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Wednesday
Aug 9
Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Japanese American Historical Plaza

We hope that you will join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and our community partners for Portland's annual memorial of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Japanese American Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

The year’s memorial event, "Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope," will honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, highlight the current state of national and international efforts to abolish nuclear bombs, and provide opportunities for those present to take action for a world liberated from the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Featuring:

  • Oregon PSR Associate Director Sean Tenney
  • Human rights activist and writer Polo Catalani
  • Portland Taiko
  • Japanese Ancestral Society of Portland
  • Multnomah Meeting of Friends
  • Oregon Hiroshima Club
  • Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group
  • Portland Japanese American Citizens League
  • SGI-USA Buddhists
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 72
  • Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.

Immediately following the event, we will proceed to the University of Oregon Portland campus building across the street for a nuclear weapons-themed art exhibition and butoh dance performance led by artist and performer Yukiyo Kawano.


Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace. We welcome concerned members of the community who share our mission and goals to join us. For more information, please contact us!

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Saturday
Aug 19
Mexico en el Corazon
Hillsboro Civic Center

No te pierdas, este Sabado 19 de Agosto, Civic Center de Hillsboro, directamente desde Guadalajara, Jalisco, El Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara, acompañados del Mariachi Juvenil Colotran, Este evento es GRATUITO, llama ahora para mas información: 503-209-6407


Do not miss out on this! Directly from Guadalajara, Jalisco, El Ballet Folclórico Guadalajara, accompanied by the Mariachi Juvenil Colotran. This event is FREE, call for more information: 503-209-6407


Fejal NW - Somos un grupo de Jaliscienses promoviendo las oportunidades que Oregon y Jalisco ofrecen a nuestros paisanos en ambos lados de la frontera.

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Saturday
Sep 9
Serbian Fest 2017 - Portland
through Saint Stephans Serbian Orthodox Church

Please join us for the 11th Annual Serbian Festival on September 9th & 10th. This is a celebration of food, wine, dance and culture of the Serbian Orthodox people.

Delicious Serbian Food: BBQ, Roast Pig and Lamb, Desserts; Live Music, National Dance, Beer and Wine, Kid's Activities...and much more.

ALL AGES / FREE EVENT!

  • Saturday, September 9 11am - 10pm
  • Sunday, September 10 11am - 6pm

Taste. Experience. Discover. The culture of Serbia.

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Tigard's 2nd Annual Latino Festival/2ndo Festival Latino Anual
12345 SW Main St, Tigard, OR 97223

Join us downtown for the party — fiesta style. The Downtown Tigard Street Fair will feature Tigard's 2nd Annual Latino Festival including Latin food, dance performances, face painting for kids of all ages, community booths, vendors, and so much more! Event organized by the Tigard Latino Volunteer Network.

Venga a celebrar en el centro de Tigard el segundo Festival Latino! La entrada es GRATIS! Además de bailarines folklóricos y bailes azteca, habrá bailes de salsa, y musica de Maricahi's, el evento incluye comida y bebidas a la venta, y cabinas de vendedores. Evento organizado por los voluntarios de la comunidad Latina en Tigard.

To Register for a booth | Para registrarse: Por favor de comunicarse con Betsy Rodriguez Ruef de la ciudad de Tigard @ 503-718-2457 betsyr@tigard-or.gov

http://www.tigard-or.gov/community/family_fest.php

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Saturday
Sep 16
2nd Annual Brazilian Day Festival in Portland!
Carioca Bowls

Join us for our 2nd Annual Brazilian Day Festival in Portland!

Celebrating the Brazilian Independence Day, we are bringing the community together, sharing music, food, art, dance and much more!

Family Festival, Kids invited, Fun required. Sunday, September 16th - from 11am till 5pm Free for all!!

Let's Celebrate!


  • Food Vendors
  • Live Music
  • Presentations
  • Art
  • Dance
  • and Sun!!

Free for all


Batucada Brazil PDX - Brazilian Events
Brazilian events, band and Dj in Portland and North West.

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Polish Festival 2017
through St Stanislaus Polish Church

The Polish festival is an event for families and singles, adults and children, for food connoisseurs, music lovers, concert goers, dance enthusiasts, … It is for everyone.

During the festival, we provide non-stop stage performances, including a few dance groups and music bands, polka contest on Saturday and Sunday, a street dance, delicious Polish food and imported Polish beer.

The event is held on 3900 N Failing Street between the two historic buildings of the Polish Library incorporated in 1911 and St. Stanislaus Church built in 1907, both located on N. Interstate Avenue in Portland Oregon.

