PDX Permaculture’s 10-Year Anniversary Week
For 10 years, the PDX Permaculture Meet-Up Group has hosted tons of get-togethers centered around agriculture and self-sufficiency. Join them for a slew of events with the City Repair Project through the weekend—especially the work parties at Flying DogHeart Farm on January 18 and Goat Haus on January 19. See Facebook event for full schedule and details. Various locations, daily through Jan 20, FREE

Serving LGBTQ2SIA+ People Reporting Hate Crimes & Bias Incidents
Portland United Against Hate has partnered with the Q Center to track hate acts and develop response systems in Portland. Learn about the initiatives they offer and ways you can address biases within your community (and yourself) at this workshop. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 6:30-8 pm, FREE


From 503 to 530: A Benefit Show and Silent Art Auction
The need for emergency and disaster response extends long after the initial tragedies have struck. That’s the case with the Camp Fire and the communities that are still recovering, resettling, and piecing their lives back together. Spend your evening listening to hardcore punk from Deadwitch and Worws, bidding on local artwork, and giving back by showing up. Black Water, 835 NE Broadway, 8 pm, $8


Yoga with Cats
Nothing says cat pose quite like a real live cat cozying up on your curled back during a yoga session. Yoga NW owner Bonny Chipman invites cat-enthusiastic yogis to bring a mat to the shelter and “find your center.” This sells out quick, so be sure to snag a spot by the January 18 deadline! Animal Aid, Inc., 5335 SW 42nd, noon-1 pm, $20

Reclaim MLK Annual March for Human Rights and Dignity
Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. surrounded by the next generation of revolutionaries and several local organizations. This is the fifth year Don’t Shoot PDX is hosting the march, which includes a food and clothing drive. Bring donations! Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks, 1-5:30 pm, FREE

Music for Life and Freedom for Leonard
Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned since 1977 for what many, including Amnesty International, believe to be a wrongful conviction. Join an incredible lineup of speakers and performers including Walidah Imarisha, DJ Free Leonard, and West Coast Blackbear as they help raise funds for legal fees. Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 N Mississippi, 8-11 pm, $10-100 sliding scale


Free Days in the National Parks
The National Park Services waive entrance fees five times a year, including on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, for prospective park goers. Head to Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in Astoria or Crater Lake National Park for free! However, be mindful of the government shutdown effects and check park info ahead of time. As of press time, Crater Lake’s main road is closed due to “the impact of human waste buildup on the park’s water system.” Yikes. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, 92343 Fort Clatsop, Astoria, 9 am-5 pm; Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, noon-11:59 pm, FREE

Dismantle. Build. Liberate: Reed College MLK Day of Engagement
Reed College has planned an amazing day of free, engaging events open to the public including a letter-writing session to political prisoners with Critical Resistance and a lecture presented by poet and activist Clint Smith. Head to for the full schedule and to RSVP. Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock, noon-8:30 pm, FREE


Let’s Talk About Native Bees
What’s all the buzz about bees? Laura Taylor of the West Multnomah Soil and Water Conversation District is here to dish out facts and dispel rumors about one of our ecosystem’s most important pollinators over pizza and beer. Lucky Lab, 7675 SW Capitol, 5:30-7:30 pm, FREE

Equity & Inclusion Workshop
Ever hear trendy terms like “equity” and “inclusion” used interchangeably? Learn the differences and why they actually matter at this workshop presented by Portland United Against Hate. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 6:30-8:30 pm, FREE


Rock Against Fascism PDX
This weekend-long skank fest (as in the dance) will directly benefit the International Anti-Fascist Defense Fund and boasts a sprawling, multi-day lineup of bands and DJs “from all over North America.” Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch, Fri Jan 25 & Sat Jan 26, 5 pm-midnight; Sun Jan 27, noon-midnight, $10 suggested donation

AAJA Benefit: The Decliners, Hawkeye Pierce, Vega Black, and more
The Asian American Journalists Association hosts a night of Portland musician/journalists playing tunes to raise dollars for the Northwest Emerging Journalists Internships—a paid opportunity created to support “underrepresented voices in Northwest newsrooms.” The selected intern will spend their summer at OPB! Help them get there. Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington, 8-11 pm, $10


Heat Vision: An ICE Resistance Rally and Concert
The Ice Breakers are a local activist organization seeking to abolition ICE, meeting weekly at the Portland Mercado. True to their “fight fear with fun” ethos, they’ll host a superhero-themed rally and concert to battle the “super villain organization.” Costumes encouraged. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 4310 SW Macadam, 2-6 pm, FREE


Ending Gender-Based Violence Is Men’s Work
Women of Color Speak Out is a Seattle-based collective raising awareness of the intersections of systems of oppression and ecological disaster. They’ll be leading a workshop on topics like white supremacy, capitalism, colonization, patriarchy, and how men can be allies—all relating back to the mission of eradicating gender-based violence. YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont, 6:30-9 pm, $10-30