The Bossanova Ballroom

Location

722 East Burnside St.
Portland
,
OR
97214
,
US

Important Venue Notes

Bossanova Ballroom is ADA accessible, but there is not an elevator. If you are or have someone that is in a wheelchair please call (503)206-7630 for our wheelchair accessibility options.

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Past Events

Saturday
Feb
1
2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Make a donation & play a cover song! COVERS and BLANKETS is a live music event for all ages. A sign-up-and-sing, open mic performance focused on cover tunes, this annual clothing/blanket drive to benefit Janus Youth Programs, is a family friendly musical adventure! 2014 marks our 11th year coming together with music and laughter in the service of Love and Community. We would like to thank the Bossanova Ballroom for their continued generous participation by hosting this event. DESCRIPTION: COVERS* and BLANKETS** is a talent show and clothing and blanket drive all rolled up into to WON. Talent of all ages and experience levels (from toddlers to professionals) are invited and encouraged to make a donation and get up and perform a cover tune. JANUS YOUTH provides a network of over 40 services to at-risk teens and families in the Oregon & SW Washington. * A 'COVER' is a song that has already been recorded and released by some one else. You are encouraged to re-arrange, mash it up, bend it, or twist it. Feel free to make it your own. Basically, just have fun with it - change it up, slow it down, whatever it takes to make it one-of-a-kind experience. Along with your open heart, bring your voice or other instrument (guitar,fiddle, flute, spoons, Kazoo, penny whistle, or what-have-you) and Play us a Cover tune, donate a blanket, and be a part of one of Portland's most generous traditions. Chairs, music stands, mic's and D.I. connections for amplification are provided. ** A 'BLANKET' is your donation of any NEW or GENTLY used blanket, sleeping bag, clothing, hat, scarf, gloves rain gear, baby clothes, etc. Basically something to keep the kids and teen moms warm. NEW toiletry donations are also welcome (no used toothbrushes or razors, please). On the night of the show, we will be gladly accepting your donations at the door. Sign-up: 7:00 p.m., music begins PROMPTLY at 7:30 p.m. The list fills up faster every year, so GET THERE EARLY! Until 9pm, C&B is an ALL-AGES, FamJamily event. Kids and family groups are welcome and encouraged to participate. In years past, the kids have provided some of the most memorable performances of the evening. At 9:00 p.m. we put the little ones to bed, (legally ALL MINORS MUST DEPART), dim the lights, turn up the volume, and the grown-ups get to play! Sometimes the songs get bawdy, sometimes it gets a little sexy, but it's always a good time. Every year we get some Really Great Bands and other artists during the later hours, with performances that can be heart-pounding, foot-stomping, tear-jerking, or laugh-out-loud amazing. You will LOVE THIS SHOW! Bossanova Ballroom is a licensed bar (21+), so ID is required. THE COVER: Adults: $5 with a donation $10 empty handed Kids: FREE! If you are unable to attend Covers and Blankets 11 please feel free to Make your donation any time of year to: Janus Youth Programs 707 NE Couch St., Portland, OR 97232 (503) 233-6090 www.Janusyouth.org. http://www.facebook.com/events/414615895333271/
Saturday
Sep
21
2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8-11pm
8-11pm
It's our music video release party! The video, which was filmed in at the Bossanova, features special guests Russell Bruner, the Swingtime PDX dancers, Kazum, Noah Mickens, Leapin Louie, and more! We couldn't have made the video without them! The very first screening ever will happen at the Bossanova Ballroom, followed by a MarchFourth show, plus DJ GlobalRuckus. 21+. Doors open at 7:00 pm. http://www.facebook.com/events/587878921269352/
Saturday
Aug
17
2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8:30pm through Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2am
8:30pm through Sunday, August 18 at 2am
