Alberta Rose Theatre

Alberta Rose Theatre


Dec
20 Tue
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Karla Bonoff & Livingston Taylor - Home for the Holidays

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 26, 2022 1:51 PM to December 20, 2022 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Home for the Holidays: A Musical Gift for the Season

Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor come Home for the Holidays with a seasonally spiced show that will remind you of what a wonderful time of the year it is.

Karla Bonoff, one of her generation’s great songwriters and Livingston Taylor, entertainer
extraordinaire,
have joined forces for an unforgettable performance of song and joy, featuring some of the best known holiday classics including songs from Karla’s critically acclaimed holiday album, Silent Night, as well as some of their best-known songs.

The stage is home for Karla and Livingston, who have always maintained busy annual touring schedules. Now they are excited to be back “home” playing for their audience with performances that will be intimate, familiar, enthralling, and inspired by the essence of the season.

The Home for the Holidays Tour is truly a musical gift from Karla Bonoff and Livingston Taylor that will enliven the spirit of the season for audiences everywhere.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$45 GA At the Door
$55 Preferred Seating (seating in the first 7 rows of the center section)

Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE
$35.00 - $55.00
Dec
21 Wed
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THE KLEZMATICS - Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $32.00
PREFERRED: $55.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / PREFERRED Public Onsale: October 15, 2022 12:30 PM to December 21, 2022 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Alberta Rose presents a Hanukkah concert by GRAMMY-winning klezmer superstars,The Klezmatics, performing music from their 2006 album 'Happy Joyous Hanukkah' that include lyrics by the late Woody Guthrie.


The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century with music that is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.


In the course of over thirty years they have released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels.


The Klezmatics have collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including folk hero Arlo Guthrie, classical legend Itzhak Perlman, Israeli pop icons Chava Albertstein and Ehud Banay, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, the Ben Folds Five, and Kosher Gospel singer Joshua Nelson.



$32 Advance
$42 At the Door
$55 Preferred Seating (includes seating in the first 7 rows of the center section, available in advance only)


Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian


$32.00 - $55.00
Dec
22 Thu
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Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and More

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Portland. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi at Alberta Rose Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight.
 
Click HERE for tickets and be sure to click the showtime you want.


Ages 8 +
Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE

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Dec
22 Thu
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Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and More

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:45 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
 More Information

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Portland. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi at Alberta Rose Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight.
 
Click HERE for tickets and be sure to choose the showtime you want.


Ages 8 +
Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE

Please visit the sales link provided in the description
Dec
23 Fri
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Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 5:15 PM, Show at 6:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Portland. Get your tickets now to discover Holiday inspired music at Alberta Rose Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight.
 
Click HERE for tickets and be sure to choose the showtime you want.


Ages 8 +
Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE

Please visit the sales link provided in the description
Dec
23 Fri
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Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:45 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
 More Information

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Portland. Get your tickets now to discover Holiday inspired music at Alberta Rose Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight.
 
Click HERE for tickets and be sure to choose the showtime you want.


Ages 8 +
Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE

Please visit the sales link provided in the description
Dec
29 Thu
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Queer Eye for the Magi

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00
PREFERRED: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / PREFERRED Public Onsale: November 17, 2022 11:50 AM to December 29, 2022 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Synergy ProDuXions presents:

Queer Eye for the Magi, a Holiday Cabaret with Dru and Friends.

A show many have called their “favorite queer holiday tradition,” Queer Eye for the Magi returns on December 29th!

This year Dru invites some of Portland’s best queer entertainers to join the show. Jimmy Wilcox comes back from Los Angeles and we’re thrilled to share the stage with America’s Got Talent finalist, the incredible Jimmie Herrod of Pink Martini.

They’ll be joined by the sensational drag pianist Saint Syndrome, the lowest bass with the smallest waist and comedian Arlo, voted Portland’s Funniest Person. Plus special guest Nana Tuckit is back for more fun!

Bringing a touch of class and a dose of crass, they will delight you with their amazing voices and ridiculous spin on the holiday season! This show has something for everyone, especially if you think the holidays are a drag. From sublime standards and delicious duets, to very uncensored surprises – you’ve never heard the holidays like this before. Our naughty carols put the X in Xmas!

Queer Eye for the Magi is the perfect way to be merry and gay on the last week of the year!

This is a show for adults, but minors can attend if accompanied by parent or guardian.

The Alberta Rose is handicap accessible.

