50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FAIR HOUSING ACT:
AN EVENING WITH RICHARD ROTHSTEIN
Thursday, April 19, Doors 6:30 | Show 7pm - 8:30pm
Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: A forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America is an explosive, alarming history that finally confronts how American governments in the twentieth century deliberately imposed residential racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide.
In this special Portland program, Rothstein will discuss the findings described in his new book and will hold a post-lecture conversation with local expert Dr. Karen Gibson, author of “Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment, 1940–2000.”
“Rothstein is brilliant and has the kind of fine understanding of the machinery of government policy as it relates to housing that I deeply envy.”
—Ta-Nehisi Coates, in The Atlantic
THE COMING OUT MONOLOGUES:
Monday, April 30, Doors 7pm | Show 7:30pm | Facebook
Basic Rights Oregon's Coming Out Monologues are back for the third year, directed by Ted deChatelet and produced by former Equality PAC Chair, CM Hall!
This storytelling event features a unique collection and representation of experiences and coming out stories authored and performed by people in our community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, queer, trans, non-binary, genderqueer or as straight or cisgender allies. It is a raw, inspiring, transformative and intimate live event with limited seating. These stories include unique backgrounds and perspectives as well as periods of time—from people who came out this year to yesteryear. These stories run the gamut — humorous, poignant, serious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, creative, painful and hopeful.
In past seasons, the response we’ve received was incredible. This popular event will sell out quickly, so get your tickets while you can!
STANDUP COMEDY NIGHT
Sunday, March 4, Doors 4:30, Show 5:00pm
A line-up of Indian standup comedy and music. The show will be in presented 80% in Tamil and 20% in English.
HEATWAVE SHOW BAND BENEFIT
Saturday, March 10, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
This will be a benefit concert for Heatwave Show Band, an after-school band program in NE Portland. The event consists of a show and auction. They will serve food and beverage, including some alcoholic beverage options.
HOW GERTIE GOT HER GROOVE
Saturday March 17, 10am MOMosa matinee, & 6pm
Maverick Main Stage Productions all youth cast presents:
"How Gertie Got Her Groove"
Gertie McFuzz has a serious case of "tail envy." Lola Lee Lou, her idol and star of Plumeville's renowned nightclub, "The Bird Bath" has a tail to end all tails. Gertie longs to be as glamorous and admired as the exquisite Lola. She is determined to grow a tail just like hers, only bigger and better. Gertie's drive to transform herself into her notion of what the standard of ideal beauty is takes the audience on a thoughtful and humorous journey. This talented all youth cast expertly explores themes of self esteem, female empowerment and genuine friendship.
ONLINE PRE-SALE FOR EVENING SHOW ONLY.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for the MOMosa matinee. Donut, coffee and mimosa included with each adult ticket purchase. Additional mimosas for purchase.
BIKES FOR KIDS GIVEAWAY IN HONOR OF BRIAN DUNCAN
Saturday, March 24, 10:00am - 4:00pm *This event is not open to the general public.
Jennie Brown (of Maverick Main Stage) and the Youth Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau team up with a San Diego based bike nonprofit "Bikes for Kids" to grant 100 free bikes to underserved Portland kids. This event is held in honor of the late Brian Duncan, who was a cyclist who lived in NE Portland as well as a supporter of Bikes for Kids.