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Monthly Picks | November 2016

November 3rd-12th | Polaris Dance Theater
Prepare to be challenged and inspired by this dynamic performance that mixes contemporary dance with social commentary. “Reclaimed” is  Artistic Director Robert Guitron’s retrospective on his own choreography. The work is a demonstration of his developing styles, his explorations in movement, and his eclectic experiments with various flavors of dance over time. 

November 4TH-20TH | The Armory
If you grew up playing “The Oregon Trail,” this theatrical take on the game is for you. In this fresh and funny retelling of our history, two Janes traverse The Oregon Trail. “Now Jane” is playing the computer game in 1997; “Then Jane” is in a covered wagon in 1848. A judgey game show narrator, a domineering sister, and two oxen try to corral the two Janes. Fate maneuvers them both to a conclusion that changes their lives and sends them to the end of the trail. 

November 19TH, 1:00 PM | Velo Cult
Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels — part bike ride, part food drive, and part scavenger hunt. Team up with other cyclists to visit a series of stores and buy a list of items. Prizes will be awarded to the first team back, best costume, and biggest spending team members. Food will be donated to Outside In, a local organization serving homeless youth. 

November 24TH, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Oaks Park Historic Dance Pavillion
The 5k Tofurky Trot is open to all levels of physical fitness. The event is designed to support local communities and to raise money for local non-profits supporting a compassionate plant-based lifestyle. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters on this largely carnivorous holiday. Enjoy tasty vegan snacks and drinks at the finish line. Money raised from the Trot goes to support Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, Sanctuary One, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary.