Germinal.-Defoort-Goerger-©-Alain-Rico_HEROIt’s that time of year again, friends!  The 2014 Time-Based Art (T:BA) Festival runs September 11th-21st all around Portland and Q Center is thrilled to be partnering with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art for this year’s festival!

Last year, PICA offered a 20% discount on tickets to all Q Center supporters who used our special code, and our code was used the most out of all community partners!  You all dig the festival — and we dig that you dig it.

This year’s Q Center discount code is:  qcentertba14  

This code is good for 20% off admission to all TBA performances, late-night shows, workshops, and other ticketed events! It can be used starting immediately for online sales (enter at checkout) via and can also be presented to the TBA Central Box Office via phone (503-224-PICA) or in person (415 SW 10th Ave, Ste 300).  

JackFerver_MonMaMes_IanDouglas_2_960Obviously, we think everything T:BA has to offer is worth your time, but below are the LGBTQ-focused highlights from this year’s festival to help get you started:

Seniors, Sexuality, & Spirituality: Art and Social Change – one of two anchor projects for this day-long, public, free symposium is Holcombe Waller’s work-in-progress, LGBT Requiem Mass, which involves partnerships across LGBT, art, and faith-based communities. The private think tank convening for the project, which takes place the day before this symposium, will be part of a public roundtable at the symposium.

SQUART! (Spontaneous Queer Art!)Larry/Laura Arrington (San Francisco)

Mammalian Diving ReflexAll the Sex I’ve Ever Had (Toronto) – a community-based presentation that works with a group of local seniors 65+ over the course of a month to create an explicit performance/reading about sex, sexuality, love, dating, and relationships throughout their lives, in their own words. Includes substantial LGBTQ representation.

WynneGreenwood_Cooley_960Jack FerverMon Ma Mes (NYC – dance theatre + choreography)

Field Guide on Jack Ferver, facilitated by Jesse Hewit (San Francisco)

Pepper Pepper – return of “Critical Mascara” drag ball (Pacific Northwest)

Critical & Fierce: Tea w/ Madison Moore and Pepper (London/Portland, public talk/conversation)

Eisa JocsonDeath of the Pole Dancer / Macho Dancer (dance, Philippines)

Evelyn_ChanticleerTrüandDamonBoucher_960_1Field Guide on Eisa Jocson, facilitated by Clare Croft, scholar of feminist and queer dance studies at University of Michigan

TBA Conversation: Eisa Jocson interviewed by Clare Croft, w/ audience Q&A

Wynne Greenwood (of Tracy + the Plastics fame) (Seattle) – an exhibition and series of small performances called STACY curated by Stephanie Snyder at Reed College’s Cooley Gallery

Emily Roysdon (Stockholm, Sweden) – Uncounted Futures, an exhibition at PICA

Chanticleer TruEvelyn (closing night at THE WORKS) (Portland)

BodyCartography Project – Super Nature – 15-20 minute performances for one person at a time (!) inside a gallery installation space.

Support Queer & Trans Art! Click HERE for festival passes!