Portland Restaurant Announces Spring Performance Lineup

 
 
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Portland Restaurant Announces Spring Performance Lineup

Published 03/22/2010

(Portland, Oregon) - After its inaugural Fall performance series, Andina will once again host a series of intimate music and dance performances by acclaimed local artists and ensembles. This Spring's dinner performance series will again be staged in Tupai, the restaurant’s award-winning event space. With performances ranging from Latin folk music to Flamenco dance and the harmonies of 1930’s pre-war Jazz, the evening event includes a three-course menu of Andina’s Novo-Peruvian cuisine.
 
“We have always hoped to honor Peru’s spirit not only through its cuisine, but with every expression of its culture – through its history and art, and its music and dance,” said Doris Rodriguez de Platt. “For years, we have brought solo and ensemble musicians to the restaurant, and their brilliance, talent and energy has contributed so much to Andina – and now we hope to showcase these artists as central acts unto themselves.”
 
For reservations, call Andina at 503-228-9535. Tickets for each show are $65, which includes a three-course dinner (tapas, entrée and dessert) and the evening’s performance. Beverages and gratuity are not included. All performances will begin at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. The evening will finish at 9:30 p.m.
 
The musical lineup is:
 
Sunday, April 11. Boy and Bean. This Portland-based swing/jazz trio features Depression-era music covering songs by artists like the Mills Brothers and Ella Fitzgerald.
 
Sunday, April 18. Matices. They are a Latin ensemble performing a unique blend of traditional melodies infused with contemporary Cuban rhythm and American jazz.
 
Sunday, April 25. Key of Dreams. Founded by Eric Schultheis and Abe Wirth in 2003 in Portland, Oregon, Key of Dreams draws from many musical influences, including traditional and new jazz, rock, classical, Flamenco, world and funk.
 
Sunday, May 2. Toshi Onizuka & Laura Onizuka. Renowned flamenco artist Laura Onizuka joins her husband, local legend and guitar impresario, Toshi Onizuka for a passionate evening of scintillating dance and music.
 
Sunday, May 9 (Special Mother’s Day Dinner Performance). The Stolen Sweets. The Sweets take their audiences to a bygone era of supper club speakeasies with the music of 1930s pre-war Jazz greats, the Boswell Sisters. With three female vocalists and a 3-piece gypsy-jazz band, The Stolen Sweets’ sound is gritty, harmonious and hard swinging.
 
Sunday, May 16. Duo Con Brio. Founded by award-winning cellist Corey Averill, Duo con Brio has been performing extraordinary classical music for the Portland public for well over 20 years.

Andina draws inspiration from the native culinary traditions of Peru, as well as from the contemporary cooking by some of Peru’s leading chefs. Owner Doris Rodriguez de Platt, collaborates with Andina’s kitchen team to develop a menu that celebrates the restaurant’s Andean roots with an emphasis on Novo-Peruvian cuisine. The kitchen sources native and local ingredients to create dishes at once traditionally rooted and personally inspired. The lively scene in Bar Mestizo features an extensive tapas selection, Latin-American cocktails, a raw bar and nightly live Latin-inspired music.  Andina is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour and is located at 1314 NW Glisan in Portland, Ore. Call 503-228-9535 for reservations. Visit www.andinarestaurant.com for more information.

 
     

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