Davis, Fireworks, and More, Oh my!

Reunions serves as a festival of all things Reed, and features the talents of a number of alumni and friends of the college. This page showcases just some of our entertainment. For an exhaustive list of everything we have to offer, see the full schedule.

This year we have:

Stop Making Sense

Of course David Byrne isn't a Reedie (his loss), but Reedies love to pack the SU and dance to this musical classic in Reed's own video dance party. Join the crowd as its is played on the big screen. Dancing required!


Saturday's Carnival features fun for the whole family: juggling and much more.

• Cosmic Face Painting by Sascha Gordon

• “Not your average Joe” Mishkin, balloon artist

• Games: Ring toss, frog hop, and balloon dart wall


Marketplace returns with a lineup of Reedies in food, drink, & craft showcasing their wares in the Performing Arts Building from 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 a person. If you are interested in participating please email

Talent show

Whether you're an ex-winner on Southeast Portland's Got Talent or someone who last got on stage in 4th grade, come show off at the Reunions Talent Show. We've showcased poets, singers, jugglers, pianists, joke-tellers, . . . even banjo players, all in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Heck, come read the racy parts of your Chem thesis!  To guarantee your spot, email Mateo Burtch '82 at, or sign up at Reunions Central. (You can also just show up, but no spot is guaranteed if you do.)


A yearly tradition and the capstone of Reunions: a 10–minute extravaganza of explosive light. Don't miss it.

Headline Show: Davis Rogan '90

Watch the incredible New Orleans jazz musician Davis Rogan bring down the house right with a three-hour set Friday night. Read more about Davis here. Davis will also be playing a quieter, more story-telling oriented session on Saturday.