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R. Kelly Birthday Celebration

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Dig a Pony (map) Southeast
Sun., Jan. 8, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

free

R. Kelly's slow descent into pop culture parody belies the infallibility of his talents—no matter which bizarre sublevels they may occupy. While Kelly's professional praises continue to be sung—most recently by Billboard magazine, who listed him as the #1 R&B artist of the last 25 years—it's been a long time since our corn-rowed king believed he could fly. Subsequent experimentalism following his salad days included the oddly fascinating hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet, and likely the single most entertaining song of the last 10 years in Double Up's "Real Talk." It's with one foot in both worlds of Kelly's milieu that Dig a Pony's birthday bash is likely to celebrate. Featuring the smooth croons of Leroy Jerome and a worthy DJ tandem of Nathan Detroit and Freaky Outy, your chance to bask in the golden shower of Kelly's 45th will definitely be a dancey one. (And—ew—Dig a Pony is offering lemonade drink specials.) RYAN J. PRADO

Dig a Pony

736 SE Grand, Portland, OR 97214
971-279-4409
Hours: Daily 4 pm-2 am
http://digaponyportland.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 4 pm-2 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Sun., Jan. 8, 9 p.m. 2012