New! PDX Connections Meet Up Group – Sept. 21 @ 11:30am

Coming up on Sunday, September 21 @ 11:30am to 1pm – PDX Connections Meet Up Group!

Join us for a meet and greet at Cafe au Play. All are welcome! This group particularly welcomes those who have felt (or feel) isolated due to a disability or difference and are hoping to share with the world and community around them all they have to offer. Come enjoy coffee, snacks, games and entertainment!

Learn more about this and other opportunities and RSVP by calling 503-999-1555 OR visit www.meetup.com/New-PDX-Connections-Dynamic-Networks-Activity-Fellowship/

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Special Event – TrashMan and the Noise Band – September 16

Special Performance – September 16 @ 11:30am to 12:15pm – TrashMan and the Noise Band! 
“TrashMan and the Noise Band” is a Portlandian rock band, comprised of trash puppets (puppets made literally of trash) and TrashMan, a front man who plays hand made instruments made of re-used items. They’re packing up their tour “van” and are embarking on their first ever tour! Audience members are encouraged to join in and rock out with the “infamous” TrashMan and the Noise Band!
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Cafe au Play CLOSED – September 9th – Electrical Repairs

Cafe au Play is ClOSED on September 9th (one day only) because we have to update our electrical panel due to load and capacity issues!

We will RE-OPEN for regular business hours on September 10th (8am to 5:30pm) and OPEN late starting September 11th (8am to 8pm) for Night Grounds, Cafe au Play’s after hours cafe run by the students in our Barista Training Program.  Stop by on Thursday or Friday evening this week and check it out!

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SE Examiner Article & Celebrating the Launch of Night Grounds!

Please check out this wonderful article that Midge Pierce wrote about Cafe au Play & Tabor Commons, Night Grounds and Play Palooza:  Transforming from neighborhood blight to community boonThank you Midge!

Tomorrow evening, September 5th from 7 to 9pm, we are celebrating the launch of Night Grounds, Cafe au Play’s after-hours cafe run by the students in our Barista Training Program!  Night Grounds is also the expansion of our training program and will feature youth-directed activities.  Please come out and celebrate with us – free and open to everyone!

Opening celebration entertainment will include live music, a student espresso demo, a photobooth, a slideshow of our barista program, and free coffee & snacks!  

Opening Celebration

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Opening Celebration for Night Grounds – September 5th – Free!

Please come out and celebrate the launch of Night Grounds, Cafe au Play’s after-hours cafe run by the students in our Barista Training Program!  Night Grounds is also the expansion of our training program and will feature youth-directed activities.  Friday, September 5th from 7 to 9pm!
 
Opening celebration entertainment will include live music, a student espresso demo, a photobooth, a slideshow of our barista program, and free coffee & snacks!  Free and open to all!

The mission of Night Grounds is to create a training and community center for youth, by youth, where young people have the opportunity to shape their social community and achieve personal goals in a positive and inclusive environment. 

Opening Celebration
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Play Palooza Coming Up in 3 Days – Purchase Tickets Today!!

ONLY 3 DAYS UNTIL the 2nd Annual Play Palooza – Portland’s one and only Kid’s Music Festival!! Saturday, August 23 @ 3 to 7pm!

Tickets are available for a lower rate in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, so be sure to get yours today – click here for tickets! Proceeds from the ticket sales goes directly to the all the musicians that perform all year round at Cafe au Play and other local venues! 

Come out on August 23rd and enjoy non-stop entertainment from 3-7pm! We’ll have all of your favorite performers on two stages – Olive & Dingo, Tallulah’s Daddy, Red Yarn, The Alphabeticians, Chuck Cheesman, Pointed Man Band, The Curt Show – Juggling Extraordinaire, and the All Star Jam featuring all the musicians!

Plus:
Food!

Balloons!
Face painting!
Crafts with Tallulah’s Daddy and Red Yarn!
Boat Making Kids Toy Workshop hosted by Cafe au Play!
Sandbox!
Bubbles!

Band Line Up:

3 to 3:35 – The Alphabeticians (Dragon Stage) 
3:35 to 3:55 – Pointed Man Band (Hobbit Stage)

3:55 to 4:30 – Red Yarn (Dragon Stage)
4:30 to 4:50 – Chuck Cheesman (Hobbit Stage)
5:00 to 5:20 – All Star Jam Session (All Musicians – Dragon Stage)
5:20 to 5:40 – The Curt Show (Hobbit Stage)
5:40 to 6:15 – Tallulah’s Daddy (Dragon Stage)
6:20 to 6:55 – Olive & Dingo (Dragon Stage)
6:55 to 7:00 – Final Song (Everyone) 

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Nine Days Until Play Palooza!

Only 9 more days until Play Palooza! Tickets are available for a lower rate through Brown Paper Tickets, so be sure to get yours today!

Come out on August 23rd and enjoy non-stop entertainment from 3-7pm! We’ll have all of your favorite performers on two stages – Olive & Dingo, Tallulah’s Daddy, Red Yarn, The Alphabeticians, Chuck Cheesman, Pointed Man Band and more! This year there will be bubbles, face painting, balloons and a juggling act,The Curt Show! You can only witness an all-star jam where these amazing performers take the stage together once a year, so follow the link to order now!

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