The Gospel of Tree Bark

Please consider checking out, and supporting, Anna Fritz‘s kickstarter campaign to release a new album, The Gospel of Tree Bark. Anna Fritz’s Wake was totally and phenomenally awesome. Send her all your money.

 

 

“Most of the songs that will be on this record were written in an old growth forest in southern Oregon where I holed up for a couple weeks last year. But really, this album has been a very long time in the making. I haven’t released a solo album since my first (Wake) in 2005. My creative energy has fueled many other projects in the last seven years while these songs have been waiting for their moment. And now is the time!” [via]

 

 

“Say Hello to the Songs!

Well, assuming you watched the video, you’ve heard the title track already, but let me introduce you to everybody else:

  • Breath and Bone is a song that asks what we’ve lost as we’ve given our lives over to our techno-gadgets.
  • Mean Mind is about joining the ranks of creative women who have struggled through the ages to carve out a place for their work. It moves back and forth between blues and classical melodies.
  • TransMan is a funky, sexy, frustrated song about loving someone who’s transgender.
  • On Wisconsin was inspired by the massive protests in Madison, Wisconsin in early 2011 in response to the governor’s effort to crush public unions. It’s a bluegrass tune.
  • The Gift is the most recently written song on the record. It’s about having a body. Learning to love it, appreciate it, use it.
  • Water is Wide uses the melody and chorus from a 17th century English ballad. My version tells the story of a person finding their way to their true gender identity.
  • Jess’ Song This is a straight up love song, y’all.
  • Caleb Meyer is actually a cover of a Gillian Welch tune. This one has called to me for years. As a pacifist, it’s pretty intense to sing a song about murder in self-defense. And the cello really lends itself to such material.
  • Into the Fire is a prayer in the form of music with tons of vocal harmonies.” [via]

 


KickstarterVideo from Anna Fritz on Vimeo.

Societies with secrets, security culture and online social media

There’s a post about a new Social Media Code of Conduct for Massachusetts Freemasons [PDF] (HT @Masonictraveller) over at Freemason Information, part of The Beehive series by Fred Milliken. This document mentioned is particularly interesting to me because it touches on some issues I think are important; and the reactions to the document are also interesting. (I’m also more amused than I should be that the date on the original document is May 1st, International Workers’ Day, due to the frisson between seemingly oft conservative Freemasons and the ideas of the, frankly quite often more broadly fraternal to my mind, international workers’ movement; and, also because of the connection between the ideas I’m going to talk about and the direct and indirect history of May Day.)

I should also say that I’m intentionally using the term “society with secrets” here to mean not just Freemasonry, but really any group with secrets that is publicly known. Freemasonry is not a secret society, really, after all. But, like everyone sharing a book or movie recommendation who doesn’t want to reveal the important points of the plot, let alone the ending, Freemasonry does have secrets. (I’ve been meaning to write about my thoughts around “society with secrets vs secret societies” for a long time, but, I suppose the fullness of that topic will remains one of my own secret for now.)

 

The “code of conduct” document itself offers a number of specific directives about how the Freemasonic Grand Lodge of Massachusetts wishes its members to behave online, not just in social media though that’s what the title suggests is the scope.

 

“As a Mason, he must be aware that his postings are a permanent record; therefore, his conduct may influence the world with a positive or a negative opinion about him personally and also about any organizations to which he belongs.”

As the librarian of the Hermetic Library, I can say I’ve received email from people several times wishing my help to remove, alter or obfuscate content they wrote that still appears online.

In some cases, people want their names removed. In some cases, people want the content to go away. In others, they want links to archives of their content removed so that Google stops indexing the linked to archive. In even other cases, people have contacted me to let me know they’ve removed previously written content from their site due to a new role they’ve taken in which those comments aren’t now appropriate, as if the whole of one’s history is merely, and must conform with, the current accidents of the moment (which ironically requires history to constantly be changed to make an illusion). In some cases, it’s clear that the person contacting me is embarrassed by something they’ve written in the past and wants to distance themselves from that; which motive I personally find revolting and pathetic and deceitful. In other cases, the motives are more or less clean, such as needing to manage how others might use past writing as a weapon, how others might twist and misrepresent the past to impune the present person. (You might, or not, be surprised at how much vitriol and willful harassment there is out there, sometimes hidden in back channels and sometimes not, in which cases managing access to one’s information becomes important as a defensive measure against evil, unscrupulous or stalker-y people.) So, there’s a whole gamut of reasons why people seem to want their previous work forgotten.

