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On the first Friday evening of every month, the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues open up their doors for Portland’s thriving First Friday Art Walk.

Upcoming First Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 2, 2020

Palaver Strings

Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
 
Deep Listening: An Inside Look Into Palaver’s Album: Ready or Not
 
Join Palaver cellist, Matthew Smith for a virtual deep dive into the music of Palaver’s upcoming album Ready or Not. He will discuss the meaning, historical context, and compositional structure of a handful of pieces on the album, which features music by women from many different styles and eras. We will discuss Maddalena Casulana’s madrigal Morir non puo mio cuore (1566), Grazyna Bacewicz’s Concerto for String Orchestra (1948), and Anna Clyne’s piece Within Her Arms (2009). Akenya Seymour will join us for a discussion of her piece Fear the Lamb, which Palaver commissioned in 2019. 
 
This class is designed for ages 15 and above. 

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Mechanics' Hall

October 28, 7-8pm
 
Join Portland based potter Ayumi Horie in her studio (virtually of course)! Come get a closer look at her pottery and activism work.
 
This October, we’re so excited to bring local potter Ayumi Horie right to your computer for an in-depth virtual chat! Horie’s two-part lecture will cover her work and a survey of great ceramic work being made by contemporary makers. She’ll also discuss a number of side projects including The Democratic Cup, Pots In Action, and Portland Brick, a public art installation in the India Street neighborhood of Portland. If there’s time, there will be a studio tour and discussion.
 
FREE for Mechanics’ Hall members, $8 general admission. Register through Eventbrite.
 
Thank you to Machias Savings Bank, supporting sponsor for Makers at the Hall 20/21 season.

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Mechanics' Hall

September 30, 7-8pm

Join Terrill Waldman of Tandem Glass in her studio (virtually of course)! Come get a closer look at the work of Tandem Glass duo, Terrill Waldman and Charlie Jenkins. Ask Terrill your burning questions (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves). Tandem Glass Gallery is located in a 2000 square foot space in Dresden Mills, Maine. Normally you can visit their studio and gallery to witness the glass blowing process first-hand, but this September, we are bringing Waldman right to your computer for an in-depth virtual chat!
 
FREE for Mechanics’ Hall members, $8 general admission. Get your tickets through our Eventbrite page!
 
Thank you to Machias Savings Bank, supporting sponsor for Makers at the Hall 20/21 season.

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One Monument Square
One Monument Square

Get your concert fix with OLS' live streamed shows. Use this link to find upcoming live streams along with archived shows! Donations are shared between both artists and OLS. Please share the stream to spread the music!  Image: Liz Longley

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Palaver Strings

Thursdays, 7-8pm Join Palaver Strings for an intimate livestream featuring a different Palaver soloist each week! They started this series in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and look forward to continuing to reach audiences safely and frequently, with the personal touch of each soloist’s voice. 

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Mechanics' Hall

October 1st from 6-7:30pm THE ATHENAEUM OF PHILADELPHIA in collaboration with the Membership Libraries Group and Mechanics' Hall presents…   Peniel E. Joseph: The Sword and the Shield:    The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.   Description: In his new book, THE SWORD AND THE SHIELD: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. (Basic Books; March 31, 2020), acclaimed historian Peniel E. Joseph offers a paradigm-shifting dual biography of the leaders, presenting a more nuanced narrative that pushes readers to reconsider these two leaders and the era they came to define. Joseph depicts both men not as antagonists, but as revolutionaries who confronted the same problem from two different perspectives. As Joseph explains, examining their political lives next to one another provides a more complicated, but ultimately more satisfying, understanding of these men and the times they shaped.   Bio: Peniel E. Joseph is the Barbara Jordan professor of political values and ethics at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin. He has written several previous books on African American history, including Stokely: A Life. He lives in Austin, Texas.   FREE for Mechanics’ Hall members. Registration required.

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Peniel Joseph by Kelvin Ma
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State Theatre

Visit https://statetheatreportland.com/ to view upcoming free livestreams along with canceled show listings. 

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