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An array of musical and theatrical performances are held within two large theaters or the new building, with two more. More than 900 events are presented each year at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium, the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, Brunish Hall, Newmark Theatre and The Dolores Winningstad Theatre. With the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon Ballet among them, it is a central part of Portland's art and culture. Regular and private tours are available.
With only 304 seats, The Dolores Winningstad Theatre, located in the Antoinette Hatfield Hall at the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, is a fabulous way to see and hear Shakespeare. Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company produces and stages various plays at this venue. The three plays per season are presented as traditional performances and innovative interpretations. The 1993 season featured an all-female version of The Taming of the Shrew, set in a women's college. In the same year, this company was recognized nationally for its sign language-interpreting program. Taking its name from a line in Henry VI, Part 3, this company provides an unforgettable stage experience.
Hop on to Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge if you are looking for a fun evening at Portland. This lounge is known for offering an array of beverages in a casual ambiance. The bowling lounge features 12 bowling lanes and is a great spot to enjoy with your friends. In case you are famished after the exciting game of bowling, you can devour delicious American delicacies offered here. Besides bowling, Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge features large screen television sets that screen live matches regularly. Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge also houses arcade games which can be enjoyed by children of all ages. All in all, you are sure to have a good time here.
Walk through the grand plaza and step into Oregon's past. Located in Portland's cultural district, The Oregon Historical Society has bountiful collections of historical artifacts, photographs, moving pictures, maps and more. Many exhibits are interactive, and the atmosphere is friendly. The museum is very well-maintained and curated in a way to provide easy navigation, it appears as though you are living history as you navigate your way through the interior. The center's shop is full of Native American jewelry, baskets and pots. The book collection covers all of the Northwest's history for adults and children.
If you are a dance enthusiast then the Studio 2 at Zoomtopia is one place you must explore. This studio space is dedicated towards encouraging budding choreographers and dancers. A variety of dance forms ranging from Tango to Classical Indian and contemporary disciplines are practised and hosted here throughout the year. The studio is quite spacious and it's very well lit which adds to the charm of every performance. In addition to performances, dance workshops occupy a significant number of dates on their calender.