Win Tickets ($50): Portland Chinese New Year Celebration – Threshold: Black Water Snake @ Refuge PDX | Music, Fusion Bellydance, Auction

We are giving away a pair of tickets for the Threshold: Black Water Snake Chinese New Year Party on Saturday, February 9, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 8.

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From our sponsors at Refuge:
Threshold Black Water Snake Portland Chinese New Year @ Refuge PDXThreshold: Black Water Snake Chinese New Year Celebration
Party: Saturday, February 9 @ 9 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Fundraiser/Auction: Sunday, February 10 @ 6- 10 p.m.
21 and over | Purchase Tickets at

You are cordially invited to the annual Threshold: Chinese New Year event! The theme encourages discovery of balance in the feminine and masculine energies; within ourselves, our relationships, our communities and the world at large. The Black Water Snake is intuitive, a socially adventurous spirit that loves taking risks. Explore the balance and charm your way into the new year.

Asian-inspired dress highly encouraged…


The Eye Candy – TAKE A BITE!

Andreilian (Heyoka)
A journey through fractal soundscapes and alternate realms.

Dizzyingly beautiful compositions, heartbreaking in their melancholy and dance floor crushing all at once.

Crafting the art of spinning it all together in a smooth hot mess. She plays for the dancers!

The Black 22’s
Hitting the decks with a playful, funky, dirty party vibe that keeps the dance floor bouncing.

DJ Rescue (Zia of the Dandy Warhols)
Saving good parties from bad music!

Global Ruckus
Enthno mundial bass.

Bridgetown Revue – Fusion Bellydance
Sharing the strength, sensuality and silliness of life through dance and art.

JPeace Love Circus – Clowning, Juggling, Hooping, Awesoming:
Members of Kazum, Uplift, and More

NagaSita – Tribal Nouveau Bellydance
An opulent display of ritual theater.

Athena Aura Nova- Pole
The art of seduction, not just the raw animal lust kind.

An exploration into the multidimensional realms of cognitive and physical space.

Wren LaFeet Nomad Dance – Partner Fusion
Dedicated to community, consciousness, sustainability and well-being though movement.

Icon (Icon Sleepy Tut) – Hip Hop/Popping

SUNDAY, Feb. 10th – 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Auction Fundraiser for the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP). These two groups have been intimately involved in lobbying the state of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority to include expanded coverage for alternative medicine for low-income Oregonians within the Affordable Care Act and the state level Health Insurance Exchange.


Kris Deelane
Thoughtful, serence, and just plain beautiful …

Pagan Jug Band
Deftly mixing straight-ahead bluegrass, folk and country blues, and Louisiana Zydeco.

Kyrstyn Pixton
Vast hard-hitting electro-acoustic soundscapes.

Asian inspired food and sushi, and teas provided by local businesses.

Auction items presented by the following artists and organizations:

Voodoo Doughnut, Clinton Street Theater, NW Film Center, Illahee Speaker Series, Yin Yang Acupuncture, Evergreen Herbs, Egan Construction, Jasmine Pearl Tea Company, New Renaissance Bookstore, Oregon Wild, Trackers Earth, Trackers Northwest, Wildlife Photographer David Moskowitz, Columbia Riverkeeper, ProD Seminars, Standard Process, Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, Dan Daly Tracking Instructor, Robin Realty, Sacred Passages Midwifery and World Wildlife Fund.


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58 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Portland Chinese New Year Celebration – Threshold: Black Water Snake @ Refuge PDX | Music, Fusion Bellydance, Auction

  1. Amelia February 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Threshold is pretty much the best party of the year and I don’t want to miss it – I want to revel in the water snake’s intuitive energies to start my year off right. Help a sister out!

  2. Jason Sartain February 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I’ve never been to a Chinese New Year celebration, and would love to go to this.

  3. Steve February 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    This looks amazing… I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Chinese New Year! I really hope I get chosen to go :-)

  4. Hayley February 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    I want to go to the Chinese New Year Celebration because I am new to Portland and have never been to a big event before! It would be a fantastic night if I was able to go with a friend and enjoy my time in Portland! This is defiantly something that will make the weekend awesome and something to remember!

  5. eli February 4, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Sounds Delicious! I wanna go, Party Forever!!!!

  6. Kelsey Hyde February 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    I would be most blessed to ring in the Chinese New Year at threshold … !

  7. Ben February 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Never been to the Refuge chinese new years celebration, ANNND Andreilien (Heyoka) is the shiizzniit and I would love to get down late night to some amazing tunes and with some awesome people!! I wanna cruise into the chinese new years in style!

  8. Darcera Peterson February 4, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    The Black Water Snake calls to me . . . to socialize and meet NEW friends! To be proud of the journey it’s taken to get here and now, and also very thoughtful and considerate of the path traveled and those along it. This year is meant for steady progress and attention to detail; intention. I want to revel in the celebration of such a new year! Refreshed and ready for the good fortune that slithers our way! Thank you for this opportunity Refuge.

