the film, where the Oregon Symphony will perform Leonard Bernstein's unmistakable score live. 
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (May 27-28)


Forbidden Fruit Add to a List     
Plumb the depths of original sin in this interactive performance, which invites audiences into eight installation rooms dedicated to different fruits, grains, and fungi. (Chaos ensues as each room reveals its secrets.) Forbidden Fruit's unique approach feels mystical and a tad mysterious, drawing from "feminine curiosity" across the ages—think Pandora's box and Alice in Wonderland—so channel your inner Eve for the experience.
Shaking the Tree Theatre, Hosford-Abernethy (Mar 4-Apr 1)

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo Add to a List
Cirque du Soleil's Corteo kicks off with a dead clown, but hold on, stay with us. The performance functions as a joyous funeral procession, celebrating jester Mauro's life with festivities, frolic, and a cavalcade of awe-inspiring tumbles and spins.
Moda Center, Lloyd District (Mar 9-12)

Thumbprint Add to a List
This harrowing operatic piece is inspired by the story of pioneering Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtar Mai, who "defied expectations to take her own life" after a gang rape, instead aiming to open a girl's school that would teach young women to read and write. Composed by Kamala Sankaram, “one of the most exciting opera composers in the country" (Washington Post), Thumbprint maintains remarkable optimism and advocates for restorative justice.
Newmark Theatre, Southwest Portland (Mar 18-26)

Hairspray Add to a List     
Based on the cult '88 musical comedy by provocateur John Waters, Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray follows a '60s teen who lands her dream role on an American Bandstand-inspired variety show. But when Tracy Turnblad becomes an overnight sensation, will she be able to challenge the show's racism? Award-winning Broadway duo Jack O'Brien and Jerry Mitchell reunite to direct and choreograph this rendition for a new generation of audiences, and RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 contestant Nina West (aka Andrew Levitt) shimmers as Edna Turnblad.
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Mar 28-Apr 2)

Sasha Velour - The Big Reveal Live Show Add to a List
Genderfluid drag artist and RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 winner Sasha Velour will present a magical evening of drag, storytelling, and performance art in celebration of her forthcoming book The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag. The book blends drag history with Velour's own story, and was described as "one manicured middle finger to the world" by Beyond the Gender Binary author Alok. Velour will head to the stage for a spellbinding show, which will include a conversation with a special guest star and an audience Q&A session.
Winningstad Theatre, Southwest Portland (Apr 7-8)

Choir Boy Add to a List
Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight, penned this coming-of-age play that blends gospel hymns and R&B grooves for an intersectional tale set in a traditionally Black prep school. When Pharus Young sets his sights on leading the school's gospel choir, his queerness interrupts institutional tradition, and he contemplates conformity with his peers in order to gain their respect.
Portland Center Stage, Pearl District (Apr 15-May 14)

Some Stars of Native American Comedy Add to a List
With shows like Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls on the rise, Native comedy is getting some overdue shine. This evening of laughs spotlights Native comedy greats like Gilbert Brown, aka The Naughty Rez Dog, Rutherford Falls writer Taietsarón:sere "Tai" Leclaire, and jokester veterans like lovable dad Jim Ruel and quick-witted Sheila Chalakee. They'll deliver a night of stereotype-shirking laughs, covering everything from rodeos to white guilt.
Newmark Theatre, Southwest Portland (Sun Apr 23)

Come From Away Add to a List
This award-winning Broadway musical sheds new light on an incredible story. In the aftermath of 9/11, the tiny Newfoundland town of Gander welcomed 7,000 stranded strangers after the emergency landing of 38 planes. While nerves ran high, Gander residents housed their new visitors in an exceptional act of care. Come From Away shares the experiences of Gander townsfolk, pilots, and passengers during and after the unprecedented experience.
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (May 2-7)

The Sounds of Afrolitical Movement Add to a List   
This devised multimedia performance draws from Afrofuturist aesthetics and ideals to explore the past and future of BIPOC-led activism through music, dance, and documentary footage.
Portland Playhouse, King (May 31-June 9)

