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1 August 2019 - 31 August 2019
Aug 1 Thu
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Washington Park Summer Festival is always a highlight of summer in Portland, featuring amazing performances among the roses that are free to attend. Join us for four magical nights of rich cultural music, dance, and hands-on art activities that make the festival such a vibrant celebration of community

August 1PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with special guest Saeeda Wright; King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

August 2Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies

August 3Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach

August 4Opera in the Park—Viva Verdi! Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest works

learn more online.
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday Night Groove

Come out and enjoy music while getting your groove on! DJ NO.Bi.Es. is spinning beats including Feel-Good Solid Gold, New Jack Swing, R&B and Hip Hop. This program is a Gateway Discovery Park programmed event. For more information on Gateway Discovery Park, part of Portland Parks & Recreation.

Drop-in Giant Games and Board Games
Daily June 1 - Labor Day 10am-5pm
Hours and days are subject to change due to weather, rentals, events, and staffing.

Splash Pad
Mid-June through Labor Day 2019 from 8:00am-8:00pm daily.

Free Lunch + Play (part of Summer Free For All)
Monday-Friday | June 18—August 23, 2019 | 11:00am-3:00pm
Lunch served from 11:00-11:45am | No Free Lunch + Play on July 4 and 5

Free drop-in program for youth 1-18 years old providing games, crafts, and activities. Free lunch provided for youth 18 and under. No registration is required

Learn more online.
Summer Fitness -- Workout Wednesdays

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is all about the energy, the music, and having fun while doing something good for your body. Gentle Yoga is a class for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Breathe your stress away while having fun. Whether you're a professional athlete, marathoner, triathlete, runner, walker, or fitness rookie, come see what it's all about. #JustShowUp to get sweaty with strangers, become best friends with burpees and watch the sunrise over gorgeous Seattle. Workouts are a mix of running and bodyweight exercises, done at your own pace and adjustable to any fitness or experience level. Bring plenty of water and come and join the fun!

Free, 6:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Next 50 Plaza, 305 Harrison St.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Aug 2 Fri
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Washington Park Summer Festival is always a highlight of summer in Portland, featuring amazing performances among the roses that are free to attend. Join us for four magical nights of rich cultural music, dance, and hands-on art activities that make the festival such a vibrant celebration of community

August 1PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with special guest Saeeda Wright; King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

August 2Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies

August 3Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach

August 4Opera in the Park—Viva Verdi! Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest works

learn more online.
Inspiration often arrives in unexpected packages. See how five local artists – including Vanessa Calvert, Jeremy Okai Davis, Asa Mease, Miel-Margarita Paredes and Lauren Prado - transformed a steady stream of the Portland area’s trash into art. Their works will be on display and sale. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday. Exhibit ends Aug. 25. Free. Wheelchair accessible. Gleanportland.com
King Lear at Lone Fir Cemetery

The Tragedie of King Lear. In the Summer of 2019, see it as never before, among the tombstones at twilight in Lone Fir Cemetery. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs July 11th-August 4th, Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7 PM in the heart of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Free, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays through July 28.

Learn more online.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
Aug 3 Sat
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Washington Park Summer Festival is always a highlight of summer in Portland, featuring amazing performances among the roses that are free to attend. Join us for four magical nights of rich cultural music, dance, and hands-on art activities that make the festival such a vibrant celebration of community

August 1PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with special guest Saeeda Wright; King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

August 2Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies

August 3Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach

August 4Opera in the Park—Viva Verdi! Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest works

learn more online.
King Lear at Lone Fir Cemetery

The Tragedie of King Lear. In the Summer of 2019, see it as never before, among the tombstones at twilight in Lone Fir Cemetery. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs July 11th-August 4th, Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7 PM in the heart of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Free, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays through July 28.

Learn more online.
Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Free for All

Throughout the summer, Portland Parks and Recreation will also how free movies and concerts. The concerts and pre-film entertainment including local musical performances and free popcorn will begin at 6:30 p.m. Movies will start after dusk. For a full schedule of all summer movies and concerts visit the Portland Parks & Recreational website.

Music: Friends of Noise Youth Showcase—All ages music for everyone

Movie: Black Panther (2018) PG-13—English with Spanish subtitles

Learn more online.
Black Storytime at North Portland Library

The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members). In a positive and affirming environment, have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Learn more online.
7:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Vanport Jazz Festival

The hottest jazz festival in the northwest is happening August 3, 2019. Don't miss the music, the food, wine, beer, but most of all the people. Get your tickets at vanportjazzfestival.com. Don't miss Euge Groove, Eric Darius, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson Jr., Althea Renee, Andy Stokes, Jeanette Harris and WAR!

Learn more online. Purchase tickets here.
Aug 4 Sun
WASHINGTON PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Washington Park Summer Festival is always a highlight of summer in Portland, featuring amazing performances among the roses that are free to attend. Join us for four magical nights of rich cultural music, dance, and hands-on art activities that make the festival such a vibrant celebration of community

August 1PDX Jazz presents Mike Phillips with special guest Saeeda Wright; King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

August 2Painted Sky Northstar Native Dance Company with Evening Star Painted Ponies

August 3Portland Cello Project performing Radiohead, Coltrane, and Bach

August 4Opera in the Park—Viva Verdi! Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest works

learn more online.
King Lear at Lone Fir Cemetery

The Tragedie of King Lear. In the Summer of 2019, see it as never before, among the tombstones at twilight in Lone Fir Cemetery. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs July 11th-August 4th, Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7 PM in the heart of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Free, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays through July 28.

Learn more online.
7:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Vanport Jazz Festival

The hottest jazz festival in the northwest is happening August 3, 2019. Don't miss the music, the food, wine, beer, but most of all the people. Get your tickets at vanportjazzfestival.com. Don't miss Euge Groove, Eric Darius, Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Paul Jackson Jr., Althea Renee, Andy Stokes, Jeanette Harris and WAR!

Learn more online. Purchase tickets here.
Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Free for All

Throughout the summer, Portland Parks and Recreation will also how free movies and concerts. The concerts and pre-film entertainment including local musical performances and free popcorn will begin at 6:30 p.m. Movies will start after dusk. For a full schedule of all summer movies and concerts visit the Portland Parks & Recreational website.

