Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting.
The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico is a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. In celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers, conflagrant revelry engulfs the town for ten days. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity, up-and-comers create their own rowdy, lo-fi combustibles, and dozens of teams build larger-than- life papier-mâché bulls to parade into the town square, adorned with fireworks that blow up in all directions.
Stonecoast MFA faculty member Martín Espada, recent winner of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Pulitzer Prize finalist, American Book Award winner and National Book Critics Circle nominee, will give a public reading alongside Lauren Marie Schmidt, author of three collections of poetry including Psalms of The Dining Room--
Doors at 6:30pm
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Social Justice Scholarship Fund
Join Pride Portland & Speak About It for an inclusive sex ed panel of local sexperts and sex educators. This will not be your average sex ed class! Expect discussions to be inclusive of various identities and expressions of gender, (a)sexuality, and queerness within intimate contexts.
The panel will be preceded by the Community Health Services Fair and Testing Clinic with India Street, Frannie Peabody, Planned Parenthood, and more from 2:30pm to 6:00pm.
SPACE is proud to be a host venue again for PortFringe, an unjuried annual theater festival in Portland. This year's festival, the 7th, will feature roughly 35 individuals and companies presenting more than 125 shows during the week at various venues throughout the city. PortFringe shows are all one hour or less, and start times are staggered, encouraging attendees to take in as much of the fun as they can over the course of the week.
In preparation for our Field Day bike parade, we will be hosting two June workshops to help you get ready to celebrate. Kids will be able to bring their masks and bike costumes home with them and are invited to show off their creations at the parade on June 30th in Payson Park.