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May
31
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Justice Within Reach Gala

Carla Rossi is the main attraction at this year’s Justice Within Reach party for the MRG Foundation!

Carla Rossi is the main attraction at this year’s Justice Within Reach party for the MRG Foundation!

Do you have your outfit yet? Get ready for the social justice party of the year!

MRG Foundations’ signature event is coming up soon on Friday, May 31, 2019 at The Redd in southeast Portland. Join us as we eat, drink, and dance the night away to raise funds for MRG Foundation’s grant-making pool, meaning more dollars toward social justice organizing.  This is an event you won’t want to miss — during times like this historical moment in which we find ourselves, we need each other and community more than ever.  On this night, we put on our party clothes and celebrate all that is joyful about our communities, reminding us of how far we have come and giving us a clear vision of the world we are working to create.

“I am so excited for this year’s Justice Within Reach event,” says Se-ah-dom Edmo, MRG’s Executive Director. “There are many organizations that do annual dinners, but Justice Within Reach is so much more. It is about building our community and lifting up the stories of our collective actions. Together we are raising money for our grant pool and introducing new people to MRG Foundation. I hope to see you there!”

Tables & Tickets on Sale Now

Tables and tickets are available online now — gather your friends together at the same table to support social justice in Oregon, or buy tickets individually. Every ticket includes dinner, dessert, dancing, and more fun than you’ve had in a while. Even better, know that your table or ticket purchase, along with every dollar raised at Justice Within Reach, goes to support our grantees across Oregon!

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Jun
7
to Jul 2

PRIDE at Multnomah Arts Center

Anthony / Carla helped jury this group exhibition featuring two videos of their own work as well!

Anthony / Carla helped jury this group exhibition featuring two videos of their own work as well!

WHEN: Exhibit: June 7 – July 2, 2019

              Reception: Friday, June 7, 6-9pm

HOURS: Mon-Fri: 9am-9:30pm

               Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm

               Show closes July 2, 5pm

In conjunction with PRIDE Month, Multnomah Arts Center is exhibiting a juried multimedia show called “PRIDE” showcasing art created by artists in the LGBTQIA+ Community of Portland and the area. The exhibit begins June 7.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 7, 6-9pm. The show runs through July 2 and closes at 5pm on that day.

PRIDE

I am what time, circumstance, history, have made me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.”—James A. Baldwin

June is PRIDE Month! Multnomah Arts Center is celebrating our greater LGBTQIA+ community with a juried show featuring LGBTQIA+ artists and their perspectives on aspects of their lives – coming out, confronting bias, surmounting challenges, finding love, and celebrating queerness.

Participating jurors were:

Bobby Fouther – Multimedia Artist, Performer, Director, Producer, Designer, and Educator

Anthony Hudson – Multidisciplinary Artist, Writer, Performer, Filmmaker and Drag Clown (Carla Rossi)

Anna Vo – Writer, Speaker, Artist, Musician, and Educator in Inclusion and Racial Justice.

29 Selected Artists: Alissa Altman, Jason Berlin, Sierra Lonepine Briano, adem cardona, Joy Cartier, David Castle, Kendrick Corp, Matthew Cottrell, Larry Cwik, Tayja Danger, Christina Ellis, Bobby Fouther, Tiana Garoogian, Mark David Gerson, Richard Glenn, Victoria Hammond, Craton Highways, Anthony Hudson (Carla Rossi), Julia Laxer, Robert Morrissey, Galen Perry, R. Keaney Rathbun, Zarod Rominski, Deborah Chava Singer, Donna Sosnik, Anna Suarez, Joni Renee Whitworth, Anna Vo, and Martin Wolfe

The show includes drawings, paintings, mixed media and collage, digital media, zines, jewelry, kiln-formed glass, photography, sculpture, poetry, prose and video from these 29 artists representing a wide range of perspectives and reflections on life in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Images on Postcard: Top to Bottom & Left to Right:

Jason Berlin, David Castle, Richard Glenn, Joy Cartier, adem carona, Tayja Danger, Donna Sosnik, and R. Keaney Rathbun 

The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) provides excellent arts education in the visual and performing arts at an affordable cost to students of all ages. We offer programs in dance, theatre, music, drawing, painting, ceramics, textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, printmaking, photography, literary arts and more. Programs run year-round, and scholarships are available. For more information about MAC or the nonprofit support organization, Multnomah Arts Center Association, call 503.823.2787 or visit www.MultnomahArtsCenter.org.

