October First Thursday featuring Chibia
Join us for October First Thursday, featuring live music by the band Chibia, vendor tables by artist Cositas PDX, Trans Wardrobe Project, art exhibits, and complimentary select beer provided by Deschutes Brewery.
Fronted by singer/songwriter and violinist Chibia Ulinwa, Chibia thoughtfully pairs deep, meditative vibes, introspective musings, inventive melodies, and lush productions to realize her uniquely soulful sound and bring life to her carefully crafted compositions. Joining her on stage is Alex Koehler on keys and bass/synth bass, Clay Parkman on guitar, and Chris Parkman on drums.
Graduating from Portland State with a Master's in Music Education, Chibia Ulinwa tirelessly balances her budding music career and artistic vision with her role as an orchestra director in public schools across the river in Vancouver, Washington, inspiring younger generations of musicians.
Our mission at the Trans Wardrobe Project is to reduce suffering and increase joy in the lives of Trans Americans by providing complimentary wardrobes, style guidance, and support. Everyone deserves to feel like themselves, and money should never be a barrier between a Trans person and the gender-affirming care they deserve–and that includes clothing.
By collecting pristine second-hand clothing from our community, and allies, and partnering with gender-affirming, gender-neutral, and other clothing brands, we curate custom wardrobes for our recipients. Our Wardrobe Curation Specialists work hand in hand to create the wardrobe of our recipients’ dreams, while also providing proper sizing and style guidance.
We proudly support all Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Nonconforming folks in the US regardless of race, age, location, or economic status, however, we try to prioritize TransPOC, and those in locations that lack basic LGBTQIA+ resources, and community.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).