The first ever international competition for best palindromes of the year will conclude Sunday with a gala award ceremony in Portland. Show is free & all ages, 1 hour long. Comedian Dax Jordan from LA will headline; reigning World Palindrome Champion Mark Saltveit is M.C. [more inside]
This is a full length (hour and a half) variety show (loosely) on the theme of palindromes and symmetry. It includes stand up comedy by the excellent Dax Jordan, now of Los Angeles; music by the mysterious Cymbalman; Semor D. Nilap of SCINEGENICS corporation, as recently seen at the CHAD Chats; and the first ever land-based synchronized swimming performance, by the Olivia Darlings. Also -- a live palindrome competition featuring 3 competitors from the recent World Palindrome Championship -- winner msalt, popular author Jon Agee, and Australian master palindromist Martin Clear -- as well as Mary Lang (of the rock group Gift) and Dax. Audience members are invited to join -- bring paper pencil and a dictionary (or whatever tools you need) if you're interested.