Margaret Cho: Live and LIVID! Add to a List    
Margaret Cho is a household name, so listing all of the accolades that the trailblazing comedian, actress, and LBGT activist has acquired over her three-decade career feels unnecessary. If Cho's brand of dry, unapologetic, and often crude comedy appeals to you, you probably already know it and have followed her work for years. She'll return to the stage with more candid, sure-footed thoughts on everything from world politics to womanhood for this performance.
Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn (Sat June 3)

Made in Portland Add to a List   
Responding to the question “What have you heard about Portland, and how does it make you feel?” a series of acclaimed choreographers commissioned by Oregon Ballet Theatre (including Princess Grace Award winner Rena Butler, Guggenheim Fellow Helen Simoneau, push/FOLD founder Samuel Hobbs, and OBT’s Makino Hayashi) will share their perspectives on the Rose City through dance. This multimedia, immersive experience will also include Portland-based artists sharing their own musical, painting, and written works.
Newmark Theatre, South Park Blocks (June 8-11)

Apparatus of Repair Add to a List
The culmination of Flyaway Productions' The Decarceration Trilogy: Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex One Dance at a Time, this site-specific aerial dance performance aims to "transform the intimate healing process of restorative justice" with five females dancing "on the vertical surfaces of buildings." The collaborative work, created in partnership with community organizations and people directly impacted by incarceration, thinks closely about the traumatic impacts of the carceral system and imagines new possibilities.
Boom Arts, South Waterfront (June 9-11)


Consider This With Kiese Laymon Add to a List  
Kiese Laymon, the acclaimed author of How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Heavy, will head to Portland as part of the 2023-24 Consider This series, which has a "People, Place, and Power" theme. Laymon will share his perspective as a Black southern writer who approaches themes of poverty, race, and shame head-on.
Alberta Rose Theatre, Concordia (Tues Mar 7)

Everybody Reads 2023: Ruth Ozeki Add to a List    
Author, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki's trailblazing novel A Tale for the Time Being, a finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, was also the chosen book for the Multnomah County Library's 2023 Everybody Reads program. This culminating talk with the author will double as a celebration of "the power of books to create a stronger community."
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Thurs Mar 16)

National Geographic Live: Deadliest Lifesavers Add to a List
Zoltan Takacs collects venom, and lots of it—but don't worry, he has a good reason. The Hungarian-born adventurer, biomedical scientist, and inventor uses "cutting-edge genomics" to create "combinatorial venom libraries" of toxic venom from snakes, scorpions, jellyfish, and other animals for research on new medicines. He’s also allergic to both snake venom and antivenom, so it's safe to say he's a risk-taker. Find out more at Deadliest Lifesavers, presented as part of the National Geographic Live series, which shares the efforts of its diverse, adventurous contributors.
Newmark Theatre, South Park Blocks (Tues Mar 28)

Michelle Zauner Add to a List   
Japanese Breakfast frontwoman Michelle Zauner will visit Portland in celebration of her acclaimed memoir Crying in H Mart, which reflects on her upbringing in Eugene, Oregon and her mother's terminal cancer diagnosis. The New York Times bestseller, which is currently being adapted into a film, was described as "warm and wholehearted" by the Seattle Times.
Powell's City of Books, Pearl District (Fri Mar 31)

Ari Shapiro in Conversation With Thomas Lauderdale Add to a List
Ari Shapiro, award-winning Portland-raised NPR journalist and host of All Things Considered, will head to his old stomping grounds for this conversation with Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale in celebration of his new book, The Best Strangers in the World. Shapiro's "witty, poignant book" (Ronan Farrow) serves as a testament to the globe-trotting journalist's passion for connection.
Revolution Hall, Buckman (Sun Apr 2)

2023 Oregon Book Awards Add to a List  
This annual award ceremony honors our state’s most accomplished poets and fiction, nonfiction, young adult, and graphic literature writers. Category finalists haven't yet been announced, but we do know that Luke Burbank, quick-witted podcaster and Live Wire Radio host, will emcee the event.
Portland Center Stage, Pearl District (Mon Apr 3)

2022/23 Portland Arts & Lectures: Ada Limón Add to a List
Ada Limón, Poet Laureate of the United States and host of the critically acclaimed poetry podcast The Slowdown, will visit Portland in discussion of her new book The Hurting Kind. The meditative collection was described as an "ode to the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth" by Publishers Weekly.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Thurs Apr 20)

