Davis, Fireworks, and Pride, Oh my!
Reunions serves as a festival of all things Reed, and features the talents of a number of alumni and friends of the college. This showcases some of our featured entertainment, but is not an exhaustive list–for everything we have to offer, please consult the full schedule.
This year we have:
- Trinitas of Rock: Three Bands of Friday
- Stop Making Sense
- Ping-Pong Palace
- Talent Show
- Davis Rogan '90
- Pride NW Parade
Join us Friday in the Student Union for a trio of rocking Reedie bands.
8–8:45 p.m.: The Goats!
An original, garage-rock trio from Portland with a noisy, eclectic, minimalist aesthetic with drummer, Holiday High ’88.
9–9:45 p.m.: The Blob
Featuring Jack Johnson '15
Original classic rock that you haven't heard before. musical ADHD. a collage of rock, blues, reggae, Motown and joyful jams –an eclectic journey featuring Stuart Margolis ’93.
Of course David Byrne isn't a Reedie (his loss), but Reedies love to pack the SU and dance to this musical classic in Reed's own video dance party. Join the crowd as its is played on the big screen. Dancing required!
Saturday's Carnival features fun for the whole family: juggling, llamas, and a stellar musical lineup.
• Cosmic Face Painting by Sascha Gordon
• “Not your average Joe” Mishkin, balloon artist
• Games: Ring toss, frog hop, and balloon dart wall
• Rojo, the therapy llama and Napoleon, the therapy alpaca
1–1:45 p.m.: Bellows & Squawk
Neglected gems from the American Songbook, featuring Gerson Robboy '69 and Betty Booher '78.
2–2:45 p.m.: Maria Maita-Keppler '14
Pulling influence from traditional and contemporary folk music, Maria’s smooth vocal delivery and poetic lyrics will transport you to another place.
4–4:45 p.m.: Scott Britenstein '14
Acoustic country wailings written for anyone who’s ever been in love, lost in love, or felt the urge to wander the back roads of America.
5–5:45 p.m.: Willie and the Whips
Will Morgan '88 and friends close Carnival with country blues standards and original tunes.
Marketplace returns with a lineup of Reedies in food, drink, & craft showcasing their wares in the Performing Arts Building from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 a person, participants to be announced in the spring. If you are interested in participating please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twelve ping pong tables and a whole lot of black light. Relive your arcade days in Kaul.
Whether you're an ex-winner on Southeast Portland's Got Talent or someone who last got on stage in 4th grade, come show off at the Reunions Talent Show. We've showcased poets, singers, jugglers, pianists, joke-tellers, . . . even banjo players, all in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Heck, come read the racy parts of your Chem thesis! To guarantee your spot, email Mateo Burtch '82 at email@example.com, or sign up at Reunions Central. (You can also just show up, but no spot is guaranteed if you do.)
A yearly tradition and the capstone of Reunions: a 10–minute extrvaganza of exposive light. Don't miss it.
Watch the incredible New Orleans jazz musician Davis Rogan bring down the house with a three-hour set Saturday night right after Fireworks. Read more about Davis here. Davis will also be playing a quieter, more story-telling oriented session on Friday in Kaul Auditorium at 2 p.m.
Portland's Pride Parade falls on Sunday, June 14 this year–which is also the Sunday of Reunions! Join a contingent of Reedies for Pride. Vans will be picking up Reedies from Eliot Circle and ferrying them to the parade downtown at 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at 11. That evening we'll be holding a pizza party in Prexy for all those who stuck around for the parade from 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
Keeping with the Pride theme, we plan to also feature other events that focus on the experience of LGBTQ Reedies during Reunions. See more details here.