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Sanctuaries

Gentrification in Portland and the city’s redlining past go under the microscope in Darrell Grant’s jazz-classical chamber opera, Sanctuaries, with a libretto by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Anis Mojgani and directed by Alexander Gedeon. Focusing on personal stories from the Albina neighborhood, this latest site-specific commission challenges Portland as a community to truly listen to and acknowledge marginalized voices while addressing issues of white privilege, racial equity and inclusion, and economic disparity. Work DARRELL GRANT | Sanctuaries Creative Team DARRELL GRANT | composer ANIS MOJGANIi | librettist ALEXANDER GEDEON | director EZRA WEISS | conductor YUKI IZUMIHARA | set designer CARL FABER | lighting designer BRANIC HOWARD | sound engineer Vocalists DAMIEN GETER | bass-baritone EMMANUEL HENREID | baritone MARILYN KELLER | ITHICA TELL…

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Visiting Writers Series: sidony o’neal

sidony o’neal (b. 1988) is an artist and writer from Sacramento, CA. Previous exhibitions and performances include Fourteen30 Contemporary, Linfield Gallery, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Performance Space New York, and If I Can’t Dance. o’neal’s writings have been published at Arts.Black, Scrolldiving, The Capilano Review, Passages North, BATHHOUSE, SPOOK magazine, and the journal of Women & Performance. sidony is the translator of Prognosis: Descarga Poetica Decolonial (Quilomboarte 2013). Residencies include Literary In(ter)ventions Banff Center, Creative Exchange Lab, Arteles Center, and S1 Synth Library. sidony is an instructor in the Department of Music and Sonic Arts at Portland Community College.

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PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic

PDX Queer and Trans Open Mic!! Bring your poetry, fiction, memoirs, and acoustic music! Before the open mic, there’ll be a space to work on projects and to get feedback from fellow queer and trans folks! Priority will be given to BIPOC creators. Accessibility Details: Venue space and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Try to come scent and fragrance free (smoke/vape your cigs and weed at least 30 mins before). If you want to get involved organizing the open mic or be a featured monthly reader please feel free to reach out!

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Whitenoise Project 23: Lashley / Mckizzie / Minto / Dudley / L&R

… Aaaaaaand we’re back! Please join Whitenoise Project as we celebrate kicking off our FOURTH year of Portland’s only BIPOC-centering reading series, run by People of Color. It’s really exciting to be able to share this event and these brilliant Artists of Color with everyone! Featuring: -Robert Lashley -Briauna Skye Mckizzie -Nastashia Minto -Tessara Gabrielle Dudley With an opening musical set by Lark and Raven! Date/Time: Friday 02.21.20 @ 7pm Location TBA The Whitenoise Project is a reading and discussion series aiming to center voices from underrepresented communities (Black, Indigenous, PoC, Queer, Femme, WoC and people with disabilities), and is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and the Collins Foundation. looking for more BI/POC writers and artists to feature in upcoming…

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Telltale: You Are Not Alone

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This is a monthly curated storytelling event for people that like to get vulnerable and take no shit. We are into genuine connection, laughter, heartbreak, poignant moments, and community building. We are now in our third season, and we are very excited for all the shows coming up this year. At Telltale, you can expect 8-10 performers sharing something with you, in the way that feels right to them–so there will be a mix of comedy, stories, music, essays, and more. Your evening will likely include honesty, swear words, enthusiasm, resistance, alcohol if that floats your boat, excellent pizza, dark humor, and some rad raffle prizes. You might make a new friend. You know how hard it is…

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Aural Pleasure: A Poetry Soirée #9

Located close-in in the SE industrial district, one block north of Hawthorne & SE 2nd Ave. We have an intimate warehouse venue in inner southeast that will knock your sox off. This location, The Bridge Space, is magical. It’s an old vintage, remodeled bohemian warehouse, one of the very few left in the SE warehouse district. Reminder: Enter on SE 2nd Ave! ** Suggested $10-$20 Donation **BYOB and please bring enough to share with your elbow neighbor. BYOC too – bring your own cup!!! **Bring Snacks /libations to share with your neighbor if you would like them. This is family style! Aural Pleasure #9 just keeps getting better! Last time we had over 21 brilliant poets and talented musicians throw down an amazing show. Aural…

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Salon Skid Row Presents: The Revival

A monthly salon performance series, featuring poetry, prose, music, dance, and visual artists. Doors 7pm / Show 8pm. 21 & over. Free. Tuesday, February 11th: Micah Fletcher, Rob Gray, Robyn Bateman, Jenna Marie Fletcher, KMA Sullivan & Cinema Obscura

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Songbook PDX – 19

Eight writers on the songs that shaped their lives. First we will hear from the reader, then we will hear the song that inspired it. It’s the literary mixtape you always wanted. Featuring: Adam Strong Jared Lewis Karleigh Frisbie Brogan John Barrios Michael Fetters

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OAT Open Mike

Hello friends! Oregon Adventure Theatre is hosting an Open Mic at the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge on February 8th at 6pm. Come bring your musical instruments, your poetry, your friends. Strut your stuff and celebrate each other’s talents! The event will be hosted by singer-songwriter Ryan Westwood. The featured performers of the evening will be Ken Yoshikawa, who recently published his first book of poetry Monster Colored Glasses with Lightship Press and Ryan Westwood who wrote 4 songs in January he can’t WAIT to share with you. At 5:45 signups will start, and anyone can sign up for a 5-10 minute slot to perform. Never performed before? Been killing it at venues all around town? Either way, we would absolutely love to host your talents…

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Church of Film and Future Prairie present: Channel One

Church of Film and Future Prairie present: Channel One an evening of light and sound directed by Higher Feeling music by Jonathon Mooney, Casey Marx, Onry, Dashenka, Amenta Abioto, and a special guest visuals by Church Of Film projections by sarah sarah turner turner installations by Talia Gordon and Clamber poetry by Joni Renee Whitworth tea ceremony by Brianna Sas Our show is sponsored by the Regional Arts and Culture Council! [Buy Tickets Here]

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