Event listings for April 20–24

Featured Event
Earth Day Festival 2016
PSU Park Blocks
Friday, April 22
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This free event is a way to encourage you to learn about the earth, investigate ways to change your habits, learn about the community organizations that embrace care for our home planet, gnaw on some food, groove out to some hot tunes, hit up the reuse fair and make some art to beautify your soul as well as our living space shuttle. Keep up to date with all the Earth Day Festival fun at their Facebook page.

Wednesday, April 20
Professional Writing Careers Workshop
12 p.m.
Neuberger Hall, room 407
Alumni of one of the English department’s master’s programs will speak on their successes and trials making it in the world as writers. From technical to government and freelance writing, this brown-bag lunch lecture will have something for everyone.

“Battle of the Seasons”
9 p.m.
Revolution Hall
Fee: $38
Love or hate Rupaul’s Drag Race, there’s no denying its pull and cultural relevance for parts of the gay community. Come and join this road-show ru-view hosted by Michelle Visage with a rotating cast of drag queens from the show. No official cast is yet announced at the time of this writing.

Thursday, April 21
Latino Professional Career Pathways
3 p.m.
SMSU, room 228 (La Casa Latina)
If you identify as Latin in any way, consider joining this panel discussion to learn more and ask about an internship while at Portland State, or even the future outside of PSU, in ways that honor your heritage, your career and yourself.

Portland Pizza Week
Multiple Locations
Burger Week is pretty famous around these parts, and it was only a matter of time before Pizza Week was on the horizon. Watch the Portland Mercury for a full listing of venues offering quirky and delicious triangles of love for two bucks a piece. I’ll see you at my favorite pizza spot, Ken’s Artisan.

Friday, April 22
“China Dreams of Sci-Fi”
6:30 p.m.
SMSU, room 236
Chinese speculations about the science-fiction genre have been around longer than even the United States, and now it’s not just about the future but also the possibilities in the past, present and alternate timelines. Retired professor Jeffrey Kinkley will lecture.

A Gathering of the Guilds
10 a.m.
Oregon Convention Center
The creative arts are more than pretty canvases. Creative arts include wood, metal, glass, ceramic, the weaving of baskets and any combination thereof. Come experience a weekend of unique and personal art artifacts from a variety of local artists.

Saturday, April 23
Outdoor Service Trip
8 a.m.
Outdoor Program Office
This free event requires registration by April 20 and will take place at SOLVE Beavercreek. After identifying and planting local green goodness, spend the hopefully sunny afternoon on a beautiful hike learning about all the native flora.

NW Pet Fair
10 a.m.
Expo Center, Hall E1
This free event is for pets and the companions who care for them looking for ways to celebrate and upgrade either. If you’re going to bring a four-legged friend, make sure you’ve filled out the leash release form before attending, and always ask for permission before going in to pet.

Sunday, April 24
NW Cherry Festival
The Dalles, downtown
This open-air market and parade celebrates its 37th year in existence and shows off some of the finest uses of local cherries while celebrating the culture of those in The Dalles.

Portland Flea and Food
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rejuvenation + Jacobsen Salt Co.
The last Sunday of the month finds a combination of over 50 purveyors of wares joining forces with food vendors for a showcase of local food, antique, and decor talents.