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Jun
13
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: RESIDENT EVIL

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series Queer Horror kicks off Pride weekend with RESIDENT EVIL in 35mm! Sponsored by Double Mountain Brewery, Finger Bang nail salon, and Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, this Pride edition hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi opens with a Night of 1,000 Millas pre-show starring Mars, Kimber Shade, Rita Lynn, and Pepper Pepper all playing the super-powered action heroine!

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson from the smash-hit video game series, RESIDENT EVIL opens with Alice (Milla Jovovich) waking up in a mansion without memories – until she’s quickly swept away by a tactical response team into the Hive, the evil Umbrella Corporation’s underground biological weapons lab where a nefarious security system will stop at nothing to contain an unfolding outbreak of the zombifying T-Virus. Co-starring out queer actor Michelle Rodriguez and featuring a score co-composed by Marilyn Manson, RESIDENT EVIL is ground zero for the relentless and completely bonkers action franchise starring perpetual badass and queer icon Milla Jovovich!

Thursday, June 13 at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-446892/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/421321905350141/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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May
2
to May 31

Looking for Tiger Lily: The Play (World Premiere)

  • Portland Center Stage at the Armory: Ellyn Bye Studio (map)
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You’ve seen the internationally touring solo show - now join us for the world premiere of the multi-actor play and 2018 Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Award Recipient…

You’ve seen the internationally touring solo show - now join us for the world premiere of the multi-actor play and 2018 Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Award Recipient…

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY

by Anthony Hudson
MAY 2 - MAY 31, 2020 @ PORTLAND CENTER STAGE: THE ELLYN BYE STUDIO

Carla Rossi – Portland’s premier drag clown – has taken over Anthony’s life and Anthony would like it back now. Anthony’s identity is a confused tangle of Native American/white/queer, and Anthony grew up looking to the Indian princess Tiger Lily from Peter Pan for cultural guidance. Looking for Tiger Lily is a kaleidoscopic, funhouse trip following Anthony’s quest to find validation as a real Native artist – where the artist and the muse can coexist.

Table | Room | Stage World Premier

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May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop (AU)

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Hailing from Portland, Oregon, acclaimed American drag clown Carla Rossi (aka Anthony Hudson) brings you a conversational lecture-style workshop exploring the history and future of drag and gender.

Paying homage to a broad medley of drag’s legendary elders, artists and ancestors, Carla explores drag’s many varieties, flavours and houses, and how they correspond to the broad spectrum of genders and sexualites.

From the Two-Spirit gender shamans of pre-settler North America to the emergence in the late-1970s of activist group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Carla traces the cultural influence of figures such as David Bowie, Judith Butler and Disney villains to highlight the ways in which we all perform identities in our everyday lives.

Calling on icons such as Marsha P Johnson, Leigh Bowery, Elvira, Christeene and more, this is an inclusive, participatory session exploring the confluence of drag and gender and how we build performance and meaning.

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May
8
to May 10

Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo): Yirramboi Festival (Australia)

Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo) makes its Australian premiere at Yirramboi Festival in Melbourne!

Looking for Tiger Lily (Solo) makes its Australian premiere at Yirramboi Festival in Melbourne!

Performing as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, Anthony Hudson presents Looking For Tiger Lily, putting a queer spin on the ancestral traditions of storytelling through song, dance, drag and video. Carla asks what it means for a queer mixed First Nations person to experience their heritage through the lens of white normative culture. Growing up watching the 1960 production of Peter Pan – featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed ‘Indian Princess’ Tiger Lily – Carla performs a repertoire from a conflicted cowboys-versus-Indians songbook. From Disney’s Pocahontas to Cher’s ‘Half-Breed’, Looking For Tiger Lily explores universal themes of innocence and experience beyond simple autobiography.

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Everlast: Dance & Drag Pop-Up Performance (Seattle Art Museum)

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In celebration of Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, drag performer Anthony Hudson (Carla Rossi) and dance artist Gilbert Small will perform pop-up responses inspired by Gibson’s iconic sculptures of Everlast punching bags adorned with intricate patterns, bright fringe and beadwork, song lyrics, and quotes.

