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

 

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Edamame at Local Lounge tonight.

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Edamame and PBR at Local Lounge, what H. calls ‘the white gay bar in the black neighborhood.’ We also had tots, burger, and chicken strips. We left just as they were moving the fog machine out of the way to set up for the ‘big gay drum circle.’

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…