ad astra per aspera

Upcoming Events

On a March In The Snow
January 25, 2017 · 9:00 pm
The steep and thorny way to heaven
ʀsᴠᴘ ᴏʀ ᴀᴅᴠᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴛɪᴄᴋᴇᴛs ʀᴇǫᴜɪʀᴇᴅ.

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday January 25, 27, 28th
doors 8:30pm, show 9:00pm
$10 ($5 for members)
cash bar for nonmembers

In an ongoing series of collaborations with artists of various non-musical disciplines, and based on the life and works of Gideon Barstow, Myrrh Larsen asks in On A March In The Snow, “what is real, what is fantasy, and what is fate?”

In this workshop production of Myrrh Larsen’s latest narrative rock show, presented as new work parallel to Portland’s Fertile Ground festival, Myrrh continues to invoke archetypical stories with an emotional twist, exploring the fairy realm and how its intrusions and infatuations affect our own lives.

Through interpreting the found journals and letters of Gideon Barstow, Myrrh explores Gideon’s strange descent into visions and possibly madness through a seven song cycle. Inspired by the parallels to Myrrh’s own work in Gideon’s haunting original pieces and creative adaptations, Myrrh presents songs found in Gideon’s journals alongside new original work of his own to weave together the ill-fated love story between Gideon and a strange, otherworldly creature..

In this piece of fact and fiction, Myrrh explores what it means to love something or someone who, by their nature, cannot possibly love you back, and blurs the line between the faerie realm and our own.

Offering audiences an immersive multimedia story framed by the more familiar trappings of a rock concert, On A March In The Snow expands the definition of what can be experienced in a club setting. Part of a long-term partnership with venue The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven, this debut workshop performance invites the audience into a world that tears down the walls between fantasy and reality, between seeing a show and becoming a part of it.

Performers:
Portland based goth-rocker Myrrh Larsen
and contortionist, aerial performer, and sinferno regular Meg Russell.
Wonderland: A Night Carnival
February 11, 2017 · 9:30 pm
The steep and thorny way to heaven
ʀsᴠᴘ ᴏʀ ᴀᴅᴠᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴛɪᴄᴋᴇᴛs ʀᴇǫᴜɪʀᴇᴅ.

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Things get curiouser and curiouser, as we dive through the looking glass for a Very Important Date at the Night Carnival!

Saturday, Februrary 11th
doors 9:30pm
$18 GA, ($10 for members)
VIP packages $100: includes two tickets, VIP seating, and bottle service for two
cash bar for nonmembers

This Valentine’s, grab your Queen of Hearts, don your red or white livery, or fly solo down the rabbit hole for Wonderland: A Night Carnival!

Whether you are celebrating romance with a whimsical date, or avoiding the clamor of couples and joining us for the magical and marvelous performances, our Wonderland Night Carnival has something for everyone. So find a mirror or secret door, a hedge hole, or follow the White Rabbit to find us frolicking the night away!

Costumes from all Lewis Carroll worlds are welcome, so paint your roses red, gather your fellow chess pieces, or put on a cheshire grin, and you’ll be entered to win some amazing local treasures in our Costume Contest!

Part world-class variety show, part costume party, the NIGHT CARNIVAL is your invitation to drink and dance alongside the city’s finest fringe artists, and enjoy a revue ranging from music and dance, theatre, circus acrobatics, and more.

Performances and costume inspiration TBA