Director Park

Location

815 SW Park Avenue
Portland
,
Oregon
97205
,
US

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Past Events

Saturday
Aug
20
2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5-10pm
5-10pm
Venue:
@
Director Park
Free! RSVP required: https://www.rockagainstthetpp.org/portland-or All ages. Wheelchair accessible. Full line-up: *Anti-Flag (acoustic)* Legendary political punk band from Pittsburgh *Evangeline Lilly* (Golden Globe nominated Actress, known for her roles in Lost, The Hobbit, Hurt Locker, and Ant-Man) *Hari Kondabolu* “One of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” —New York Times *Downtown Boys* Bilingual dance party dubbed 'America's Most Exciting Punk Band' by Rolling Stone. *Makana* Slack Rock guitarist renowned for punking world leaders and corporate media. Penned “Occupy” anthem (Rolling Stone). Hawaiian cultural ambassador. *Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba* Founding member of Chumbawamba continuing the punk folk tradition as singer, performer and author for most of the last decade in the Pacific North West. *Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree* Half of the Brooklyn-based, internationally-acclaimed duo Climbing PoeTree, joined by bassist/guitarist/vocalist Ganessa James. *Taina Asili* A Puerto Rican singer, fusing past and present struggles into one soulful and defiant voice. *Sihasin* Brother and sister duo known as the drummer and bassist of legendary indigenous Navajo Nation punk band Blackfire. *Bell's Roar* NY-based Firebrand Records multi-instrumentalist and producer blending synth-pop, rock, and soul. *Son of Nun* Activist, organizer, and hip hop MC who doesn’t just entertain, he empowers. “More than relevant” according to Chuck D of Public Enemy. *Ryan Harvey* Baltimore-based activist folksinger and co-founder of Firebrand Records. WHAT'S GOING ON? Congress is about to decide the fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an anti-democratic deal between 12 countries that was negotiated in complete secrecy by government officials and hundreds of corporate lobbyists. If it becomes law, the TPP would be the largest deal of its kind in history, and it poses a grave threat to good-paying jobs, internet freedom, the environment, access to medicine, food safety, and the future of freedom of expression. WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? The TPP text has already been finalized, but before it becomes law, U.S. Congress must approve it. With all the extreme secrecy and blatant corruption surrounding this deal, it’s not hard to see why voters from across the political spectrum overwhelmingly oppose it. Even all the leading presidential candidates are against it! But pro-TPP members of Congress are still plotting to rush the TPP to a vote this Fall. They want to do it quietly. That’s why we need to get loud. WHAT IS ROCK AGAINST THE TPP? Rock Against the TPP is a massive effort to sound the alarm about the toxic backroom deal that is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Through a series of large-scale educational concert events, protests, teach-ins, and trainings, we’ll reach thousands of people who haven’t heard about the TPP yet, and ignite a movement to stop it in its tracks. The tour is a partnership between viral internet freedom nonprofit Fight for the Future and Firebrand Records, the new freedom fighting record label co-founded by Ryan Harvey and Tom Morello.
Friday
Jul
29
2016
Friday, July 29, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Venue:
@
Director Park
**FREE Shakespeare in the Park** Original Practice Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to bringing a new style of Shakespearean performance to the Portland area by reviving the old. When Shakespeare originally penned and performed his plays, theatrical practices were very different than modern audiences are accustomed to. First Folio editions of Shakespeare's plays include all the cues an actor needs to perform his or her role without rehearsal. This allows the truest reaction to the story as it progresses, and lends a much more immediate, organic and improvisational feel to the performances.Come prepared to cheer, boo, and generally reply (as a group) to what you're seeing onstage - the OPS actors thrive on it! OPS is family-friendly (excluding the late-night shows), local, and FREE! For all performance dates, times, and locations go to opsfest.org. See you there!