This weekend

“Keep Alive the Dream” is the theme for this year’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute.

It’s always been a great way to feel the spirituality that motivated King; a great way for advocates to refresh and reflect on their work.

Highland Christian Center, 7600 NE Glisan St * 11 am – 6:30 pm

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A Montavilla family suffered a tragedy recently when their two young children were swept away and killed by rough seas at the Oregon coast. You can watch the vigil for Lola and William here.

Donate to the family’s crowd-sourcing campaign here.

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If you live in St. Johns, or know someone that does, we’ve been spotlighting some of the push back against services up there through Village Portland @ St. Johns.

Over the years, we’ve tracked multiple conflicts at the neighborhood level— and we hope to contribute to better-informed, better-engaged neighbors in St. Johns too.

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Enjoy a tale of two saloon and untended consequences with Patricia Sanders‘ new Montavilla Memories article “How Montavilla went “dry”, or a tale of two saloons“.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH

Diaspora dance:

Uprise and Beyond

“Rejoice! is a Portland-based contemporary dance ensemble led by the bold vision and artistic direction of Oluyinka Akinjiola. Inspired by the folklore of the great African diaspora, Rejoice’s performance repertoire boldly weaves stories of adversity and hope, captivating audiences with their outspoken calls for social change.”

Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Ave * 2 pm – 2:45 pm * free

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Montavilla movies:

From another generation, Harriet Tubman is another fighter for freedom:

“Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, “Harriet” tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.”

Academy Theater, 7818 SE Stark St * show times *  $4 for adults, $3 for youth & seniors

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH

Community orchestra (website):

East County Community Orchestra says “Join us for our Winter Concert… “

Horner Performing Arts Center, David Douglas High School, 1400 SE 130th Ave * 3 pm * free, donations accepted

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