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Siren Nation hails local women artists

Women artists are celebrated in the upcoming fourth annual Siren Nation Women's Music and Arts Festival, Nov. 4 to 7.

Festival passes are available for $25 at www.sirennation.com, which has more festival and workshop information.

Here's a list of events:

Thursday, Nov. 4 - 'Sometimes a Great Notion,' a Siren Nation Group art show by women from the Pacific Northwest, music by DJ Anjali, 7 to 10 p.m., The Albina Press, 5012 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., free.

Friday, Nov. 5 - Anomie Belle, Sara Jackson-Holman, Tara Jane O'Neil and Katie Sawicki perform at the Someday Lounge, 125 N.W. Fifth Ave., 8 p.m., $15 for single-night tickets (21 and over); also, a showing of 'Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?' a movie about a banned writer, will be at 7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Cinema, 510 S.W. Hall St., $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, Nov. 6 - Annie Bethancourt, Erin McKeown, Shelley Short and Zoe Muth perform at the Someday Lounge, 8 p.m., $15 for single-night tickets (21 and over).

Sunday, Nov. 7 - It's the Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale, featuring 40 art and craft sellers from the Pacific Northwest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., free, and free workshops for women and girls.

Siren Nation's mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and highlight achievements of women in the arts.

- Jason Vondersmith