Paint Your Art Out 2016

Paint Your Art Out is Siren Nation’s huge annual visual art show and fundraising effort highlighting NW female artists. Live art demos, silent art auction, LIVE music by Janet Julian, snacks, and drinks! Family friendly. FREE. Part of Kenton Neighborhood’s lively Third Thursday Night Out!
FEATURING 2 awesome ways to buy art!
WHERE: Salvage Works (2024 N Argyle St Portland)
WHEN: Opening night Thursday May 19th 6-9pm AND a month-long show on view through June 14th
WHAT: Opening night is a fun-packed celebration featuring CASH/CREDIT and CARRY art on grid walls. Once it’s gone, it’s GONE! One night only: May 19th 6-9pm!
There will also be a month-long art show at the Salvage Works showroom. All art will be available for purchase and on view through June 14th.
*Featured Demo Artists:
Amy McLain
Consu Tolosa
Jenn Feeney
Peggy Pfenninger Reed
Alyssa Kubitz
*Entire 2016 Lineup:
Alea Bone
Alyssa Kubitz
Amy McLain
Annamieka Hopps Davidson
Beth Lorio
Cate Anevski
Consu Tolosa
Di Pinsonault
Elizabeth See
Karen Wu
Laura Hippensteel
Liz McDonald
Heide Davis
Jaclyn Evalds
Janet Julian
Juliet Buri
Peggy Pfenninger Reed
Jamila Clarke
Jen Bracy
Jenn Feeney
Jennifer Cerasin
Joan McGinnis
Julz Nally
Leslie Peterson Sapp
Lisa Laser
Lucinda Drake
Megan Valle
Nicole Curcio
Nicole Gartland
Nikki Blackwood
Robin Phillips Occhipinti
Rosemary Cohen
Ruth Oliver
Sierra Briano
Sofía Acosta
Stephanie Brockway
Suzy Laruffa
Veronica Guzman
Zeratha Young

Lady Sings The Blues! 10th Annual Tribute To Billie Holiday

Siren Nation presents: Lady Sings The Blues
The 10th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night
Saturday, April 16 at the Alberta Rose Theatre.
Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7PM. Show at 8PM.

Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian

This event brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time. Lady Day was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.

Emcee: Jean McGowan

Featured performers include:
Mamma Coal with Hank Rasco
Emily Overstreet
Mia Nicholson
Kris Deelane
Del Phoena
Ezza Rose
Josie Seid
Suzanne Callaway with Two Spirit Jazz
and more!

Proceeds from this event benefit the 2016 Siren Nation Festival.

Siren Nation is a 501(c) 3 arts non-profit organization.

Sn Festival Review- Edge Media Network

Winnie McCroy, editor at Edge Media Network, wrote a fantastic article about her time at this years Siren Nation Festival! Check it out by clicking HERE!


Siren Nation Community Workshops

Sunday, November 15: Siren Nation Workshops:

At the McMenamins Kennedy School Gym.

11 – 5pm. FREE. ALL AGES!

Siren Nation will be offering a day of free workshops on a wide range of topics at the McMenamins Kennedy School classrooms. Workshop topics include bike maintenance, disaster preparedness, food swapping, funding creativity, writing your own poetry, aromatherapy and more! There is something for everyone so bring your friends!

Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale

Sunday, November 15: Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale

At the McMenamins Kennedy School Gym.

10-4pm. FREE. ALL AGES!

40 art and craft vendors selling original and handmade products from around Oregon.

DJ Anjali w/ the incredible Kid: Tropitaal; A Desi-Latino Soundclash Dance Party

Saturday, November 14: DJ Anjali w/ the incredible Kid.

At the Goodfoot Pub and Lounge

9:00pm. $5. 21+.

A Desi-Latino Soundclash: Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal – a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Caribbean, Indian and Latin vibes.


November, 13th: TOPS, PURO INSTINCT, IS/IS

At the Doug Fir Lounge

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm. $12.00. 21+ only.

TOPS form precious balances. They create emotionally powerful sonic experiences with a contemporary understanding of the classic song structures that have guided pop music since the beginning. A close listen will reveal their assurance as musicians, but their experience derives from playing in warehouse lofts rather than going to school. There is a place for each note in their songs. Complexity disappears behind a veil of familiarity.

The Famous Haydell Sisters

Thursday, November 12: The Famous Haydell Sisters

At Rialto Corner Bar. 401 SW Alder St.

8-10pm. 21+. FREE. 8pm-10pm

The Famous Haydell Sisters Comeback Tour is a musical comedy routine featuring sisters Maybelle (Sadie Bowman) and Mattie (Donna Kay Yarborough) as a pair of 1990s child stars who are making a comeback 20 years after their last concert.

MUSIC: Micachu & The Shape

Thursday,  November 12: Micachu & The Shapes

At Holocene

Doors at 7:30, music at 8PM. $12.00 advance $14.00 day of show.

Micachu and the Shapes’ Mica Levi earned acclaimed for the score for the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin. This year, she’s back with the band for the follow-up to 2012’s Never. Good Sad Happy Bad is out September 11 via Rough Trade.

The Broadcast: Real! Live! Storytelling!

Wednesday, November 11: The Broadcast: Real! Live! Storytelling!

At the Secret Society

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. $10.00 advance / $12 door

Get ready for a night of laughter,  energy and entertainment at Siren Nation’s storytelling night! Come out and hear stories on the theme: Feels Like the 1st Time. Sign up to tell your own story about your first time and you could be one of two lucky audience members to get time in the limelight!

Hosted By: Amy Miller

Storytellers: Jamondria Harris, Anna Magruder, Jetty Swart, Rebekah Wagner

Music. Art. Film. Craft. Community. Portland.