Thursday, September 9, 2010

Portland Screening Liberally and Laughing Liberally events coming up this month

Two big events coming up for those in the Portland area who are into liberal living (that's in addition to tonight's regular meeting of the Portland Drinking Liberally chapter, with folks from the Multnomah County Young Democrats joining us):

1. Laughing Liberally (Saturday, September 11th):

This Saturday night, September 11th, at 8pm, Lizz Winstead -- writer, satirist, creator of 'The Daily Show,' co-founder of Air America Radio -- is coming to the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, in Portland.

And Drinking Liberally members are invited to a special salon following her performance! Join Lizz in conversation about . . . well, about all kinds of things, including:

  • The influence of The Daily Show on media, as well as how Americans receive and interpret their news these days.
  • The power of comedy in influencing social change.
  • The dearth of female writers and comedians in late night television.
  • The wonderfulness of Portland.

Tickets are $25.

And while you're waiting for Saturday night to get here, check out clips from Lizz's hit Off-Broadway show Wake Up World: "The morning show that brings you half the news in twice the time!"

2. Screening Liberally (Sunday, September 19th):

"What's the Matter with Kansas?" is the 2009 documentary film by Laura Cohen and Joe Winston, based on Thomas Frank's 2004 book by the same name.

Named one of the ten best documentaries of 2009 by Roger Ebert, the film follows individual stories to reveal how the Sunflower State converted from a hotbed of leftwing populism in the mid-20th century to a bastion of hard-core conservatism by the beginning of the 21st century -- and what that means for progressive politics in America.

Join us at Ringo's Bar & Grill, 12300 SW Broadway (across from the Beaverton Bakery) at 7pm Sunday September 19th for a screening with plenty of time for discussion afterward. Admission is free!

Directions to Ringo's Bar & Grill from the Beaverton Transit Center MAX stop. (It's only a few blocks. Ringo's also has plenty of off-street parking.)

Thanks to the Washington County Democrats for making "What's the Matter with Kansas?" available!

And have you bought your copy of the ultimate guidebook for living liberally yet?

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