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A Musical Bridge East to West

Kalakendra Presents
A Musical Bridge East to West
Zakir Hussain
With Dave Holland, Louiz Banks, Shankar Mahadevan, Amit Chatterjee
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:30PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Tickets at PCPA Box Office.
Zakir Hussain is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest musicians of our time. A classical tabla virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have established him as a national treasure in his own country, India, and as one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors. 
A Musical Bridge East to West is part of a lifetime effort in bridging national and cultural differences with music and the universal elements of harmony, melody and rhythm.     
A Musical Bridge East to West attempts to portray all directions of inspiration between the idioms of jazz and Indian music. The great bassist Dave Holland, a player with one of the most distinguished careers in jazz, brings his singular vision to the quintet. The ensemble pays tribute to pioneering musicians and composers on opposite sides of the world who built a bridge which could be traversed in both directions.”

No Kid Hungry Dinner Turns Five

On October 15, 2015, Chef Sarah Schafer of Irving Street Kitchen will host Portland’s No Kid Hungry Dinner to raise funds for Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America. 
This year, on the Portland dinner’s fifth birthday, three guest chefs will join Chef Sarah: Chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure, Chef Traci Des Jardins of Jarinière in San Francisco and Chef Tim Lipman of Coolinary Café in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 
Chef Sarah says, “We do this to raise money and also to raise awareness. A lot of people aren’t aware that one out of five kids in America are facing hunger right now. Our ultimate goal is to bring that number down to zero.” 

The multi-course dinner, chaired by Ryan Dixon, Chef Sarah Schafer, Emily Kojis, Tina Berry, Jodi Guither, and Nancy Levenson, will be preceded by a cocktail reception and include a dessert from each chef. The event will also feature live music from the von Trapps as well as a live auction in which guests can bid on a variety of luxury items. All proceeds from the event support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger across the country and right here in Oregon. A limited number of tables and individual tickets are available now by clicking here.
For more information, please contact:
Judy Walker, Director of Market Development, Culinary Events
Share Our Strength

Sleep Train Coat Drive

With nearly 20,000 kids in foster care in the Northwest, it’s difficult for foster families and agencies to meet the needs of every child. To help, Sleep Train is collecting new winter coats for local foster kids of all ages. But they need your help! Bring your gift of a new, warm coat to any Sleep Train location, and it will be given to a foster child in need. Or donate online at Sleep Train believes not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child.

Living Dead Horror Con

The FIRST all-celeb based horror convention is coming to Portland, OR, and will give fans of all genres of horror and all forms (from film to art and music to literature) the perfect mix of everything they love all rolled into one gore-filled weekend.  Top celebrities including Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks), live bands, horror burlesque, oddities, nonstop film screenings, celebrity led workshops, personalized VIP parties, and panels from authors, actors, directors and makeup artists.  Join the fun this November at the Oregon Convention Center.  Buy your tickets here.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra!

KGON is proud to welcome Trans-Siberian Orchestra when they return to Portland for their 2015 world tour! This year's enchanted Yuletide tale is "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve," presented by the Hallmark Channel, which TSO will take to the Moda Center for two spectacular shows on November 29th at 3pm and 7:30pm. Tickets for both shows are on sale now, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Community Transitional School. TSO donates $1 from every ticket sold to charity and, in the past 16 years, donated over $12 million dollars to charity.  To purchase tickets, click here.

My Way Matinee

My Way Matinee gives audiences the opportunity to sing, dance and shout during the screening.  This program allows everyone the chance to enjoy the latest offerings from Hollywood with the sound turned down and the lights turned up. All showtimes for the sensory friendly screenings will begin at 10:30 a.m. for the special ticket price of $6.50 plus tax. For a full list of participating locations and additional information, please visit
“My Way Matinee kicks off with four of the biggest family films of the upcoming season,” said Richard Grover, vice president of marketing and communications at Regal Entertainment Group.  “In partnership with the autism organization Puzzles International, My Way Matinee creates a warm and inviting atmosphere so everyone can enjoy the movies.” 
My Way Matinee film schedule:
•    Hotel Transylvania 2 - September 26
•    Pan - October 24
•    The Peanuts Movie - November 21
•    The Good Dinosaur - December 12   

Pass The Keys

Tailgating this football season? Then do yourself and everyone else a favor and Pass the Keys! Designate a driver BEFORE the party gets started, have a plan for getting people home safely if you’re the host, and always buckle up—it’s still the best defense against drunk drivers. Nearly 10,000 people lose their lives each year in alcohol-related crashes and sports fans should be aware that the Oregon State Police (OSP), local sheriffs and police departments plan to have extra traffic patrols on game days to keep the roads safe. This football season, Pass The Keys and designate a driver. A message from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, OSP, Oregon Department of Transportation…and every other driver on the road. 

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