Upcoming Performances

October 25, Portland
Alicia reads poetry @ Filament Poetry Series
@ Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), 318 SE Main Street
7-9 pm, free

November 3, NYC
Post-production kickoff party/informal fundraiser for A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff!
Including an exclusive screening of rough cuts from our August production!
Free & open to the public, 5-7 pm in Brooklyn, details coming shortly

November 4, NYC
Alicia reads from Fruit Geode (finalist for the Jewish Book Award in Poetry)
@ Jewish Book Awards ceremony, Harvard Club, NYC (by invitation only)

December 12-13, Chicago
Alicia performs and teaches about Biblical women w/Girls in Trouble
& leads a session on film-in-progress A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff
@ private conference –
public performance currently being booked, details coming shortly

March 4-7, 2020, San Antonio
Alicia presents on a panel + off-site readings
@ AWP Conference




Past Performances

June 24, Montenegro
Skype lecture by Alicia to American Literature Conference

July 21-24, Portland OR
Girls in Trouble concert and teaching session, + screening of Chavruta: A Drummer’s Bat Mitzvah
@ NewCAJE, Reed College

June 8, Portland OR
Alicia reads from Fruit Geode (w/music!) with Becca Clarren
@ Havurah Shalom (Shavuot celebration – open to all, details coming soon)

May 30, Greenville, SC
Alicia teaches and performs poetry & music at the Peace Center

6:30pm, poetry masterclass + reading FREE and open to the public
details and registration here

April 16, Portland
PDX premiere of Chavruta: A Drummer’s Bat Mitzvah + Q&A
@ MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
7 pm

April 16, online
WEBINAR – Girls in Trouble Curriculum, Passover Edition: A Sex-Positive Midrash on the Exodus
1-2 pm ET
hosted by Union for Reform Judaism, open to all!
sign up here

March 27-30, Portland
Alicia reads as part of AWP (the big writing conference is in Portland this year!):

**Wednesday 3/27:
Off-site kickoff reading @ The Stacks, 1831 N Killingsworth
w/Keetje Kuipers, Erika Meitner, Tess Taylor, & Rachel Zucker
6 pm sharp, free & open to public!

**Thursday 3/28:
Off-site reading for Augury Books, Belladonna* & Noemi @ Studio Faro, 420 SW Washington St. # 302
7-9 pm, free & open to public

**Friday 3/29:
Official panel on Jewish American Literature, Convention Center A103-104, 3 pm (w/conference badge only)
Off-site reading @ No Fair Fair @ Bakery Building, 2222 NE Oregon, readings all night – free & open to public, Alicia reads at 10:10 pm

**Saturday 3/20:
Fruit Geode book signing @ Augury Books table, #9055, 1-2 pm, open to public (bring hotel toiletries to donate to Portland Rescue Mission!)
Official reading
with Mark Conway, Nick Flynn, Nicole Sealey, Jenny Xie, Convention Center B110-112, 4:30 pm (w/conference badge only);
Off-site reading for Awst/Future Tense/SEMO Press @ Dig-A-Pony, (6 pm-ish, open to public)
Off-site reading, Bookseller’s Ball
@ Star Theater (9 pm-ish, open to public)

March 24, Miami Beach
Alicia reads poetry @ The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Drive, 4:30-5:30 pm,
with Irish poet, Julie Morrissy

February 17, 2019, Portland
Alicia reads as part of Why There are Words reading series
4-6 pm @ Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave

February 23, 2019, NYC
NYC premiere of Chavruta: A Drummer’s Bat Mitzvah + performance + Q&A!
@ Town and Village Synagogue, 334 E 14th St
7 pm Havdala ceremony led by Jewish Priestess Kohenet Shamirah (aka Sarah Chandler)
7:30 pm Film screening + Q&A with Alicia and Lisa
followed by short performances by Alicia & Lisa + celebration!
$5-20 Sliding scale, open to all

January 28, 2019, Palo Alto, CA
Solo Girls in Trouble show + open mic
@ “Culture Grinds”, Kehillah Jewish High School
7 pm, free & open to the public, details here

January 27, Berkeley, CA
Alicia reads & performs at “Mothers in Art” @ JCC East Bay
afternoon appearance!  3 pm, details coming shortly 

w/Thea Hillman and Kelly Shimoda

December 23-27, Birmingham UK
Alicia reads & performs at Limmud Festival UK!
Open to festival attendees only

January 11, 2019, Olympia, WA
Alicia reads and performs at Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 8th Ave SE
7:45 pm, free and open to the public
(if you’re interested in the full Friday night shebang – Shabbat services at 6 pm, Shabbat dinner at 7, open to all, $10 for dinner)

January 17, 2019, Portland, OR
Alicia reads at Powell’s Books
w/Allison Cobb, Ashley Toliver & Hajara Quinn

January 19, 2019, Seattle, WA
Alicia reads & performs at Limmud Seattle (open to festival attendees only)

January 20, Seattle, WA
Alicia reads at Open Books, 2414 N 45th St
5 pm, free and open to the public, w/Jay Aquinas Thompson
Details here

Saturday, November 10 – Portland, OR
Alicia reads @ the Portland Book Festival

Thursday, November 15 –  San Francisco
Fruit Geode launch reading/performance 
at Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative
3130 24th St, SF
 (in the Mission)
a double book-launch with the wonderful Jake Marmer!!!
7 pm, free! 