 


$30 Advance
$40 At the Door
$50 Preferred Seating
(seating in the first 7 rows of the center section


Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE


$30.00 - $50.00
Dec
31 Sat
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The Love Ball - NYE Party with High Step Society, Saloon Ensemble and Pink Lady's "Cat's Meow" Burlesque

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 24, 2022 6:25 PM to December 31, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
]The Saloon Ensemble presents
The Love Ball
NYE 2022

Featuring:
High Step Society - musical scotch on mechanical rocks.

The Saloon Ensemble - performing a special disco-flavored dance set of love!

Pink Lady's "The Cat's Meow!" - a live jazz/burlesque experience: featuring the amazing Pink Lady Diann & World-renowned sensations Izhonny & more!

DJ room with Montel Spinoza and special guests!

Food!  Drink!  And hearts erupting love Everywhere!

$40 Advance
$50 At the Door

21 & Over Only


Jan
7 Sat
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Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 16, 2022 10:00 AM to January 7, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Deb Talan has been writing songs since she was 14 years old. Granted, her style has changed a bit since writing the forever-unknown smash-hit “Through the Window” about feeling numb, like life was going on somewhere out there but not accessible to her (at 14. so jaded.) She played clarinet, wrote songs on piano, later taught herself to play guitar in college, got obsessed with Shawn Colvin, was a vegetarian for 4 years, ended that with a hotdog and a swim in lake Michigan, started a band in Portland, OR with her friend Mark, named it Hummingfish, wrote a lot of fun songs that people danced to ‘til they were all sweaty in that hipster/grungy/geeky Northwest kind of way, moved back to the east coast 6 years and a divorce later and began playing solo in Boston coffee houses (read: 4 different Starbucks that she also poured espresso at) opened shows for Catie Curtis (a songwriter hero of hers) met up with Steve Tannen and formed The Weepies, played shows all over the country and the world, toured in a real tour bus! moved to LA, got married to Steve, made 5 records and 3 amazing boy-children together with him, had songs placed in loads of movies and tv shows, moved to Iowa, got breast cancer, got chemotherapy and relied heavily on marijuana for pain and nausea relief (Legalize, for gods’ sakes, can we grow up as a country, please?) recovered from breast cancer, made a solo album, struggled with mental health issues (Childhood Incest Survivor, lucky to be alive, music has helped, and so have many blessed healers) and relationship issues for 6 years, got divorced from Steve. She has a lot she could say these days. She prefers to listen. But playing songs for people is a close second. Music heals. Songs can be prayers.


Deb Talan is some lovely damn proof of that.



Tickets:
$28 Advance
$32 At the Door


Minors ok with parent/guardian

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE


Jan
11 Wed
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Oregon Symphony presents Open Music with Vijay Iyer

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Hosted by Nathalie Joachim


Composer Vijay Iyer has been described by The New York Times as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway.” Hear influential, shape-shifting, and Macarthur Fellowship winning composer Vijay Iyer explore his creative process with host Nathalie Joachim, Oregon Symphony musicians, and more. 


 


Artists:
Nathalie Joachim, Host
Vijay Iyer, Composer
Musicians of the Oregon Symphony



Tickets:
$20 General Admission
$10 Students


Click HERE for tickets.

Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Review Alberta Rose Theatre Health & Safety Policies HERE


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Jan
20 Fri
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Dark Side - A Piece for Assorted Lunatics

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
PREFERRED: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / PREFERRED Public Onsale: October 17, 2022 5:45 PM to January 20, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Portland all-star rock band LOVE GIGANTIC performs Pink Floyd's classic album Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety accompanied by aerial dance and choreography by Brandy Guthery and a dazzling light show.

Musical performers include:


Sarah King, Arthur Parker, and David Langenes (Nowhere Band)

Chet Lyster and Joe Mengis (Eels)

Jenny Conlee-Drizos (The Decemberists)

Michael Nelson (Climber)

Kristi Evans
and more!


Tickets
$35 General Admission
$45 At the Door

$50 Preferred Seating (seating in the first 7 rows of the center section)


Minors ok with Parent or Guardian


VIEW OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES HERE


$35.00 - $50.00
Jan
21 Sat
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Dark Side - A Piece for Assorted Lunatics

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
PREFERRED: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / PREFERRED Public Onsale: October 17, 2022 5:49 PM to January 21, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Portland all-star rock band LOVE GIGANTIC performs Pink Floyd's classic album Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety accompanied by aerial dance and choreography by Brandy Guthery and a dazzling light show.