Gibson complicates the punching bag. Traditionally associated with masculinity, competition, and strength, Gibson's use of materials that reference Native American and queer club cultures questions notions of gender, identity, and sexuality. These in-gallery performances interpret the complex themes in Gibson’s artwork through dance and drag performance while celebrating the region’s talent.

performance times

7 pm Anthony Hudson
7:15 pm Gibert Small

The evening will include an informal Q&A where the artists will share their process and approach to responding to the artworks.

about the artists

Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer, and filmmaker best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Together they host QUEER HORROR—the only ongoing LGBTQ horror screening series in the country—at the historic Hollywood Theatre, where Anthony serves as its Community Programmer. In 2018 Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, a Native Launchpad artist by the Western Arts Alliance, and in 2019 Anthony was named an Individual Artist Fellow by the Oregon Arts Commission.

Gilbert Small was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and started his professional ballet training at the age of 10 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He has studied at various programs in North America and Europe. After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts, he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. While at Purchase, Gilbert was given the opportunity to study abroad at Codarts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He has performed with Toronto-based ProArteDanza as well as New York-based A.I.M, The Dash Ensemble and Sidra Bell Dance New York. Gilbert is in his 10th season with Ballet BC. The last two years he's been a guest artist with the company and also collaborating with them as a Rehearsal Director. Gilbert is also a collaborator with Seattle-based dance company, zoe | juniper

free with special exhibition admission

Image: ONE BECOMES THE OTHER, 2015, Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians/Cherokee, b. 1972, repurposed wool army blanket, repurposed punching bag, glass beads, plastic beads, steel studs, artificial sinew, quartz crystals, copper cones, nylon fringe, steel, and acrylic paint, 73 × 16½ × 16½ in., Private collection, courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York, image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California, photo: Peter Mauney.

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Apr
11
8:45 PM20:45

Queer Horror: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series Queer Horror returns with some fava beans and a nice Chianti for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS! Sponsored by Double Mountain Brewery, Finger Bang nail salon, and Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, this special presentation hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi opens with a super-sized preshow starring Pepper Pepper (as Dr. Pepper), Loretta Good Lordchild, and Portland’s Funniest Person finalist & stand-up superstar Corina Lucas!

Directed by Jonathan Demme and based on the book by Thomas Harris, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS opens with FBI trainee Clarice Starling (out queer actor Jodie Foster) being assigned to interview Dr. Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) with the hope of profiling and catching a serial killer called Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). But Clarice and Hannibal form an unlikely connection that will radically alter not only their lives but that of the Senator’s daughter (Brooke Smith) trapped in Bill’s well. Winner of the “Big Five” Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screenplay), THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is a modern-day Persephone myth that is as problematic and complex as it is staunchly feminist, queer, and absolutely terrifying.

Thursday, April 11 at 8:45 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-438009/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2222827697777361/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Artists Repertory Theatre Gala

Artists Rep’s 2019 Gala is hosted by Carla Rossi!

Artists Rep’s 2019 Gala is hosted by Carla Rossi!

Artists Rep’s Board of Directors and Gala Committee cordially invite you to a luxurious evening in support of intimate, provocative theatre and our mission to provide a home for local artists and audiences to take creative risks.

Join us in celebrating the work of strong women of theatre with special guest Lauren Gunderson. Her magnificently witty The Revolutionists follows a playwright, an assassin, a former queen, and a Caribbean spy as they attempt to save the soul of France while avoiding the edge of the guillotine’s blade. Gunderson’s cutting humor and sharp eye for storytelling is simply irresistible. We will highlight her work and the importance of live theatre in an evening that anticipates Artists Rep’s production directed by Lava Alapai.

Lauren Gunderson is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist, and the most-produced American playwright of 2016.

Funds raised at the event will support the community-building work of Artists Repertory Theatre & the thriving ArtsHub.

Buy tickets here!

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Apr
5
3:15 PM15:15

Feedback Day 1: Decolonizing Arts Funding/Curation

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Carla is hosting the 4:15 - 5 PM mixer for day one of The Fields’ National Network Conference!

Join us for day 1 of The Field's National Network Conference.
Friday afternoon 4/5 1-5 pm

Come meet The Field New York and learn more about the history of New Expressive Works' residency program. Stay for a long table discussion about arts, equity and feedback kicked off by some of the region's most thoughtful funders and curators. Wrap up the afternoon with a series of mental mousetraps under the guise of a traditional happy hour mixer hosted by Carla Rossi, newly-appointed Directrix of Feedback Studies at the Institute for Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research.

