The 2nd Annual Siren Nation Festival has been announced for November 5-8th.
Gotta love Local Cut; Boob headlines one day, “inspiring and empowering women of all ages” the next. At least, that's Siren Nation's mission statement, as the only women's collective to produce it's own local festival, highlighting the achievements of women in the arts. Showcasing music, film, performance and visual art, this year's lineup—just announced today—features some impressive local talent. It looks like this:
“Thursday, November 5th: The festival kicks off with a huge all-women art show at the Olympic Mills Building (107 Se Washington St.). This art opening will feature the DJ talents of DJ Safi. “The Journey” is Siren Nation's 2nd annual fine arts exhibit. Through a variety of media “The Journey” expresses, both the overall journey of women and the personal journey of over 50 Portland Artists. All Ages. 6-10 pm. Free.
Friday, November 6th: The first of two spectacular nights of music at the Someday Lounge: Grey Anne, Star Anna, Emily Wells and Lovers. 8pm. 21+. $12/15.
Saturday, November 7th: A day of documentaries about Four Female Pioneers in Politics, Performance, Poetry and Partisanship at the Hollywood Theater Noon – 5:30 p.m. $5.
Saturday, November 7th: The Someday Lounge: The I's, Y La Bamba, Tender Forever, Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside. 8pm. 21+. $12/15.
Sunday, November 8th: The festival wraps up with a huge art and craft sale featuring 40 women artists and free workshops for women and girls at the McMenamins Kennedy School. 11 am – 4 pm. All ages. Free.”
Festival passes will cost $25, available at sirennation[dot]com from October 1st. These will be good for all events, while tickets for individual shows will also be available on the door (see prices above).
Here's clips of Grey Anne and Y La Bamba to set the scene-