Interestingly, there may seem a serious disconnect in my own views on this matter. For example, I am viciously adamant about my own right to remove content from services like Facebook, but I am relatively lassez-faire about my content being permanently on display in various revisions at the Wayback Machine. Of course, the primary difference is that Facebook, and corporations like it purporting to offer a service, is in fact constantly and expansively trying to enclose and encumber not just the works of our minds but every hour of our lives in order to control and monetize both; and to that my resistance is very consistent and internally consistent.

 

“Do not identify any Freemason as a member of the Craft unless he has provided his consent, or has already identified himself as such.”

Another of the points in this code of conduct is not to reveal the identity of a member unless they’ve already done so. This point is a big one for many sub-cultures, and is an important one. “Outing” another person is a serious breach of security and etiquette. But, it should also be considered a serious breach to reveal information about not just the identity but also the location and activities of another member, especially to strangers. (This point is a hint at why personally I almost universally refuse to broadcast my future whereabouts or add instant, or even relatively contemporaneous, geolocation data to my content. I also do not participate in any service which is either dedicated to showing my instant location data or where I cannot hide that, even from “friends”, even so far as to eschew instant messaging services in favour of asynchronous email.)

Anyone with any IT security experience should be able to share strong reasons not to succumb to social engineering, revealing important details to not only strangers but even well-known people who should not have some bits of information. Anyone who’s worked in retail or the service industry should be able to confirm how dangerous it can be to reveal personal information or work schedules of co-workers, both about their time at work and their time away from work. Loose lips not only sink ships and breach internal security, but lead to things like stalking and other antisocial behaviour.

I can hardly begin to tell you the times I’ve gotten strange looks and had eyes rolled at me when I’ve tried to educate people about the dangers and dimwittedness of revealing information about not only others but about themselves to strangers. I cannot count on my fingers the number of times I’ve tried to shush someone who’s speaking on the phone to some random stranger who’s just called and to whom they are revealing all kinds of privileged information about someone else’s schedule and whereabouts … It’s just shocking and disheartening to have people I know, or moreover people I’ve cared about, be so dumb about such things. Really, the Pavlovian desperation to respond most people have to phone and electronic communications, and moreover the ease with which most people reveal information (passwords, account information or even just random particulars) to some unknown person as if merely by being on the phone or online imbues some Milgrim-like authority, is something both breathtaking and bizarre to me.

Developing security culture is not just about the security of groups, but is also protecting individuals. I hope those people prone to such information breaches are never in the situation where they learn the hard way by ending up pursued by a stalker, pursued by someone so mentally stunted or backward that they cannot understand the meaning of “no” or even the basic social contract of consent, and then to have information about their activities and whereabouts revealed by themselves or others simply because they didn’t know better. And if that ever happens I hope that nothing seriously harmful happens as a consequence other than learning to be more careful next time, though so many worse things are possible.

Just one more story, of any number of others, about this: At one of the really big Occupy marches in Portland, OR, I have to tell you I cringed every time someone yelled out another person’s name to get their attention. Really? Serious protest foul, that, people!

But, really, the lack of awareness about security culture is a symptom of not having one in the first place. How’s that for a tautology? No, seriously, the adoption of a general security culture could be helped by having serious security culture in subcultural groups, and thus pushing out the wave of adoption by having smaller groups educate and inform their members who then end up bringing that awareness to larger groups and the overall culture in which they each participate. (So, now that you’ve read this, go and find out more so I can pretend I’ve been effective in widening the general awareness of security culture …)

 

The commentary in the post itself, and the comments by readers to that post, over at Freemason Information are interesting to me as well. Primarily the reaction is focused on how some of the points in the code of conduct are just common sense ideas about protocol and etiquette, but there’s also a perception that the code of conduct is an overreaching attempt to control the actions of members. I think this code of conduct document, while not perfect, seems to me a good first step toward building a meaningful and reasonable security culture. The worth of that, at the very least, is as a catalyst to considering and talking about meaningful and reasonable security culture for any subcultural group of people, whether that’s in, to name a few, a fraternal organization, social club, workplace, or, yes, even in one’s own home environment. But, recognizing that such ideas can be seen as unreasonable attempts to control behaviour suggests how important it is to reveal and share the reasoning behind them, and the reasons why they are being suggested.

