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BOOKLOVER’S BURLESQUE: Cozy Classics

“We would be together and have our books, and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.” -Ernest Hemingway It’s time to get warm and cozy with us as Lacy Productions and The Alberta Rose Theatre present BOOKLOVER’S BURLESQUE: Cozy Classics Booklover’s Burlesque is the world’s sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and empowering book readings with burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque performances all in one show! Professional readers, actors, and/or local authors & writers read aloud a piece of poetry, fiction (from any genre), memoir, non-fiction, etc, which is then followed by a burlesque performance inspired by the piece. Join us as we bring the sensual heat of words and wantonness rivaling the warmth of a fireplace…

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Live Wire: Portland Book Festival Edition with Gary Shteyngart, Omar El Akkad, Atsuko Okatsuka, The Lowest Pair.

GARY SHTEYNGART Gary Shteyngart is not afraid to get satirical when the situation calls for it. An American writer born in Leningrad, Shteyngart’s prose is filled with blistering humor and sharp societal observations powered by masterful storytelling. His work is acclaimed and awarded, best-selling and blurbed, read and translated into twenty-six languages. Our Country Friends is the story of eight friends, one country house, four romances, and six months in isolation to explore love, friendship, family, and betrayal. Twitter • Buy ‘Our Country Friends’ OMAR EL AKKAD Omar El Akkad is an author and journalist. He began his journalism career at the start of the war on terror, and, over the following decade, he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and many other locations around the…

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BOOKLOVER’S BURLESQUE: The Gothic Edition

Show | 7pm // Doors | 6pm “Deep into that darkness…dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” -Edgar Allen Poe Dream dreams you’ve never dared to dream before and venture into the darkness with us as Lacy Productions and the Alberta Rose Theatre present… BOOKLOVER’S BURLESQUE: The Gothic Edition A Booklover’s Burlesque special edition at the Alberta Rose Theater, where we explore the strange, the mysterious, the creepy, and the unexplained in the sexiest literary way possible, just in time for All Hallow’s Eve! Booklover’s Burlesque is the world’s sexiest literary salon which matches titillating, inspiring, and empowering book readings with burlesque, boylesque, and draglesque performances all in one show! Professional readers, actors, and/or local authors & writers read aloud a three to…

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Live Wire: Tom Scharpling, Mohanad Elshieky, Kaveh Akbar, and MAITA

TOM SCHARPLING Tom Scharpling has hosted the weekly radio call-in comedy program, The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, for 18 years. He and his comedy parter Jon Wurster released a 16 disc compilation of their greatest hits, The Best of the Best Show, in 2015 to critical acclaim. He is also known as the voice of Greg Universe on the hit Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe and as a writer-executive producer for the Emmy Award–winning show Monk. In his new book, It Never Ends, Scharpling is sharing a story he has never told before—his own harrowing coming of age. He chronicles the lengths he has gone to pull away from the brink of self-destruction, his difficult rehabilitation and how he committed himself to reinvention…

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Lux Radio Theater’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still”

Fake Radio opens its 2021 season of shows with a recreation of Lux Radio Theatre’s 1954 Broadcast of: ”The Day the Earth Stood Still” Our special guest star is Phil Proctor, cast member from the world-famous “Firesign Theater” comedy troupe!! If you don’t think Science Fiction can be hysterically funny, then welcome to the world of Fake Radio’s comedic recreations of old-time radio classics! An alien named Klaatu lands his spacecraft on Earth just after the end of World War II. He brings an important message to the planet that he wishes to tell the representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult due to Cold War fears and Klaatu is forced to try an alternative approach. The result shocks the entire…

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Live Wire: Sarah Marshall, Dino Archie, Omar El Akkad, MAITA

SARAH MARSHALL Sarah Marshall is a writer, podcaster, and media critic focused on setting straight our collective memory—or at least getting to the bottom of why we believe and in turn define ourselves by popular narrative and myth. Why is the maligned woman a staple of our news media? Why do we believe that serial killers are brilliant? How do we keep stumbling into all these moral panics? These are some of the questions that propel Sarah forward. She is the co-host of the popular modern history podcast You’re Wrong About, which has been highlighted in the New Yorker, the Guardian and Time Magazine. Website • Twitter DINO ARCHIE Dino Archie is a stand-up comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House…

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Cancelled – Front Porch Sessions at The Alberta Street Pub

From Front Porch’s email: “Out of an abundance of caution, the March 19th Front Porch Sessions at The Alberta Street Pub has been postponed until later notice. As you know Front Porch Sessions is all about making less strangers in the world, and social distancing makes that tough. We will update you as soon as we can. Be kind. Be patient. Take care of yourselves.” We are coming back again on the first day of Spring with three fresh storytellers. Nakita Simpson, Erin Jean O’Regan and Alexander Dang are all busy preparing to help us make less strangers in the world! The theme for our March show is “Spring Forward” and tickets are available now. As always doors are at 6:30 and the show starts…

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Green Bean Books Presents Author Thomas Lennon at T.C. O’Leary’s

Green Bean Books is thrilled to host actor and author Thomas Lennon as he reads from his latest middle grade novel, Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death, at T.C. O’Leary’s during spring break on Friday, March 27th at 4pm. Best known for his hilarious role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Reno 911!, Tom has also written laugh-out-loud books for kids including Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles. His New York Times bestselling series set in Ireland and featuring lots of adventure and intrigue continues with Ronan Boyle and the Swamp of Certain Death. This off-site event will be held at the delightful family pub T.C. O’Leary’s located at 2926 NE Alberta St. They’ll be offering free potato skin chips and lemonade for…

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The Mystery Box Show – Special Valentines Day Show

Doors open at 6:00 $22 Advance $27 Day of Show $45 General Admission + After-Party Access Bracelet From vanilla to kinky, queer to straight, and everything in between, a night at The Mystery Box Show brings you tales of one-night stands, explorations into fetish, awkward first times, dark fantasies come true, and much much more. Storytellers have included bestselling authors, nationally touring comedians, adult film industry veterans, theatre professionals, sex toy experts, members from the kink community, students and people from all walks of life. Nothing here is too raw, too sweet, too strange, or too deep; it’s all about the sex, and all about the story.

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It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating

We’ve all had them: dates that go terribly, hilariously awry. After hearing these personal stories, you’ll leave either feeling grateful for your current relationship or with the realization that being single isn’t so bad after all. NOW EXPANDED TO 2 NIGHTS WITH 2 DIFFERENT LINEUPS! TIX SELL OUT FAST, SO DON’T DELAY! WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH Host Alina Aliyar, executive producer and host (7 Deadly Sins), chocolatier (Motherland Chocolates) and parent Adam Pasi (Helium Portland Funniest Person 2019) Ben Harkins (Willamette Week Portland Funniest Person 2019) Lance Edward (Willamette Week Portland Funniest Five 2019) Samira Sahebi (Moth GrandSLAM champion, real estate agent) Jaren George (standup comic, host of Optimism comedy showcase) Martin Lendahls (standup comic, filmmaker) Denise Olsen (storyteller, artist, mother) $25 Advance $30 At the…

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