First I'd like to explain my inspiration for this endeavor.
Hope, enlightenment, determination, and perseverance - As we head into another winter of the pandemic, I wish I could wrap these qualities up in a pretty package and hand them out as gifts to everyone in my community to assist folks in being better equipped to endure another chapter of this challenging era.
Since I can't offer a state-of-mind as a gift, instead I'd like to offer an abundance of one of the most impactful symbols of all of those things:
Whether an eternal flame, or a lamp in the window, lights aren't merely a SYMBOL, they are a SOURCE of hope. They brighten our moods, elevate our spirits, and recharge our souls.
This winter I offer my community THE GIFT OF LIGHT in the form of an uplifting, colorful, vibrant, whimsical holiday light display / experience / hangout space.
The Kenton Club has generously agreed to allow me to use their large patio space to design and build an outdoor gathering space filled with illuminated, Sugar Town-style candy-themed, holiday decorations.
Sugar Town Illuminated is a celebration of so many of the basic facets of life we now realize we can't take for granted: community, music, dancing, freedom, and holiday fun!
WHEN IS IT?
Saturday, December 4 - Friday, December 10th
Evenings: 6 pm - 9:30 pm
WHERE IS IT?
On the outdoor patio of
the World Famous Kenton Club,
2025 N Kilpatrick St, Portland, OR 97217
VACCINATION & MASK REQUIRED
WHAT IS IT?
6-day event taking place within a large, outdoor patio lounge filled with uplifting, dazzling, illuminated, candy-themed holiday decorations.
Opening Night (December 4) will be kicked off with the return of Sugar Town’s highly popular annual vintage music holiday dance party,Sno-Ball, hosted and DJed by Sugar Town creator DJ Action Slacks with guest DJ Tom Kay.
Each evening of Sugar Town Illuminated will feature festive music carefully curated by a different vintage vinyl DJ specializing pre-1980s music.
TREATS! There will also be holiday treats and special season drinks available for purchase.
Surprises! This event is still in the planning process, so there will likely other exciting surprises as well.
This multi-day event is produced by DJ Action Slacks who will also be designing the space and creating the decorations.
DEC 5 - DEC 10 - $5
SNO-BALL (DEC 4TH) - $10 - $20 (PAY WHAT YOU LIKE)
BIG THANKS TO MY SPONSORS:
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