 

There’s a lot of useful thinking and writing that’s been done on creating security culture, and this post is merely a few initial words on the topic. I wrote a setup document for GnuPG, aimed at members of a society with secrets in which I am involved which has a mandate for the use of encryption which is not supported by a culture in which use of encryption is easy for non-technical users or even has much use in spite of the mandate. In that document I tried to include some background and links to further information about security culture, by way of saying how important it is to at least think about such things in any social group with secrets. In the same way that the encryption requirement by the US Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis is essentially and largely mooted by the apparent lack of implementation among the membership, the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts has started down a pretty slippery slope of creating mandated behaviour and requirements that it cannot hope to maintain ahead of breaches of conduct, but rather only after the fact in selective punishment against those who happen to get caught. Without a security culture, these rules are mostly meaningless as far as stopping behaviours from happening and are really only rubrics that can be used to evaluate behaviours that have already occurred. In other words, it seems to me, these kinds of guidelines need to be part of a program of proactive education instead of taken as proscriptive measures to control behaviour, and where they are merely the later they should be transformed into the former. Guidelines like these need to create a culture in the implementation not create criminals in the breach.

But really, I think the exposure to the ideas of, and how to create, security culture can offer an essential and necessary set of skills for people in this modern day information age to understand and implement the many overlapping circles of information scope in our lives. (Just as I believe thinking about and deconstructing propaganda models and theory offer essential skills for resisting the influence of not just canonical propaganda but also in resisting the influence of pervasive and invasive marketing and advertising in this Western culture.)

For a general primer, I’d encourage you to check out check out a few documents which stand out in my memory as good initial surveys: Towards a Collective Security Culture, Affinity Groups and Why do you need PGP?.

For further reading, you may be interested in Activism and Security Culture, Security Culture, and Security Culture. Beyond those, I commend you to your favourite search engine for further study.

As a last note, I can’t help but suggest and recommend two works, in no small part because these two are on the list of works that appear in my own thoughts consistently, which I think connect to this post and the broader subject of resistance culture. First, both for the history of the resistance of but also the resistance to the international labor movement, I’d like to suggest an excellent history of Industrial Workers of the World, The Wobblies: The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the United States by Patrick Renshaw. And, secondly, for the history and role of Freemasonry in the resistance culture of colonial and early American periods of United States history, Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 by Steven C. Bullock.

Enochian Magick Lecture at Sekhet-Maat on Oct 23th

This Enochian Magick Lecture is actually going to be a full day of enochian magick and ritual at Sekhet-Maat Lodge on Saturday, Oct 23th, 2010. Starting at 12:30pm there’s a series of talks until 5pm. Then there’s some great unstructured time to hang out, grab some food and talk before heading back. Finally, at 8pm there’s an Enochian Group Ritual for those that attended the rest of the day’s events. Scott Wilde and Onyieh Jewel are coming down from Horizon Oasis in Seattle to do this workshop.

Enochian Magick Lecture - lecture & group ritual with Scott Wilde and Onyieh Jewel - Sat Oct 23, 2010 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge

Richard Kaczynski’s Perdurabo at Sekhet-Maat on Sept 16th at 7:30pm

I’m helping to organize this event, and it’s going to be great. Richard Kaczynski, author of the newly revised and expanded Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, is coming to Sekhet-Maat Lodge 1409 SE Stark in Portland for a lecture and book signing on Thursday, Sept 16th at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm).

This will be a free event!

For more information: Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley.

About the Lecture

This fascinating and informative lecture will begin with an overview of the life of Aleister Crowley and then the audience will have the unique opportunity to select which parts of Crowley’s interesting life they are most curious to discuss in depth (poet, painter, mountaineer, occultist, etc). Richard Kaczynski will be able to cover as many of these special topics as time allows. This will then be followed by a book signing where attendees can have their copies of Richard Kaczynski’s newly revised and updated Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley and other books signed by the author.

About Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley

“Richard Kaczynski’s Perdurabo: the Life of Aleister Crowley is the one biography that is absolutely necessary for anyone who wishes to know more about one of the most creative, seminal, and misunderstood figures of the last hundred years.” —David Tibet, founder of Current 93

“This is not only the most carefully-researched, detailed, and informative biography of Crowley yet written but also a remarkable insight into the nature of magic itself.” —Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon

The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley - lecture & book signing with Richard Kaczynski - Thu Sep 16, 2010 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge

Sacred Sex Magic workshop series in Portland starting Jun 5th

(At first, when I tried to write “workshop” I ended up with “workship” and, although a typo, a mixture of workshop and worship seems to me on the right path given the topic.)

Dawn Isidora and Ravyn Stanfield are offering “Sacred Sex Magic” in Portland. There will be three weekend classes as part of the series, beginning on Jun 5th & 6th. I’ve worked with both Dawn and Ravyn and, although I’ve not done this particular workshop with them, I can recommend this if you’ve interest in this sort of thing.

Sacred Sex Magic
with Dawn Isidora and Ravyn Stanfield

Ecstasy. Boundaries. Attraction. Sensuality. Desire.

Our sacred sexuality is a birthright beyond the ability to procreate, as a source of
incredible joy and sometimes frustration. We welcome all the pieces of our sexual selves in the gorgeous paradox of being broken and whole. Together we will awaken or refresh a deep relationship with our unique sexual life force. We seek to know our own sex energy intimately in order to bring it fully into the world, through relationships and magic.

Working with sexual energy can challenge us on many levels and willingness to participate fully is important – however, please know that you will not be asked to sexually interact with another. Please be pagan friendly and comfortable with creating sacred space and working with guided meditation or trance. We welcome adults of all races, genders and orientations.

This work will presented in a series of three weekend workshops that will move from relationship with our own sexuality to navigating interactions with others to expressing our sex in the world.

Dates: June 5th & 6th, Aug 14th &15th, Sept 25th & 26th, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM all days
Cost: $375-450 sliding scale. Or $300 if paid in full by June 1st.
Contact: Ravyn at ravenredd@hotmail.com or 503-754-8802 for information and registration, and if you’re interested in scholarships

Ravyn Stanfield is a healer, writer, artist, small business owner and educator, dedicated to liberating the unique magic and music within each of us. She practices acupuncture in Portland, OR and teaches workshops internationally. She uses her background in the realms of social justice, women’s spirituality, Jungian psychology and theatre arts to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization. She is an initiate in the Reclaiming and Feri traditions.

Dawn Isidora is a spiritual counselor and teacher, mother and writer. Her work is guided by the wisdom of the Elements and focuses on the workings of relationships, whether they be with oneself, others, or the Gods. Dawn has been teaching magic and earth spirituality, locally and internationally, for over fifteen years and has been involved with Reclaiming since 1983. She is both Reclaiming and Feri initiated.

JIm Malcolm in Oregon on Feb 5th and 7th

One of my favourite artists is going to be in town next week. The shows are smaller, more intimate. In fact, the Portland show is going to be in a house. Apparently the show in Portland isn’t selling well, and they’re thinking of canceling it. (There’s some sporting event or another that Sunday they think people are distracted by, I guess.)

I’ve seen him perform several times, both as part of Old Blind Dogs and solo, in Olympia. He’s good and fun. I haven’t seen him since leaving Olympia, so seeing him in Portland will be a little bittersweet. Maybe I’ll take some chocolate to the show.

When I emailed to find out more, here’s the details I was sent about the shows in Oregon:

Jim Malcolm is a personable and very talented folk musician from Scotland who has fans in many countries. His recordings are heard often on Fiona Ritchie’s National Public Radio show, Thistle and Shamrock. You can sample his music on his informative web site www.jimmalcolm.com and on U-tube. These concerts are great fun and are held in cozy, intimate venues.

Tickets are $18. Reservations are required and payment is at the door. Cash and exact change are appreciated. Checks are accepted but plastic is not. If you reserve and then must cancel, please notify me as soon as possible because Jim’s concerts have all sold out and there might be a waiting list. Thanks.

Friday Feb. 5 in Forest Grove
Door at 7:00, music at 7:30
BJ’s Coffee Co. 2834 Pacific Ave. in Ballad Towne Shopping Center, west
side Food and drink service available before start and during the break.

Sunday Feb. 7 in S.E. Portland
Door at 6:30, music at 7:00
Private house concert (…) near SE Stark and 62nd.

Reservations and information: lynx3@verizon.net

Oregon Friends of Jung Red Book Program on April 16-17th

A presentation, a lecture and a party in April around Jung’s Red Book are being organized by the Oregon Friends of Jung as a full program of events.