TEDxPortland Add to a List
If you've ever wanted to hear the phrase "welcome to my TED talk" in real life, here's your chance. This year's TEDxPortland conference, which is on a "confluence" theme, features 12 (to-be-announced) talks and four performances that aim to foster unity and understanding amid polarization, skepticism, and division. 
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Sat May 20)

Peniel E. Joseph: 2023 Hatfield Lecture Add to a List
Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin, will visit Portland for this lecture on his book The Third Reconstruction, which posits that the racial justice activism of 2020 has "marked the climax of a Third Reconstruction." Interpreting these recent events as integral to civil rights history, Joseph makes connections across time, linking the meteoric rise of Black Lives Matter to Obama's election and the January 6 US Capitol attack.  
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Tues May 23)


Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound Add to a List  
Curated by Roya Amirsoleymani and Felisha Ledesma, Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound (named after a Pauline Oliveros quote, natch) includes live performances, workshops, multichannel compositions, and video works at the cutting edge of experimental sound and moving image art. An exhibition with works by contemporary tastemakers like Synth Library Portland, Takashi Makino, and others will set the scene. In March, visitors can take part in workshops on multi-channel sound compositions, outdoor "soundwalking," and collaboration, or enjoy live performances by Lucy Liyou, Crystal Quartez, Nyokabi Kariũki, and others. 
PICA, Eliot (Feb 17-Mar 19)

I have done it again / One year in every ten / I manage it— Add to a List   
Contemporary mainstay Adams and Ollman are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special exhibition, which compiles works by self-taught and boundary-pushing artists, important influencers, and special friends from the gallery's roster. Buzz-building favorites like Mariel Capanna, Vaginal Davis, and Jessica Jackson Hutchins will have works on display alongside visionary 20th-century painters Katherine Bradford, Charles Burchfield, and others.
Adams and Ollman, Northwest Portland (Feb 25-Mar 25)

Breaking the Chains: The Legacy of Oscar Howe Add to a List
Inspired by the current exhibition Dakota Modern: The Art of Oscar Howe Add to a List , this one-and-a-half-day event will bring artists, academics, and community scholars together in discussion and exploration of Yanktonai Dakota artist Oscar Howe's cultural legacy. Speakers will delve into Howe's educational work at a Native summer workshop and explore how his art is connected to Native American politics. A keynote lecture will be offered by Lakota contemporary artist and curator Dyani White Hawk.
Portland Art Museum, South Park Blocks (Apr 14-15)

Holly Osborne Add to a List
Oregon-born artist and teacher Holly Osborne continues to draw from the natural world as inspiration in this invigorating solo exhibition. The acrylic and oil artist's colorful compositions elicit peace and a sense of the unexpected; lush, candy-colored landscapes encourage the eye to roam and wander.
Froelick Gallery, Pearl District (Apr 14-May 30)

And But A Dream Add to a List
Presented in observance of Israel’s 75th birthday, And But a Dream compiles a series of mixed media works, titled “Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel,” created by Salvador Dalí on the theme of Jewish renewal. 
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Pearl District (June 7-Aug 13)

Rembrandt and The Jews Add to a List
This exhibition of 22 etchings by Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt reveals the artist's unique relationship with Amsterdam-based Jews of the era, who were mostly Sephardic refugees fleeing the Inquisition. Rembrandt consulted with Jewish theologians to interpret Old Testament narratives, and even depicted these scholars in etchings and painted portraits.
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, Pearl District (June 7-Sept 24)

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio Add to a List
Portland Art Museum's newly announced exhibition Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio is sure to draw throngs of fans of the director's singular, imaginative vision. The 8,000-square-foot show will center the innovative director’s fiercely nonconformist storytelling and guide viewers through his stop-motion process with real set models and iconic creatures from the 2022 film Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
Portland Art Museum, South Park Blocks (June 10-Sept)


The Music of Twin Peaks Add to a List    
Local musicians of varying genres including Rachel Brashear, Aaron Tomasko, Rivkah Ross, Raymond Richards, Kyleen King, Ben Landsverk, Kate O’Brien, Adriana Wagner, and Matt Sulikowski will transport you to the black lodge with their renditions of Angelo Badalamenti's iconic Twin Peaks soundtrack. It'll be damn good.
Alberta Abbey, King (Sat Mar 4)

