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EverOut & the Portland Mercury Present: Seven Events to Put on Your Radar

May 20, 2022 Edition
May 12, 2022
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Here at EverOut Portland, we believe in the importance of supporting our local community as much as we can, particularly when it comes to the arts and entertainment. That's why we're proud to be sponsoring these upcoming events in the Rose City. Read on for all the details, or check out our Mercury & EverOut Presents calendar.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

COMEDY

Clownin’ Add to a List
The clown comes back to bite in this comedy romp featuring Sir Lance Edward, Bryan Bixby, Mx. Dahlia Belle, Adam Pasi, and Daja Monae. Produced and hosted by Portland entertainer Shrista, Clownin' also includes musical vibes from DJ/rapper 94Prynce.
(Kelly's Olympian, Downtown Portland, $15–$20)

Rose City Rollers Roller Rally 2022 Add to a List
Get down carnival style at this annual fundraiser for the Rose City Rollers' junior roller derby program. They're raising funds for gear, scholarships, and travel costs—support the cause with this epic day of fair fun. With a dunk tank, corn hole, ring toss, and more, they'll have all the classics ready to play.
(The Hangar at Oaks Park, Southeast Portland, free; donations accepted)

SATURDAY, MAY 28

READINGS & TALKS

TEDxPortland Year 10 Add to a List
The phrase "Thank you for coming to my TEDxTalk" will take on its original meaning at year ten of this annual event. Speakers Rukaiyah Adams (Chief Investment Officer, Meyer Memorial Trust), Jelani Memory (founder and CEO, A Kids Book About), Eric Tran, PhD (cancer research scientist, Earle A. Chiles Research Institute), and others will share "ideas worth spreading." Plus, the best of Pacific Northwest music will take the stage, with Portugal. The Man, Death Cab For Cutie, Pink Martini, and more on the lineup.
(Moda Center, Lloyd District, $69–$250)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

READINGS & TALKS

Pop-Up Magazine: Spring 2022 Issue Add to a List
Blending comedy, music, podcasting, and film, Pop-Up Magazine is a "live magazine," designed to engage audiences through storytelling from top journalists and performers. This Spring 2022 "issue" features 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist Chloé Cooper Jones, writers Kristen Radtke, Elena Passarello, and Brooke Jarvis, and other leading voices in creative media.
(Revolution Hall, Buckman, $39)

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

PARTIES & NIGHTLIFE

Gaylabration 2022 - decaDANCE Add to a List
Gear up for "the biggest party of Portland Pride weekend" with DJ Deanne playing bouncy beats until the wee hours of the morning alongside LED hula hoopers, laser lights, and an airbrush body painting station.
(Crystal Ballroom, West End, $18–$70)

JUNE 20–26

FOOD & DRINK

Portland Mercury's Sandwich Week 2022 Add to a List
You love Burger Week! You love Pizza Week! Now get ready for SANDWICH WEEK! Enjoy special $8 sandwiches all over Portland for one week only.
(Locations TBA)

SUN JULY 10

OUTDOORS

The Big Float X Add to a List
One of the funnest events of the summer is the Big Float, a yearly celebration of the Willamette River and the continuing efforts to keep it healthy! The premise is pretty simple: You bring your most flamboyant inflatable device and a life jacket, join the parade down the south waterfront, hop in the water, and have a leisurely float alongside thousands of other water-lovers while you listen to bands play, and just freaking RELAX. Then relax some more with the beach afterparty at Tom McCall Bowl with beer and food carts! That’s a lot of fun and good-time relaxing. This year is the last-ever Big Float, so don't miss out. WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
(Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Southwest Portland, $5 early-bird, $10 advance, $15 day of event)

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