Musical performers include:


Sarah King, Arthur Parker, and David Langenes (Nowhere Band)

Chet Lyster and Joe Mengis (Eels)

Jenny Conlee-Drizos (The Decemberists)

Michael Nelson (Climber)

Kristi Evans
and more!


Tickets
$35 General Admission
$45 At the Door

$50 Preferred Seating (seating in the first 7 rows of the center section)


Minors ok with Parent or Guardian


VIEW OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES HERE


$35.00 - $50.00
Jan
26 Thu
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CONSIDER THIS with Vanessa Veselka

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
CONVERSATION STARTER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / CONVERSATION STARTER Public Onsale: November 1, 2022 5:26 PM to January 26, 2023 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Oregon Humanities presents a conversation about class, power, and labor with Vanessa Veselka.


Vanessa Veselka has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a musician, a student of paleontology, a union organizer, a cab driver, and a mother. She is the author of the novel The Great Offshore Grounds, which won the Oregon Book Award for fiction in 2021, and Zazen, which was awarded the 2012 PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction. Her short fiction appears in Zyzzyva and Tin House Magazine, and her essays appear in the New York Times, GQ, the Atlantic, Bitch Magazine, and Best American Essays.



This program is part of the 2023–24 Consider This series, People, Place, and Power.


 


General Admission
Price: $15


Conversation Starter
Price: $30


Ticket sales do not cover the full cost of presenting Consider This events. When you buy a Conversation Starter ticket, you help us keep ticket prices low for everyone. Conversation Starter tickets convey no special benefits beyond good feelings and our gratitude.

No Cost
To make sure as many people as possible who want to attend are able to, some tickets are available at no cost. (More information below) 


If you’re able to pay for a ticket, we ask that you do so to help keep this program accessible to all.

Click here to register for no-cost tickets to Consider This.



Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE
$15.00 - $30.00
Feb
2 Thu
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Matt Andersen • Mariel Buckley

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to February 2, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

When Matt Andersen steps on stage, he brings a lifetime of music to every note he plays. His presence is informed by decades of cutting his teeth in dusty clubs, dim-lit bars, and grand theatres all over the world, delivering soulful performances that run the gamut from intimate to wall-shaking. In the studio, he’s always brought the same attention to detail and commitment to craft as he has to his live show, and the result - a multi-faceted and poignant body of work - has led him to amass over 18 million streams on Spotify and 18 million views on YouTube.

In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North
America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Marcus King, Beth Hart, Marty Stuart, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band,  Randy Bachman, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more.


Mariel Buckley spent most of her youth playing hockey, getting into trouble and writing it all down. After dabbling in guitar for near a decade, she took up some bar gigs, playing mostly traditional country music. Buckley began writing original music in her early twenties and found a natural comfort in speaking her mind through song. After several years of honing her craft on and off the stage, she began seeing larger support slots –k.d. Lang notably saying: “this kid has a big future.”


Tickets:
$25 Advance
$30 At the Door






Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE





Feb
4 Sat
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34th Annual WINTERFOLK - A Benefit for Transition Projects

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 9, 2022 10:42 AM to February 4, 2023 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Oregon’s largest annual folk music concert event, a benefit for Transition Projects, will celebrate its 34th Anniversary tonight.


“Winterfolk” is one of those rare expressions of giving which brings disparate communities of our area together, in the common celebration of music and caring- and a sure knowledge that every dollar raised at the door goes to the folks it is intended to help


For over 53 years, Transition Projects has delivered life-saving and life changing support to some of Portland's most vulnerable residents. "Winterfolk" is proud to partner with this long time organization, working towards one of the most basic human rights.

Performers include:
Tracy Grammer
Tom May & Friends
Kate Power and Steve Einhorn
Jim Page
The Prairie Blossoms
Doug & Judy Koch Smith
Hanz Araki & Colleen Raney

Tickets:
$30 Advance
$32 At the Door








Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE





Feb
17 Fri
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David Wilcox with special guest Jean Rohe

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00
PREFERRED: $45.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / PREFERRED Public Onsale: August 8, 2022 4:53 PM to February 17, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

$28 GA Advance
$34 GA At the Door
$45 VIP with Preferred Seating (first 7 rows of the center section – available in advance only)

 


Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE


$28.00 - $45.00
Feb
21 Tue
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An Evening with Lúnasa

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $28.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 23, 2022 12:47 PM to February 23, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.


Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band; Ed Boyd (Flook, Michael McGoldrick Band) has recently replaced Hennessy; Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan has performed with Riverdance and recently recorded with Bruce Springsteen. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.”


