Back Fence PDX This Wednesday + Win Tickets!

Back Fence is coming up this Wednesday and it’s a good one. Former Pipeline editor Meagan Kate is performing. If you saw her at Mortified, you know she is fantastic.

Sarah Mirk from the Mercury is also performing. She does great work over there and it should be quite interesting: Sarah Mirk covers Guantanamo guard & prisoners on a speaking tour in the UK

Win Tickets: We have two pairs of tickets to give away. To win, comment on this post on why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Tuesday @ 4PM. Everyone else, buy tickets here. (We also give out free tickets to our Portland Facebook Group every week including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join it if you like free stuff.)

From Back Fence:

On March 24th at The Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan), Back Fence PDX returns with seven storytellers telling 8-10 minute true stories based on the theme LUCKY BASTARDS. Doors/ drinks 6pm, show 7:30.

Tickets are on sale now for $10, they go up to $12 on March 15th, then $14 at the door. Info: Ticket sales link:

Storytellers include: The Mercury’s Sarah Mirk; Casino Dealer, Heather Park; Portland actor, Dave Williams; MTV producer and director, Arthur Bradford; Love in the Dumps Chute host, MeaganKate Williams; and Game Show Contestant, Matt Pellagrin. Final storyteller to be announced.

Matt Pellagrin would make for a great story. After growing up on Wheel of Fortune and applying for all the special weeks, including Soap Opera week, Matt finally had a crack at Wheel of Fortune gold. His story involves a fake engagement, a fresh pair of pants, and a far away galaxy. Matt is the manager of the Daily Cafe.

Free cupcakes from Saint Cupcake.

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12 Responses to Back Fence PDX This Wednesday + Win Tickets!

  1. co March 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    So I can watch my friend Heather Ray Kill it her first time performing at Backfence!

  2. James March 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Because I like Back Fence PDX, that’s why.

  3. Shelby March 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    I would love free tickets because I love live storytelling and I love free nights out!
    Please pick me! Thanks!

  4. Cassandra March 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I love storytelling! I love PDX! And, I’m crazy broke!

    Thanks! Cheers, *C*

  5. Peter Stewart March 22, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    Hi! Seeing these wonderful people tell us their tales would be a unique and important return to Portland! I hope to hold a treasure box of stories to tell my children and grandchildren! I always thought that one of our vital jobs as elders is to develop out story telling. Please consider getting myself and a friend to this so
    weay sharpen our abilities! Pete and RePete!

  6. Peter Stewart March 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Because storytelling is our responsibility to our children and grandchildren after them! I return this Wed and would be so welcome back with these amazing people and their tales! I would bring another that also loves hearing the adventures of others…

  7. Caeli Virag March 23, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Because Meagan Kate is my idol.

  8. Kelly Gallagher March 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    I would love to attend the story telling because I need to find more stories to tell my girl friend who is bored with my old stories. Yeah Yeah Yeah she says…same ol’ story I’ve heard a million times before. So this is my chance to learn a few new stories to win her attention back. Then I can go on to become a better networking person looking for employment with my new stories instead of being a netsucking person with old stories nobody wants to hear again. Eventually, I could find a job, work my way to the top, start my own company and hire lots of good people, save the world from the economic crisis and have my own story to tell next year, or maybe in a couple of years if I don’t find a job this year. And THAT is why I would like to get free tickets to see the Back Fence PDX telling stories event:)

  9. Bob March 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    As children, listening to stories forms the varied pathways of our emotion. That is why, later, we work so hard to turn everything into narrative. Somehow I got off track with stories about age 8. I became fascinated by nonfiction and the news. Now it is time to return to storytelling, after neglecting it, I’m interested in writing fiction. I’d love to see Back Fence for the first time, it always sells out! Perhaps that is because hearing stories carries more power than the page.

  10. hammersarah March 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    i’d love to go! please! let me go! i need some funny and cheap inspiration after going through a death in the family. and also because i’ll make signs and help promote the next event!

  11. mike March 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    just saw this

  12. Sara Bedinghaus March 23, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    Ooooh! ooooh! Me me me me! I’m pretty sure my boyfriend would like to have a break from listening to me talk….nonstop. We’ll come listen to somebody else for a change!

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