Month: February 2013

Open House at Wellspring School for Healing Arts this Friday, 3-6 pm

Wellspring School for Healing Arts’

Free Community Event

Friday, February 22nd, 3:00-6:00 pm

 

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Meet your neighborhood resource for holistic health! Stop by anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 pm to enjoy free Amma Therapy mini-treatments, sample our meditation, tai chi, and qigong classes, and learn about holistic ways to stay healthy this season. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, too!

Wellspring School for Healing Arts: 2440 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Suite 202
(503) 688-1482, info@thewellspring.org

 

PFLAG Portland Black Chapter’s 4th Anniversary Celebration ~ at Curious Comedy

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Celebrate the Four Year Anniversary of PFLAG Portland Black Chapter hosted by Alexis Campbell Starr;  featuring inspiring performances, and several special guests!

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Doors: 5:30pm
Location: Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Tri-met accessible

Space is limited – Buy Tickets on line today!
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Admission includes buffet & program, cash bar available for 21 and over.
This is an all ages event and wheel chair accessible.

Trans-it?

In the latest issue of Just Out, Christine tells about her experience running a DJ Night at Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK:

JO: YOU RUN A DJ AND DANCE NIGHT AT THE LOCAL. HOW IS THAT SHAPING UP?

So, yeah, I have a night at Local Lounge called Transit. I really wanted it to be a queer night, but the local press consistently billed it as a trans night. I suppose under the assumption that because I am a DJ that happens to be trans, I must be interested in creating a trans space.

JO: BUT, YOU DIDN’T.

I didn’t. But, I went along thinking it wasn’t that bad to create a space for trans people. Then some trans folk started having trouble with the name of my night because it had the word “it” in it.

JO: REALLY?

They wanted me to change the name, but I’d had enough at that point and decided to discontinue. I don’t want to be the trans DJ any more than a person of color would want to be the black DJ, or a person of size the fat DJ. So I guess I should also say I am retiring from DJing, in addition. All this stuff has choked the heart out of it for me…