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Under the Autumn Moon Festival!

A Free Public Celebration in OldTown Chinatown
Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16

Under the Autumn Moon celebrates the rich heritage of Old Town Chinatown with a week-end of festivities for the entire family.
9/15 10:00am - Watch the parade led by 25 foot dragons and lions along NW Broadway to SW Alder and back to the NW Flanders Festival Street along 5th Ave.
9/15 Sunset - Watch spectacular fireworks from the NW Flanders Festival Street followed by a big screen outdoor movie.
9/16 11:00am to 4:00pm - Visit the Classical Chinese Garden for free and enjoy local street performers.
9/15 & 9/16 starting at 11:00am - Enjoy family entertainment on the University of Oregon World Stage on the NW Flanders Festival Street featuring Dragon Arts Puppet Theater, Charlie Brown Jugglers and Westside Dance & Gymnastic Academy. For the slightly older, Klezmocracy, Dirty Martini Trio, Earl and the Reggae Allstars and Bethany & Rufus represent the multi-cultural neighborhood of Old Town Chinatown.

Take a walk and visit all the booths along both festival streets featuring food and fun. Or, take a rubbing of the historical bronze plaques located in the neighborhood. Stop by the Arts, Culture and History booth to find all the hidden gems in Old Town Chinatown. View the future of the neighborhood at the OTCT Future Booth. Get a free massage from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine booth. Relax at the Cricket Tea Garden featuring Asian pastries from Meianna Bakery and tea from the Tao of Tea. Have dinner in one of the many eateries in the neighborhood and then come back for fireworks and an outdoor movie.

Under the Autumn Moon is a production of the Old Town Chinatown Business Association with support from private sponsors, Portland Business Alliance, Portland Development Commission, Portland Clean and Safe, Portland Department of Transportation and TriMet. For more information, visit www.undertheautumnmoonfestival.com. For a complete schedule, click on the “more info” link below.

World Festival Stage sponsored by the University of Oregon and University of Oregon Duck Shop


Saturday 11am – 8pm

11:00am – 11:15am Lion Dance by the Lee Association

11:30am – 12:00pm Dragon Art Puppet Theatre
Puppeters Yuqin Wang & Zhengli Xu performs Chinese rod puppetry, an ancient art form revered throughout China.

12:00pm – 12:45pm Jen and Wendy
Sisters Jen and Wendy Bernard play music that’s best described as theatrical and wacky, with a constant focus on vocal harmony and crowd participation. 

12:45pm – 1:30pm The Charlie Brown Show
Laugh yourself silly, gasp in amazement, and find yourself screaming for more.  Charlie Brown is one of the finest cigar box jugglers in the world

1:30pm – 1:45pm Chinese Consolidate Benevolent Assoc Art & Culture School

1:45pm – 2:00pm Families with Children from China Dance Group

2:00pm – 2:45pm Klezmocracy
This freewheeling musical combo cooks up an Afro-Hebrew musical stew seasoned with Latin, Jazz, Cabaret, Rock and Klezmer.

3:00pm – 3:45pm Dirty Martini Trio
Three of the Pacific Northwest’s finest singer songwriters: Lara Michell, Stephanie Schneiderman, and McKinleyPrepare play haunting melodies, big choruses, and just enough sweet guitar to get your guard down.

4:00pm – 4:45pm Ellen Vanderslice and TALL JAZZ
Portland’s own unique jazz trio , Dan Presley on bass, Mike Horsfall on vibes and Dave Averre on drums join vocalist Ellen Vanderslice for a set of original tunes with Lee Wuthenow on tenor sax and Eli Reisman on guitar.

5:00pm – 5:30pm Westside Dance & Gymnastic Academy

5:30pm – 6:00pm Portland Chinese Dance Troupe

6:00pm – 6:45pm Israel Annoh and Friends

7:00pm – 7:45pm Carroll Raaum Orchestra
Formed in 2003 to promote the therapeutic power of music, this seventeen-piece Portland band will sweep you back to the big band era

8:00pm – 9:30pm Visit the Classical Chinese Garden and catch the fireworks! 

Sunday 11am – 4pm

12:00pm – 12:45pm Portland Taiko

1:00pm – 1:45pm Earl and His Reggae All-Stars
Portland’s and Maui’s great musicians. Led by Earl A. Marson from Kingston, Jamaica, the band makes use of the “Power Trio”: drums, bass and guitar, burning up dance floors all over Oregon since 1998.

2:00pm – 2:30pm International School – Little Dove of Peace Art Troupe

2:30pm – 3:00pm Jiao Ying Chinese Culture & Art School
Wen Wen Dance Group

3:00pm – 3:45pm Rufus and Bethany
Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia’s cello and voice duo pushes the boundaries of American roots music, where intense groove meets sweet, heartbreaking soul.