Full details below. RSVP for the conference here:
https://www.thefield.org/programs/nfncon-pdx-general-admission

Conference designed by Subashini Ganesan, Katherine Longstreth and Jen Mitas.
Public events are made possible with funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and SE Uplift.

1-1:45 pm: Welcome and introduction to The Field as an organization and Fieldwork, its signature method of non-directorial, artist-to-artist feedback.

1:45-2:45 pm: Portland Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan presents a lecture demonstration about the New Expressive Works artist residency, a program to promote artistic excellence and cultural diversity in movement genres, that she has developed and stewarded over the last 7 years. Featuring Linda Austin, Meshi Chavez and Lisa DeGrace.

2:45-3 pm: In a presentation called “No Blank Slates,” The Field/PDX founder Katherine Longstreth will reflect on the philosophical and practical value of Fieldwork.

3:15-4:15 pm: A long table discussion about strategies for building racial and social equity in the arts will kick off with a group of grantmakers, curators and other cultural movers and shakers. Developed by Lois Weaver, who was in turn inspired by Marleen Gorris’s film Antonia’s Line, the long table is a project that combines theatricality and public engagement by appropriating a dinner party format (where “conversation is the only course”).

The discussion will be kicked off by 8 special guests: Subashini Ganesan (New Expressive Works), Shawn René Graham (The Field NYC), Stephen Herrera (Miller Foundation), Ronni Lacroute (Independent), Reuben Roqueñi (Native Arts + Culture Foundation), Jerry Tischleder (Oregon Community Foundation), Katie Watkins (Risk/Reward Festival), Sara Yada (Collins Foundation).

4:15-5 pm: The long table discussion will transition into a mixer hosted by Carla Rossi, Portland-based performance artist Anthony Hudson’s alter ego drag clown and “ghost of white privilege”.

Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi - newly-appointed Directrix of Feedback Studies at the Institute for Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research - offers a series of cognitive tests and mental mousetraps under the guise of a traditional happy hour mixer in order to prompt connection, provoke conversation, and to help Carla meet her Amway™ quota for the month. Sponsored by SE Uplift.

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

3rd Annual Rock Camp Karaoke Contest

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Join us at the Lagunitas Community Room for the 3rd Annual Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls Karaoke Contest featuring our star judges Carla Rossi (Portland's Premeire Drag Clown!), The amazing Lulu Luscious, and badass bedazzler Alex Simon. KJing again this year is our awesome camper-dad KJ, Tony of Tony Clifton's Karaoke Dance Party (TCKDP)!

THREE GRAND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED! - Prize packages will include SWAG and gift certificates to awesome local businesses!

KJ Tony's song list is available at www.tckaraoke.com and on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tckdp/

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

The Bedazzler! Do you shine and sparkle so bright that we need to wear sunglasses to look at you?!

Most Dramatic! Did you bring the DRAMA?!

Crowd Pleaser! Our celebrity judges will pick three contestants and the crowd will pick their favorite!

***Costumes and personas HIGHLY encouraged! This contest is open to everyone! Contestants of all genders/non-genders are encouraged to participate!****

We have a limited number of contestant spots, so arrive early to sign up!

We want to keep Carla happy and full of beans, so this party will be catered by TACO BELL!

Schedule:
6:00pm-7:00pm: Contest sign-up & Open Karaoke
7:00-8ish: Drag by Carla & Karaoke Contest!
8ish-9:ish pm: Open karaoke $1 per song

Prices: *This event is open to people 21+
Karaoke Contest Entry Fee (includes cover): $15
Spectator cover $5-$10 *(No one turned away for lack of funds)
Open Karaoke $1 per song

Food and Drink:
$4 Lagunitas Drafts
$4 Wine
$1 La Croix
$2 Bean Burritos & Tacos from Taco Bell

VOLUNTEER! - We need volunteers to help run this event! Volunteers get free cover, drinks, and food. Please email Caley at caley@girlsrockcamp.org to sign up.

For more information about this event or the Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls visit us at girlsrockcamp.org

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Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Queer Horror: THE STEPFORD WIVES

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In celebration of the Hollywood Theatre’s Feminist March programming, the bimonthly series Queer Horror adds a special off-month screening to its calendar with 1975’s THE STEPFORD WIVES! Sponsored by Finger Bang nail salon and Double Mountain Brewery, this rare 35mm presentation is hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi with a preshow starring Portland’s own 1950s drag housewife, Madame DuMoore!

