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Welcome to the 10th Annual Fire Entertainer of the Year competition! ***Applications to compete are available now until April 15th. Email fireentertaineroftheyear@gmail.com to apply. We are thrilled to be once again hosting the finest celebrati... Read more

Welcome to the 10th Annual Fire Entertainer of the Year competition!

***Applications to compete are available now until April 15th. Email fireentertaineroftheyear@gmail.com to apply.

We are thrilled to be once again hosting the finest celebration and competition for Fire Entertainment the West Coast has to offer. Since the beginning, we have witnessed some incredible performances, dancing, fire manipulation and different ways to honor the sacred fire.

Join us once again at Dante's in downtown Portland on Friday, May 25th as we watch 10 contestants battle to become 2018's Fire Entertainer of the Year and win a cash prize of $1000!!!

Tickets on sale at danteslive.com 21+ $10 Advance $20 Door $125 Limited VIP seating

***Applications to compete are available now until April 15th. Email fireentertaineroftheyear@gmail.com to apply.


$10.00 - $125.00 More Info Buy Tickets
May 26, 2018 9:00 pm

Exotic magazine presents Polerotica 2018! Entertainers from all over the Pacific Northwest will compete and see who has what it takes to win $5,000 in cash and prizes and the cover and centerfold of Exotic's 25th Anniversary Issue! Come show your... Read more

Exotic magazine presents Polerotica 2018! Entertainers from all over the Pacific Northwest will compete and see who has what it takes to win $5,000 in cash and prizes and the cover and centerfold of Exotic's 25th Anniversary Issue! Come show your support and witness some of the best performances and trick pole skills the industry has to offer!         


Miss Kennedy's Theater of Burlesque Presents
May 27, 2018 8:00 pm

In the season finale from The Theater of Burlesque we take a journey back in time to where it all began. In an homage to the beauty and power of story telling, theater (and booze) we celebrate Myths and Legends as told by our dear friend Bacchus, a G... Read more

In the season finale from The Theater of Burlesque we take a journey back in time to where it all began. In an homage to the beauty and power of story telling, theater (and booze) we celebrate Myths and Legends as told by our dear friend Bacchus, a God many of us have celebrated a little too enthusiastically at times. Join us Sunday May 27th at Dante's to experience Bacchus' unique and heretofore unheard version of stories of old from The Lady of the Lake to Hades snare of Persephone. Come experience why our highly polished and distinguished stage show apart is routinely applauded, recommended and revered.

As a special treat all ticket holders will gain entry into Sinferno happening after the show.

Featuring Dylan Hillerman as Bacchus Nina Nightshade as Cleopatra and Persephone Wanda Bones as Salome and The Oracle of Delphi Rummy Rose as Baphomet and Isis Ruby Rocket as Venus Ginger S Mack as The Lady of The Lake and Miss Alex Kennedy with a surprise performance        

Proudly Sponsored by Straight to the Point Professional Body Piercing


May 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA! A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!  ... Read more

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!

A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!

 


$10.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets
Asylum Promotions & Productions presents
May 29, 2018 9:00 pm

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents: A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres. 21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday. The one, The Original, The Only. Come down, bring ... Read more

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents:

A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres.

21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday.

The one, The Original, The Only.

Come down, bring your friends and get your dark dance on!        


DANTE'S PRESENTS
May 31, 2018 9:00 pm

BITCHES IN THE BEEHIVE Bitches in the Beehive is a 3-6 piece lyrically driven folk rock band with vaguely morbid psychedelic undertones and a light-hearted sweetness reminiscent of a cool breeze blowing through a chinchillas belly fur.  Wh... Read more

BITCHES IN THE BEEHIVE

Bitches in the Beehive is a 3-6 piece lyrically driven folk rock band with vaguely morbid psychedelic undertones and a light-hearted sweetness reminiscent of a cool breeze blowing through a chinchillas belly fur.

 While the band resides in Portland, Oregon, it first found life in Silver City, New Mexico, in 2011. Bitches in the Beehives started with Minda Lacy and Caleb Kalisher shyly jamming and exchanging lyrics in a living room and has since grown into so much more.

