Copeland Commons, Tabor Space
5441 SE Belmont
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The building is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided for Friday's performance.
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Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 5:30-9pm
@Copeland Commons, Tabor Space
Peter McCoy, a 30-year old Portland native, has dedicated the past 15 years to studying the diverse and integral roles fungi play in the environment, human cultures, and social movements. In 2006 McCoy founded Radical Mycology, a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the many ways that fungi (i.e. mushrooms, molds, yeasts, and lichens) can enhance personal, societal, and ecological health. A decade later, McCoy has written Radical Mycology to detail the wide array of skills and insights that have arisen from the organization’s international work to advance appropriately applied mycology. Radical Mycology is a 700-page treatise that shatters commonly held beliefs on the importance of fungi. Whereas most fungally-focused books stick with the traditional topics of mushrooms and their edibility, this tome explores a wide range of ideas and skills. Step-by-step methods for DIY medicine making, mushroom cultivation, and pollution clean up (a.k.a. mycoremediation) are presented alongside social philosophies arguing for a mimicking of fungal growth in political systems and an exhaustive exposé of the history of psychoactive fungi. Throughout the text, the author reveals the numerous reasons that mycology (the study of fungi) is one of the most important fields of natural science and, paradoxically, one of the most obscure. On Saturday, February 6th, McCoy will be celebrating the release of Radical Mycology from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR. McCoy will give two different presentations on the book’s topics, Versionary will give a provocative performance of “The Sex Life of Mushrooms,” fungal visuals will be projected by Ritzy Sheens, and music will be provided by NorthernDraw. The all ages event is free and open to the public. Bring a mug for the free medicinal mushroom tea.
Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:30-10pm
@Copeland Commons, Tabor Space
Circle Theatre Project presents No Room of Her Own - Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance, a staged adaptation of the book of the same title, by Desiree Hellegers. No Room of Her Own brings together the stories of fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. The actors reveal the formidable struggles unhoused women are forced to contend with on a daily basis in the U.S., from catastrophic health issues to routine threats of physical and sexual assault. But the play also illuminates the work of unhoused and formerly unhoused activists involved in Seattle’s WHEEL/Women in Black vigils to mark the deaths and honor the lives of hundreds of people who have died homeless in the city that spawned Microsoft, Starbucks and the WTO protests. Drawing on interviews conducted in Seattle, Washington over the course of nearly two decades, the women's stories range across the United States, from New York to Louisiana to Los Angeles. Here, enacted are memories of living in the South at the tail end of Jim Crow, of growing up gay and Black in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960’s, and of surviving childhood abuse in Harlan, Kentucky in the 1970’s. TWO FERTILE GROUND PERFORMANCES ONLY Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 Visit www.fertilegroundpdx.org to purchase single tickets OR the popular money-saving Fertile Ground Pass. Tickets may also be purchased by going directly to www.boxofficetickets.com. Plenty of free parking provided in the Tabor Space lot just west and across the street from Tabor Space. Tabor Space Cafe will be open with beverages and light snacks available for sale.