Thursday, December 13, 2007

Peter Yarrow Concerts in Portland - Dec 15 & 16

Our dear friend and papa, Peter Yarrow, will be coming back to The Monkey & The Rat's two stores for mini-concerts on December 15th & 16th.

Peter will first play on Saturday, December 15th, 2007 from 2-3pm at our Alberta Street Store, 2217 NE Alberta Street. 20% of sales on this day will go to benefit the Oregon Food Bank. In the wake of all the natural disasters in our area, they are in need of funds to buy food for folks.

On Sunday, December 16th, 2007 from 2-5pm, Peter will appear at our Old Town store as well. 131 NW Seconds Ave. Due to the large response from our "friends and family" (that includes YOU!) Puff's daddy has agreed to play a second gig! We are hoping some other guests will be showing up to share in the music and the spotlight.

We hope to see you here!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

SONiA and disappear fear - CD Release CONCERT -Wednesday Nov. 28 7-9pm - FREE

We are proud to host SONiA and disappear fear for their only Portland appearance for their CD RELEASE TOUR of "t a n g o"
Wednesday, November 28th from 7-9pm FREE concert at our Old Town store.
131 NW Second Ave.
This concert will also be a benefit for the World Food Programme.
20% of store sales will go to the WFP.

About the artist....Whether in the "Miklats" (bomb shelters) in Israel, summer camps in Palestine, human rights events, colleges, festivals or venues around the world, SONiA is always striving to disappear fear and spread her message of Peace. SONiA and her band "disappear fear" are proud to release a new CD to the world (el mundo).

"t a n g o" will feature 13 songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and English. The music matches the words in poetry about Love, Peace and Equality; a common thread throughout SONiA's sonwriting career. "t a n g o" has been classified as World and Folk-Pop Music with a deeper meaning - featured are Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms and instrumentation along with lush string arrangements and harmonies. SONiA & disappear fear have begin a coast to coast tour of the USA and Canada for the launch of the CD and will end the year in Australia. Come hear for yourself!

PARKING: Use SmartPark at NW First St. and Davis!!
We validate two hours of parking with a purchase of $25 or more!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Joe Maher's works at our Alberta Street Location - Oct 25 - Nov 26

The Monkey & The Rat's Alberta Street location will be showing recent works by artist Joe Maher. Please come join us this Thursday, October 25th. We love him and his work. This show coincides with the Last Thursday event coordinated by Art on Alberta. The paintings will be on display through Thanksgiving weekend.

For more of a sense of his work, go to Joe's website-- -- --
See you here!

The Monkey & The Rat On Alberta
2217 NE Alberta
Opening - Thursday Oct. 25 from 2pm - 10pm

Friday, October 5, 2007

Peter Yarrow Free Children's Concert-October 7th

The Monkey & The Rat invites you to another First Sunday Children's Concert on October 7th, 2007. Peter Yarrow will perform from 1-2pm at The Monkey & The Rat's Old Town store at 131 NW Second Avenue, Portland. The concert is free and children of all ages are invited to participate.

20% of all sales from the day will go to Operation Respect

The co-founder of Peter, Paul & Mary, Peter Yarrow is a lifetime peace advocate, performer, and dedicated father. Peter has performed a half-dozen times in recent years at The Monkey & The Rat where he is usually joined for a song or two by his son Christopher, the owner of the venerable Old Town Emporium. This very special event is part of Old Town China Town's first Sunday.

The Monkey & The Rat will contribute 20% of all October 7 sales to Operation Respect.

The mission of this non-profit organization founded by Peter Yarrow is to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence.

More information is available at
For additional First Sunday activities visit the Old Town China Town website at