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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

IPRC 20th Anniversary Reading at City Hall
Since 1998, the Independent Resource and Publishing Center has provided vital creative space for artists, zinesters, makers, and others. Support another two decades with readings by local literary greats including Anis Mojgani, Lidia Yuknavitch, and Martha Grover. Entry price gets you in the door with one original broadside, but you can pay extra to collect all three. Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th, 7-9 pm, $12


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

The Bone Ball by One Tail at a Time PDX
When the saddest, sickest, and most abused pups have cycled through home after home, you can count on OTAT PDX to offer refuge. Show up in your finest masquerade digs with a doggo on your arm and have a ball together in the name of fur-ever homes for all. The Colony St. Johns, 7525 N Richmond, 7-11 pm, $75-100


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Gender Diversity in Children and Youth: Inclusive and Affirming Care
Want to make sure all students feel supported and seen in schools? Join Jenn Burleton, executive director and founder of TransActive Gender Center, for a day-long workshop open to all people interested in better advocacy for trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary students. Admission includes seven CEUs or PDUs with discounted rates for students and alums. Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, 0615 SW Palatine Hill, 9 am-4 pm, $50-150

The Trouble with Wolves Screening and Q&A
Perhaps one of the most controversial animals is the gray wolf, which once roamed freely throughout North America and Eurasia. But during the 19th and 20th centuries, humans began killing the animals by the hundreds of thousands, labeling them as pests and detriments to livestock farmers. The Trouble with Wolves seeks to explore the many sides of the great gray wolf debate. Custom Blocks, 920 SE Main, 1-2 pm, $5


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Yoga with Cats
Now’s your chance to get down into a classic cat pose with a cat on top of your relaxed back! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to do cat yoga with proceeds benefitting Animal Aid programs that help pay for unexpected animal care costs, spay/neuter procedures, and much more. Animal Aid, 5335 SW 42nd, noon-1 pm, $20

Do Right Sunday: A Benefit and Hang for NAYA Family Center
Eat and drink your heart out to jams supplied by the dynamic DJs behind XRAY.fm’s Everyday Mixtapes at this fundraiser for the Native American Youth and Family Center. Ten percent of daily sales will support the nonprofit, so bring the whole squad. Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 8 pm-midnight, FREE


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Pints for Preemies
The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank ensures all babies have access to breastmilk, but Evie’s Fund specifically prioritizes infants with medical needs. Sign up for the cornhole tournament, test your silent auction luck, and indulge yourself in the name of good at this fundraiser. As thanks, donors get discounted entry! Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 7-10 pm, $45


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

CHAPlandia 2018
The Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings crafts and color into the lives of youth impacted by a diagnosis, disease, or special need(s) in a multitude of ways. Support their efforts by attending their annual fundraising extravaganza filled with food, games, and, of course, art! Vitalidad Movement Arts & Event Center, 116 SE Yamhill, 7-9 pm, $125


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

PDX Death Café
Death can be scary, but it’ll happen to everyone you know—including yourself. There’s no agenda for this casual chat; just show up ready to listen, share your thoughts, and connect with others. Bring a finger-food dish to share if you can. Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 2:30-4:30 pm, $5+ suggested donation


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Queer Soup Night
Sometimes you just need soup. And sometimes, it’s the midterm election and all you want is to get cozy, decompress with fellow queers, mingle with the folks behind Power to the Dreamers, and dig into a variety of soups and stews. Plus, all proceeds support Pueblo Unido PDX! Handsome Pizza, 1603 NE Killingsworth, 6-9 pm, $10-20 suggested donation


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Decolonizing Menstruation for Black, Indigenous, Brown Bodies
Reclaim the rituals and herbal medicines of your ancestors at this inclusive menstruation workshop led by three local BIPOC educators. Tea and supplies for tincture making are provided. Group meets weekly. Learn more at seedandthistle.com/classes. Psychic Sister, 1829 NE Alberta #C, every Wed through Dec 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, $60-300 sliding scale