Music: The Libertine Belles—High energy vintage-swing

Movie: Moana (2016) PG

Learn more online.
SEA Movies at the Mural

Experience FREE movies outdoors at Seattle Center this summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all-ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other!

Crazy Rich Asians (Rated PG-13, Run Time: 2 hours)

An American-born Chinese economics professor travels to her boyfriend’s hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding, where she discovers he is from a very wealthy family and is the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Free, 9:00 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St.
Wrestling “Lucha Libre” Masks / Máscaras de Lucha Libre

This program will be conducted in Spanish.

La Lucha Libre es uno de los íconos más prominentes en el México post-moderno. Desde películas hasta productos, los personajes de lucha libre han sido personificados y usados como símbolos de fortaleza y ¨Mexicanidad¨ entre diferentes grupos, especialmente, aquellos de descendencia Hispana en los Estados Unidos y otros países. Tradicionalmente, los luchadores crean sus propios personajes y diseñan sus propias máscaras basándose en animales, personajes de ciencia ficción y personalidades públicas que tienen cualidades que ellos admiran y por las cuales quieren ser reconocidos. En este taller, los participantes crearán sus propias máscaras de Lucha Libre con materiales para manualidades modelando la tradición de los ¨luchadores¨ para inspirarse.

Learn more online.
Aug 5 Mon
King Lear at Lone Fir Cemetery

The Tragedie of King Lear. In the Summer of 2019, see it as never before, among the tombstones at twilight in Lone Fir Cemetery. All performances are free to the public, and depend greatly upon free-will audience donations. Runs July 11th-August 4th, Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7 PM in the heart of Lone Fir Cemetery.

Free, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays through July 28.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Computer Help

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills. You may also ask for basic assistance writing reports, making flyers, creating résumés, establishing an email account, searching the web, preparing research projects, filling out online application forms, and locating library and Internet resources. Participation is free. No library card required.

Learn more online.
Aug 7 Wed
Raised in Captivity

A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its newfound fame when its song “Blizzard of Summer” becomes an anthem for white supremacists. A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband. A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes. A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 50/50. A man sees a whale struck by lightning, and knows that everything about his life has to change. A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian’s rabies vaccination. Fair warning: Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction (Penguin Press) does not slot into a smooth preexisting groove. If Saul Steinberg and Italo Calvino had adopted a child from a Romanian orphanage and raised him on Gary Larson and Thomas Bernhard, he would still be nothing like Chuck Klosterman. Funny, wise, and weird in equal measure, Raised in Captivity bids fair to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears, and preoccupations. Ceaselessly inventive, hostile to corniness in all its forms, and mean only to the things that really deserve it, it marks a cosmic leap forward for one of our most consistently interesting writers.

Learn more online.
 Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies


Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies: Communication is more than just talking and listening — it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. Note: In the event there are not enough people registered, the program will be cancelled. Free, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue.

Learn more online.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Muslim Teen Alliance

The alliance provides a safe space for Muslim teens to talk about issues important to them and their experiences without fear of being judged. Teens will also have the chance to create a video to advocate for equitable library services.

Learn more online.

National Health Center Week Celebration

Join staff, clients and the community as we learn about the work that our health centers do to promote the health of the entire community. This year’s celebration will take place at the Health Department’s new headquarters building, which opened in April. Guests are invited to celebrate community leaders, take a tour, taste global foods and create community art.

Free, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Gladys McCoy Building, 619 NW 6th Ave, Rooms 150 &155.

Learn more online.
Aug 8 Thu
Summer Fitness -- Workout Wednesdays

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is all about the energy, the music, and having fun while doing something good for your body. Gentle Yoga is a class for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Breathe your stress away while having fun. Whether you're a professional athlete, marathoner, triathlete, runner, walker, or fitness rookie, come see what it's all about. #JustShowUp to get sweaty with strangers, become best friends with burpees and watch the sunrise over gorgeous Seattle. Workouts are a mix of running and bodyweight exercises, done at your own pace and adjustable to any fitness or experience level. Bring plenty of water and come and join the fun!

Free, 6:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Next 50 Plaza, 305 Harrison St.

Learn more online.
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Aug 9 Fri

Ice Cream Social with Commissioner Susheela Jayapal

Join Commissioner Susheela Jayapal for an ice cream social! There is no fixed agenda - just a chance to meet the Commissioner, hear about what she's been working on, and share your questions, concerns and ideas. The cafe is child friendly. There is limited seating and if possible, please bring a chair or blanket.

RSVP online.
2:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Speak Volumes

A Meet-and-Greet will be held at Wagner Education Center at the Center for
Wooden Boats on Thursday, August 8th from 7:00-9:00PM to raise awareness about language
extinction and engage participants in a discussion on how to best support endangered
languages. This event is a part of a series with other events being held in New York City and
San Francisco in September.

The event will feature Living Tongues founder Dr. Gregory D.S. Anderson and Director of
Research Dr. K. David Harrison speaking about language extinction and their global field work
documenting these endangered languages. Video clips of field work will be shown as well as
previewing innovative tech solutions to combat this language crisis. This event is free, open to
the public, and all are welcome.

Living Tongues’ language documentation work is more than recording words and phrases but
also about understanding the connection between languages, humans, and nature. "Language
infuses every environment. Through language, people generate and transmit astounding bodies
of nature knowledge, mostly unwritten and stored only in memory. Linguistic science has a role
to play in understanding climate change, biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability,” says Dr.
K. David Harrison.

Learn more online.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
Architectural Heritage Center Vintage Sale

VINTAGE SALE: The Architectural Heritage Center is hosting a vintage sale the second weekend in August. Some of the more sought after items include a gothic-revival walnut dining table, an armoire, a needlepoint chair, travel trunks, sterling silver, porcelain, vintage postcards and more. Free, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave.

Learn more online.
Aug 10 Sat
Architectural Heritage Center Vintage Sale

VINTAGE SALE: The Architectural Heritage Center is hosting a vintage sale the second weekend in August. Some of the more sought after items include a gothic-revival walnut dining table, an armoire, a needlepoint chair, travel trunks, sterling silver, porcelain, vintage postcards and more. Free, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave.

Learn more online.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
FAMILY BIRD WALK

Learn a new outdoor skill with your loved ones on these guided walks with an experienced birder. Each walk covers a new topic and includes activities to strengthen your birding skills. The Arboretum provides binoculars and field guides, or participants are welcome to bring their own.

