Celebrate September First Thursday with a performance by Isabeau Waia'u Walker. Mixing a set of solo acoustic songs and some collaborations with live dancers and other musicians, she will share her brand of unapologetic and thought-provoking lyrics as we enter into the fall season.
Inspired by the portrayal of a working musician's lifestyle in tick, tick ... BOOM!, we're taking a deep dive into the various ways that musicians make a living in the modern era. Learn about licensing music, creating original scores, and more in this conversation with composer/producer Kevin J. Simon, producer/sync licensing professional/jazz trumpeter Farnell Newton, and Jonas Angelet (aka recording artist Luvjonez), PCS's community programs manager.
Classically-trained, multi-instrumentalist Machado Mijiga will lead a trio of musicians that blend jazz, hip hop, R&B, and sounds that reflect his intercultural heritage as part of this intimate but energetic performance.
Enjoy live flamenco dance and instrumentation during Espacio Flamenco’s special Tablao Flamenco PCS, where improvisational performances will showcase the dynamic interplay between the music and dance of this multicultural art form. The event will feature flamenco dancers Nela McGuire and Shiho Travis, with singer Christina Lorentz, guitarist Brenna McDonald, and percussionist Nick Hutcheson.
Enjoy the cool, summertime vibes at JAW with a performance by Portland-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jermaine, lead singer for The Kinky Brothers. Jermaine builds grooves with his loop pedal as the sound bed for his guitar-led songs about life and love, including covers and original tunes.
Celebrate May First Thursday with a performance by the classically-trained, multi-instrumentalist, Machado Mijiga, who will lead a trio of musicians that blend jazz, hip hop, R&B, and sounds that reflect his intercultural heritage as part of this intimate but energetic performance. Two gallery exhibits will be on display during the event, featuring work by Tom Lupton and Emily Jung Miller.
This pre-show music set by Portland-based soul singer and songwriter Tahirah Memory will feature a mix of original songs and covers in a fun combo of jazz and R&B styles.
Celebrate the 2022 March First Thursday with a performance by Moorea Masa! This singer/songwriter/guitarist is known for transporting listeners from lush green forests to dimly-lit juke joints with her songs. Enjoy this intimate concert and peruse the stunning exhibits on display from renowned artists Arvie Smith and Tom Lupton.
Learn about the life and lived experiences of first-generation American theater artists in this online panel discussion with members of The Great Leap cast and creative team. The conversation will feature Zi Alikhan (Director), Sami Ma (Connie), Mac Schonher (Understudy, Manford/Wen Chang), Nicole Wee (Costume Designer), and moderator Melory Mirashrafi.
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