While many people are using the positive vaccine news of the last few weeks as an excuse to gather in person and return to venue shows, we’re keeping our roundups entirely virtual out of an abundance of caution. We eagerly await the days when we can go back to in-person events and physical interaction but that day is, unfortunately, not here just yet.
That doesn’t mean these great local events aren’t still worth your time, however! We’ve got a celebration of Native American music via livestream out of Oregon State University, as well as a virtual line dancing lesson and a Van Gogh paint-along lesson in Portland. All this and more can be found below.
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Music A La Carte: Jan Michael Looking Wolf
Friday, March 5 - Noon
Oregon State University (Remote) - Corvallis, OR
Celebrating the achievement of becoming a Tribal Elder for the Kalapuya Tribe, renowned flautist Jan Michael Looking Wolf is this weekend’s featured artist from the Oregon State University Chamber’s Music a la Carte series. He will be playing songs from his new album, Earth Tribe, live from his studio in Salem. His music features distinctly native sounds and, mixed with the classical stylings of other traditional chamber music, is sure to be a unique showcase.
LGBT Line Dance Explosion
Friday, March 5 - 8 pm to 10 pm
Stomptown Nightclub (Remote) - Portland, OR
Portland’s home for LGBTQ-friendly line and square dancing, Stomptown, is letting everyone in on the fun with recurring beginner’s lessons via livestream. This session will specifically review the grapevine technique, allowing you to learn the basics from the comfort of your own home and in a space that’s supportive of all kinds.
Wildflower Walk: Paint Class ($10)
Friday, March 5 - 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Vine Gogh Artist Bar (Remote) - Portland, OR
Learn how to paint in the chunky, textured style of Vincent Van Gogh with this painting workshop out of Portland. Known for an entire series of paintings featuring wildflowers and vases, the one-eared Dutch master is the inspiration for this event. Those without their own materials can purchase a kit from the Vine Gogh Artist Bar.
Sparrow Dance Company: Love Is Love
Friday, March 5 - 7 pm
Liberty Theater Astoria (Remote) - Astoria, OR
While not a “live”stream exactly, this pre-recorded performance of Astoria’s local dance troupe is sure to be a fun time. The movements and choreography are designed to showcase love in its many forms, culminating in a beautiful and accepting performance. This event is totally free, so there’s really no reason NOT to check it out.
GalaxyCon: Klingon Livestream
Sunday, March 7 - 12:30 pm
Hosted by Star Trek Fans of the Northwest, this is the event for all Trekkies in Oregon. It’s also a chance to put all that time spent learning the fictional language of Klingon to good use. Featuring multiple actors from The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine TV series, all who played Klingons onscreen, this is truly a star-studded event for sci-fi fans. Featured appearances for a Q&A include: J.G. Hertzler (Played General Martok in Deep Space Nine), Robert O’Reilly (played Chancellor Gowron in Next Gen and DS9), Gwynyth Walsh (played B’Etor in Next Gen) and Suzie Plakson (played K’Ehleyr in Next Gen).
Pieces of America Livestreams
Sunday, March 7 - 3 pm to 5 pm
Delgani String Quartet (Remote) - Eugene, OR
A relatively new addition to Eugene’s robust orchestral music scene, The Delgani String Quartet will be presenting a “kaleidoscopic look at 20th Century music,” including the works of George Chadwick, Elliott Carter, and Ruth Crawford Seeger. This is truly a multi-genre exploration of some of the melodies created right here in the good ol’ US of A. You can purchase tickets to this show or for the entire season, unlocking bonus content like pre-show conversations and guest interviews.
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