Each program will meet at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center and include a short walk on soft surface trails (up to 0.5 miles). Family Bird Walks are geared toward students ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by an adult. Family Bird Walks are every second Saturday from April through October.

About the instructor: Longtime birder and teacher Laura Whittemore loves to show beginners the tricks of the trade. She has taught classes for Audubon Society of Portland and previously worked for Backyard Bird Shop.

Group size is limited to 15 participants; registration is required. Recommended for adults and youth ages 5-12 years old.

$7 per person, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd.

Learn more online.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Family Bird Walks

Learn a new outdoor skill with your loved ones on these guided walks with an experienced birder. Each walk covers a new topic and includes activities to strengthen your birding skills. The Arboretum provides loan binoculars and field guides, or participants are welcome to bring their own. What better way to have family time than learning in nature together?

Each program will meet at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center and include a short walk on soft surface trails (up to 0.5 miles). Family Bird Walks are geared toward students ages 5 – 12 years old accompanied by an adult. Family Bird Walks are scheduled every second Saturday from April through October.

Group size is limited to 15 participants; registration is required. Recommended for adults and youth ages 5-12 years old. $7/attendee.

Learn more online.
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Alberta Street Fair
Come see what makes this arts district one of the best places in Portland. All will be on full display during the Alberta Street Fair August 10th from 11 am – 6 pm; the street’s many bars and restaurants, chic boutiques,  and so much more. Join the best of the street’s eclectic and diverse businesses and local vendors for a celebration of what makes Mississippi Avenue such a happening place all hours of the day. 

The Oregon Humane Society will be on hand, with plenty of goodies, to say thank you for making all of Portland’s avenues, streets, cul-de-sac’s, a great place to have – or be – a pet!

Learn more online.

PAN-AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF OREGON

The Pan-African Festival (PAF) returns for a third year to celebrate the African Diaspora in the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the nonprofit Pan African Festival of Oregon, the free event features music, entertainment, health screenings, a fashion show and more. Free, 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave.

Learn more online.
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Alberta Abbey Open House

Food, Drinks, and Fun Activities at the Alberta Abbey

Welcome to the Alberta Abbey Open House! Come join us for activities, art, food, and fun during the Alberta Street Fair. Explore the spaces during our open studio tours, imagine the possibilities in our wide-open ballroom and auditorium spaces, and cast your vote for a new paint scheme for the building! Community members can also take the opportunity to be a pivotal part of the Abbey's future as an art center! In September, the city will be voting on permanent commercial status for the Alberta Abbey. It's a crucial part of the continued operation as a home for affordable arts! Really important! Please lend your voice and support by participating in our email campaign and/or petition. Featuring: Parkour by The Playground GymLive music by HeatwaveOpen Studio ToursRafflesFood by La Puerta

Learn more online.
11:00 PM - 3:30 AM
LATINO FESTIVAL

Este evento es gratis y todos son bienvenidos! This event is free and all are welcome! 

Join us all evening at Cully Park on Saturday, August 10, for free music, performances, dancing, a movie, and more! Live music performance by Orquestra Pacifico Tropical starts at 6:30 PM. A showing of The Incredibles 2 (2018) PG in Spanish with English subtitles, begins after dusk.
Bring blankets or low-back chairs for comfort. Pack a picnic or try some of the tasty dishes from our onsite vendors!

Thank you to Latino Network for partner support of this Summer Free For All event! Summer Free For All offers Portlanders free, family-friendly activities throughout the summer. These fun events in our cherished parks are made possible through support from Comcast.

Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted only during concerts and movies.
All dogs must be on a leash.
All parks and natural areas are smoke, vape, and tobacco free zones.

Learn more online.
Aug 11 Sun
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Alberta Street Fair
Come see what makes this arts district one of the best places in Portland. All will be on full display during the Alberta Street Fair August 10th from 11 am – 6 pm; the street’s many bars and restaurants, chic boutiques,  and so much more. Join the best of the street’s eclectic and diverse businesses and local vendors for a celebration of what makes Mississippi Avenue such a happening place all hours of the day. 

The Oregon Humane Society will be on hand, with plenty of goodies, to say thank you for making all of Portland’s avenues, streets, cul-de-sac’s, a great place to have – or be – a pet!

Learn more online.

PAN-AFRICAN FESTIVAL OF OREGON

The Pan-African Festival (PAF) returns for a third year to celebrate the African Diaspora in the Pacific Northwest. Presented by the nonprofit Pan African Festival of Oregon, the free event features music, entertainment, health screenings, a fashion show and more. Free, 12 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave.

Learn more online.
11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Alberta Abbey Open House

Food, Drinks, and Fun Activities at the Alberta Abbey

Welcome to the Alberta Abbey Open House! Come join us for activities, art, food, and fun during the Alberta Street Fair. Explore the spaces during our open studio tours, imagine the possibilities in our wide-open ballroom and auditorium spaces, and cast your vote for a new paint scheme for the building! Community members can also take the opportunity to be a pivotal part of the Abbey's future as an art center! In September, the city will be voting on permanent commercial status for the Alberta Abbey. It's a crucial part of the continued operation as a home for affordable arts! Really important! Please lend your voice and support by participating in our email campaign and/or petition. Featuring: Parkour by The Playground GymLive music by HeatwaveOpen Studio ToursRafflesFood by La Puerta

Learn more online.
11:00 PM - 3:30 AM
LATINO FESTIVAL

Este evento es gratis y todos son bienvenidos! This event is free and all are welcome! 

Join us all evening at Cully Park on Saturday, August 10, for free music, performances, dancing, a movie, and more! Live music performance by Orquestra Pacifico Tropical starts at 6:30 PM. A showing of The Incredibles 2 (2018) PG in Spanish with English subtitles, begins after dusk.
Bring blankets or low-back chairs for comfort. Pack a picnic or try some of the tasty dishes from our onsite vendors!

Thank you to Latino Network for partner support of this Summer Free For All event! Summer Free For All offers Portlanders free, family-friendly activities throughout the summer. These fun events in our cherished parks are made possible through support from Comcast.

Alcoholic beverages for personal consumption are permitted only during concerts and movies.
All dogs must be on a leash.
All parks and natural areas are smoke, vape, and tobacco free zones.

