Need something tonight? Check out Plazm's 20th Anniversary Party
CALENDAR LISTING + ARTIST DETAILS:
Plazm 20th Anniversary Party
Saturday, August 20
Main event 8:00 pm-2:30 am / $5–15 sliding scale
VIP event 6:30-8 pm / $50 advance, $75 at door
Silent auction 6:30-9 pm
Music & Performance:
Purple and Green
Dr. Amazon (featuring former members of Smegma)
Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner
DJ Miracles Club
Video & film by Vanessa Renwick, Hooliganship, E*Rock, others + light installation by Laura Fritz + custom photo booth
+ Plazm #30 Magazine release
Disjecta ~ 8371 N Interstate, Portland ~ MAX Yellow line to Kenton
Details at www.plazm.com/20years
$50 advance before Aug 15, $75 after
Purchase at www.plazm.com/20years
Featuring Colin Meloy of the Decemberists & illustrator Carson Ellis reading from their new children’s book and music by Eric Hausmann.
Ellis’s sketch for the book’s cover available in our silent auction, along with art by Storm Tharp, Michael Brophy,Cynthia Lahti, Midori Hirose, Melody Owen, more; and items ranging from dinner at Bamboo to a Facebook post by Mayor Sam Adams.
Includes light supper by Tastebud, beer and wine
Plazm Births a 20th Anniversary Party and V.I.P. Event in Portland
In the tradition of Plazm’s infamous launch parties, the 20th Anniversary bash will feature a slew of bands and artists.
Illustrator Carson Ellis and Colin Meloy of The Decemberists do a special reading at the VIP event preceding the party. The night unfolds at the Disjecta art space in North Portland on Saturday, August 20; details and calendar listing on reverse.
Performers are Strength, Atole, Purple and Green, Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, Dr. Amazon featuring former members of Smegma, DJ Yeti, and DJ Miracles Club. Video and film is by Vanessa Renwick, E*Rock, Hooliganship, Lena Munday, Adrian Freeman, Shana Moulton, Duncan Malashock, Nic Chancellor, Bruce Bickford, Andrew Benson, Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Clare Rojas. Artist Laura Fritz creates a light and space installation, and Jason Kinney brings an elaborate and unusual photo booth.
A silent auction offering a Facebook post by Mayor Sam Adams, artwork from Michael Brophy and Storm Tharp, a gift certificate for eco sushi at Bamboo, and many other items happens 6:30 to 9 pm. The VIP event featuring music by Eric Hausmann, a reading by Colin Meloy of the Decemberists and illustrator Carson Ellis, beer and wine, and a light supper by Tastebud is from 6:30 to 8 ($50 advance, $75 at the door). The main party is from 8 pm to 2:30 am, with a sliding entry
fee of $5-15.
Disjecta is located at 8371 N Interstate in Portland just behind the giant Paul Bunyan statue, and is easily accessible via the MAX Yellow line to Kenton. Advance tickets for the VIP supper can be purchased at plazm.com/20years. Generous event sponsors and donors include Organics to You, Tastebud, and Fort George Brewery.
Posters for the party list Smegma, a legendary Portland experimental band that started 38 years ago, as performers. In fact, former members of the group who left a few years ago will be playing under the name of their new band, Dr. Amazon.
The band includes founding Smegma member Mike Lastra---also known for producing bands like Poison Idea, Hazel, Daniel Menche, and Jackie O Mother***ker---and former members of Smegma going back to 1992.