Win Tickets ($30): Everything is Festival! Portland | Lil Bub, Kid N’ Play & Mix Master Mike, Andrew W.K, Comedy, Film, Art & More!

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Everything Is Festival comes to Portland!

Everything Is Festival, the world’s most completely indefinable festival of fun, is coming to Portland, May 28-June 1! Join us at the Hollywood Theatre and venues across the city for amazing events bridging the worlds of film, music, comedy, art, and pop culture.

Festival events include a live taping of the “Harmontown” podcast with Dan Harmon, a punk feminism panel featuring Kate Nash, a screening of HOUSE PARTY with Kid N Play in person, a meet-and-greet with everyone’s favorite feline phenom Lil Bub, a “Salute Your Shorts” cast reunion, and much, much more!

Lie back, close your eyes and enter a world of half-sleeping/half-dreaming—a world of uncanny valleys and video streams, a world of Harmontowns and states of anarchy, all surrounded by mountains of VHS.  That’s right, Everything Is Festival–if not the world’s greatest, then at least the world’s most completely indefinable festival of fun—is coming to Portland.  We’ve embarked on a mission to find the greatest gonzo found footage, the most accidental movie masterpieces, the weirdest alternative comedy experiments and awesome art/video installations that exist in any dimension.

Here’s this year’s amazing lineup:

The Everything Is Festival line-up is as follows:

Thursday, May 28 – Sunday, May 31, 24/7
Ground Kontrol and the Portland Retro Gaming Expo take over the lobby of the Ace Hotel to present a mini vintage video game expo as part of an ongoing installation through the run of EIF Portland. Featuring vintage consoles and game play, found footage, and more!

Thursday, May 28
LA-based film collective Everything Is Terrible! presents the “Legends” program, a culmination of their first seven years of work.
9:30pmSALUTE YOUR SHORTS REUNION SHOWwatch the trailer
Join us for an evening with the cast of the classic ’90s TV show “Salute Your Shorts!” Featuring cast members Venus DeMilo (Telly Radford), Erik Macarthur (Michael Stine), Kirk Bailey (Ug), Steve Slavkin (Dr. Kahn), Megan Berwick (Z.Z. Ziff), Michael Ray Bower (Donkey Lips), Heidi Lucas (Dina), Trevor Eyster (Sponge).
Join us for the Everything Is Festival Opening Night Party! Location: Nemo Design (1875 SE Belmont St.) Featuring Pound House Live with DJ Douggpound and Brent Weinbach! With opening sets by Andrew Michaan and Amy Miller!

Friday, May 29
That magical cutie cat Lil Bub is taking her wildly successful web series “Lil Bub’s Big Show!” to the big stage! See Bub interview special guests in Bub (with live subtitles, for you humans). Guests include hip hop musician/producer Aesop Rock, singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson, and pet photographer Carli Davidson.
9:30pm B-Movie Bingo Presents OMEGA COP
B-Movie Bingo offers the chance for filmgoers to play bingo to the most awesome movie clichés ever committed to celluloid, this time to the 1990 movie OMEGA COP, with star Ron Marchini in attendance!
Andrew Michaan presents another quality night of PowerPoint Karaoke! Location: Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water Ave.)

Saturday, May 30
Everyone’s favorite magic space cat Lil Bub will be doing a special meet and greet! Sold out!
She Shreds magazine presents a panel focusing on the trajectory of feminism in the music industry. Featuring Kate Nash, Bree McKenna of Tacocat, Bitch’s Sarah Mirk, and She Shred’s Fabi Reyna.
See Rob Schrab (“The Sarah Silverman Program”) and Dan Harmon (“Community,” “Harmontown”) present their personal collection of VHS oddities collected over decades.
7:00pmHOUSE PARTY WITH KID N’ PLAYwatch the trailer
In the classic ’90s film HOUSE PARTY, we get Kid N’ Play’s signature swag and hairstyles, one incredible eye-popping outfit after another, and one of the craziest party dance sequences in all of film history. With Kid N’ Play in person!
After our screening of HOUSE PARTY, join us for special performance by Kid N’ Play and one of the greatest DJs ever: Mix Master Mike! Location: Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave)
A mid-fest punk rock party with a couple of our favorite Portland bands, Mean Jeans and Patsy’s Rats! Location: Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water Ave.)

Sunday, May 31
Hip hop and graphic novels are two vastly different circles that intersect more than you may realize in the giant Venn diagram of the art world. Patrick A. Reed (Depth of Field magazine) will bring together graphic artists and musical innovators to discuss interconnectivity between these two creative cultures. Featuring Play (of Kid N Play), Portland comics writer David Walker, graffiti artist 179, Mix Master Mike, and other guests TBA.
“Just Between Us” is a popular weekly dating and love advice YouTube show from comedians and besties Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn.
5:00pmWHAM CITY!watch the trailer
Baltimore’s freak collective Wham City Comedy have performed amazing live shows across the country, created outrageous Adult Swim “infomercials,” and participated in every year of Everything Is Festival in Los Angeles.
Everything Is Festival presents a very special live recording of the sensational comedy podcast “Harmontown” with Dan Harmon and Jeff Bryan Davis.
Music video director, behind-the-scenes filmmaker, and documentarian Lance Bangs has collected endless amounts of footage, stories, and buddies along the way. Join us for a very special evening with Lance as he shares with us some of his very favorite things with some of his favorite people…you!

