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Performance artist Kaj-anne Pepper, videos, pictures, booking and promotion. 


Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Diva Practice (Lecture)(Solo)(Workshop) at OSU Cascades!

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As part of Diversity Week, OSU-Cascades is bringing Portland-based performance artist Kaj-anne Pepper to Bend to explore the intersections of dance, drag, and gender with "Diva Practice."

Diva Practice (Solo) is a dynamic, whimsical and confronting performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty performed by and choreographed by Pepper Pepper.

Diva Practice (Solo) is a journey into the role of the "soloist" through multi-media projection, dance and drag. Beautifully chaotic and charming, Pepper peels back the psyche and archetype of “diva” in an exploration that is engaging, conceptual and sometimes hysterical.

Pepper Pepper will perform a selection from Diva Practice followed by a Q&A with the audience in Tykeson Hall, Room 111. This event is free and open to the public. Pepper Pepper will also hold an interactive Diva Practice workshop at 3:30 pm. Please RSVP for both events here:http://osucascades.edu/webform/diversity-week-queer-drag-history-dance-workshop-and-diva-practice-registration-form

Learn more about the artist here: http://kpepper.net/

For accommodations related to disability, please contact Student Life at 541-322-3143 or studentlife@osucascades.edu.

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Apr
12
to Apr 13

A Fond Farewell ( Helped Choreograph with H2M Theatre)

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The music and influence of Elliott Smith continues to echo long after his death, and to honor and explore the music of this Portland icon, we have commissioned 6 leading young composers to reimagine his music. Third Angle will pair with Hand2Mouth Theater to create an evening-long performance piece that illustrates and celebrates Smith’s musical talents and legacy.

Works:
A Fond Farewell (2017)
ROBERT HONSTEIN
JACOB COOPER
CHRISTOPHER CERRONE
TED HEARNE
SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER
LJ WHITE

Performers:
Sam Adams, tenor
Daniel Buchanan, tenor
Maria Garcia, keyboard
Valdine Mishkin, cello
Chloe Payne, mezzo-soprano
Hannah Penn, mezzo-soprano
Holland Phillips, violin & viola
James Shields, clarinet
The Secret Sea, guitar & vocals
Jonathan Walters, director

https://www.facebook.com/events/336634423503290/?active_tab=about

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Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Project Uniform

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Stop by the gorgeous studio of Adam Arnold any time between 7-9pm, April 6th, for a cocktail party & unveiling of a theatre uniform created in collaboration for the staff & company of H2M.

Hosted by the fabulous Kaj-anne Pepper with a special performance at 8:00pm.

Music by EMA.

The uniform project is a playful, aesthetic reinforcement of the team and a way of making the day to day labor of theatre more visible.

From his studio in southeast Portland, Adam Arnold designs and creates his line of clothing for men and women. His garments are known for their clean lines, tailored silhouettes, timeless appeal, and impeccable fit. Drawing inspiration from many sources, he creates sophisticated clothing with an inventive spirit.

This event is part of StageICraft, an initiative, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, that aims to bridge the gap between Portland’s creative communities by integrating local Makers, their products and their passions into the art and theater community.

https://www.facebook.com/events/214352489302366/

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Mar
31
to Apr 1

Caravan of Glam Take Over Ashland

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Get ready for a night of fabulous costumes, debauchery, acrobatics, and amazing performances! This isn't your ordinary drag show, this is Caravan of GLAM! Hosted by Pepper Pepper and featuring Isaiah Esquire, Johnny Nuriel, Emily Alrick, Kat Wondergloom and more!

Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
$10 admission at the door
This event is 21+ only!

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Mar
30
to Mar 31

Caravan of Glam Take Over Humbolt Co!

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The Caravan of GLAM Returns to Humboldt and we're SO EXCITED!!! Join us at The Jam Arcata on Friday March 30th for a much needed and long overdue reunion. 

Featuring:
Isaiah Esquire
Johnny Nuriel
Kaj-anne Pepper
Stevie D Luxe
Hugh Johnson
and More! 

