The Sabin mural was painted in 1996 by Isaka Shamsud-Din, with the assistance of apprentices and volunteers. Learn more about it at Linda Wysong's Sabin blog.
Portland Playhouse presents its fifth production from August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle: Jitney, a masterful, tension-filled play about a group of independent taxi drivers in a well-worn livery cab station in the mid-1970s. Regular cabs won’t travel to Pittsburgh’s Hill District, so small businessman Becker and his drivers provide taxi services for the city’s Black community. Now, Becker faces the possible closure of his building, and his son has just returned from prison. Can this community’s bond to one another be enough to help
them weather a series of storms? Through detailed characters and finely wrought language, Wilson turns everyday experiences into poetry.
This play runs January 22 – February 16, 2014. Purchase your tickets now!
This production is presented at the WINNINGSTAD THEATRE rather than the venue on NE 6th and Prescott.
"When legal technology firm DTI moved into two floors of the Pittock Building last year, they wanted their
blank walls to hold only the most up-and-coming artists. They chose a group of artists so far off the hoity toity art world radar, they haven’t even graduated from elementary school yet.
DTI’s vice president Donna Peterson reached out to Sabin Elementary School’s art teacher, Chris Lamp, to commission work for the firm’s downtown digs. Peterson’s firm gave a $7,500 stipend to the school, and kids there created four works for the DTI’s new space. The artwork went up earlier this month in the building at 921 SW Washington Street. The firm auctioned off copies of the pieces, raising another $1,700 for
Sabin’s Art Program and Friends of Trees."
Read more at the Oregonian.
Help bring food and hope to hungry schoolchildren in our neighborhood! Invite your friends and family to join us for an afternoon of song, celebration and packing lunches for neighborhood kids.
Sing folk & freedom songs with NE Portland musicians Day Old Pastries, and hear a great Gospel singer and saxophonist. There will be special Dr. King-related activities for kids, led by Concordia University student leaders.
WHEN: 1-3 pm, on Monday JANUARY 20, 2014
WHERE: Maranatha Church, at NE12th Avenue between Skidmore & Mason
Please bring a can of soup, chili or ravioli to donate.
The Soul of Portland illuminates the holiday season with a tree lighting community gathering!
When: Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 5:00-6:30
Where: The MLK Gateway and Heritage Marker Park - Corner of NE Grand and NE Hancock
The N/NE Business Association (NNEBA) in collaboration with the NE Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is pleased to announce this event as part of their annual Illuminating the Soul Holiday Campaign. Coined the “Soul of Portland” over 15 years ago, the Soul District will unite the community around this joyful event, while celebrating the MLK Gateway and Heritage Marker entrance into inner N/NE Portland.
Festivities include the tree lighting, music, complimentary cocoa and hot cider, plus an opportunity to win a $50 Target gift card by donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items.
Portland Playhouse has signed a long-term lease that will allow them to remain in the church building at NE 6th and Prescott for many years. Going forward, Portland Playhouse will be the only tenant of the church, which doubles the square footage available to them for rehearsals, play-readings, offices, storage, scenic construction, receptions and meetings.
An LLC, comprised of anonymous supporters, recently purchased the building to secure the space for Portland Playhouse.
Portland Playhouse invites Sabin neighbors to Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL! This new adaptation by Rick Lombardo highlights the classic ghost story which invokes the beauty of second chances. Brian Weaver, Artistic Director, describes the adaptation as, “very inventive, having a whole cast who all play musical instruments as well as sing and act. I see it as a gift that we can give to our neighborhood.”
SABIN NEIGHBORS CAN SEE THE SHOW ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AT 2:00pm. Use coupon code: "Sabin!" for 20% off. Tickets can be purchased online at www.portlandplayhouse.org.
Portland Playhouse is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to producing quality, intimate performances in which the interaction between artists and audience is paramount.
Albina Library, at 3605 N.E. 15th Ave, has lined up these special events during November and December.:
Samurai! Book Group is for adults and seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration required. This event is offered in conjunction with Portland Art Museum’s exhibit called “Samurai!,” exhibit. When registering at the library, pick up a copy of “The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Novel” by Sean Michael Wilson at the reference desk to read for the book group.
Lights Alive! is for families with children in grades K through 5 on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Discover the science of color and light from binoculars and blind spots to flip books and fun house mirrors. Make your own kaleidoscope and try out optical illusions.
DIY Terrariums is an arts and crafts event designed for adults on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration required. Professional gardener Melissa Richmond will teach how to build and care for a terrarium. Take your home afterwards.
Felted Sushi is for teens on Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. Registration required. LeBrie Rich will teach teens the ancient and traditional craft of feltmaking, using only raw wool, soapy water and the agitation of hands. Each teen will make a faux nori roll that will be cut up into many pieces of colorful sushi.
African Song and Dance is for families with children in grades K through 5 on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1:30 to 2:15. Habiba Addo, a native of Ghana, offers an interactive, multicultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement.