Stephanie’s Portland Picks for November

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November — when the holiday crunch really takes on full speed. There’s a bit less activity now in town after the summer.

Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

As usual, I’m focused on the local music scene!

It’s going to be an awesome Dia de los Muertos (on Tuesday, November 1st) at Holocene with Orquestra Pacifico Tropical and others.

Check out Jenny Don’t & The Spurs at The Liquor Store on Wednesday, November 2nd for something refreshingly different.

It’s the 2 year anniversary of Uplift at The Liquor Store on Friday, November 4th.

Phone Call will be supporting Beat Connection at the Doug Fir Lounge on Saturday, November 5th.

Wednesday, November 9th Natasha Kmeto will be playing at Holocene.

It’s a tough call on Thursday, November 10thTezeta Band at The Goodfoot or 1939 Ensemble at Holocene?

Believe You Me is at The Liquor Store on Friday, November 11th for their usual second Friday gig.

The show I’ve been looking forward to the most happens Tuesday, November 15th at the Wonder Ballroom. A Tribe Called Red’s third album, We Are the Halluci Nation, is superb. It’s got a cinematic grandeur but also a touching intimacy. I cannot WAIT to see these guys for the third time.

My Body will play Holocene on Thursday, November 17th.

Need something to spice up the Thanksgiving Day weekend? Radiation City will be playing Revolution Hall on Friday, November 25th.

Literary

November is NaNoWriMo, a worldwide challenge to write a novel in a month. Once I did challenge myself to write a flash piece every day before I headed to work, but I’m not by nature a novel writer. However, if you’re up to the challenge, check out the website:

http://www.nanowrimo.org

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