Classic Basement Lounge below the Historic Rialto Poolroom in Portland, OR.
The Jack London’s Tuesday Night Free Lecture Series is proud to host Richard Donin present on Greenhouse Gases: What are they from where do they originate?
“A native of Portland, Oregon, Richard Donin holds a Master of Arts from Lewis and Clark College and a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University. As an educator, college instructor, and businessman, Mr. Donin has a broad range of experience dealing with energy, environment, and education issues. He was a science teacher and curriculum specialist for 15 years at Portland Public Schools. Additionally, for 13 years, he was an adjunct graduate instructor at Lewis and Clark College.
Richard created nationally recognized, award winning education programs receiving numerous credit for innovative work in energy and environmental education. These honors include the top U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Special Award for Energy Innovation, the U.S. DOE Award for Energy Innovation, three State of Oregon Governor’s Energy Awards, a National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) Excellence in Science Education award, the NSTA’s Exemplary Science Program honor, and others”.
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This week Jesse Laird presents on “Civil Disobedience”. Laird will focus on recent civil disobedience movements throughout the world, ranging from Guatemalan peasants to an alliance of Serbian students and coal miners. The ethical dilemma at stake in the lecture is whether to obey unjust laws and cooperate with the status quo, or to resist authority while seeking the Good Society. The lecture concludes that civil disobedience is effective, common, and multicultural; that civil disobedience is a necessary part of the democratic process; that civil disobedience transforms the self and society.
Prof. Jesse Laird teaches in the Humanities,including courses in Ethics, Global Diversity, and Peace Studies, and participates in nonviolent social movements as a trainer-activist.
Kate Bruner will be speaking on various Asian mythologies, including Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, and other stories and beliefs.
We will discuss, among other ideas, the Hindu Trimurta, what an omphalos is, what orientation really means, where we get the word “thug”, what Indiana Jones has to do with the death goddess Kali, the differences between Eastern and Western dragons, goddess worship in India, China, and Japan, why the Chinese have a woman in the moon and who she is and how she got there, Chinese alchemy, ancient beliefs about jade, the Chinese kitchen god, the Feast of Hungry Ghosts, avatars, and the Indus Valley civilizations of Harrapa and Mohenjo Jara.
Tonight’s Stumptown Stories is an interesting one! In 1942, eggs at the Oregon State Hospital for the Insane were poisoned! 467 in total we’re poisoned and 46 died.
DON’T EAT THE EGGS! and come learn more tonight at Jack London Bar!
Doors and Happy Hour at 5pm, presentation at 7:30!
Part 1 of a 2 part special edition of Stumptown Stories. Bob Kingston presents: Jazz Divas.
Part 1:Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald(February 7)
Part 2: Sara Vaughan and Dinah Washington(February 14)
Presentation begins at 7:30
Please arrive early for seating.
Full bar and menu available. See menu at www.rialtopoolroom.com
Bob Kingston is resident historian for the Portland Opera, librarian, free-lance musicologist, and self-professed opera music-fanatic living in Portland and maintaining the blog site: http://drammapermusica.com/about/.
Stumptown Stories is a regular Tuesday night lecture series held at The Jack London Bar, beneath The Rialto Pool Room. Each week a different presenter speaks on Portland history, music, arts, and science. Most events are free.
Mythology of Daily Life or “How Beer Saved the World”
Mythologist Kate Bruner defines myth and speaks to how it has affected much of daily lives. Learn why a coward is called, “yellow” and what African mythology has to do with Bugs Bunn, along with why we use the term “werewolf” instead of “manwolf”. These things and a lot more will be illuminated by Kate Bruner, an English teacher at Clark College with a Ph. D. in English from Auburn.
The Jack London is located in the basement of the historic Rialto Pool Room. Doors open at 5 for food and full service bar. Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. 21+ only please. Free!
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Kick Ass Oregon History Christmas Special: Oregon’s First Christmas
December 20, 2011 | 7:30 pm | FREE | 21+
Come early for trivia and Happy hour 5-7!
www.orhistory.com is proud to present our Kick Ass Oregon History Christmas Special: Oregon’s First Christmas. Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin will wax poetic about the State’s first Christmas, and will be joined by “the voice” of the podcast, Andy Lindberg. Drunken Santa will also be in attendance. It’s like a Charlie Brown Christmas Special, but with designated drivers…
“Tom Burns: the Most Arrested Man in Portland”
Presented by Peter Sleeth
Tuesday, November 8
Rialto Poolroom and Bar
529 SW 4th Ave, Portland
Free and open to the public
Must be 21 or over.
The watch shop and bookery on SW Fourth and Ankeny, just off Burnside in downtown Portland, was a popular gathering place for the city’s more radical residents during the early 20th century. Its proprietor, Tom Burns, held meetings in the basement for his friends and fellow Socialists, reacting against the economic inequalities that plagued the country. Tom Burns walked his talk: he wrote pamphlets, letters, and newspaper articles; held speeches, strikes, and rallies; and was regularly arrested for his efforts, leading to his title: the Most Arrested Man in Portland. Reporter Peter Sleeth, whose family knew Burns, brings insight to this dynamic and largely unremembered Portland radical.
Facebook event here