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Kirby Krackle and the Nerd Rock Orchestra, Lofts

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kirby Krackle is an internationally touring nerd-rock artist featuring the music of songwriter and performer Kyle Stevens. With 2019 celebrating '10 Years Of Nerd Rock,' Kirby Krackle has been known the world over since 2009 as the go-to band for heartfelt songs dedicated to the best in comic books, video games, and geek-culture with YouTube videos totaling over 4.5 million views. Kirby Krackle has been featured on MTV, iO9, Boing Boing, Gizmodo and more having served as one of the…

Oregon Symphony Presents Game ON!

February 1 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring concert premieres from 14 blockbuster video games, including World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Overwatch, and more, Game ON! combines unrivaled, world-class symphonic arrangements with stunning in-game HD videos and never-before-seen concept art. When: February 1, 2020 (7:30 p.m.) Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 Tickets: Available at https://www.orsymphony.org/concerts-tickets/

Seattle Arts and Lectures: Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first husband and wife to share a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. The authors of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea in their new book, Tightrope—told through the lives of real Americans—to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half-century of governmental failure.

A Year of Gathering: Rethinking Public Space in Seattle

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a conversation focused on Seattle, its urban livability, and the role of streetscapes and publicly used spaces to shape the city positively. Like other rapidly densifying regions across the United States, Seattle is experiencing significant growth and increasingly complex development issues. Large-scale projects, like the removal of the Viaduct, have offered a unique opportunity for Seattle to positively transform its urban fabric while grappling with added density and growth. There are new opportunities for public spaces to…

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SIFF and MoPOP bring you the somewhat less pronounceable acronym SFFSFF. The mini-fest is composed of nearly two dozen new sci-fi and fantasy short films judged by a nationally assembled jury. Snap up tickets quickly; the event tends to sell out. March 28, 2020—SFFSFF Screening @ SIFF Cinema Egyptian March 29, 2020—SFFSFF Encore Screening @ SIFF Cinema Uptown A note on format from the organizers: “10 short films will screen in the first session followed by 10 short films in…

Norwescon 2020

April 9 @ 8:00 am - April 12 @ 5:00 pm

No matter your age or interest, Norwescon strives to make sure there is always something appealing to do over the four days of the convention. Our programming department schedules hundreds of hours of panel programming covering a myriad of subjects. Whether you’re looking for writer’s workshops, costuming tips, artistic creativity, musical concerts, or deep dives into any number of science fiction, fantasy and science topics, you’ll find it here! We also feature a number of special events over the course of the weekend. Thursday,…

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