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There will be a kick-off of Portland PRIDE 2014 at City Hall Tuesday June 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oregon’s Governor Kitzhaber will speak at 5:30 p.m.
After attending the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon’s historic Hayward Field on Wed, Thurs and Fri (June 11-13) and then a performance by the Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery (Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing) at Eugene’s Hult Center on Friday night (June 13), I will take the Saturday morning Cascades train to Portland to attend the 20th anniversary of Portland PRIDE (June 14-15.) It includes a festival in Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park (Noon to 6 p.m. Sat and Sun) and a parade (11 a.m. Sun) through NW downtown Portland.
You can find more information about Portland PRIDE at http://pridenw.org/ and a map of the parade at http://pridenw.org/downloads/paraderoute.pdf
Also, a friend and I will be attending a performance of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus (centered on the music of Cole Porter) at the Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium (“The Schnitz”) on Saturday evening and the rock musical “Lizzie” at the Portland Center Stage on Sunday evening.
You can find more information about the chorus performance at http://www.pdxgmc.org/
You can find more information about the rock musical at http://www.pcs.org
On Thursday June 26 I will be attending a performance of the Oregon Bach Festival: “Monteverdi Vespers” and then on Saturday June 28 another performance by the “Canadian Brass” at Eugene’s HULT center. See more on both of these performances at http://oregonbachfestival.com
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