Portland List · Aug 24–30
A weekly list of interesting things to do in Portland
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Here’s some of the interesting stuff people are doing in Portland this coming week:
The Get Down
9:00 PM · Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge
This month The Get Down is honored to have Dj Maxx Bass aka Jared White curate a very special line up for my birthday and all you other August babies! On the decks: EGYPTIAN LOVER (!!!), Dj Lamar LeRoy, and Dj Roane. Special birthday treats!! A special party with a special price at $15. Tickets on presale at Clinton St. Records. Must be 21+.
MusicFestNW Presents: Project Pabst
2:00 PM · Tom McCall Waterfront Park
Project Pabst is a two-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The lineup includes 18 bands, including Iggy Pop, Beck, Nas, Spoon, Father John Misty, Die Antwoord, Lizzo and more. There will be some of the city’s best food, arcade games, a 20-foot unicorn, and, of course, lots of beer. You can buy general admission tickets as a single day or a two-day pass, for $65 and $99, respectively. Must be 21+.
Textile Hive Tour
2:00 PM · Textile Hive
Come take a tour of Textile Hive and experience the beauty of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. Located in the heart of downtown Portland, Textile Hive houses over 40,000 textile and design objects. The collection represents over 50 countries and 200 years of design history. Each tour last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and covers the history of the collection, its unique classification/organization system and your questions. Tickets $10.
CAT PATROL — Serious Sketch Comedy (for people who aren’t that serious)
7:30 PM · The Ape Theater
The Ape presents CAT PATROL, an hour of character-driven sketch comedy that explores bad spoken word, the creepy lives of twins, one-woman shows and the musical stylings of Darth Vader. Directed by Chris Caniglia, CAT PATROL marks the first major debut of a sketch comedy production at The Ape theater. It is also the first full length production produced, written, directed and starring the founders of The Ape — Chris Caniglia (30 Rock, The People’s Improv Theater of N.Y.), Alissa Jessup (The Mindy Project, Casual, True Blood, The Groundlings) and Brooke Totman (MADtv, The Benefits of Gusbandry). Tickets $15.
Pop & Paint: Tropical Island
3:00 PM · Taste on 23rd
Needing a break from it all? Join us and relax like you would in the islands and let us teach you how to paint this tropical paradise at sunset image! Taste on 23rd will be providing all painting participants with happy hour pricing on wine and 15% off all bottles. We will set up the painting event outside on Taste’s uncovered patio around back so that we may enjoy the sunlight during the summer months! Tickets $37.
SEWING 101: Learn How To Use + Trouble-Shoot Your Sewing Machine
6:30 PM · Klum House Workshop
Unlock your creative sewing potential by gaining a thorough understanding of sewing machine functions in this 2-hour illuminating workshop. Experience aha moments as you master trouble-shooting, understand thread tension, learn the in’s + out’s of your machine & grasp problem solving techniques that will turn on lightbulbs & fill holes in your knowledge base. You will leave empowered with new skills & a thorough understanding of the sewing machine that will open up new doors for you to push your creative limits with sewing. No prior sewing experience required. Tickets start at $48.
Envisioning Justice through Storytelling: Writing Workshop
6:30 PM · M W St Joseph Grand Lodge
This training will include a present on popular social justice literary works, facilitated group discussion/critique, individual free writing, and unique engagement opportunities from your group facilitator, Cameron Whitten. Cameron is very experienced in digital and community engagement, and is committed to pre-meeting engagement that empowers all parties to get the most out of this training. You should enroll in the Writing Class if you: are uncomfortable with your writing, love to write, want to build skills around messaging for social change, or want to be part of participatory group storytelling activities. Doors open 30 minutes before the training. You are encouraged to arrive early. Dinner will be provided. Tickets $25–$150.
Andy Sees Funny
7:00 PM · The Slide Inn
Come to Opening Night of Portland’s newest Alternative Comedy Showcase! Andy Sees Funny is a free comedy show taking place the last Tuesday of every month at the Slide Inn. Join Andy Clark and co-host Jackson Lango as they strive to bring you the best and brightest from Portland’s Sketch, Improv, and Alternative Comedy Scene. This month’s performers are: Philip Schallberger (5 funniest People in Portland by Willamette Week 2015) and Paul Schlesinger (Top 10 Finalist in Portland’s Funniest Person Contest 2016). Free and open to the public.
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