Oregon Events Roundup - April 16, 2021

Updated: Apr 30, 2021

Spring is in full bloom and we are here for it. This weekend, enjoy a viewing of Black Girl in Suburbia, join P.O.W.E.R for a virtual women-run business roundtable, watch Diary of the Dead (virtually) alongside the Museum of Pop Culture and special guest Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, and more.

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Have a safe weekend, Curbsiders.


It’s Coming From Inside the House: Diary of the Dead - Free

Friday, April 16 - 7 pm

Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WA

Join the Museum of Pop Culture for its monthly horror film series as they partner with the George A. Romero (critically acclaimed horror director of Night of the Living Dead) Foundation for a special virtual screening of the 2007 movie Diary of the Dead. They will be joined by special guest Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, who stars in the film and serves as the president and founder of the George A. Romero Foundation (Mr. Romero was also her husband). Learn more about the event here.

Trailer Content Warning: Horror themes, gore, language, death & undead

P.O.W.E.R - Portland Oregon Women Entrepreneur Roundtable - $25

Saturday, April 17 - 10 am to 12 pm

(Online) P.O.W.E.R - Portland, OR

P.O.W.E.R, or the Portland Oregon Women Entrepreneur Roundtable, is a community of women-run businesses from in and around the greater Portland area. Each week, they meet on Zoom to listen to speakers, network with each other, and create friendships and business relationships. They even provide scholarship opportunities if you can’t afford the fee. The speakers this Saturday will be Alexandra Loves and Marli Williams. Learn more here.

Oregon Symphony Gala 2021: The Music Plays On - Free

Saturday, April 17 - 7:30 pm to 9 pm

(Remote) Oregon Symphony in Salem - Salem, OR

Join The Oregon Symphony this Saturday to celebrate director Carlos Kalmar for his 18th and final season as music director. The incredible lineup of musicians, who will be performing music from “Benny Goodman to Brahms,” is sure to wow you and your family.

National Transgender HIV Testing Day Kick-Off - Free

Sunday, April 18 - 4:30 pm to 6 pm

(Online) Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - Portland, OR

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a non-profit that dedicates itself to supporting LGBTQIA+ communities, is kicking off National HIV testing day with their own event, saying “Join us for the kick-off event for National Transgender HIV Testing Day/Week with the Portland Sisters and Sarah Young Bear Brown for a fun evening!” They continue saying, “Sarah will start us off with a land acknowledgment and then you can expect ridiculous puns, dancing, and digital love from the Portland Sisters!” RSVP ahead of time to get your unique bingo card. Learn more about the event here.

Black Girl in Suburbia - Tickets Available

Sunday, April 18 - 3 pm to 5 pm

(Online) Walters Cultural Arts Center - Hillsboro, OR

Join the Walters Cultural Arts Center in Hillsboro for a virtual screening and conversation with the director and filmmaker of the 2014 documentary Black Girl in Suburbia, Melissa Lowery. The documentary is summarized: "Black Girl in Suburbia … explores the experiences of Black girls growing up in suburbia, in predominantly white spaces. This film explores through professional and personal interviews — scholars, teachers, and young women including the filmmaker’s daughters — the challenges Black girls face while navigating growing up and relating to both white and Black communities." Lowery will be joining the Walters Center for a post-screening discussion. This viewing is not something you will want to miss. Learn more here.


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