Devils Point 11th Annual Bikini Car and Dog Wash Benefit, Sun Aug 13 Devil's Point

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

9th Annual Pink Party!
Nothing says “family planning” quite like a well-executed, all-ages affair celebrating the right to choose. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon work to protect access to birth control and women’s healthcare in our state, and invite you to join the movement. Five bucks gets you in, but double down with $10 for a limited-edition notebook emblazoned with a true mantra to live by: “Don’t fuck with us. Don’t fuck without us.” Kids 10 and under get in for free. Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand, 5-8 pm, $5-10

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: From Despair to Hope
It’s been 72 years since the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These bombings mark the only times nuclear weapons have been used in warfare, and the death toll for both neared a quarter of a million people. Honor the lives lost at this community event hosted in collaboration with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and human rights lawyer and writer Polo Catalani. Japanese American Historical Plaza, 2 NW Naito, 6-8 pm, FREE


THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

KBOO @ The Clinton Presents: Keep the Hives Alive
Keep the Hives Alive educates viewers on the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem and how to contribute individually in the fight to save bees (and our world). To sweeten the deal, there’ll be a post-screening Q&A with local urban beekeepers. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 7-9 pm, $7-10 suggested donation

Trans Vets Speak Out
When the Orange took to Twitter last month in a cowardly and transphobic attempt to ban trans folks from serving in the military, uproar justly ensued. Now, hear from five local transgender vets as they discuss their experiences, why we need to support active and veteran trans service members, and how we can move forward together. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 6-8:30 pm, FREE

Guerillas of Desire Book Launch with Kevin Van Meter
Since graduating from CUNY with an MA in Political Science and co-editing a collection of essays examining social movements in the US, Kevin Van Meter has penned his own book, which he’ll read from at this unveiling. Guerillas of Desire: Notes on Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible is a critique of the left and a call to collectively resist the perils of capitalism. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne, 7:30-9 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

True Form Presents: A Benefit Show for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
In light of the many lives lost to suicide in 2017, local post-hardcore band True Form organized a benefit show to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFFSP). Eight groups, including Reach for Rescue and Penelope Clearwater, will take over both floors of the Analog. Attendees can also purchase artwork by Jesse Lindsay, with all proceeds going to the AFFSP. The Analog Theater & Café, 720 SE Hawthorne, 7 pm-midnight, $10


SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

Milenio.org Food Justice
Disrupt a food economy that relies on big grocery store chains that financially back oppressive political campaigns by participating in a farmer’s market that’s entirely free. If you’re struggling to eat, bring a bag to fill with fresh produce. If you’re a volunteer who’s ready to roll up your sleeves, or a gardener/farmer willing to donate the fruits of your labor, message Susan Anglada Bartley on Facebook to get involved. Montavilla City Park, 685 NE 82nd, 8 am-5 pm, FREE

Art Creating Culture and Unity/Arte Creando Cultura y Unidad
Art is a vehicle for cultural preservation. Local artisans Maria Jose and Addy are leading drop-in workshops for youth so they can make crafts and hone their Spanish skills. Classes run weekly through the end of August. At this week’s class, kids will have the opportunity to make a hairclip. Open to all ages. Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster, 10 am-1 pm, $10


SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

Devils Point 11th Annual Bikini Car and Dog Wash Benefit
For over a decade, the Devils Point dancers have paired suds with buds in the name of protecting pups at Family Dogs New Life, a no-kill shelter in Southeast. For just $20, you can get your pitbulls, dachshunds, cars, skateboards, unicycles, and more looking sparkly. Delicious food options will be provided by the Foster carts. Devils Point, 5305 SE Foster, 1-6 pm, $20 suggested donation


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action
The fight to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe isn’t over, despite the state of our current administration. At this event, you’ll get the chance to hear from social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan, who serve as counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project. They’ll retrace the #NoDAPL movement from their own perspectives and share updates on the current legal battles against water protectors in the Dakotas. RSVP online. The Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon, 7-9 pm, FREE


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

El Programa Hispano Católico
Since 1982, El Programa Hispano Católico has served low-income Latinos in myriad ways, from housing support, to sexual assault and domestic violence survivor advocacy, to providing aid in accessing governmental assistance programs. Their mission is threefold: “To increase self-sufficiency, empower individuals to achieve a better quality of life, and to promote mutual understanding and respect among cultures.”
Opportunities and Typical Commitment: There’s a current need for volunteer interpreters to help with school-based services, SNAP and energy assistance, and more. To get involved, fill out the volunteer form at www.elprograma.org.