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October 2019

No Think Time

October 4 - October 31

No Think Time: New Paintings by Gary Hirsch and Vases from Outer Space: New Works by Scot Cameron-Bell illuminate the walls of Sidestreet Arts opening First Friday October 4, 6-9 pm. Gary Hirsch has painted inspiring BotJoy dominoes and imaginative murals all over town (including the exterior of Sidestreet). Gary Hirsch This new series of paintings is collectively known as No Think Time, peopled by fantastically odd persons, patterned silly creatures and helpful robots. Get a peek at BotJoy.com Scot…

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Powell’s Books on Hawthorne Author Readings and Events for October

October 4 - October 31

Powell's on Hawthorne   3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.                  Unleash the Dragon Within In Unleash the Dragon Within (Blue Snake), psychology professor and respected kung-fu instructor Steven Macramalla introduces the six Animals of Ch’ien-lung, an 18th-century kung-fu practice based on the Animal archetypes of three great cats and three great snakes. Unleash the Dragon Within includes cutting-edge neuroscientific research on the mind-body relationship. Thursday the 10th, 7:30pm  /  Powell's on Hawthorne       Mesha Maren Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren’s Sugar…

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Portland Open Studios 2019

October 12 - October 20

This is Jeni Lee’s Evening Pass. Lee is one of the artists who welcomes the public into her workspace during the 21st Portland Open Studios. This free event takes place for two weekends in October and is an excellent opportunity to see and be inspired by local artists creating works in their own studios, sharing their process. More: October means it’s time for another Portland Open Studios and this year is their 21st. The city’s largest annual art studio tour…

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Science On Tap – Fungipedia Oct 15 at The Alberta Rose Theatre

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - November 3 @ 10:00 pm

The Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Phone Public: 503-719-6055 Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com & 503-764-4131 Science On Tap - Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore Oct 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian Doors open at 6 PM Combining ecological, ethnographic, historical, and contemporary knowledge, mycologist Lawrence Millman, author of "Fungipedia", discusses how mushrooms are much more closely related to humans than to plants, how they engage in sex, how insects farm them, and how…

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CMG’s Improvisation Summit

October 16 - October 20

Creative Music Guild’s Improvisation Summit of Portland takes place for six big nights of live music at six different venues showcasing the many sides of CMG and visiting and local artists. The organization champions the work of accomplished improvisational and experimental artists both here and internationally. Darius Jones Photo by Peter Gannushkin For six nights from October 15-20, halls in various city locations will swing with musical collaboration and invention. This year, CMG presents two evening concerts in SE Portland,…

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Amor Añejo & el Dia de Muertos

October 17 - November 10

Opening their thirty-sixth season, Milagro Theatre premieres a bilingual Dia de Muertos tale, Amor Añejo, conceived and directed by Elizabeth Huffman. The story of aging, loss and love opens October 17 and continues Thursdays-Saturdays through November 10 with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Long-lasting romance is sweet and heady, and Hector and Rosalita’s journey is full of highs – and lows. They have held hands on the ride for decades, until the very last drop. Then one crosses over to…

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Smoke fall opens at Defunct Theatre

October 18 - November 16

SMOKEFALL Defunkt Opens Season 20 on Friday, October 18! CAST AND CREW HEADING INTO TECH| 10.4.19 Hello Friends! We are over the moon with our opening show for Season 20, Smokefall. Beginning October 18, we warmly invite you to what Willamette Week calls one of the 5 most exciting shows of the fall. ”Defunkt Theatre's history of injecting its productions with emotional rawness adds to the appeal, as does the presence of director Patrick Walsh, who showed his gift for capturing the turbulence of family…

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Norman Sylvester presents “A Phenomenal Concert” Oct 18 at The Alberta Rose Theatre

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211 Phone Public: 503-719-6055 Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com & 503-764-4131 Norman Sylvester presents "A Phenomenal Concert - The Journey of Blues and Gospel in America" Oct 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian Doors open at 6:30 $20 General Admission The “Phenomenal Concert” is a musical journey of blues and gospel in America. Music from the cradle of birth in Africa, the field hollers of slaves, growing up…

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Two-Day Shapenote Singing Convention!

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Portland Sacred Harp Free and Open to the Public - All are welcome! Who:      Portland Sacred Harp What:     28th Annual Pacific NW Sacred Harp Singing Convention When:    Saturday, October 19th & Sunday, October 20th, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm, come and go as you please. potluck lunch at noon Where:   The Laurelhurst Club 3721 SE Ankeny St, Portland, Oregon 97214 FREE!!  On Saturday & Sunday, October 19th and 20th, 2019, Portland Sacred Harp cordially invites all who love to sing to add their voices to our…

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in conversation with Cheryl Strayed

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

   Saturday, October 19, 5 pm Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St. “If history shows one thing, it’s that the world needs more gutsy women.” — The Book of Gutsy Women Join Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book the two women have written together. They welcome readers into a conversation that began when…

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