The Last Artful, Dodgr

The Last Artful, Dodgr

One of the brightest voices on the Portland hip-hop scene is Alana Chenevert, aka The Last Artful, Dodgr. Her name is a nod to her hometown of Los Angeles, a pun on its baseball team, a reference to Oliver Twist, and it illustrates a life spent dodging bullets. Since arriving in Portland in 2013, she’s made the city her own and has quickly become a rising star. Press and fans have compared her to Chance the Rapper, Missy Elliott, and Dizzee Rascal with lyrics inspired by Sufjan Stevens. While we’re always sad to see the festival end, brilliant hip-hop delivered by a queer black woman is the perfect way to say ‘until next year.’…

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JUDY

JUDY

Dykes Wanted

JUDY is a queer, femme, and non-binary-centered party that materializes every last Saturday night of the month at a dive bar in Portland, Oregon. Run by queer women and exclusively featuring female identified, trans, and non-binary DJs, JUDY was started in 2014. Each month, JUDY features hand-drawn flyers of community members, party people, and over-the-top queens, with the ritual of crowning a new “Judy” at every party….

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Sounds et al

Sounds et al presents an electroacoustic collaboration from duos Caspar Sonnet/Kozue Matsumoto, and Kaori Suzuki/John Krausbauer….

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S.E.C.R.E.T.S.

Prince Romeo the Crow

S.E.C.R.E.T.S. presents Prince Romeo the Crow, a theatrical performance of the eponymous album that explores the duality of love and fear, and the forces that shape our actions and fates. This theatrical performance is a surrealist multimedia take on the album. Part experimental theater, part live music video, the performance features dreamy, dark pop ballads, costumes and dramatic visuals. Interactions on this stage give visual and material interpretation of the overwhelming, contradictory forces that shape our feelings and actions—dealing in particular with issues of love, fear, courage, fate, and agency. Prince Romeo the Crow uses obfuscation and visual dispersal, to refocus attention from the performers themselves to their ideas, resulting in a more intimate, introspective experience. This performance asks the following. At what point does the performance of love and fear become love and fear itself? In performing, do we conjure those actual forces, as we conjure them bodily on the stage? And if so, when faced with them, what do we do?

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Demian DinéYazhi´

Demian DinéYazhi’ with Holland Andrews

AN INFECTED SUNSET

AN INFECTED SUNSET is an ekphrastic long-form prose poem first conceived in August, 2016, in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, police killings of unarmed Black men, and in the midst of the Standing Rock #NODAPL Resistance. During the writing of the poem, the settler colonial nation-state elected the 45th president of this colonized country, which revealed a sudden revival of extreme white supremacist nationalism. As the social landscape evolved, the Liberated Poem emerged as an offering to Indigenous communities and landscapes that strive for a decolonial and sovereign future, emancipated from white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchal settler colonial trauma drama. This performance poem is a reflection on queer sex, survival and death politics, indigenous identity, settler and heteronormative romanticism, environmental injustice, and the importance of honoring community. …

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Beauty and the Beast

Holocene Presents:

FIN DE CINEMA: COCTEAU'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

FIN DE CINEMA is a recurring live film score series curated by Gina Altamura of Portland music venue and nightclub, Holocene. This series, established in 2009, allows local pop and experimental musicians to reinterpret the soundtracks to classic art films. FIN DE CINEMA returns to TBA for the second year in a row, with a reprise performance of their reimagined score to Cocteau’s Beauty and The Beast (originally performed at Holocene in January of 2018). This year’s show will be composed and performed by Like A Villain, Patricia Wolf, John Niekrasz, Jonathan Sielaff, Amenta Abioto, and Noah Bernstein.

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LEGENDARY "FESTIVAL"

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LEGENDARY “FESTIVAL”

Famed for fashion-forward Black and Brown queer dance parties like Legendary Mondays, CAKE, and Decadent, bart…

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NXT LVL

NXT LVL is back at PICA bringing another epic party for social justice back to Portland. In January, they brought some of the West Coast’s most exciting musicians for an all night dance party to raise money and bring awareness. They’ll be bringing that same energy and same mission to TBA—their surprise line-up will be one you won’t want to miss. …

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S1

Since S1 opened in Portland four years ago, the volunteer-run space has become a home for…

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TBA Food

TBA Food brings together chefs, cooks, and artists who make space for community and inquiry through…

