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1 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
Aug 1 Wed
2:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Willamette University’s “Distilled” series will feature a talk from math professor Kathryn Nyman, who will present “Distilled: The Geometry of Gerrymandering.” Distilled pub talks are free and geared for the public, featuring scholars in an informal environment. No background knowledge is needed, a Q&A will follow the talk.
Aug 2 Thu
5th ANNUAL ROSEWOOD NIGHT OUT: The fun starts at 5 p.m. with games and activities for families, followed by free BBQ and listening to live music while you hang out with neighbors and meet new friends. The movie "Coco" will play in the parking lot at dusk. The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St.
Aug 3 Fri
Blue Sky Gallery presents exhibitions by the late Michael Abramson and photographic collaborators Julie Anand and Damon Sauer. “Light: On the South Side” is a selection of Abramson’s prints taken in Black nightclubs around Chicago’s South Side neighborhood in the 1970s. Opening reception is free and open to the public.
FAITH FAUCET’S FESTIVAL OF FENDING, A MINI-FILM AND PERFROMANCE FESTIVAL: Thursday night features films and performances curated by Vaudeville Preacher, Faith Faucet. Friday is a night of interactive comedy. Revel in a booty-shaking prayer with your friends to dance off the evils of capitalism and colonization. Starts at 7 p.m., The Headwaters Theater, 55 NE Farragut St.
Aug 4 Sat
FAITH FAUCET’S FESTIVAL OF FENDING, A MINI-FILM AND PERFROMANCE FESTIVAL: Thursday night features films and performances curated by Vaudeville Preacher, Faith Faucet. Friday is a night of interactive comedy. Revel in a booty-shaking prayer with your friends to dance off the evils of capitalism and colonization. Starts at 7 p.m., The Headwaters Theater, 55 NE Farragut St.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PassinArt: A Theatre Company Season Auditions open for: Hazardous Beauty by Portland Playwright, Bonnie Ratner; and The No Play by John Henry Redwood.
To schedule auditions email passinart@yahoo.com or kendembo65@gmail.com.
Aug 5 Sun
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
PassinArt: A Theatre Company Season Auditions open for: Hazardous Beauty by Portland Playwright, Bonnie Ratner; and The No Play by John Henry Redwood.
To schedule auditions email passinart@yahoo.com or kendembo65@gmail.com.
Aug 6 Mon
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM
PassinArt: A Theatre Company Season Auditions open for: Hazardous Beauty by Portland Playwright, Bonnie Ratner; and The No Play by John Henry Redwood.
To schedule auditions email passinart@yahoo.com or kendembo65@gmail.com.
Aug 7 Tue
The city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. From Hiroshima to Hope promotes peace and remembers victims of war with music, speakers, and candle-lit lanterns floated on Green Lake at dusk. Free, 6 p.m., northwest shore near Seattle Public Theater at the Bathhouse, 7312 West Green Lake Dr.
The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Topics for discussion: SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy.
Aug 9 Thu
2:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Tayo Aluko revives one of the 20th century’s most impressive but overlooked figures in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance. This roller-coaster journey through Paul Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering activism led many to consider him a forerunner of the civil rights movement.
Aug 10 Fri
South Lake Union Block Party offers music, a children’s play area, steamroller printing, a beer garden, food trucks and more. Community booths will feature more than 80 local businesses and organizations. From 12 – 11 p.m. at South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N.
Aug 11 Sat
South Lake Union Block Party offers music, a children’s play area, steamroller printing, a beer garden, food trucks and more. Community booths will feature more than 80 local businesses and organizations. From 12 – 11 p.m. at South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N.
Come celebrate the resilience, strength and influence of Pan-Africans (Africans, Caribbean and African Americans) in Oregon. The Pan-African Festival will include live entertainment, cultural foods, arts and crafts, and much more from 12 - 8:30 p.m. downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents a staged reading, "Is the Honeymoon Over"
by Leasharn M. Hopkins.

