Portland's only Varieté Arts festival, returns for its sixth year to embrace the invention and diversity of this blossoming global subculture. Circus, burlesque, vaudeville, music, dance, and physical comedy have a home under one big umbrella - come in out of the rain and see what we're up to.
March 31st, 2017 - April 1st, 2017
The New Vaudeville movement began just as the mystic adventurers of the 1960s landed on the shores of the freaky 1970s - a revival of the traveling entertainer lifestyle tinged with acid, politics, and postmodernism. A rich global culture of New Vaudevillians has arisen in the decades since, and we've set aside Friday night to show it off. Live music by electro-swing big band The High Step Society soundtracks the stage antics of Seattle's A Unicycle Built For Two, Los Angeles vaudevillian entertainer Alex Bistrevsky, clown duo A Little Bit Off, Matthew Kerrigan of Shaking The Tree Theater, song and dance man Alexander Mak, Italian physical comedian Stefano Iaboni and Emcee Sean Dooley