C.G Jung’s Red Book: A Presentation by Sonu Shamdasani with introduction by Daniel Baumann, President of the Zurich Jung Institute and great-grandson of C.G. Jung
Friday, April 16th 7:30 to 9:30 pm
First Congregational Church Sanctuary
OFCGJ Members: $15; General Admission: $25

C.G. Jung’s Red Book: A Seminar by Sonu Shamdasani
Saturday, April 17th 9:30 to 4 pm
First Congregational Church Sanctuary
OFCGJ Member: $75; General Admission: $125

Jung Anew! Let’s Celebrate: Dinner and Fundraiser with Daniel Baumann
Saturday, April 17th 6:30 to 11 pm
RiverPlace Hotel
All Tickets: $85
Price includes hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner, talk by Daniel Baumann, and dancing to live music. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Jung Picture Archives in Zurich

Matt Haimovitz at Doug Fir on Jan 21st at 9pm

Back in Nov ’07, I got to see Matt Haimovitz play with members of the Portland Cello Project in the music section of a book shop in downtown Portland. I wrote about that after seeing the show. The space was simply packed with people, wall to wall. It was definitely interesting.

Looks like Haimovitz is back in town, and a few other local cello players will be opening, at the Doug Fir on Jan 21st at 9pm. (There’s little bit of confusion because the Doug Fir ticket info says 9pm, but an email I got suggested that some of the cellists might start playing around 8:30pm, but I’m going to go with Doug Fir’s statement of time.)

Benefit show for Skip Von Kuske at Kennedy School on Jan 14th at 7pm

There’s a special benefit show, free but donations requested, for Skip Von Kuske on Thu, Jan 14th. There’s more info here.

A MUSICAL BENEFIT FOR CELLIST SKIP vonKUSKE
Thursday, January 14
The Kennedy School
All ages and FREE admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

Featuring:
THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT
SNEAKIN’ OUT
THE STOLEN SWEETS
……..and special musical guests!

7th Planet Picture Show at Mt. Tabor on Dec 27th at 7pm

On Sun, Dec 27th at 7pm there’s a double feature of Mark Hamill flicks as part of the 7th Planet Picture Show at the Mt. Tabor Lounge (even though the info keeps saying “theater”, it’s in the lounge).

This isn’t just a couple of crummy movies. No! In fact, this is a couple of crummy movies in the style of participatory theatre with a full bar. And, that, my friends, is a brew that is true. But, you’ll have to bring your own vessel with a pestle …

7th Planet PIcture Show is an MST3K-inspired live celebration of cinematic camp, taking place twice a month at the Mt. Tabor Theater in Portland, Oregon. Will Radik and 2 or more hardened camp cinema veterans will face down some of the most ridiculous, awkward, and tasteless films born unto this pitiless earth, with only microphones (and probably alcohol). Audience members are not only allowed but encouraged to shout at the movie themselves and leave their cell phones on.

Ben Darwish’s afrobeat tribute to Michael Jackson at Goodfoot on Dec 26th at 9pm

Okay, this sounds wild. Local musician Ben Darwish [also] is playing with a 10-piece band at The Goodfoot on Sat, Dec 26th at 9pm. The music will be an tribute to Michael Jackson in the style of afrobeat!

Put on your dancing shoes for an Afrobeat concert inspired by Michael Jackson’s music. Innovative Portland-based composer Ben Darwish will lead a ten-piece band as they interpret Jackson’s songs using Afrobeat techniques popularized by Fela Kuti. The band features members of Commotion, with Tahirah Memory and Gretchen Mitchell on vocals, and master African drummer Neindow Mashud, who frequently performs with Obo Addy. Don’t stop till you get enough! $10.

Walking Home at Red & Black on Dec 18th at 6pm

Walking Home will be playing with other bands on Fri, Dec 18th at Red & Black Cafe as a benefit for Gender Free For All

Anna and Sami are home, after our six-week tour with the Portland Cello Project, and we’re excited to announce our first performance back in town. We’ll be playing at the Red and Black Cafe this Friday as part of the Gender Free For All fundraiser. The event begins at 6 pm, and we’ll be the last of four musical acts, so we’ll go on around 9. Also featured will be Nicole Sangsuree, Felecia and the Dinosaur, and Lindsey Walker.