  9. Margaret Wendel February 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Year of the snake, what an amazing year this will be! Looking forward to celebrating beautiful life, community, venue, talent, and city.

  10. Nevyn February 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Because I’ve lived Portland a been a part of making reative things happen, and enjoying what others make happen, for over 20 years, and am moving to Hawaii in March. I’d love nothing more than to dance with such lovely energy one last time (and all my funds are currently devoted to moving, so hope I win!)

  11. Brandon February 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    I would like to go to fill my earholes with sonic goodness whilst shakin this booty with lovely peeps….and I dont have anything going on that night

  12. Amy February 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    This sounds like an amazing time!

  13. josh February 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    i iz snake. it’s my year!

  14. Torrie February 5, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    Sounds like a great time for a great cause!

  15. Ian Ether February 5, 2013 at 2:37 am #

    My last Chinese New Year was spent in a monastery in Thailand across a valley from a Chinese temple. I watched as they lit off fireworks for days, sending the prayers of visitors to the sky. I want to ring in this New Year an send out my prayers in a much different and fancier way with y’all at this event! I embrace this year of the Snake, a year of Death and Transformation, lets bring it in right!

  16. Veronica Ramirez February 5, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    I want to go. I have never been and I need to balance my chi. I think with 2013 not starting so well that this will bring on new hope for the new year and knowledge, not to mention strength with all I will learn.

  17. Arjuna Busek February 5, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    I would like to attend Refuge’s Chinese new year event because the universe has played its part in keeping me from heyoka one too many times. He is realistically on the top of my list of artists to see live, and if I am to have the privilege to, words would not be able to express my gratitude. Dancing to heyoka would be the only expression powerful enough to convey the degree of appreciation I would feel. Hare Krishna

  18. Jessica February 5, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
    ― Rumi
    I would love to attend this lovely event.

  19. Katie February 5, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Sounds like fun! I love Chinese New Year celebrations.

  20. Mathew February 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    This event looks completely awesome! I’d be thrilled to attend.

  21. Brittany February 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    i’ve never had the opportunity to celebrate chinese new year, i’m curious what threshold has to offer. and ohhh man, this is gonna be a late night booty shaking open hearted, honest, down to earth and to the moon partaaay! i love my dancing community! would love to be gifted the experience. grateful for the opportunity either way!

  22. Ed DiMond February 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Chinese & New Year @ the same time……..Sweet

  23. JoAnna February 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    I would like to win tickets to Threshold for MANY reasons but here is a short list.
    1. It is my birthday, and this is what I am doing to celebrate my birthday driving up from Eugene for this show, so how awesome would it be to win free tickets to it for my birthday!?
    2. I LOVE HEYOKA (Andreilian). He is my favorite electronic artist and I am so excited to see him! I drug my boyfriend around to catch every single one of his sets at Burning Man, which lemme tell you, was about 20 times, and I still am so excited to see him for my birthday.
    3. I would love to bring in this new year with groovy tunes and wonderful friends. I am already bringing a crew of people up from Eugene, and it would be super awesome to maybe bring one more to celebrate with me for free who cannot afford to make it on their own!!
    4. What an awesome event.
    5. Did I mention it’s my birthday?

  24. Nate February 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    This is one of my favorite events in Portland every year. This is an awesome line up and sounds like it will be a great time. I’m coming up from Eugene with a bunch of people, which is not exactly a cheap trip and a free ticket would be much appreciated and much easier on the pocket book. It’s also my girlfriends birthday and would love to gift her a ticket!

  25. kaya February 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    I wana go!

  26. Allisone February 5, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    First, I love music, and totally adore the music of Andreilien and would be honored to see him perform live. Being the start of a new year in the Chinese calendar, and a most auspicious time on the plant, what better thing to do than move sound, energy and love through ones body with others! The year of the black water snake is upon us! I’d love to celebrate at Threshold

  27. Yannwen Liang February 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    This is my first year in Oregon from Los Angeles and I’m coming to Portland to see if New Year will be better up there than down here in Southern Oregon. Hopefully it doesn’t disappoint! I’ll be coming with my partner and I’m really looking forward to finding something fun and special.

