Arlene Schnitzer -- Portland
Bill Nye is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the PBS children's science show Bill Nye The Science Guy (1993–1998), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–present), and for his many appearances in popular media as a science educator.
Erykah Badu was born on February 26, 1971 to William and Kollen Wright in Dallas, Texas. They named her Erica Abi Wright and she was the first of their three children. She inherited a taste for music from her mother who introduced her to multiple genres of music (Joni Mitchell, Parliament-Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, Phoebe Snow, Chaka Khan). At the tender age of four, Badu began singing and dancing in productions at the local Dallas Theatre Centre. It wasn’t until her acting debut in the Martin Luther King Jr.
“I feel like I’m in a totally new band right now,” says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It’s a bold declaration considering he’s been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group’s brilliant new album, ‘Critical Equation.’ The most infectious and adventurous collection Dr.
Following his sold-out debut, Rob Lowe is taking his one man show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE! on a limited-run tour.
Inspired by the success of his two NY Times best-selling memoirs, Stories I Only Tell My Friends and Love Life, Rob has created an all-new, peak behind the curtain at Hollywood, fame, fatherhood, marriage, and a life lived at the forefront of culture for four decades.
Two profound and profoundly diverse artists will share the stage for an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience where the past and future ignite new realms of musical possibility. Groundbreaking electronic composer Tipper and the world’s greatest kora player and his son, Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, live at the regal Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!
Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced Jim Jefferies Live, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout 2018.
Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. The tour announcement comes hot of the hells of his fifth major standup comedy special “Freedumb” which premiered July 1st on Netflix.
Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!
This year’s Everybody Reads selection is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is proud to present a lecture by Hamid as the culminating event of the 16th annual Everybody Reads.
Mohsin Hamid was born in 1971 in Lahore. He grew up mostly in Pakistan but spent part of his childhood in California and returned to America to attend Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He then worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Lahore to pursue writing full-time.