Music provided by DJ Joey Tippett

Tickets will be
$15 Advance
$18 Doors

Tickets available at www.justinbucklesproductions.com NOW!!!

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Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Object Karaoke Hand2Mouth Theatre

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Object Karaoke is a new performance inspired by nine objects fabricated by local makers for Artists Rep's 2016-17 season. This winter, under the direction of Julie Hammond and with dramaturgy from Jen Mitas, performers Liz Hayden, Erin Leddy, Kajanne Pepper and Ken Yoshikawa plus musician EMA (Erika Anderson) have been getting acquainted with three hats, a drape, three hand-dyed fabrics, a dress, and a piano harp -- learning their swan songs and backstories and finding ways to bring out their fiercest thing-power. In a special one night only performance the results of these explorations will be presented back at Artists Rep. Humans and non-humans alike are invited to gather and witness this experiment in the magic of objects and their creative reuse. 

This event is part of STAGEICRAFT, an initiative, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, that aims to bridge the gap between Portland’s creative communities by integrating local Makers, their products and their passions into the art and theater community.

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Hand2Mouth andDISJECTA, is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

Photo by Jah Justice

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Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Destruction Dance at Blue Sky Gallery

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Per the exhibition agreement, we must destroy the newspaper prints from Robert Frank's Books & Films 1947-2018 retrospective...Blue Sky has invited local dancers to perform the destruction.
http://www.blueskygallery.org/exhibition/robert-frank-3/#1

JOIN US on the last day of exhibition
Sunday, February 25 at 7:30pm at Blue Sky Gallery

Suggested donation of $15, no one turned away for lack of funds, but you must pre-register! Email Amanda at rsvp@blueskygallery.org if you would like to pay a different rate. This event will likely sell out.

The performative dance destruction of the newspaper prints in the Robert Frank Books & Films 1947-2018 retrospective exhibition, featuring dancers Lu Yim, Mike Barber, Suba Ganesan, Pepper Pepper, Meshi Chavez, and Linda Austin. 

The performance will begin at 7:30pm, with dancers sometimes working simultaneously in various areas of the gallery.

REGISTER HERE: 
https://frankdestructiondance.brownpapertickets.com/

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Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

George Thorn Day

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To know George Thorn is to love George Thorn! Part internationally renowned Arts & Culture consultant, part artist/arts organizational therapist, part feline--George has lived 9 lives and we hope he'll live 9 more! His administrative skill-building curriculum, mentorship, generosity and kindness have been the model of how best to advocate for the region's creative community. Many thought he deserved his own day--and Monday, February 5th we will celebrate GEORGE THORN DAY at City Hall. Join us for this free event honoring George and his contributions to the region.

Lots of fun surprises, performances and refreshments on hand--we look forward to seeing you at City Hall! 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5th
PORTLAND CITY HALL 1221 SW 4th AVE.
DOORS at 5:30
PROGRAM: 6:30-7:30
MINGLING: 7:30-8:30

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Jan
25
to Mar 8

All Stars 3 at Back To Eden Bakery Thursdays 8pm Doors 7pm

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Hello Back to Eden Community!  After a busy and successful holiday season, we're aiming to give you a glimpse into a whole new side of our personality while creating a space to encourage and foster creativity and bring folks together for a bit of fun and festivity. 

We are super excited to announce that Back to Eden Bakery Cafe on Alberta Street will host weekly Thursday night viewing parties for fans of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Season 3! 

We'll be kicking off the season on Thursday, January 25th with a special night of delicious food, spirits and amazing entertainment by our fabulous hostess and drag personality, Portland's own Pepper Pepper!

Doors for this event open at 7pm, and our Pre-show will begin at 7:30. RuPaul’s Drag Race airs promptly at 8pm.

Stay tuned for more information about this weekly event. We're sure to keep it fun and interesting with raffles, contests and special themed treats and drinks!

$20 includes your ticket and a whole lot more - to keep you nourished and entertained!

