Where: The Egg, 534 SE Oak St., Portland 97214 Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2009; 6-7pm bring your clothes and view what is available (try to arrive on time so that clothes can be arranged); 7-10pm grab as much as you can stuff in a bag! Cost: $7/bag if you bring clothes to swap, $10/bag if you don't Swap til you Drop! Got some clothes you've been jonesing to toss out? Bring them, and your party attitude, and swap them in the name of Bitch! It's for a good cause, and you can get some cool duds while you're at it. Refreshments and fun provided. Women's and men's clothes welcome! Bring a friend! All proceeds benefit Bitch Media. Support what you love! You can also RSVP on Facebook!
Just a reminder that our fourth and final lecture series is tonight! Visiting Guerilla Girl "Käthe Kollwitz" will speak on sexism in the art world and upcoming projects for the Guerilla Girls. Event sponsor the Willamette Week did an interview with Käthe earlier this week where she discusses the history of the activist group, the market of museums, and the reasoning behind her alias.
As of late, I have had a lot of exposure to stand-up comedy. I have always been intrigued by this art, since I appreciate a good healthy dose of wit and I grew up watching Paula Poundstone, Lisa Lampenelli and Margaret Cho. I even toyed with the idea of trying to perform at one of these events, since I feel like I am funnier than I actually am. Since moving to Portland, I have attended countless open mics and performances and guess what: a lot of male comics still use "bitchy" women, double standards about beauty and the like and menstruation when it comes to their material ("Periods...I mean right?"). A friend of mine is also one of the only female comics I have seen on a regular basis at these open mics, which is why when I heard that the second annual Bridgetown ComedyFestival was starting today, and was being headlined by the iconic and sharp-as-a-tack Janeane Garofalo, I swooned hard. Read more after the jump!