Events

Jody Rose Presents
February 10, 2019 8:30 pm PST

Join us for a night of Gothic Burlesque 2 at The Star Theater on 2/10/19. Doors 8pm. All proceeds go toward creating a class that educates others in the community about trans healthcare education.   Jody Rose changed his gender in the 1990... Read more

Join us for a night of Gothic Burlesque 2 at The Star Theater on 2/10/19. Doors 8pm. All proceeds go toward creating a class that educates others in the community about trans healthcare education.

 

Jody Rose changed his gender in the 1990's and was writing letters to others in San Francisco asking about doctor referrals and hormone therapy.

 

Times have definitely changed, but more education is needed in this area of healthcare. This cause is close to his heart and he appreciates your support.         


Star Theater Presents
February 14, 2019 8:00 pm PST

Back for its 4th ridiculous year, The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show is here to scratch all your entertainment itches. For one night only, Sexy Cabaret meets Hilarious Cooking Show — complete with singing, dancing, original music, sock puppets, and ... Read more

Back for its 4th ridiculous year, The Dirty Sexy Chocolate Show is here to scratch all your entertainment itches. For one night only, Sexy Cabaret meets Hilarious Cooking Show — complete with singing, dancing, original music, sock puppets, and obscene amounts of chocolate. Join CheffyPants and his sexy kitchen crew as they prepare a decadent chocolate dessert on stage — which you get at the end ($10 value, included in ticket price).

This is THE show for groups of friends, special dates, coworkers or a whole clan taking on the night. It’s as funny as it is sexy! 

 
“UNRESTRAINED… Dedicated to the sensual, erotic joys of chocolate. This production goes through a lot of tarps!” —The Missoula Independent

 

Along the way you’ll devour smokin’ hot choreography, songs and antics, original music, and of course a maddening amount of chocolate.


If you’ve seen the show before, grab your virgin friends and come see it again. If you’ve never seen it, you’re in for something FUN.


“Dessert theatre that dishes up a healthy dose of seasoned wit and a significant measure of class” —NothingInMind.com


This performance is part of a 10-city tour presented in part by Posh Chocolat, finest chocolatier in the Rockies.


$25.00 - $210.00 More Info Buy Tickets
2019 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival & Soul'd Out Present
February 20, 2019 8:00 pm PST

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting on Oct 20 at 10AM PST General on sale tickets TBD   Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award win... Read more

Pre-sale tickets will be available starting on Oct 20 at 10AM PST

General on sale tickets TBD

 

Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. He is the nephew of jazz innovator and legendary sax man, Donald Harrison, Jr. His musical tutelage began under the direction of his uncle at the age of thirteen. After graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) in 2001, Christian received a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he earned a degree in professional music and film scoring thirty months later.

Since 2002, Christian has released eleven critically acclaimed studio recordings, two live albums and one greatest hits collection. According to NPR, "Christian Scott ushers in new era of jazz". He has been heralded by JazzTimes Magazine as "Jazz's young style God." Christian is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the "forecasting cell" and for his use of an un-voiced tone in his playing, emphasizing breath over vibration at the mouthpiece. The technique is known as his "whisper technique."

Christian is the progenitor of "Stretch Music," a jazz rooted, genre blind musical form that attempts to "stretch" jazz's rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages and cultures as possible. Jazz is a progressive musical movement and Christian is at the forefront of its continued viability as an art form. Christian's 2015 release, Stretch Music, marked the partnership between Christian's Stretch Music record label and Ropeadope Records. Critics and fans alike have praised the recording. Stretch Music is also the first recording to have an accompanying app, for which Christian won the prestigious JazzFM Innovator of the year Award in 2016. The Stretch Music App is an interactive music player that allows musicians the ability to completely control their practicing, listening and learning experience by customizing the player to fit their specific needs and goals.

In 2017, Christian released three albums, collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, that debuted at number one on iTunes. The albums' launch commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first Jazz recordings of 1917. The series is, at its core, a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague the collective human experience, such as slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, food insecurity, xenophobia, immigration, climate change, sexual orientation and gender inequality, fascism and the return of the demagogue.

 


Monqui Presents
February 21, 2019 9:00 pm PST


Summoned from the deepest darkest pits of Hell and doomed to roam the earth for eternity (or at least one season per demonic contract) comes the creepy, comical, and less conceited live radio show, Portland's own, Scary Home Companion. This isn&#... Read more

Summoned from the deepest darkest pits of Hell and doomed to roam the earth for eternity (or at least one season per demonic contract) comes the creepy, comical, and less conceited live radio show, Portland's own, Scary Home Companion. This isn't your father's live radio show, it's the one he kept the shotgun and holy water around for.

Scary Home Companion features live horror-themed audio dramas, sketches, radio commercials, creepy jingles and local celebrity interviews hosted by the Second Most Evil Woman of Portland: Screamvina!

Join us Sunday February 24th for our first 2 episodes of Scary Home Companion at Portland's renowned Star Theater followed immediately by HIVE, the infamous dark dance night.

