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EVENTS

Puppet Slam : Spring 2017
Apr
8
Apr 9

Puppet Slam : Spring 2017

The next puppet slam is sure to knock your winter socks off.  Guest Artist TBD. 

WHEN: Saturday April 8 & Sunday April 9, 2016 (two shows only!) @ 7:30pm

WHERE: Echo Theater - 1515 SE 37th Ave in Portland, OR

WHY: People love Puppets

TICKETS: $10 in advance / $12 @ the door.  Ticket links coming soon!


Pop + Puppetry @ Holocene
Jan
19
Jan 20

Pop + Puppetry @ Holocene

Holocene and Beady Little Eyes present POP + PUPPETRY #4, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteers of diverse styles (giant puppets, tiny puppets and shadow puppets, for example) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop groups. Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to the band’s music. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined. We’ll also be screening puppet films between acts, directed and crafted by local artists.

Thursday January 19th. 8pm Doors.  $8 in adv / $10 at the door. TICKETS HERE.

LINE UP:

Vexations with puppeteers Kelly Campbell and Faerin Millington

Reptalians with puppeteers Katie Shook, Summer Olsson, and Katie McClenahan

Minden with puppeteers Samala Coffey, Anya Bogorad, and Erin Chmela

Check out the Facebook invite for more details! 

SCARY PUPPET FILM NIGHT
Dec
3
6:00 pm18:00

SCARY PUPPET FILM NIGHT

ONE NIGHT ONLY - NEW SCREENING TIME JUST ADDED!

We are going to celebrate the darker side of puppetry in the jolly month of December.  Join us for an evening of scary puppet films by Jesse Blanchard, a trailer by Chris Walas and a Portland-premiere of New Mexico's scariest puppet filmmaker, Devon Hawkes Ludlow and his piece "The Love That Would Not Die", a zombie film spectacular.

Venue: The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven - this is a private club. Advance tickets or RSVP required via Facebook event.

When: Saturday December 3rd @ 6pm AND 8pm

Doors open @ 5:30pm for the 6pm screening - Doors open @ 7:30pm for the 8pm screening.  Q & A to follow both screenings with the filmmakers along with puppets and creatures from each filmmaker!

Puppet Slam : Fall Edition
Oct
15
Oct 16

Puppet Slam : Fall Edition

It's that time of year!  Time for endless drizzle, hot lattes and puppet slams.

WHEN: Saturday October 15th & Sunday October 16th, 2016 (two shows only!) @ 7:30pm

WHERE: Echo Theater - 1515 SE 37th Ave in Portland, OR

WHY: People love Puppets

TICKETS: $10 in advance / $12 @ the door 

SATURDAY TICKET LINK

SUNDAY TICKET LINK

Pop + Puppetry #3
Jul
20
8:00 pm20:00

Pop + Puppetry #3

21+, $8 adv // $10 day of
TICKETS HERE!

Live bands in collaboration with puppeteers: 

Lola Buzzkill with Anya Bogorad / Bill Holznagel / Paul Velasquez
Thanks with Katie Shook / Summer Olsson
Rio Grands with Anna Cosper / Kelly Campbell

For the third year running, Holocene and local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes will present POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteers of diverse styles (giant puppets, tiny puppets and shadow puppets, for example) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop groups. Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to the band's music. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined. We'll also be screening puppet films between acts, directed and crafted by local artists

FACEBOOK INVITE

Puppet Slam :: Spring Edition
Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

Puppet Slam :: Spring Edition

SLAM TIME!!  Join us for 2 nights at the wonderful Echo Theater.  Live, short puppet shows + short puppet films will entertain and tickle your brain.

WHEN: Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th @ 7:30pm (TWO SHOWS ONLY!)

WHERE: Echo Theater - 1515 SE 37th Ave. Portland OR 97214

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

SATURDAY TICKET LINK

SUNDAY TICKET LINK

PUPPET SLAM :: ECHO THEATER
Nov
20
Nov 21

PUPPET SLAM :: ECHO THEATER

SLAM TIME!!  Join us for 2 nights in a new venue for the slam, the wonderfully playful Echo Theater.  Gavin Cummins and Sarah Nolen are this slam's featured artists, coming in from the wild woods of Connecticut.

WHEN: Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st @ 8pm

WHERE: Echo Theater - 1515 SE 37th Ave. Portland OR 97214

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

FRIDAY TIX HERE + SATURDAY TIX HERE

FACEBOOK INVITE HERE

PUPPET BINGO NIGHT
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

PUPPET BINGO NIGHT

Beady Little Eyes and Randy Knickers want you to start gambling! Join us for a fun and silly evening with Katie and Randy hosting a pre-Halloween evening of Bingo at local bike hub, Velo Cult. Costumes ENCOURAGED, but not required.  Velo Cult is open all day, show up early and get your bike tuned up while you play! Bingo starts promptly at 7pm!

Velo Cult - 1969 NE 42nd Ave. - Portland, OR 97213

Doors @ 6:30pm - Games begin @ 7pm

$1 per card, FREE entry.

 

Pop + Puppetry II
Apr
2
Apr 3

Pop + Puppetry II

$10 day of show / $8 in advance
Ages 21+
Holocene and local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes will present POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 groups of puppeteers with diverse styles (just a portion of what will be included: blacklight puppetry, humanettes, and architectural fashion incorporated with puppetry) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop artists. Aaron Chapman of Nurses will perform new Nurses material as a solo set, Chelsea Uniqorn of Unicorn Domination will do a theremin-heavy set, and Yeah Great Fine will bring the party! Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to their partner artist’s entire set. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined. We’ll also be screening puppet films between acts, and offering a DIY shadow puppet station! 

VENUE: Holocene - 1001 SE Morrison Street - Portland, OR

TICKETS HERE

FACEBOOK INVITE

Puppet Slam 2015
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Puppet Slam 2015

Beady Little Eyes and Tears of Joy Theatre presents a very Cupid-y, Valentine's Day weekend edition of PUPPET SHOWS!

This puppet slam will feature artists from the West Coast as well as a special guest artists, Joshua and Nicholas of The Joshua Show, all the way from NYC!

Due to strong language and the possibility of other lewd things that only felted beings can get away with on stage, the recommended age is 14 and up.

Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door.

VENUE: Imago Theatre - 17 SE 8th Street - Portland, OR

The show will take place two evenings, Friday Feb 13 and Saturday Feb 14 @ 8pm. The shows will be different due to mixing of acts and off-the-cuff comments. Attending both shows is highly recommended if you want to experience full-on puppetness.

Bring a first date to the Saturday night show and get $2 off your ticket(s).

CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

Puppet Slam 2015
Feb
13
8:00 pm20:00

Puppet Slam 2015

Beady Little Eyes and Tears of Joy Theatre presents a very Cupid-y, Valentine's Day weekend edition of PUPPET SHOWS!

This puppet slam will feature artists from the West Coast as well as a special guest artists, Joshua and Nicholas of The Joshua Show, all the way from NYC!

Due to strong language and the possibility of other lewd things that only felted beings can get away with on stage, the recommended age is 14 and up.

Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door.

VENUE: Imago Theatre - 17 SE 8th Street - Portland OR

The show will take place two evenings, Friday Feb 13 and Saturday Feb 14 @ 8pm. The shows will be different due to mixing of acts and off-the-cuff comments. Attending both shows is highly recommended if you want to experience full-on puppetness.

Bring a first date to the Saturday night show and get $2 off your ticket(s).

CLICK HERE to buy tickets.