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Future Prairie VIII: The Veil

Please join the artists of Future Prairie for our autumn show, hosted at the gorgeous Bodecker Foundation! As we transition from summer to autumn, the equinox asks us to honor the changing seasons with a balance of light and dark. Traditionally, this is a time for gathering, grounding, and comfort. The veil between the spiritual and mortal worlds is particularly thin around the autumnal equinox. Our variety show is inspired by the chautauquas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where people from all walks of life came together to experience education, entertainment, and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, and entertainers. We will have American Sign Language interpreters thanks to a grant from Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thank you as…

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Open Mic: MIND & MOUTH (all ages)

You know the deal: Performances by youth (10-24)! Folks of ALL AGES encouraged to come and listen! Performance sign-up will be available at the event! We’d love to see written and performance work of all forms shared – spoken word, slam poetry, monologues, acoustic music with written lyrics, hip hop, collections of words that can’t yet be defined by category, etc. $0-5 for youth (under 25), $5-10 for adults (25+)* Friday, August 30th, 7-10pm *Enrollment and sign in are not required for this event. Enrollment (open only to folks 24 and under) is required for the majority of our programming. If you’re a young person and plan to come back, you should enroll! For more details check out our enrollment page!

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Submission Deadline: Future Prairie: Performance Proposals

Call to artists! We are seeking performance proposals for our autumn variety show on the evening of 29 September in Portland, Oregon. Future Prairie VIII: The Veil please submit: dance music short plays poems lecture ritual As we transition from summer to autumn, the equinox asks us to honor the changing seasons with a balance of light and dark. Traditionally, this is a time for gathering, grounding, and comfort. The veil between the spiritual and mortal worlds is particularly thin around the autumnal equinox. What are you divining? What will soon be revealed? What’s still enshrouded? We invite artists to submit 10-20 minute works to this open call. Pay for each act will be $50-$100. Send proposals to futureprairie.com/apply by 29 August for consideration.

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Queer Nature/Nurture: Readings, performances, and a screening

Queer Nature/Nurture will explore themes of nature and compassion through readings and musical performances from four queer artists. The event will include the first screening of singer-songwriter Stephan Nance’s new “Overwintered” music video, directed by queer Latinx filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone. Participants: TJ Acena Sage Schick Nastashia Minto Stephan Nance

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John Marble Bids Farewell to his Youth

Help John celebrate this bittersweet time in his life at The Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St., on Monday, August 19, beginning at 6:45 p.m. with a Meet and Greet. FEATURING SPECIAL MUSIC GUESTS THE CLOWNS WITHOUT PITY! Mr. Marble will read selections from his second unpublished novel, The Good News, as well as his new play, Horror on Scaphoid Island. The readings will be interspersed with performances by The Clowns without Pity. Mr. Marble is aspiring for an ambience of surreal eccentricity for the party, so costumes and accessories are welcome. Suggested cosplay may include: Viking, Jehovah’s Witness, Hipster, Clown, Alice Cooper, Gorilla, Alcoholic Sea Captain, Precocious Japanese Child, Giant Spider, Mysterious Stranger, Private Detective, Jehovah’s Witness Zombie, Cthulu Cult Worshipper, Military…

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Another Fortune & Other Poems Book Release & Performance

Live from The Hallowed Halls, harpist Lily Breshears joins forces with poet Liz Lampman for a one-off performance of Another Fortune & Other Poems, the debut collection by Lampman, and most recent release from Buckmxn Publishing. Another Fortune & Other Poems delivers a revitalizing jolt to the world of poetry. Lampman’s masterly craft doesn’t get in the way of approachability, and her word choices are sharp, delivering descriptions of rare accuracy that put the reader into the poet’s shoes. The collection also features watercolor illustrations by Lettie Jane Rennekamp, which amplify the lust and longing in Lampman’s words. Willamette Week describes Lily Breshears’ band as “a real treat” and “almost a genre unto themselves.” While Portland Mercury says of Lily’s music, “strange but beautiful, like…

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Comedy vs. Tragedy #18

Comedy vs. Tragedy is a variety competition show in Portland, Oregon. A poet, a musician and a comedian bring their best performance skills to the stage and vie for audience applause. The winner features in the next show, gets a cash prize and one hour recording session at Shady Pines Media. In the Final round the new winner competes against the reigning champion of Comedy vs. Tragedy. This month we have a feature performance from poet Morgan Paige, the winner of Comedy vs. Tragedy #17. The challengers this month are: Julia Gaskill (poet) Tate AK (musician) Rachelle Cochran (comedian) Get your tickets early and support local artists! DOORS AT 6:30PM, THE SHOW STARTS AT 7PM For raffle donation or sponsorships reach out to Alex Nova…

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Telltale: Mixed Messages

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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Mind Meld

Live audiovisual incantation and performance spectacle. Joni Renee Whitworth, Xesxa Despentes, 7777777, Electric Meat Parade, Pat Janowski, The Legendary Mark Peter Savage [from the Instagram post]

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Creatives and Cocktails: Music and Lyrics

Hey Fam! Our next episode of the Creatives and Cocktails series will be on the 9th of August (if we need to change it we’ll let ya know). This time we’ll be listening to people’s tunes — whether it’s covers or originals. I’ll try to have an amp and mic. This is a free event held at Santé Bar, and we’ll be prioritizing the voices of historically marginalized populations. If you’re interested in performing, email us at staylittpdx@gmail.com or you can pm us. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll!

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