The Siren Nation Festival celebrates its 11-year anniversary!
The 2017 Siren Nation Festival presents a stunning musical line-up, a night of the best lady comedians from the NW, a visual art show with 50 outstanding NW artists, an art and craft sale and free workshops!
Thursday, November. 2: Group art show: Reflections!
At the Antoinette Hatfield Hall / Portland’5 Centers for the Arts
1111 SW Broadway. Portland, OR 97205
6pm-8PM. All Ages. FREE.
Featuring 50 women artists from the Pacific NW: Andrea Benson, Amy Stoner, Beth Wooten, Cate Anevski, Caylynn Lasko, Consu Tolosa, Dawn Tappen, Dawning McGinnis, Deborah Chava Singer, Di Pinsonault, Elizabeth Chadwick, Erinn Hatter, Faie McGuire, Glo Lamden-McCollough, Heide Davis, Jaclyn Evalds, Jana Woodson, Janet Julian, Jen Bracy, Jen Brown, Jenn Feeney, Karen Filipas, Karen Wu, Kathe Bradley, Kendra Binney, Kimi Boylan, Kindra Crick, Kuma Kitsune, Lauren Reiner, Lea K Tawd, LeeAnn Gauthier, Linda Sawaya, Lisa Laser, Liz Thoresen, Loraine Yow, Lucinda Fasce, Mary Hill, Nancy Daboub, Pamela Moore, Peggy Pfenninger, Quin, Sweetman, Rachel Haywood, Robin Phillips Occhipinti, Ruth Shively, Sarah Morrigan, Suzanne Vaughan, Suzy Laruffa, Trisha Shozuya
Saturday, November. 4: Kris Deelane & The Hurt
The Spare Room
Show at 9pm. 21+.
Kris Deelane & The Hurt – Portland’s Old School/New School Soul extravaganza brings you Kris’ originals plus Stax/Motown/Atlantic soul hits and rarities from the 60’s and 70’s. This 9-piece band is led by powerhouse vocalist Kris Deelane. With her dancing backup singers, the Ladyparts, plus horn section ‐ it’s all here.
Sunday, November. 5: JESSICA BOUDREAUX (OF SUMMER CANNIBALS), CANDACE, STRANGE BABES DJS
Doors at 8PM. Show at 8:30PM. Tickets: ADV $8/DOS $10. 21+.
We’re thrilled to host the album release party for Jessica Boudreaux’s (of Summer Cannibals) solo record, No Fury. The album, produced by The Thermals’ Hutch Harris, is out
Thursday, November. 9: Bitch’n / Wild Powwers / Moon Tiger
Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 8:30pm. Tickets: $8. 21+.
What happens when you combine the female forces behind projects such as Duover, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Point Juncture WA, Ioa, Great Wilderness, and Sallie Ford? This is where Bitch’n brews. The fresh, all-woman punk-meets-pop five-piece came together in spring 2015, recording epic free jams that they later wrote lyrics over. Including Rebecca Rasmussen, Amanda Spring, Emily Overstreet, Nefertiti Porter, and Shana Lindbeck. Bitch’n is equal parts Fugazi and Tom Tom Club, with the playfulness of Dirty Projectors and Hot Chip, keeping it bumpin’ with catchy songs accented by dark bass, psych-pop guitars and keys, driving drum beats, and all five women’s voices singing and sometimes shouting in unison. Experimental in nature, Bitch’n expertly weave a tapestry through their songs, keeping the project from falling into a single box, while simultaneously following a cohesive thread. – PORTLAND MERCURY
This dynamic trio has been staying busy touring, while anticipating the release of their third album, “Skin”, recorded by the legendary Billy Anderson, (Jawbreaker, Melvins, Neurosis). Their three years as a band has brought them around the country twice, playing festivals such as SXSW and Savannah Stopover Fest, opening for amazing bands like The Fall Of Troy, Kylesa, Dilly Dally, Helms Alee and No Age and playing such venues as The Fonda Theater and The Fillmore. WILD POWWERS has developed a glam creep strut that we have come to love them for. Get into it.
We are Moon Tiger. 3 part harmonies, guitar, bass, drums & accordion. Deep, dark, light and full of soul. Rising from the ashes of Miss Murgatroid, Ether, Freaky Visions, a marching band in Ojai, CA and our own inhibitions. We are here to rock you.
Friday, November. 10: Jolie Holland & Sam Parton
At the Old Church
Show at 8PM. Tickets: $15. ALL AGES
Their new project, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk. With a new full-length album in the works Wildflower Blues, due out in autumn 2017 Holland and Parton have spent much of the last two years touring North America and Europe, continuing to develop their new original material and performing with a number of Hollands bandmates as backing musicians.
Saturday, November. 11: Hell Hath No Funny! Comedy Showcase
At The Alberta St. Pub
Doors at 7:30M / Show at 8:00pm. Tickets: $12. 21+.
Featuring: Hosted by Julia Ramos (All Jane Comedy Fest)
with up & comer, Corina Lucas!
Ali Reingold (Hell Yes Fest)
Featuring, Katie Nguyen (Bridgetown Comedy Festival)
Headlined by, JoAnn Schinderle (LaughsTV, Bumbershoot, SF Sketchfest)
Wednesday, November 11: Lenore., Cave Clove
Doors at 6:30pm / Show at 7:00pm. Tickets: $8 ADV / $10 DOS.
The coming together of Rebecca Marie Miller & Joy Pearson as Portland, Oregon folk outfit, Lenore., is serendipitous, to say the least.
After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following a divorce and Miller after a period of destitution in LA — the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds. After years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek’s The Mynabirds & Portland’s own High Water Jazz Band, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through a mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued & before they’d even scoped each other’s material, they had committed.
Sunday, November 12: Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale
At the McMenamins Kennedy School Gym.
10am – 4pm. FREE. ALL AGES!
40 art and craft vendors selling original and handmade products from around Oregon. http://www.mcmenamins.com/KennedySchool
Sunday, November 12: Siren Nation Workshops:
At the McMenamins Kennedy School Meeting Rooms.
11am – 5pm. FREE. ALL AGES!
Siren Nation is offering a day of FREE workshops and panels on wide-ranging topics at McMenamins Kennedy School, in the Mina Parsons and Martha Jordan classrooms. Workshops: Making Zines, Podcasting, Artist Pro Tips, and Making Comic Books. Panels: Funding Creative Work, Activism in Art, Podcasting, Comedy Business, and Wide World of Weed. For a full list of speakers, see our event page.
SUNDAY, November 12 & MONDAY 13: LIZZO
At The Wonder Ballroom
Doors at 7:30 / Show at 8:30pm. Tickets: $20.00 ADV / $22.00 DOS
In 2014’s hip-hop culture, built on stale rhymes about sex, money and drugs, Houston-bred, Minneapolis-based artist, Lizzo relies on inventive wordplay and an ability to seamlessly flow between rapping and singing to set her above the rest. Her debut solo releaseLIZZOBANGERS lives and dies by Lizzo’s unique delivery and cadence, fueled by the depth of her pop-culture, social and historic references, ranging from Lizzie Borden to Cogsworth to Anna Wintour.
Siren Nation is a unique arts organization that showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year. We also produce an annual festival showcasing the original work of women working in music, film, performance and visual art.
Siren Nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. We focus our attention on the work of women artists and help to create equal opportunities in creative professions.
For a full schedule of events please go to www.sirennation.org
Individual event tickets are sold via the venue websites.