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Umbrella Festival 2017 Remainder-of-the-Weekend Pass
Mar 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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Buy a weekend pass for the FIVE REMAINING SHOWS of the sixth annual UMBRELLA FESTIVAL of circus and comedy!!

Come to all three remaining days and nights of acrobats & aerialists, clowns & cabaret, bands & burlesque, vaudevillians and just plain villains. Save money and be richly entertained (and quite possibly covered in silly string).

$65 buys a regular Adult Weekend Pass, with seating in the GA section.

$120 buys an Adult Preferred Seating Weekend Pass (seating in the first 5 rows in the front/center section)

Since the Saturday night show is sold out, this is the ONLY WAY to get admission to Saturday Night, now.

These passes are good for all shows, but please note, the Saturday Night show is 21 & over.

TICKETS FOR INDIVIDUAL SHOWS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE

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THE UMBRELLA FESTIVAL of Circus and Comedy, 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.

Thursday, March 30th
7pm - FESTIVAL KICKOFF PARADE with LOVEBOMB GO-GO
Join the marching bands, jugglers, hoopers, freaks and geeks of the Umbrella Festival as we all parade up Alberta Street to the Alberta Rose Theatre to kick this thing off right!

8pm - UMBRELLA FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT - CONTEMPORARY CIRQUE
Opening night shines a light on the youthful artists and dance-infused style of today's Contemporary Circus movement. Much in the way of aerial dance is included here - Dream Frohe and Naomi Ullian from Bellingham, and local Portland aerialists Paulina & Omri. We've also got Las Vegas cyr wheel maestro Chris Crescent, Portland hooper Indigo Sky, the Rose-city Acro Devils, hand balancer Daniel Patrick, and the musical stylings of Portland's own Three for Silver.

Friday, March 31
8pm - NEW VAUDEVILLE
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 Unicycle for Two, Los Angeles dancing juggler Alex Bistrevsky, clown duo A Little Bit Off, Shaking the Tree Theater, song and dance man Alexander Mak, and Italian physical comedian Stefano Iaboni.

Saturday, April 1st
2pm - APRIL FOOLS DAY FAMILY MATINEE
Seattle aerialist Kate Herndon leads a line-up of circus and variety artists devised to keep kids and parents enrapt and entertained, including Chris Crescent on the cyr wheel and A Unicycle Built for Two.

8pm - DIRTY CABARET
Portland itself has been a flashpoint of the Dirty Cabaret, ever since Sinferno Cabaret and the Suicide Girls put our town's adult variety entertainers on the map. Don't bring the kids unless you're feeling awfully permissive - this show has nudity, foul language, and worse as our guests do their best to shock us. Maya Papaya (LA) and Annie Shephard (Seattle) join local hellions Jon Dutch, Layne Fawkes, Indigo Sky, Asimov Atomsmasher, Miss Spooky, Juliette Electrique, The CJ Mickens Band, and drag heroine Pepper Pepper as our guest MC.

Sunday, April 2nd
2pm - NEXT GENERATION Student Showcase
The AWOL Aeros return to the Umbrella, leading a line-up of child circus prodigies from Echo Theater, Afterglow Aerial Arts and more off our city's finest schools. We're always thrilled to see what the future holds for our bohemian arts underground, and these are the fledgeling artists who will bring that future about. Get ahead of the curve.
Not only that, but we're bringing back beloved novelty singer Al Simmons and cowboy clown Leapin' Louie to keep all those kids and parents entertained.

8pm - ROCK AND ROLL MONSTERS: CLOSING NIGHT with SUPER GEEK LEAGUE
Seattle's legendary Super Geek League equals one savage metal/punk rock band, one ripping horn section, a tangle of kayboards and electronics, the soulful vocals of Skylar Johnson and Noah Mickens (aka William Batty of Wanderlust Circus), a mob of world-class circus artists and go-go dancers; and a warehouse full of giant monster costumes, confetti-shooting robots, and the most bizarre and convoluted Sci-Fi back-story you could ever hope for. SGL has been a sister troupe to Portland's beloved Wanderlust Circus for around five years now, and we're thrilled to bring their newly-refined masterpiece to the stage for its world-premiere. With guest performers from throughout the festival, we can guarantee that you've never seen anything like it. more >>>