Build, Remodel & Landscape Show
Begin 2020 with an ambitious goal of working on your home and find ideas from local and national experts at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Hours are noon-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. Admission is $6. For more: www.homeshowcenter.com.
'Fiddler on the Roof'
Broadway in Portland stages the Broadway revival to begin the new year. It's the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter with memorable songs such as "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Tradition." It first opened on Broadway in 1964 and was the first musical to surpass 3,000 performances.
It's by Tony Award winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick and is directed by Tony Award winner Barlett Sher. The famed Jerome Robbins developed original choreography, and the revival is by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 7-10; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, Keller Auditorium, 222 S.W. Clay St., www.BroadwayInPortland.com (see for tickets).
Portland Boat Show
The big event for maritime enthusiasts — the 60th — returns with a large collection of sailboats, sport boats, fishing boats, personal watercraft and accessories to look at and for sale.
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 8-10; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, www.pdxboatshow.com, $10, $10 parking
• Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven help welcome 2020 with a gig at the Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3. Tickets: $25, www.aladdin-theater.com.
• Take in some great tribute music with Bowievision, which annually celebrates David Bowie's birthday, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 (four days before the late Bowie's birthday), at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside St. SOS (The Police tribute) also performs. Tickets: $20, www.dougfirlounge.com.
• TK & The Holy Know-Nothings is a Portland outlaw country music collective. They'll be debuting an LP at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave., 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. Tickets: $13, $15 day of show, www.mississippistudios.com. Pete Krebs and the Gossamer Wings also perform.
• The Oregon Symphony's first performance of 2020 features local Latin American music star Edna Vazquez, "Fiesta! With Edna Vazquez," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway. Tickets: starting at $24, www.orsymphony.org. Jeff Tyzik directs the symphony, and the evening also includes Hillsboro group Mariachi Una Voz.
• The Blues Harmonica Blowout, 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Aladdin Theater, 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., features Mark Hummel, Magic Dick, Lee Oskar, Duke Robillard and Jerry Portnoy. Tickets: $35, www.aladdin-theater.com.
The Tribune will highlight some gallery openings and other arts happenings in the first edition of each month to coincide with First Thursday — this month, it's Thursday, Jan. 2:
• At the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Laura Fritz's "Apex" references the movement of bees, birds, cats, moths and butterflies. Her work is noted for the psychological interplay between space and objects, but it is not without lushness and fine surfaces, even levity. For more: www.portlandartmuseum.org. It shows through Feb. 23.
• Continuing through Jan. 11 at Michael Parsons Fine Art, 716 S.W. Madison St., it's an exhibition of new provocative paintings by Melinda Thorsnes, whose narratives focus on current political unrest and socially corrupt zeitgeist — including Democrats' impeachment push of the president. There'll be an artist's talk and reception at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. For more: www.michaelparsonfineart.com.
• At Waterstone Gallery, 124 N.W. Ninth Ave., it's "Risk — The Art of Uncertainty," by gallery artists through Feb. 2. It explores the vulnerability, failure and courage inherent in an artistic practice. There'll be a First Thursday reception, and then artists' talk at 11 a.m. Jan. 19. For more: www.waterstonegallery.com.
• Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 N.W. Ninth Ave., features the work of new gallery artists Lacey Stoffer ("Rumination" paintings) and Alexis Day ("Cascades — Synapse and Satin" mixed media), beginning at 6 p.m. First Thursday and going through Feb. 1. Stoffer was born in Portland and lives in Los Angeles, and she creates vibrant, abstract oil paintings on raw linen with additions of charcoal and stitched thread. "Ruminations" features her new series of visual meditations inspired by musings on natural world phenomena and the passage of time. Day, based in Portland and originally from Bandon, emphasizes psychology. Her works act as portals into mysterious domestic and exterior scenes that invite us to peer down a steep flight of stairs, enter into a hallway or peek inside a living room. For more: www.elizabethleach.com.
• Reminder: Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave., offers free admission on First Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., www.portlandartmuseum.org.
Last week, Dec. 27
"1917"; "Little Women"; "Spies in Disguise"; "Clemency"; "Just Mercy"; "The Song of Names"
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"; "Cats"; "Bombshell"
This week, Jan. 3
"The Grudge" (Screen Gems), R, 94 minutes
About — A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death; Stars — Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough, William Sadler, Lin Shaye; Director — Nicholas Pesce
Next week, Jan. 10
"Like a Boss"; "Underwater"; "My Spy"; "The Informer"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
1. "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"
2. "It Chapter Two"
3. "Angel Has Fallen"
5. "Elf" (2003)
6. "Dora and the Lost City of Gold"
7. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum"
8. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989)
9. "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
10. "The Peanut Butter Falcon"
• Reminder: It's time for another round of 70mm screenings at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.: "2001: A Space Odyssey," 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2; "Baraka," 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3; "Phantom Thread," 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; "Total Recall," 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; "Dunkirk," 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. For more: hollywoodtheatre.org.
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