Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass

Ira Glass is the creator, producer & host of This American Life, the iconic weekly public radio program with millions of listeners around the world. Using audio clips, music, and video, Ira Glass delivers a unique talk; sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling: What inspires him to create? What drives his passion? How have failures and successes informed his decisions? During his presentation, Ira Glass will mix stories live onstage and help his audience better follow the creative process of one of our foremost storytellers.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 4 at 10am at the Portland’5 Box Office (1111 SW Broadway Ave.), portland5.com, TicketsWest outlets, or by phone: 800-273-1530.

“It's hard to make something that's interesting. It's really, really hard. It's like a law of nature, a law of aerodynamics, that anything that's written or anything that's created wants to be mediocre. The natural state of all writing is mediocrity... So what it takes to make anything more than mediocre is such an act of will...” 
― Ira Glass

“We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.” 
― Ira Glass

“You will be fierce. You will fearless. And you will make work you know in your heart is not as good as you want it to be.” 
― Ira Glass

 

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events

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White Bird presents Che Malambo at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall April 25-26, 2017 at 7:...

Showing: 04/25 - 04/26
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Literary Arts presents the 2017 Verselandia! poetry slam at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 04/27
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Portland'5 welcomes Kansas to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:30pm,...

Showing: 04/28
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Oregon Symphony presents Patti Austin's Homage to Ella Fitzgerald at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 04/29 - 04/30
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Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Live Nation welcomes Patton Oswalt to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 05/02
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Portland'5 welcomes Eight Blackbird with Bonnie "Prince" Billy to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 05/03