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True North Studios: Crit Night

Hosted by Sarah Lofthouse + True North Studios Crit Night is a safe place to get feedback on art or creative project. Allow us to be your sounding board and help you create the best work possible. Aren’t ready to present? All are welcome to join in supporting creatives regardless of experience. Sliding suggested donation $5-$25 – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Masks required! About the host Sarah Lofthouse is a mixed media artist. She holds a Post Bacc Certificate from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and BA in Studio Arts from California State University, Los Angeles. Her primary mediums are painting and photography. When she is not in the studio, Sarah can be found cooking…

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Zine Making @ Outlet!

It’s zine making time! Dive into all things zine with Outlet and zine queen Kate Bingaman-Burt! In this IN PERSON(!) workshop we’ll explore zine history, types of zines, talk about where to find zines, how to share them, and experiment with different zine formats (including the versatile and ubiquitous one page zine)—also we’ll spend some time actually sort of DEFINING what a zine is for those who are new to this amazing medium for sharing ideas and knowledge! Kate will give tons of prompts, tips, and inspiration to take those ideas and turn them into a tangible lovely THING. This class culminates in making a collaborative zine that is riso printed and mailed to you! Supplies Needed You don’t need to bring a thing except yourself! We provide…

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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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HOCUS Live Reading: TALISMANS

Join Portland’s best-publicized literary secret society for an evening of community, prose and poetry, and arcane rituals. This event is BYOT.* *Bring Your Own Talisman. [See also the Facebook Event Page]

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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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Story Time for Grownups – You Might As Well Laugh

“After 20 months off, “Story Time for Grownups” is back! … with a program of humorous readings from Mark Twain, Woody Allen, Robert Fulghum, Dorothy Parker, Ian Frazier, and David Niven. No cover. Warm yourself with a mug of beer, a pot of tea, soup, sandwich, or cookies while reliving the childhood experience of being read to before bedtime. Proof of covid vaccination is required of all attendees. Rose City Book Pub observes all the current anti-infection protocols. David Loftus has read aloud to live audiences, for recordings, and as a principal character in the science-fiction podcast series “Exoplanetary.” He has performed as a voice character and narrator with the Willamette Radio Workshop, Filmusik, and Third Angle New Music Ensemble; and at Powell’s Books, Borders…

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Risograph Basics @ Outlet!

Welcome to our Risograph Basics course: a printing, collage, experimentation, and mark making extravaganza! Get to know Outlet and our RISO sisters (Barbara, Janet, Corita, and Tina) and learn the basics of this fun and unique print method with Kate Bingaman-Burt! This workshop is a great place to start if you’re new to riso, or if you’d like a refresher! We’ll take a deep dive into risograph history, an overview of how these machines work, the stencil-duplicator process, and the quirks and fun (sometimes unpredictable) outcomes of riso printing. The main focus of this class is EXPERIMENTATION. We’ll share print and zine inspiration, favorite mark making tools and how to use them for riso, and we’ll walk through a print demo on two of our…

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Dáyquiri: Little Poems

This publication will be released on October 2, 2021 in both digital and print forms. You can pick up—or purchase—your copy of Dáyquiri: Little Poems at PICA on October 2nd from 2:00—5:00 PM. Heldáy de la Cruz (Portland, OR) Dáyquiri: Little Poems DESCRIPTION Dáyquiri: Little Poems is a collection of poetry that has been building on itself over the course of seven years. The artist began this project at age 23, and he is now 30. The collection is meant to be an exploration of the things that orbit you at different points in your twenties: the evolution of identity, the swinging in and out, and the life experiences that still happen amidst crises. ABOUT THE ARTIST Heldáy de la Cruz is an artist and community…

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New Moon Collage Circle

Join Sarah Lofthouse in a New Moon Collage Circle. We will be creating collages as a form of intention setting. Drop by anytime during this time to learn about the new moon and create an intention collage. Bring your favorite collage material. Community supply will be available to use. Sliding suggested donation $5-$25 – nobody will be turned away for lack of funds! Masks required.

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True North: Friday Night Collage

Low-key collage session First Fridays of the month hosted by Hope Amico FREE! We will have magazines, ephemera, paper, photos, mats and blades, scissors and glue. So bring a project or come to be inspired! We will open the garage door, weather permitting. No experience necessary though there will be no instruction. Join us and meet others. This meet up is free (though donations to True North are always welcome). E-mail Hope with any questions or concerns. Masks required!

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