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Albatross @ Clinton Street Theater | Free, A Documentary Look at Sadness, Grief, Beauty & Love

January 12 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St.
Portland, OR United States
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We are living in a plastic age and the solutions may seem glaringly obvious, so why aren’t all 7.6 billion of us already doing things differently? Shocking statistics don’t guarantee effective change. So what’s the alternative? American photographer and filmmaker Chris Jordan believes the focus should be on forcing people to have a stronger emotional engagement with the problems plastic causes. His famous photographs of dead albatross chicks and the colourful plastic they have ingested serve as a blunt reminder that the planet is in a state of emergency.

While making his feature-length film Albatross, Jordan considered Picasso’s approach: “The role of the artist is to respect you, help you connect more deeply, and then leave it up to you to decide how to behave.”

Most nature documentaries devote their final few minutes to hopeful solutions, but Jordan avoids this. He simply shines a light on the crisis facing the huge colonies of Laysan albatrosses on the remote Pacific island of Midway. “There’s something so archetypal about these legendary birds and seeing bright colours of ocean plastic against dead sterility is a powerful symbol for our human culture right now. We’re in a state of emotional bankruptcy,” says Jordan.

“This material lasts forever, yet we throw it away after a single use. But it’s not as simple as inspiring individuals to make small changes. We have to acknowledge that individuals cannot make a difference,” Jordan says. “When 100 million people decide to do something differently, THAT is when real change happens.”

Anna Turns, The Guardian

Read the review in its entirety.

ALBATROSS is an adult film with strong emotional content, so we recommend it for viewers age 12 and above.

ALBATROSS is shaped like a meditation or a poem, requiring a particular kind of deep audience engagement.

A primary intention of ALBATROSS is to delve into feelings of a kind that we might usually tend to avoid. This film looks deeply into sadness, grief, beauty, and love, in ways that can feel uncomfortable. But as director Chris Jordan likes to say, that is the whole intention: when we allow ourselves to feel our sadness for what is being lost in our world, then we connect with the part of ourselves that loves our world. In this way, coming to know the true nature of grief can be a liberating experience. When grief is no longer seen as a “bad” feeling, then it can be embraced as a portal to deeper connection with life.

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Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Give the Gift of Adventure! + Discount / Promo Code

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays @ EastBurn | Every Tuesday, 16 Rotating Taps, $2.50 a Pint

January 22
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EastBurn Public House
1800 E Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
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Phone:
(503) 236-2876
Website:
http://theeastburn.com/

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Every Tuesday is our famous Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays! Come out and try a few pints of great craft beer from many of our 16 constantly rotating taps for half price! All day every Tuesday. (more…)

Get Spooked at Portland’s Only Haunted Escape Room @ Escapism | Malice Manor, NE Portland, Coupon / Promo Code

January 22
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost: $25-$30

Venue

Malice Manor
10340 NE Weidler
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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Escapism Portland
Bookings last one hour | All Ages
Save 20% with code HAUNTED20 at escapismportland.com

Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our seventh escape room experience: Malice Manor, Portland’s only haunted escape room!

Secrets can be hidden, but never destroyed. This was the harsh lesson learned by the members of the Randle family, whose cursed bloodline came to a tragic and mysterious end nearly a hundred years ago. Since then, tales of ghostly voices, doors that open themselves, and visions of a little girl have haunted the home. The locals call it Malice Manor and avoid it at all costs, though certain brave souls have ventured inside and lived to regret it. Now it’s up to you to unravel the mysteries of the Randle family, and of the child whose soul remains trapped there. (more…)

The Tantra Studio Hosts Private Couple’s Massage Class | Portland 2019 Valentine’s Day Date Idea, Gift Your Sweetheart With a Massage

January 22
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: $350 per couple
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The Tantra Studio
10175 SW Barbur Blvd suite #308 B
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Phone:
503-884-7032

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Couple’s Massage Class
3-hour class
More info: thetantrastudio.com

Learn how to give a tantra massage to your beloved at the Tantra Studio, we love to share from our knowledge and experience, we have seen how Tantra has touched the lives of many couples. A private tantra massage class for two consists of instruction and practice you both will have the opportunity to be a giver and receiver.

For those of you who would like to explore the tantric mysteries even further, the power of touch session is recommended. The purpose of our massage class for couples is to reawaken, empower and inspire the spark, love, passion, and growth in your relationship. everything needed for the class is provided massage table, warm towels, oils etc. All our teachings take place in a profound respect for your privacy and intimacy as a couple. we will take time to talk  prior to getting started if you have any questions you would like to address prior to your appointment please schedule a consultation appointment.

$1 Tuesdays @ North Bar | Draft Rainier, Food, Pool, Slushies & More!

January 22
3:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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North Bar
5008 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97206 United States
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Stop by North Bar all day for $1 Rainier!

About North Bar
North Bar is located in the growing South Tabor neighborhood and strives to provide a comfortable, friendly place to hang out. Beer, liquor, wine, food, pool, darts, slushies, outdoor seating.

Tinder Tuesdays @ Quarterworld Portland |$1 Admission, Happy Hour Pricing, Games, Fun Portland Date Night

January 22
3:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Cost: $1
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QuarterWorld Arcade
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Phone:
(503) 548-2923

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Tinder Tuesdays
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No matter what dating app you choose, QuarterWorld is the place to bring your date. With food, drinks, and games it’s all you could ask for in one package.

When you visit with your date, show us you’ve matched on your app of choice and you’ll enjoy $1 Admission plus happy hour pricing! Let QuarterWorld help your sparks ignite and we hope it’ll be a night for you to remember!