The Old Church
Come on in to The Historic Old Church! We are a public events and performance venue located in downtown Portland’s cultural West End district. This historic jewel is a remarkable community space, home to concerts, lectures, ceremonies and receptions. In fact, we host a free noon sack lunch recital every Wednesday! Read below for our latest updates, click on Calendar to check out what’s happening here, and sign up for our e-newsletter so you don’t miss our great events!
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7pm through Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 10pm
7pm through Sunday, August 6 at 10pm
Melissa Bangs makes Portland her last weekend of performances in a nine-city West Coast Tour. She brings with her three performances of a hilarious & heart-wrenching nonfiction storytelling based on her own experience with postpartum psychosis. In September 2012, at 40 years old, Bangs gave birth to her beautiful daughter, Adelaide. One month later, profoundly sleep deprived, Bangs was admitted to the Providence Psychological Inpatient Unit. What came next was an extraordinary journey, one she has transformed into a non-fiction storytelling experience that is both wildly funny and terribly tragic. The most common bit of feedback she has heard was, “I was laughing or crying the entire time.” She has also heard, again and again, “You have to keep telling this story. You are saving lives.” And so she is. “If you are human, this story is for you.” -Melissa Bangs Website: http://www.playingmonopolywithgod.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelaBangs/ Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, but there is a group discount if more than 10 tickets are purchased in one transaction for a savings of $3 per ticket.
Monday, May 9, 2016 from 7-10pm
Fashion hits the Green Carpet. Local Aveda Salons are hosting a Trashin Show, May 9 in Portland to benefit Columbia Riverkeeper. The fashions are styled from trash, and the creativity is amazing. Don’t miss out, join us for this fun event and support clean water. Tickets $30 in advance and $40 at the door. http://www.facebook.com/events/2017047701854135/
withKBOO Community Radio
Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 7-9pm
Son de Madera cultivates the music, singing, zapateado (percussive dance), and poetry of Southern Veracruz, Mexico as a living tradition that, without losing its essence, is in constant motion and transformation. Son de Madera has presented son jarocho at top venues and festivals around the world, and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Zach de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) and Los Angeles-based Grammy-winning band Quetzal. This is Son de Madera's first-ever performance in Oregon, and will be an evening of string-driven, improvisational, virtuosic Mexican regional music that you don't want to miss! Jaraneros - bring your instruments! Fandanguito to follow the show. https://www.facebook.com/events/241742069503810/
animal rightsartsbikingclimate changecommunityeconomicseducationenvironmenthealthcarelabor rightsLGBTQminoritiesnon-profitpolicepoliticsracismsocial justicesustainabilitywar and peacewomenclass/courseconferencediscussionDIYeducationalfilm screeningfundraisermeetingmovieperformancepresentationprotestreadingtalkWorkshop
Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
Portland's 8th Annual "Dia do Choro" - A celebration of Brazilian culture through music. 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 by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, such as Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, and many more. 3 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 event is proudly held in honor of Pixinguinha's birthday (Brazil's godfather of choro), which is National Choro Day in Brazil - Dia Nacional do Choro! Performances by: Rio con Brio Choro da Alegria and direct from Brasilia, Brasil Ted Falcon and Eduardo Souza Discount tickets available at: http://choropdx2016.brownpapertickets.com/ Special: 2 Tickets for $30 (save $10 off the door price) $17 single online (save $3 off the door price) (Tix at the door day of show will be $20 each.) Doors at 6:30pm All Ages Show - Bar with Valid I.D.