Adapted from Ira Levin’s classic thriller, THE STEPFORD WIVES follows photographer Joanna Eberhart (Katharine Ross) as she moves with her husband and children to a quiet suburban community in Connecticut. But something strange is happening in the town of Stepford, where the local women have replaced their careers and ambitions with cooking and cleaning – at least ever since the town’s defunct women’s group was visited by Betty Friedan – and Joanna and fellow newcomer Bobbie (Paula Prentiss) find themselves in a race against time to learn what lurks behind the walls of the Stepford Men’s Association. Derided upon its release for being both too “anti-men” and “a rip-off of the women’s movement,” this incisive and ahead-of-its-time satire is more relevant, hilarious, and terrifying than ever before. 

Friday, March 15 at 8 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-430883/

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/565256263988381/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Feb
26
8:30 PM20:30

Looking for Tiger Lily (18th Annual Talking Stick Festival, BC)

Photo by Gia Goodrich

Photo by Gia Goodrich

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY makes its international and Canadian premiere at the 18th Annual Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver, BC! Join us for an opening act hosted by drag queen Jaylene Tyme featuring the talents of burlesque dancer RainbowGlitz and more!

Starring Anthony Hudson – the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi – LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling. Asking what it means for a queer mixed Native person to experience their heritage through white normative culture as they recount growing up watching the 1960 production of “Peter Pan” featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed.” Not just autobiography, LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is a coming-of-age story that's more than cowboys versus Indians.

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Drag Queen Storytime with Carla Rossi: Hollywood

  • Multnomah County Library - Hollywood Branch (map)
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The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for storytime featuring our fabulous queen, Carla Rossi, reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a dance party.

For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult. Free tickets available 15 minutes in advance.

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Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour with Carla Rossi: A to Z from Babs to Bea (2nd Edition)

  • Portland Center Stage at the Armory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Please join us at Portland Center Stage at the Armory’s Ellyn Bye Studio for a special pre-show Happy Hour hosted by Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi. Come early and enjoy Carla's special PowerPoint presentation of "A to Z from Babs to Bea," to help you navigate all things camp and gay in Buyer & Cellar (and use code CARLA for $10 off tickets!).

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/264779470857666/

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Feb
22
4:45 PM16:45

POWER UP: ReMapping for Revolution

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Carla returns to POWER UP at the Portland Art Museum for the second year in a row to lead her WELCOME TO CLOWN TOWN drag workshop from 4:30 - 6 PM!

The Portland Art Museum is hosting the fifth annual event for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies! Meet new people. Explore the exhibition the map is not the territory. Join a drag workshop with Carla Rossi. Create Gender Euphoria self-portraits. Speak your truth at the open mic. See films made by Northwest teens. Make art, make friends, and have fun!

Admission is FREE! Refreshments provided.

Middle school, high school, and college-age are all welcome. GSA/QSA advisors and teachers are welcome, too.

Students: register HERE to take part in this year’s POWER UP!

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Looking for Tiger Lily (Pacific University, OR)

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The Pacific University Center for Gender Equity hosts Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi in "Looking for Tiger Lily," a multimedia drag experience, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Admission is free for students with a Pacific ID.

Starring Anthony Hudson – the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi – LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling. Asking what it means for a queer mixed Native person to experience their heritage through white normative culture as they recount growing up watching the 1960 production of “Peter Pan” featuring Sondra Lee’s blonde, blue-eyed “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed.” Not just autobiography, LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is a coming-of-age story that's more than cowboys versus Indians.

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY was originally funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and developed in partnership with the 2016 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance.

Photo by Chelsea Petrakis

Photo by Chelsea Petrakis

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Feb
14
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Seed of Chucky

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series Queer Horror comes back from the beyond – just like our favorite killer dolls – with SEED OF CHUCKY! Sponsored by Finger Bang nail salon, this romantic engagement continues Queer Horror’s annual Valentine’s Day + Jennifer Tilly tradition, all hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Written and directed by series creator and out queer filmmaker Don Mancini, 2005’s SEED OF CHUCKY drops Chucky (Brad Dourif) and Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) in Hollywood on the set of film-within-a-film “Chucky Goes Psycho,” starring Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly herself! But this time the killer couple finds themselves raising their non-binary child Glen – or Glenda? – (Billy Boyd) and plotting to take over Jennifer Tilly and Redman’s bodies in order to establish a nuclear family all their own. Also starring the High Pope of Trash John Waters, SEED OF CHUCKY plays like KRAMER VS. KRAMER with a family of murderous dolls, and firmly establishes the CHILD’S PLAY franchise as the absolute queerest, funniest, and most risk-taking and genre-bending slasher series of all time!