What you get: Admission to the show, one slice of our delicious pizza, one cupcake and one fancy signature drink.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, January 22nd, at 10am. Call us at (503) 477-5022, extension #6, or stop into either Alberta location to get yours before they sell out! (Max. capacity is 50)

Here is the best part - We are proud to build community and support a great local Portland organization! 10% of all sales during these viewing parties will benefit Portland's Q Center. 
Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, visibility and community building. 

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

A/V Party at Open Signal

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It's the last A.V. Party of the season!

Every month, experimental sound and video artists showcase new collaborative works at Open Signal.

Join the “A.V. Party” live studio audience to have your senses expanded and see the boundaries of current technology pushed to their limits! 

Featuring:
Strewn ft. Lu Yim, sidony o'neal, Maya Vivas, & Hannah Krafcik
Pepper Pepper
They Gamble

Cost: $8-$10 sliding scale ($8 early registration.)

For up-to-date information on featured performers for each episode, please check opensignalpdx.org/calendar.

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Jan
13
to Jan 14

Vivvy's Grand Opening Capricorn Power

 !!CAPRICORN POWER!! on SATURDAY January 13th We got SHOWZ and we got BEATZ and we got you all night long (till 4am!)  They say Capricorns are stuck up, cold, into money, leaders, builders- and we say "Get my name out your mouth!"  It's Capricorn season yall- and it's our birthdayz  - come celebrate your HORNY GOAT-ness with your HORNY GOAT cast: VivvyAnne ForeverMORE Honey Mahogany Suppositori Spelling Jillian Gnarling Abominatrix  ALL THE WAY FROM THE SPECIFIC NORTHWEST Pepper Pepper/Kaj-anne Pepper  BEATZ by Ketiov  Siobhan Aluvalot

!!CAPRICORN POWER!!
on SATURDAY January 13th
We got SHOWZ
and we got BEATZ
and we got you all night long (till 4am!)

They say Capricorns are stuck up, cold, into money, leaders, builders- and we say "Get my name out your mouth!"

It's Capricorn season yall- and it's our birthdayz

- come celebrate your HORNY GOAT-ness with your HORNY GOAT cast:
VivvyAnne ForeverMORE
Honey Mahogany
Suppositori Spelling
Jillian Gnarling
Abominatrix

ALL THE WAY FROM THE SPECIFIC NORTHWEST
Pepper Pepper/Kaj-anne Pepper

BEATZ by
Ketiov
Siobhan Aluvalot

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Oct
26
to Nov 5

Diva Practice (Solo)

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Photo by Chelsea Petrakis


 

DIVA PRACTICE (SOLO) 

 

Diva Practice (Solo) is a dynamic, whimsical and confronting performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty performed by and choreographed by Pepper Pepper.

 

Diva Practice (Solo) is a journey into the role of the "soloist" through multi-media projection, dance and drag. Beautifully chaotic and charming, Pepper peels back the psyche and archetype of “diva” in an exploration that is engaging, conceptual and sometimes hysterical.

 

Diva Practice is a three cycle project having been developed during a tour of residencies through Oregon, Louisiana, Maine, Texas and Georgia, with support from RACC Regional Arts and Culture Council, OAC Oregon Arts Commission Professional Development Fund, Caldera Artist-In-Residence Program, The Lucky Penny Workroom Residency, Pelican Bomb, and SPACE Gallery.

 

$20

 

Show dates:

 

OCT 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th 8pm

Nov 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th 8pm

 

The Headwaters Theatre is 55 NE Farragut St. in North Portland behind North Portland Yoga.

 

Tickets @ divapracticesolo.brownpapertickets.com

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Club Triangle Halloween with Pepper Pepper

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C'mon Humboldt! Get your look together for Club Triangle's Halloween Cabaret, Queen.

Special guests from Portland:

▲ ▲ Pepper Pepper▲ ▲

Pepper Pepper is a performance artist, drag thing, and storyteller who turns tragic into magic and trauma into drama. 
She is the Curator and MC of Critical Mascara, Portlands highly anticipated post realnesss drag extravaganza..

