Portland Blind Cafe - April 6 - 8, 2017 | Two Showings: 6PM & 8:30PM
Portland Blind Cafe - April 6 - 8, 2017 | Two Showings: 6PM & 8:30PM | We SELL OUT with a waiting list, get your tickets immediately!
Positive Social Change In The Dark
The Blind Cafe Experience, is a 'pop-up event', a mind bending / heart opening experience where the audience indulges in a vegetarian 'Sensory Tasting Experience' prepared by a local Chef, participates in a Q & A with their blind wait staff and enjoys a concert of original music all in the pitch dark.
This is NOT just another dinner in the dark it's a community experience where people connect, learn and grow from working together to participate in something greater than themselves. The Blind Cafe is designed to help you feel more alive, awake, present and connected to your world.
Address of our event is:
126 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
SO MUCH MORE THAN A DINNER IN THE DARK:
Your signing up for a social change concert, discussion & dinner in the dark!
Your ticket includes:
- 1 glass of red or white wine or non alcoholic beverage ( additional wine available by donation )
- a sensory tasting dinner in the dark, prepared by a local Chef, local volunteers & a ton of love!
- a heart to heart Q&A style group discussion about blindness/non-visual experience between the audience (you!) & our amazing legally blind facilitators and ambassadors.
- an dark chocolate dessert
- a live music in the dark experience, w/ performing songwriting artists Rosh & the Blind Cafe Orchestra
- an unforgettable community experience with your friends, family and/or date! :)
*Note: Dinner is served family-style, meaning the food is on the table already once you are sat, you will literally 'break-bread' together with your community at 6 - 8 person tables.
**Additional wine can be purchased by donation in the lobby to bring into the dark experience with you. No wine is served in the dark once you are sat at your table, so please make sure to purchase extra wine by the bottle or glass in the lobby. Your first glass is complimentary.
***All donations in the donation baskets set in the lobby, bar & box office go towards covering the costs of continuing to bring this awesome impact to the world. ( if you feel inspired, please contribute via cash @ donation baskets or contribute via credit card at the bar or box office )
****Tax Deductible Donations: If you would like to contribute to The Blind Cafe as little as $25 or much much more.....and receive a 'tax deductible donation' you can donate through our fiscal sponsor the Boulder County Arts Alliance by 1) Contact us at email@example.com and we'll send you a donation link + info 2) Call Rosh at: 720 495 7797 to discuss or 3) go to our website and make a donation here: http://www.theblindcafe.com/donate/
Note on ticket prices from the founder: Rosh ( Brian Rocheleau | Q:'s 720 495 7797 )
We are a pop-up event, meaning we are a crew of artists/close friends ( both sighted and blind ) traveling the country putting on this awesome epic event for you, giving every ounce of passion we got!
So it costs a bit for us to travel & make this happen. To make the numbers work awesome for us and for the delivering a quality experience, we ask you to pay a sliding scale price, supporting more when you can, allowing us to give discounted tickets out those who could not attend otherwise.
PLEASE CHOOSE PRICE OF $85.00 - $195.00 FOR YOUR TICKET!
When you pay more than $85, you are supporting others to attend who otherwise could not afford to come! We'll give out discounted tickets with those extra funds.
So it's a cool system! :) ~ Keep in mind! ~ All the ticket prices get you the same experience!
DISCOUNTED TICKETS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE!
Apply for a discounted ticket by naming the price you can pay, use this link & fill out the discounted ticket form:
Another way to experience the show is to volunteer with us. Please fill out the volunteer form:
ABOUT THE BLIND CAFE & OUR ORGANIZATION
*Before you buy tickets, PLEASE READ:
The Blind Cafe is NOT a blind awareness organization.
The Blind Cafe is a fiscally sponsored 'Arts & Social Change' organization, operating under the 501(c)3 of the Boulder County Arts Alliance. The Blind Cafe was started by Colorado musician Rosh in 2010, to explore using the concept of live music & community discussion in total 'darkness' as a positive social change exploration, in how people relate to one another without their visual conditioning, social etiquette & their cell phones. The Blind Cafe Experience has a 'blind awareness' component facilitated by legally blind keynote blind speakers that we are very proud to present but it's not the only focus of The Blind Cafe Experience.
The Blind Cafe is NOT a fund-raising event.
The Blind Cafe is a fiscally sponsored project under The Boulder under the 501(c)3 of the Boulder County Arts Alliance. Our events are designed to initiate social change while providing an awesome entertaining and educational experience touching on various social change subjects. Donations collected at our events or through our fiscal sponsor, as grants or private donors go towards continuing and expanding our reach, to bring these impactful event worldwide.
We are NOT simulating what it is like to be blind!
You will get an insight into blindness by hearing the stories of our awesome legally blind staff and participating in a discussion together but you are NOT going to experience what it's like to actually be a blind person, that's just not possible to be in another persons shoes like that.
The Blind Cafe Experience is NOT just another dinner in the dark!
The Blind Cafe event you are about to sign up for is NOT, a regular dinner in the dark! If you want a regular dinner in the dark, there are some restaurants in California and New York where it is solely about the food and you sit with the table mates you come with and it's like a regular restaurant but in the dark.
The Blind Cafe Experience is a social experience, of music, socializing and learning through community, where you will literally break bread with other attendees at 6 - 8 person tables.
In addition, there will be a group discussion between the audience ( you ) and our amazing warm heart felt legally Blind keynote speakers. As well, you are signing up for a live music listening concert, performed with the intention of helping you to remember how to feel and listen, to music without your visual conditioning and social etiquette and cell phones!
You are signing for thought provoking, socially challenging & entertaining music experience
The Blind Cafe can be a very powerful experience and at times challenging, but that's what you signing up for right? You will be in the pitch dark for several hours without your habitual ways of checking out as you might in a lighted setting. You will literally have to relinquish control. Uncomfortable feelings may come up for you in the dark. If this happens, stay present, breath and bring attention to whatever is coming up for you emotionally and use this upset as an opportunity to learn about yourself and expand your comfort zone. Your experience will depend on your ability to be with yourself, when you don't know what to do.
Remember whatever comes up for you in the dark, make room for it ;)
Alberta Abbey (View)
126 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
|Minimum Age: 4|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|