Thursday, February 14 at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-424262/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2072175899484091/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Hour with Carla Rossi: A to Z from Babs to Bea (1st Edition)

  • Portland Center Stage at the Armory (map)
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Please join us at Portland Center Stage at the Armory’s Ellyn Bye Studio for a special pre-show Happy Hour hosted by Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi. Come early and enjoy Carla's special PowerPoint presentation of "A to Z from Babs to Bea," to help you navigate all things camp and gay in Buyer & Cellar (and use code CARLA for $10 off tickets!).

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820494491619166/

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Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Funny Girls: A Barbra Streisand Drag Show

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In celebration of Buyer & Cellar at Portland Center Stage (use code CARLA for $10 off tickets!), Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson) and special guests perform classics from Bab's fabulous repertoire in Funny Girls: A Barbra Streisand Drag Show — featuring Portland drag all stars:

Pepper Pepper

Alexis Campbell Starr

Loretta Good Lordchild

Jillian Snow Harris

Rita Lynn

Vera Mysteria

Mars

and more — admission is FREE at the door, but be sure to bring your dollars for those Funny Girls!

RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/339153423546020/

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Dec
6
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Candyman

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR closes out a year of slasher films with the classic CANDYMAN! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang nail salon, this 35mm screening summons Candyman herself in a pre-show starring the House of Shade’s Flawless Shade and Kimber Shade, all hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Bernard Rose and based on a story by queer horror legend Clive Barker, 1992’s CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen as Helen Lyle, a white graduate student studying urban legends at the Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago. After hearing the tale of Candyman (Tony Todd) from resident Anne-Marie (Vanessa Williams), Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmons) soon find themselves face-to-face with a terrifying legend brought to life! One of the first mainstream films to confront the real-life horrors of racism and slavery in the horror genre (and to inspire such films as GET OUT by Jordan Peele, who is currently working on a remake) CANDYMAN hooks you with a lullaby-like score by Philip Glass and will keep you from ever looking into a mirror – or the mirror of American history – the same way again.

Thursday, December 6 at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-411224/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1965723033506957/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Oct
25
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Halloween H20

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR celebrates the season – and QUEER HORROR’s limited edition BRIDE OF CARLASTEIN porter release with Royale Brewing Co – with HALLOWEEN H20! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang, this 20th anniversary screening opens with a preshow tribute to the night HE came home twenty years later (twenty years ago) hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Steve Miner from a treatment by producer and out queer screenwriter Kevin Williamson (SCREAM), 1998’s HALLOWEEN H20 finds Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) living under an assumed identity as a private school headmistress in Northern California, two decades after she became the sole survivor of her brother’s bloody rampage in Haddonfield. When Michael returns to finish what began on Halloween night in 1978, Laurie must rediscover her inner survivor to save not just her own life but those of her only son (Josh Hartnett) and his girlfriend (Michelle Williams). Also starring LL Cool J and Joseph Gordon Levitt, HALLOWEEN H20 is the original sequel to ignore the rest of the franchise and pit Laurie Strode in a relentless fight to the death with Michael Myers – and in the process creating a feminist warrior more fierce than death itself.

Thursday, October 25 at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS HERE:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-400932/

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https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-400932/

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Oct
23
8:00 AM08:00

Grantmakers in the Arts Conference: The Sovereign Now - Native Artists on the Frontlines of Social Justice

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Panel time and more info coming soon!

