1. Ice cream. 2. Kung fu movies. 3. Burning things. 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. 5. Construction cranes. In Duncan MacMillan's Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Through adulthood, as the list of things worth living for grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. This heartwarming play made waves on HBO this past year. Now, it comes to the Gerding Theater at the Armory to explore depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Fun Home -- winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical of 2015 -- has been praised as "the best of what Broadway can do" by the Associated Press) and "something of a miracle" by New York Magazine. Based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home tells the story of Alison at three different ages, alongside her uniquely dysfunctional family -- her mother, brothers and brilliant, volatile father. Intimate, emotional and refreshingly honest, Fun Home captures the experience of seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Get your tickets to the show Newsday calls "a blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention" at Portland Center Stage at The Armory.
Everyone's taken an online quiz to find out whether they're a Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda -- well, the star of One Woman Sex and the City took that quiz and her computer exploded, because she's all four. This show lets you relive all your favorite episodes from all six seasons through its loving tribute to the iconic HBO series. From its puns to its audience participation, this hugely entertaining evening will remind you why you fell in love with the show in the first place. Experience all the fun of this delightful parody at Portland'5 Centers for the Arts.
With 30 exhibits displaying more than 2,500 species of underwater life, there's plenty to keep you and your family engaged at the Portland Aquarium. Explore and observe a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish in settings that mimic their natural habitats. You're encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds and fish, or to get up-close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Touch a stingray, visit a tropical rainforest filled with exotic creatures, marvel at a giant Pacific octopus and much more. Your little ones might just leave with dreams of a career in marine biology.