Sunday, November 25 – Baltimore
Fruit Geode book launch reading and performance!!!!

at The Ivy Bookshop 
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209

5 pm, free and open to the public ** note this is an afternoon reading**

Monday, November 26 – NYC
Alicia reads & performs at The Poetry Project
131 E 10th Street @ 2nd Ave
w/Vi Khi Nao
8 pm, $8/$5 members, tickets here

Tuesday, November 27 – Amherst, MA
student workshop, Hampshire College

Wednesday, November 28 – Hadley, MA
class visit, Mt Holyoke college

Thursday, November 29 – Exeter, NH
@ the Word Barn
66 Newfields Rd, Exeter, NH 03833
open to the public!

Saturday October 6 – Portland, OR
Fruit Geode book launch/performance!

@ Mother Foucault’s Bookshop with Mat Johnson
523 SE Morrison St.
7 pm, free

October 20-21 –  Seaview, WA
Airstream Poetry Festival @ Sou’wester!

Alicia reads, performs & teaches @ this festival at the inimitable Sou’wester Lodge
more details here
$15, call (360) 642-2542 for lodging or more info!

Thursday, October 25 –  Northampton, MA
Fruit Geode launch reading/performance w/Mimi Farb
@ Iconica Social Club, 7 pm door, 7:30 show
BYOB, snacks & drinks available for purchase 

Sunday, October 28 –  Fruit Geode NYC launch reading/performance!!!
14th St Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St
An evening of Jewish Women Writers from the West
with novelist Rebecca Clarren & poet Lynn Melnick
Q&A to follow
free and open to public, RSVP requested
doors 6:30, reading starts at 7 pm

Wednesday June 27 – Portland, OR
Alicia reads poetry at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
with Kai Carlson-Wee and Brandon Jordan Brown
523 SE Morrison St.
7 pm, free

Wednesday July 18 – Portland, OR
Alicia reads poetry at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
with Norman Fischer and Alicia Cohen
523 SE Morrison St.
7 pm, free

Thursday May 17 – Los Angeles
Alicia performs music as part of an event at
Emerson College/LA, 7-9 pm

Wednesday April 25 – Online: webinar on Girls in Trouble Curriculum
Through Jewish Women’s Archive, free and open to all!

“Women’s Agency and Power in the Torah”
(explored through Sotah and the Daughters of Tzelofchad)
10am PST/1pm EST
Sign up here!

Tuesday April 24 – Vancouver, WA: Poetry reading by Alicia
@ Barnes & Noble, 7700 NE 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver Plaza

Free and open to all! Starts at 7 pm with open mic.

March 6 – Girls in Trouble performance at UNC Asheville, NC

Hosted by the Center for Jewish Studies

Location: Humanities Lecture Hall at UNC Asheville
Free and open to the public

More info here.

February 17, 2018, LimmudNY @ Princeton, NJ
Alicia performs (Girls in Trouble solo)
& teaches (The Torah of Leonard Cohen+Spiritual Autobiography)
details here

February 8, Portland OR
Preview screening of Chavruta: A Drummer’s Bat Mitzvah
a 15-minute documentary by Jodi Darby
about Alicia Jo Rabins and Lisa Schonberg’s year
of Torah study, drum lessons, & feminist ecology!
@ the Oregon Jewish Museum, 724 NW Davis Street
noon-1 pm, BYO lunch, Q&A with Alicia and Lisa to follow the screening
details here

January 27, 2018, Portland OR
Girls in Trouble duo (Alicia + Aaron)
@ the Laurelthirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan St
Girls in Trouble @ 9 pm, with two excellent bands to follow

Nov-Dec 2017, Western Mass
Alicia’s music & sound design in the installation Showing
Mazmanian Gallery @ Framingham State University, MA

November 8: Portland OR
Alicia reads new poems for Literary Arts
925 SW Washington, 7 pm, free

Through November 2017, Venice Italy
Alicia’s music in Hadassa Goldvicht’s video installation
The House of Life
Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy

November 16: AJR solo in Western Massachusetts

Red Barn at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. 8pm

FREE. Donations to the artist accepted by cash or check at the door. RSVP to; 5 college students free.

November 11: AJR performs at Wordstock, 
Portland’s awesome literary festival!
a 30-minute acoustic fiddle/folksong set in the Portland Art Museum

Modern & Contemporary Art galleries

11:15-11:45 am, included with $15-18 Wordstock admission

More info here

Oct 3, 17, 31: The Torah of Leonard Cohen
at Mittleman JCC, Portland
Tuesdays, 11-12:30 pm, $15/class or $40 for series
more at

Oct 14: Chavruta: A Drummer’s Bat Mitzvah
A Ritual Performance about Faith, (Eco)-Feminism, Drumming, & Ancient Sumerian Goddesses
by AJR and Lisa Schonberg
co-presented by Interfaith Muse
at Leavenspace, 5431 NE 20th Avenue, Portland, 7:30 pm, followed by a Q&A
$5 donation invited (not required) – all proceeds go to UniteOregon and BARK
thanks to RACC (Regional Arts and Culture Council) for supporting this project!
*keep an eye out for the documentary short about the project by Jodi Darby, coming 2018

September 11: Poetry as Spiritual Autobiography: A Generative Workshop

Through Mountain Writers
Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland
6-9 pm, $95, open to all levels
info & sign up here

August 16: Poetry Reading with Alicia Jo Rabins & Allison Tobey

Through Mountain Writers
@ Ford Food and Drink, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR
7:30 pm, free!