Vocals, Guitar - Minda Lacy

Bass - Caleb Kalisher

Drums - David Rauenzahn

Harmonies/Accordion - Lindsay Mercer

Harmonies/Instrumentalist - Brooklyn Baron

Violin - Larrea Cottingham        

 

JANA CRENSHAW

Jana Crenshaw is a singer-songwriter and composer originally from Lawrenceville, PA.  Though her beginnings are small-town, Crenshaw has toured the US and Canada extensively, first with wacky, avante-garde musical troupe Squonk Opera, and most recently with her solo material, under her maiden name, Jana Losey.
While performing with Squonk, Jana acquired the vocal skills, stamina, and stage presence that landed the group on Broadway with ‘BigSmorgasbordWunderWerk’, and Jana in the lead role.  As the internal workings of Squonk slowly spun themselves into something like a VH-1 ‘Behind the Music’ episode, Jana left the group to pursue another career in 2001. 

In 2005, she met producer/guitar/bassist Melanie Peters, and together they produced 3 albums (Bittersweet, Blocks, Bare Bones), a video for the song ‘5 Days’ that spent 10 weeks at #1 on MTV’s LOGO channel, and a TV show (‘The Song You Heard’) that aired regionally through PA and NY. 

Jana moved to Portland, OR in 2008, and after a hiatus from music, slowly rekindled her love of theater, composing music and soundscapes for shows at Portland Center Stage (Kodachrome, Constellations, Oregon Trail, Vanya, Sonia and Masha and Spike, futura, Small Fire, Chinglish, Other Desert Cities), Portland Playhouse (Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin/Hand2Mouth), Liminal (Our Town), and performing in a devised piece called “Please Validate Your Identity” as part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival. Jana also scored "Note to Self", produced and directed by Adrienne Flagg at COHO Theater, and recently had the pleasure of writing a saxophone score for Profile Theater's "2.5 Minute Ride" by Lisa Kron.



THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION Who knew that rock'n'roll could still be so exhilarating ... and musically diverse? A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, Hillbilly Moon Explosion honed their craft without ... Read more

THE HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION

Who knew that rock'n'roll could still be so exhilarating ... and musically diverse? A half-English 4-piece hidden away in the unlikely habitat of Switzerland, Hillbilly Moon Explosion honed their craft without distraction for many years. Searching for the right sound they've previously recorded in San Diego, Camden and Tooting allowing more time to get it spot on.

The band are quite an online and vinyl phenomenon, boosted by the My Love For Evermore single, a duet with Spark Phillips. Tattoos of My Love For Evermore have become a thing, with dozens of fans comparing photos on the band's Facebook page. At least 30 cover-versions add to the eleven million of views of the song's viral video on Youtube and the 7" vinyl sold out a remarkable seven pressings.

Much revered in France, they were recently hired to help resurrect the career of the film star and singer Arielle Dombasle. She recorded with the band an album of Hillbilly Moon cover versions, out now as 'French Kiss' on Universal.

Last in the UK in 2013, they straddle genres with ease, playing divergent gigs such as the Jazz Café, the Punk Rebellion Festival, Boomtown Festival, and as guests of the Swiss national team at the London Olympics.         


Dante's Presents
June 2, 2018 9:00 pm

"It seems today that the respect for guitar virtuosos has been going the way of the buffalo. Thankfully, we may have our savior in Rod DeGeorge, a prodigy from the Philadelphia area. Sharing the stage with the likes of Paul Stanley (KISS), Earl ... Read more

"It seems today that the respect for guitar virtuosos has been going the way of the buffalo. Thankfully, we may have our savior in Rod DeGeorge, a prodigy from the Philadelphia area. Sharing the stage with the likes of Paul Stanley (KISS), Earl Slick (John Lennon and David Bowie), members of Foreigner, Bad Company and 38 Special, DeGeorge has held his own among solidified music legends.

