The Little Church
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“A World of Guitar: Virtuoso Guitar Music from Six Continents” featuring guitar music from around the world performed by Aaron Larget-Caplan and Peter Janson in both solo and duo formats.
Monday, June 26, 2017 from 7-9pm
Stone Records recording artist Aaron Larget-Caplan and EWM Records artist Peter Janson return to perform in Portland OR on Monday, June 26th at The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave (one block north of Alberta Street in the Alberta Arts District), Portland OR 97211 as part of their 14-date summer west-coast tour that has them performing from Seattle to Phoenix. Their concert, A World of Guitar: Virtuoso Guitar Music from Six Continents introduces guitar music from around the world, performed with artistry and technical mastery, stemming from the vastly rich variety of human culture as expressed in its guitar music: songs that cross genres and styles from americana and celtic, to classical and flamenco, to world-jazz-fusion for an unforgettable musical adventure. A World of Guitar features music for solo guitar, and duets, that reveal a mutual devotion to the heart, soul, and inspiration of great guitar music from around the world. Avid solo performers, their shows bring world-class guitar playing to the concert stage: music that not only entertains, but is also evocative and engrossing, with roots in tradition and a sense of history, while addressing and capturing the sounds, rhythms, and urgency of our contemporary world. Music that is further brought to life by sharing the origins, humor, stories and legends of each piece. Of their new tour, Janson says, "Our ‘A World of Guitar’ tours are so special to me because Aaron and I share this wonderful devotion to the heart and soul of acoustic guitar music, and to the music that is tied to a global history and tradition. And in each concert we get to bring forth the highest level of emotive qualities of the music while making it fresh and authentic. Our goal is to help people have a great night out listening to some cool, if sometimes obscure, music. We have performed thousands of concerts during our combined years on the music scene: headline concerts from Russia, Europe and across the United States including Aaron at the El Palacio de Linares (Madrid, Spain), Yelagin and Sheremetev Palaces and the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Corte Eremo and Castillo de Galeazza (Italy), Crocker Art Museum (Sacramento, CA), Jordan Hall, (Boston, MA), and myself at the Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), the Healdsburg Guitar Festival (CA), the Argenta Acoustic Music Series (Little Rock, AR), the WUMB Music Festival (Boston, MA) and more.”
Friday, May 19, 2017 from 5-9pm
Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of bake shop. It’s a one day pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of special cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other treats donated by local bakers. The baked goods are gray on the outside and sometimes colored on the inside to symbolize hope – all to encourage conversation about mental health issues, we all know someone who is struggling.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-9pm
The Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of cake shop. It’s a one day pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of special cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other treats donated by local bakers. The baked goods are gray on the outside and sometimes colored on the inside to symbolize hope – all to encourage conversation about mental health issues, we all know someone who is struggling. The Depressed Cake Shop offers a unique platform to talk about mental illness. With 1 in 5 people affected by some type of mental health issue, we all know someone. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker, we’re all touched by it. Baby Blues Connection focuses on providing free support for mothers and families coping with perinatal mood disorders- depression, anxiety, stress related to welcoming a child. “We’re always working to reduce stigma and create a dialogue where parents can express - in a supportive and non-judgmental environment - exactly how they are feeling without shame or blame,” said Angie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Baby Blues Connection. “We’ve partnered with Depressed Cake Shop, a worldwide grassroots movement to raise awareness about our common struggles. No one should suffer alone, be it from Postpartum Depression or any other mental health condition.” The Depressed Cake Shop started in the UK in 2013 and has since become a worldwide grassroots collective with Depressed Cake Shops popping up all over the world.
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
An Evening with Kaira Jewel Lingo: "Intimate with Life, Intimate with the World: Applying the Mantras of True Love" Purchase tickets: http://mkt.com/one-house-of-peace/kaira-jewel-lingo-at-the-little-church An evening of practice with Kaira Jewel Lingo (formerly Sister Jewel), now a lay dharma teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. A talk about inner and outer healing and transformation, personal practice, and engaging with injustice in the world. Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and compassion internationally, with a focus on children, families, and young people. An ordained nun of fifteen years in Thich Nhat Hanh's Order of Interbeing, she is now a lay dharma teacher, leading retreats in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Brazil, India, and Southern Africa, and offering mindfulness programs in schools. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh's, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. She also leads regular retreats for people of color, activists, and artists. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology, and spiritual practice. She is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. In spring 2015 she was spiritual practitioner in residence at Schumacher College, an ecological college, in the United Kingdom. Sliding scale of suggested donations: $8, $12, $15. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. See a video of Kaira Jewel Lingo speaking here: https://youtu.be/AScXRo6qxyY http://www.facebook.com/events/1201610879855583/