Here’s a little more about the organization we’ll be supporting:

Gender Free For All (GFFA) is an organization that works to defend the right of every individual to identify however they desire, visibly and proudly, whether it’s male, female, other, somewhere in-between, none at all – whether a person varies in their gender identity from moment to moment or if they’ve known how they identified since birth. They hold a march and rally annually in August (formerly the Trans March) and worked with the City of Portland and Multnomah County to establish August 1st-7th, 2009 as the first Transgender Awareness Week! For more about GFFA: http://gffapdx.com/

And here are all the details for the show:

Friday December 18th, 2009 at 6:00 PM
$5 dollar donation
At The Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave., Portland

Get Mortified at Someday Lounge on Nov 20th & 21st at 8:30pm

Two nights, each only $10 or $12 at the door, at Someday Lounge on Nov 20th and 21st, it’s time again to get Mortified! And, it’s actually the two-year anniversary of the show, apparently.

Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. Witness adults sharing their own adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more.

After all, where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their… first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi.

Bogville III ~ Eye of Retribution at Lotus Seed on Nov 13th & 14th at 9pm

Bogville part III is coming up. All ages, as long as by all you mean not under 18, apparently.

FRIDAY the 13th of November
and
SATURDAY the 14th of November
$10 in advance $15 at the Door
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/82888
Doors at 8pm performance at 9pm SHARP

BOGVILLE:
Chapter III
Eye of Retribution
In which Evil is Subsumed by the Seeds it has Sown

A Musical Pageant and Eldritch Bazaar
Featuring the Traditional
MUSIC and HANDICRAFTS
Of the Talented Bogvillian Citizens

starring
NagaSita
Meghann Rose
Soriah
J. Lieber
Nequaquam Vacuum
Ogo Eion
L.V.X. Occulta
Cult of Zir
Uxepi Ipexu
Eyerish Heather Collins
Wounding Visions
The Juan Prophet Organization
Danse Perdue
CHrystal Zingsheim
St. Caedmon
Ms. Joints

at THE LOTUS SEED Church
4635 NE 9th Ave
NOTE: No one under 18 years old will be admitted.

Bogville III ~ Eye of Retribution

Viva Oz Vegas at Bagdad on Oct 24th at 6pm

It’s an Oz themed circus. ‘Nough said.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th 6pm-10pm

at THE BAGDAD THEATER
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd

with special Portland guests
THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS

$20 ADVANCE TICKETS
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Viva-Oz-Vegas-tickets/artist/1369090
$25 at the door

Can Can Presents is excited to announce the return of its Vegas-style floor show, Viva Oz Vegas. For the first time in its three year history, Viva Oz Vegas is hitting the road — with performances in its native Seattle, as well as Portland, Olympia, Spokane and Port Townsend, this October.

This crowd-pleasing spectacle features performances by the self-proclaimed Mexican Elvis, El Vez; Las Vegas Exotic World winners The Heavenly Spies and Nanda; Bing Wheeler of Big Wheel Bingo; Can Can’s Herr Doppelganger; award-winning breakdancer Yoshi Wright and many more.

Follow along as the yellow brick road leads Dorothy into the temptations of Sin City, where her encounters find her replacing the long-time starring lady at Casino Oz — the Wicked Witch of the Breast. Marvel as other familiar characters get not-so-familiar makeovers. Thrill to an evening full of nostalgic music, Las Vegas-style showgirls, aerial and floor acrobatics, comedy, game show glitz, and a full deck of surprises you won’t soon forget. www.vivaozvegas.com

Viva Oz Vegas

Tiger Lilly and Sunny Lu: Cirque du Chat at Echo Theatre from Nov 28th – Jan 3rd

Apparently the theme of this new circus by Do Jump! is the memoirs of a cat. Interesting.

Thanksgiving weekend – New Years weekend
at the historic Echo Theatre, 1515 SE 37th

DO JUMP!’s new holiday show is based on the memoirs of Sunny Lu (a beautiful orange tabby). See the extraordinary human members of DO JUMP! create a one room feline circus. This show includes trampoline furniture, flying human cat toys and live music from rock and roll to classical performed by Klezmocracy. Artful athletic and hilarious, Sunny Lu and Tiger Lilly is great for audiences of all ages.

Tiger Lilly and Sunny Lu: Cirque du Chat