Classic Basement Lounge below the Historic Rialto Poolroom in Portland, OR.

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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.
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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.

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Tonight Kickass Oregon History and Trimet bring us Humanity on Wheels… Original stories from Transit drivers and Trimet history.
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Kick Ass Oregon History is pleased to partner with TriMet Diaries in offering for your amusement and education… “Humanity On Wheels; an Evening of Mass Transit Tales!” …
On this evening we will revel in Mass Transit Glory with the following distinguished speakers:
www.orhistory.com‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, who has publicly commuted downtown daily since 1984, will tell the yarns of TriMet’s history, being sure to leave in all the gory details!
Bill Reagan will share his findings as a devoted Urban Explorer and Chronicler.
Jeff Guardalabene, or just Dr. Jeff will regale the swooned audience with his tales of TriMet adventures, and perhaps channel some tattered beat generation musings on public transportation.
Other Special Guests shall surely arrive (with transfer in hand, of course) and an Open Mic session shall round out the evening – where you too can share your Mass Transit Stories, both angelic and satanic in nature.
And you certainly won’t want to miss orhistory.com‘s assistant Mellia Lang’s awesome TriMet stage set – it’s like a diorama come to life!
Won’t you join us? Conveniently located in the heart of the formerly “fareless square.”

Visit OrHistory.com and TriMetDiaries.com for more details.

Tonight Kickass Oregon History and Trimet bring us Humanity on Wheels… Original stories from Transit drivers and Trimet history.

Words from DaveKnows.org:

Kick Ass Oregon History is pleased to partner with TriMet Diaries in offering for your amusement and education… “Humanity On Wheels; an Evening of Mass Transit Tales!” …

On this evening we will revel in Mass Transit Glory with the following distinguished speakers:

www.orhistory.com‘s Ribald Resident Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, who has publicly commuted downtown daily since 1984, will tell the yarns of TriMet’s history, being sure to leave in all the gory details!

Bill Reagan will share his findings as a devoted Urban Explorer and Chronicler.

Jeff Guardalabene, or just Dr. Jeff will regale the swooned audience with his tales of TriMet adventures, and perhaps channel some tattered beat generation musings on public transportation.

Other Special Guests shall surely arrive (with transfer in hand, of course) and an Open Mic session shall round out the evening – where you too can share your Mass Transit Stories, both angelic and satanic in nature.

And you certainly won’t want to miss orhistory.com‘s assistant Mellia Lang’s awesome TriMet stage set – it’s like a diorama come to life!

Won’t you join us? Conveniently located in the heart of the formerly “fareless square.”

Visit OrHistory.com and TriMetDiaries.com for more details.

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.
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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.

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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!

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Part 2 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.comBob 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.
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Part 2 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.

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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.comBob 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.
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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.

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The United Nations declared 2012 the Year of the Bat & Stumptown Stories is ready to teach you all about them tonight at Jack London Bar!
The Biology, Behavior, & Benefits of Bats, presentation by Cris Hein, PhD, Conservation Scientist, Bat Conservation International."Bats are essential to the health of our natural world. They help control pests and are vital pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals.” (Batcon.org)In association with The United Nation’s International Year of the Bat, Stumptown Stories is proud to welcome back Dr Cris Hein. 
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The United Nations declared 2012 the Year of the Bat & Stumptown Stories is ready to teach you all about them tonight at Jack London Bar!

The Biology, Behavior, & Benefits of Bats, presentation by Cris Hein, PhD, Conservation Scientist, Bat Conservation International.

"Bats are essential to the health of our natural world. They help control pests and are vital pollinators and seed-dispersers for countless plants. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the least studied and most misunderstood of animals.” (Batcon.org)

In association with The United Nation’s International Year of the Bat, 
Stumptown Stories is proud to welcome back Dr Cris Hein. 

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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!
 
Check out the Facebook Event <—here
Jack London Bar on Facebook, Twitter & The web!

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!

Check out the Facebook Event <—here

Jack London Bar on FacebookTwitter & The web!

Stumptown Stories 12/27 from 7:30-10:30pm: LAKE Missoula Flood – Evidence of Devastation This catastrophic ice age flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars miles long and hundreds of feet high.. Join us as author, artist, and photographer, Rick Thompson presents his findings from 10 years of research uncovering the effects of the Missoula Flood in Oregon and Southwest Washington. With color photos, topographical maps and space photos Rick will show some of the effects still visible today.The Jack London is located in the basement of the historic Rialto Pool Room in downtown Portland. We are conveniently located near the MAX and all bus lines. A smart park garage is across the street.Doors open at 5p.m. for full bar and food service. Event starts at 7:30. 21+ only please. Free.Join us each Tuesday night for another episode of Stumptown Stories! at The Jack London.Check out the Facebook Event &lt;&#8212;here
Jack London Bar on Facebook, Twitter &amp; The web!

Stumptown Stories 12/27 from 7:30-10:30pm: LAKE Missoula Flood – Evidence of Devastation 

This catastrophic ice age flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars miles long and hundreds of feet high.. 

Join us as author, artist, and photographer, Rick Thompson presents his findings from 10 years of research uncovering the effects of the Missoula Flood in Oregon and Southwest Washington. With color photos, topographical maps and space photos Rick will show some of the effects still visible today.

The Jack London is located in the basement of the historic Rialto Pool Room in downtown Portland. We are conveniently located near the MAX and all bus lines. A smart park garage is across the street.

Doors open at 5p.m. for full bar and food service. Event starts at 7:30. 21+ only please. Free.

Join us each Tuesday night for another episode of Stumptown Stories! at The Jack London.

Check out the Facebook Event <—here

Jack London Bar on FacebookTwitter & The web!