Learn more online.
Portland Freedom Fund Summer Benefit Block Party

After several years of putting out local compilation tapes to fund prisoner support efforts, Portland ABC decided to use this year's tape sales to fund a newer local prisoner support organization, Portland Freedom Fund. 


Featuring Performances by: Autocracy, LOAD B, Fatal State, Glenn Waco, Old City, Kunu, Wretched of the Earth, Prolix Destruct.

About Portland Freedom Fund

Portland Freedom Fund is the culmination of hard work from a small group of activists in the Portland area, and we are honored to continue the work. Your donation will help to free someone from a cage, allowing them to navigate their legal case from a position of freedom and with the presumption of innocence. In addition, your donation helps us to advocate for the end of money bail in Oregon while weakening its devastating effects on vulnerable populations. Please join hundreds of others who have supported the Fund

Learn more online.

SEA Movies at the Mural

Experience FREE movies outdoors at Seattle Center this summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all-ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other!

Bohemian Rhapsody  (Rated PG-13, Run Time: 2 hours 14 minutes)

The story of the legendary rock band Queen leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and highlights Freddie’s darker influences, his attempted solo career, and a recent AIDS diagnosis. Ultimately Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.
Aug 12 Mon
Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down

For over 50 years, the sole judge of the Oregon State Fair’s Chocolate Cake Contest has been the one and only Gerry Frank—public servant, businessman, and cheerleader for all things Oregon. Back by popular demand, the Oregon Historical Society will host its fifth annual Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smack-down in downtown Portland with Gerry as the judge. Come and watch as local community leaders and media personalities present their best recipes for judgment, and join in the tasting once Gerry declares a winner! 

Learn more online.
Aug 14 Wed
Summer Concert with Timberbound


Timberbound is a collective of musicians singing songs of old sawmills, logger's cabins, and fisheries of the Pacific Northwest. Led by songster Joe Seamons, the band takes their name from a songbook written near Vernonia, Oregon, by sawmill worker John Cunnick and his fellow folk musician and wife, Kim. The group's repertoire also includes the songs of Hobe Kytr, a walking encyclopedia of the folklore of the Columbia River region. The Timberbound Songbook was published after the tragic death of John Cunnick, and the original group calling themselves Timberbound (active 1976 - 1978) consisted of Kim, Hobe, and their friends Dave Berge and Mark Loring.

The revived version of the band recorded their debut album in 2014 and then contributed two tracks to the album that Joe Seamons produced for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 2017, Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie's 26 Northwest Songs. The new group, like the original band, is a quartet: Kate Sandgren sings, Jenny Estrin plays violin, Joe Seamons plays banjo and sings, and Gavin Duffy plays a little bit of everything. 

Learn more online.
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

In her masterful work, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Back Bay), Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's 20-plus-year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns, it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope – and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families.

Learn more online.
Portland Peace Team Fundamentals Training

Please join the Portland Peace Team for a three-hour Portland Peace Team Fundamentals of Nonviolent Peacekeeping training.

Portland Peace wants to encourage any organization committed to nonviolence that ever does public events to send at least one or two people to this special training so that organizers can assist them in potentially forming their own organizational nonviolent security team.

For further information: adam@peaceprofessionals.comor jenniferstenorio@gmail.com or pcwtom@gmail.com

The Portland Peace Team is committed to nonviolence and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Aug 15 Thu
Summer Fitness -- Workout Wednesdays

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is all about the energy, the music, and having fun while doing something good for your body. Gentle Yoga is a class for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Breathe your stress away while having fun. Whether you're a professional athlete, marathoner, triathlete, runner, walker, or fitness rookie, come see what it's all about. #JustShowUp to get sweaty with strangers, become best friends with burpees and watch the sunrise over gorgeous Seattle. Workouts are a mix of running and bodyweight exercises, done at your own pace and adjustable to any fitness or experience level. Bring plenty of water and come and join the fun!

Free, 6:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Next 50 Plaza, 305 Harrison St.

Learn more online.
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Star's Big Dream

Eight year-old Star's biggest dream is to become an astronaut and be a space explorer. Join Star as she walks on the moon, meets Jupiter and Saturn and sees the Earth from a whole new perspective.

Target audience: Families, Grades K-5, Kids, Preschool 
Event type: Performances, Summer Reading 
Presenter: Penny’s Puppet Productions 
 
Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Aug 16 Fri
Talk on Internet Racism to be Presented in St. Johns


Portland, OR – A free talk on how our online activities can be used to fuel racist agendas without our knowledge will be presented on Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 pm, at the Portland Baha’i Center in St. Johns. The Baha’i Center is located at 8720 N. Ivanhoe Street, Portland, OR 97203.

The talk is sponsored by Take PART (Portland Anti-Racism Team) as part of a monthly series that explores the many ways people are bombarded with racist messages, how to recognize and delete these messages, and to consciously build equitable communities.

Presenter Donna Stewart will explore how extensive tracking, selling and manipulating of personal data is used to promote racial prejudice in employment, banking and finance, criminal justice, and predatory advertising.

Ms. Stewart’s talk, inspired by the book, Weapons of Math Destruction, by Cathy O’Neil, will shine a light on the internet’s dark side. There will be time for discussion and light refreshments following the presentation.

Learn more online.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
Aug 17 Sat
ADULT SOAPBOX DERBY

The Portland Adult Soapbox Derby is a volunteer-fueled community event traditionally held the third Saturday of August.  Once a year a brave group of racers convene on the daunting slopes of Mt. Tabor to test their mettle.

Learn more online.
GFO African-American Special Interest Group August Meeting

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon’s African American Special Interest Group meets on the third Saturday of each month. The next GFO monthly meeting on Saturday, August 17 will feature genealogist Stephen Hanks and the presentation titled “Tracing Your African American Roots to 1619 and Free Persons of Color.”

Hanks will discuss how to trace your roots to free persons of color and to descendants of the Africans in America prior to the establishment of chattel slavery. He will also discuss the work of genealogist Paul Heinigg.

The meeting will take place from 12 p.m. –2 p.m. at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon located at 2505 SE 11th Ave Suite B-18.

A GFO GenTalk will immediately follow the meeting at 2 p.m. featuring guest speaker Barbara Schrag.