Currently enjoying the success of his instrumental powerhouses, Cosmic Playground, and Quantum Dancing, DeGeorge still manages to give back, teaching young musicians composition and songwriting skills. One would think that such a multi-talented professional who has played halftime shows for the NFL, appearing on VH1, E!, a major motion picture, as well as performing for presidential crowds, would be less inclined to push the boundaries, but DeGeorge takes pride in honing his wide variety of music chops, from composing to teaching to commercial work."

-Johnny Davis (Red Light Productions)

Additionally, DeGeorge has a signature model with the Italian guitar company, and makers of the Handle Guitar, XOX Audio Tools, as well as endorsemnets with Gibson Guitars, Dunlop Accessories and Dark Horse Strings.

Quotes

"Awesome! Reminds me of Jeff Beck!" - Paul Stanley (KISS)

"There must be a lot of monkey bars and turbo-tube slides in DeGeorgeʼs playground. Itʼs fun to zoom through all the melodies, wah stabs, keyboard flurries, shred bits and harmony solos, and then collapse with giddy exhaustion." - Guitar Player Magazine

"Check out this adventurous young fella: his playing is very exciting, and his technical proficiency is quite admirable." - Elliott Randall (Steely Dan)

"If thereʼs any justice in the world, Rod DeGeorge will be one of the brightest stars amongst 21st Century new guitar heroes" -Hammer World Magazine, Hungary

 "It almost frightens me about what we may see in the future from this incredibly talented musician. Cosmic Playground is more than a calling card...itʼs a full-on statement of purpose that he has arrived and demands your attention" - Progscape.com

"Rod DeGeorge is by far one of the most prolific talents I have come across in along time. His international flavor is sure to become a heavy influence of future artists for years to come. " - Twisted Voice

"I would pity the Devil if he ever made his way from Georgia to Pennsylvania, ʻcause as bad of a time he had with Charlie, he would just be thrashed by Rod!" - Sea of Tranquility

"Rod DeGeorge has the potential to be a big guitar hero like Steve Vai or John Petrucci. Points: 15 out of 10 (not 10...15!)." -Gitarren-Blog.De

"Great playing! Some serious picking technique and cool tunes!" - Vinnie Moore (UFO, Alic Cooper, Solo Artist)

"Amazing stuff!! Great guitar playing, it makes me want to practice more!" - Steve Burrows (Beyonce, Rihanna, Jessica Simpson, Tommy Lee)        


Dante's Presents
June 3, 2018 7:00 pm

The Atlas Moth is an American post-metal band from Chicago, Illinois that formed in 2007. The band made its full-length debut on Candlelight in 2009 with A Glorified Piece of Blue-Sky, following up in 2011 with An Ache for the Distance, which was rel... Read more

The Atlas Moth is an American post-metal band from Chicago, Illinois that formed in 2007. The band made its full-length debut on Candlelight in 2009 with A Glorified Piece of Blue-Sky, following up in 2011 with An Ache for the Distance, which was released on Profound Lore. The Atlas Moth blend of musical styles has been described by Pitchfork as "militantly adventurous heavy metal". Their most recent album The Old Believer was released in 2014 and their upcoming release Coma Noir will be out in early February 2018 via Prosthetic Records.


June 3, 2018 10:00 pm

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA! A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!  ... Read more

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!

A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!  

 


$10.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets
Asylum Promotions & Productions presents
June 5, 2018 9:00 pm

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents: A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres. 21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday. The one, The Original, The Only. Come down, bring ... Read more

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents:

A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres.

21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday.

The one, The Original, The Only.

Come down, bring your friends and get your dark dance on!        



The The First Church of The Sacred Silversexual, the World's Only David Bowie Church, performs at the Star Theater on Friday, June 8 as part of their Summer 2018 Pacific Northwest Tour! Joining the First Church will be: Junkpop Scumbop Hunk... Read more

The The First Church of The Sacred Silversexual, the World's Only David Bowie Church, performs at the Star Theater on Friday, June 8 as part of their Summer 2018 Pacific Northwest Tour!

Joining the First Church will be:

Junkpop Scumbop Hunkhop Variety Show w Heart ov Gold BODY ACADEMICS

British-Korean Queer Rockers MILLSTONE GRIT        


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