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The Beautiful Street

The Beautiful Street

16th Annual TBA Festival Opening Night

To kickoff the 16th TBA Festival, step into the thriving Pacific Northwest street-and-club dance community and experience a 7-to-smoke freestyle dance battle, The Beautiful Street, where dancers will compete, round for round, in the styles of breakdance, hip-hop, house, locking, popping, vogue, waacking, and more. Celebrating individuality, creativity, and technique, freestyle dancers are fueled by the music, each other, and the crowd. This battle will engage and inspire. The dance battle will be followed by an epic dance party!…

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Demian DineYazhi

DEATH DANCE*

Part song and dance, part IBQTPOC prom, but mostly dedicated to honoring the labor and intelligence…

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Y.G.B.Portland // DUG

Gifted Grounds II

Calling all Lovers, Creators, Change-makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dreamers, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual…

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DJ Klyph

Champagne & Honey - Stakes Is High

Klyph once again curates a night of hip-hop music for the TBA festival featuring artists representing…

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Sounds et al

Apperceptive Moment

Sounds et al presents Apperceptive Moment. Sound artists Ben Glas, Dolphin Midwives, Samson Stilwell and Amenta…

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Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler

Drawing on his versatile 3+ octave voice, videos, monologues, and songs, Joseph Keckler delivers highlights of…

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Fin de Cinema

Holocene Presents: Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror

Fin de Cinema is a recurring live film score series curated by Gina Altamura of Portland…

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EMA

EXILE IN THE OUTER RING

RECORD RELEASE SHOW: EMA (Erika M. Anderson) has been part of the West Coast noise and…

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CRITICAL MASCARA

CRITICAL MASCARA The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper presents, House of Ada, House of Flora, DJ Spf 666, and DJ madison moore

CRITICAL MASCARA: The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper, House of Ada and House of…

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Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

Returning for the second consecutive year, No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented…

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Opening Night: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge inaugurates our 15th…

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Opening Night Dinner

Get the first look ​at​ TBA:17 as we kick off the festival with our annual Opening…

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Shannon Funchess

She’s in Parties

Shannon Funchess presents an evening of sound and visuals

Indie electronic musician and vocalist Shannon Funchess has had her feet firmly planted in the fertile…

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CInema Project

Cinema Project

The Mechanics Laid Bare

Referencing the psychedelic light shows of the ’60s and ’70s as well as the harsh noise…

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Amenta Abioto

burke jam presents Blind Coven

Featuring Amenta Abioto

Blind Coven will feature Portland-based songwriter, songstress, and actor Amenta Abioto. Abioto’s work is on the…

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Live!

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Live!

Welcome to the Neighborhood Live! expands the reach of the weekly radio broadcast bringing the very…

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Don’t Get Me Started

Hosted by Andrew Dickson and co-produced with Claudia Meza It’s time we said it, 2016 has…

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Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented and respected musicians and songwriters performing…

PICA
Critical Mascara

Pepper Pepper

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara, “A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza,” returns for its fourth year serving a wild hybrid of…

PICA
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Juliana Huxtable

Part of PICA at Hancock Opening Night for TBA:16 Juliana Huxtable will treat opening night audiences…

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Kelly Pratt

Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth

PICA COMMISSION: Commissioned for the opening night of TBA:16, Fanfare: Birth > Rebirth is a celebration…

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Party Like It’s 1995!

Featuring: SNAP! + more

1995 was a fruitful year in Portland. Punk and indie bands filled clubs like Satyricon and…

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Decibel Festival Night at The Works

Featuring: Lapalux, Strategy, Raica with Coldbrew Collective

Decibel Festival is proud to be curating three compelling audio/visual performances, each channeling a unique creative…

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Beacon Sound Night at The Works

Bardo:Basho, Benoit Pioulard, and Apartment Fox

BEACON SOUND brings to TBA:15 an experimental night of music featuring performances by Benoit Pioulard, Bardo:Basho,…

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Disoriented

Disoriented Comedy: Standup Comedy

Bri Pruett, Jenny Yang, D'Lo

DIS*O*RI*ENT*ED (ADJ). HAVING LOST YOUR BEARINGS; CONFUSED AS TO TIME OR PLACE OR PERSONAL IDENTITY. Disoriented…

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Ten Tiny Dances

TBA favorite Ten Tiny Dances (TTD) returns to the Festival this year! An experiment in confined…

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S1

S1 Night at The Works

S1 Presents: Zola Jesus (DJ Set), U.S. Hard / Contemporary, Coast2C

S1 is an artist-run project space in Northeast Portland. Since the summer of 2014, S1’s dedicated…

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Critical Mascara

A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza

Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza is a competition celebrating community and creativity. Inspired by the…

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General Sisters

Live Riot: Singing We Must Rage! A Sing-Along

General Sisters and The Feminist Art Gallery with Emily Kingan, Melanie Valera, and other Alien She collaborators

Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message….

