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Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart @ Northwest Film Center | Free, 2018 Portland Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 15 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Venue

Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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“Lorraine Hansberry was a Black writer, communist, feminist, lesbian, and outspoken trailblazer at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. She led an active life, befriending James Baldwin, inspiring Nina Simone, breaking barriers from Broadway to Hollywood, being monitored by the FBI, and seeking love on her own terms, all before her untimely death at age 34. Drawing upon multiple archives, the film goes deep into the stage and screen productions of Hansberry’s landmark work A Raisin in the Sun, about at Black family in her hometown Chicago. We hear from Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett Jr., and others involved in its productions. For audiences who know Hansberry mainly for that work, Strain deepens our understanding of the writer’s history, politics, and personal life. The film title comes from Hansberry’s view that “one can not live with sighted eyes and feeling heart and not know or react to the miseries which afflict this world.”—Toronto International Film Festival. Tracy Heather Strain will be on hand to talk about her film.

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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…)

Portland Escape Rooms – Become the Key to Your Escape!

May 24
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Portland, OR United States

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Become the Key to Your Escape

More info: portlandescaperooms.com
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Become the heroes of your own story with Portland Escape Rooms! Whether you’re running from zombies, escaping a kidnapper, fighting the Brits, or crushing a high score in the arcade, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget.

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2018 Vanport Mosaic Festival | Rose Planting Ceremony, Artwork of Henk Pander,

May 24

Venue

Portland, OR United States

In these times of collective amnesia, remembering is an act of resistance. Join us for 6 days of memory activism opportunities, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Vanport Flood and the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act through screenings, live performances, tours, exhibits, and community engagement initiatives.

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Pittock Mansion presents Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow!

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Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow
All Ages
More info: pittockmansion.org

Portland is known for its mild climate and beautiful natural surroundings, but the city has felt nature’s fury during its 170 year history. From a downtown submerged in water, to a waterfront in flames, to a city immobilized by ice and snow, explore how Portland residents have survived and recovered from natural disasters.

Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, #43943.

Portland Japanese Garden Presents Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future | Featuring Traditional Ceramics, Woodworking, Bamboo Basketry & More!

May 24
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: Included in Garden Admission

Venue

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Portland Japanese Garden presents
Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future

More info: japanesegarden.org

The word shokunin means “artisan,” a word that signifies a person who has achieved a high level of accomplishment and a deep commitment to carry on the legacy of a traditional craft. A shokunin who works in the 21st century is an artisan whose work shows respect for the traditions of fine craftsmanship that have been handed down for generations—the handmade tools, the time-honored techniques, the finest natural materials, and the patience and indomitable spirit needed to carry on a painstaking craft. Just as important is the understanding that the work of each Japanese artisan is an expression not only of an individual artisan, but a collaborative effort among the many who work to complete a single process. From the lumberjack, to the wood-turner, to the artisan who applies the final exquisite layer of lacquer—the work of the shokunin is the work of an entire community of fine craftsmen and women, each of whom plays a critical role in the creation of a finished vessel. (more…)