Frosty Fables with the Oregon Symphony Add to a List     
As spring approaches, the Oregon Symphony will give winter a proper send-off with a frosty family-friendly program of music from Disney’s Frozen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Sun Mar 5)

Ladysmith Black Mambazo Add to a List
Back in 2017, Stranger writer Andrew Hamlin wrote: "Ladysmith Black Mambazo have a whole bunch of guys singing bass. That's the secret to their success. Okay, Paul Simon "found" them, and that's been the secret to their success in what we loosely term "the West." By 1986, though, when Ladysmith Black Mambazo recorded and performed with Simon, they already had more than 20 albums in their native South Africa. Now they have more than 50 albums. They never stop touring, and they've outlasted the racist apartheid system under which the older members grew up. They're still ambassadors to South African culture. And they make people happy—boldly, unironically, and enthusiastically."
Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn (Fri Mar 10)

Music of (In)Tolerance: From Mendelssohn to Wagner Add to a List   
Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero will join the Oregon Symphony for an exploration of oppression and resilience through music with a performance of Wagner's Rienzi Overture and Mendelssohn's Reformation. Montero will also showcase her piece Babel, inspired by her work as a human rights activist.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Mar 11-13)

Ibeyi: Spell 31 Tour Add to a List
French twin sister duo Ibeyi uniquely blends traditional West African, French, and Afro-Cuban sounds with jazz, electronic, and pop elements. Their 2017 tour was described by former Stranger writer Zach Frimmel as "chills-inducing, charming, and healing," so don't miss the opportunity to see them support their latest album, Spell 31, after an opening set from soulful singer-songwriter Ojerime.
Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn (Tues Mar 14

The Dandy Warhols with The Oregon Symphony Add to a List
Esteemed Portland-bred neo-psychedelic rock band the Dandy Warhols will be joined by the Oregon Symphony for the first time ever, performing orchestral renditions of new favorites and old classics alike from the band's nearly 30-year-long career. 
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Thurs Mar 16)

SZA Add to a List
The last time that SZA played a headlining show in Portland was six years ago at the modest Roseland Theater (capacity 1,410) while supporting her sophomore album, CTRL. Now embarking on her first solo arena tour, the rapidly rising neo-soul sensation will ignite Moda Center (capacity 19,980!) with songs from her new album SOS, which dances between cheeky TikTok-friendly bops about murdering your ex ("Kill Bill") to heartwrenching folk-infused ballads (e.g. "Ghost in the Machine" ft. Phoebe Bridgers and "Nobody Gets Me"). Fellow R&B pop heavy Omar Apollo will open the night with tracks from his acclaimed debut album, Ivory.
Moda Center, Lloyd District (Sat Mar 18)

Black Violin Add to a List
With the marriage of viola, violin, hip-hop samples, and a tight rhythm section, string duo Black Violin, consisting of violist Wil B. and violinist Kev Marcus, aims to strip away the preconceived notions of classical music by blurring the lines between genres. This won't be your typical classical recital—the pair encourages a rowdy party atmosphere at their shows.
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Sun Mar 26)

Yaeji Add to a List
"Occupying the lush soundscape between relaxation and revving up for a night out, Yaeji’s richly textured lo-fi beats are perfect for a cool walk home after partying the night away. Brooklyn-based Kathy Yaeji Lee’s addictive, ASMR-like blend of house, hip-hop, and English-Korean lyrics has all the fun of a DIY affair, and the cool confidence of a music sensation who knows that she’s killing it every step of the way," wrote former Stranger writer Sophia Stephens. Expect to hear songs from her glossy, pop-fuelled debut mixtape, What We Drew, along with new tracks from her forthcoming follow-up, With A Hammer (out April 7).
Roseland Theater, Old Town-Chinatown (Fri Apr 7)

The Catalyst Quartet: UNCOVERED - Remarkable Women Composers Add to a List  
The Grammy Award-winning classical music ensemble Catalyst Quartet will celebrate the works of overlooked female composers. Performing selections from their acclaimed multi-album anthology, UNCOVERED, the quartet aims to highlight masterworks by classical composers previously disregarded due to their race or gender.
The Old Church, Downtown (Sun Apr 16)