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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

TBA:15 Opening Night!

The influential and relentlessly relevant rock band of mythical standing Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks kick…

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TBA:15 OPENING NIGHT DINNER

WITH FEASTWORKS

OPENING NIGHT DINNER AT THE WORKS! To kick off the first night of TBA:15, this year’s…

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BLOODY MARY BRUNCHEON

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

Your forecast for the final day of TBA: Spicy, salty, and refreshing and bright with a…

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Chanticleer Trü

Evelyn

Closing night at THE WORKS lights up the sky with an explosion of a million stars….

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Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never’s “R Plus Seven” is one of Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2013 Oneohtrix…

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Arca

“[Arca’s latest work] &&&&&, It’s a reinforcement of the beat-heavy chill he’s famous for, but also…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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SQUART!

SQUART! says “Get your ass on stage, be spontaneous, short-circuit the forces of habit and expectation…

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R.S.V.P. Dinner

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

We cordially invite you to an “elegant” al fresco dinner (in a parking lot), served with…

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Jason Traeger

PORTLAND STAND-UP COMEDY PHOTO ALBUM : LIVE!

In 2013 Portland based artist, photographer, and comic Jason Traeger began documenting Portland Oregon’s internationally recognized…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
Cinema Night

Cinema Project Night

In Favor of Skepticism

No need to stay fixed to your seat, no need to act as passive viewer, or…

THE WORKS at Fashion Tech
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Christopher Sutton

RE: Disc COVER

Christopher Sutton describes his whole life as revolving around his love of music. RE: Disc Cover…

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Pepper Pepper, CRITICAL MASCARA "A Post-Realness Drag Ball"

Pepper Pepper

CRITICAL MASCARA “A Post-Realness Drag Ball”

CRITICAL MASCARA “A Post-Realness Drag Ball” returns to the TBA stage with a much anticipated sequel…

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Dropping Gems

DROPPING GEMS CURATES THE WORKS

Little People, DJAO & Philip Grass

Portland electronic music collective and record label Dropping Gems curates a night at The Works featuring…

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THEESatisfaction

TBA:14 Opening Night!

THEESatisfaction are artists that blend elements of hip-hop, electronic, and dance. They’re positive energy. Black energy,…

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SO-GOOD MEALS

FOOD & DRINK AT THE WORKS

Our inner host(ess) with the most(ess) has broken loose, blitzed on wine coolers, with a stack…

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Natasha Kmeto & Rap Class

Dropping Gems takes over THE WORKS with a night of sly samples and sultry, dance-ready beats…

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Alexandro Segade

Boy Band Audition

Combining science-fiction, electronic pop music, and audience participation, Boy Band Audition is an interactive performance night…

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DUBAIS

Die Unterwelt: A Pop-era by Nadia Buyse

International singing sensation DUBAIS has decided to end it all and to leave this world. The…

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Body/Head

Kim Gordon (CKM, Sonic Youth, Free Kitten, etc.) and Bill Nace (X.O.4, Vampire Belt, Ceylon Mange,…

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Ieva Miseviciute

I Will Rip Your Arms Off

Co-presented with Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and curated by Summer Guthery, 2013-2014 Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Ieva Misevičiūtė—former…

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Wishful Thinking

Featuring Led Er Est, Blues Control, Further Reductions, and The Coombe

Curated by Owen Hutchinson We’re not a synthpop band, a goth band, a noise band, an…

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Getting to Know You(Tube)

Crystal Baxley & Stefan Ransom

Co-presented with the Hollywood Theatre Embark on a spiritual journey into the deepest caverns of YouTube’s…

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Like A Villain

Make Well

Make Well has been composed to heal its listeners in parts of their souls left untouched…

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Nick Hallett

Rainbow Passage

Scored for singers and electronics, Rainbow Passage is a multimedia concert based on a popular diagnostic…

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Kaj-anne Pepper & Chanticleer Tru

CRITICAL MASCARA: A Post-Realness Drag Ball

With DJ’s Shaun J. Wright and Alinka TWIRL (Chicago) and MIRACLES CLUB (PDX) Queens and kings, outcasts…

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Peter Burr

SPECIAL EFFECT

Video and performance artist Peter Burr presents a live television show featuring 18 short animations from…

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The Julie Ruin

Featuring Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls and School of Rock In 1997, riot grrrl legend…

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