Things to do in Portland this weekend: (01/14/12 – 01/15/12) “School of Rock and PDX Pop Now!’s Best of Portland and National Theatre Live: Collaborators”

School of Rock and PDX Pop Now!’s Best of Portland

“If you doubt for a moment that you’re living in (or visiting, perhaps) a special little corner of the world, this ought to shake you out of those doldrums: Tonight the Portland branch of the School of Rock is benefiting one of Portland’s best nonprofits, PDX Pop Now!, by pairing the kids from the school with a host of amazing local rockers to cover the city’s best contemporary rock tunes. That’s right, these teenage kids are playing songs from bands like the Thermals, Menomena, Red Fang, Blitzen Trapper and Typhoon—alongside members of said bands. That’s called synergy, people, and it should prove as fun to watch as it is to be a part of.” –Casey Jarman,Willamette Week

Where:  Crystal Ballroom,1332 W Burnside St.

When: 8 pm, Friday January 13 | $14 advance, $20

Website:   www.mcmenamins.com

National Theatre Live: Collaborators

“Third Rail screens the latest show from London’s National Theatre: John Hodge’s new drama about an imagined meeting between Joseph Stalin and the playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, starring Alex Jennings and Simon Russell Beale.” – Ben Waterhouse, WillametteWeek

Where: World Trade Center Theater,121 SW Salmon St.

When: 1 and 5 pm Sunday, Jan. 15; 2 and 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 21., Sunday January 15 | $20, $15 students.

Website:   www.thirdrailrep.org

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2 thoughts on “Things to do in Portland this weekend: (01/14/12 – 01/15/12) “School of Rock and PDX Pop Now!’s Best of Portland and National Theatre Live: Collaborators”

  1. The art of mentoring is somewhat lost in this day and age of convenience and in the fear of being seen as inappropriate. Coming alongside someone and encouraging them, drawing the best out of them and building their skills (and our own, if we are honest!) is SO important yet seen so infrequently. So wonderful to see a program like this!

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