▲ ▲ Bijoux Roux▲ ▲ 

Bijoux is a seasoned parody queen based in Portland Oregon. She was last seen starring in Dungeons and Drag queens in SE Portland. This is her debut California performance, and word is she is ready to "take the town".

▲ ▲ Yoni Mitchell▲ ▲ 

Alter Ego of Maxwell passion, Fashion prince of Arcata. 

Plus
Alícia Lovejoy 
Mantrikka Ho
and many more!!

▲ Hosted by Fuscia Rae ▲ 
Records selected by ▲ Anya▲ DJ JOE-E▲ Mr.415 ▲ 

Visuals by Marmalade Sky

$10 w/ Halloween Costume, $15 w/out costume. 
All Ages Pre-Show at 7-9pm. 21+ at 10:00

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Nightlights PDX: Pepper Pepper

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Join artist and emcee The Pepper Pepper at the Regional Arts & Culture Council in launching Night Lights' third season of innovative projection art. 

In Pepper's own words, the site will feature "a staged feedback loop for participants to practice drag, lip-synch and movement—as they see themselves morphed into kaleidoscopic transformations."

This event is free and open to the public, beginning at dusk and lasting around two hours.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/364483650647989/

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Nightlights PDX Launch Party @ Open Signal

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Open Signal and RACC are kicking off the 2017-2018 season of Night Lights with a special presentation of new work by this year’s jury-selected Night Lights artists.

Get a taste of the innovative digital pieces you can expect to see at the First Thursdays of October through April, when the selected artists will showcase their work on the north wall of RACC’s downtown offices, as well as onsite at Open Signal.

After the presentation, you’re invited to share your own work. We’re hosting a Bring Your Own Beamer + Content (BYOB+C) party in Open Signal’s parking lot. You bring the video content, we’ll provide projectors, electricity, wall space, a DJ and refreshments!

About Night Lights:

Currently in its third year, Night Lights is an ongoing collaboration between Open Signal and the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). Past projects have included large-scale media projections, live multi-disciplinary performances and collective screenings by students and professionals. Learn more at nightlightspdx.tumblr.com/

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Sep
9
to Sep 10

CRITICAL MASCARA

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

Special Guest Performances by:

House of Ada
House of Flora
Carla Rossi
Grace Towers
Pepper Pepper
And MORE!!!

Critical Mascara: Portland’s “Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza” returns to PICA’s TBA stage for its 5th and FINAL installment.

We’re saying goodbye to this monumental drag/vogue/ballroom production by eliminating the competition and highlighting a fierce showcase of artists curated from the last five years of Critical’s history and queer magic.

Critical Mascara is a container that invites you in on the explosive, fabulous, and nuanced excellence of queer identity through politically charged drag, high concept runway looks, and fierce vogue battles.

This year we dance the house down together. We will provoke, inspire, and engage each other communally. We cruise to new utopias not in competition but in celebration. We honor the histories and challenges we’ve inherited. We close the circle and will learn to re-apply our mascara in new ways, because change is not only needed, it’s critical.

DETAILS

$8 Member / $10 General (21+ Only)

WEBSITE

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Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

Donna in Avalon July 29th at Pmoma

VAGINAL DAVIS, ALEXANDRA EASTBURN, NORA JANE SLADE

Donna in Avalon
July 29th - October 1st, 2017

Opening party!!!!
July 29th 5pm - 8pm (in the cherry sprout park!!)
Hosted by the legendary Pepper Pepper
w/ musical performances from Sunfoot and Earth Babies 🌞🌍
food sculptures by Emotionalmeals

In the dedication to her recent book, Difficult Women, Roxane Gay wrote: "For difficult women everywhere, who should be celebrated for their very nature." 

