Thursday, October 3
The Perfect Portlander Pageant puts six contestants before a panel of local celebs who’ll judge them based on their talent, fashion sense and knowledge of our town’s trivia. There’s a sash at stake at Mayo Street Arts (10 Mayo St., Portland) at 7 p.m. Tix: $5 (all ages). 615-3609. mayostreetarts.org. And on a more serious note, Democracy Now! producer and frequent co-host Nermeen Shaikh is speaking at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) about current events and power politics at 7 p.m. Free. 828-5600. space538.org.