But I’m a Cheerleader


In celebration of Pride Month, the Clinton Street Resistance Series presents this 1999 cult classic about coming out, coming of age and surviving conversion therapy. It's funny, we promise. All proceeds benefit the PDX Trans Pride organization. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., 503-897-0744, cstpdx.com. 7 pm. $5.

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is in the unfortunate position of being utterly right about America. In her new book No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, President Donald Trump is her sheet-staining fever dream, the culmination of everything the Canadian activist and academic has written about and warned against for the past 17 years. Read our full review here. Powell's at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills, Beaverton, 503-228-4651, powells.com. 7 pm. Free.

Adult Swim on the Green

Fans of Adult Swim—Cartoon Network's block of stonerific programming that runs nightly from dusk to dawn—could probably use some fresh air, so it's a good thing the network is plying them outdoors with this traveling carnival, which promises games, food trucks and a special screening of rare, unaired content. It'll be just like watching in your mom's basement, only draftier! Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Oaks Parkway, adultswim.com/presents/onthegreen. 7:15 pm. Free with $5 food and drink voucher. 18+.

Andrew Evans

(Keen Press)
(Keen Press)

Hitting rock bottom doesn't have to be the worst moment of a person's life, especially when the rock bottom is Antarctica and the downward spiral that led there was an epic, globe-spanning trip after the person was ejected from the Mormon church. That's the basic outline of writer Andrew Evan's new memoir The Black Penguin, who was booted out of the nest for being gay before ultimately landing on two happy feet. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., powells.com. 7:30 pm. 

24 Hour PlayFest

Last night, over 30 Portland theater makers gathered at Profile Theater with the mission of writing a play by 9 am the next morning. The playwrights were divided into six groups, and you can see the resulting six plays tonight, less than a day after they were written. Profile Theater, 1515 SW Morrison St., profiletheatre.org. 7:30 pm. $15.

Lo Moon, Small Million

Courtesy of Facebook.
Courtesy of Facebook.

Big labels don't often bank on upstart bands with just a few tracks to their name, but L.A. trio Lo Moon is bucking the trend, riding Columbia Records cash to a moody forthcoming debut release that blends the dark, fluid pop of the XX with the bounce and synthetic kick of classic Phil Collins. It is clean, atmospheric and sweeping, not unlike Coldplay circa A Rush Of Blood To The Head. Portland's own purveyors of affected synth-pop, Small Million, kick the evening off. Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., bunksandwiches.com. $10. 21+.