Fee: $10 (per ticket, multi-ticket discount)
What’s your favorite Q-word? Is it queen? Is it quite? Well, how about queer? What if I told you there was a magnificent film community dedicated to the queer experience, and once a year, the Hollywood Theatre hosted some of the best and brightest in the queer-film galaxy? Whether you’re seeking a film with a face similar to your own or completely different, you’re bound to find someone to identify with among the masterworks. From Madonna’s backup dancers to Black and Gay in Portland to the work of the queer community in San Antonio, this is a not-to-miss weekend fest.
Wednesday, May 18
Managing Your Resources
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Library Room 160
Have you heard of Zotero and Mendeley? They provide research-database organizing tools that will help any major or academic researcher keep from going insane, so you can find that reference you swore you put into page six but can’t find the night before you need to turn it in.
Restaurants for Raphael House
At this current time, there are 42 different restaurants signed up in support of Raphael House. Eat at one of these restaurants on this night and support a domestic-violence shelter and survivor nonprofit. Get all your up-to-date options at raphaelhouse.com.
Thursday, May 19
The SCRUMptious Chef
If you’re an “Iron Chef” or “Chopped” fan, check out the local competition and grab some on-the-fly grub made fresh from the chef’s own furrowed mind. Much like “Chopped,” who knows what you’ll end up imbibing?
David Bowie Lecture
Though Prince is the latest in a dark trend of musical geniuses passing, David Bowie went back up to the stardust not long ago, and this lecture will examine his influence both musically and socially.
Friday, May 20
Stories of the Buddha
On the northern route of the Silk Road, there is a town called Kucha. This town has a series of caves with beautiful artwork depicting stories about the life of the Buddha. Come and hear about the academia and mythology surrounding these mysterious desert caverns.
Portland Night Market
100 SE Alder St.
This not-creepy-sounding, all-ages event is a weekend-long showing of diversity among local businesses. Food, drink and more will be available for purchase. The venue is an old Produce Row warehouse.
Saturday, May 21
Cape Horn Day Hike
Outdoor Program Office
Fee: $25 (Member), $50 (Non-Member)
Registration deadline is 5/18 for one of the most spectacular hikes along the Cape Horn Trail. Some sections are closed off for falcons, but there’s no skill level needed for this hike, and you’ll be going about five miles, experiencing waterfalls and wildflowers.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Portland Japanese Garden
Fee: $8 (with student ID)
Ryan Neil turns the ancient art of bonsai-tree clipping and meditation practice into a literal art form. This breathing and living monument to style and hope runs through June 19.
Sunday, May 22
“Conversations With Gay Elders”
David Weissman’s new film project is a docuseries called “Conversations with Gay Elders.” Come attend this Q-and-A with this quirky and honest look at the lives of the elder set.
Alberta Rose Theatre
Honesty is en vogue, and Mortified is about as honest as you can get. People get up to a microphone and share old yearbook, diary and personal-story memories. They are cringe inducing and hilarious, showcasing the idea that foresight would be best used in our younger years.