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February 2019

Defunkt’s Tragedy: A Tragedy

February 2 - March 16

This just in: the sun has set over neighborhoods, government buildings and American backyards everywhere. A news team is on the way. Their report: someone left the lawn sprinklers on; someone’s horse is on the loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs run by. The Governor appeals for calm. Everyone doesn’t know if the sun, once down, will ever rise again, but there is a witness, and the witness will speak. A crack team of journalists is on…

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PDX JAZZ FEST 2019

February 2 - February 25

The 2019 Portland Jazz Fest returns again with another astounding lineup and events all around this town. With headliners The Vanguard Jazz orchestra, Pharoah Sanders, Patrice Rushen, Freddy Cole, Kendra Shank, and Steve Turre and the Eulipion All Stars saluting Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and the wealth of Portland legends and innovators Mel Brown, Ron Steen, Dan Balmer, Bobby Torres, Mary Kadderly, Blue Cranes, Trio Subtonic and so many more, this four day jazz feast has plenty to hear and see,…

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Migration by painter, muralist and longtime SE resident, Christa Grimm

February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm

is part of a show of her recent works at the Melody Event Center, 615 SE Alder St. through February 28. Grimm explores the allegory of geese in flight and the migration of people across lands. After living in SE Portland most of her life, Grimm moved to the Oregon Coast for “the great privilege of being surrounded by more wildlife than people, so I am able to engage myself in the rhythms of nature.”  Her paintings are inspired by…

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Ranger Station in Events February

February 4 - February 28
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Milagro’s La Segua

February 7 - March 2

The North American premiere of Alberto Cañas Escalante’s La Segua has original music by Carlos Escalante Macaya and is presented February 7 to March 2 at Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St. In the city of Cartago in colonial Costa Rica, a beautiful woman, Encarnación Sancho, is haunted by the spectre of La Segua, who appeared to her former suitor, driving him mad. Blaming herself, Encarnación resists a new relationship, with a fortune-seeking adventurer. The legend of La Segua is…

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Tragedy: A Tragedy, by Will Eno at Defunkt Theatre

February 8 - March 16

This just in: the sun has set over neighborhoods, government buildings and American backyards everywhere. A news team is on the way. Their report: someone left the lawn sprinklers on; someone’s horse is on the loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs run by. The Governor appeals for calm. Everyone doesn’t know if the sun, once down, will ever rise again, but there is a witness, and the witness will speak. A crack team of journalists is on…

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Powell’s on Hawthorne – David Biespiel Feb. 18

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

David Biespiel in Conversation With April Baer            David Biespiel’s Republic Café (University of Washington) is a meditation on love during a time of violence, and a tally of what appears and disappears in every moment. Mindful of epigenetic experience as our bodies become living vessels for history’s tragedies, Biespiel praises not only the essentialness of our human memory, but also the sanctity of our flawed, human forgetting. Republic Café details the experience of lovers in Portland, Oregon, on the eve and days…

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PARATHEATRE: RITUAL WITHOUT DOGMA

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

– An evening talk with Antero Alli, author/director, at PerformanceWorks Northwest, 4625 SE 67th Ave. (near Foster), Tuesday, February 19 at 7 pm. Alli, author of Towards an Archeology of the Soul, and artistic director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX, will discuss the principles and methods of a ritual technology he’s developed, inspired by Jerzy Grotowski’s Paratheatre. The work combines physical theatre, dance, vocalization and standing meditation to access vital currents in the body towards spontaneous expression as presence, gesture, action,…

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Science On Tap – The Human Holobiont Feb 19 at The Alberta Rose Theatre

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street Phone: 503-719-6055 Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com & 503-764-4131 Science On Tap - The Human Holobiont: What Fecal Transplant and other Microbial Science is Teaching Us about Being Human Feb 19, 2019at 7:00 PM Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian Doors open at 6:00 $15 General Admission $8 Students with ID Over the past several decades, we have gained immense insight into the world of the human microbiome. The observations made using techniques like…

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Powell’s on Hawthorne – Oregon Wildland Firefighting Feb 21

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Oregon Wildland Firefighting: A History Over the past century, some of the world's largest wildland fires have occurred in Oregon. Accidentally set by a disgruntled cook on an English ship, the Great Fire of 1845 displaced multiple tribes and boiled wildlife alive in the Columbia River. The Tillamook Burn started up every 6 years from 1933 to 1951 and incited one of the largest reseeding efforts in the world. The Long Draw Fire of 2012, the state’s largest in over…

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