The Blind Cafe Returns to Portland
For Another Concert & Dining Experience in the Pitch Dark
PORTLAND BLIND CAFE
at Alberta Abbey 126 NE Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211
April 6, 7, and 8 (Thursday – Saturday)
Two Shows per Night at 5:30pm and 8:30pm
More Event Info: http://www.theblindcafe.com/pdx
PORTLAND, Oregon – January 23, 2017 – After a series of sold out events in recent years, the Portland Blind Café is back by popular demand.
The Blind Café is an award winning community awareness concert, discussion, and dinner in the dark where people connect, learn, and break bread together. The aim is to inspire and initiate positive social change in the lives of everyone involved in the experience, using the concept of darkness to break down social norms that typically exist as barriers.
All events are designed to change the way you “see” the world. Since 2010, The Blind Café has led over 12,000 people through the dark. In addition to a vegan dinner prepared by a local chef along with wine and dessert, attendees will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with their waiters, all of whom are legally blind, about issues related to visual impairment. Hearts and minds will be opened as attendees enjoy a meal without the sense of sight, explore spatial awareness in darkness, and indulge in unencumbered music listening without the distraction of visual conditioning, social etiquette, or cell phones.
“The Blind Café does not try to perfectly recreate blindness,” says Erin Greenhalgh, a pleased guest who attended The Blind Café in Boulder, Colorado. “Instead, it allows people to interact, trust each other, and experience community in an entirely new way. In the dark, there are no uncomfortable glances, no self-consciousness about what you’re wearing or what you weigh, no distinction between the sighted and blind.”
The Blind Café offers a unique ticket pricing structure—a suggested cost of $85 or more per ticket, with a maximum cost of $195. The margin from ticket sales above $85 goes towards helping The Blind Cafe create more positive social change in the world. Student tickets are $55 and senior tickets are $65.