Writer, performer and fisher poet Moe Bowstern talks about the release of Xtra Tuf #6.75: Report From Uyak Bay, an Audiozine, featuring artwork by Alec Icky Dunn.
The zine features a 2014 update on a 1997 story of the accidental death of a Kodiak Brown Bear in Uyak Bay. Erin Yanke produced and co-directed the project.
To celebrate the release there are "THREE Bear events in THREE Portland neighborhoods during the THIRD week of the THIRD MONTH."
BEAR WITH US: Bear Hat Making and Listening Party. All Ages. Free.
Sunday March 16, 4-6 pm
SLABTOWN BAR 1033 NW 16th
BEAR WITNESS: Bear Storytelling Night
Thursday March 20
Seasoned adventurers spin yarns of their encounters with Bear. Grizzlies, black bears, spirit bears–humans have a long and fascinating relationship with these mysterious beings. Featuring filmmaker and wildass Vanessa Renwick, the spellbinding Lara Messersmith-Glavin, the wise and mystical Judith Arcana, and the always unexpected man-about-the-universe Tim Griffy–as well as your host, local loudmouth Moe Bowstern. Tasty bar food served up by friendly types.
JACK LONDON BAR 529 SW 4th (Under the Rialto Pool Hall)
$5, 7pm, 21+
FREE ADMISSION WITH HOME MADE BEAR HAT.
GRIN AND BEAR IT: Bear-Themed Variety Show
Friday March 21, First Day Of Spring
A real, old-fashioned Variety Show, with a few modern twists like Bear fitness tips! Bears on film from Vanessa Renwick and the Oregon Department of Kickass! A One-Man-Band from the mysterious and grammatically incorrect El Demasiado! Lovely Original Folk Songs about Bears sung by Folks! An Exciting History of Queer Bears! Bear Improv led by a master, Brad Fortier of Happy Improv Fun Time! Dancing Bears! Bear Comedy! Bear Trivia! More!
Independent Publishing Resource Center, 1001 SE Division St.
$5 suggested, 7pm, ALL AGES (kids 6 & under free)
BEAR CLAW PASTRY DISCOUNT WITH HOME MADE BEAR HAT
SEE YOU THERE, BABY BEAR!