Do join us  for a very special Día de Muertos edition of

SKIN & BONE PERFORMANCE SALON followed by a RAUCOUS MASK-PARADE AND JUBILANT DANCING There will be music and merriment. There will be secrets and shadows. There will be poems and puppets. There will be stories and song. There will be clowns-about-town, getting down. There will be objects (and people) flying through the air. Friday, November 1st, 2013 | 7:00pm Doors | Lightbox Kulturhaus | 2027 NE MLK Blvd This event is one night only and very likely to sell out. Pre-sale tickets highly encouraged:

This venue is CASH ONLY. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door, and concession is offered for your refreshment needs.

MASK DANCE PARADE Meet at Lightbox Kulturhaus at 10pm to assemble for a Dia de Muertos Masque Parade in Celebration of the lives of those who have left their bodies. We’d like this to be a raucous, jubilant affair with many different families, tribes, gangs, bands, troupes, colors, and flavors participating together in a grand remembrance of those who have died, as well as for each of us to remember that we too will die, and to laugh and sing and flirt and cajole with more vibrance in this knowing. Our plan is to process through Eliot and Mississippi neighborhood streets with a group of 200 masked merry pranksters this Day of the Dead. Please join us! The parade will commence after Skin and Bone Performance Salon, which is happening that evening at the Lightbox starting at 7pm. See details above. Friday, November 1st, 2013 from 10pm – 12pm  Cost: FREE to attend1234991_10201858675886920_762324142_n

AUGUST 28th, 2013 – 8:00 pm Jawbone Puppet Theater & Poncili Company present: .SACRED CANDY.

Tix: $5-10 (pay what ya can! No one turned away for lack of funds!) PG time is over! Get a babysitter, put the kids to bed, and come out for a night of adult puppetry you won’t soon forget!

Puppets. Big masks. Physical theater. Including the short masterpiece “Fire Hydrant Woman gets Tooken Away,” written, designed and directed by the 5-year-old, which culminates in a disemboweled t-rex spewing guts and candies, the show quickly spirals into madness, as two jabbering old ladies try to comfort a crying baby while navigating a bizarre and surreal dystopian future, encountering various amorphous monsters, while a mad carnival barker raffles secrets, and everybody prays to the holy mutant cow in hopes of ending their addiction to candy. Babies will cry, and monsters will lose their shape no matter how many eyes you have to see them. In the midst of all this, our resident potty-mouthed biblical scholar will regale you with the tale of “Genesis, Chapter 38” a funny, dirty retelling of one of the weirder bible stories. Be forwarned: this show contains scenes of graphic puppet on puppet sex–not for the feint of heart.

And we also have cheap art for sale–hand made prints, small sculptures, monsters by the kid, comics and much more! Jawbone Puppet Theater is a quirky, potty-mouthed, father-son act from Brooklyn, NY, by way of Taiwan. Poncili Company is a mysterious experimental art collective from Puerto Rico. Together again after our triumphant winter tour, “Dinosaur Saints & Humble Robots,” which you can check out here:


Skin & Bone Performance Salon: Lightbox Kulturhaus presents an evening of new and in progress works in dance, clown, theater, spoken word, music and social experimentation. We want to use this event to encourage you to “put your money where your heart is.” Support the incredible creativity of our local community. Let us know what you enjoy by tipping your favorite performances! As always, the public is invited to stay afterwards, to dance, connect and network. Join us for one, the other, or both nights if you’d like – the show will be offered August 9th & 10th! Reserve your seat for Friday or Saturday with pre-sale tickets at skin-n-bone.brownpapertickets.comS&B-8-9_10-REDO_web

Lightbox Kulturhaus presents Finding Our Place, a new art installation of Northwest Geography by Tyler Corbett and Erinn Kathryn on public display June 7-9. The opening reception will be held First Friday, June 7th, 6-10pm.

An artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at 2pm. The show closes on Sunday June 9th at 5pm.

Finding Our Place, an installation of sculptural topographical models of the rugged landscapes of the American Northwest, paired with vivid landscape paintings based on those models. Over the past year, the artists have visited and studied the geographic features of Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Bar, the Willamette River Valley, Denali, and other monumental sites to recreate the physicality of these spaces. In Finding Our Place, colorful, yet faithfully rendered aerial models explore the surface tensions of these natural environments while the paintings mine deeper into their sensual, ineffable realities. The duality creates a conversation between notions of intimacy and detachment, appearances and absences, and ultimately maps the ways mythologies are made. Interdisciplinary artists Tyler Corbett and Erinn Kathryn live and work together in Portland, Oregon. They are interested in space and distance, location and place. They traverse through the real landscapes that are eventually interpreted in their work. Kathryn is a 2012 Regional Arts and Cultural Council project grant recipient and her work has been shown at Guardino Gallery and the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Corbett’s work has recently been shown at People’s Art of Portland, the Goodfoot, and Milepost 5.

You can see more on this project and other works online at, and