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Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1-3pm
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Come listen to the University Singers, directed by Michael Connolly, and the Women's Chorale, directed by Kathryn E. Briggs perform together for this special concert. This concert will demonstrate the diverse and contrasting tones and voices of the many singes in the University of Portland community.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3-4pm
3-4pm
The UP Jazz Ensemble will perform the works of the legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus whose black gospel and blues inspired music cemented him as a staple in the jazz industry. Additionally, the UP Jazz Octet will perform a selection of music by composer Kenny Wheeler featuring UP vocalist Natalie Werner as a preview for their 2018 PDX Jazz Festival Performance. The UP Jazz Ensemble holds themselves to a high performing standard and utilize the classic jazz instruments such as saxophones, trombones, trumpets, bass, piano, drums, and guitar. The ensemble performs a variety of musical styles including Jazz Standards, Latin, Blues, Ballads, and Funk.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 5-7pm
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Come join the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals to test your knowledge of African American history and culture. Prizes for the winning team, fun & fellowship for all! $10 for individuals (we can match you with a team), $40 for teams (4 or 5 people per team). You can form your own team, or let us match you with one the day of the event(network & make new friends!). *Kid friendly Get Tickets
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 11:30am-1pm
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Senator Wyden's
Join us at Resist Trump Tuesday to speak out to Senate staff, share your stories, influence our Senators and connect with other Resisters. Democracy: Use it or Lose It! Show up for Democracy.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 11am-3pm
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The University of Portland’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education and Outreach Center is teaming up with the Kappa Delta Pi Reading Fair to create a new event for children and families, “Exploring the World Through Reading and STEM,” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25 at the University of Portland’s Chiles Center. Portland-area students in grades K-8 are invited take part in a variety of educational activities focused on both STEM and reading. Children will be able to participate in a variety of activities based on STEM in order to interact and engage with these subjects that they might not be exposed to otherwise.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2pm
2pm
Artichoke Cafe presents an evening with award-winning cowboy poet Tom Swearingen and Western Music Association Harmony Group of the Year winners Notable Exceptions. Tom Swearingen is an Oregon horseman who tells stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the saddle. Tom brings his stories to life with rhythm and rhyme and a style that makes him a popular performer not only at cowboy gatherings and horse camps, but also in singer-songwriter circles and wherever else you find folks who appreciate well-crafted verse. Notable Exceptions, the duo Judy Coder and Jennifer Epps, are known in the world of western music for their finely crafted vocal harmony. Their original tunes are lighthearted and conversational. For accompaniment, Judy's tasteful rhythm guitar is right on the button; Jennifer sweetens the sound with tidbits of harmonica, rhythm instruments, flutes and whistles. The result is fun, fresh, bold Americana. All ages general admission $15 at Artichoke Music in advance or at the door (doors at 6:30). Also available at Brown Paper Tickets (subject to fee). https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3170788
Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 5-7pm
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While Rome Burns is pleased to announce the next in its ongoing series of benefits, this time in support of Rose Haven (RoseHaven.org). Events are held the fourth Sunday of each month at Mississippi Pizza Pub. This month’s event will feature the music of The Reverb Brothers and Metropolitan Farms, with master of ceremonies Karissa Lowe. Members of Rose Haven will be on hand to talk about the important work their organization is doing, and to meet directly with attendees. Admission is $10, with 100% of proceeds going to benefit Rose Haven.
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 11:30am-1pm
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Join us at Resist Trump Tuesday to speak out to Senate staff, share your stories, influence our Senators and connect with other Resisters. Democracy: Use it or Lose It! Show up for Democracy.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6-9pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
Come be the first to see Zun Lee and Michał Cała's exhibitions. “My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history.
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Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
“My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. Dr. Zun Lee is a Canadian visual artist, physician, and educator whose work encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. He was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Intersubjectivity and trust dynamics are an important component of Lee’s work as he embeds himself in his subjects’ daily lives to uncover stories of identity and connection. Lee has exhibited solo shows at Duke University, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and BAND Gallery in Toronto, Jefferson School of African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA, and Galerie Jed Voras in Paris. Selected honors and awards include: Art Gallery of Ontario Artist-in-Residence (2017), Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), and Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).
Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history. Michał Cała was born in Toruń, Poland in 1948 and studied aircraft construction at the University of Technology in Warsaw in the early 1970s. From 1974 to 1983 he worked as an engineer in various companies in Silesia and began photographing in the area. In 1977 he moved to Tychy in Upper Silesia, where he co-founded the photographers’ association KRON and became a member of the ZPAF, the Union of Polish Art Photographers. In 2007 he was named one of most important Polish photographers in the last century and participated in the group exhibition Polish Photography in the 20th Century shown in Warsaw and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cala's work is in several museum collections, including in the Silesian Museum of Katowice, the Silesian Library in Katowice, the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, and in the local government building in Duisburg in the Ruhr, Germany, and various private collections. Publications on his work include The Anthology of Polish Photography 1839–1989, The Masters of Polish Landscape, and Polish Photography in the 20th Century. Cala now lives in Bielsko-Biała in Poland and is represented by MMX Gallery in London.
