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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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Kids’ Storytime

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading Caveboy Crush by Beth Ferry.

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Kids’ Storytime

Join us every Saturday for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper.

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You Won’t Get What You Want

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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Front Porch Sessions: “Snow Days”

Story tellers: Hannah Kim Hannah Kim is a Gemini, writer, improviser, storyteller and stone cold witch. She is currently interested in exploring how capitalism intersects with race and gender, reclaiming access to the divine feminine as a part of the feminist movement and increasing representation and visibility in media and arts spaces. She’s also interested in yoga, tarot and comedy as a tool of resistance. Paige Hendrix Buckner Paige Hendrix Buckner is the Program Director of Founders Gym, an online training center that helps underrepresented founders build successful tech startups. In the first eighteen months of operation, FG has trained 357 founders across 18 countries, who’ve gone on to raise over $40MM. Throughout her career, Paige has operated at the intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Traditions

TRADITIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about birthrights and rituals, customs and lore from those who went before. Friday night football or family FaceTime each Sunday. Chinese food on Christmas day or a New Year’s leap into the ocean. Bat mitzvahs, Quinceañeras, first piercings or tattoos. Rites of passage that are dreaded or real comforts. Sometimes traditions are both! 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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Holiday Storytime With Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch

Hey kids! Join us for special appearances by Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch and stick around for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TM and © Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. All rights reserved.)

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Tender Table: Megon, Arlyn, Constance, & Mathilde

Please join us for an afternoon of stories and food by four amazing local chefs: *Megon Dee-Cave of Oracle Infused Wellness Co. *Arlyn Frank of Platano Rising *Constance James of Sweatpea Baking Co. *Mathilde Wilson of Mathilde’s Kitchen This event is being held at Louiza on Sunday 12/15 from 1-3pm. Louiza is a community oriented event space located in Portland, OR. ***This event is not ticketed*** ***VERY Limited capacity, please arrive early*** Tender Table provides compensation to all presenters- thank you in advance for your donations. We suggest a $10-$15 donation for this event, with no one turned away for lack of funds. We will accept cash donations at the door and through Venmo. Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women, trans, and non-binary…

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Holiday Storytime With Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch

Hey kids! Join us for special appearances by Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch and stick around for a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TM and © Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. All rights reserved.)

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The Moth Mainstage in Portland

The Moth returns to Portland this December! This extraordinary performance will sell out quickly, so reserve your seats early and experience unforgettable stories told live. Literary Arts and The Moth are bringing a new lineup of storytellers to Portland. Each Moth Mainstage show features five tellers who have developed their true stories about a given theme with help from The Moth’s directors. The Moth is a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Since launching in 1997, The Moth has presented over 35,000 true personal stories, told live, without notes, to standing-room-only audiences around the globe. Renowned for showcasing a broad range of human experiences, The Moth produces approximately 600 live shows each year and has an ongoing presence in 30 cities worldwide.…

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