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Telltale: It Was All A Dream

Hey, champ! Thanks for checking out Telltale. This used to be 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, in theory, should be just kicking off our 4th season, but…things got real weird. So I can’t promise that Telltale is back, because the future feels pretty hard to predict or commit to. But we are at least going to have an August show. Yeah, it’s going to be on zoom and not in person. Yeah, it’s not the same. But it’s better than nothing. And I said I’d do the show until the government stopped making me angry all the time….and….you see my point.…

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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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I Never Knew There Were So Many Books About Us!

Come celebrate Black families and Black art with Interactive Science, Story, and Art Activities for grades K-2 and their favorite adult.

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Voices for Change • Songs & Stories for Mental Health Awareness

Voices for Change: Songs & Stories for Mental Health Awareness $10 suggested donation per family or group All Ages December 15 at 4PM Portland Baha’i Center 8720 N Ivanhoe Street March 15 at 4PM St. Johns Christian Church 8044 N Richmond Avenue May 31 at 3PM University of Portland 5000 N Willamette Boulevard Voices for Change: Songs & Stories for Mental Health Awareness is a new choral concert series led by Cathedral Park Performing Arts Collective. The series will feature works that cultivate open dialogue about mental health experiences, care, and resources. In this series, splashes of song and spoken word will be woven together in three separate concerts over the 2019-2020 season. In the end, audiences, performers, and contributors alike will have taken part…

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The Siren Theater Improv Giants with monologist Chelsea Cain

What happens when you take a handful of Portland’s best improv comedians, the personal stories of a NYT Bestselling author, and put them on stage together? Total magic is what. Join us for a night of improv comedy inspired by the stories of the amazing CHELSEA CAIN. Author of One Kick ( which was made into a TV show called Gone), Man- Eaters, the comic book series Mockingbird, and so much more. And featuring the improv comedy of these Giants: Shelley McLendon (Artistic Director/ Owner of The Siren Theater, The Aces) Nicholas Kessler (Host of The Moth, Twist Your Dickens cast member at PCS) Kirsten Schier (Curious Comedy) Chris Williams (Broke Gravy) One night only! $10 adv/ $!5 doors 7:30 doors/ 8pm show sirentheater.com

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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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Chuck Klosterman

A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its newfound fame when its song “Blizzard of Summer” becomes an anthem for white supremacists. A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband. A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes. A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 50/50. A man sees a whale struck by lightning, and knows that everything about his life has to change. A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian’s rabies vaccination. Fair warning: Raised…

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Pop-Up Magazine – Spring Issue 2019

A night of true stories, documentary films, photography, and radio from some of our favorite writers, performers, and musicians. Unrecorded, live onstage. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Each evening is unique, but here are a few things to look forward to: Some of the country’s most interesting writers, filmmakers, photographers, radio producers, and illustrators share new, true stories onstage. Stories come to life on a giant screen filled with photographs, films, illustrations, and animations. Story soundtracks are composed and performed live onstage by Magik*Magik Orchestra. Curious, creative people come to see old friends and meet new ones. Venues like BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and The…

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Pop-Up Magazine – Spring Issue 2019

A night of true stories, documentary films, photography, and radio from some of our favorite writers, performers, and musicians. Unrecorded, live onstage. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine, created for a stage, a screen, and a live audience. Each evening is unique, but here are a few things to look forward to: Some of the country’s most interesting writers, filmmakers, photographers, radio producers, and illustrators share new, true stories onstage. Stories come to life on a giant screen filled with photographs, films, illustrations, and animations. Story soundtracks are composed and performed live onstage by Magik*Magik Orchestra. Curious, creative people come to see old friends and meet new ones. Venues like BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and The…

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Who Are You Becoming? A reading about grief over time

When we lose someone we cannot live without, our lives become split into two time frames: Before and After. The After is the rest of our lives, often decades. Join us as we hear stories from people who are 6 months to 40 years our from their losses. Come hear how each story is unique and how each has so much overlap and commonality. Come hear how our grief changes over time and how it stays the same. Come hear how love, the true origin of our grief, absolutely never ends or changes. Featuring: DeAnn Welker Monica Welty Sue Moshofsky Karin Stanley Anne Gudger Jewelie Randall Mary Mandeville This event is free! Libations available for purchase at this important literary hub of our community! If…

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