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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Monqui welcomes legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

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Metropolitan Youth Symphony presents their spring downtown concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

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World Affairs Council of Oregon welcomes Deborah and James Fallows to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 06/06
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MagicSpace Entertainment presents Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass at Schnitzer...

Showing: 06/10
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Portland Gay Men's Chorus presents The Divos concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 06/17
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Goldenvoice welcomes Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on ...

Showing: 06/21