This Week — 21 September 2020

TONIGHT (9/21)

  • The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show: Quarantine Edition is back! Behold the marvelous talents of a worldly cast of performers, presented weekly for your entertainment (and generous tips). The show starts at 8 p.m. EDT. Watch on Facebook or YouTube. You can donate during the show at the links provided, or support their fantastic feats of circus anytime via the donation page on their website.

TONIGHT (9/21)

  • Social Activism: Art as Agent for Change, a discussion about the power of the arts in the battle against Covid-19 and systemic racism, starts at 7 p.m. EDT on or This talk is hosted by the University of Maryland through the College Park Scholars Art and Justice and Legal Thought. Speakers include director of undergraduate law Robert Koulish, artist and muralist Mas Paz, actor Jefferson Russell, Latin American art professor Dr. Abigail McEwan, and assistant director for community engagement (at The Clarice) Jane Hirshberg.

Friday-Sunday (9/25-9/27)

  • The Portland Juggling Festival is going virtual this year, with workshops and a gala show featuring an international roster of teachers/performers including Neta & Gon, Jorge Vilchis, Poki McCorkle, Matt Hall, Taylor Glenn, Naomi Shafer, Anni Küpper, Bri Crabtree and more! Links for this Zoom event will appear on the Facebook event page. The event is free, but donations to the Portland Jugglers are encouraged.