Using Gay’s statement as a jumping-off point, Donna in Avalon presents works by Vaginal Davis, Nora Jane Slade and Alexandra Eastburn. These three artists share a fearless, individualized approach to their practice and exemplify an ethos of pushing past prescribed modes of expression. Their work is a testament to the transformational process of shaping one’s own narrative through art. In Donna in Avalon, Davis transforms makeup into paint, Slade uses ceramic sculptures to elevate worn shoes, and Eastburn illustrates mystical narratives on six-foot-long scrolls. 

Internationally revered genderqueer art and performance doyenne Vaginal Davis is an originator of the homo-core punk movement. Her concept bands (including Cholita! The Female Menudo, Black Fag, and the Afro Sisters) have made her a legend of underground music. A veteran of LA's club performance scene, she is a self-described “cultural antagonist and erotic provocateur,” and a key proponent of the performance aesthetic known as terrorist drag. Her monochrome portraits of female icons such as Pepi Lederer and Ingeborg Bachmann are executed in make-up, nail polish and hairspray, repurposing personal cosmetics as art pigments. Davis currently lives and works in Berlin. 

As a mixed media artist, Nora Jane Slade incorporates ceramics, sculpture, painting and textiles to create a visual language that is uniquely her own. Her clothing project, Waggy Tee, appears in the Iko Iko pop-up shop at the Hammer Museum. Ms. Slade joins Donna of Avalon in conjunction with Portland-based curatorial project Conduit, where she is currently engaged in an artist residency.** 

They are joined by Memphis-based artist Alexandra Eastburn, a painter and poet who lends the title of her poem “Donna in Avalon” for the name of this show. Her experimental art practice is characterized by automatic and intuitive painting, collage techniques and recycled materials. She is also a musician, and regularly tours as the synth player for the band NOTS. Her lavish paintings portray epic fantastical narratives swarming with mythic creatures. 

The three artists will show past works, incorporated into an immersive exhibition that creates conversations between the works through playful and inquisitive methods of display, breaking down traditional standards for presenting art and engaging with the female voice. 

**On August 5th, Conduit will host a Waggy Tee sale and a residency showcase. For more information about Nora Slade’s residency and Conduit’s programming, please visit http://ccoonndduuiitt.art/

Opening party contributors: 

Pepper Pepper is a choreographer dragqueen and hostess of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Visit her at thepepperpepper.com for her diva practice.

Sunfoot is a Portland / Los Angeles 3 piece who play low volume tunes through small amps and a drum set that consists of a hand drum, cymbal, pan lids, and electronic drum pad, all three singing, playing random cheap electronic keyboards maybe, and switching of instruments probably. Good to listen to if you are interested in the sun and tired of negativity. Sun Foot is (Ron Burns [Smog, Hot Spit Dancers, Swell], Chris Johanson [the painter, The Deep Throats, Tina Age 13], and Brian Mumford [Dragging an Ox through Water, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Thicket, Jewelry Rash]).

Earth Babies is the earth-rooted but semi-galactic drum and guitar duo John Gnorski and Katie Bernstien. 

Emotional Meals !!!

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Jun
23
to Jun 25

Risk/Reward Festival June 23-25

The 2017 Risk/Reward Festival showcases five new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate our 10th year blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways. 

Due to the popularity of our Pay-What-You-Will tickets and in honor of our supporters who took a risk -- we are making ALL TICKETS PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL for the entire festival this year! Get your tickets here.

The 2017 festival lineup features:

LINDA AUSTIN DANCE – A world, a world - Dance (Portland, OR)

QUEEN SHMOOQUAN – Queen Shmooquan. Dark Wave. - Theater/Performance Art (Seattle, WA)

PAM TZENG – A Meditation on the End by Jo-Lee – Dance/Theater (Calgary, AB)

PEPPER PEPPER – Diva Practice (solo) – Dance/Performance Art (Portland, OR) 

SHANNON STEWART/DONAL MOSHER – Strange Gardens – Dance/Film (New Orleans, LA/Portland, OR)

KIANA HARRIS – DIVINE – Dance film lobby installation (Seattle, WA)

What else is new? LATE NIGHT EVENTS! Stay tuned for more info.

