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TIM BOYLE | FREE TRADE & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: WHY IT MATTERS FOR OREGON & US

Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:00pm

Directly and indirectly, Oregonians depend on free and fair trade. Whether it is Oregon farmers exporting their goods, workers on the docks loading and unloading imported or exported cars and other products, or innovators in the apparel and footwear industries creating the next hit for global markets, Oregonians benefit from global engagement.

Join WorldOregon for a candid discussion with Tim Boyle (President & CEO , Columbia Sportswear Company) on the challenges and opportunities in front of Oregon and the U.S. for free trade and global leadership.  Moderated by Derrick Olsen, President, WorldOregon

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BACK FENCE PDX PRESENTS RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Saturday, February 1 @ 7:30pm

How Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE works: each show begins with a full wheel of juicy story prompts. One of the 6 storytellers will be randomly drawn. They spin the wheel to decide the prompt for their story. They can play or pass. If they pass another teller can steal their prompt. Then the risky part…each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on that prompt! It’s like we invented a new game called truth AND dare.

Hosted by B. FRAYN MASTERS & MINDY NETTIFEE
Music by DJ BOBBY D from XRAY.fm
ASL Interpretation by BLAKE WALES

DOORS 6:30PM ⎮ SHOW 7:30PM
$16-26 ADVANCE ⎮ $20 DOOR   BUY TICKETS!

2.1.20     3.21.20     5.9.20     7.16.20     10.16.20     12.11.20

10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK. In 2018 our audiences provided 2500 meals!!! 

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THE MOTH STORY SLAM!

Monday, February 3 @ 8:00pm

Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller, and always told live. All are welcome to either sign up to tell a story, or just enjoy the show!

UPCOMING SHOWS | StorySLAM tickets go on sale 1 week before the event at 3pm EST.                   1/6/20 ADVENTURE        2/3/20 LOVE HURTS       3/2/20 CHALLENGE                                          4/6/20 EARTH       5/4/20 SIBLINGS     6/1/20 ENTHUSIASM

8pm | Doors open at 7pm | Ages 17+  | Ticket $15 (available 1 week before the show)  | BUY TICKETS

When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat.” A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in a GrandSLAM Championship.

How to tell your story at a StorySLAM:

  • Consult The Moth calendar to find out the theme of the night.
  • Conjure, channel, craft and compose your story.
  • Practice so you can remember it without the benefits of paper. Then practice it so you can keep it down to five minutes. Tell it to your plants but know that they are a tough audience. Revise. Rework. Curse your plants for not believing in you! Revamp. Finesse. Shave off another two minutes. Try again. Voila! Forgive your plants. Indeed, they helped you see the light.
  • Come to the Moth StorySLAM and put your name in the hat. If you are one of the lucky 10 picked, you’ll have five minutes to woo the audience with tales of your on-theme escapades. Unpicked? Fear not, some variation of your theme will surely rise again. All stories have multiple themes and stretching them to fit can be fun and even bring out elements you hadn’t recognized before.
  • Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that has a conflict and a resolution.

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