Advance VIP Tickets $20 each

Advance General Admission $10 each         


Star Theater Presents
February 26, 2019 9:00 pm PST

Bursting onto the Chicago punk scene in 1991, Smoking Popes built a relationship with their legion of fans by melding raw songs about bittersweet heartache with soaring melodies, power chords and infectious energy. From their early indie releases to ... Read more

Bursting onto the Chicago punk scene in 1991, Smoking Popes built a relationship with their legion of fans by melding raw songs about bittersweet heartache with soaring melodies, power chords and infectious energy. From their early indie releases to their critically acclaimed major label albums, Smoking Popes developed a unique blend of buzzsaw guitars, caffeinated rhythms and heartfelt crooning vocals, combining the angst of punk with the smooth sophistication of Frank Sinatra, creating music both urgent and timeless, and influencing a generation of musicians in their wake.

These days, the Popes are tighter and more inspired than ever, having reunited with drummer Mike Felumlee, from the band's seminal recordings of the '90s. Lead singer Josh Caterer describes the reunion, "We've been fortunate to have some really great drummers over the years, they've all brought something unique to the band, but as soon as we started playing with Mike again, we felt like 'This is how it's supposed to be!' Mike is the one who helped create our sound in the first place. Having him back in the band brings a lot of energy and excitement to what we're doing."

That excitement is palpable on "Into The Agony", the first full-length Smoking Popes album featuring their original lineup since 1998's "The Party's Over." Brilliantly mixed by the legendary Jamie Woolford, "Into The Agony" is a poignant collection of sublimely crafted songs, passionately delivered by a band clearly at the top of their game. If this new album is any indication, Smoking Popes are far from done making waves.


February 27, 2019 9:00 pm PST

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
March 1, 2019 9:00 pm PST

Satsang is a power trio led by songwriter Drew McManus, creating a unique blend of Soul, Folk-Rock and Hip-Hop. Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the... Read more

Satsang is a power trio led by songwriter Drew McManus, creating a unique blend of Soul, Folk-Rock and Hip-Hop. Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep the audience on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured across country and shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, and many more.

 

New Kingston is a Progressive Reggae group whose members combine their Jamaican heritage with the urban sounds of their New York home, New Kingston are a family band consisting of brothers Tahir, Courtney Jr., and Stephen along with their father, Courtney Panton, Sr. A first-generation Jamaican-American, Courtney the elder was active in New York's reggae scene before turning his sons on to the music of their island heritage. Born out of jam sessions in the family's Brooklyn basement, the brothers began their career playing Bob Marley and Earth, Wind & Fire covers at parties and gatherings around the neighborhood. By 2010, they'd become focused on their own writing, which fused R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall with traditional reggae sounds. With each brother writing and offering vocals, Courtney Sr. filled in on bass. Following their self-released debut, In the Streets, New Kingston went on a European tour with rising reggae star Collie Buddz, playing a number of prominent festivals. Their sophomore LP, 2013's Kingston University, earned them a deal with New York label Easy Star Records, which issued their third LP, Kingston City, in early 2015. Boasting an increased production value and guest spots by the Tribal Seeds, The Wailing Souls, Sister Carol, and Sugar Minott, Kingston City raised the band's visibility considerably, topping Billboard's reggae chart upon its release. An EP, Kingston Fyah, arrived in the summer of 2016.


Abstract Earth Project Presents
March 2, 2019 9:00 pm PST

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
March 5, 2019 9:00 pm PST

Monqui Presents
March 6, 2019 9:00 pm PST

"Can I make it clear?" Lorely Rodriguez asks within the opening moments of her debut album, Me. If clarity is what she seeks, Lorely has found it: her voice upfront, every word audible and strong. Her singular voice is the centerpiece of Me... Read more

"Can I make it clear?" Lorely Rodriguez asks within the opening moments of her debut album, Me. If clarity is what she seeks, Lorely has found it: her voice upfront, every word audible and strong. Her singular voice is the centerpiece of Me, her first full-formed vision of an album, following her previously shorter and more abstract releases as Empress Of. "Don't tell me who I am," she sings seconds later.

On a cold January morning, Lorely sits at the kitchen table at her current sublet apartment, sifting through a composition book, pages of lyrics stained by coffee and cognac, shuffling through photo prints from the trip to Mexico where she wrote the initial sketches of the record. The album is filtered through imagery from this 5-week retreat, a lens through which Lorely looks both inward and outward, reflects and looks forward, finds strength and vulnerability.


Abstract Earth Project Presents
March 14, 2019 9:00 pm PDT

Bass Music With Soul. Live Sax. "To be SoDown is to seize every opportunity, explore new grounds, try new things and ultimately live the most epic life possible. This universe is far too beautiful and life is simply too short to not do what m... Read more

Bass Music With Soul. Live Sax.

"To be SoDown is to seize every opportunity, explore new grounds, try new things and ultimately live the most epic life possible. This universe is far too beautiful and life is simply too short to not do what makes you happy. Unconditional love is the most powerful force in the world and Bass Music is my way of expressing it."

 

SoDown (Ehren River Wright) is a staple in the Colorado music scene. His first headline show was a huge success, selling out before doors. Thanks to a passionate fanbase, Ehren has quickly taken his music to a national stage, playing many festivals across the US. A SoDown set is not one to miss. Featuring live saxophone, Ehren takes the crowd on an intimate sensory adventure through space and time. His latest tracks include a wide array of musical talents, including his keen ear for sound design and production as well as his never ending dedication to organic instrumentation. Combining infinite influences, Ehren describes his music as an endlessly evolving medley of many different genres, culminating in a uniquely diverse style of bass music. 2018 has much promise, as SoDown continues to prove himself as one of the most dedicated and innovative acts in the game.


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