More information about the GFO GenTalk is available at https://gfo.org/learn/gen-talks.html
8:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Montavilla Jazz Festival

PORTLAND, Oregon, June 18, 2019—Portland jazz icon Mel Brown and his musical collaborator of three decades, Gordon Lee, will headline Montavilla Jazz Festival 2019 running August 17–18 at Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon, 97216. For the sixth year, the nonprofit neighborhood festival features local jazz artists playing original music at the forefront of creative expression. This year, several extraordinary local musicians will perform new compositions and feature world-class musicians in their ensembles.

View the full entertainment schedule online.

Day Passes and Ticket Information

Day Passes: General admission and VIP day passes for both Saturday and Sunday are available for presale purchase at https://www.tickettomato.com/, and at the box office during festival hours on both days. Seating is limited, re-entry is not guaranteed, and no refunds are given. General Admission day passes are $15, VIP day passes are $30.

Headliner Show Tickets: General admission and VIP tickets to both Saturday and Sunday headliner shows are available for presale purchase at https://www.tickettomato.com/, and at the box office during festival hours on both days.

Purchase tickets here.
Aug 18 Sun
8:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Montavilla Jazz Festival

PORTLAND, Oregon, June 18, 2019—Portland jazz icon Mel Brown and his musical collaborator of three decades, Gordon Lee, will headline Montavilla Jazz Festival 2019 running August 17–18 at Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon, 97216. For the sixth year, the nonprofit neighborhood festival features local jazz artists playing original music at the forefront of creative expression. This year, several extraordinary local musicians will perform new compositions and feature world-class musicians in their ensembles.

View the full entertainment schedule online.

Day Passes and Ticket Information

Day Passes: General admission and VIP day passes for both Saturday and Sunday are available for presale purchase at https://www.tickettomato.com/, and at the box office during festival hours on both days. Seating is limited, re-entry is not guaranteed, and no refunds are given. General Admission day passes are $15, VIP day passes are $30.

Headliner Show Tickets: General admission and VIP tickets to both Saturday and Sunday headliner shows are available for presale purchase at https://www.tickettomato.com/, and at the box office during festival hours on both days.

Purchase tickets here.

The sentiments and experiences of his native home Lagos, Nigeria and his adopted home Seattle, WA inform the art of Osa Elaiho. Using primarily acrylics and pastels, Elaiho seeks to capture the emotions and observations that cause him to question linear thinking. Leaning into his faith, his native roots, his family and his village both stateside and in Lagos, Elaiho brings simplicity and rawness to his work. His use of bold and primary colors cause his painting to come alive and stand face-to-face with the viewer, drawing emotions from deep within.

As this country continues to grapple with issues of representation and triggering statements that devalue the integral influence of African culture on all elements of American life, Elaiho maintains a staunch level of pride and desire to bring his culturally blended body of work to the public. “My work attempts to capture foundational emotions that are sometimes lost or hidden,” stated Elaiho.

The Columbia City Gallery show, Que Sera Sera, August 14-September 22 (public opening on August 17th) 
https://columbiacitygallery.com/event/que-sera-sera
SEA Movies at the Mural


Experience FREE movies outdoors at Seattle Center this summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all-ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other!

Dirty Dancing (Rated PG-13, Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes)

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle in this popular classic film that is sure to deliver audiences the time of their lives.

Free, 9:00 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St.
On the Inner Workings of Pietro Belluschi's Creative Process

In celebration of the 120th birthday of iconic Oregon architect Pietro Belluschi, the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) is thrilled to host Pierluigi Serraino for a public talk on the inner workings of Pietro Belluschi's architecture through his participation to the 1958 Study on Creativity at UC Berkeley. OHS is the proud home of collections that feature the groundbreaking works of talents including mid-century moderns Belluschi and Van Evera Bailey, as well as earlier firms led by A.E. Doyle and Morris Whitehouse. The Pietro Belluschi Architectural Resource Center, which is part of our forthcoming research library renovation, will provide a focal point for the study of architecture and a well-equipped meeting space for instruction and collaboration.

Learn more online.
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
BrasilFest

The annual BrasilFest heats up Seattle Center with dancing, drumming, music, films, capoeira, traditional food, workshops, kids activities and exhibits. Seattle Center’s Festál, is a series of cultural community festivals and events designed to celebrate, preserve and share the rich traditions of the region’s diverse communities with the widest possible audience. Festál is a vital part of Seattle Center’s role in helping to build a larger community and is presented by T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines and Seattle Center Foundation.

Free, 12:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Seattle Center – Fisher Pavilion, Armory and Mural Amphitheater, 305 Harrison Street.

Learn more online.
Aug 19 Mon
8:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Montavilla Jazz Festival

PORTLAND, Oregon, June 18, 2019—Portland jazz icon Mel Brown and his musical collaborator of three decades, Gordon Lee, will headline Montavilla Jazz Festival 2019 running August 17–18 at Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon, 97216. For the sixth year, the nonprofit neighborhood festival features local jazz artists playing original music at the forefront of creative expression. This year, several extraordinary local musicians will perform new compositions and feature world-class musicians in their ensembles.

View the full entertainment schedule online.

Day Passes and Ticket Information

Day Passes: General admission and VIP day passes for both Saturday and Sunday are available for presale purchase at https://www.tickettomato.com/, and at the box office during festival hours on both days. Seating is limited, re-entry is not guaranteed, and no refunds are given. General Admission day passes are $15, VIP day passes are $30.

Headliner Show Tickets: General admission and VIP tickets to both Saturday and Sunday headliner shows are available for presale purchase at https://www.tickettomato.com/, and at the box office during festival hours on both days.

Purchase tickets here.
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
BrasilFest

The annual BrasilFest heats up Seattle Center with dancing, drumming, music, films, capoeira, traditional food, workshops, kids activities and exhibits. Seattle Center’s Festál, is a series of cultural community festivals and events designed to celebrate, preserve and share the rich traditions of the region’s diverse communities with the widest possible audience. Festál is a vital part of Seattle Center’s role in helping to build a larger community and is presented by T-Mobile, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines and Seattle Center Foundation.

Free, 12:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Seattle Center – Fisher Pavilion, Armory and Mural Amphitheater, 305 Harrison Street.

