This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 28 2009.
The BITCH Lecture Series presents "Guerrilla Girls" at the Portland State University Women's Resource Center, Smith Ballroom, PSU, Tuesday the 28th from 7 to 9 pm.
The Socialist Party of Oregon hosts a Public Forum tonight, Tuesday April 28, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Red & Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave. Speakers, free, informal. Meets every fourth Tuesday. For more information call Walt Brown at 503-636-4150.
The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2 to 7 p.m. It's a year round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. For more information call Ariana Jacob at 503-232-9051.
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27 APRIL 2009
Happy Monday! This is Margaret with your community calendar for 27 April 2009.
This evening from 7 to 9:30 pm, the Village Ballroom opens its doors for the Free Geek Benefit Square Dance, featuring the Greasy Chain String Band. All ages and experiences welcome; you’ll learn all you need to know as you go! This is a benefit to support Free Geek, and it takes place at the Village Ballroom, located at 700 NE Dekum.
Tomorrow evening, and every Tuesday evening, you're invited to join Portland Books to Prisoners for their weekly mailing night. 2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)
Olga Sanchez, Directora Artística del Teatro Milagro habla sobre la obra que se estrenará el 8 de mayo y que ella dirige, The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa, de Luis Valdez, fundador del famoso El Teatro Campesino, y también de los coloquios con académicos y activistas tras las representaciones de los domingos “Las raíces de la identidad chicana”.
Juan Carlos Serratos representando a la Coalición del Primero de Mayo y Marco Mejía, de la organización VOZ hablan sobre las actividades en celebración del próximo 1 de mayo y la manifestaciones que se están preparando para marchar en Salem y en el centro de Portland.
LUGAR: South Park Blocks (Esquina de SW Salmon
y SW Park) en el Centro de Portland
1 PM - Carteles, Actividades Culturales
4PM - Rally
5PM - Marcha
"A 61-year-old peace activist was sentenced to fifty one months in prison Wednesday for threatening federal officials and pouring red paint and cranberry juice on a federal courthouse security station."
Every year, Oregon artists, institutions, and organizations receive millions of dollars in funding from regional, state and federal government-sponsored agencies. For example, this past fiscal year the Regional Arts and Culture Council gave out over two million dollars in grants and support. Not a lot of money, but maybe enough to get some artists and organizations through what will certainly be a difficult year.
But what are these artists and organizations giving back to the community and why do we continue to fund the arts when there are so many other places that money could go? With these questions in mind, Frank Reynolds asked people around downtown Portland about state funding for the arts and how culture factors into their lives in tough economic times.
Frank Reynolds speaks with the Oregon Children's Theatre's managing director Ross McKeen and artistic director Stan Foote about their new play, "Honus & Me," and how the company is coping with the economic downturn.
President Obama will sign the final version of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law today, a major milestone in his early presidency. The bill includes $50 million in direct funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Yet the fate of this funding was far from secure during the final days of deliberation in the House and Senate last week. KBOO’s Frank Reynolds spoke with Eloise Damrosch, executive director of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and Chris D’Arcy, director of the Oregon Arts Commission, about the arts funding in the bill and what it means for arts organizations going forward.
University of Chicago professor W. J. T. Mitchell’s work touches on a wide range of topics, from renaissance painting to Spike Lee, from cloning to Abu Ghraib. A leading image theorist and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry, Mitchell is also the author of several books, including Picture Theory, The Last Dinosaur Book, and, most recently, What do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images. In anticipation of Mitchell’s April 1st lecture in Portland at the Pacific Northwest College of Art entitled “The Future of the Image,” Frank Reynolds spoke with him by phone about stereotypes, the presidential campaign, and the legacy of the “war on terror.”
Now until March 7, theaters around Portland are screening dozens of feature and documentary films by directors from throughout Africa as part of the 19th annual Cascade Festival of African Film. The longest-running of its kind, the Portland Community College-sponsored festival coincides with both Black History Month and Women’s History Month.