Arts + Events in the Pearl – Winter 2019

Holiday Tree Lighting in the Pearl

’Tis the season!

Gather with friends and loved ones at festive Jamison Square Park on Saturday, Nov 30 (4:30–6 p.m.) for the neighborhood’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Sing carols, enjoy cookies and treats provided by the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, sip hot chocolate courtesy of Style Aesthetics by Rajani MD, and watch the lighting of the gorgeous Oregon Cascades fir tree. Share selfies on social media (#PearlPortland) and browse local shops throughout Portland’s three-day (Nov 29–Dec 1) Little Boxes, which celebrates local, independent retailers—including Lizard Lounge, LunchboxWax, Nola Doughnuts, Portland Gear, Perch Furniture, and Tanner Creek Tavern—and offers chances to win valuable prizes.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Portland Center Stage

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

When: Macbeth, Sept 28–Nov 24; Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Nov 30–Dec 29; Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dec 28–Feb 23; School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, Jan 18–Feb 16.

Behold a fresh contemporary take on Shakespeare’s infamous classic Macbeth, followed by the Jane Austen–inspired Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

Next comes the wickedly funny, genre-bending musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch in the Ellen Bye Studio. While Jocelyn Bioh’s incisive Ghanaian play,  School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, comes to the Main Stage.

Adrianne Feldstein Art Gallery

Gallery Watch

Where: Adrianne Feldstein Art Gallery, 1336 NW Northrup St, 503-318-2827,

A physician with a life-long interest in art and painting, artist and gallery owner Adrianne Feldstein has taken numerous workshops in design, water media, and pastel. As an avid hiker, backpacker, and wilderness seeker, she’s inspired by beautiful landscapes, particularly those of the Pacific Northwest. In these spaces, light conveys countless moods as it intersects with water, soil, and sky. These are her favorite subjects. With many of her pieces, she uses a combination of plein air techniques and photographic references.

During First Thursday Artwalks, the gallery hosts an open studio reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at which you can talk with the artist and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese.