PQ Events Calendar – June 2017

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Official 2017 Portland Pride Kickoff Party!
Come celebrate the start of Pride with games, prizes, food and drink, and friends at the official Portland Pride kickoff party! Tickets cover admission, food and your first pint, as well as $3 pints on tap. All proceeds support Pride Northwest and Portland Pride.
Tuesday, June 13, 6–8:30 pm at Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St Suite 300, Portland. Tickets $10 in advance at https://pridenw.org/product/kickoff, $15 at the door.

Portland Trans March 2017
Organized by Greater Portland Trans Unity and the 2017 Trans March Planning Committee, the fourth annual Portland Trans March will bring much-needed visibility to the issues our communities are facing, while also highlighting the strength of our networks and the power in our collective resistance, resilience, and solidarity.
Saturday, June 17, 2–5 pm at North Park Blocks, 235 NW Park Ave, Portland. Mobility vehicles provided for people who need them. More info on the Facebook event page.

Community Events

Stand Against White Nationalism
Hate groups across the nation are planning anti Muslim actions on June 10th. We must not let this happen in our city! We will not let nationalists come to our city and make our Muslim neighbors feel unsafe. Join Oregon Students Empowered at this rally for resistance!
Saturday, June 10, 9 am at Terry D. Schrunk Plaza, 364 SW Madison Ave, Portland. More info on the Facebook event page.

The Happening 2017: Portland’s Love/Hate Relationship with Hip-Hop
Join moderator DJ Klyph as he prompts artist Karma Riviera, artist Fish Martinez, journalist Jenni Moore and promoter Anthony Sanchez to share their takes on the state of Portland’s local hip-hop scene. Stay to take part in an audience-focused Q&A and community discussion.
Saturday, June 10, 1 – 4 p.m. at Open Signal: Portland Community Center, 2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland. Tickets $7 in advance or at the door. Free admission for youth. Tickets and more info at www.opensignalpdx.org/calendar/event/1551.

Portland Lesbian Choir presents “You! Yes, You!”
Join us for a sensational evening full of your favorites from Wicked, Sara Bareilles, Coldplay, Lee Ann Womack, Lady Antebellum and many more! Along with our director Mary McCarty and accompanist Kim Horenstein, PLC is excited to make it all about you for our Spring 2017 concert!
Saturday, June 10, 7:30–10 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland. Tickets $15 online at plc.ticketleap.com/plc-presents-you-yes-you, $12 students and seniors (62+), children 5 and under free.

Portland Iftar with Amer Zahr
Join ANERA for a full-course dinner at our #RamadanSolidarity Iftar! Featuring a special performance by Palestinian-American comedian Amer Zahr, this Iftar will raise funds to send food packages to refugees and vulnerable families.
Saturday, June 10, 8–10 pm at Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland. Tickets $50 at www.anera.org/portland, $35 students and children.

PDX Culture Keepers Festival
Oregon Folklife Network and Oregon Historical Society invite you to a festive afternoon with Portland Metro Area folk artists! These featured culture keepers will perform or demonstrate a variety of cultural traditions, from Kenyan cooking techniques to Estonian folk dance. Rounding out the program will be interactive demonstrations of Oaxacan weaving, Coquille/Coos canoe paddle carving, and intricately woven nautical rope mats.
Sunday, June 11, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland. Free admission, kid-friendly. More info on the Facebook event page.

PULSE Anniversary: Honor Them With Action
We are joining in a nationwide effort to take actions that create a safer environment for LGBTQI+ communities. Join us for a presentation by the Oregon Alliance for Gun Safety and learn what actions can be taken here in Oregon to promote responsible gun ownership and common sense gun reform.
Monday, June 12, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Free and open to the public. More info on the Facebook event page.

Dirty Laundry: Exposing Brand Israel
Join a panel including Dean Spade, Bina Ahmad, and Palestinian Animal League Solidarity for a look at the disturbingly successful “Brand Israel” marketing campaign, which was developed to rebrand the state of Israel as a cultural, social, and political haven for progress and creativity, divorced entirely from the narrative of Palestinian oppression and colonial occupation.
Monday, June 12, 6:30 pm at PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland. Free and open to the public. More info on the Facebook event page.

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus presents The Divos
Last season, the PGMC honored women who left their mark on music history. This year, it’s the fellas’ turn! The Divos features the biggest hits by music’s most legendary male artists, including Simon and Garfunkel, Michael Jackson, Nat King Cole, Elton John, and Bruno Mars.
Saturday, June 17, 7–9 pm at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland. Tickets $20–52 at http://siteline.vendini.com/site/tickets.pdxgmc.org/events.

Portland Thorns 1st Annual Pride Night Benefit
Join Portland’s professional women’s soccer team for the first ever Portland Thorns Pride Night! We’re gonna root, rivet and show our pride in the North End section, all while supporting the Q Center and Pride NW.
Saturday, June 17, 7–9 pm at Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland. Tickets $14 general admission, $20 reserved seating and t-shirt at http://bit.ly/2qkxPSB. More info on the Facebook event page.

Queer Rock Camp PDX Fundraiser / Camryn Milo Reid Record Release
Don’t miss the beautiful queer indie ballad folk of Portland’s own Camryn Milo Reid as he performs songs from “The Pre-T Album” at this all ages Queer Rock Camp PDX benefit! Proceeds to be split between QRC PDX and Camryn.
Friday, June 23, 6–8 pm at Mississippi Pizza Pub, 3552 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. $5–10 sliding scale donation at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. More info on the Facebook event page.

Good Times

OTB Wednesday (Only the Baddest)
Amanda Lynn Deal & D. Martin Austin host 6 featured comics, 1 headliner, and 10 open mic slots. June’s headliner is none other than Belinda Carroll of Portlandia, SMUT, KINK, and Portland Queer Comedy Festival.
Wednesday, June 7, 9–10:30 pm at Mister Theater, 1847 East Burnside St #101, Portland. Free admission. More info on the Facebook event page.

Death of Glitter: The First Pride was a Riot!
We’re excited to celebrate two years of shows by honoring the original Pride: Stonewall. Featuring Anastasia Euthanasia, Marla Darling, Prince Peanut-Butter, BeElzzaBub Doll, Lioness, Poly-Amythist, Clare Apparently, Draven, the Glam King, Judy and Trudy Precious, Carina Borealis, Darcy Blows, Zora Phoenix, and many more! Hosted, as always, by Delta Flyer.
Saturday, June 10, 9–11 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. $5–10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds, 21+ only. More info on the Facebook event page.

Bi Bar: PRIDE PROM Edition
Bi Bar is back for another month of bi/pan/multisexual mayhem! Come in formal attire with a partner or two, or none! This is the prom you wish you had had, complete with starry night photo booth and actual alcohol and all the queer your little heart can handle. Let’s celebrate us!
Tuesday, June 13, 8 pm–1 am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only. More info on the Facebook event page.

Make It Rain: PRIDE
Join your Wednesday night star Autumn Rainz Hart and her cast as we kick off Pride Week! Performances by Autumn Rainz Hart, Lady Marlene Hart, Evelyn McCabe, Tony J. Carmichaels and Clea Rainz Luxxe; with guest appearances by Karmella Lynn Phoenixx and Venus Lynn.
Wednesday, June 14, 9:30 pm at The Embers Avenue, 110 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission. More info on the Facebook event page.

Dinner Cabaret with Poison Waters
Sit back and enjoy a three course dinner, with loads of laughs and the amazing talent of Poison Waters in her tribute to the Natalie Cole songbook. Tickets cover show, dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.
Thursday, June 15, 7–10 pm at McMenamins Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland. Tickets $30 at http://bit.ly/2rVYqT7, 21+ only. More info on the Facebook event page.

Queer Horror Pride: Drop Dead Gorgeous
The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR kicks off Pride season with a 35mm screening of Drop Dead Gorgeous! This Pride special opens with a spectacular drag pageant featuring Portland’s fiercest queens, all hosted by premier drag clown Carla Rossi!
Thursday, June 15, 9:30 pm at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland. Tickets $10, details at www.queer-horror.com/calendar.

Exorcism! A Holy Nun Blessing and Disco
Exorcise your demons from the past and enter 2017 Pride officially blessed! DJ will be spinning some super sexxxy beats till midnight, y’all!
Friday, June 16, 7 pm–12 am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. $5 suggested donation. More info on the Facebook event page.

Black Liberation Ride 2017 (for PoC)
Let’s come together in solidarity for a community bike ride for cyclists of color! We’ll ride a loop through North Portland, touring through a few PoC-owned coffee shops and food joints on the way. The route will be around 9 miles, at a very chill and friendly pace with multiple stops along the way.
Saturday, June 17, 11 am–2 pm at Irving Park, NE 7th Ave and Fremont St, Portland. PoC only. More info on the Facebook event page.