Tickets:
$28 Advance
$33 At the Door

Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Feb
22 Wed
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BIAMP Portland Jazz Festival: SHABAZZ PALACES w/ MOOR MOTHER presented by PDX Jazz

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 4, 2022 10:00 AM to February 22, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Cruise the city in a night ship, dressed to kill in the Seville. Float down waterfalls and fountains, reclined on some pimp shit. The time zone ghost returns to paint a picture that echoes through infinity. The sun is put to rest, the soliloquy is killer bee. A diamond purpose lying beneath the surface. Nothing is ever what it seems, but forever is the theme. It’s time. Shabazz Palaces are back with yet another classic of divine mathematics design. More dazzling Afrofuturist sutras to illuminate distant constellations with sacred abstractions. Enter The Don of Diamond Dreams, raw and uncut, but glowing with 10,000 karat shine.


If you adhere to the corporeal limitations of space and chronology, it’s been roughly a decade since Shabazz Palaces first shook the ramparts with their debut stylistic revolution, Black Up – which Pitchfork named as one of the Best of the 2010s, hailing it as an “album of impossible vision.” But the project masterminded by vocalist and producer Ishmael Butler has never conformed to gravitational consideration or terrestrial measurement. They are heirs to the astral imagination of Sun Ra and George Clinton, Octavia Butler and Alice Coltrane. If they technically claim residence in Seattle, their sound emanates much closer to Alpha Centauri than Alki Beach.


 


$35 Advance
$40 Day of Show


Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE

Mar
7 Tue
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CONSIDER THIS with Kiese Laymon

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
CONVERSATION STARTER: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION / CONVERSATION STARTER Public Onsale: October 13, 2022 6:05 PM to March 7, 2023 6:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Join Oregon Humanities for an onstage conversation with Kiese Laymon, author of How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Heavy. Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. In his observant, often hilarious work, Laymon does battle with the personal and the political: race and family, body and shame, poverty and place. This program is part of Oregon Humanities’ 2023 Consider This series on people, place, and power.


 


General Admission
Price: $15


Conversation Starter
Price: $30


Ticket sales do not cover the full cost of presenting Consider This events. When you buy a Conversation Starter ticket, you help us keep ticket prices low for everyone. Conversation Starter tickets convey no special benefits beyond good feelings and our gratitude.

No Cost
To make sure as many people as possible who want to attend are able to, some tickets are available at no cost. (More information below) 


If you’re able to pay for a ticket, we ask that you do so to help keep this program accessible to all.

Click here to register for no-cost tickets to Consider This.




About Our Guest




Kiese Laymon is the author of the award-winning memoir Heavy, the groundbreaking essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the genre-defying novel Long Division.




Laymon’s IndieBound bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir, won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the 2018 Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, the Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, and was named one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years by The New York Times.  A personal narrative that illuminates national failures, Heavy is defiant yet vulnerable—an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family. 




When Laymon was a contributing editor at Gawker, he wrote an essay called “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.” This harrowing piece, which describes four incidents in which Laymon was threatened with a gun, evolved into a collection of lacerating essays on race, violence, celebrity, family, and creativity.




In Laymon’s novel, the NAACP Image Award-winning Long Division, 14-year-old City, a newly minted YouTube star, is sent to stay with family in rural Melahatchie, Mississippi. What happens next transgresses the boundaries of fiction and reality, present and past, as City travels through time.




Laymon founded the Catherine Coleman Initiative for the Arts and Social Justice, a program aimed at getting Mississippi kids and their parents more comfortable reading, writing, revising and sharing. He is the Libby Shearn Moody Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rice University.



Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE
$15.00 - $30.00
Mar
16 Thu
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Vanessa Collier

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 11, 2022 10:00 AM to March 16, 2023 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.”


 Those are the words of Buddy Guy in a recent issue of American Blues Scene, describing an impromptu performance with Vanessa Collier on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.


 If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honors, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.


Tickets:
$25 Advance
$30 At the Door






Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Review our Health & Safety Policies HERE





3000 Ne Alberta St.
Portland, OR
United States
Located in the heart of the eclectic Alberta Arts District, the Alberta Rose originally opened as a motion picture house in 1927 and showed films until it closed in 1978. The theatre has 300 fixed seats and radiates the serene feeling of a Spanish-Colonial courtyard. The Alberta Rose is a mid-size, seated listening room where the audience can enjoy excellent lines of sight, outstanding acoustics and where every seat feels close to the stage and the artist.