Jason Fischer

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

No on Measure 105: Day of Action
This fall, voters will decide the fate of Measure 105, an initiative that seeks to strip Oregon of its sanctuary status, established in 1987. Join Latino Network at an informational rally with trainings, speakers, and the 411 on how to get involved as a volunteer. Refreshments provided, and childcare provided with RSVP. Portland Mercado, 7238 SE Foster, 5:30-8 pm, FREE


THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Front & Center 2018
Revel in an evening of radical artistry and performance at this benefit show raising money for racial and transgender justice programs at Basic Rights Oregon. Lexi Adsit, a fat femme translatina writer and comic, will take the stage alongside a strong lineup of singers, dancers, performance artists, and spoken-word poets. Can’t afford the sliding scale ticket but still want to attend? Just email aragueny [at] basicrights [dot] org! Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison, 7-9 pm, $15-35 sliding scale


FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Songs from the Shadows
For two nights only, go underground for this concert series benefitting women and family day shelter Rahab’s Sisters, presented in partnership with Shanghai Tunnels—a significant location for their dark history of trafficking and violence. Hear from Josephine Antionette, Corazon de Lobo (Joaquin Lopez and Amy Vanacore), and many others as they sing songs of resilience, hope, and overcoming sadness. 213 NW Couch, Fri & Sat, 7-9:30 pm, $25


SATURDAY, AUGUST 25

TigerLily 20th Anniversary Car Show and Block Party
Celebrate two decades of excellent inkage at Northeast Portland’s TigerLily tattoo shop as they ring in their anniversary with a killer car show and raging block party. The best in show will win prizes, and everyone sans a spiffy whip still has a chance to win big with a $350 TigerLily gift certificate up for raffle. Better yet, all proceeds from the raffle and plenty of TigerLily swag will benefit youth-centered community space Marrow PDX. TigerLily Tattoo, 4620 NE Sandy, 11 am-5 pm, FREE

Tenth Annual Pink Party
Join the fight for reproductive rights with a pink drink and beautiful limited T-shirt! Stock up on sassy swag for sale with the slogan, “Don’t f*ck with us. Don’t f*ck without us,” buy lots of raffle tickets, and enjoy live tunes at the largest annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Oregon’s Multnomah County Leadership & Advocacy Team. This event is all-ages, so feel free to bring any offspring. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 4-7 pm, $7

Brews for New Avenues
New Avenues for Youth (NAFY) provides vital services for youth at risk and experiencing homelessness, including meal times, supportive housing, job training, avenues to college and education, and much more. Support the organization at their seventh annual fundraiser—a series of events that span multiple days and all go back to ensuring NAFY continues—by participating in Brews for New Avenues. According to NAFY, this event is “considered to be the largest rare beer auction in the world,” and brings in many visitors from across the globe. Secure your spot by buying a ticket online. Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler, 5-10:30 pm, $15


SUNDAY, AUGUST 26

Bake Sale Fundraiser for Veganville Animal Sanctuary
Save the animals, one vegan cupcake at a time, at this bake sale for fence-building supplies to be installed at the Veganville Animal Sanctuary founded in 2016. Baked-good donations are gladly accepted but need to be dropped off by 10 am along with a list of ingredients. Sale will be live until 3 pm or when they’re sold out. Jet Black Coffee Company, 11150 NE Weidler, 10 am-3 pm, FREE

Summer Crush
Proudly belt out your favorite feminist anthem at this karaoke party presented by NXT LVL PDX and Project Object in support of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. Bring donations of unopened tampons, pads, cups, and liners for the Portland Menstrual Society and plenty of cash for raffle prizes and VIP swag bags ($50) filled with stickers, jewelry, art, and more. Plus, Portland artist Ursula Barton, who specializes in urban landscapes and bridges, will paint a large canvas piece live throughout the event, which will be offered as a coveted raffle prize! Project Object, 2502 NE Sandy, 1-7 pm, FREE

Back at Epif Summer Popup Fundraiser for Project Lemonade
Indulge in delicious vegan Peruvian fare at this fundraiser for Project Lemonade, an organization that supplies kids in foster care with new clothes in anticipation of the upcoming school year. The four-course meal boasts a stellar lineup of palta rellena (stuffed avocado), ensalada de verano (summer-inspired salad), crema volteada (custard), and more. Epif, 404 NE 28th, 7-8:30 pm, $40


MONDAY, AUGUST 27

Reparations Power Hour
Black, Brown, and Indigenous people of color are invited to participate in a 45-minute discussion about local policy issues, consume free food, and receive $10 in cash as reparations. For those who can’t attend due to accessibility concerns, you can email brownhopeusa [at] gmail [dot] com to receive your $10. White people can support by making donations at donorbox.org/brownhope. Skip the Tucker Carlson segment and learn more directly from the source at brownhope.org/reparations-faq. Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum, 6-8 pm, FREE