Brains & Brews Fundraiser, Sun June 23, Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N Cook, 11 am-10 pm andresr / Getty Images

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

La Lucha Sigue: Voz’s 19th Annual Dinner
Voz is a worker-led organization that supports the rights of immigrants and day laborers to safe, fairly compensated working conditions. You can join in la lucha (the struggle) for workers’ rights by snagging a seat—or sponsoring a table—at their annual dinner and dance party! (The Madeleine, 3240 NE 23rd, 6 pm, $60)

World Refugee Day Screening: Between Two Crossings
Before Yasser Murtaja was shot and killed while reporting on the ground from Gaza, he made Between Two Crossings, a documentary highlighting the journey of Palestinian student Nour from her home in Gaza to Portland, where she hoped to study business administration. Stick around after the screening for performances from comedian Mohanad Elshieky and musician Mahmoud Janazra. (Unite Oregon, 700 N Killingsworth, 7 pm, $5 suggested donation)


FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Good in the Hood
This beloved multicultural festival is celebrating its 27th year of bringing Portlanders together. Watch Black Panther with DJ sets on Friday night and catch multi-genre performances on Saturday and Sunday. The event also features a special kids’ zone and a Sunday morning gospel hour. See goodnthehood.org for a full schedule. (King School Park, 551 NE Going, Fri June 21, 6-10 pm; Sat June 22 and Sun June 23, noon-10 pm, FREE)


SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Independent Living Coffee Hour
Real Choice Initiative has launched a monthly meetup for people with disabilities to gather, develop community, and share resources. Topics are attendee-led and include navigating disability services, managing personal assistants, and more. Light refreshments and coffee provided. (Community Pathways, Inc., 2475 SE Ladd, 2 pm, FREE)


SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Brains & Brews Fundraiser
The National Brain Tumor Society is dedicated to researching and delivering treatments for the estimated 700,000 people living with brain tumors in the US. Help support their work by having a beer or a meal at Ecliptic, as 10 percent of the brewpub’s sales for the day will be donated to the organization. (Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N Cook, 11 am-10 pm)

Pending Approval: The History of Korean American Adoption
The first of several events hosted this summer by the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) looks at the sociohistorical impact of adoption on the Korean community through the stories of adoptees. This educational evening features a presentation, panel, artist showcase, Q&A, and reception. (Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st, 3 pm, FREE)


TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Oregon Wild + Street Roots Happy Hour
Oregon Wild, a grassroots group focused on protecting our state’s wildlife, natural habitats, and drinking water, hosts a happy hour to raise funds for their work and that of their friends—in this case, Street Roots, the street newspaper founded in 1999 that advocates for people facing or experiencing homelessness. No cover, but a portion of happy hour sales benefit both orgs. So go ahead and order twice as many margaritas/tacos/bowls of guac. (The Waypost, 3120 N Williams, 4:30-6:30 pm, FREE)


THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Keys, Beats, Bars Fundraiser
Show up for a dope showcase of dancers, musicians, and spoken word that doubles as a fundraiser for Keys, Beats, Bars, an incredible organization that provides arts programming and education to Oregon’s underserved youth. (Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 6-9 pm, $10-100 suggested sliding scale donation)


SATURDAY, JUNE 29

NW Animal Foundation Bake Sale
The NW Animal Foundation hosts a slew of events throughout the year, like this pop-up bake sale, to raise money in support of animal sanctuaries and rescues. Bring plenty of cash to stock up on vegan goodies. Beneficiary TBA. (Dismantle, Change, Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 11 am-4 pm, FREE)

Community Conversations with Commissioner Hardesty
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is making good on her promise to host community conversations in Portland to hear directly from her constituents. RSVP required; sign up at bit.ly/HardestyNPDX. Can’t make it to this one? There are three more to come, so stay tuned. ADA accessible, ASL and Spanish interpretation services provided. (Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N Foss, 9:30 am-noon, FREE)


SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Portland Volunteer Roundup
If you’ve been reading this column for a while, you’re taking a good first step. But consider stepping it up to the next level by attending this casual volunteer info session with several rad groups to get involved with! Talk to folks, ask questions, and make sure their missions and yours align. Attendees include Portland Meet Portland, Pueblo Unido PDX, Animal Aid, Don’t Shoot Portland, Critical Resistance Portland, and many more! Be there. (Food Fight! Grocery, 11155 NE Halsey, noon-4 pm, FREE)

Peacock in the Park 2019
Brace yourself for a spectacular family-friendly afternoon filled with drag performances, dancers, music, and delicious snacks. Net proceeds will benefit the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund in support of LGBTQ+ students heading to college, so spend with abandon and/or donate. Bring your own beer or wine and a blanket or low chair for seating. Rain or shine! (Washington Park Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston, noon-4 pm, FREE)


TUESDAY, JULY 2

McMenamins Friends and Family Night Benefit for POOCH
Project POOCH pairs youth who are currently incarcerated at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility with foster pups. Youth learn to groom, train, and help socialize dogs while gaining job skills and all the love that comes with snuggling pups. Support their efforts by catching a flick or grabbing a meal at the Bagdad. Half of all sales benefit Project POOCH. (Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, 5 pm-midnight, $8.50-10 for adults; $7 for children 12 and under)