  28. SamanthaWhaa February 6, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Finally! The year of the snake is upon us once again! I am the year of the snake and also will be working at a Chinese cooking class right before this… I fear I wont be able to afford this event otherwise and I would so so so love to see Heyoka as well as DJ Shawna. Further, I am quite seriously considering stepping up to the DJ booth and need a little womanly-dj inspiration in my life. please please pleaseeeeee <3

  29. Surka Noelle February 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I am new to the Portland area and have been told this is the event of the year to attend. I am a full time performance artist, movement instructor and shoppe owner. It would be a great gift to take myself out for the sheer joy and inspiration of watching my new friends in Bridgetown Revue, JPeace Love Circus, Shpongled Hoops and the many other amazing performers and art happening that evening. I can offer an open heart and dancing feet all night long. Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. Masha February 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    I heard, The Refuge got all dressed up for Chinese New Year Celebration ;) Can’t wait to see another beautiful mural by Joshua Mays, enjoy magical atmosphere of the gathering and greet our lovely community! <3

  31. Shannon Llewellyn February 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    I have never been to ‘Threshold: Black Water Snake Chinese New Year Celebration.’
    This past year has totally sucked. I got laid off from my excellent job and am still unemployed. My boyfriend and I split up and my heart is still recovering.
    That being said, I was born in the Year of the Snake and I truly would love to celebrate a new year and a new (and hopefully, prosperous) beginning with some free tickets. I really believe this is going to be “THE” year for me and to win tickets to this amazing event would just be the BEST beginning!

  32. Sydney February 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Hello! I am an artist and musician who loves to celebrate, and I’m excited to dress in beautiful flowing fabrics and show off my twin cobras tattoo to ring in the new year. what better place to do these things than Threshold? I have been trying and trying to bring myself to this event and the stars have not aligned for me yet, perhaps this is my chance? My birthday was last week and this would be an awesome gift :) peace and love to all!

  33. sunchicka February 6, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Sounds peaceful

  34. PressTen February 7, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    I would LOVE to attend this show! I have heard so many great thing about it and would love to EXPERIENCE it first hand!!!

  35. Queen BEE February 7, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    My Bf really wants to go to this and I wanted to surprise him with and early Valentines gift “going to this”. It would be great if I could WIN them here and celebrate our 4 years together at this awesome event……

  36. Leah Violet February 7, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I really need to dance!!! Please please, pick me.

  37. Kimberly February 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    I would love to join my friends at this event!! I heard it’s amazing!

  38. Nancy February 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Asianinspired dress, even. On top of all else? I wold LOVE to go!!
    Thanks so much for opportunity.

  39. Alex February 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    because i like to party

  40. Frank Byers February 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    This sounds like it might be beneficial to me and my girlfriend, and enjoyable!

  41. Tatiana February 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    I am a snake…

  42. Jen February 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Last year’s Chinese New Year at Refuge was the best party I’ve attended in Portland. I’d love to take my friend from Iowa this year. I mean…Iowa; he’s easily impressed. We’d love to attend. :)

  43. Wednesdey February 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I really need to get my dance on! Not having to pay for my ticket would be super awesome. Money sure is tight. I know it’s a great party but, $25 is a lot of money for someone like me. :)

  44. Kelsey February 7, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    I am hoping SO HARD, that this comes true…

  45. Kate February 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Super duper mega happy birthday to mee?!? :D I’ve been such a good girl! Make this birthday girl happy and you shall be blessed with much love! From my heart right into your sounds nice c; I know.

  46. Kathryn February 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    This sounds intriguing and I’d love to learn more.

  47. panda February 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    i just got an ouroboros tattoo, a snake, of course. bring on the new year!

  48. elsa February 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I made it to the last two Threshold parties and they were my favorite events at the Refuge. This year I’m low on funds because the year of the Dragon was rough. I really wanna come dance the Year of the Snake in. It’d be amazing to win these tickets and start the new year right.


  49. Jody C February 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I would love to go, never been to an event quite like this but love to try new things and willing to do anything to find the balances in our lives and in our relationship….this could be the perfect thing. Help us find the balance and we will dress in a asian theme……thank

  50. Jacob February 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    This parteez gonna b sic! Can’t wait for dj shawna to rippit up! Glad I found that geisha dress!

  51. Perkins February 8, 2013 at 6:36 am #

    I am new to Portland and have heard a lot about its culture!! I would love to go see one of my favorite DJ’s Heyoka and also seem some of that culture.. I hope I am not to late!!!!

  52. Melanie February 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    This event sounds awesome! I love Chinese New Year!

  53. Kelly February 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Threshold is the beginning and the end. The past, whether beautiful or ugly, is left behind and we embark, eyes open. This year, we look into the eyes of the snake and begin the dance.

    The crew involved in Threshold is amazingly dedicated, talented and focused on bringing Portland the best they have to offer. They bring it all to the table and the most we can do is show up and celebrate being alive together.

  54. Ariana akin February 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I need to drop it like its hot.

  55. Liang February 8, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    I just moved up here from California and am far away from my very cultured Chinese family and would like to enjoy the festivals even if its without my family.

  56. Mark Peden February 9, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    I have been studying mandarin and Chinese culture for two years and excited to make this year a breakout year in creative, memorable celebration! Gong xi fa cai! (Happy New Year!) Thank you! – Mark

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