Friday, April 13, 2018

Team Backpack & Mic Check present

Team BackPack Live

Performances by Vursatyl

Also Starring Nick B

Jae Lava


Serge Severe

Hosted by StarChile

Music & Beats by Trox

9 p.m. doors, 10 p.m. show

$10 advance, $15 day of show

21 and over

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Performances by Vursatyl

Performances by Vursatyl

Vursatyl is an MC, singer/songwriter, best known for being a frontman for the Portland, Oregon-based Hip Hop group, Lifesavas. His lyrics are smart, sharp and delivered with a complexity in flow that would make even Charlie Parker proud to know him, all without losing any accessibility. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Vursatyl can also sing, direct a full band, and construct vocal harmonies of an extraordinary and unique nature. A perfect example of this appears on his classic hit, HelloHiHey from Lifesavas' album, Spirit in Stone, where all vocals were performed and conceived by Vursatyl.

All singing aside, he's widely known as one of the best MC's in independent Hip Hop and has toured internationally with De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, The Coup, and Lyrics Born and has been specially featured on music with Smif-n-Wesson, Dead Prez, Camp Lo, Galactic, Blackalicious, Fishbone, Gift of Gab, Lyrics Born, and many other Artists. As a part of Lifesavas, Vursatyl has received critical praise in the press, from Rolling Stone to XXL, including receiving the esteemed Chairman's Choice title. Vursatyl is also currently an integral part of Blackalicious' live show and has toured internationally and extensively with them over the past several years.

Vursatyl has just released the first of three solo projects. This initial installment, Crooked Straights, is already being heralded as a "Hip Hop classic" in the tradition of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, and Slum Village. Remixes have been done by Vitamin D, Jake One, and more are currently in the works. DJ Maseo, of De La Soul fame, also did a mix of Crooked Straights, which is just becoming available. With two more full-length albums ready to quickly follow, Vursatyl will be touring internationally as a solo artist, while promoting and performing new material from his current catalog of soulful Hip Hop.





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Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

Food and Drinks at the Mission
We’ve got a full bar, pizza, salad and concessions for you to enjoy.

Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Online Ticket Questions

If you purchased a ticket accidentally, for the wrong show or theater, or need a refund for any other reason, please call us at (503) 223-4527 for assistance.


Menu  Dietary Restrictions  Catering

We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

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The Mission Theater (ca. 1912) offers historic splendor in the heart of Northwest Portland. The preserved balcony, ornate finishes, woodwork, high ceilings and grand stage all make for a magnificent and memorable wedding venue. Our catering, staff, and sweeping area for a dance floor add the desirable detail to your big day.

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