If you work in Portland's fashion industry and/or are interested in finding ways to expand the scope and economic potential of that sector, you should really familiarize yourself with Portland Apparel Lab (PAL). Birthed from the brain and shoe leather of PINO designer Crispin Argento, PAL is a model for a new institution based in part on designer membership. Much of it parallels the conversations that have been happening on other panels, forums, and meetings all year, so let's all get on the same page, pool resources, experiences, and perspectives, and see if we can get something going that sticks this time. PAL's "launch" on Wednesday is really a chance for Argento to present his plan, and for you to come armed with your questions, doubts, and ideas. Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis, Wed Sept 10, 6:30 pm, free (but come early; expected to be at capacity)

While the Museum of Contemporary Craft's Fashioning Cascadia exhibit has almost a month left to go in its run, most of its associated events, residencies, and lectures have already passed. Over the course of the summer, visiting artists have created a "Fashion Safehouse"—a physical studio space within the exhibit that has been added to and inhabited with each rotating participant. In a last-minute, impromptu addition, acclaimed Portland designer Adam Arnold will be taking a break from his spacious Eastside studio digs to spend every Thursday working on a collection that will debut with a runway show on October 1, also at the museum. His own studio has rules, like "no shoes" and "must have an appointment," so this is "the first time in history" you can drop in on Arnold at your own whim. (If you enjoy a game of cat and mouse, Arnold reports that he'll also be there "most days... unless I am at yoga or getting something to eat"). Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 NW Davis, Thursdays through Sept, 11 am-3 pm

Rescheduled due to unseasonably crappy weather, antique/coffee/vintage shop Associated, also home to small goods manufactured by local artists like jewelry badass Hazel Cox, is having a re-do on its Marché aux Puces flea market with the added sounds of DJs Drew Groove and Tammyland, plus live jazz with Angie & Alex. Associated, 4212 N Interstate, Sat Sept 13, noon-dusk, live music 7:30 pm

Tilde celebrates eight years of Sellwood retail with 20 percent off across the board, plus prizes you'll be entered to win with a purchase of $20 or more. Tilde, 7919 SE 13th, Sat Sept 13, 10 am-6 pm