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Jun
17
to Jun 18

Jump Jack Sound Machine Pride PDX

Jump Jack Sound Machine is getting colourful for Pride...
We are stepping out Live and in Technicolor and pulling out some startling stunts and tremendous tricks with our special guest all the way from Los Angeles...

DJ, Artist, and Alterna-Qween
Ambrosia Salad has been turning heads for the better part of a decade cutting out her sillouette in San Francisco, and then heading South to L. A. to help enlighten the scene with their own spectacular brand of performance.
Spinning Deep House, Funk, and all things Groove Based... And delivering pop up performances during her sets, Ambrosia creates a unique, playful and sweaty enviroment out of any dance floor!! SO... Prepare to Dance About It.

Helping to turn the night out and werking LQQKs and performing numbers inspired by Ambrosia throughout the night we have some of your favorite alterna-qweens from our neck of the woods turned Ambrosia's extended family for the evening. Get ready to gag! These stunt queens will be slaying our stage!

AMOANIA (SEA)
HYDRANGEA STRANGEA (PDX, HOUSE OF FLORA)
Kaj-anne Pepper
SHITNEY HOUSTON
+ MORE!

-EARGASMS BY-
AMBROSIA SALAD
NASTY TASHA
CHANTI DARLING

About Jump Jack Sound Machine
We are Portland's premiere dance floor for Disco, House, Boogie, Funk, R&B, Soul, Break and all of the soulful intersections of this music across timelines then through now.

Jump Jack Sound Machine focuses on the sounds that have defined dance floors and disco balls; past, present, and future. We are your light bearers. 

SOUND MACHINE PRO TIPS:

-LQQKS are where it's at.
Come to be seen.

-Come with an open mind and prepare to have it blown...
We are a diverse group of queerdos, art makers, qweens, movers, and allies.

-Prepare to lose yourself in the music... 

Get into it.

$10


#jumpjacksoundmachine #danceaboutit #sweat #lightbearers

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Jun
15
to Jun 16

Pepper Pepper's Diva-In-Progress @ SPACE Gallery Maine

DIVA PRACTICE is a performance about drag queens dancing with uncertainty, because being fabulous takes practice! 

Join performance artist and drag-creature Pepper Pepper for a "Diva-In-Progress" performance laboratory exploring drag, dance and interactive video.

Q + A to follow the performance.

About the artist

Kaj-anne Pepper (Pepper Pepper) is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, drag, theatre and dance. Kaj-anne's fabulous drag persona "Ms. Pepper Pepper" is a humorous yet thoughtful gender bending MC and entertainer. Together they explore vulnerability, artifice and identity while turning tragic into magic and trauma into drama.

Pepper has premiered new work at festivals, nightclubs and alternative venues including RISK/REWARD, DANCE+, Performance Works Northwest, The Headwater’s Theatre, Austin International Drag Festival, Atlanta's Lucky Penny, Pelican Bomb New Orleans, PICA’s T:BA festival and internationally at OFF! Biennale Budapest.

Pepper's performance at SPACE is part of a cross-country performance and residency tour exploring gender, consciousness and uncertainty.

Diva Practice is sponsored by Oregon Arts Commission and RACC the Regional Arts Culture Council 

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May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Diva In Progress at Pelican Bomb

Pelican Bomb is hosting a performance with drag artist and choreographer Kaj-anne Pepper a.k.a. The Pepper Pepper, who is visiting New Orleans from Portland, Oregon. At Pelican Bomb Gallery X, Pepper shares a special in-progress performance of "Diva Practice," an ongoing project about drag queens dancing with uncertainty. Join us for a drink and learn about the research Pepper’s been doing about drag culture across the United States.

This event is free and open to the public. Contact charlie@pelicanbomb.com with any questions. "Diva Practice" is sponsored in part by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland.

