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The Hour That Stretches

Inspired by a bit of Indonesian folklore imparted by Harlan Ellison, and the verbal heights of Hour 25 radio show which Harlan and KPFA’s Mike Hodel rocked in the Seventies, the Hour features five performers of any genre or description, music encouraged, as long as it incorporates Spoken Word. I want to see rappers. Slam poets. Stand-up comics. Weird electronic things strapped to performers and making noises. Every flavor and permutation of Litfic. Bizarros. Emily Dickinson Goths. Everything in between. Bring me your A-Game. It is an honor to be your Alan Freed. You cats and kittens are the ones who make the Music. Further details on this page, but for the next three months effective Sunday, April 29 2018, the Hour will run 7-10…

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Holiday Comics Spectacle Of Artists on Parade!

It’s time for our Second Annual “Holiday Comics Spectacle of Artists on Parade!“ Over 20 of the best Portland comic artists read their works with sound effects from the big screen! Plus: Live Cello Heavy Metal! Sing-a-longs! Cookies! A benefit for KBOO Community Radio and Portland Zine Symposium. Brought to you by Soft Skills Comics Collective. Suggested admission $7-15, with nobody turned away for lack of funds. #sparkling #wonderment#PortlandHoliday #PDXcomics #kboo #cstpdx Everyone Welcome!!! Join the Facebook Event and invite your friends! [from the Clinton Street Theater website] Soft Skills Comics Collective returns to the Clinton Street to once again turn the typical reading event into a full-blown extravaganza, with over 20 Portland artists reading new and classic works accompanied by music and sound effects, with proceeds from the showcase benefitting KBOO…

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The Mystery Box Show: True Stories All About Sex

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. Doors open at 6:00 $22 Advance $27 Day of Show $57 VIP (includes preferred seating, sponsor gifts valued at $450, and post-show reception – available in advance only) [from the Alberta Rose Theatre ticket site]

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Tender Table Fundraiser: Stories, Food, + Music

Tender Table seeks out stories from women (trans or cis) and nonbinary folks who identify as black, indigenous, or people of color about traditions around food, the restaurant industry, food’s impact on the body and body image, and everything in between our sweet, savory, sour, bitter relationships to food. This special edition of Tender Table will raise funds to support future presenters in 2019. Those attending the Stories + Food portion will be asked to donate $15 which will cover admission for the entire evening; if attending the music portion only it will be $10. If you can’t make it but want to donate, we accept donations via Venmo (@tendertablepdx). Stories + Food will begin promptly at 7pm ** Limited ticketing, RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tender-table-fundraiser-tickets-52963161241 **…

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LineStorm’s Bimonthly Reading Series: MARTYR by Matthew Miller

LineStorm’s Bimonthly Reading Series continues with a harrowing tale of family and loss. MARTYR examines the intersection between sacrifice and sanctity, asking the question: How far would you go to exact revenge? Depicting graphic acts of torture, this play is recommended for a mature audience. MARTYR by Matthew Miller Sunday, December 2, 2018, 5-7:30pm, free Artists Repertory Theatre, Studio 1 [from LineStorm’s website]

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The Season of Expectations — met, or not

Come settle in for an evening of tales of endings that lead, inevitably, to new beginnings. What better way to greet the darkening days of December, than to give yourself the gift on an evening of tales that celebrate the journeys from darkness to light. Of finding gratitude and celebration in the most unlikely places. Come be moved by heroes who dared death in order to preserve life…hear tales of how to let go with grace and how to hang on with joy. Come celebrate the turning of the year, the joy of the solstice and all it promises, with storytellers Barbara Fankhauser, Patrick Gannon, and Rob Luck on this first day of this last month of the year. December 1, 2018. Tickets at the…

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The Little Prince

Academy Award-winning English composer Rachel Portman’s magical opera comes to life in the fall of 2018 with Opera Theater Oregon’s original production. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved classic of a young prince who falls from space into the Sahara desert is a philosophical, yet heart warming story for the whole family. OTO’s production will bring this contemporary popular opera to Portland audiences for the very first time! Look forward to original sets, costumes, artwork and a varied cast of fantastical characters, created and presented by our talented, locally-based production team. MUSIC | Rachel Portman LIBRETTO | Nicholas Wright, after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry DATES Friday, November 30, at 7:30pm Saturday, December 1, at 7:30pm Sunday, December 2, at 3:00pm THE OPERA Academy Award-winning English…

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Blast Your Own Breath

@buckmanjournal presents Blast Your Own Breath, a gathering of writers and artists. No host, no sign-up sheet, leaving the floor completely open to potentiality. We encourage all artists to show up! Perhaps you will have see an artist doodling on stage while a poet reads aloud, or a theater major show up with a saxophone player. Let’s get active and collaborate! 🎉 This is a wonderful opportunity for potential future contributors to get to know the Buckman family and for readers to catch-up with what’s going on in the Buckman scene. ✨ Wednesday, Nov 28, 7pm. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison, Buckman Neighborhood, Portland OR. [from Buckman Journal‘s Instagram post] Buckman Journal presents Blast Your Own Breath, a meeting of Portland writers and artists…

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The Hour That Stretches

This month’s Hour will scorch in a few weeks early, for the holiday. (December will be likewise early and full of fireworks.)This time: Portland-AF novelist Hobie Anthony. Poet Alice Lavender Love reading from Ted Cheng’s SciFi novel THE HUMAN INSIDE. Bizarro author and powerhouse performer Josh Knapton. Punk Classicist poet and Hour virgin, my new homie Ross Robbins. Cafe Lena trailblazer and pillar of the Hour That Stretches, author/ poet/ phenomenon Jennifer Robin, possibly together with or separate from the electronic psychobilly stylings of another Hour pillar, AirOn GhostRadio (Erin K Smith). And just to make sure we have everyone’s attention, monologist Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson from a sterling headhunt of a headhunt that paid off in gold. This will be a fine way to begin closing…

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Fall Festival of Shakespeare

The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a non-competitive region-wide collaboration between Portland Playhouse and area middle and high schools. The Festival is a spectacular theatrical event, in part because student actors connect well to Shakespeare; they understand the passion, the large stakes, and the disaster. High school and middle school is not unlike an Elizabethan Tragedy. The students are not only performers in the festival, but a large and vocal component of the audience. They are most active and vibrant theatre patrons you will ever encounter. They “oooh” and “ahhh”; call out “Oh no she didn’t”; scream and laugh. It’s the closest thing we have to how an Elizabethan audience at Shakespeare’s Globe might have reacted. It’s an unforgettable experience for the students involved, and…

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