Support local filmmaking and mamas who rock!
Did you know we have a real-live filmmaker in our Portland mama midst? Jackie Weissman is producing and directing Rock 'n Roll Mamas, a documentary about the struggle and glory that comes with juggling rock stardom and parenthood. Her subjects include Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses among others -- all of whom have their own approach to managing their lives as musicians while raising their families.
On Saturday, May 20, 7-10pm, Jackie's throwing a benefit party for the film at the Bettie Ford Lounge. Kick up your heels and keep the Mother's Day spirit going! Zia McCabe of the Dandy Warhols and Tara Dublin of 94/7fm Alternative Portland will be joining Jackie, and the DJ will be spinning exclusively mama-performed tunes. Appetizers compliments of (where else?) Mother's Bistro, and the no-host bar will feature a special martini called "Mother's Little Helper." This promises to be an evening to remember.
Tickets are $25, and all proceeds go toward the making of the film. Visit the website to find out more, watch the movie trailer, or make a donation.