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Walt Curtis Benefit/Birthday Celebration at Dante's

June 30, 2010: Walt curtis

Longtime Portland artist and poet Walt Curtis lost nearly a lifetime's worth of work in a fire at the Lair Hill church this May. Mayor Sam Adams has declared July 1-7, 2010 to be Walt Curtis Week,with several benefits to help Walt recover from the tragedy and get back on his feet.

July 1st: Literary Extravaganza and Moore
Readings and performances by Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, Richard Moore (hence the name), Monica Drake, Matt Love, and many more.
Berbati's Pan

July 2nd: Walt Curtis Birthday Bash
Live music and burlesque-style acts. Zia McCabe of the Dandy Warhols and her country cover band Brush Prairie, as well as Viva Las Vegas, dancers from OBT and BodyVox, Courtney Taylor Taylor, Leapin' Louie Lichenstein, Alexander Moore's pop cover band, DJ Freaky Outy and more.

July 6th:Mala Noche in 35mm
A screening Gus Van Sant's classic adaptation of Curtis' acclaimed work Mala Noche.
Cinema 21