Life in Portland

Monthly Picks | January 2017

WILD WOODS: AN EERIE WINTER BASH
January 7th | One Main Place
Join Theatre Vertigo in celebration of their newly commissioned play, Carnivora. This festive evening is part creepy winter wonderland, part glam downtown soiree. Explore the world of the macabre with a night of eerily wonderful entertainment and deliciously wicked beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy performances by a local theatre company, tarot readings, face painting by Portland tattoo artist, Lindsey Chamberlain Strong, and musical entertainment by Hayley Lynn & Friends.
theatrevertigo.org 

OLD-TIME MUSIC GATHERING
January 11th-15th | Tiffany Center
This heartwarming mid-winter gathering is a grassroots volunteer-run festival that aims to celebrate and enrich the community of traditional, old-time Appalachian style stringband musicians. Check out a few of the square dancing, Appalachian clogging, or banjo and mandolin workshops; then join in the fun at the many square dance and jam sessions.
bubbaguitar.com

FERTILE GROUND FESTIVAL
January 19th-20th | Various Locations
This annual citywide event is a celebration of new works by local artists in theatre, music, dance, comedy, film, and visual art. From fully staged world premieres, workshops and readings of theatre, to ensemble and collaborative driven work, dance, comedy and film, this festival spans the spectrum of creative endeavors and seeds ideas for new creation through artist conversations, workshops, lunchtime readings and more.
fertilegroundpdx.org

THINK & DRINK: THIS LAND
January 25th, 6:30 PM | Alberta Rose Theatre
Presented by Oregon Humanities, the 2017 Think & Drink series sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series features discussions on race, power, and place, covering such topics as the future of development, gentrification and urban renewal in Portland, experiences of refugees in Oregon, and changing derogatory place names. Series continues on March 15th and May 17th.
oregonhumanities.org