Learn more online.
Aug 20 Tue
The Making of a Democratic Economy

We live in a world where 26 billionaires own as much wealth as half the planet’s population. The extractive economy we live with now enables the financial elite to squeeze out maximum gain for themselves, heedless of damage to people or planet. But Marjorie Kelly (and coauthor Ted Howard) show that there is a new economy emerging focused on helping everyone thrive while respecting planetary boundaries. At a time when competing political visions are at stake the world over, The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few (Berrett-Koehler) urges a move beyond tinkering at the margins to address the systemic crisis of our economy. It outlines seven principles of a Democratic Economy: community, inclusion, place (keeping wealth local), good work (putting labor before capital), democratized ownership, ethical finance, and sustainability. Each principle is paired with a place putting it into practice: Pine Ridge, Preston, Portland, Cleveland, and more. The road to a system grounded in community, democracy, and justice remains uncertain. The Making of a Democratic Economy helps us understand we make this road as we walk it by taking a first step together beyond isolation and despair.

Learn more online.
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Beginners' Boot Camp

Join Laurel Smith at the GFO for a day of beginning genealogy. There will be sessions about the census, vital records, discussions about genealogy software and database use, organizing your research, using Ancestry.com, and more — all geared toward beginners — but basic computer skills are a prerequisite.

All communications are done via email, and you must be able to download and print the class notes. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, and a beverage so you can keep going as the class does.

GFO members may attend for free, non-members $20.

Here's what attendees are saying: "Boot Camp was rocking, wow do I regret not having it before I started my work . . . such a good teacher . . . a marathon that was time well-spent . . . informative and motivational . . . with humor and positive energy . . . more than exceeded my expectations."

Member or not, please let us know if you plan to attend and REGISTER ONLINE. Registration closes on August 16, 2019. A short assignment and a link to the class notes will be emailed on Sunday, August 18.


Learn more online.
Aug 21 Wed
Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

With a unique blend of original reporting and deep analysis, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer reveals the ugly reality hidden behind Tesla's popular mythology and explains why Tesla is more likely to end up as a transitional figure in automotive history than the next industrial juggernaut. Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have become household names, shaking up the staid auto industry by creating a set of innovative electric vehicles that have wowed the marketplace and defied conventional wisdom. The company’s market valuation now rivals that of long-established automakers, and, to many industry observers, Tesla is defining the future of the industry. But behind the hype, Tesla has some serious deficiencies that raise questions about its sky-high valuation, and even its ultimate survival. Tesla’s commitment to innovation has led it to reject the careful, zero-defects approach of other car manufacturers, even as it struggles to mass-produce cars reliably and with minimal defects. In Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors (BenBella), Niedermeyer lays bare the disconnect between the popular perception of Tesla and the day-to-day realities of the company – and the cars it produces.

Learn more online.
Oregon's 19th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair

Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs provide recruiters access to the United States’ largest pool of diverse, multi-cultural, and qualified professionals. It is the only career fair that targets and delivers candidates from ALL classes covered under the TitleVII Civil Rights Act of 1964*. This includes Women, People of Color, Seniors, LGBTQ and People with Disabilities. Our award-winning staff has over 15 years experience in diversity recruitment. The Diversity Career Fairs are held Annually in most major cities where the Mayor and/or Governor proclaim “Diversity Employment Day”. We have over 1,000 satisfied corporate, government and non-profit clients. The Federal Government selected us as a preferred vendor to host its largest Diversity Career Fair ever!

Tickets are FREE. Register here.

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lisa McCullough leads a discussion on various DNA related subjects, with each meeting focused on a particular subject. General questions are welcome at the end of each planned discussion. Questions? dna_lm@gfo.org
Disjecta Northwest Prose Portland 2019 Biennial

The Portland2019 Biennial will present a survey of work by Oregon based artists whose practices are rooted in a rigorous approach to socio-political commentary, presenting diverse perspectives on historical and contemporary narratives unique to the Pacific Northwest.

Biennial artist Demian DinéYazhi in collaboration with R.I.S.E (Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment) will host a performative reading of poetry and prose from Pacific Northwest writers and other urgent voices.

Learn more online.
Aug 22 Thu
Summer Fitness -- Workout Wednesdays

Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is all about the energy, the music, and having fun while doing something good for your body. Gentle Yoga is a class for everyone, no matter what age or fitness level. Breathe your stress away while having fun. Whether you're a professional athlete, marathoner, triathlete, runner, walker, or fitness rookie, come see what it's all about. #JustShowUp to get sweaty with strangers, become best friends with burpees and watch the sunrise over gorgeous Seattle. Workouts are a mix of running and bodyweight exercises, done at your own pace and adjustable to any fitness or experience level. Bring plenty of water and come and join the fun!

Free, 6:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Next 50 Plaza, 305 Harrison St.

Learn more online.
Every other Thursday at 9:00 AM at the North Policing Center on NE MLK & NE Emerson by the Boys & Girls Club, the Inter-Faith Peace & Action Collaborative meets in the Assistant Chief Kevin Modica Community Room and all people of faith, community, and law enforcement are welcome.

We meet for two hours discussing and coming to understanding around training, community police interactions, mass demonstrations, and ways to build better police/community relations.
Blast Off! at North Portland Library

Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist has stumbled upon a special element from the center of the earth that has the power to bend spacetime and allow us to travel to the very edges of our universe. Unfortunately, in his early experiments visiting other planets, he brought back a little visitor that might cause lots of trouble on Earth. Through song and dance we’ll help our new friend get back home, explore the secrets of the universe, learn how gravity works, launch a rocket, and rediscover just how special and unique our very own blue planet is.

Target audience: Families, Grades K-5, Kids, Preschool

Event type: Performances, STEAM, Summer Reading

Presenter: Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
Aug 23 Fri
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Chess for Success

CHESS FOR SUCCESS OPEN PLAY: Chess for Success utilizes the game of chess to help children thrive in the classroom and in daily life. Players of all ages and experience levels are invited to attend this drop-in event. Staff members will be available to provide tips and assist players. Free, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey St.

