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Upcoming Events

Listed below are upcoming shows, staged readings, classes, community partnership events, and more.
All times Pacific unless otherwise noted.

Go here to view recordings of virtual offerings and events that have already taken place.

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Productive Discomfort: On Casting

Mon, Sep 20, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

This in-depth conversation delves into the changing face of casting in today’s theater, with PCS Associate Artistic Director Chip Miller and actor/writer Ayanna Berkshire.

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Monthly Drop-in Improvisation Class for Beginners

Sun, Oct 3, 3:30 p.m.  •  $5-$25 sliding scale

Whether you're looking to get more confident in social situations, think quicker on your feet, or get in touch with your imaginative side, this once-a-month improv class will set you on the path to success! (One of four sessions.)

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Live Music: Discovery Fest

Sun, Oct 3, 3 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for a special afternoon concert and showcase of local Portland artists called Discovery Fest. The lineup will feature a range of genres and artists including rapper Young Shirt Mayne, space funk band Dreckig, rock band B^GG^GE, plus special guests Jan Julius and Veana Baby.

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Monthly Drop-in Urban Jazz Dance Class with Noelle Simone

Mon, Oct 4, 6 p.m.  •  $5-$20 sliding scale

Urban Jazz dance technique is a fusion of: Jazz, Hip-hop, Horton*, Graham, Ballet, and Voguing. Originated in Chicago Illinois by Mr. Joel Hall, owner of the Joel Hall Dancers and Center. Urban Jazz focuses on isolations, rhythm, and soul, fused with the lively energy of the Chicago streets. All levels are welcome! (One of four sessions.)

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Drop-in Writing Workshop for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

Tue, Oct 5, 6 p.m.  •  $5-$30 sliding scale

One of four Fall 2021 workshops for BIPOC writers designed to help generate new material, refine existing drafts, or simply discover the permission to call yourself a writer. Join one or more of these monthly drop-in sessions, where we will gather in person to write together, bounce ideas off each other, share our work in progress, and hold space for the fullness of who we are.

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October First Thursday with Pablo Rivarola

Thu, Oct 7, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us in October for a First Thursday event featuring live music from the Pablo Rivarola Trio. Pablo (trumpet player, composer, pianist, and bandleader) will be joined by drummer Nick Morrison and keyboard player Anderson Donley. Complimentary beer from our partners at Deschutes Brewery!

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Frida … A Self Portrait

October 9 – November 7, 2021

Set on the eve of Frida Kahlo’s death, this intimate show plunges into the brilliant, nuanced world of Kahlo’s tumultuous, extraordinary life. Brazilian writer and performer Vanessa Severo cracks open a powerful portal between herself and the celebrated Mexican painter, bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.

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Fall Teen Academy: Musical Theater Numbers

October 10 – November 14

Experience the excitement and fun involved in creating musical theater! Participants will work with professional musical theater performers to explore vocal performance and learn how to make strong acting choices when performing musical theater.

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Monthly Drop-in Urban Jazz Dance Class with Noelle Simone

Mon, Oct 11, 6 p.m.  •  $5-$20 sliding scale

Urban Jazz dance technique is a fusion of: Jazz, Hip-hop, Horton*, Graham, Ballet, and Voguing. Originated in Chicago Illinois by Mr. Joel Hall, owner of the Joel Hall Dancers and Center. Urban Jazz focuses on isolations, rhythm, and soul, fused with the lively energy of the Chicago streets. All levels are welcome! (One of four sessions.)

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Pre-Show Discussion: Emily Rapp Black in Conversation with Vanessa Severo

Wed, Oct 20, 6 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us online for this conversation between Emily Rapp Black, The New York Times bestselling author of Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, and Vanessa Severo, actor/playwright of Frida ... A Self Portrait. Both artists will discuss how the life, art, and disabilities of Frida Kahlo have impacted their work. This event will be streamed online at YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.

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Pre-Show Author Talk & Book Signing with Emilly Prado

Sun, Oct 24, 1 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for a special pre-show author talk and book signing with Chicana writer Emilly Prado, author of Funeral For Flaca. She will read a brief excerpt from the book that retraces her experience coming of age as a prep-turned-chola-turned-punk in this collection of essays.

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Pre-Show Music: DJ Mami Miami

Wed, Oct 27, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for a Frida pre-show DJ set by DJ Mami Miami, AKA Chicana writer Emilly Prado, who will be spinning a mix of music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo.

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