Spring 2018 Arts & Events

Hippity Hop Bunny Hop in the Pearl

The Easter Bunny will be spreading gladness and glee in Jamison Square Park the Saturday before Easter. Venture out with your friends and family—especially youngsters—for pictures, hugs, an egg hunt, music, art projects, a raffle, and sweet treats with this charming cotton-tailed friend to all. Mar 31, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. explorethepearl.com/bunnyhop

Portland Center Stage

Where: Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave,
503-445-3700, pcs.org

When: Kodachrome, Feb 3–Mar 18; The Magic Play, Mar 3–Apr 1; And So We Walked, Mar 31–May 18; Major Barbara, Apr 14–May 13; Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, May 26–July 1

The spring season brings a mix of classic and contemporary fare, from George Bernard Shaw’s witty Major Barbara to Lady Day, a poignant “all-access pass to Billie Holiday’s final concert.” And in a new work, The Magic Play explores how a young magician grapples with how his skillful on-stage trickery can’t compensate for personal relationship challenges.

Rachel Escoe at J. Pepin Art Gallery

After studying for seven years at Alberta College of Art and Design, Rachel Escoe returned home to Portland to pursue her love of glass work. The April show “Outlook” showcases Escoe’s latest pieces and represents her outlook on life, “including the things she has experienced through bonding with people and nature,” says the gallery. J. Pepin Art Gallery, 319 NW 9th Ave, 503-274-9614, jpepinartgallery.comApril 3–28

Alison Eriksen at Basic Space Gallery

This music-related show, focusing on notation, composition, counterpoint, or polyphony, features a mix of sculptures and monotypes by Alison Eriksen. Also check out works by Basic Space’s newest artists, including acrylic painter Liz Thoresen, ceramic sculptor and encaustic painter Deborah Bridges, and Portland encaustic painter Dianne Jean Eickson. Basic Space Gallery, 327 NW 9th Ave,
971-319-0441, basicspacegallery.com Throughout May