This comedy play about love, relationships and communication is about four couples in varying stages of their marriage. The Casteras - happily married for over 40 years; the Savoys - married 30 years but going through a rough patch; the Ramseys - married five years (his second marriage/her first); and the newlyweds, the Giris--May/December whirlwind romance. When the couples come together for a festive party we see the drama unfold. Everyone will be wondering, is the honeymoon over?

Afterward, meet the playwright Leasharn M. Hopkins and enjoy a compelling conversation and book signing with Debrena Jackson Gandy, popular relationships coach, national best-selling author of The Love Lies, and Founder of The Love Academy. 41 to date of her relationship clients and students have gotten married.

Admission price is $15. Tickets available online.  View this event on Facebook.
Aug 12 Sun
Come celebrate the resilience, strength and influence of Pan-Africans (Africans, Caribbean and African Americans) in Oregon. The Pan-African Festival will include live entertainment, cultural foods, arts and crafts, and much more from 12 - 8:30 p.m. downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
All are welcome at this free outdoor event celebrating the diversity of our city and featuring a BBQ, book sale, and music provided by Marilyn Keller and other notable jazz musicians. There will be a jazz/gospel worship service beginning at 6 p.m. Neighborhood party is from 4 - 7 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church.
Aug 13 Mon
All are welcome at this free outdoor event celebrating the diversity of our city and featuring a BBQ, book sale, and music provided by Marilyn Keller and other notable jazz musicians. There will be a jazz/gospel worship service beginning at 6 p.m. Neighborhood party is from 4 - 7 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church.
Aug 15 Wed
RACE TALKS: Jo Ann Hardesty & Loretta Smith
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visit the Oregon Historical Society where Kenneth Coleman presents, “A White Man’s Democracy: The Drafting of the Oregon State Constitution in the Era of Dred Scott.” In his talk, Coleman will discuss the historical context of the Oregon Constitutional Convention and the debates surrounding slavery, racial exclusion, and woman suffrage. Free and open to the public.
Aug 17 Fri
Join BPI at everyone’s favorite stomping ground, Dawson Park, for a performance by Embrace. Come early, bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family. Mingle with community organizers, enter a raffle and check out the food trucks.
Aug 18 Sat
Beginning at 9:00 AM, PPU will facilitate a day-long Trust Circle with the goal of advancing equity and justice for Portland-area parents, students, and teachers. This event will take place at the Hagen Campus Center on Concordia University's, campus. Free and open to the public.

The mission of the Portland Parent Union is to organize Parents for better outcomes by enriching them through support, information and education. We are dedicated to parents: to involve their families, to anticipate their challenges and help them to take advantage of opportunities to guarantee a successful student. We are dedicated to the Parent's development of leadership skills, knowledge and responsibility
With Portland artists from across the spectrum of expression, attendees will hear musical pioneers exploring new frontiers in jazz. Both days the doors and box office open at 1:00 pm, with the festival starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. General admission day passes will be available for purchase only at the box office during festival hours. General Admission Day Passes are $15, and a portion of ticket sales benefit the Montavilla Schools Music Fund. Youth 12 and under are admitted free.
1:00 AM - 2:30 AM
The Press Conference, march and rally will take place starting at 6PM on Killingsworth and Alberta Park, march is about 21 minutes. We will start press conference when we arrive at King School, 4906 NE 6th Ave.
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Watch adults in bizarre gravity-powered vehicles race downhill at Mt. Tabor Park to win awards at the annual PDX Adult Soapbox Derby. More than 40 teams of racers hurdle down a closed-course, powered only by a single push at the top of the hill. No dogs permitted for safety reasons.
"The Homecoming" is a free event celebrating family, community and quality of life. This year's theme: "Iron Sharpens Iron" offers the opportunity to recognize a long standing community member with an award to recognize their impact and influence in the African-American community.

