Art Prostitute Release Party
Art Prostitute, a beautiful art magazine out of Denton, TX, was launched three years ago, and has won design awards left and right for their presentation of art by emerging artists. They're stopping in Portland to launch their second issue, so stop by and say hi. Launch Pad Gallery, 534 SE Oak, Fri, 6-11 pm, free

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PICA's Birthday Party
If you've got a fat bankroll in your pocket, you should definitely check out PICA's $150 Patron Dinner at 6 pm Saturday, hosted by the always-entertaining AC Dickson. But I'm guessing you don't have $300 for yourself and a date—that's OK! Because at 10 pm, PICA's throwing a party to celebrate their sixth birthday, with performances by Fleshtone, Copy, booze, and news about TBA:06. PICA @ AudioCinema, 226 SE Madison, 242-1419, Sat, 10 pm, $10-15 (includes two free drink tickets)

San Keller lecture
Swiss artist San Keller encourages normal citizens to shrug off social conventions and share genuine, unusual acts of kindness with strangers. For his new project, you give him a message, and he shouts it over the roofs of Zurich. Fifth Avenue Cinema, Room 92, 510 SW Hall, Mon, 7 pm, free

SLAY Film Fest
In person at the Clinton St. Theater 10/29 & 10/30