Member Appreciation: Winter Variety Show

Member Appreciation: Winter Variety Show
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 45

We invite all of our members to join us for our 2nd annual Winter Variety Show, celebrating YOU.

'Tis the season for gratitude, and we are throwing a party to show our appreciation for YOU. Gather with our extravagant and talented community of artists, media makers, performers, activists, educators, and party people for our 2nd annual Winter Variety Show!

Make sure your membership is up-to-date with a donation through the Give!Guide and help us reach our goal raising $20,000 to support our efforts to transform the media industry locally and at large — donate here and you could also win a host of prizes from us (like a filmmaking kit worth $3,000) and Willamette Week. By doing so, your membership will be renewed through 2024.

Social hour starts at 5pm with refreshments, and the curtain will go up at 5:30pm.

If you'd like to share your talents in the show, reach out to courtney [at]!


MC Torrence Shaw

Slightly Out of Focus

Slightly Out of Focus is a group of multitalented improvisers who create stories through collaboration. With the talents of: Leanne Ruth Johnson (ComedySportz team member/host of Blackonteurs/BlackProv player), Donna Arasin (writer/actress), Deanne Beausoleil (comedian/writer/Why Are You Funny? producer), Michael Buchanan (host/Open Court/Why Are You Funny? podcast/storyteller/producer/Be Kind Rewind/BlackProv). We will create a world, make connections and tell stories in 20 minutes.

DJ Pyum

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Pyum's passion for music has been a lifelong journey. At the age of 21, he kick started his musical career with PileDriving Records, delving into both the business and production aspects of the industry as an audio engineer and producer.

Under the banner of his company, Northwest Entertainment Services, Pyum has cultivated a diverse DJing portfolio. From spinning tracks at weddings, school dances, NBA G-League games, corporate events, Oktoberfest celebrations, car shows, and clubs to setting the groove at high school reunions, shows, public and private parties, he's done it all. Currently, Pyum is a valued DJ for the NBA franchise, RipCity Remix.

Performances from Sayu Beats, Blacque Butterfly, and Omari Williams-Reed

And more!


Dec 16


5:00pm – 7:30pm


For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

For questions about your registration, please contact our Director of Community Media, KatMeow García, via phone at (503) 288 1515 x411 or via email at katmeow [at]

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelines and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at

Accessibility Requests

Open Signal is committed to hosting meetings, events and gatherings that are accessible and inclusive. Ensuring that all members of our community can fully engage in our activities not only benefits the individual, but  strengthens our community as a whole. 

We will do our best to accommodate your needs for equitable access to our facilities, however some requests may not be within our means to meet at this time.

Please submit your request using this form: Accessibility Request Form