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Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8:30am-noon
8:30am-noon
Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s 20th Annual Watershed Wide Volunteer Restoration Event Together we will restore habitat and water quality at TEN work party events throughout Johnson Creek Watershed! Take part in the action to help build a healthier watershed for your human and animal neighbors by planting native trees, mulching and removing invasive species! And we’re doing all of this... wearing COSTUMES! That’s right - we’re going big this year and we can’t wait to see the crazy, wild outfits you’ll be wearing. So, here are the details... What: Plant, dig, mulch, weed, and look fabulous When: Saturday, March 3 rd 2018, 8:45am -12pm Where: 10 locations across the watershed Why: To build a healthier watershed by planting native trees, fighting invasive species, and connecting people to their environment This is a family-friendly event. Everyone and all experience levels are welcome. Bring a team of coworkers, friends, or family members. We will provide tools, snacks, and FUN! Thank you Pizza Parties and Costume Contests in 2 locations (12:30-1:30.) Register on our website at http://www.jcwc.org/events/20th-wwe/ **A big thanks to our partners at Clackamas County's Water Environment Services, Portland Parks and Recreation, City of Gresham, Friends of Trees, Crystal Springs Partnership, Friends of Tideman Johnson, Friends of Powell Butte, Freeway Lands, & Green Lents** We hope to see you there!
Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 3-4pm
3-4pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
Come hear Zun Lee talk about his photo series, Father Figure. “My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. Dr. Zun Lee is a Canadian visual artist, physician, and educator whose work encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. He was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Intersubjectivity and trust dynamics are an important component of Lee’s work as he embeds himself in his subjects’ daily lives to uncover stories of identity and connection. Lee has exhibited solo shows at Duke University, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and BAND Gallery in Toronto, Jefferson School of African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA, and Galerie Jed Voras in Paris. Selected honors and awards include: Art Gallery of Ontario Artist-in-Residence (2017), Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), and Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).
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Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
“My own journey of identity formation and cultural belonging formed the motivation for this visual exploration of fatherhood. I used my lived experience of being nurtured by African American families and father figures since my early childhood while dealing with my personal history of paternal abandonment. This helped me build a specific visual vocabulary that guided me through this work.” In Father Figure, Zun Lee offers an intimate view of the daily lives of Black fathers with whom he has worked closely since 2011—men from the Bronx, Harlem, and Washington Heights in New York who are often parenting within difficult economic and personal circumstances. Through his touching and honest black-and-white portraits, Lee invites us to see these men as dedicated parents who challenge stereotypes of Black masculinity and absent fathers. Dr. Zun Lee is a Canadian visual artist, physician, and educator whose work encourages alternate ways of thinking about community and belonging. He was born and raised in Germany and has also lived in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Intersubjectivity and trust dynamics are an important component of Lee’s work as he embeds himself in his subjects’ daily lives to uncover stories of identity and connection. Lee has exhibited solo shows at Duke University, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and BAND Gallery in Toronto, Jefferson School of African American Heritage Center in Charlottesville, VA, and Galerie Jed Voras in Paris. Selected honors and awards include: Art Gallery of Ontario Artist-in-Residence (2017), Magnum Foundation Fellow (2015), Photo District News Photo Annual Winner (2015), Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards Shortlist (2014), and Photo District News’ 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch (2014).
Friday, March 2, 2018 at noon through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, April 1 at 5pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history. Michał Cała was born in Toruń, Poland in 1948 and studied aircraft construction at the University of Technology in Warsaw in the early 1970s. From 1974 to 1983 he worked as an engineer in various companies in Silesia and began photographing in the area. In 1977 he moved to Tychy in Upper Silesia, where he co-founded the photographers’ association KRON and became a member of the ZPAF, the Union of Polish Art Photographers. In 2007 he was named one of most important Polish photographers in the last century and participated in the group exhibition Polish Photography in the 20th Century shown in Warsaw and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cala's work is in several museum collections, including in the Silesian Museum of Katowice, the Silesian Library in Katowice, the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, and in the local government building in Duisburg in the Ruhr, Germany, and various private collections. Publications on his work include The Anthology of Polish Photography 1839–1989, The Masters of Polish Landscape, and Polish Photography in the 20th Century. Cala now lives in Bielsko-Biała in Poland and is represented by MMX Gallery in London.
