The Bob White Reconstruction is upon us, and FoPo’s own, historic theater will be open for business starting in June. With a series of weekend-long events throughout the summer, the Bob White Theatre will be kicking its restoration into high gear and raising money for its efforts. What that means for you, the loyal and eager FoPoians, is live entertainment two weekends a month through August.
Nick Storie has shared his theater several times with the community, and we’ve seen first hand that he and his crew of promoters know how to throw a party. Now it’s time to start paying our way and help get the theater fully restored.
With the purchase of a ticket for these events, you have an opportunity to directly benefit the theater’s renovation as it transforms into a fully operational events venue. Starting Friday, June 1, the Bob White Reconstruction series of events will kick off with live music and refreshments, then proceed through Sunday with daytime craft shows, a lecture series for history buffs, more live music, more refreshments, and more community benefit.
With the success of the neighborhood appreciation party a few months ago, as well as the recent event headlined by the March Fourth Marching Band, it’s safe to assume you’ll get your money’s worth. With such performances by Chervona and the Alialujah Choir, as well as sessions with Kick Ass Oregon History’s Doug Kenck-Crispin and Crafty Underdog shows, the Bob White is bringing something special to the neighborhood. Get your tickets now and help support the cause.
You can buy your tickets at the Crafty Underdog shop at 6004 SE Foster Road. For an individual daytime pass, there’s a $6 suggested donation (with $1 going to the Arleta Elementary Boosters); nighttime event passes are being sold for $10; wristbands for a weekend-long pass will sell for $35; children under 14 are free. Again, these events are to help pay for the theater’s reconstruction, as well as to bring good entertainment to the neighborhood.