Fri, Jan 8, Portland, Oregon: CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS Chiapas Benefit


The invite:

Join volunteers and friends of Clowns Without Borders for an evening of laughter, wonder and amusement as we bring our dreams (and maybe yours) to life. At this event, we ask the question: how do we live our dreams? And how can we inspire each other to dream? Join us for a night of fantasy and amazement featuring world-class performers from Portland and abroad.

Clowns Without borders offers laughter and enchantment to relieve the suffering of all
persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis; including refugee camps, conflict zones, and territories in situations of emergency around the world. This event benefits Clowns Without Borders USA for the upcoming trip to Chiapas, Mexico and this year will mark the 7th year of touring in Chiapas. For the first three weeks in February several clowns will be traveling to Zapatista schools and villages to bring performance, laughter and merriment to all we encounter. Other projects of Clowns without borders include Haiti, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Southern Africa, Colombia, India, Mexico, Ethiopia, Guatemala and around the domestic USA.

Clowns Without Borders needs your support, so pull out your wallets, dig into your pockets, search the sofa cushions… whatever it takes! With the help of many energetic volunteers, generous sponsors and the beautiful space at the Bamboo Grove Salon, we’ll provide the party.

We invite you to arrive in costume and bring your dreams to life, in the company of aerial artists, stilt walkers, jugglers, physical theatre performers, and more…

The event is 21+, Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.
The Bamboo Grove is a mixed use art, performance, and practice space dedicated to the connection between asian and american arts. They have over 3500 feet of space available for meetings, workshops, film viewings, parties and events. see our rental space page for details.

134 SE Taylor St. Portland, OR 97214 (entrance on 2nd street between taylor and salmon) –

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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