Heart of the Gorge Tour
Portland Spirit Cruises and Events
If you aren’t in class today, here’s a chance to take in the scenic autumn beauty of the Columbia River Gorge from the deck of an Explorer Jet Boat.
Happy Swift Hour
McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop
It’s Portland tradition to celebrate the arrival of migrating swifts who enjoy an annual rest in the chimney at Chapman Elementary School, so naturally, several Portland bars are capitalizing on this. Through the month of September, get $1 off draft beer and cider at the Bottle Shop when you mention the word “swift” from 5 p.m.–6 p.m. and 8 p.m.–9 p.m. Cheers, little birds.
Prepare Out Loud
What is your role in creating a “culture of resilience” and how does this relate to being prepared for a magnitude 9.0 earthquake? How much food and water will you need when the big one hits? Find out at this forum and resource fair presented by the American Red Cross Cascades Region and KGW-TV.
All Jane Comedy Festival 2018 presents Fortune Feimster Live
Women represent only 17–19 percent of the comedy industry, but the All Jane Comedy Festival brings a lineup of 100 percent female-identified funny people. The festival kicks off tonight with Fortune Feimster (known for her role on The Mindy Project) and goes through Sunday, with more than 30 female stand-up comediennes. Performances are at Revolution Hall and Curious Comedy Theater. Ticket prices vary.
Our Bold Voices Presents: Rescue is for Lovers
McMenamins Mission Theater
An evening of storytelling and community building: Listen to true, compelling, honest stories from real people who have adopted rescue animals. All proceeds benefit the Pixie Project, Portland’s beloved nonprofit pet matchmaking service.
How to Kick-Start Your Do-Gooder Career: Global Affairs and More
PSU’s Parsons Gallery, Urban Center Building
If your goals include the doing of good, this might be for you. Professional Do-Gooder Lyla Bashan shares insights for “a career of conscience” and “a life lived globally.” Bashan is a diplomat, development professional and author of Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes.
Movie Night: The Goonies (1985)
Parkway North Project
The iconic film made in Astoria has achieved cult status for its wild tale of small-town misfit kids on a quest for pirate treasure. A family-friendly event for the PSU community; popcorn provided.
Portland EcoFilm Festival Opening Night & Party: The Beaver Believers (2018)
The Hollywood Theatre
$7 w/ PSU ID
The festival kicks off tonight and continues through Sunday with a wealth of films about environmental conservation and outdoor adventure. So how can beavers help us deal with climate change, and even do much of the work for us? Check out the opening night film for answers and stick around for the party.
Ihsan Rustem’s Carmen, choreographed for NW Dance Project, was named “coolest collaboration” of 2017 by Dance Magazine. The smash hit show returns to kick off the project’s 15th anniversary season. Performances also on Friday and Saturday.
The Focke Wolves / The Punchers / The Viles
Twilight Café & Bar
The Focke Wolves are a “damaged rock and roll band” from Southern California who share a producer (Cameron Webb) with Motörhead and Kelly Clarkson. Tonight they share a stage with local punks The Viles and The Punchers.
Brown Girl Rise and Atabey Medicine Fundraiser
DJ’s from Latinx collective Noche Libre and other musicians will provide the entertainment at this fundraiser to benefit youth empowerment program Brown Girl Rise and Atabey Medicine, an herbal apprenticeship program.
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out
Powell’s City of Books
In Arjun Singh Sethi’s new book, immigrants, refugees and survivors of hate crimes tell stories of intensified bullying, discrimination and violence under the policies of the Trump administration. Event sponsored by CAIR Oregon and Unite Oregon.
End of Summer Tiki Party
The Alibi Tiki Lounge
Pull out those psychedelic caftans, vintage tropical muumuus and Day-Glo Hawaiian shirts and stop by the Alibi, where boudoir photographer Gretchen Hove of Pin Me Up Portland will raffle off a $1,000 gift certificate for her sexy services.
HANG ’18! Surf Rock Party
World Famous Kenton Club
Keep that 1960s beach vibe going (and get extra mileage out of your fab outfit) at the Kenton Club with a groovy night of surf rock featuring local bands King Ghidora, Don & the Quixotes, Outer Space Heater, and the Apollo 4.
Goodbye, Sunshine Fest
A bunch of hardworking local bands will help you tell summer to piss off, including Jack London Trio, the Decliners, Slutty Hearts, Pistol Whiplash, Advisory, and The Punchers.
Grown-ups’ Night Out
Portland Children’s Museum
$15 w/ PSU ID
Play with your food! Enjoy marshmallow wars, candy gambling, veggie race cars, and dessert before dinner, while local band Creature Party provides “wholesome punk.” No kids allowed, but there is some adulting involved: Learn from experts about what’s happening with food waste and how you can help.
Lose Yr Mind Fest
Vitalidad Movement Arts & Event Center
The second of a two-night warehouse party, Saturday’s lineup includes L.A. Witch, Sugar Candy Mountain and Kulululu, plus vinyl DJs, food trucks and mind-melting projections.
Werner Herzog’s Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
The Hollywood Theatre
$7 w/ PSU ID
Part of the Portland EcoFilm Festival, this documentary explores Chauvet Cave in southern France, where hundreds of images of animals were painted on the cave walls some 30,000 years ago by mysterious artists of the Upper Paleolithic.
Sunday Workshop: Assemblage & Shadow Box Creation
Bring some of your keepsakes, treasures, personal artifacts and other bits of residue and turn them into a work of art. SCRAP is Portland’s headquarters for creative reuse.
A Celebration of Classical Indian Arts: Dance, Music and Poetry
With traditional music, colorful costumes, and passionate storytelling, local artists weave a multi-dimensional tapestry that brings together five different dance styles from across India. Presented by Subashini Ganesan, founder and director of New Expressive Works and Creative Laureate of Portland.
China in Dance
$31–54 w/ PSU ID
After enjoying the dances of India, check out the Portland debut of world-renowned Beijing Dance Academy, performing 10 classical dances including the tragic love story of Liang Zhu, known as the Chinese Romeo and Juliet.
Why Arts and Culture Matter!
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
You know that arts and culture matter, but how do they intersect with other important community issues? Portland City Council candidates Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith will appear in this public forum to discuss the intersectionality of the arts and educate voters ahead of the November election.
Tiel Aisha Ansari, Amelia Ettinger, F.I. Goldhaber
Tiel Aisha Ansari is a Sufi warrior poet and president emerita of the Oregon Poetry Association. One of her poems describes Powell’s bookstore as “the difference between buying a bouquet from 1-800-FLOWERS.com / and walking through a wildflower meadow.” She also tackles deeper issues, such as white supremacy in the poem titled “Coral Justifies Bleaching Itself.” Presented by Free Range Poetry.
Giants In The Trees (ft. Nirvana co-founder Krist Novoselic)
Krist Novoselic plays accordion and bass. Local “witch folk” band Lenore opens.