Monday, June 1
“Mind Warriors” is an interview show hosted by Greg Barris that delves into each guest Mind Warrior, with a Q&A session at the end with the audience.Tonight’s special guest is singer/songwriter, piano-smasher, and motivational speaker Andrew W.K., live in person!
Hold on to the last vestiges of the most amazing weekend you’ve EVER experienced (we know, we know) with a closing party at the best bar + arcade around, Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade! Location: Ground Kontrol (511 NW Couch St.)

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41 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Everything is Festival! Portland | Lil Bub, Kid N’ Play & Mix Master Mike, Andrew W.K, Comedy, Film, Art & More!

  1. Matt May 21, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    Lil Bubs and Andrew WK = Life Complete.

  2. Jill Reyes May 21, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    Major throwback Thursday!!!! So awesome :) I’d ❤️ To go!!!

  3. Josh May 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    I keep missing a chance to see Harmontown when it comes to Portland, but the rest of this festival looks aaaawwweeesome as well. My only hope is that Dan Harmon gets to hold Lil Bub.

  4. Sam May 21, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    I saw Mix Master Mike in high school and getting a chance to see him again at a pajama party is too good to pass up.

  5. Kristy Alberty May 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm #


    Despite the fact that I practically LIvE at the Hollywood, I’ve never attended this event. Well, it currently does not conflict with my dizzying personal calendar (cue: sound of crickets),
    so I’m all in!

    I promise not to harangue Kid n’Play too much. What? Seriously. KID N’ PLAY?!? I can deal.

    But the event sounds fantastic, and I would love to see me some Lil Bub, and make my cat jealous.
    And the neighbor’s dog. And the neighbors.

    Hope to hear from you. :)

  6. Janet May 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    Something I can do with my 20 something kid.

  7. Emily May 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    I really want these tickets! Pick me because I must MUST see Mix Master Mike and Kid n’ Play. I grew up watching these guys grow up and they are a part of the rich hip hop culture that I am deeply drawn to. I don’t think I can go without your help!

    Thank you x 10!

  8. Aurelia May 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    So much cool – would love to attend!!

  9. Yelena May 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    I want to meet Lil Bub so bad, please make my dreams come true!

  10. Mary May 21, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    This sounds AH-MAH-ZING! I want to see everything on the docket!

  11. aki Murphy May 21, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

    Harmontown AND Lance Bangs ♡

  12. zach May 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    You should pick me because I am Rad.

  13. Anna S May 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Sounds weird and fun.

  14. Danielle May 21, 2015 at 10:10 pm #

    Wow this sounds awesome!

  15. Drew May 21, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    Sounds like a good time! Would be cool to check out.

  16. Nick May 22, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    Holy childhood nostalgia Batman! Salute your shorts? And Kid n Play? I mean… Good god damn! For the love of Santa, please grace me with the opportunity to go? Please ‘o’ please? There’s cherries and stuff?

  17. Samantha May 22, 2015 at 10:55 am #

    I will shave my head into a flattop fade if I win. No jokes.

  18. Erika Mazza May 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

    Honestly this just sounds like a really dope party.
    Andrew W.K. is rowdy. Dan Harmon is wacky.
    I’d really dig this event!

  19. Renee Ferguson May 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Variety is the spice of life, and this festival will be super spicy. All the genres, all the time!

  20. Johnny May 22, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    I need to show off my new pajamas and girl.

  21. Kim May 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Salute your Shorts!

  22. Leeanne May 24, 2015 at 12:36 am #

    I am so obsessed with Lil’ Bub! And I was 9 years old when Salute Your Shorts aired, and I remember watching the show during summer vacation! Would love to be able to attend this festival with my husband!

  23. Lydia Lee May 25, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    I’d love to go to this festival. I mean: the 90s, Dan Harmon, Andrew WK, punk feminism, jeez. I happened to be at the Hollywood the other day and heard about it– I always miss stuff like this by 1 day, so it was a rare gift to have the news for once in my life! But then I got the other news, which was that it’s 80 bucks. Argh. I really wish I could go to this festival– it sounds like such a fun time!!!

  24. Heather May 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    “Salute Your Shorts” – yes, please!

  25. Alexandria May 25, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    I want some! Never been and would love to explore

  26. Jess May 26, 2015 at 11:35 am #

    Gah! I’d love to go!!

  27. Sophya Vidal May 26, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    Seeing Dan Harmon and Lil Bub on the same weekend would be a dream come true <3

  28. Dan Koss May 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    I’d love to win the free tickets so I can see the Salute Your Shorts reunion, and so she can meet lil bub. Both of our dreams would be fulfilled, and I might even be able to get my Nickelodeon Flash Screen Remote signed!

  29. tom May 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  30. Airreck May 27, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    I’m really hoping Kid n Play still know the dance. Fingers crossed.

  31. Colleen May 27, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    I want to go

  32. sean May 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    I’ve been doing the Kid n Play kick-step for 20 years and it’s time for me to see them in person. They were/are an inspiration to most the dance moves that got me the ladies….okay, lady, and what I still pull out at the weddings.

  33. Christopher Anglin May 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    I need need need to see Lil Bub.

  34. Nikki Rowe May 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    This will be a great way to celebrate my birthday with my friends!

  35. Beth May 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    This sounds right up my alley! music, kitties, AWK! Ugh, I love it all! PDX Pipeline DOES keep me in the know!

  36. Jessica May 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm #

    WHAT….need I say more “Kid N Play” !!!!

  37. Maria May 29, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    I want to go!

  38. Max May 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

    BUB! I want to go because hopefully air conditioning.

  39. Candace May 29, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    I love music!

  40. Angela May 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    This looks super cool!

  41. Duff May 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    House Party! I get them I’ll moves PDX pipeline can I get busssssy!!

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