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February 2020

The World of Koto with Masumi Timson

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE WORLD OF KOTO WITH MASUMI TIMSON Saturday February 8, 1-3 pm. Koto Master Timson presents a lecture on traditional Japanese Koto music, followed by a hands-on session. Students will learn Sakura (Cherry Blossom), one of the most popular Koto compositions and Timson will collaborate with accordionist Courtney Von Drehle. Koto is an ancient musical instrument dating back over 1,400 years. Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave. in the Yanai Classroom. Garden Admission included. Tickets $75 members, $90 nonmembers.…

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The Magic Fish

February 9 @ 4:00 pm

The Magic Fish, a new puppet show by Leaven Dream Puppets, follows a boy who does not answer his mom’s call and his adventures, bring him home wiser. Informed by the Irish fairytale Soul Cages, Punch and Judy puppetry and contemporary mask and mime, this mostly wordless performance is for audiences ages 3+. The show is a half an hour and the audience can meet the puppets afterward. It’s presented Sunday, February 9, 4 pm on the Dining Room Stage…

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Really, Really? Really!

February 14 @ 7:00 pm

How to Really, Really? Really! Love a Woman is Eleanor O’Brien’s solo show; part storytelling, part stand-up, part TED Talk, part Vagina Monologue and a hilarious, empowering and educational tale. O’Brien’s is all about paying lip service to the divine, and celebrates a return to good ol’ fashion Goddess worship, with a modern twist. It’s a Valentine’s Day show certain to inform, inspire, and stimulate all kinds of juicy conversation. Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Friday, February 14,…

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Jet Black Pearl Turns the Corkscrew

February 17 @ 7:00 pm

Jet Black Pearl the wild accordion diva, brings her loops and energetic songs to the Corkscrew Wine Bar, 1665 SE Bybee Blvd, on Monday, February 17 at 7 pm. Born in the Netherlands, Jetty Swart, aka Jet Black Pearl, has lived and played her accordion, singing her intelligent and zany songs with humor, grace and charm at festivals and in clubs, schools, prisons, big tops and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia. The Corkscrew Wine Bar is an intimate…

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Sam Reider & The Human Hands

February 21 @ 7:30 pm

Sam Reider and the Human Hands perform live for Portland FolkMusic Society’s February concert at the Reedwood Friends Church. A jazz pianist by training, Reider has spent the last decade traveling with an accordion strapped to his back, exploring and interpreting folk music from around the world. He is a composer, singer-songwriter and leader of The Human Hands, a remarkable band of bluegrass and jazz musicians based in Brooklyn, NY. Reider and The Hands take on breakdown fiddling, Brazilian samba,…

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