Get ready for a night of laughter, energy and entertainment! Come out and hear stories on the theme: Fight or Flight!
Arrive early to sign up to tell your own story! We will choose two storytellers from the audience. Sign up to tell your own story and you could be one of two lucky audience members to get time in the limelight!
This edition is hosted by Belinda Carroll.
Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door. This event is 21 and over. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8!
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Belinda Carroll is a Portland, Oregon native, LGBTQ activist and coffee addict. A stand-up comedian, actress, and singer; she has appeared on fun stuff like Portlandia, MTV, XM Sirius radio and Grimm a couple of times. Her writing credits include, Huffington Post, Cracked.com, and PQ Monthly. She also has opened or featured for people like Shane Mauss, Erasure (Andy Bell), Jason Stuart, Julie Goldman, Deanne Smith, ANT, Dwight Slade, and Laurie Kilmartin.
Lesley Harper is a storyteller who has been a competitor in The Moth’s Portland GrandSlam and featured in Back Fence PDX’s Russian Roulette series, Tad’s Talks, Blumesday, “It’s not me, it’s you: Stories from the dark side of dating”, a benefit for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, and Unchaste Readers Series among others. She is the Director of Development for Full Resolve Consulting (www.fullresolve.com) where she writes and facilitates empathy and creativity-based workshops across the Pacific Northwest. She also teaches storytelling workshops and is Senior Producer of the storytelling show, YARN. She lives with her husband-type, daughter and 3 dumb cats in Portland, OR.
Darka Dusty is a writer and musician. Born in Detroit, MI, Darka spent many years in New York City and London, England while she worked for the Economist and Jive Records. Darka was once one half of NYC-based Ukrainian music duo, “Darka & Slavko” producing popular records and winning “Best International Band” at the first non-Soviet Ukrainian Pop Music Festival. Darka sings, plays piano and accordion as a soloist or with several Portland bands. When she’s not performing, Darka runs a photography company with her partner, Miri. She’s also a contributing writer for several local magazines and writes love horoscopes forDailyHoroscope.com.
Emily Overstreet is a musician, graphic designer, and ticketing manager for True West and the Aladdin Theater. She currently plays Wurlitzer and sings in the Portland band Bitch’n. She will do anything to get on a plane and go somewhere (anywhere) and loves talking to strangers. Emily has been known to release a belly-laugh so hearty that it will send the neighborhood cats beelining for shelter and solace.
Lyndsi Lambert is an amateur storyteller who doesn’t deserve to share a stage with the incomparable artists listed above. As an adolescent who hated growing up in Louisiana, she wrote songs and poems to help her cope, including one stand-out ballad describing how she’d murder her ex-high school boyfriend and his new girlfriend that she read aloud in English AP to an audience of terrified onlookers. While living in New Orleans, she performed a piece entitled “Ball Worship” as Luscious Lou at Esoterotica in response to the theme “Strange Love”. And while earning her MA in Women’s Spirituality in San Francisco, Lyndsi completed her thesis on the Major Themes Found in Contemporary Menstrual Art by painting herself in her own menstrual blood and howling naked under a full moon. In an effort to transition from a “shadow artist” to a real one, she’s currently working on a memoir that she hopes Reese Witherspoon won’t be able to put down.
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
Suzanne Callaway with Two Spirit Jazz
Proceeds from this event benefit the 2016 Siren Nation Festival.
Siren Nation is a 501(c) 3 arts non-profit organization.
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!
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!
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. http://www.mcmenamins.com/KennedySchool
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.
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.
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.