Still 50! China Forbes with the Oregon Symphony Add to a List
Originally set for November 2020, the well-known and well-loved Portland performer/vocalist China Forbes (of Pink Martini) will celebrate her 50th birthday fashionably late alongside the Oregon Symphony. 
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Sat May 6)

Caroline Polachek Add to a List
Vocalist and electronic artist Caroline Polachek, formerly of the synth-pop duo Chairlift, will support her recently released album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You. Don't miss this opportunity to see this opera-trained vocalist at the peak of her career, performing ethereal pop tunes that pull inspiration from trip-hop, classical music, flamenco, and new wave.
Crystal Ballroom, West End (May 9-10)

Ella Mai Add to a List
R&B singer-songwriter Ella Mai initially blew up with her first single "Boo'd Up," which is now 7x platinum and has broken several Billboard chart records. She’s now touring with her second album, Heart on My Sleeve, which meditates on her own vulnerability and resilience through stripped-down ballads and hip-hop-tinged beats.  
Crystal Ballroom, West End (Sun May 14)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy Add to a List
Maybe you know him as singer-songwriter Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Maybe you know him as indie movie actor Will Oldham (if not, watch Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy!) Or possibly under band names/aliases like Palace, Palace Music, Palace Songs, or Palace Brothers. Whatever you know him as, we hope you know that he's one of the most captivating songwriters of our time, crafting intimate, innovative, and individual folk songs that have made an undeniable mark on indie rock over the last three decades. Catch him just ahead of releasing his first-ever children's book Shory's Ark, as well as an upcoming album of new BPB songs. On night one, he will be joined by experimental electronic artist Patricia Wolf. On night two, PNW folk legend Michael Hurley will open.
Aladdin Theater, Brooklyn (May 14-15)

Kali Uchis Add to a List
You know she’s just a flight away, so Latin pop gem Kali Uchis will take a private plane to Portland this spring in support of her highly anticipated third album, Red Moon in Venus. Out March 3, the album is set to feature guest appearances from Omar Apollo, Don Toliver, and Summer Walker with botanical song titles like "I Wish You Roses" and "In My Garden..."
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Sun May 21)

First Aid Kit: Palomino Tour Add to a List
On their latest album Palomino, sister-led folk band First Aid Kit pays homage to classic rock with stories of heartbreak, happiness, life, and love, woven into "a patchwork of natural instrumentation." Arrive in time to catch an opening set from beloved Americana artist Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Mon May 22)

The Oregon Symphony: Music of Led Zeppelin Add to a List
The Oregon Symphony will be joined by a full rock band for a one-night-only homage to the legendary classic rock heavies Led Zeppelin. Anticipate hearing timeless hits like "Stairway to Heaven," "Black Dog," and "Whole Lotta Love," performed with epic strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and a rotating cast of vocalists.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, South Park Blocks (Wed May 24)

ABSENCE: Terence Blanchard Add to a List
New Orleans-hailing jazz trumpeter and opera composer Terence Blanchard will be joined by an incredible lineup of opera maestros including WIll Liverman and Damien Geter for this one-night-only gala celebration.
Keller Auditorium, Downtown (Fri May 26)

The National Add to a List  
Brooklyn-born indie rock stalwarts the National (or as Swifties know them, producers of folklore and evermore) have announced their first album in four years, entitled First Two Pages of Frankenstein, with a tracklist featuring A-list pals like Phoebe Bridgers, Sufjan Stevens, and yes, Taylor Swift. They will support the new album after an opening set from Nashville-bred indie rock project Soccer Mommy.
Edgefield, Troutdale (June 2-3)

Death Cab For Cutie: Asphalt Meadows Tour Add to a List
Ben Gibbard's Northwest indie-rock troupe Death Cab for Cutie will jam tracks from their latest album, Asphalt Meadows, which the band composed by passing around recordings remotely through the pandemic. Sing (or cry) along to their reflective tunes after an opening set from indie folk project Lomelda.
Edgefield, Troutdale (Fri June 16)

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