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December 2017

UNITY OF PORTLAND HOLIDAY SERVICES

December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

– Early Candlelighting Service, Friday, December 15 at 7 pm; Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service, Sunday, December 24 at 6 pm;  New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl Ceremony  (letting go of the old, and welcoming the new), Sunday, December 31 at 6 pm; White Stone Ceremony (choose Freedom for the New Year) , Sunday, January 7 at 11 am. The Unity Church is located at 4525 SE Stark St., 503.234.7441, unityofportland.org.  

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February 2018

Triangle Productions! presents Trans-formation

February 1 - March 24

Triangle Productions! celebrates it’s 28th season with Trans-formation, a brand new play about George/Christine Jorgensen, written by Don Horn. It’s the first  play to be written and produced about Jorgenson and a world premiere sponsored in part by the Pride Foundation. Christine Jorgenson In 1947, after leaving the military, Jorgenson stepped onto a ship and headed to Copenhagen to begin the process of transitioning from male to female. There were others before him to do this; Lili Elbe is well…

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NW CHILDREN’S THEATER  PRESENTS: CHITRA, THE GIRL PRINCE

February 1 - February 25

by Avantika Shankar. Chitra tells the story of a warrior princess who struggles to stay true to herself while balancing her responsibility to her people with the call of love. The story features epic martial arts sequences and a range of dance styles and performances run weekends through February 25 at noon and 4 pm. The theatre is at 1819 NW Everett St. Tickets for adults $18-25, youth $13-20. 503.222.2190 nwcts.org.

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TRANS-FORMATION, by Triangle Productions

February 1 - February 24

through February 24, a new play about George/Christine Jorgensen written by Don Horn. In 1947, after leaving the military, Jorgenson stepped onto a ship and headed to Copenhagen to begin the process of transitioning from male to female. With Matthew Sunderland as George/Christine. The show is presented in conjunction with Madness Of Lady Bright, a story that traces the mental breakdown of Lesley Bright. Gary Norman stars in this short play by Lanford Wilson, Both plays at The Sanctuary at…

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THE PRIDE BY ALEXI KAYE CAMPBELL

February 1 - March 17

is Defunkt Theatre’s latest onstage February 9-March 17. The Olivier award-winning play cuts back and forth between two eras challenging notions of love, faithfulness and the true nature of liberation through three actors playing two sets of characters with identical names living 50 years apart. Thursdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm (none on February 11 or March 4) at Back Door Theater, 4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (enter through Common Grounds coffeeshop). 18+ and older. Tickets are Pay What You Can…

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Botanical images

February 1 - February 24

A familiar sight these days bursting out all over town, these Camellia blooms are depicted by Anna Daedalus. Her botanical images are homages to impermanence and the beauty in shadows. The image is a part of Roll-Up Photo Studio and Gallery’s new  show, Still Life. Emergent Florae by Daedalus and Objects Immobiles by Kerry Davis is up through February 24. The gallery has been remodeled with a new old world look  at 1715 SE Spokane St. Open Friday and Saturday,…

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Cascade Festival of African Films starts 28th year on Feb. 2

February 4 - February 25

Cascade Festival of African Films starts 28th year on Feb. 2 Longest running African film fest in the U.S. welcomes Bassem Yussef and Izu Ojukwu as honored guests     The worldview of many Americans is shaped in large part by what they see on the evening news – but the news can be an imperfect lens that provides an incomplete picture of peoples, events, and cultures. And too often, where the nations of Africa are concerned, the picture is even…

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18th Century banned play reborn at Milagro

February 9 - March 3

Teatro Milagro stages the once banned, long-lost comedy Astucias por heredar un sobrino a un tío, written by Fermín de Reygadas in the 18th century. It opens February 9 and runs through March 3 in Spanish with English supertitles. Don Lucas is an elderly, archetypal and provincial courtier. His faithful servant Lucía and her cohort Crispín, employ trickery and deceit in an attempt to inherit Don Lucas’ wealth when he passes. Timeless social satire on class clashes in poetic language…

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Jean and the Wonderful Idea Machine

February 11 - March 17

Jean is a girl who believes she can invent something to change worries into wonderful ideas, so she enters it in the school science fair. In Washington DC, the POTUS hears about it and invites her to bring her machine to the world peace summit to help solve the world problems. Thus begins the tale of Jean And The Wonderful Idea Machine. The world premiere is February 17 at Mister Theater, 1847 E. Burnside Street #101 by Portland Musical Theatre.…

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the O’Neill Public House Live Music in February

February 12 - February 25

6000 Northeast Glisan Street (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.   2/16 Fri 6pm Daniel Coble (Johnny Cash tribute) 2/16 Fri 9:30 Groovebirds (indie rock) 2/17 Sat 6pm the Poor Deers (acoustic)   2/18 Sun 7pm Stringed Migration (Celtic, World) 2/22 Thu 8pm Grateful Buds (Grateful Dead tribute) 2/23 Fri 6pm Roughcuts (country) 2/23 Fri…

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