FACE THE MUSIC! A live, City Commissioner Candidate Forum is Sunday, May 3, 1-4 pm, hosted by MusicPortland. Four out of five seats on Portland’s City Council are being decided in this upcoming election and the Primary is May 19. Last time, only 35 percent of those who could, voted in the primary. The Forum will ask each of the City Commissioner candidates to make a short statement specific to Portland independent music. Submit your questions too. To “attend” the forum, register at: bit.ly/MPCandidateForum.

PORTLAND RADIO PROJECT – The Open List is a new radio show to get the word out about the important product or service you provide. Own a small business that is still open, even if only for p/u or delivery? As a free public service, announcers broadcast The Open List Tuesdays, 8 am and Wednesdays, 8 pm. Both shows are at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland and streaming everywhere online at PRP.fm. Also on PRP, Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford shares his poetry for our uncertain times on Pandemic Poems, Sunday afternoons, 4 pm on PRP.fm and via on his Instagram page @kimstaffordpoetry. Stafford encourages you to write or create. “I think one of my mottos is that the most important literature of our time is what has not yet been written. I encourage everyone to do some writing. Put your thoughts down on a page. It can lead to a more settled mind.”

THE CULTURAL TRUST SMALL BUSINESS NAVIGATOR is at oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information.

MT. TABOR ART WALK PLANNING COMMITTEE’s Donna Shultz, says: “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Mt. Tabor Art Walk has been canceled for 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the Art Walk on May 15-16, 2021.”

EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVE WORKERS are in the works. Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is reviewing all projects and programs as potential relief funds, as well as any new sources anticipated in next fiscal year, starting July 1, 2020. Information about opportunities will be shared as they are confirmed by RACC staff, board members and funding partners in the coming weeks. Information can be found at bit.ly/2x6fiOg.