Calling all queer youth artists who want to sell their work! September 11th, 11am to 6pm
The organizers of the Portland Summer Showcase (an LGBTQ arts festival/picnic/concert in Washington Park) have generously given us a table at their event! You are all welcomed to come sell your art at the SMYRC table and YOU get to keep all the money you make. Plus, enjoy a free concert with LGBTQ performers! If you are interested to selling your work, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Upcoming and Ongoing SMYRC events
It’s DRAG NIGHT! Sign up starts at 6:30pm, the show starts at 7:30pm.
5pm-WRITING GROUP with volunteer Aleks. Due to unforeseen circumstances, last month’s writing group was canceled at the last minute. But it’s been rescheduled for September 10th. No writing experience necessary, you can choose to share or not share your work.
Come join Mo from Washington County Pride Project every Wednesday at 7pm for Movement Group! Stretching, yoga, basic dance moves and a whole lotta laughs! No dance experience necessary. This all body size positive group is for all experience levels and backgrounds.
And as always, don’t forget to make your voice heard at Steering Committee every Wednesday at 6pm. Want to start a new group? Want to help with fundraising and outreach? Just want to see how decision making happens at SMYRC? Come to Steering Committee! This week at Steering Committee we’re also going to keep planning for the AIDS Walk, which is happening on October 3rd.
September 18th and 19th is the Not Enough! Queer Arts and Music Festival. This is dedicated to showcasing new local queer art and music collaboration. If you want to submit something for the festival, the deadline is TOMORROW, September 5th. Their mission is to build community through the sharing and collaboration of creative queers that live in this amazing city (and all over the world!) This is an ALL AGES festival!
October 1st through 3rd is the Butch Voices Conference here in Portland. Only $10 registration costs for students and folks with limited income. This includes lunch and admission to all conference events, including the Butch Buffet performance showcase at the Hawthorne Theatre, a spoken word and open mic event at In Other Words bookstore, and an art show taking place on Sept 30th at the Q Center. There will be a lot of amazing workshops, including one put on by SMYRC youth!
And there’s always more going on in this fantastic city! If you ever want to share rad queer events that you hear about, email us and we’ll pass the word along!
Check out what some of your peers have been working on this summer with Guerrilla Theatre and CHATpdx!