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February 2015

Opción Múltiple

February 5 - 28

Opción Múltiple is a premeiere of a new 21st century comedy from Milagro Theatre. The story is set in contemporary Mexico City where Diana, the heroine, is a modern single woman negotiating the nuances of a new relationship. Her dissociative identity disorder creates complexities she must negotiate as a trauma in her young life fragmented her psyche into several personalities, and each battles the other to protect her. This“very Mexican”, dark comedy has many layers and as a comedy, makes…

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The Good Medicine of Dr. Ruth

February 5 - 28

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few know the incredible journey that her life has been. She’s even been a soldier and a sniper! Local actor Wendy Westerwelle portrays Dr. Ruth in a new Triangle Theatre production running February 5 – 28. Read the details on page 12. page 12 Becoming Dr. Ruth is the one-woman show about Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering and entertaining radio and television sex therapist. Coming…

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A POET’S RHYTHM

February 8 - 27

Claudia F. Savage’s 8-week beginning poetry class is designed to help new poets generate and edit their work. Participants work through collaboration and the use of prompts to discover methods for helping poems reach their potential through editing, form, and sharing writing experiences. The Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Sundays, February 8 – March 29, 10 am-12 pm, $325 early registration. Email bittersweetradish@gmail.com.  

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February at Artists’ Milepost (Milepost 5)

February 9 - 28

Artists’ Milepost Milepost 5 850 NE 81st Ave. Portland, OR 97213   February at Artists’ Milepost (Milepost 5) Opening First Friday, February 6th Opening Reception: 6 pm to 10 pm In Gallery 5 Wham-O! Comics Show Comics are in a constant state of negotiations; they straddle the worlds of highbrow and lowbrow art, of pop culture and cult following, of visual spectacle and intimate literary experience.   In celebration of this art form we’re are bringing together a show that…

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Powell’s Books on Hawthorne Author Readings and Events for February 2015

February 9 - 28

Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley: Novellas and Stories Ann Pancake’s 2007 novel Strange as This Weather Has Been exposed the devastating fallout of mountaintop removal mining on a single West Virginia family. In Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley (Counterpoint), a follow-up collection of 11 astonishing novellas and short stories, Pancake again features characters who are intensely connected to their land and who experience brokenness and loss, redemption and revelation, often through their relationships to…

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McGraw’s Irish Pub Music in February

February 9 - 28

Biddy McGraw’s 6000 Northeast Glisan Street Portland, OR 97213-3862 (503) 233-1178 www.biddymcgraws.com Thu 2/12 8:30 Hot Club of Hawthorne love song show (swing) Fri 2/13 6pm  Swingtown Vipers (swing) Fri 2/13 9:30 Life During Wartime (Talking Heads tribute) Sat 2/14 6pm  Redray Frazier & Ezra Holbrook Sat 2/14 9:30 The Diva Trio (soul, funk, blues) Sun 2/15 8:30 Stringed Migration Thu 2/19 8:30 Doug Shafer & Jason Reichert: originals, (singer/songwriters) Fri 2/20 6pm  Poor Deers (Dan Haley & Christian Groth,…

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Laurelthirst Public House Music in February

February 9 - 28

Laurelthirst Public House 2958 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97232 (503) 232-1504 Monday, February 9th Portland Country Underground (6pm); Kung Pao Chickens (free) (9pm) Tuesday, February 10th Jackstraw (6pm); New Song Project (free) (9pm) Wednesday, February 11th Wilkinson Blades (6pm); Pretty Gritty, Promise the Moon (free) (9pm) Thursday, February 12th Lewi & The Left Coast Roasters (6pm); Old Straight Track (9pm) Friday, February 13th Joe McMuirrian & Woodbrain (6pm); Cedar Teeth, Kelena Cinema, Tom Bennett (9:30pm) Saturday, February 14th Water Tower…

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Now Accepting Entries for 17th Annual Fair Housing Poster Contest

February 9 - 28

    The Fair Housing Council of Oregon invites teachers, children’s programs and parents to submit their children’s posters to this contest, which celebrates fair housing and inclusive communities.  This year’s theme is “Together We Make a Neighborhood.”   Prize-winning entries will be selected on their originality, content, design, appeal, technique and craftsmanship. Ten winners receive cash prizes; grand prize is $100. All eligible participants who provide their name and address on the back of their entry will receive a…

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Registration now open for next term of classes at Artichoke

February 9 - 28

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Registration now open for next term of classes Learning music and playing with others is fun and stimulating. It’s great for your brain. It makes you feel good. The Artichoke School of Music has classes perfectly suited to those just starting out as well as those who have been playing for years. Whatever your dreams and goals, pursue them with a group class during Artichoke Music’s new term beginning Monday, March 2. DETAILS…

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PRECIOUS LITTLE

February 13 - March 21

a play by Madeleine George, directed by JoAnn Johnson premieres February 13-March 21. Presented by Defunkt at Back Door Theater, 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (enter through Common Grounds coffeeshop), George describes her play as “the limits but also the luxuries of language, about what we cherish about our uniquely human capacity for language as well as what it costs us to communicate in this way.” Brodie, a Doctor of Linguistics in her mid 40s, decides to have a baby on…

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