Three Ways to Party for A Good Cause This Fall

Eighties-themed costume bashes and rock and roll blowouts to Latina art exhibits: let loose and feel good about yourself doing it.

By Olivia Wolf September 19, 2019

A scene from Rock 'N' Roll Camp for Girls' annual AMP Awards.

Have you been itching to revive that neon pink '80s jacket, rock out to a Latino DJ, or sip wine at the Dandy Warhols’ hallowed Odditorium? Now’s your chance to do all three as you support these game-changing local nonprofits at their upcoming fall fundraising events. 

Adelante Mujeres’ La Lucha

5–8 p.m.. Thur Sept 19, Wieden+Kennedy, FREE, All ages

Celebrate Latinx Month (September 15 to October 15) at Adelante Mujeres and Wieden+Kennedy’s free La Lucha (“The Fight”) bash featuring a Latinx art exhibit, Latina-crafted delicacies from spots like Tacomania and Churros Locos, and a panel discussion with Adelante Mujeres staff members. Spanish for “Women Rise Up,” the nonprofit enables Latinas, from preschool aged kiddos to adults, to learn skills like how to prepare for college, improve English language abilities, obtain a GED, and develop entrepreneurial skills. Learn more about how to get involved in their newly launched La Lucha donor program by attending the premiere screening of their short film at the beginning of this Thursday’s event.

Free Geek helps locals close the "digital access gap."

Free Geek Geek Prom

7–10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Sat September 21, Vitalidad Arts Center, tickets start at $25, 21+

Missed Groot and Gomora at last weekend’s Rose City Comic Con? Fear not, you have a second chance to compete in Free Geek’s '80s themed costume contest at their first-ever Geek Prom. Eat tacos and drink beer to Cyndi Lauper all while learning about how Free Geek is closing the digital access gap, preventing e-waste pollution, and training people to build computers. Mullets and leg warmers encouraged. “Members Only” policy does not apply.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls AMP Awards

Pre-party 6 p.m., Main event 7 p.m., After-Party 9 p.m., Sat October 19, The Odditorium, $20-$100, 21+

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls is proud to present the 2019 AMP Awards, featuring live music by Portland’s own The Rachel Brashear Trio. Trade in your '80s outfit for skinny jeans and a leather jacket at the rock ‘n’ roll themed Odditorium, recording studio of Portland indie royalty the Dandy Warhols. Proceeds from the VIP wine pre-party, Rock Art Raffle, silent auction, and karaoke after-party all benefit rock ‘n’ roll camps that teach girls and women how to play instruments, collaborate with bandmates, and find their voices through songwriting and live performance. The event will also honor Katherine Paul (KP), former RNRC4G camper turned Board President, also known as Black Belt Eagle Scout. And don’t forget your chance to bid on a slick MBM electric guitar autographed by Sean Lennon (son and protege of music legend John Lennon and Yoko Ono).

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