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White Owl Social Club
8:00pm11:00pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 8th Join us for a free show with Minden / Super Secret Guests @ 8pm. 21 +

Thursday, June 15th Join us for a free show with Surfs Drugs / Ah Gods @ 8pm. 21 +

Thursday, June 22nd Join us for a free show with Vinyl Williams / Wet Dream @ 8pm. 21 +

Thursday, June 29th Join us for a free show with Riley Geare Trio / Sama Dams Experimental Set @ 8pm. 21 +

White Eagle
9:00pm11:50pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

XRAY.FM, McMenamins, StarChile, Pabst Blue Ribbon & WE 96.3 Present: MIC CHECK 


Mic Check is a Hip Hop Showcase every last Thursday of the month at White Eagle, with Live performances, drink specials and good vibes!

THURSDAY JUNE 29TH:

Special Guests...
VINNIE DEWAYNE

ADDVERSE EFFECTS

THESE? BLACKS

Hosted by StarChile

Music by Trox

Dooors @ 9pm, Show starts at 10pm...

21 and over, Tickets: $8 @ the Door

Disjecta
6:00pm Friday, June 30, 201711:59pm Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Improvisation Summit of Portland is a multi-day performance festival featuring the best in creative, improvised and experimental music in collaboration with dancers, film, and other artists. Our festival committee carefully curates a stunning group of performers as well as organizes panel presentations, workshops and other events that coincide with the festival.

Improvisation Summit of Portland 2017 will be held on June 30-July 1 at Disjecta contemporary art center and features over 40 performers, musicians and artists from Portland and beyond.

Curious Comedy Theater
6:30pm Saturday, July 8, 2017

FEATURING* the winner from our April show, Former Head Writer/Host of Live Wire! Radio, Screenwriter COURTENAY HAMEISTER plus 4-Time Back Fence PDX: Russian Roulette Winner, HR Specialist SHANNON BALCOM GRAVES, Past Russian Roulette Winner, Works at Portland Public Schools CHRIS WILLIAMS, Award Winning Film Producer, Comedian, Stilt Walker JAY FLEWELLING, Writer, Technology Consultant, Reads Fortunes from Fast Food Wrappers KARL MIDDLEBROOKS, and Swing Dancer, Reigns From Singapore, Owns 3 Beautiful Pet Rats ELINA LIM!

Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE

Music By Bobby D from XRAY

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More about RUSSIAN ROULETTE… How it works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of our 6 seasoned storytellers will be randomly drawn. To determine the random prompt for their story, they will spin the giant game show wheel. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt. Then the risky part… each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare.

At the end of the night, the audience will select a winner who will receive 50 bucks and some other cool prizes, like bragging rights for life. The winner will be invited to come back to the next show!
And one lucky audience member will also win prizes!

Funhouse Lounge
7:00pm Thursday, July 13, 2017

FIVE VENUES

The 1st Annual Queer Relief Comedy Festival or, QUeF is a four day stand-up comedy focused event to be held in scenic Portland, Oregon July 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, 2017 at Funhouse Lounge and Theatre, Curious Comedy Theatre and associated satellite sites.

FOUR DAYS

Spotlighting comedians who fall on the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) spectrum and their allies, QUeF’s vision is to not only highlight queer and allied talent from all over the world, but to give back to the Queer community through our community non-profit partner initiatives.

More information coming soon.

Beneath The Hawthorne Bridge
5:00pm11:59pm Friday, July 21, 2017

Anyone who thinks Portland's music scene is nothing but sad indie dudes and warbling ukulele players needs to spend some time at PDX Pop Now, which brings together a broad sample platter of the best local sounds—from punk to jazz, folk to hip-hop, metal to EDM—all under one bridge. The Hawthorne, to be precise. The 14th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival returns to AudioCinema (226 SE Madison St, Portland) July 21-23, 2017 with three days of Portland bands, a street fair, record fair, Rigksetball, and local food carts! With two outdoor stages beneath the Hawhtorne Bridge, PDX Pop Now! is Portland’s only three day, free festival focused on showcasing Portland’s diverse musical talent. A non-profit organization dedicated to making music all ages and accessible, PDX Pop Now! is run entirely by volunteers, from the board members down to the bands playing the festival.

Through July 23. Free. All ages.

Beneath The Hawthorne Bridge
12:00pm11:59pm Saturday, July 22, 2017

Anyone who thinks Portland's music scene is nothing but sad indie dudes and warbling ukulele players needs to spend some time at PDX Pop Now, which brings together a broad sample platter of the best local sounds—from punk to jazz, folk to hip-hop, metal to EDM—all under one bridge. The Hawthorne, to be precise. The 14th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival returns to AudioCinema (226 SE Madison St, Portland) July 21-23, 2017 with three days of Portland bands, a street fair, record fair, Rigksetball, and local food carts! With two outdoor stages beneath the Hawhtorne Bridge, PDX Pop Now! is Portland’s only three day, free festival focused on showcasing Portland’s diverse musical talent. A non-profit organization dedicated to making music all ages and accessible, PDX Pop Now! is run entirely by volunteers, from the board members down to the bands playing the festival.

