Portland List · Feb 15— Feb 21

A weekly list of interesting things to do in Portland

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Here’s some of the interesting stuff people are doing in Portland this coming week:

Advancing Equity in Sustainability (Workshop)

Thursday, Feb 15 · 1:30 PM · Portland State University — Market Center Building

Sustainability is often defined as the triple bottom line, where the environment, the economy, and equity are achieved. The field however has not given equal weight to all three components. In this workshop, participants will learn how equity work is now being integrated into the work of sustainability, with a focus on case studies from the public sector where many sustainability departments are taking a lead in shifting the conversation to eliminate social disparity while addressing climate change and building resilient communities. Participants will engage in interactive activities that help them understand what an equity analysis is, how it is applied, and what tools are currently being used to shift decision making to be more accountable to the experiences of marginalized communities. It is intended that participants will leave with a clearer sense of the competencies necessary to be successful in professional problem solving around social equity issues.

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Deadcrow, Djedi, Khanda, Trevor Little, Glück, Knate Phaser

Friday, Feb 16 · 9:00 PM · The Liquor Store

Netherlands-hailing producer Deadcrow and San Fransisco’s Djedi bring the Obsidian Tour to the Liquor Store dance floor, with Khanda, Trevor Little, Glück, and Knate Phaser providing the local support.

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NXT LVL Marketplace

Saturday, Feb 17 · 3:30 PM · Reed College

A festival for fashion, food, art, music, celebrating Black culture and the African diaspora with Diona Jackson’s finely curated marketplace containing a presence from Letra Chueca, Illtopia Studios, Brown Girl Rise, Switchblade Sistas, Q+M, and many more; Akadi, Platano Rising, and Po’Shines are helping supply the eats; and at 5pm, live music from Brown Calculus, Maarquii, and the Last Artful, Dodgr will help underscore the good times going on.

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Amina Figarova

Sunday, Feb 18 · 2:00 PM · Classic Pianos

The Azerbaijan-born and Berklee-educated jazz pianist brings her “Harlem Awakenings” program to Portland to wake Stumptown’s jazz aficionados up a little, too. Part of the 2018 PDX Jazz Festival. Tickets $20.

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Monday, Feb 19 · 9:00 PM · Doug Fir Lounge

Since starting out as school boys, this five-piece band has become notorious for stealing every stage with the outrageous, jaw-dropping performances that have become the Shame signature. Their riotous two-year journey has included gate-crashing a Glastonbury stage, supporting The Fat White Family, Warpaint and Slaves, performances in Europe, Austin Texas, a nomination for best new artists at the prestigious Anchor awards, headlining their own UK tour and releasing the double A-side single, Gold Hole/The Lick and follow-up, Tasteless. Tickets $12.

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Princess Nokia

Tuesday, Feb 20 · 8:30 PM · Wonder Ballroom

Destiny Nicole Frasqueri (born June 14, 1992), better known by her stage name Princess Nokia is an American rapper of Afro-Puerto Rican descent. She began gaining online attention through songs such as “G.O.A.T” and “Tomboy”, releasing her mixtape 1992 Deluxe in September 2017. Tickets $22.

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Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event

Wednesday, Feb 21· 6:30 PM · McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

There’s a simple secret to the glory of Fade to Light, the twice-yearly (and Mercury co-sponsored) showcase of local fashion design talent. It’s the catwalk. See, Fade to Light isn’t working with one of those brittle, constraining, Right Said Fred joints. Its models are sashaying down the middle of the Crystal Ballroom’s bouncy-ass dance floor. Translation: verve. Tickets $17.

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