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Bad Dates, Good Laughs

Bad Dates, Good Laughs

We’ve all had them: dates that go terribly, hilariously awry. Let’s commisserate together - while supporting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon - at our 6th annual Valentine’s benefit, It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating!

Brave local personalities will share mortifying memories about their worst dates for your entertainment...their pain is your gain! You’ll leave either feeling grateful for your current relationship or with the realization that being single isn’t so bad after all.

Proceeds will help Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon keep Oregon the No. 1 state for reproductive freedom. All advance ticketholders are entered in a drawing for fabulous door prizes, so get your tickets today!

WHAT: It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating (Portland)
STORYTELLERS: Amy Miller, Portland’s Funniest Comedian 2013, writer, Midnight Mass PDX; Melanie Coffee, freelance journalist and founder of ShesWrite.net; Lesley Harper, storyteller and facilitator of creativity and empathy workshops; David Walker, filmmaker and writer (BadAzz MoFo, Reflections on Blaxploitation); JoAnn Schinderle, standup comic and host of Control Yourself: A Showcase of Funny; Curtis Cook, standup comic; Reba Sparrow, actor, producer and story coach (The Mystery Box Show); Brenna Monahan, Planned Parenthood health center manager
HOST: Local variety show stars Bri Pruett (Late Night Action) and Leo Daedalus (The Late Now)
WHEN: Tuesday, February 3rd (doors 6pm, show 7-9pm)
WHERE: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St., Portland
TICKETS: $20 at the door or $18 in advance from AlbertaRoseTheatre.com and at the Alberta Rose Theatre box office

WHAT: It’s Not Me, It’s You: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating (Eugene)
STORYTELLERS: Jennifer Sparklebritches, humorist; Mike Petersen, actor/DJ/physics student; Camilla Mortensen, journalist/editor/college instructor; Max Brockmann, funny guy; Aliya Khan, political activist/blogger (Everyday Feminism); Jason Eifler, standup comic; Helen Shepard, standup comic/sexologist
HOST: Glamazon drag star Karress Ann Slaughter
WHEN: Friday, February 6th (doors 6pm, show 7-9pm)
WHERE: Cozmic Pizza, 199 W. Eighth St., Eugene
TICKETS: $15 at the door or $13 in advance from CozmicPizza.com and the Cozmic Pizza box office

Posted on January 6, 2015 in News.
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