New Year, Old You: A Queer Variety Show
Saturday January 19th
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Please join the artists of Future Prairie as we dance our way into the new year, drawing from our histories, calling on our past, dredging up what we want to carry forward and honoring what we are ready and wiling to leave behind.
Opening invocation by Reema Zaman
Musical performances from Joni Renee Whitworth, Maiah Wynne, Layla Laubach, and Whisper Hiss
Live painting by Jasmine Co
Spoken word by Julia Laxer, Nastashia Minto, Tucker Garcia, Katherine Morgan, Kalong Wong, and Meron Medhanie
Lecture by Natalie Rose Baldwin
Dance by Evelyn R-w
Our show is inspired by the chautauquas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, where people from all walks of life came together to experience education, entertainment, and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, and entertainers.
We are working towards a unique business model where we pay all of our artists much more than industry standard. We believe art is important for a healthy and happy community. We have a vision of all artists getting paid for their time. We hope you will consider supporting this dream by attending our show!
Lili St Anne // EP Release Party
Friday, February 8th
7pm doors / 8pm show
Sliding scale $10-$25
"She creeps and crawls and sifts through the montañas, mountains, and arroyos, dry riverbeds, looking for wolf bones, and when she has assembled an entire skeleton, when the last bone is in place and the beautiful white sculpture of the creature is laid out before her, she sits by the fire and thinks about what song she will sing" -- Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With Wolves
This is the night we will finally share our debut EP Bone Marrow with our loved ones, performing it alongside some of our absolute favorite and most precious local musicians as well as friends who will be reading excerpts from the Bone Marrow book. Tucked into an old Portland Library is this magical music studio called The Hallowed Halls in Southeast Portland. This is where we'll be, weaving together story and poetry and videos and songs in a totally unique performance of this short record we have been lovingly crafting over the past 2 years.
7pm doors, 8pm performance, featuring Indira Valey and some VERY special guests which will be announced the day before the show! $10 - $25 sliding scale tickets. This is an intimate venue with very limited capacity, so buy your tickets early! https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4042861
With this EP comes the accompanying Bone Marrow book, collecting the writings and art of friends from all around the world who are inspired by the themes of grief, wildness, passionate love, and singing over the bones. We are printing the book in a limited edition of only 100 copies that will be available for purchase at the performance for $15. Cash, venmo, and cashapp payment options.
More about the performers -
Lili St Anne www.lilistanne.com
Indira Valey https://indiravaley.bandcamp.com/
Loveness Wessa and the Love Tribe
Sunday, February 10th
$15 presale, $20 at the door
Come hear sacred sounds and mantras from both ancient and new traditions with Loveness Wessa and the Love Tribe. This is more than just a musical performance- it is also a spiritual journey, deep into the core of your being, the “Love-Field of all Possibilities.”
The music of Loveness & the Love Tribe vibrates of Love and other Divine attributes (Forgiveness, Compassion, Light, Humility, Harmony, Flourishing, Gratitude, Service, Enlightenment and more). It has the power to transform you, as much as you can open to receive this Love as it pours through Loveness’ heart.
Her music is rooted in the varied tribes of all times, ancient and present. Although there is a lot of African influence to most of her songs, they are her own style. The spirits of the varied tribes come through her vocal cords, borrow her mouth, and sing in the language of the Soul, to express the message they want conveyed at that moment.
Come gather as we create a field of limitless potential and union with our power source, allowing us to connect as a community, heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul. You will have the opportunity to receive special blessings for any aspect of your life.
Every participant will receive complimentary GIFT just for attending!
Loveness will be joined by a guitarist from Zimbabwe and her daughter, who has been on stage with her since the age of 3.
“I have been singing and performing for the past 40 years. I learned to sing and dance my pain up to the surface until there was nothing left within me but BLISS. My music is here to serve humanity and all souls; to remind each and every one of us that we have the power to heal ourselves. My goal is to allow my audience to feel better than they have felt in a long time.
If my music invigorates something in you, congratulations! This means the song’s message is able to travel through your being to those places that need alignments. Blockages can be loosened up and released on this day. As a musician, practitioner and teacher, I hope that you will go home with a special feeling that you can remember for a very, very long time, and be able to pass it onto your children and your children’s children.”
There is an option for a webcast if you are not able to come in person: you can watch from the comfort of your home via Zoom webcast. You will be sent a link upon registration through your email of preference.
Purchase your tickets today! Space is very limited.
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Concert Educational workshop Film screening Conference / seminar Community gathering Live podcast Video filming
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Event Venue in Portland, OR
The Hallowed Halls is the perfect event venue if you want to host a concert, film screening or other community gathering in the Portland, OR area. We are located in the heart of the city, so you can conveniently round up a crowd for any event. Our venue space lends itself well to a variety of conventions, like arts presentations or discussion seminars. It’s our aim to create an event venue for the community that allows everyone to come together in support of the arts and thought leadership.
The Hallowed Halls has hosted a series of diverse events over the years, some of which include fashion shows, kundalini yoga summits and comedy acts. It’s the ideal event venue for productions with live audiences and has just the right acoustics to make for a great recording or filming space. We are well prepared to assist with stage set up, tear down and providing the proper equipment to make your event a great success.
These are some of the events we can help you host:
Concert: The event space is constructed to allow for an amazing acoustic experience from any seat in the house.
Educational Workshop: Lead a class discussion or lecture in this beautiful events space, with its own history as a library and education hub.
Film Screening: Feature length movies, documentaries and independent films have a place for screening here at our venue.
Conference / Seminar: We have plenty of space for conferences in our contemporary events venue with old-school style and historic charm.
Community Gathering: Portland residents can gather their neighbors and friends for community gatherings of all kinds in this spectacular events space.
Live Podcast: The cutting-edge recording equipment we provide at our events space is optimal for putting together a live podcast episode before an audience.
Video Filming: Our events venue is complete with a state-of-the-art soundstage and lighting fit for filming high-quality video.
The Hallowed Halls
The Hallowed Halls is an exceptional event venue with experience carrying out community gatherings without a hitch. You will have a team of professionals to assist you in delivering an amazing night for your audience or executing quality film and audio recordings. Host your event with a venue that has established a stellar reputation and strong ties to our grassroots community. Call The Hallowed Halls at 503-319-8329 to reserve our event space for your next special occasion.