Even though Montavilla is bubbling over with fun and good things (Ya Hala! Roscoes!), sometimes you need a specific impetus to make it over to the deep-ish southeast. Portland Garment Factory's shop/production facility is good for this, having thrown at least three parties since its relocation to the 'hood last summer. Kindly giving you exactly one day to recover from NYE, PGF's next shindig is on Saturday Jan 2, from 6-11 pm. Titled "20,000 Kissed Under the Sea," it is described as an intriguing yet inscrutable affair featuring "new, embroidered, Abyssal Art To Wear accessories... Sounds from the bioluminescent disco..... Archeaon film footage... Hot toddies heated over smoker chimneys.... Wear your finest fantasy attire and receive the tiniest autographed picture of your favorite Archeaon dancer..." Hmm. Well it's all to do with Chromium Dumb Belle and her fantasy land of embroidery, and books about Biba, and wax museums, and that sounds like a party to me.

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