FACEBOOK EVENT

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May
11
to May 12

The Lucky Penny Atlanta Work Room Showing

Join us in the Work Room studio to meet touring artist in residence, Pepper Pepper, who will offer an intimate work-in-progress showing of the Diva (Solo) practices. Diva Practice is a research and performance project about drag queens dancing with uncertainty. Diva Solo experiments and questions the construction of "digital" and "authentic" identities with playfulness, urgency and a hint of desperation. 

Doors 7:45 / Performance Showing 8:00 pm / Talk + Sips to follow

The Work Room is located in the historic Wagon Works building. MARTA accessible (East Point). Ample parking. Follow signs to find our entrance and join us upstairs in suite 270-A. If you have trouble finding it, call Blake at 404-889-7681

More about PEPPER: 
So spice they named her twice "Pepper Pepper" is the drag persona of Portland, OR - based choreographer and drag artist Kaj-anne Pepper. DIVA PRACTICE is a hybrid dance/drag project about being fabulous in the face of uncertainty and turning tragic into magic. Pepper is currently on a national research tour to support the development of DIVA PRACTICE. This includes a week-long residency in The Lucky Penny's Work Room. Learn more at kpepper.net.

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May
7
to May 8

Tossed Salad Featuring Pepper Pepper

every Sunday @ Burkhart's is
TOSSED ><><>< SALAD
*fresh queens mixed weekly*

SUNDAY FUNDAY @ Burkhart's is the only way to close out your weekend in ~style~ Hostess with the Mostess Brigitte Bidet brings you Midtown's most HIgh-ly Curated Drag Spectacle, entertaining your senses since 2015! 

But wait!!!! Miss Bidet is out of town getting her life in H-town, hennies, soHydrangea Heath is taking over & wants to celebrate her birthday with all the, babies!!! Let's get rowdy, y'all!!!


*FEATURING*
Ellasaurus Rex (Corian Ellisor) * JayBella Banks
Tyler Brooke Davis
& special guest Kaj-anne Pepper from Portland, OR!!


SHOWTIME 10:30 on the dot~
$5 cover includes free drank
halftime twerk contest for free booze & attention
afterparty dance floor til they kick us out! ~12:30

spread the word! like / tweet / share / repeat! bring ur hot friends! ur hot, Single, friends. . . xxo

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Apr
22
9:00 PM21:00

Mother @ Oasis Hollywood Bablyon

BenDeLaCreme is an American burlesque and drag performer from Seattle, Washington. He is known for being a contestant on Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race, for his solo shows Terminally Delightful and Cosmos, and as co-creator and host of burlesque revues Freedom Fantasia and Homo for the Holidays.

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Stranger Cabaret Santa Rosa

Whiskey Tip and North Bay Cabaret invite you to STRANGER CABARET: a one-of-a-kind SCI-FI & HORROR EVENT!

This event features two full bars, a dinner/snack menu, live DJ's, photo booth, art displays, costume contests, a raffle, and an off-the-rails eclectic variety show that you'll not soon forget!

In observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 100% of the raffle proceeds from this event will be donated to Verity: Sonoma County's only rape crisis, trauma, and healing center - serving the community through prevention, intervention, and counseling.

So come on out and support an important cause, dance your heart out, and experience a night that's bursting with amazing underground art including burlesque, drag, circus, fire, comedy, poetry, hip-hop, and more!

--- Featuring ---

* PEPPER PEPPER (Portland, OR)
* MONE'T HA-SIDI
* ASH FISHER
* AUDREY VON PRICE
* PRINCESS BLOODERCUP
* DANGEROUS DOLLIE
* ANTIPHONY
* PERSEPHONE PON FARR
* SABRINA FLORENCE
* MELLIONAIRE
* SABRE
* CHRIS CHANDLER
* DUKE THE BOSSMAN
* ALEAH BRADSHAW
* JAMES ROWAN
* THE GENTLEMEN BASTARDS
* ANDY GRAHAM
* BRYCIE BONES
* MORE TBA