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Saturday, March 17, 2018 from noon-4pm
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The historic Zimmerman House was built in 1874 and was home to three generations of the Zimmerman Family. Their furnishings and personal articles remain in this two-story Victorian home, with nine rooms open to the public. We are open the third Saturday every month, including March 17th from noon-4pm at 17111 NE Sandy Blvd., Gresham. This winter season will see a special exhibit of Victorian Valentines and cold weather hats. Don’t delay or you will miss this unique display! For more information, please visit echohistory.org, call 503-618-0946 or email info@echohistory.org.
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Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 3-4pm
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Blue Sky Gallery
Come hear Michał Cała talk about his photo series. From 1975-1992, Michał Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history. Michał Cała was born in Toruń, Poland in 1948 and studied aircraft construction at the University of Technology in Warsaw in the early 1970s. From 1974 to 1983 he worked as an engineer in various companies in Silesia and began photographing in the area. In 1977 he moved to Tychy in Upper Silesia, where he co-founded the photographers’ association KRON and became a member of the ZPAF, the Union of Polish Art Photographers. In 2007 he was named one of most important Polish photographers in the last century and participated in the group exhibition Polish Photography in the 20th Century shown in Warsaw and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cala's work is in several museum collections, including in the Silesian Museum of Katowice, the Silesian Library in Katowice, the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, the Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze, and in the local government building in Duisburg in the Ruhr, Germany, and various private collections. Publications on his work include The Anthology of Polish Photography 1839–1989, The Masters of Polish Landscape, and Polish Photography in the 20th Century. Cala now lives in Bielsko-Biała in Poland and is represented by MMX Gallery in London.
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 7:30-10pm
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The Old Church
Portland's 10th Annual Dia do Choro Concert Celebrating Brazilian Composers Choro music is roots jazz from Brazil, and considered Brazil's first "urban pop" music. In this unique show you will experience a wide range of pieces of Choro and other genres by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, such as Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, and many more. 4 acts in one show! Come hear the intricate and sultry instrumental melodies of classic choro, the edgy syncopation of modern choro, emotive samba and bossa nova, and other genres. This is a rare opportunity to hear a wide range of composers, performed by four diverse acts: Solo Guitar, Mandolin/Guitar Duo, Piano/Guitar Duo, and Ensemble. Special guests include Alexandra Santos (Vocals) and Lisa Seifert (wind instruments). More about CHORO DA ALEGRIA Portlands ensemble dedicated to playing wonderful melodies of various Brazilian composers. Our group draws much inspiration from the genre Choro, which is vintage jazz from Brazil. Beyond the Choro genre the groups repertoire includes classic tunes of Bossa Nova and Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB). Choro da Alegria is a play on words: it can mean Cry of happiness or Choro music gives happiness. Tom Pinit - bandolim/Brazilian mandolin, vocals Pam Beaty - 7-string guitar, cavaquinho, vocals Esteban Diaz - percussion Peter Fung - cavaquinho, percussion More about DUO BECAR: Florence Deutsch started playing the piano at age 6 in her native Sibiu, Romania. She studied at the Scoala Generala de Arte (Classical Piano) and was among finalists in citywide, and regional piano competitions. Even as the Iron Curtain prevented many from traveling outside of Eastern Europe, her skills earned her travel to performances in Vienna and Linz, Austria. She later developed a passion for Brazilian music. Sergio Botelho was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started playing the guitar at age 10, soon becoming fascinated by the sultry rhythms and lush harmonies in the music of his homeland. He later fell in love with classical guitar, and today can feel at home playing both popular and erudite music. More about Allen Mathews (solo guitar) Allen has been performing Brazilian music for over a decade, and is one of the original artists who helped form Portlands Dia do Choro. His solo guitar interpretations of Brazilian composers is not to be missed. More about Olivia and Rene (Mandolin/Guitar) Olivia Duffy and Rene Berblinger form a classic choro duo, and have been parts of the Portlands choro scene for several years. Olivia and Rene have been pleasing audiences with their exceptional musicianship and thoughtful arrangements of Choro music.
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Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11am-1pm
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Join Baby Blues Connection as we celebrate parents in our community with this family-centric event. We've Got Love to Spare includes Bowling, Pizza and Soda, raffle baskets and beer/wine wall. Add in kid-focused fun with face painting, music and surprises and you've got a festive afternoon event. Support a vital organization in our community, while having a great time. Event starts at 11 am Face Painting at 11:15 am -12:45 Music at 11:15-12:15 More details to come! Get your tickets early. We have ticket options that include all the fun- bowling, pizza and soda, face painting and music or tickets to join us for the kid-focused fun, minus the bowling. Please read ticket options closely. Kids under 3 are free and require no ticket. Tickets can be bought at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weve-got-love-to-spare-a-family-friendly-benefit-for-baby-blues-connection-tickets-42144705950 If you'd like to sponsor, you can do so through the EventBrite link
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