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December 2020

Very Merry Cash & Carry

December 2, 2020 - January 3, 2021

"Trees" by Michele Sabatier One of SE’s annual art galas is Sidestreet Arts’ Very Merry Cash & Carry Show. This year it runs from December 2-January 3. Each year Sidestreet packs the gallery with art to fit every holiday shopping budget, from stocking stuffers to signature wall pieces. Among the splendid choices this year are one-of-a-kind turned wooden bowls by Bob Stensland, hand-thrown ceramic coffee mugs by Chayo Wilson, hand-sewn dolls by Alicia Justus, woodsy framed-woodcuts by Kristen Etmund, and…

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PSG Digs Deep

December 5

PSG The Portland Storytellers’ Guild, streams a new show Saturday, December 5 via Zoom called Dig Deep, Stories of Hope and Perseverance. The evening’s tales explore the capacity to keep going no matter what the odds. Gretchen Peterson tells her audiences, “My voice matters!”  and tells personal stories, folktales, fairy tales and myths of women who love women. Wink Harner tells family stories and accounts of her work as an interpreter for asylum seekers, along with multicultural tales and myths.…

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Brazilian Piano Masters

December 5 @ 5:00 pm

Portland State University and jazz piano faculty member Kerry Politzer present The Music of Brazilian Piano Masters 2, streaming Friday, December 18, 5 pm. The prerecorded concert features the compositions of Egberto Gismonti, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Jasnam Daya Singh and Marcos Valle, five renowned Brazilian pianist-composers. Performances and interviews with musicians from North and South America are part of the presentation as well and the event is hosted by Brazilian music expert and saxophonist Laura Dreyer. Featured performers include composer…

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Portland Music Stream

December 10 - December 20

Alberta Rose Theatre’s special December Portland Music Stream features music to warm the coldest nights. All shows begin at 7 pm. Thursday, December 10: Finehouse’s Tribute to Amy Winehouse – Winehouse’s album Back to Black was recreated live at Alberta Rose last year and filmed. Tickets are sliding scale, $10-$1,000, benefitting Alberta Rose and a local addiction treatment organization TBD. Sunday, December 13: Norman Sylvester’s Christmas Party – Raise your spirits with Norman Sylvester, known as The Boogie Cat for…

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Confident Voice Studio

December 11 @ 6:30 pm

The Studio has innovative ways to celebrate students, no matter what instrument, age or skill level. All lessons are virtual to support the safety of students during the 2020 pandemic too. Members get four performance parties per year included in their tuition. It’s a chance for the studio director and teachers to celebrate students and for students to encourage one another. The Winter Wonderland performance party is online and free, Friday, December 11, 6:30 pm. The repertoire has been selected…

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