Friday, July 17, 2015 from 7-9pm
Please join Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant at a rally in Portland for her re-election campaign! Mark your calendar now! https://www.facebook.com/events/1596082527348052/ Since her election in 2013, Councilmember Sawant has electrified the opposition to the corporate agenda in the Pacific Northwest. An unapologetic fighter for working people, she refuses all corporate donations and accepts only the average worker's wage. Her re-election will prove again that it is completely possible to elect candidates who reject corporate cash. Kshama Sawant has inspired movements across the country, including in Portland, such as the $15 Now movement, by delivering on her campaign promise to make Seattle the first major city to pass a $15/hour minimum wage less than six months after she took office. Now Kshama is tackling head-on the crisis of skyrocketing rents by fighting for rent control, for a Tenants’ Bill of Rights, and for the city to build thousands of high-quality apartments rented at below-market rates. She is working to fully fund a world-class public transit system, and to implement Municipal Broadband as an alternative to the Comcast and Centurylink monopolies. As a representative of working people, Kshama does not take a penny in corporate cash. While the rest of the City Council pays themselves $120,000/year, Councilmember Sawant takes only the average worker’s wage and donates the remainder to a Solidarity Fund to help build social justice movements. As Kshama recently said on Democracy Now, "Polls show the vast majority of the U.S. is to the left of the political choices presented. It's our responsibility to fill the vacuum to the left of the Democratic Party by building a political alternative for working people." That is why corporations across the country are funding her opponents' campaigns. We in Portland absolutely need to support her historic re-election. Mark your calendar, invite your friends, and join us at this rally and fundraiser! The Old Church is located at SW 11th and Clay in downtown Portland. ADA accessible. Gender-neutral restroom on site. This event is all-ages; beer and wine available with ID The Old Church is AIR CONDITIONED. Sponsored by VoteSawant and Socialist Alternative – Portland Branch Endorsed by 15NowPDX Paid for by Vote Sawant, PO Box 85862, Seattle, WA 98145. Kshama Sawant is the first socialist elected in Seattle in over a century. Follow Vote Sawant for updates on what we are up to and how to get involved. http://kshamasawant.org/
Friday, May 29, 2015 from 7:30-10pm
An evening of wonderful music performed by Portland area musicians. Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Corps relief efforts for Nepal Earthquake survivors. Performances by Kate Power & Steve Einhorn Jasnam Daya Singh (Weber Iago) Trashcan Joe Nuestro Canto
Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 7-9:30pm
Portland's 7th Annual "Dia do Choro" - A celebration of Brazilian culture through music. 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 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 vocal samba and bossa nova, and other genres. This event is proudly held in honor of Pixinguinha's birthday (Brazil's godfather of choro), which is National Choro Day in Brazil - Dia Nacional do Choro! Performances by: Nancy Curtin Trio Rio Con Brio Allen Mathews Tom Bergeron Brasil Band Discount tickets available at: http://choropdx2015.brownpapertickets.com/ Special: 2 Tickets for $30 (save $10 off the door price) $17 single online (save $3 off the door price) (Tix at the door day of show will be $20 each.) Doors at 6:30pm All Ages Show - Bar with Valid I.D.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 7-10pm
Portland's 6th Annual "Dia do Choro" - A celebration of Brazilian culture through music. 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 by many of Brazil's important 20th century composers, including Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim, Paulinho da Viola, Orlando Silveira, and many more. 5 acts in one show! Come hear the intricate and sultry melodies of classic Choro, the edgy syncopation of modern Choro, and a sprinkling of other genres. This event is proudly held to coincide with Pixinguinha's birthday (Brazil's godfather of Choro), which is National Choro Day in Brazil - Dia Nacional do Choro! Performances by: Allen Mathews The Brazillionaires Choro da Alegria Rio Con Brio Sergio Botelho Doors 6:30 PM Show 7:00 PM Advance Tickets Online at http://choropdx2014.brownpapertickets.com/ Special: 2 Tickets for $25, $15 single online (Tix at the door day of show will be $18 each.)
Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 8-10pm
SYMPHONY DEBUT Tickets are sliding scale. Free to $25. Please reserve tickets at this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/412813 Alan Singley and Papi Fimbres have collaborated to create a genre-fusing, avant-garde, future-funk symphony. To achieve such unprecedented heights of sonic and harmonious aptitude they've united a nonet of elite Portland musicians dubbed: The Singley/Fimbres Orkestra. The symphony debuts Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at The Historic Old Church and features two trombones, two trumpets, flute, a bevy of analog synths, piano, organ, electric bass, and drums. The compositions are strongly inspired by 1960's era composer David Axelrod, jazz luminary Charles Mingus, as well as a passion for tropical rhythm and electronic sound effects. The Singley/Fimbres Orkestra create a joyous, complex sound, and for it's curators, also stands as a testament to patience, perseverance, and friendship. Upon first meeting in 2003, Singley and Fimbres climbed upon a roof of a house near Alberta Street and conceived of the project beneath perfect moonlight, swathed in youthful ambition. Over the next decade they acquired the expertise and tools required of such a feat and, since June of 2012, have busied themselves sculpting their opus from dozens of demos and notes across four time zones. This event will very likely be a one-time-only affair as Singley and Fimbres are known for their prolific nature and not looking back. Join us as we enter a diverse musical world and witness the fruition of The Singley/Fimbres Orkestra. ------- The Singley/Fimbres Orkestra Saturday, Aug 10th 2013 The Historic Old Church 8-10 pm Sharp Sliding Scale $0-25 / Bar with ID Presale Tickets through brownpapertickets.com 1422 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97201 theoldchurch.org For more info, including demos, contact : email@example.com http://www.facebook.com/events/405053376279935/