This event includes live music, dancing, children's play area, food and a marketplace. Musical performances include local artists: Larhonda Steele, Zoulful Muzic, Speaker Minds, Nafisaria, and DJ Juggernaut and celebrity artist: Lakeside!
Aug 19 Sun
With Portland artists from across the spectrum of expression, attendees will hear musical pioneers exploring new frontiers in jazz. Both days the doors and box office open at 1:00 pm, with the festival starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. General admission day passes will be available for purchase only at the box office during festival hours. General Admission Day Passes are $15, and a portion of ticket sales benefit the Montavilla Schools Music Fund. Youth 12 and under are admitted free.
8:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Watch adults in bizarre gravity-powered vehicles race downhill at Mt. Tabor Park to win awards at the annual PDX Adult Soapbox Derby. More than 40 teams of racers hurdle down a closed-course, powered only by a single push at the top of the hill. No dogs permitted for safety reasons.
"The Homecoming" is a free event celebrating family, community and quality of life. This year's theme: "Iron Sharpens Iron" offers the opportunity to recognize a long standing community member with an award to recognize their impact and influence in the African-American community.

This event includes live music, dancing, children's play area, food and a marketplace. Musical performances include local artists: Larhonda Steele, Zoulful Muzic, Speaker Minds, Nafisaria, and DJ Juggernaut and celebrity artist: Lakeside!
Join the Genealogy Problems Solvers on Saturday, August 19th, at 9:30 a.m. in GFO's Multipurpose Room and learn the team’s skills at navigating multiple state records as they try to track down the elusive Knapp parents. This event is free and open to the public. This event is free and open to the public.
Visit the Jade International Night Market for international cuisine from local businesses, cultural performances, and to celebrate the vibrant community that resides in the Jade District neighborhood and in East Portland. Market will take place once more, on Aug. 25. Free admission.
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Watch a demonstration of capoeira martial arts, see glittering costumes, eat authentic food, hear classical guitar and traditional folk music, and dance Samba -- all at Brasilfest! (Fisher Pavilion, Armory and Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center)
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saving seed has many benefits from saving money to enriching biodiversity in your garden. Learn how to integrate seed saving into your garden with Grow Portland. We’ll cover the basics of seed saving, tools and equipment for cleaning seed, and how to store seed until next year. If you have a garden, come with a garden plan to work with. If you do not have a garden plan, come and make one!
Aug 20 Mon
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Watch a demonstration of capoeira martial arts, see glittering costumes, eat authentic food, hear classical guitar and traditional folk music, and dance Samba -- all at Brasilfest! (Fisher Pavilion, Armory and Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center)
Aug 21 Tue
Come and fold paper into your favorite anime or manga character in a collaborative learning environment. It’s fun and easy. No folding experience necessary.
9:30 PM - 12:00 AM
The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here
Aug 24 Fri
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the Sundance award-winning THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST starting August 24th at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver. Advance tickets $7, day of show $10. Monday all tickets are $7.
Aug 25 Sat
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Join us for our 3rd Annual Brazilian Day Festival in Portland! Celebrating the Brazilian culture, we are bringing the community together, sharing music, food, art, dance and much more! Family Festival, Kids invited, Fun required.
Aug 26 Sun
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Celebrating PDX hip hop culture and the people that help keep Portland hip hop thriving. This year’s theme is "Legends: The Future of Now & Then.” The event is free to the public and includes a line-up of live performances by artists, djs, and more
Aug 27 Mon
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Celebrating PDX hip hop culture and the people that help keep Portland hip hop thriving. This year’s theme is "Legends: The Future of Now & Then.” The event is free to the public and includes a line-up of live performances by artists, djs, and more
Aug 30 Thu
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Join Nick Condon for an all ages/PG-13 comedy event with a late night talk show vibe. Improv, stand-up, interviews, music and more. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.
The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery is proud to present the first retrospective of the work of renowned American artist, activist, writer, and educator Greg Bordowitz. “I Wanna Be Well” features Bordowitz’ seminal films and activist materials; rarely-seen sculptures and drawings; books, essays, and poetry; personal ephemera; and recent performance films. Free and open to the public.
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