www.festivalromani.com * www.facebook.com/FestivalRomani FESTIVAL ROMANI PRESENTS: An evening of Gypsy music, dancing, and merry-making ~ get tickets here: http://festivalromani.brownpapertickets.com 9:00pm ~The Underscore Orkestra The Underscore Orkestra plays a delicious blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing, with a repertoire consisting of both original and traditional material. Guaranteed to get you up and moving whether you like to Swing dance, Balkan folk dance, or just go out and shake it!!! 10:00 ~ Baksana Baksana is a fun, high-energy, Belly Dance Busking group of performers in Portland who are inspired by Middle Eastern, Balkan, Turkish, Romani, and western music and dance. All the music is live and all original. The dance is a fusion of many cultures, researched and loved by the performers. They are "takin it to the streets" bringing busking (street performing) to another level. 10:30pm ~ Chervona Performing international, nuclear-powered folk music, including Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, Klezmer, and Balkan musical traditions, Chervona brings the energy of Eastern European carnivals. With their authenticity and genuine fire, Chervona has stolen many hearts. Shining with their brass section and capturing soul with the traditional sounds of the old world and new interpretations, Chervona transforms a celebration into an ultimate party! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and pretty underwear - Chervona's parties are known for people dancing all night and taking off their clothes! 12:00-2:00am ~ DJ GlobalRuckus High energy world party music, including a variety of cross-cultural mash-ups and remixes of global, traditional tunes that leave audiences sweaty and exhausted. For this party he'll be digging into his massive collection of Romani, Balkan music and other East Blok beats. *** stayed tuned... many other awesome surprises are in store to make this one of Portland's best parties!*** Tickets are $20 ($25 at door) https://www.aftontickets.com/event/60-Festival-Romani-Portland OR Get an all access pass to BOTH the daytime festival at Sellwood Riverfront Park AND after-party for only $25 http://festivalromani.brownpapertickets.com www.festivalromani.com www.facebook.com/FestivalRomani http://www.facebook.com/events/202139166602114/
Saturday
Aug
3
2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 7-10:30pm
7-10:30pm
Friday 8/2 and SATURDAY 8/3 Wanderlust Circus: SIMMERTIME OUR ONLY PORTLAND SHOW THIS SUMMER!!! www.wanderlustcircus.com Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm at THE BOSSANOVA BALLROOM 722 East Burnside 21+ www.bossanovaballroom.com Featuring RUSSELL BRUNER NAGASITA PAULINA MUNOZ ALICIA DOERRIE CURT CARLYLE DUO RENDEZVOUS MR. CREATURE and his amazing PNEUMATOPHONE WILLIAM BATTY and THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS ORCHESTRA! Cascadia's Proudest Circus Family is back home in Portland for just a couple weeks before heading out on our next great adventure! While we're here, we're getting together for one big weekend of shows at THE BOSSANOVA BALLROOM, showcasing all the crazy new tricks and routines we've been working up on the Endless Road! Not only that, but we're taking advantage of Bossanova's status as the only legal fire venue in Portland to bring the heat proper. Along with all our finest acrobats, aerialists, and dancers; we'll feature pyromaniac prodigies showing off their scorching skills for two nights only! The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra provides the live score to this combustible cabaret, forsaking the tribal-industrial leanings of fire shows past for a hotsie-totsie bohemian swing sound from the dark side of the 1930s. Limited table seating is available, so don't hesitate to snatch one up for the perfect Summer date! Catch us while we're hot! TICKETS We've got all sorts of tickets for all sorts of circus fans! $100 for a table for 4 in the balcony $80 for a table for 2 right up front $30 first 2 rows of seats $25 rows 3-4 $20 General Admission seats See you at the show! http://www.facebook.com/events/549552151768000/
Friday
Aug
2
2013
Friday, August 2, 2013 from 7-10:30pm
7-10:30pm
Friday 8/2 and SATURDAY 8/3 Wanderlust Circus: SIMMERTIME OUR ONLY PORTLAND SHOW THIS SUMMER!!! www.wanderlustcircus.com Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm at THE BOSSANOVA BALLROOM 722 East Burnside 21+ www.bossanovaballroom.com Cascadia's Proudest Circus Family is back home in Portland for just a couple weeks before heading out on our next great adventure! While we're here, we're getting together for one big weekend of shows at THE BOSSANOVA BALLROOM, showcasing all the crazy new tricks and routines we've been working up on the Endless Road! Not only that, but we're taking advantage of Bossanova's status as the only legal fire venue in Portland to bring the heat proper. Along with all our finest acrobats, aerialists, and dancers; we'll feature pyromaniac prodigies showing off their scorching skills for two nights only! The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra provides the live score to this combustible cabaret, forsaking the tribal-industrial leanings of fire shows past for a hotsie-totsie bohemian swing sound from the dark side of the 1930s. Limited table seating is available, so don't hesitate to snatch one up for the perfect Summer date! Catch us while we're hot! http://www.facebook.com/events/535093343207267/