Hosted by JAKE WARD

--- Also Featuring ---

* Disc Jockeys DJ BIG G (808 Band) and SHIFTY SHEY
* The Selfie Station by TINY GLOW PHOTO
* Raffle for VERITY

FRIDAY, APRIL 21st
Doors open at 7pm.
Variety Show: 8pm - 11pm
DJ Dance Party: 11pm - 2am

WHISKEY TIP
1910 Sebastopol Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA

$15 / 21+

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Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Battles:SS3 Post-Butoh Festival Chicago

DESCRIPTION

bat-tle:

Friction occurs when entities disagree, collide, or conflict

When faced with a battle, what are our options? Resolution? Rebuke? Revenge? Battles:SS3 Post-Butoh Festival will feature artists exploring the concept of Battles, and how we might turn the Battle on its head to find a renewed sense of understanding and togetherness.

Battle #2 performances:

feat. Paul Henry | Antibody Corporation | Jon Poindexter | Cristal Sabbagh | Alba Soto | Peter Redgrave & Khristian Weeks| Pepper Pepper

Please RSVP now to reserve a spot. Tickets will be very limited at the door. (Free, suggested donation).

For more information on Battles:SS3 Post-Butoh Festivalworkshops and performances visit www.butohchicago.com.

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Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Butoh College Performance Series Portland OR

Friday April 7, 8pm: Local Sampler
Saturday, April 8, 8pm: Local Sampler
Saturday, April 15, 8pm: Ken Mai
Saturday, April 22, 8pm: Mari Osanai
Saturday, April 29, 8pm: Yuko Kaseki

Butoh College Performance Series---celebrating and exposing the enigmatic, ever-evolving dance-theatre koan that is Butoh. At its best, evading code and definition, butoh emerged from an east-west dialogue of identity politics and anti-capitalist embodiment practice as a rebellious, and often surreal, dance-theatre expression which has become a global expression that peers behind the mask of the civilized world.

FESTIVAL PASS (all 5 performances): $85
ADVANCED TICKETS: $20 General / $15 Low Income
DOOR TICKETS: $25 General / $20 Low Income

Local Samplers:
FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH: LOCAL SAMPLER 1
with Pepper Pepper, Yulia Arakelyan of Wobbly Dance, Mizu Desierto, Meshi Chavez (with Lisa DeGrace), Hank Logan & Carl Annala (film), at The Headwaters Theatre

SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH: LOCAL SAMPLER 2
with Anastazia Louise (Bad Unkl Sista), Stephanie Lanckton, Douglas Allen, Christopher Mankowski & Meghann Rose, at The Headwaters Theatre

SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH: KEN MAI (HELSINKI)
REQUIEM OF FLOWER 鎮魂歌

The lifetime of a flower is fleeting. In only a brief period of days, the totality of the flower becomes as eternal as the cosmos, blossoming unabashedly into the most delicate, ephemeral and erotic expression. Shortly after, the pollen is diffused, absorbed and regenerated again for future descendants. There is no regret in its decay.
Website: http://kenmaibutoh.blogspot.com/

SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND: MARI OSANAI (JAPAN)
P.S-1

“(Osanai) is simply breathtaking, possessing a supple body that seems to have no spine, yet is anchored on a steel spike of consummate control. She is inspired by the natural elements, and her slow, methodical, yet radiantly beautiful explorations of physicality take her dance to a higher plane” --DANCE INTERNATIONAL
Video: https://vimeo.com/7185952

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH: YUKO KASEKI (BERLIN)
SHOOT JEEZ MY GOSH
photo by Sigel Eschkol
photo by Sigel Eschkol

This butoh dance performance is inspired by Henry Darger’s fantasy world that juxtaposes innocence with violence. Sounds from real battles found on the Internet are contrasted with iconic corporeal movements that represent innocence. The work attempts to pose a question to the feeling of ambivalence towards the systematic violence of belief that imposes powerlessness, and simultaneously reminds us of the brutal terror that characterizes our epoch.
Website: http://cokaseki.com/

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