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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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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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The Moth: StorySLAM: Revolution

REVOLUTION: Prepare a five-minute story about rebellion. Renewal, upheaval, or ridding a system of evil. Whether macro or micro, tell us about a moment of complete transformation, progression, regression. A call to arms or a call to action, share a story of change and the power of resistance. This venue is 21+ *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts Additional Information About the Venue This venue is 21+.

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Heaux Stories: Part Deux at Polaris Hall

We invite you to attend what some people anticipate to be the “steamiest night of the year”- Heaux Stories:Part Deux. This show is the sequel to sold-out storytelling showcase Heaux Stories. Heaux Stories is a production that was created as a space for women of color and femmes to gather and share their most intimate sexual truths through the art of storytelling. This event was born with the intention of being as a sex-positive safe space that will foster intimacy within community by centering femmes of color through the empowering act of authentic vulnerability. Due to the overwhelming lack of diverse perspectives in Portland’s local storytelling art scene, this show is a production created out of necessity by renowned storyteller and The Moth Storyhour producer…

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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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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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Gabrielle Civil reads at PSU

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered over 40 original solo and collaborative performance works around the world. Her writing has appeared in Small Axe, Obsidian, Asterix, Rain Taxi, and other publications. Civil’s performance memoir, Swallow the Fish, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2017 and her second book, Experiments in Joy, was released in 2019.

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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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