My People's Market: Summer Edition
Mercatus’ My People’s Market, a lovechild between Travel Portland and Prosper Portland, is a newly recurring event/storytelling platform that highlights POC-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. The marketplace platform was created in an attempt to “honor the past, celebrate the present, and re-imagine the future,” while helping business owners of color reach the booming tourism industry, and strive for equity in a mostly-white Portland. After a successful event launch in November, My People’s Market returns this Saturday, and the all-day multicultural function is set to be even bigger and better than the first. Hosted by Carlos the Rollerblader and rapper [E]mpress, there will be more than 100 POC-owned vendors on site, an excellent lineup of music (including Blossom, Saeeda Wright, Fountaine and Farnell Newton), and showcases from A Beat Happenin’ and New Expressive Works. In addition to live music and LOTS of food and drink, there will also be a walking tour of the historic Albina district, live mural painting by the Morpheus Youth Project, yoga, short plays, and much more. With an after party put on by YGB (Young Gifted and Black/Brown) at No Vacancy, Saturday’s festivities are sure to be lit. JENNI MOORE
Sat noon, Rose Quarter Commons, free w/ rsvp
Friends of Noise Presents: Pride All-Ages Concert/Workshop
Time to blast the final night of Pride month into safe space outer space. Nonprofit Friends of Noise partners with show venue S1 to put on this all-ages concert with a bill that is entirely local young queer performers. I’ll go just to see genderqueer, hip-hop star Maarquii do something all-ages appropriate. Also performing is dynamic rapper [E]mpress and poppy garage rock siblings Kids’ Table. Teens take note, Portland Mercury Copy Chief Jennifer Moore teaches a media savvy workshop at 3 pm. SUZETTE SMITH
Sat 3 pm, S1, free
Loud 'n' Lit Ride
The month of June is coming to an end, so it’s time to say goodbye to all the wacky bike-related hijinks we know and love. But not before an epic send-off with the Loud ’n’ Lit ride—hundreds of bikers with lit-up gear and loud music, will take to the streets to say “Sayonara, Pedalpalooza!" KELLY KENOYER
Sat 9 pm, Irving Park, free
The Future of What: Portland Hip-Hop 101
Kill Rock Stars and Mississippi Studios present a special live taping of Portia Sabin's music industry-focused podcast The Future of What. This afternoon's show, focusing on the past, present, and future of Portland's hip-hop scene, will be co-moderated by DJ Klyph (host of Welcome to the Neighborhood and Klyph Notes), and will feature a panel of Portland hip-hop staples and newcomers including O.G.ONE, Vursatyl, Cool Nutz, Karma Rivera, Mic Capes, and Rasheed Jamal.
Sat 1 pm, Mississippi Studios, $5
Fire Nuns, S.M. Wolf, Rilla, Tallwomen
Indianapolis-based quintet S.M. Wolf bring their psych-tinged power-pop down to Kelly's for the Portland stop on a tour supporting their new full-length, Bad Ocean. Locals Fire Nuns, Rilla, and Tallwomen round out the proceedings with an array of glam rock, indie pop, and hardcore punk.
Fri 9 pm, Kelly's Olympian, $7
Little Star, Surfer Rosie, Alien Boy
You don’t have to limit your environmental engagement to Earth Day, especially when a slew of very good bands promise to play and donate money to nonprofits on your behalf. Head over to vegan punk bar, Black Water, for a killer, kill-free burger and a great show in support of Bikes for the World, Bikes Not Bombs, Climate Solutions, National Parks Conservation Association, and People for Bikes. EMILLY PRADO
Sat 7 pm, Black Water Bar, $8, all ages
If you haven’t been making time to laugh and, you know, enjoy life, then a great way to get started is with Minority Retort—Portland’s popular comedy show with a very necessary POC viewpoint. Hosted by Jason Lamb, Julia Ramos, and Neeraj Srinivasan, this very special edition will feature hilarious comics James Barela, Lance Edward, Seattle’s Aisha Faroud, as well as headliner Yedoye Travis who appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, the Montreal Just for Laughs fest, and opened for W. Kamau Bell. Mark my words; you will like him and this entire show! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Fri 8 pm, Siren Theater, $10
Legendary Day Party
Who says you can't get a proper club on until the lights go down? Legendary and Valan Primus have assembled a killer lineup of beatsmiths to prove that day parties go just as hard as the nighttime soirees. With sets from Dubblife, Bnick, Deena Bee, PHNM, Pr11me, and Dev From Above.
Sun 2 pm, Century, $10
The Sidekicks, The Spirit Of The Beehive, Lee Corey Oswald
Steve Ciolek and his Ohio-based band bring their radiant blend of power-pop and indie rock back through town in support of their excellent new Epitaph-issued full-length, Happiness Hours. Philly's Spirit Of The Beehive and likeminded locals Lee Corey Oswald round out the bill.
Sat 8:30 pm, Tonic Lounge, $10
A collection of all the improv talent in Portland that begins with the letter J. Amazingly, there's a ton of it. With special guests Katie Nguyen and Campus Brochure.
Fri 9:30 pm, Curious Comedy Theater, $10
Don't forget to check out our Things To Do calendar for even more things to do!