The Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization
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Portland OR 97214
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Miracle Insider
Volume 11 Special Edition, November 14, 2012

We couldn’t be more excited to announce our debut in Willamette Week’s annual Give!Guide with a special offer: The first 100 donors to contribute to Milagro via the Give!Guide will receive a $10 gift certificate to Montage Restaurant. Furthermore, all donors to Milagro will be entered into a drawing for one of two $50 Montage gift certificates!

Founded in 2004, Willamette Week’s Give!Guide has an overarching mission to instill the annual-giving habit in Portlanders under the age of 36. It’s equally important goal is to raise as much money as possible for, and consciousness about, the 110 fabulous organizations profiled in its pages. And, Milagro is thrilled to be among those 110 select organizations this year!

In addition to the Montage gift certificates offered by Milagro, contributors may also receive special incentives from Willamette Week’s business partners, anything from a coupon good for a cup of your favorite Stumptown joe to a home-delivered package containing wine from the fine folks at A to Z Wineworks and prize-winning oatmeal from Bob’s Red Mill—There’s never been a better time for giving!

Last year Give!Guide raised $1.59 million for 100 nonprofits — $5.3 million since 2004. This year, the goal is to raise $1.75 million, and we are determined to be an essential part of realizing that goal.

But why donate to Miracle Theatre Group in the first place? Our mission at Milagro is to provide extraordinary Latino theatre, culture and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities. We envision a community-centered Latino arts epicenter inspiring a new generation of art, artists and patrons from around the world.

For nearly 30 years, Milagro has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre, culture and arts education to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. We provide a home for artists and audiences seeking authentic, Latino cultural experiences. We value creativity and diversity; we welcome the risk of experimentation while respecting tradition; we empower our artists to think creatively and act collaboratively; we are often irreverent but never irrelevant. We entertain our audiences; we give them pause to think, feel and imagine; and, through the cultural lens of latinidad, we reflect the full spectrum of humanity. As a proud community leader and thinker, we speak boldly and authoritatively; as imaginative artists, we embrace the colorful and vivacious, the provocative and playful.

Check out Milagro’s Give!Guide video!

“Este lugar tiene algo especial. No es sólo un teatro, es un centro cultural que se hace sentir en Portland.” (“There’s something special about this place—it’s not just a theater, it’s a cultural center that has a real presence in Portland.”) —Maria Lee-Lopez, instructor of Spanish language and culture, Washington State University, Vancouver

Make a donation today! It's easy!
Just go to www.wweek.com/giveguide. Click on DONATE NOW and enter an amount next to Miracle Theatre Group. Complete the check-out process and pat yourself on the back  — you've just helped insure the continuing creation of Latino art and culture experiences that are entertaining, accessible, vibrant, and, above all, heartfelt!

We also welcome in-kind donations of printing services; catering for events; landscaping services; office and janitorial supplies; sound and lighting equipment; construction materials for set building; new computers, laptops or tablets; new Office and Adobe software; or costumes that are unique or traditionally Latino.  For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group, visit www.milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.

Please know that you’re generosity is sincerely appreciated. Because, at the end of the day, Milagro exists for you and because of you.

My Portraits, My Paintings, Myself: An Evening with Frida
In just a few short weeks, we are pleased to present a special opportunity to support Milagro’s 2013 national touring production of Frida,un retablo. Join us from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 at Cha Taquería in NW Portland for a fun evening of theatre, music and art. Sponsored by García Seabold Investments, LLC, the evening will feature signature “Frida” drinks and antojitos, a scene from the play, music by the illustrious Paco Padilla, and a silent auction of Mexican folk art, theatre tickets, wine and music. You can even have your picture taken with Frida and Diego! Tickets are $25 per person, which includes drinks, antojitos and the entertainment.  Proceeds will support the creation of Frida’s Blue House in Milagro’s El Zócalo space, an interactive installation that will run in tandem with January performances of FRIDA, un retablo at El Centro Milagro in Portland. Because there is limited seating, advance reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Dañel Malán at 503-236-7253, ext. 116 or Malan@milagro.org. (For tickets to the show in January, visit our online box office.)

Save the Date: Posada Milagro Dec 16
Mark your calendars now for Sunday, Dec. 16 — that’s when el Centro Milagro opens its doors once again for the free community Christmas celebration Posada Milagro! We’re still pulling together all the details, but we know there will be a new, original pastorela, live music and dance, and, of course, a piñata! Plus food and drink, arts and crafts, and lots of good cheer. So save the date, and watch the next issue of the Miracle Insider newsletter for all the details.


29th SEASON SPONSORS
Miracle Theatre Groupís 2012-2013 season is sponsored in part by
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art, Oregon Arts Commission, Collins Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Kinsman Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Juan Young Trust, PGE Foundation, Bloomfield Family Foundation, US Bancorp Foundation, Autzen Foundation, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Rose Tucker Charitable Trust, Carpenter Foundation, SE Uplift, Jackson Foundation, El Centinela, and El Hispanic News/PQ Monthly.

Miracle Insider
an electronic publication of the
Miracle Theatre Group
Copyright 2012

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