Through July 23. Free. All ages.

Beneath The Hawthorne Bridge
12:00pm10:00pm Sunday, July 23, 2017

Anyone who thinks Portland's music scene is nothing but sad indie dudes and warbling ukulele players needs to spend some time at PDX Pop Now, which brings together a broad sample platter of the best local sounds—from punk to jazz, folk to hip-hop, metal to EDM—all under one bridge. The Hawthorne, to be precise. The 14th Annual PDX Pop Now! Festival returns to AudioCinema (226 SE Madison St, Portland) July 21-23, 2017 with three days of Portland bands, a street fair, record fair, Rigksetball, and local food carts! With two outdoor stages beneath the Hawhtorne Bridge, PDX Pop Now! is Portland’s only three day, free festival focused on showcasing Portland’s diverse musical talent. A non-profit organization dedicated to making music all ages and accessible, PDX Pop Now! is run entirely by volunteers, from the board members down to the bands playing the festival.

Through July 23. Free. All ages.

Artists Repertory Theatre
7:00pm Thursday, August 3, 2017

"The Stumptown Improv Festival’s first three years have been bonkers (or, as Jed likes to say, “bonkerz”). We’ve sold out shows and forced audience members to sign up for obscenely long waiting lists. We’ve attracted some of the most well-regarded improv groups performing today from LA, NYC, San Francisco, Vancouver, BC, Minneapolis, and, of course, Portland. Performers who are vets on the festival scene have raved that “this is one of the best festivals we’ve ever been a part of”. We’ve offered huge gift bags to our comedians and gave people leather coasters embossed with our logo. We are OUT OF CONTROL." -Stumptown Improv Festival

Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure
8:00pm Thursday, August 3, 2017

Top Down Rooftop Cinema is an annual outdoor film series. Classic, campy, and always entertaining, films screen every Thursday night in August amid Portland’s ideal summer weather.

Press and Sponsorship Opportunities

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Rachel Record, Development Manager, at 503-221-1156 x17 or rachel@nwfilm.org.

Please direct all press inquiries to Nick Bruno, Publicity and Promotions Manager, at 503-221-1156 x20 or nick@nwfilm.org.

Pendarvis Farm
9:00am Friday, August 4, 201711:00pm Sunday, August 6, 2017

Here is a quick rundown of what to expect at Pickathon 2016.

We first suggest pulling up a copy of the Pickathon 2016 Map, as this will help you familiarize with what the Pendarvis Farm layout looks like. This will also give you an idea of what amenities we have to offer at the festival including showers, wellness & medical locations, food carts, beverage gardens, free drinking water spigots, dish return & washing stations, ADA camping, camp host and camp host gear drop off locations, port-o-potties, ATM, artist & festival merchandise, and locations of available camping options.

Whether you drive, shuttle or bike to Pickathon the first step is always the same; you will temporarily park in our front gate lot (which is across the street from the festival site) and present your physical or print at home ticket to one of our lovely front gate volunteers. Once scanned they will provide you with a weekend or day wristband (or wristbands depending on how many you purchased). They will also provide you with a parking “cling” (if you purchased parking) which magically sticks to the inside of your front windshield.

With wristbands and a parking sticker in hand you will be directed to our parking lot where you will either park for the day or the weekend.

When you arrive on site and intend on tent camping in the woods, you will first want to check in with our Camp Host to get info on prospective campsite locations as well as your spot in the gear shuttle line.

Once you have an idea of the general area where you want to camp, we suggest having one person scout and the other manage the gear drop off & pick up (if coming solo, well, you’re on your own for that one…).

The terrain is generally sloped and often it takes a bit of exploration to find the perfect site, especially as it gets later into the weekend. Generally speaking, those with smaller tents have an easier time finding adequate nooks, so maybe if you are a larger group or family, think about tent size and options that could help you best fit.

It is no secret that not all campsites at Pickathon are created equal, but we do work very hard to make sure that everyone with a weekend ticket can find a decent place to pitch their tent. Being neighborly and mindful of your footprint goes a very long way. Arriving on Thursday is always going to provide the most ideal camping locations.

Once you’re settled Pickathon is your oyster! Music and activities start Thursday evening and continue on through Sunday night. We have some hand picked craft vendors and a veritable cornucopia of the finest food and adult beverage vendors in Oregon. Choose your own adventure!

Portland Metro Arts Center
3:00pm Saturday, August 19, 2017

It makes sense that in order to hear local jazz musicians pushing the envelope, you have to venture to the edge of the city's envelope, as the Portland Metro Arts Center hosts artists such as Essiet Okon Essiet Quartet, David Friesen Quartet, Blue Cranes, Ezra Weiss Sextet, Trio Subtonic, and more for two days of improvisational adventure. 

Portland Metro Arts Center
2:00pm Sunday, August 20, 2017

It makes sense that in order to hear local jazz musicians pushing the envelope, you have to venture to the edge of the city's envelope, as the Portland Metro Arts Center hosts artists such as Essiet Okon Essiet Quartet, David Friesen Quartet, Blue Cranes, Ezra Weiss Sextet, Trio Subtonic, and more for two days of improvisational adventure.