Learn more online.
Aug 24 Sat
Tour De Lab Bike Rides Through Humboldt

Get ready to ride your bike with thousands of other whimsical, pooch-loving people in support of DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

The event will include:

Snacks and coffee before the ride
Rest stops at the Lucky Lab Locations
Tour de Lab pint glass
Well-marked routes with maps and cues
Medical and mechanical support on route & transport vehicles
After-party with live music

Learn more online.
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Ocean Shores Body & Soul Festival is a full weekend with 50+ readers, healers and vendors plus many talks and classes, all right on the coast.
The festival is on Saturday, August 24, 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 25, 10am-5pm.
The festival will make donations to the North Beach Children and Family Care Alliance.
For more information, see their Facebook event.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Google Productivity Tutorial

You can get things done using your Google account! Come to this class to learn the basics of: Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets. And learn some tips to make using Google easier. You must have a Google or Gmail account before coming to class in order to participate. Bring your username and password to class; you will need to be able to log into your account. Need help signing up for a Google/Gmail account? Drop-in for Computer Help for more help. The class will be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met, so please register in advance if you plan on attending.

Learn more online.

Mrs. Johnnie Maxey's 100th Birthday Party

The Maxey Family invites Portlanders to celebrate longtime community activist, educator and pioneer Johnnie Maxey. The celebration is a BYOP (bring your own picnic) party and guests are encouraged to bring foods for the afternoon event. Cake & Punch will be provided.

No gifts--cards ONLY or send them to: P.O. Box 12681 Portland, OR 97212

Bound: Africans vs African Americans Movie Screening and Discussion

Bound: Africans V. African Americans addresses how tensions between continental-born Africans and African Americans were fostered. The documentary explores the effects of colonialism and enslavement and how these have divided and bound Africans and African Americans.

Evade the heat of the Summer and stop on by Central Library. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion about the Black Diaspora.

Free, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., U.S. Bank Room - Central Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue.

Learn more online.
Aug 25 Sun
SEA Movies at the Mural

Experience FREE movies outdoors at Seattle Center this summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all-ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other!

Black Panther (Rated PG-13, Run Time: 2 hours 14 minutes)

Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as its new king but is soon challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan special forces to avoid a world war.

Free, 9:00 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St.
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Ocean Shores Body & Soul Festival is a full weekend with 50+ readers, healers and vendors plus many talks and classes, all right on the coast.
The festival is on Saturday, August 24, 10am-5pm and Sunday, August 25, 10am-5pm.
The festival will make donations to the North Beach Children and Family Care Alliance.
For more information, see their Facebook event.
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Miller Family Free Day: Sunday Parkways Green Loop

Join the Portland Art Museum for an afternoon of fun as the streets in front of the Museum and our outdoor courtyards become one of several activity hubs for a special Sunday Parkways route highlighting the possibilities of a future Green Loop—a bold new concept of the Portland Central City 2035 Plan that envisions a linear park that connects nearly a dozen districts on both sides of the Willamette River and numerous cultural spots. Hop on your bike to enjoy all or part of the car-free 8-mile loop and be sure to stop by the Museum for art-making, music, and more!

Learn more online.
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Japanese Koto Concert

Koto is one of the traditional musical instruments of Japan and has long history. Oregon Koto-Kai thinks each performance would be a special gift to our community. The program includes Japanese koto music in classical style to contemporary. Enjoy beautiful authentic Japanese music and dramatic modern pieces which might sound surprisingly familiar. Oregon Koto-Kai also provides brief explanations about the instrument between the pieces so that you can learn the history and structure of this unique instrument.

Free, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Collins Gallery, 801 SW 10th Avenue.

Learn more online.
Aug 26 Mon
Dr. Al Hollie at Augustana Lutheran

Rev. Dr. Al Hollie of Greenforest Community Baptist Church and author of the new book, "All Things to All People" on outreach to millennials will be at Augustana Lutheran on Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Schedule:

5:00 p.m. Workshop with Dr. Hollie

6:00 p.m. Jazz Gospel Service with Dr. Hollie preaching
Jazz musicians Marilyn Keller, Ron Steen, Kevin Deitz, George Mitchell
All are welcome

About Dr. Al Holliie:

Dr. Al Hollie, Jr. is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Al Hollie received his education from the Atlanta Public Schools System and is a 1997 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. Al Hollie received a college education from the University of Alabama where he received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education and was a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide Football team. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Rice University and Seminary. In addition, he holds a doctoral degree in Church Leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Aug 27 Tue
Forum on Police Association Contract


The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform (AMAC) will host a forum on the City's new contract with the Portland Police Association to be held *Monday, August 26 from 6-8:00 PM* at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th at Skidmore. 

We will begin with a short presentation on background on the current contract between the City of Portland and the Portland Police Association. Following this we will open the floor to the community for input. Our goal is to hear the community's concerns so they can be forwarded to members of City Council before the new contract negotiations.

The Portland Police Association (PPA) contract-- a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the PPA and the City-- expires on June 30, 2020. It is meant to cover wages, benefits and working conditions for the Association's members. The City is expected to begin negotiations early this fall. In 2016, the community was shut out of the process to the point where City Council left Council Chambers before voting, and people who were still in City Hall were pushed out violently by police.

We want to see a more inclusive process this time. Questions to consider
include: Why is it so difficult to fire officers? Why aren't officers drug tested after deadly force incidents? Why does Portland's civilian oversight body not have the ability to investigate use of deadly force or to compel officer testimony?

Learn more online.
Whiskey and Warriors: Bonds of Brotherhood Forged at Black Hawk Down

Join us to hear a real story of the bonds of brotherhood, forged by service and sacrifice in the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment and the historic Black Hawk Down battle of October 3, 1993. Two of the Rangers, Clay Othic and John Collett, will speak about their backgrounds, their service in Mogadishu, and their two-decade long journeys that culminated with a whiskey venture created to help other veterans.

Learn more online.
Lauren Acampora in Conversation With Cari Luna

In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend, Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute, the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden. When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise’s unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she’s ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep. There, Abby discovers that although Elise is flourishing professionally, behind her glossy magazine veneer she is lonely and disillusioned. Ever the supportive friend, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise’s world, even as she guards her own dark secret and burning desire for greatness. As she edges closer to Elise, the Rhizome, and her own artistic ambitions, the dynamic shifts between the two friends – until Abby can see only one way to grasp the future that awaits her. Lauren Acampora’s The Paper Wasp (Grove) is a thrilling, unexpected journey into the psyche and imagination of a woman determined to fulfill her destiny, from one of our most unique and incisive writers. Acampora will be joined in conversation by Cari Luna, author of The Revolution of Every Day.

Free, 7:30 p.m., Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St.

