GO: Sugar Town Pride Month Launch Party on the Terrace
When candy-colored outfits are “heavily encouraged” at a dance party, you know you’re destined to have a good time. Groove to the rhythms of DJ Action Slacks, which will spin soul from 1955 to 1975. Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick St., 503-285-3718, djactionslacks.com. 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. $10 at the door (cash or Venmo). 21+.
SEE: At Julia’s
Imago Theater has an affinity for gargantuan creatures, so it was only a matter of time before the company released…a rhinoceros?! OK, it’s actually a puppet. But you should still watch this world premiere play by the great Jerry Mouawad, based on Eugene Ionesco’s 1959 classic. Rhinoceros. Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th Ave, 503-231-9581, imagotheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday from June 3 to 18 and 2 p.m. on Sunday June 5. $20.
GO: State Parks Day
Pack your tent and cooler: Oregon State Parks and Recreation is waiving all camping and parking fees at properties it oversees statewide on June 4. This year, State Parks Day, a tradition that dates back to 1998, also coincides with Oregon. State Parks Centennial. That means several locations will be hosting special events, including Champoeg State Heritage Area, which plans to set up an authentic fur trapper camp, and Valley of the Rogue State Park, where you can watch professional wood carvers create art from logs. All Oregon State Parks, 800-551-6949, stateparks.oregon.gov. Saturday June 4th. Free.
If you enjoy watching a “bad” movie, how bad can it really be? Return to Forks, Washington, where the mist swirls around the trees with poetic precision and where Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson brood on the exquisite agony of being young and beautiful. 35mm screens as part of Hollywood’s #OregonMade film series. Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., 503-493-1128, hollywoodtheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 6. $8-$10.
GO: Exploring the Pixie Project Puppies
How to make a pub crawl even better? Add dogs. A collection of bars in Portland and Beaverton will welcome you and your pet this weekend in support of the Pixie Project, a non-profit animal rescue and adoption center. Expect to find special kegs at each location, which will benefit the organization, as well as auctions and raffles with prizes. Pixie Project volunteers will be present during each bar’s three-hour window. Hit one or all nine if you and your dog are feeling ambitious. Various locations in Portland and Beaverton, 503-542-3432, pixieproject.org. 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 3-5 June.