P:ear Street Poem
Join the ultra-creative and talented youth of p:ear and Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford for an evening of creating and exploring poetry. Write your own poems, consider sharing your work, and come ready to listen. P:ear, 338 NW 6th, 5-8 pm, FREE


Queer, Trans & Healthy: Discussing LGBTQ Healthcare
LGBTQ people continue to lack equal access to healthcare. Neola Young (Gender & Sexual Health Program at Legacy), Danielle Walsh (Prism Health), and Lisa Watson (Our House of Portland) will weigh in on these trends and home in on key areas for progress and development. Sentinel, 614 SW 11th, noon-1:15 pm, $15, add lunch for an additional $15


Heysus and Homies
Visual artist Jesus “Heysus” Torralba is teaming up with Morpheus Youth Project and Redstone Collective for a community-based exhibit showcasing their work and that of East County youth. Snag a limited-edition screen-printed shirt at the opening reception. Show runs through July 6. Remedy Gallery, 850 NE 81st, 6-9 pm, FREE


Still Not Asking for It 2019 Flash Benefit
Scapegoat Tattoo and 14 other Portland tattoo artists are volunteering their skills as part of Still Not Asking For It, a worldwide effort to raise funds for orgs dedicated to sexual-assault survivors. Line up and take your pick from a selection of flash tattoos, available for $100-300. Scapegoat Tattoo, 1223 SE Stark, noon-8 pm, FREE


We Will Rise Again: Lummi Nation Totem Pole Journey
Join speakers from the Lummi Nation, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Whale & Dolphin Conservation for a gathering and totem pole blessing, dedicated to the survival of the southern resident killer whale population. Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th, 6-8 pm, FREE


Becoming an Emergency Disaster Response Expert
When the next big one hits, be the hero! This session covers the basics on short- and long-term disasters, plus plenty of time for questions with disaster response experts. Light refreshments provided. Cambia Health Solutions, 100 SW Market, 5:30-7:30 pm, FREE

Women’s Skateboarding Skate Session & Panel
Calling all femme skateboarders! Kick, push, and coast your way over to Commonwealth for a radical open skate, plus conversation covering women in skateboarding, careers, and the evolving industry. Commonwealth Skateboarding, 1425 SE 20th, 11 am-2 pm, $20-25


Pick It Up, Portland!
Get back to your Volunteering 101 roots and pick up trash all over Portland. Head to to peruse and pick your neighborhood. Can’t pick just one? Volunteer both days! Various neighborhoods in Portland, Fri June 14 & Sat June 15, 10 am-1 pm, FREE

Baby Unicorn Celebration: The Living Room Benefit Show
Invest in queer youth at this kid-friendly variety show that offers performances, games, and plenty of photo ops. All the money raised benefits the Living Room, a Milwaukie-based safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies in Clackamas County. Ladd Taphouse, 2239 SE 11th, 4-8 pm, FREE for youth; $10-$15 for adults

Monster Pageant 2: Return to Runway Island
The Portland Zine Symposium does DIY in style. See for yourself at the wildly popular Monster Pageant, now in its second year. Doll yourself up in a spooky outfit and try to win the title, or just sit back and watch the show. Then stick around for Monster Karaoke (new this year). All funds benefit PZS 2019 programming. Eagles Lodge, 4904 SE Hawthorne, 6 pm-12:30 am, $7-15 sliding scale

#OpenSignalLabs Black Filmmaker Fellowship Screening
Check out the incredible works of the inaugural fellows in Open Signal’s new incubator for Black filmmakers. Arrive early for a DJ set by VNPRT, followed by screenings and a Q&A. Special appearance by Kamal Sinclair, director of the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab Program. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7-9 pm, $10


Eyewitness Venezuela: Peace Brigade Report Back
Learn about the crisis in Venezuela from the perspectives of Sara Flounders and Dan Shea, activists and members of the US Peace Council who have spent time in the country. Sunnyside Community House, 3520 SE Yamhill, 5-6:30 pm, FREE

Blackstreet Pop-up at Alberta Co-op

Get your fill of vegan treats from Blackstreet Bakery, an economic development program focused on expanding opportunities for Black bakers. Gluten-free options available. Alberta Cooperative Grocery, 1500 NE Alberta, noon-4 pm, FREE


CR PDX Prisoner Correspondence Night
Volunteering with Critical Resistance PDX is one way you can support and make connections with folks who are incarcerated. Help package and mail books, write letters, and bring donations of stamps, pens, paper and envelopes for their continued operation. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 5:30-8:30 pm, FREE


Black Liberation Ride 2019
Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color are invited to join another edition of the Black Liberation Ride as part of Pedalpalooza. Bring your bike (or rent one from Biketown) and take part in a route highlighting Black and/or POC-owned businesses. White allies are welcomed if attending with a BIPOC. Irving Park, NE 7th & Fremont, 6-8 pm, FREE