Mon Oct 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Natalie Behring / Getty Images

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Guardino Gallery’s 13th Annual Day of the Dead Show
Guardino Gallery, which has held shows every month for the past two decades, is kicking off Día de los Muertos celebrations early with a group exhibit featuring dozens of artists. Be sure to check out Orquidia Violeta’s stunning piece, Looming Objects, which placed second at SHIFT this year and pays homage to her migration roots as well as the children who were lost crossing the US/Mexico border this year. Guardino Gallery, 2939 NE Alberta, Tues 11 am-5 pm, Wed-Sat 11 am-6 pm, Sunday 11 am-4 pm, FREE


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11

Super Drag! 2019
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Bradley Angle, a local nonprofit that offers a multitude of services (including affinity-specific programs) to support survivors of domestic violence, is partnering with beloved drag queen Poison Waters for a happy-hour extravaganza. Poise will perform, and attendees can participate in a silent auction and raffle—all in support of Bradley Angle. Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW 3rd, 5 pm, $20

Food Not Bombs PDX
The first Food Not Bombs was founded in 1980 in New Hampshire following a protest to stop the Seabrook Nuclear power station. Today, grassroots chapters all over the globe have followed suit to provide meals and groceries to anyone who needs them. They’re also always seeking volunteers! Stop by the Friday food prep time at Kailash Ecovillage to lend a hand or check online about other opportunities to help out. Kailash Ecovillage, 4311 SE 37th, 2 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12

Creating a World Beyond Policing
Alex S. Vitale, professor and author of The End of Policing, will participate in a panel discussion alongside local prison abolitionists. They will examine the history of police in Portland and what alternatives could look like. Q&A plus organization share to follow. Vegan food served, with childcare and ASL interpretation available upon request. Dismantle Change Build Center, 14 NE Killingsworth, 6 pm, FREE

The Bombing of Osage Avenue
The Philadelphia police department led a raid in the Cobbs Creek community in 1985, targeting MOVE, a Black liberation organization with headquarters in the neighborhood. It resulted in the deaths of six adults and five kids, as well as destroying dozens of homes. This 1986 documentary from director Louis Massiah and writer Toni Cade Bambara spotlights the experience of the residents that survived the attack. Tonight’s screening benefits the prison literacy org Liberation Literary. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 3:30 pm, $6


MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration
Enjoy music, a marketplace of indigenous-made arts and crafts curated by Indigenous Come Up, and several speakers, including presidential candidate Mark Charles and Chauncey Peltier (son of jailed activist Leonard Peltier) at this community event celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Great Spirit Native American Fellowship / United Methodist Church, 3917 NE Shaver, 4 pm, FREE (donations suggested)


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Portland InFARMation: Becoming an Educated Eater
Friends of Family Farmers, a nonprofit focused on advocating for Oregon farmers and socially responsible agriculture, is hosting a seasonal series called “Becoming an Educated Eater.” Kick back with a slice and a beer, and learn about how and why you should vote with your dollars by supporting local CSAs and farmers markets. Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway, 6 pm, FREE


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

IPRC Print Spree: 2nd Annual Print Show & Sale
The Independent Publishing Resource Center is again teaming up with a gaggle of 20 super talented artists to produce and sell limited-run art prints (editions of 25). Curators include Kate Bingaman-Burt, Niko Courtelis, Fruit Salad Club, Last Heavy, and the IPRC. For 30 bucks a pop, you can support the IPRC, artists, curators, and your aesthetics with a new print. Early arrival at 6:30 pm costs $10 but includes two drink tokens and first dibs (FREE after 7:30 pm)! Tillamook Station, 665 N Tillamook, 6:30 pm


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

Stories Under the Bridge: Screening and Reception
Join Cheryl Leontina, a recent graduate of Portland State University’s Master of Architecture program, for an artist talk centered around her project, “Stories Under the Bridge,” and screening of documentary shorts produced by Outside the Frame. For the project, Leontina visited with Portland’s houseless community by bike, collecting their stories and experiences. The exhibit will be on view through Tues Dec 31. Lincoln Recital Hall, 1620 SW Park, 5:30 pm, FREE


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Para un mundo sin fronteras: Variety Show for Pueblo Unido
Sway to the sounds of Bajo Salario, a band paying homage to the Latin American musical revolutionaries such as Mercedes Sosa, Atahualpa Yupanqui, and Oscar Chavez, as well as “post-post-hardcore” band Mujahedeen at this benefit for local nonprofit Pueblo Unido. Cruzroom Annex, 2338 NE Alberta, 7 pm, $10-20


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Welcoming Spaces: Gender Inclusion in Bodywork
Trystan Reese is a trans educator and storyteller known for his stellar social justice-centered facilitation and his own trans pregnancy story as shared in outlets like CNN, People, and the Washington Post. Join him for a workshop specifically for wellness and bodywork professionals seeking to increase inclusivity for trans and non-binary community members. Bring something comfy to sit on and register in advance on Eventbrite. PDX Power Yoga, 1915 NE MLK, 2 pm, $100


MONDAY, OCTOBER 21

Reproductive Rights Rock
The lineup for this benefit concert in support of the National Network of Abortion Funds is positively stacked. Catch the Interference, Whysir, Lazy Universe, Garden Hoe, and Millennial Falcon servin’ up post-punk, new wave, psychedelic rock, and acoustic jams for all who dare venture into Brentwood-Darlington’s premier dive bar. Misdemeanor Meadows, 6920 SE 52nd, 7 pm, $5


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

The Pig Lebowski: Fundraiser for Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary
Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary knows how to throw a rad fundraiser in support of the animals! You can sample foods from beloved vegan restaurants such as Aviv, Fatsquatch, and of course No Bones Beach Club, and enjoy plenty of activities including a cute photobooth, live DJ, and a bitchin’ raffle. General admission includes food and a beverage of your choice. Spring for the VIP ticket ($100) to get access to an exclusive happy hour with tasty appetizers, meet and greet with Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary owners, a swag bag, and open bar. No Bones Beach Club, 3928 N Mississippi, 6 pm, $20


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

Reparations: A Revolutionary Demand
Days of Reparations to African People is an annual speaking tour that brings discussions of reparations into municipalities across the country, with a specific aim toward educating white community members. Hear from Omali Yeshitela and Penny Hess, chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, at this vital community conversation. No one turned away for lack of funds. PICA, 15 NE Hancock, 7 pm, $5