(SOLD OUT) Celebrating St. Lucia’s Day with NORTHBOUND

Sunday, December 12 at 4:00 PM Come join the light on one of the darkest days of the year! Imagine Santa Lucia with her crown of candles, joined by children bringing song and light into the darkness of winter. In Sweden, Saint Lucia Day is December’s holiday of light, and...

World Premiere of Tophat Productions’ SUNSET BOULEVARD

Friday, December 10 at 7:00 PM David Worobec, founder and principal artist of Tophat Productions, is pleased to finally present the world premiere performance of his one-man miniature stage project: Sunset Boulevard.  David, with his classical-singing abilities, 5-inch action figure cast, and miniature stage, will present this haunting musical masterpiece. Based...

PALAVER STRINGS Brings Us “The First Course”

Saturday, December 3 at 3:30 & 7:00 PM To kick off their Season 8 Chamber Series, Palaver Strings presents The First Course, a program of critically acclaimed string quartets throughout the ages.  They begin with Grazyna Bacewicz’s Fourth Quartet, which was entered into the International String Quartet Competition in 1951...

INTERNATIONAL OPEN MIC is Back!

Friday, December 3 at 7:00 PM After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Portland’s legendary INTERNATIONAL OPEN MIC is back in business to bring you a wide range of songs, poetry, and beyond. Please join us for curated (& spontaneous!) performances featuring a wide variety of international and American artists who...

Register Now for Winter 2021 Dance Classes!

Sign up for your full series pass by Friday, November 26! Warm up this winter with weekly dance classes at MSA! We are excited to continue to offer on-site, in-person Flamenco School with Lindsey Bourassa and West African Dance with Marita from Embody the Rhythm this winter! Flamenco School...

Learn to Unicycle with Janoah Bailin!

Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 PM Have you ever wanted to try unicycling? Now you can! Janoah Bailin breaks the process into safe and manageable steps, teaching in a low-stakes, supportive and game-filled environment. Everyone is welcome! No experience is required! Unicycling is wonderful for proprioception, an excellent core workout,...

Janoah Bailin is Making meSSes at MSA!

Friday, November 19 at 7:00 PM In meSSeS, Janoah…anygoodjokes? juggles several tasks simultaneously: performing & teaching! During this (optionally interactive) performance YOU learn to juggle as you watch. In moments between acts, Janoah engagingly guides audience through the essentials: throwing, catching and messy-ing up! ​Precarious unicycle pathways, vibrating puppetry,...

The Grand Return of KING FRIDAY’S DUNGEON PUPPET SLAM!

Friday, Nov 12 & Saturday, Nov 13 at 7:00 PM Hear ye! Hear ye! King Friday, post-monarch, deposed and living in squalor beneath an old vaudeville house requests thy presence to witness the unveiling of new puppet works and puppet works-in-progress at an impromptu, after-hours, puppet-roadhouse show. King Friday’s...

Puppeteers’ Happy Hour

Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 PM Join us for ​​Puppeteers’ Happy Hour! This recurring informal gathering is for puppet artists and enthusiasts to share their work and ideas, catch up on the latest puppet dirt, and hang out. Puppeteers and puppet fans of all flavors are encouraged to attend....

Brazilian Beats with Choro Louco!

Saturday, Nov 6 at 7:00 PM Choro Louco performs the enormously appealing Brazilian music genre known as choro. The band was formed in 2013 by a group of accomplished musicians who have all established themselves as virtuosos in other genres—ranging from classical music and jazz to Celtic, klezmer, and Middle...