Take Back the Night 2019
Portland State University will host Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a “Queer Black Troublemaker” who will speak about her experience as a survivor of sexual violence on her college campus, in a keynote address centered around this year’s theme: “We Are Worthy.” Can’t make it? Catch the captioned livestream. PSU Women’s Resource Center, 1802 SW 10th, 6-9 pm, FREE


Disco Soup: Cook, Eat, and Dance to Fight Food Waste
Join this local edition of World Disco Soup Day, an international event raising awareness about food waste and climate change over bowls of soup since 2011. Sounds will be spun by youth DJs from Friends of Noise. BYOBowl and spoon for a chance to win $50 in Portland Farmers Market tokens. Portland Farmers Market at PSU, 1717 SW Park, 10 am-1 pm, FREE

Drag Queen Bingo at Q Center
Get your daub on at this special edition of Drag Queen Bingo, hosted by Flawless Shade and presented by PGE’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group. All proceeds benefit Q Center. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 7-9 pm, FREE (bingo cards $2 each), all ages

Great Gatsby Party to Benefit Lan Su
Flapper attire highly encouraged for this grand cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour hosted in support of Lan Su Chinese Garden. Enjoy live jazz by Mia Nicholson and the stunning setting of a restored 1904 historic mansion. Limited tickets available (with $50 of admission tax-deductible). Isam White House, address provided upon purchase, 7-10 pm, $100


Not Invisible: Fighting for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women
Join Deborah Maytubee Denton-Shipman (founder of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA), Emily Washines (Yakama tribal member and scholar), and Lissalynn Loring (Blackfeet Nation member) in conversation with journalist and author Jacqueline Keeler for a post-show panel following a performance of Crossing Mnisose, a play centered on the story of Sacajawea written by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee Nation). Portland Center Stage at the Armory, 128 NW 11th, 4:15-5:15 pm, FREE

Do Right Sunday: A Benefit & Hang for Voz Workers Rights
Kick back at Dig a Pony and groove to tunes provided by DJs Black Daria and Shi Shi of Everyday Mixtapes on the ones and twos at this monthly night supporting a rotation of local nonprofits. Ten percent of bar sales this month benefit VOZ Worker’s Rights Education Project. Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 8 pm-midnight, FREE


Pints with Purpose for the Cupcake Girls
Raise a glass to the vital work of the Cupcake Girls, a nonprofit supporting people working in the sex industry, as well as those affected by sex trafficking, with no judgment or political agenda. For every pint purchased, $1 goes back to the org. Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum, 7-9 pm, FREE

Dine & Donate for Animal Aid
Sometimes all you need to do to give back is eat delicious food. Virtuous Pie’s menu is entirely plant-based and features hand-tossed pizzas made with nut-based cheeses and ample gluten-free options, plus tasty sides like mac ’n’ cheese and ice cream. To top it off, 10 percent of sales benefit no-kill animal rescue Animal Aid all day! Virtuous Pie, 1126 SE Division, #200, 11 am-10 pm, FREE


May Day Is for Everyone: A Festival of Resistance
Simply existing on this earth is work. Whether work for you means washing dishes, teaching preschoolers, making art full-time, or doing the hard work of healing, you’re invited to join a May Day celebration and rally thanking and honoring every and all workers. Food provided with donations accepted. Holladay Park, NE Holladay & 11th, 4-6 pm, FREE


Fourth Annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
This API heritage month, consider supporting API Forward, a foundation fostering leadership advancement for Asians and Pacific Islanders in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This event raises funds to directly support their work and includes a delicious Chinese meal plus chances to win tons of prizes at their silent auction. Ocean City Seafood Restaurant, 3016 SE 82nd, 5:30-8:30 pm, $65-130


Antifa United Presents The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Learn about the life of radical revolutionary Marsha P. Johnson, who paved the way for LGBTQ rights during the Stonewall riot as a Black trans woman. Discussion to follow with donations accepted to support a TBD local charity. Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch, 6-11 pm, FREE


Portland Audubon’s Native Plant Sale
Spring has sprung, and that means it’s a great time to plant new shrubs, trees, and wildflowers. Explore more than 100 species of Pacific Northwest native plants and learn from experts who will be available to answer questions and topics including planting, care, and benefits of a native plant habitat. All proceeds benefit Portland Audubon programs. Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 NW Cornell, Sat May 4 & Sun May 5, 10 am-4 pm, FREE


A Victory Lap for Portland: A Celebration of Nipsey Hussle
This community-centered homage honoring the life and lasting legacy of Nipsey Hussle, a beloved rapper, entrepreneur, and activist who was killed on March 31. Soak up the spirit of Nipsey by reveling in music and visuals provided by a stellar lineup of artists and engaging in conversation around his multifaceted work. In true Nipsey style, all profits will be support Boise-Eliot Elementary’s STEM program. Holocene Portland, 1001 SE Morrison, 6-11 pm, $10, all ages

May 8th for Students
The current state of Oregon public schools does not serve or meet the needs of its students, as documented by roughly one in five students who don’t make it across the graduation stage (one of the lowest rates in the nation). Oregon students, educators, librarians, and community advocates will join together in a display calling for lawmakers to further invest in Oregon public schools. Attendees should wear red. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 11 am-2 pm, FREE