International Waters, an interdisciplinary meta-festival of Portland culture
May 7, 2012 4:55 PM   Subscribe

International Waters, an interdisciplinary meta-festival of Portland culture
I run an organization here in town called Research Club. We’re in the middle of our biggest project yet — the Portland Passport Project. For the next stage, we've talked to all the amazing groups that we've worked with here in Portland and put together a calendar of their events happening between May 15 and July 21. The goal is to create a broader context where you can encounter as many different branches of Portland culture as possible.

Our partners include the Experimental Film Festival, The Late Now,, and many many more. Most of the events are free, some of them are not, all of them will be fun. The best way to find out about all of this is to come to our upcoming Kickoff Party, but we will also be posting the calendar on the site after May 15. When it's up, you will be able to post your own event, too.

The Kickoff
Join us at Valentine's on May 15th to kickoff our interdisciplinary meta-festival, International Waters. Enjoy performances, presentations, and demonstrations from a wide variety of Portland's talent, and benefit from the magic of mixing audiences and ideas. Feast your brain on a series of talks featuring the greatest hits of Research Club, the Dill Pickle Club, Curiosity Club, Ignite and CHAD Chats. Marvel at the drumming skills of John Niekracz of Why I Must Be Careful, and feast on the songs of Ciara Carruthers. And there's more! Learn to fold an origami sailor hat and wear it while watching some of Portland's best avant-garde dancers perform.

The kickoff does cost money, but it’s only $5 and your price of admission will get you a hand-printed, official Travel Chart to help you navigate the next two months of activity happening in International Waters -- including bike tours, parties, and band nights, many of which are free free free. And, believe me, you won't want to miss the final event on July 21 at the Norse Hall. Stay tuned!

About Research Club:

We’ve been hosting events for the last two-and-a-half years designed to create dialogue and connections between inquisitive and enthusiastic Portlanders regardless of what field they work in or what inspires them. We’ve done hackathons, classes, lectures, art exhibitions, and 24 free brunches each featuring a few fascinating speakers sharing what they care about most. They're great places to meet people, and no one will look at you funny if you start nerding out about your favorite subject.
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