Magical Unicorn Ride!
Let’s celebrate our love of everything magical on bikes for Pedalpalooza and Pride! Ride as bare as you dare—just roll around in sparkles or paint your body in rainbows if you want! The more shimmery and glittery, the better. Ride will be around 4 miles, mostly flat, and will be ending at the Portland Pride Festival on the waterfront.
Saturday, June 17, 2–4 pm at Colonel Summers Park, SE 20th Ave and Belmont St, Portland. More info on the Facebook event page.

SLANT Live Queer Storytelling
Portland’s original 100% queer-run LGBTQ storytelling event returns! Don’t miss 6 LGBTQ storytellers telling seven-minute stories. Hosted by SisterBritt and featuring stories by Cicely Rodgers, Nick Sahoyah, Colin Ashante, Brooke Shelley, Chrishawn West, Carlos the Rollerblader, and more!
Saturday, June 17, 6–10 pm at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Tickets $13 at http://ticketf.ly/2r4OEhz, $15 at the door. More info on the Facebook event page.

Blowpony’s 10th annual Queer Mutiny Fest NW
FIERCENESS! F*GGOTRY! FCKRY and SISSY BUGGERY! DJs and GAY A$$ GOGOS! Featuring performances from Miss Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9), Laila McQueen (RPDR Season 8), Portland’s own DRAVEN, and William Spalding.
Saturday, June 17, 9 pm–3 am at Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St, Portland. $19 cover, 21+ only. More info on the Facebook event page.

Gaylabration Presents: Make America Gay Again
Gaylabration is an annual dance party and fundraiser taking pride in celebrating the diversity of love and relationships in our community. Enjoy DJ Joe Gathreaux, The Circus Project, and Seattle Shibari on the stage. All profits support the fulfillment of the Pride NW/Portland Pride core mission.
Saturday, June 17, 9 pm–3 am at Tao Event Center, 631 NE Grand Ave, Portland. General admission $19 at http://bit.ly/2qXxy6E, or volunteer for a short shift at gaylabration.org/volunteer and then enjoy the party.

So You Think You Can Drag! ft. Hey Qween, Big Dipper & More!
Pride weekend is not over until the QUEENS death drop, so gather up your LOOKS, get your dollars ready and LIPSYNC FOR YOUR LIFE at this drag competition, show, and dance party! There will be a limited open sign-up sheet for the competition, so arrive early!
Sunday, June 18, 8 pm–1 am at Paris Theatre, 6 SW 3rd Ave, Portland. Tickets $15 at www.merctickets.com/events/44372651/so-you-think-you-can-drag, price goes up at the door.

Climbing PoeTree with Sara Tone & Songs by C
Based in Brooklyn, NY with a dedication to the whole planet, Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, boundary-breaking music, and multimedia hip hop theater.
Wednesday, June 21, 7–11 pm at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland. Tickets $18 at https://climbingpoetreepdx.eventbrite.com.

World Naked Bike Ride (Un)official After Party
The bare-as-you-dare fun continues at Crush after the WNBR!
Saturday, June 24, 9 pm–2:30 am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Legendary Mondays
Every Monday, Bart Fitzgerald curates one of the most refreshing events of the week. If you make it through a Monday, you deserve to attend. Music by Dubblife.
Mondays, 9 pm–2 am at Swift Lounge, 1932 NE Broadway, Portland. Free and open to the public, 21+ only.

Gay Skate
Come join us for our monthly Gay Skate night every 3rd Monday!
Third Mondays, 7–9 pm at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Pkwy, Portland. Admission $6.50.

Stag Karaoke Mondays
Weekly karaoke night for the queer community.
Mondays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free and open to the public. 21+ only.

Last Wednesgays
Get through hump day with a bonus LGBTQ drink or two. This hip, rustic-industrial hangout offers a patio, fireplaces, and ping-pong.
Last Wednesday each month, 6–9 pm at Century, 930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland. Free and open to the public. 21+ only.

Amateur Night
Amateur Night in the main bar hosted by the gorgeous Godiva DeVyne. Interested dancers should arrive by 8:45 pm.
Wednesdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free and open to the public. 21+ only.

Throwback Thursdays
Throwback Thursday hosted by the always fashionable Drexler. The house DJ spins the best pop, hip hop, and R&B hits of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.
Thursdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free and open to the public. 21+ only.

¡Queer Latin Night!
Come dance with PDX Latinx Pride and Bi Brigade at Crush’s Queer Latin Night party every second Thursday of the month!
Second Thursdays, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Testify Brunch
Testify Brunch hosted by the fabulous Alexis Campbell Starr from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show starts at 12:30 p.m.
Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free.

Have an event you want considered? Submit your events at calendar@pqmonthly.com. Events for the July edition must be submitted by June 23rd.