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November 2017

Powell’s Books on Hawthorne Author Readings and Events for November 2017

November 1 - November 30

Powell's on Hawthorne   3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.     Poets Samiya Bashir & Elise Paschen  Samiya Bashir’s latest poetry collection, Field Theories (Nightboat), wends its way through quantum mechanics, chicken wings, Newports, and love, melding blackbody theory (idealized perfect absorption vs. the whitebody’s idealized reflection) with live Black bodies. In The Nightlife (Red Hen), Elise Paschen explores the nocturnal world and what happens in that interval between “dorveille” and daybreak. She reveals, through dream lyrics and fractured narratives, the inevitability of unrecognized desire and…

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the O’Neill Public House Live Music in November

November 1 - November 30

the O'Neill Public House 6000 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR 97213-3862 (503)233-1178 www.theoneillpub.com Please note, the 6pm shows are a separate show rather than an opening act, so please add showtime if possible.  Also, the 6pm & 7pm shows admit all ages. -------------------------------------------   11/2 Thu 8:30 BlueFlags & BlackGrass (jugband, skiffle) 11/3 Fri 6pm  Lynn Conover & Friends (NW legends) 11/3 Fri 9:30 Blue Swan (adventure rock) 11/4 Sat 6pm  Stumptown Jug Thumpers (jugband) 11/4 Sat 9:30 the Ventilators…

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November 2 - November 18

by Terry Johnson, is presented by Defunkt Theatre Thursdays – Sundays, Oct 13-November 18 at Back Door Theater, 4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (in Common Grounds Coffee Shop). Curtain is at 7:30 pm. The play imagines a 1950’s hotel room in which The Scientist and The Actress (who look like Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe) meet and discuss the universe, regret and the meaning of life. Two Joes interrupt: The Senator and The Ballplayer (McCarthy and DiMaggio), with the menace and…

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All Hands On Deck! a New 1940s Show

November 2 - November 25

Award-Winning World War II Musical Revue Comes to Portland for Veterans Day Portland, OREGON (February 23, 2017)- Portland Musical Theater Company launches their second season, "a Season of Premieres", with the Oregon premiere of ALL HANDS ON DECK! opening October 20, 2017 at the Mister Theater. Flash back to 1942 and savor Portland Musical Theater Company's ALL HANDS ON DECK!, an all-American, all-singing, roadshow and radio broadcast reproduction that features classic commercials, tight harmonies, impromptu skits, and 42 of the greatest,…

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An Act of God

November 2 - December 16

An Act of God, written by  David Javerbaum, was a hit on Broadway. The comedy has its Oregon stage premiere, November 24 at The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. The tongue in cheek press release says “The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. “After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind…

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Just Tea

November 2 - November 30

High and Low Gallery’s (936 SE 34th Ave.) new show on First Friday November 3, 6 pm is Suspended Moments – an exhibition of artworks by Nathan Seay. The showcase of oil paintings and charcoal drawings document his experience living at a South Korean Buddhist temple. The show is up through  Nov. 30. After 6 weeks in the temple, the Abbot welcomed Seay for tea. “He embodied perfect concentration. It was as if nothing existed other than the teapot, the…

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Facial Expression Included

November 2 - November 30

12x16gallery, 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5 is closing its doors in December. If you haven’t been to visit them yet, don’t wait. November’s show is Beate Scheller’s Facial Expression Included and Scheller’s Friends in Printmaking. Scheller’s new works and earlier prints depict moments in time to challenge the viewer to find faces, confronting the viewer to look at something or someone. “Faces and eyes are alive and always worth looking at, being the connection to our surroundings and to…

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November 3 @ 12:30 pm - December 4 @ 3:30 pm

THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT DIY FESTIVAL – December 3 at Tabor Heights Methodist Church, 6161 SE Stark. There’s a chili lunch upstairs at 12:30 pm, then head downstairs to make holiday crafts for all ages. Crafts include candles, swags, tree ornaments, and other gifts. All materials provided and experienced craft teachers available. This is a real community affair, and it is free. For more information, email church@taborheightschurch.org.

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Tom May and Doug Smith At Café Artichoke

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

At Café Artichoke, Saturday November 18, at 8 pm is an evening with Tom May and Doug Smith – May is a songwriting treasure, who has performed across the United States, Canada and beyond. He’s the founder of the annual Winterfolk concerts that benefit Sisters of the Road Café and hosts the syndicated radio show, River City Folk. May’s unforgettable voice, evocative melodies, and the history and romance in his songs are road tested, relevant and moving. Tom May Doug…

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Portland Sings! community sing-along

November 19 @ 1:31 pm - 3:30 pm

A casual, fun group-singing opportunity for anyone wanting more singing in their life. Sunday, November 19th  from 1:30 - 3:30 PM at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St. 97215. We’ll sing folk, pop, blues, country, Motown, soul, and anything else that strikes your fancy. For a free digital lyric book go to www.PortlandSings.com. Sliding scale $5-10.

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