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November 2019


November 15 - November 16

Dancers, performance-makers, musicians and rabble-rousers all converge for two nights of performance and merry-making Friday and Saturday, November 15-16. The ensemble creates original five-ten minute works from photo prompts in the Performance Works NW archives. The event is a fundraiser for the group’s programming including Alembic Artist Residencies and Co-Productions, Linda Austin Dance, Public Access Performances, and the subsidized rehearsal space program. November 15 artists include The Boris & Natasha Dancers, Sarah-Luella Baker, Mickey Sanchez, Emily Jones + Hannah Krafcik,…

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November 15 - November 17

A premiere of three new pieces by local choreographers Meshi Chavez, Subashini Ganesan and Unit Souzou for one weekend only, Friday, November 15 to Sunday,  November 17 at 7:30 pm onstage at New Expressive Works, 810 SE Belmont St. in the WYSE Building. Empathy by Unit Souzou’s ensemble (Michelle Fujii, Toru Watanabe, Ian Berve and Victoria Zhang) presents a work-in-progress piece weaving stories, identities of people and place through dance/taiko. Co-directors Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, are innovators of a…

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November 15 - November 16

Storyteller and naturalist Ingrid Nixon returns to perform at Multnomah Arts Center Saturday, November 16 and conduct a class and a workshop Friday, November 15 at Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Nixon is the Interpretive and Education Program Director at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, and loves to whisk away listeners on journeys of the imagination. Tickets are $15 at tellabration2019.bpt.me, $20 at the door. The Portland Storytellers Guild are hosts. IngridNixon.com and portlandstorytellers.org.

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Shades of Autumn Presented by Cascade Composers

November 15 @ 7:30 pm

A concert of new music reflecting on humankind’s complex emotional landscape takes place Friday, November 15, 7:30 at PSU’s Lincoln Hall, Rm 75. Eight of the Shades of Autumn program selections feature mezzo-soprano, and Cascadia member Lisa Neher (DMA). along with Lisa Neher, mezzo soprano; Madeleine Ross, soprano and many others. David S. Bernstein’s Four Silhouettes; Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson’s Blind Light; Brian Field’s Chansons Innocentes; Evan Lewis’ Fogs and Fires; Stephen Lewis’ Horas Non Numero Nisi Serenas; Jan Mittelstaedt’s Embarrassing Moments;…

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Attic Insulation Workshop

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What is the best insulation for your attic? Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, learn the fundamentals of attic insulation. Topics include safety, air sealing, baffling, blown-in insulation and incentives to help cover the cost of a project. Saturday, November 16 10 am - 12 pm at the Southeast Portland Tool Library (SEPTL), 1137 SE 20th Ave. Register at CommunityEnergyProject.org/services/calendar/

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Styrofoam Recycling Drive

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Girl Scout Troop 12811 will hold a styrofoam recycling drive in front of Glencoe Elementary School, 825 SE 51st Ave., Saturday, November 16, 10 am-12 pm (or earlier if the truck fills up). They accept clean block (hard) styrofoam ONLY (no packing peanuts or food packaging). Cost: $1 for a grocery bag full and $5 for a car load. The fee will be applied to the cost of the troop’s truck rental and gas with anything beyond expense coverage being…

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Researching the History of Your House

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever wondered who lived in your house before you? Or maybe even who built it? What was your neighborhood like when your house was first built? How has it changed? Researching the history of your house can answer many of the questions you might have. Historian Tibby O’Brien and AHC Education Manager Val Ballestrem go through the steps to uncover the history of your vintage house (as well as most any other building). Using the latest online sources,…

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Gerle Haggard Rides Again

November 16 @ 6:00 pm

Gerle Haggard, the city’s own all-female Merle Haggard Tribute group, will showcase the more bluesy side of Haggard’s music Saturday November 16 at the Blue Diamond, 2016 NE Sandy Blvd. beginning at 6 pm. The Gerles introduce the country legend’s well-known hits and early work to new audiences while surprising lifelong fans with obscure lesser-known songs too. Expect covers from Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Dolly Parton too with storytelling wrapped in their spirited take on the classic Bakersfield Sound…

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Brooks Hill with Cindy Lou Banks

November 16 @ 7:00 pm

Back in the 90’s, alt-country band No Way Home was the darling of Portland’s indie music scene winning many awards and playing shows at the Pendleton Round Up, punk bar Satyricon, and openers at The Roseland, Schnitzer Concert Hall and others around the state. The band was signed to Tim/Kerr Records and were two-time winners of the Portland Music Awards for Outstanding Country Act. Now in the present time, No Way Home’s songwriter and leader Cindy Lou Banks has formed…

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Two Readings at Rose City Book Pub

November 17 @ 7:00 pm

Leanne Grabel (pictured) and Evelyn Sharenov read from new original works on Sunday, November 17 at Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont St beginning at 7 pm. Grabel’s new collection is called Husband and the reading is with Russ Miller and Steve Sander. See leannegrabel.com Sharenov has returned to Portland and will read from a new collection of short stories, The Perfect American Family. See bit.ly/2piBQYh.

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