DanaFest 2022

DanaFest 2022

December 31, 2022 (New Year's Eve) at 8 pm

World Famous Kenton Club // 2025 N. Kirkpatrick, Portland OR //

Come out to the Kenton Club on New Year's Eve and join us to remember Dana's birthday and ring in 2023

MADAME GOLONG and Thunder Snatch
Queen Chief
The Decliners
Shaad Cya Highness & the Royals

$10 suggested donation at the door

Funds raised will go toward our mission to equip Black youth to experiment and develop their artistic confidence, and to keep Dana's memory alive

Poster art by Savina Monet

Past Events

Halloween Party & Local Artist Showcase

Halloween Party & Local Artist Showcase

October 30, 2021 at 8pm

Dartgun & the Vignettes host a virtual Halloween party. Join the livestream!

Saturday, October 30
8:00 pm
This is an online event.

Youth Art Show

Youth Art Show featuring Klassic the CEO of Diversify Portland

April 16, 2021 at 7 pm

Join us for the first in our new series highlighting the artistic works of DTMFA scholarship recipients! Klassic the CEO of Diversify Portland will present acrylic paintings and other works.

Friday, April 16
7:00 - 8:00 pm
This is an online event.

DanaFest 2020

DanaFest 2020

December 31, 2020 at 8 pm

Join us for DanaFest 2020 - A Virtual Cocktail Hour
December 31, 2020 at 8 pm on Zoom

Poster design by Emerald Creative

DanaCon 2020


July 18, 2020 at 10 am

Saturday July 18 we will remember Dana by joining together and spending the entire day with something that was Precious to her: the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

We are working out the details still to see if we can provide a way to watch for everyone. Many of us have the films on hand already and all three theatrical releases are on HBO GO but we want everyone to be able to watch, so stay tuned.

We will also have an open chat room AND in the spirit of Watching With Dana, call-and-answer style heckling is encouraged!

The plan is to begin at 10am. We will open the chat room a little before that so that everyone can assemble. This is of course a come and go as you please event, so don't feel like you can't attend if you're only available part of the day.

There will be intermissions between movies. During the intermission we might offer some fun fundraising activities involving Star Trek, so be on the lookout for that.

Please feel free to invite anyone to the event. We wish we could host this movie marathon in person and see and hug you all and miss Dana together.

DanaFest DTMFA and Volume Bomb PDX present:


a punk rock gala and birthday party celebrating the life of Dana Thompson & fundraiser for the Dana Thompson Memorial Fund of Awesome

Dec. 31, 2019 (New Year's Eve) at 8 pm

Twilight Cafe & Bar // 1420 SE Powell Blvd, Portland OR //

All proceeds help provide scholarships for youth of color to attend Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls


Fancy dress is encouraged.
There will be a silent auction and at midnight there will be cupcakes & champagne.

$10 suggested donation // 21+

The Dana Show

The Dana Show!

Dec. 7, 2019 (Saturday) at 8 pm

Beulahland // 118 NE 28th Ave, Portland OR //

Kicking off DanaFest 2019, The Dana Show features artworks inspired by our beloved Dana Thompson. All works are for sale and art proceeds benefit Dana Thompson Memorial Fund of Awesome! Don't miss your chance to own original works of art and donate to this fantastic cause.

Art will hang through the end of December.