Native Artists on the Frontline of Social Justice focuses on the intersection between the arts and social justice efforts in indigenous communities throughout the United States. The session will feature NACF National Artist Fellows: Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota), whose poem WHEREAS challenged an official “apology” to Native Americans by the US Federal Government; Allison Warden aka AKU-MATU (Iñupiaq), whose hip-hop performances embody different characters including an Ancestor from the Future and a polar bear who laments, "Oh, Where Did All the Ice Go?" Anthony Hudson aka Carla Rossi (Grand Ronde), whose Looking for Tiger Lily confronts white supremacy, complacency and the confusion of “mixed” identities; and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota), whose Mirror Shields were part of protest actions at Standing Rock Reservation. This panel will delve into tactics Native artists are taking up to push back on centuries of cultural oppression. We will revisit the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969-71), which established a precedent for Indian activism. John Trudell, Lakota activist on Alcatraz said, “We must be willing in our lifetime to deal with reality. It's not revolution we're after; it's liberation. We want to be free of a value system that's being imposed upon us. We do not want to participate in that value system. We don't want to change that value system. We want to remove it from our lives forever. Liberation. We want to be free”.

Panelists:

Layli Long Soldier (2015 NACF National Artist Fellow in Literature) – see:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/layli-long-soldier
Allison Akootchook Warden (2018 NACF National Artist Fellow in Music) – see:
www.allisonwarden.com
Cannupa Hanska Luger (2016 NACF National Artist Fellow in Visual Arts) – see:
www.cannupahanska.com/
Anthony Hudson (2018 NACF National Artist Fellow in Performing Arts)

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Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Drag Queen Spooky Storytime with Carla Rossi

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The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special spooky storytime just in time for Halloween featuring our fabulous queens reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a dance party.

For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult.

Free tickets available 15 minutes in advance

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Aug
23
9:30 PM21:30

QUEER HORROR: THE FINAL GIRLS

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Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 PM | $10

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR takes a trip to summer camp for THE FINAL GIRLS! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang, this summertime screening opens with a preshow tribute to the greatest final girls of all time hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and written by Joshua John Miller and his husband M.A. Fortin, 2015’s THE FINAL GIRLS takes recently-orphaned Max (Taissa Farmiga) to a memorial screening of the ‘80s camp slasher film CAMP BLOODBATH starring her late actress mother (Malin Akerman). After a freak accident in the theater, Max and her friends find themselves trapped inside the movie itself, leaving Max to team up with her mother’s cinematic doppelganger against an omnipotent ‘80s slasher. Also starring Alia Shawkat and Adam Devine, THE FINAL GIRLS is like CABIN IN THE WOODS meets THE LAST ACTION HERO, but as a harrowing, hilarious, and heart-wrenching homage to the horror genre and the women who lead it.

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-388841/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/495985614157475/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Portland Art Museum Artist Talk: Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

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From Me, Myself & It: The Artist Talk (photo by Matty Newton)

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Anthony Hudson (Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi. Anthony’s new play, Still Looking for Tiger Lily, is in process through Artists Repertory Theatre’s On the Workbench program. In 2018 Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow in Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available on site or online here.

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

Proscenium Live: Still Looking for Tiger Lily

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Portland Shakespeare Project's Proscenium Live Festival of New Work, in collaboration with Artists Repertory Theatre's On the Workbench program and Risk/Reward, presents a workshopped reading of Anthony's new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY.

In a follow-up to Looking for Tiger Lily, Anthony & Carla Rossi continue to question not only their place within their respective cultures, but also Anthony's place in the world as an artist. Dealing with Impostor Syndrome, doubt, anxiety, and shamanic kale smoothies, Still Looking for Tiger Lily weaves through time and narrative in a never-ending quest for authenticity.

TWO FREE PRESENTATIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, August 3 at 7:30 PM and Monday, August 6 at 7:30 PM.

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Jun
21
9:30 PM21:30

QUEER HORROR: SCREAM

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The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR takes its love for scary movies one step too far with SCREAM! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Company, this special Pride screening puts Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi in Drew Barrymore’s shoes – and ribbed sweater – in a pre-show tribute to the ‘90s slasher classic!

Directed by Wes Craven and written by out queer screenwriter Kevin Williamson, 1996’s SCREAM follows final girl Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) as a ghost-faced killer knocks off her friends one by one – and the only way to survive this real-life scary movie is to know the rules! Featuring Courtney Cox, Rose McGowan, David Arquette, and Drew Barrymore in one of the most iconic opening scenes of all time, SCREAM completely altered the course of millennial horror – inspiring its own franchise, TV series, and decades of imitators – and continued a century-long legacy of queer filmmakers shaping the cultural consciousness of an entire film genre with gleeful wit and buckets of blood.

Thursday, June 21st at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-373466/


ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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