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November 2019

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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My Summer As a Goth

November 19

My Summer as a Goth is a new made-in-Portland movie premiering Tuesday, November 19 at Clinton Street Theatre, 2522 SE Clinton St. beginning at 7 pm. It’s a coming-of-age story set in present-day Portland about the sometimes painful search for identity and love in adolescence. After the sudden death of her father, sixteen-year-old Joey Javis is sent to stay with eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door,…

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Opening Reception at the Architectural Heritage Center

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Two exhibits are opening at the Architectural Heritage Center November 1: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading and A Changing Landscape and the Forgotten City of East Portland. A joint reception for the exhibits will be on Thursday, November 21, 701 SE Grand Ave, 5-7 pm with drinks and snacks. For information, contact 503.231.7264 online at visitAHC.org

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November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MICHAEL HURLEY AND THE CROAKERS play every third Friday at Laurelthirst Pub’s happy hour from 6-8 pm. Hurley is a true original and his songs, guitar playing and psychedelic soul yodel are legendary life experiences not to be missed. His drawings, paintings and lifeart are exceptional too. See snockonews.net for a real treat.

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