Social Distancing Roundup - Aug. 28, 2020

Curbside Press dove to the dark, abyssal plains of the internet to search for local arts events so that you don’t have to. Here’s the roundup of safe, socially distanced events happening near you, no matter where you are in Oregon.

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Black In Oregon Exhibit and Art Gallery

Aug. 28 to Aug. 31 - 7 am

Broadway Coffeehouse - 1300 Broadway St NE Suite #100 - Salem, OR

Join Broadway Coffeehouse in celebrating Black art with their exhibit, “Black In Oregon”, a gallery of Black Pioneers and their art. These pieces are inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. 100% of the proceeds will go to organizations that Broadway Coffeehouse picked. You can also purchase the pieces from their website here.

Backyard Drink-A-Long

Saturday, Aug. 29 - 12:30 pm to 9 pm

ZZeppelin - 701 Main St. - Vancouver, WA

Oregon’s neighbor-state to the North has some sweet events happening year-round. So we sometimes like to check in and see what they have going on. This weekend join ZZeppelin, a Washington-based advertising agency, for their virtual event featuring local music and PNW breweries throughout the day. Drink along and enjoy. View more here.

Virtual Portland Indigenous Marketplace

Saturday, Aug. 29 - 12 pm to 5 pm

Portland Indigenous Marketplace - Portland, OR

The Portland Indigenous Marketplace, a local nonprofit, provides indigenous vendors a place to sell their wares. The organization has moved online since COVID-19, but the event still has much to go see and enjoy. There will be live music, storytelling, and many vendors to experience during the livestream. There will be ASL interpretation provided for most of the event. Support indigenous artists!

Deaf Arts Live

Saturday, Aug. 29 - 6 pm to 8 pm

CymaSpace - 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. - Portland, OR

CymaSpace, a Deaf-focused nonprofit organization, along with Fingers Crossed Interpreting, will be hosting this arts livestream. The event will include poetry, skits, performances and there will also be an art giveaway. Donations will be accepted. The Deaf community deserves more events like this.

Yoga + Coffee Live Stream

Sunday, Aug. 30 - 10 am to 11 am

Yoga + Beer - Salem, OR

This is a sixty minute, “all levels flow” yoga stream, hosted by the online Yoga + Beer Community. The event is free but a donation of $5 is suggested for those looking to support the event and organizers. Additionally, you can find recordings of past streams on their Youtube page, which stretch back to March. So grab your yoga mat, a coffee (or beer, we won’t tell) and stream some low-stress yoga sessions.

Deep Dark Yoga: Doom Metal Yoga

Sunday, Aug. 30 - 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Yogakindarocks - Portland, OR

If you like yoga but just can’t get into the slow, relaxing music then this event is for you. Yoga, doom metal style. The poses will be suitable for any level of experience. The event will be livestreamed on Zoom, and you can find more information on how to join here.


Tunes and Tastings Summer Concert Series - $23

Friday, Aug. 28 - 7 pm to 9:30 pm

The Oregon Garden - 879 W Main St. - Silverton, OR

The Oregon Garden is hosting a new concert series, Tunes and Tastings, which will feature music and tastings from local breweries and wineries. There will also be food and regular alcoholic drinks as well. The music will be played by cover band Hit Factory, which covers many songs from the 70s through the 90s. See more here.

Ripple Vision at The Big Legrowlski

Friday, Aug. 28 - 7 pm to 10 pm

The Big Legrowlski - 812 NW Couch St. - Portland, OR

If you like psychedelic rock, you shouldn’t miss this show. Ripple Vision is a Eugene-based band that will be bringing some sweet psychedelia to the Big Legrowlski. The night will be started by Nick Haas, a bassist and songwriter ready to lay down some grooves.

Stop Killing Us: A Black Lives Still Matter Exhibition

Friday, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 - 12 pm to 5 pm

Holding Contemporary - 916 NW Flanders - Portland, OR

Don’t Shoot PDX, a nonprofit organization run by Portland activist Teressa Raiford, is hosting a multimedia exhibition at Holding Contemporary in the Pearl District. Much of the work will be viewable from the street, including looped video of past marches and protests. This is the last weekend the exhibition will be running so be sure to check it out.

Face Covering Distribution Event - FREE

Friday, Aug. 28 - 8 am

Monroe City Hall - 664 Commercial St - Monroe, OR

During these hard times, it is important that people have access to all of the resources that can help them combat COVID-19. Attendees to this walk-up event can pick up free face coverings (primarily KN95 masks), some children's masks, hand sanitizer and more. Please stay safe and protect yourself and your loved ones.

Oregon Crafters Market

Aug. 29 to Aug. 30 - Times Vary

Oregon Crafters Market - 215 N Water St. - Silverton, OR

This outdoor artisan event will showcase a large variety of local artists and makers from all over. Enjoy local music, browse the handcrafted goods of your fellow Oregonians, and support local businesses all at the same time. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

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