Learn more online.
Close the Camps: A Benefit Show for Immigrant Rights

Close the Camps! A fundraiser for immigrant rights groups featuring Quasi, LAKE, The Ghost Ease, Choking Kind at Mississippi Studios

Bring money, there will be a raffle. More info below!

The show is a fundraiser for these groups:

Pueblo Unido
A non-profit organization that supports Portland metro community members in the fight against deportation. They connect clients to adequate legal representation and help gather evidence to strengthen cases against removal.

Al Otro Lado
LA & Tijuana based organization that assists deportees who are struggling to survive in Tijuana, legal assistance for detainees, assists families with cross-border custody issues, and helps connect family members residing in the United States to social, legal, medical, housing, and mental health services via a unique program in Los Angeles.
CHIRLA - https://www.chirla.org/
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (LA) organizes and serves individuals, institutions and coalitions to build power, transform public opinion, and change policies to achieve full human, civil and labor rights
.
PUENTE AZ
The Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. They develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend their families and themselves.

Plus a raffle, with prizes from:
Mississippi Records
Double Dragon
Löyly
Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai
Florida Room
Dove Vivi
& More!

Learn more online.

Writing Resumes & Cover Letters


Get the latest information on how to effectively write and format job search documents, such as what information to include, how to create a targeted resume, and how to illustrate "fit" with a position. Free, 1:30 p.m., Advising & Career Services office, University Services Building, 402, 617 SW Montgomery St.

Learn more online.
Aug 29 Thu
1:30 AM - 4:00 AM

Paint Your Pet
Join Bottle & Bottega for a special pet painting FUNdraiser party!  NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Step-by-step instruction provided. $10 from each ticket sold will benefit  Oregon Humane Society, Oregon Dog Rescue, and Family Dogs New Life. 

Make sure to bring a picture of your pet!!  We suggest choosing a photo that is a head and shoulders image of you looking eye-level (not down at) with your pet.  It’s also easiest if it’s printed on a normal 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper (so you can fold it). 

Mix and mingle from 6:00 – 6:30pm.  Beer, wine, cider and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own snacks! 

Painting starts promptly at 6:30 and goes until 9:00pm.

Ticket price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 10×10 take-home canvas!

If you would like you full donation to benefit the pets at Oregon Humane Society, please use the following promo code at registration: OREGONHUMANESOCIETY 

Learn more online.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
EXTENDED LONG POSE: Drop-in, uninstructed figure drawing class at High Low Art Space. Our extended long pose features the same pose for four weeks before switching poses and models. It's a great opportunity for artists to work on a more resolved drawing or painting. $10, 1 -4 p.m., High Low Art Space, 936 SE 34th Ave
11:30 PM - 2:30 AM
PCC Expungement Clinic

You may be able to clear your criminal record. This program is a joint project of the PCC Paralegal Program and the Metropolitan Public Defender Community law Division. To register please email your full name and date of birth to pccexpungementclinic@gmail.com

Learn more online.
Aug 30 Fri
11:30 PM - 2:30 AM
PCC Expungement Clinic

You may be able to clear your criminal record. This program is a joint project of the PCC Paralegal Program and the Metropolitan Public Defender Community law Division. To register please email your full name and date of birth to pccexpungementclinic@gmail.com

Learn more online.
Come join U.S. Senator Ron Wyden for a Multnomah County Town Hall Meeting. Free, open to the public. Parking may fill up quickly. Please consider public transit or carpooling.
MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT

Celebrate Last Thursday by learning your neighborhood's history!

Once the sun sets around 8 PM, we'll be showing "The Numbers", a short film by Sika Stanton and Donovan Smith, and Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, the acclaimed documentary. Stop by before the screening to support Black-owned pop-ups and find out how to get involved with organizations combating racism and gentrification!

Bring questions! Bring that new neighbor that just moved in next door! Bring some cash to support the cause!

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Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History

The origin of brewing in southern Oregon is a lively tale of mid-19th-century gold rushes, brawling German immigrants, irrepressible women, and hometown pride. In the boomtown of Jacksonville, two pioneering brewers competed to quench the thirst of miners and ranchers, and soon breweries began popping up elsewhere. But as railroads spread across the West, they brought rival beer brands with them, and the onset of Prohibition stifled the industry altogether. Yet resourceful Oregonians continued to cultivate hops, and by the turn of the 21st century, small-town brewers like Caldera Brewing Company in Ashland and Climate City Brewery in Grants Pass were once again stepping into the spotlight. In Southern Oregon Beer: A Pioneering History (History Press), author Phil Busse, longtime Oregon journalist, traces the pioneering spirit of southern Oregon's first brewers to today.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn simple, repetitive Qigong movements to strengthen and heal your energy in the beauty of Alberta Park. Dress in comfortable layers, open to the public, donations accepted. Fridays through September 27. www.RoseCityQigong.com
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday Flat Fix

Bring your bike to this Friday workshop and learn how to change your flat tire. This is a great clinic for a refresher or for the first-time cyclist. All classes are FREE for members and $5 for walk-ins. Our events are hosted at the PSU Bike Hub (1818 SW 6th Ave). Please email us if you have any questions.

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Aug 31 Sat
There are still tickets left for Friday’s Roosevelt Back to School Trivia Night, but they’re going fast! We’d love to have you join us for this fun event, our first big fundraiser of the year, featuring delicious food from Dub’s St. Johns, beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company and wine from 45th Parallel in St. Johns. Just $10 gets you dinner and trivia – grab some friends and see if you’ve got what it takes to be the champions! We will also be selling tickets for a chance to win amazing raffle prizes, including gift certificates from Por Que No, Ecliptic Brewing, Flying Pie Pizza and more! Oh, and a few tickets to Disneyland are up for grabs, too! Tickets can be purchased here or at the door. The event is for adults 21 and over.
Kids' Storytime -- The Boring Book

Join Powell's Books for kids’ storytime. Today we’re reading The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake. Boredom: humankind's age-old adversary. It's a state that is undesirable, uninteresting . . . and just plain boring. But as one particularly bored boy discovers, there's actually more to boredom than meets the eye--more questions, more theories, and heaps of humor. This exploration of boredom from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake playfully--and hilariously--unpacks the ways in which a seemingly stagnant state is actually a portal into a dynamic, life-enriching experience. For anyone who's ever been mind-numbingly bored, this smart, laugh-out-loud picture book just might change your perspective on the state of boredom forever.

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