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EAT PIZZA: Escape From New York Pizza, WW’s favorite spot for Big Apple-style pie, will give away a free slice of pizza to all comers from 6:30 to 9 pm Tuesday, July 14, for its Neighborhood Appreciation Evening. Other activities include a pizza-eating contest, face painting, “kids on stilts” and a llama. 622 NW 23rd Ave., 227-5423.
MAKE LISTS: Pinball Publishing, the inner-Southeast printer and design house that makes our business cards, has produced a farmers market-themed run of its “Scout Book” recycled-paper pocket notebooks. Get one free of charge if you visit the shop during business hours. 1003 SE Grant St., 238-4514, pinballpublishing.com. 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.
MOONWALK: This month’s Portland Makes Music showcase features a loose collection of some of our favorite local artists paying tribute to the King of Pop, and talking briefly about their relationship to his music. Confirmed guests include Grey Anne, the Rainy States, Congratulations, Leonard Mynx, Michael Dean Damron, Alan Singley, the Soft Tags, Gabe Hascall, and Dirty Mittens doing their favorite M.J. cuts. Backspace, 115 NW 5th Ave., 248-2900. 9 pm Sunday, July 12. Free. All ages.
DECORATE: All stock on the second floor at Cargo, the enormous Pearl District Asian-import store, is 40 percent off through July. Pick up deeply discounted furniture and antiques while you can. 380 NW 13th Ave., 209-8349, cargoinc.com.
USE THAT ENGLISH DEGREE: If you can recite more than 25 words of a poem—any poem—the friendly and highly literate folks at Kraków Cafe Pub will give you a draft beer for half the usual $3.75 price. Here’s one by Wilde to get you started: “Too much work, and no vacation,/ Deserves at least a small libation./ So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses;/ Work’s the curse of the drinking classes.” 3990 N Interstate Ave., 954-2200.
CHOP FLESH: Learn some killer skills this Sunday at Urban Farm Store’s chicken butchering class. If you teach a man to slaughter fowl, he will eat until he runs out of chickens. Bring your own chicken and a sharp knife. 1925 SE Morrison St., 234-7733, urbanfarmstore.com. 5-6:30 pm Sunday, July 12. $10.