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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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Tender Table Presents: Tampopo

Tender Table is turning 3! To celebrate we are holding a special birthday fundraiser- a screening of Tampopo at the Clinton Street Theater! All ticket sales will go directly towards our 2020 programming. “Tampopo is the tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe. Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.” (Rotten Tomatoes) ***If you are Black, Indigenous, or a person of color and would like a discounted ticket, use promo code “BIPOC” to receive $5 off***…

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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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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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Story Time for Grown Ups with David Loftus

Oops! We’re Married! funny tales of weddings and the married state In conjunction with the month for Valentines, “Story Time for Grownups” presents comic tales about the weddings and married conditions that often ensue. No cover. The evening will feature pieces by James Thurber and E.B. White, Dave Barry, Robert Fulghum, and a script or two from “The Bickersons”—the classic 1940s radio show about a squabbling couple … with a special guest to perform the voice of Blanche Bickerson. 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. David Loftus reads aloud to live audiences, for recordings, and as a principal character in the science-fiction podcast series “Exoplanetary.”…

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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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Power to the People: The Black Panther Party’s Legacy in Albina

The Vanport Mosaic presents a multi-faceted oral history presentation and community conversation led by Mr. Kent Ford, a founding member of the Portland Chapter of the ’60s-era black empowerment organization – the Black Panther Party. Watch the short documentary Sting Like A Bee, and listen to Kent Ford’s personal memory of revolutionary activism and community organizing. The event culminates in a conversation between Mr. Ford and another local activist, connecting these stories to the broader political scene and stimulating a group reflection that links this provocative history to the challenges we face today. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust, and is co-hosted by the Albina Branch of the Multnomah County Library…

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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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