Polish Festival 2017 - main stage

Saturday

  • 2:00-2:45 Polish School Dancers
  • 2:45-3:00 Polonez
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Agnieszka Laska Dancers
  • 3.15-3.30 Polonez
  • 3:30 – 4:00 Festival Dedication
  • 4:00 – 4:15 Agnieszka Laska Dancers
  • 4:15-4.30 Polonez
  • 4:30 – 5:00 set up for Polka
  • 5:00 – 7:15 The Oregon Polka Beats & Polka Dance Contest
  • 7:15 – 8:00 Set up for Yaazda
  • 8:00 – 10:00 Yaazda

Sunday

  • 2:05 - 2:15 Polonez
  • 2:15 -2.25 Set up for Draka
  • 2:25 - 3:00 Draka
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Set up for Polka Beats
  • 3:30 – 6:00 The Oregon Polka Beats & Polka Dance Contest

Portland Polish Festival
Every year in September for 20 years: Two festive days of the best Polish food, dance and music The best in the Northwest Polish Festival

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Friday
Sep 22
12th Annual Dancing in the Park Powwow
Pioneer Courthouse Square

Annually, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), a non-profit organization in partnership with other local Indian organizations hosts an “American Indian Day Celebration” at the Pioneer Courthouse Square, in downtown Portland, OR on Friday, September 22, 2017. Our Annual “American Indian Day Celebration” is a traditional showcase and celebration of American Indian cultures.

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Saturday
Sep 23
Portland Twins - Homowo Festival
Sunnyside School Park

The Second Annual Twins Festival is coming this September, 2017, in Portland, Oregon! Come celebrate with music, food, dancing, performance and activities.

This is a special occasion celebrated each year by the Ga people of Ghana, West Africa to honor twins and fertility. In this culture, twins have names assigned to them, "Akewle" and "Akuokor" for females, and "Oko" and "Ate" for males. This way, anyone who meets a twin will immediately know it, based on the name. Twins are considered messengers from God and are thereby cherished by their families and community. During the festival, a special mixture of yams, palm oil, and eggs is shared. This mixture, known as "Ottor," is believed to induce fertility with the hopes of having more twins.


Nii Ardey Allotey and Ekome
Musician/Band
Ekome is a group of dancers and drummers, led by Nii Ardey Allotey, performing traditional Ghanaian and dance based in Portland.

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Saturday
Oct 7
Moving through Darkness : This is a Black Spatial Imaginary
Paragon Arts Gallery, 815 N Killingsworth

movement | dance | performance
from Intisar Abioto, Akela Auer, and Oluyinka Akinjiola.

Fresh work you won't want to miss.
Light refreshments will be served.

More about this exhibition on our Favebook page "This is a Black Spatial Imaginary."


This is a Black Spatial Imaginary
Art
This Is A Black Spatial Imaginary considers the movement and fixity of Black communities, by activating past, present and future spaces for Black life.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Dia De Los Muertos: Calling Home The Dead, fundraiser for VOZ
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be made easy, they say, not slippery with tears. Film, music, dancing and foods invoking the spiritual/cultural meaning of Dia De Los Muertos as it is celebrated in Patzcuaro, Mexico.

Fundraiser for VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project And KBOO: before this beautiful film, music and dancing from El Colectivo Son Jarocho, Dia De Los Muertos pastries and Horchata. Suggested admission:$7-20, but no one turned away for lack of funds! #diadelosemuertos #kboo #saveDACA #workersrights #mexico #adelante #dayofthedead #portland #milenio #grassrootsefforts #VozHispana #PortlandResistance #MovimientoEnMarcha #SonJarocho #portland #afromexican

As the villagers of Lake Patzcuaro lovingly clean and prepare the graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, special foods- they prepare for a shared remembrance called Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead transports the viewer in a compelling celebration of the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Images saturated with color and life join a magical soundtrack of original and local music; and a window is opened to another world. KBOO VolunteersKBOO Community Radio Voz Workers' Rights Education Project Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland

Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland plays traditional Afro-Mexican music from southern Veracruz. Join us for an evening of sones & zapateado! We'll bring the tarima - you bring your dancing shoes!! Armando Puentes, KBOO's illustrious program host, will emcee the evening.

"Calling Home the Dead is easily the best film on Day of the Dead that I have ever seen. The filmmakers offer a subtle, visually stunning poetic invitation to experience the beauty and meaning of this spiritual celebration as it unfolds over several days. With minimal but thoughtfully crafted narration, this voyage in richly evocative images and sound emphasizes indigenous practices during el Dia de los Muertos, an invaluable perspective, seldom seen outside of Mexico."
--Alice A. Nelson, Ph.D. Professor, Latin American Cultural Studies and Spanish, The Evergreen State College.

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Friday
Oct 20
Rejoice: Diaspora Dance Theater presents Uprise
through Reed College

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE
Oct. 20-22nd Reed College
Tickets: Tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rejoice-diaspora-dance-theater-presents-uprise-tickets-37097396311

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater presents UPRISE an evening of choreographic premiers by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Michael Galen and Jamie Minkus, with musical guest Amenta Abioto October 20-22nd at Reed College. UPRISE features a body of choreographic works addressing power, oppression, and community. Inspired by Angela Davis’ desire to see liberation movements become intersectional, we are bringing expression to the many ways race, class, culture, and history influence power.

Funding and support from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission and Reed College.

“There is a reclaiming of power when we value aesthetics from the African Diaspora. Our bodies and our stories are inseparably political.”
Oluyinka Akinjiola, Artistic Director

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Saturday
Nov 18
Song, Music & Dance: Native Heritage Month
Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd

Northstar & Multnomah County Library Native Heritage Month Seroes*Presentation of story, song, music and The Dance~ See Native in We Remain~

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