Proud Queer Picks: December 7–13, 2017

Check out Portland events happening this week!

This Week’s Events

IntersectFest: a Festival from Artists of Color
Come out and support over 60 artists of color at Portland’s third annual arts festival by and about PoC. There will be twelve poets of color at the opening ceremony on Friday, 30 exhibitors at the arts and crafts fair on Saturday, 5 bands, a PoC yoga session, and a curation by The Nat Turner Project at PICA!

Friday, December 8 – Sunday, December 10
Various times, various Portland locations
Free admission, all ages welcome
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CAKE – Your All Inclusive Hip Hop Night
Holiday dance party with yr CAKE fam! DJs Automaton and Manny Petty and your fab host Bart Fitzgerald servin hip hop for the entire TLGBQIA+ and PoC community! It’s also our 2nd annual coat and sock drive, so bring warm clothing donations because we are donating to Right 2 Dream 2!

Friday, December 8, 9 pm
Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth St, Portland
$5 cover, 21+ only
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SLANT Live Queer Storytelling
Portland’s original 100% queer-run LGBTQ storytelling event returns! 6 LGBTQ storytellers telling seven-minute stories, hosted by Carla Rossi and featuring stories by Irene Tu, Imani Sims, Laurence Jones, Eduardo Sotelo, Zachary Thornhill, and more!

Saturday, December 9, 7 pm
Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Tickets $13 in advance at or $15 at the door, 21+ only
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A Very Funhouse Christmas
The holidays are a time where you come together despite class, creed or political leaning to spend time with people you barely tolerate otherwise. That’s why we throw other parties. We invited the best people in music, theatre, and comedy to dress inappropriately, tell dirty jokes, and generally disappoint their families on-stage for your amusement. All proceeds benefit SMYRC.

Tuesday, December 12, 7–10 pm
Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave, Portland
Admission $10, $8 with two cans of food to donate, 21+ only
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Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon
“Priced Out” is an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland’s black community and reshaping the entire city. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and what neighborhood life means after the era of “The Ghetto.” 30 minute Q&A to follow each screening.

Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13, showings at 7 and 9:30 pm
McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland
Admission $5
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Monthlies and Weeklies

Gay Skate
Come join PQ Monthly for our monthly Gay Skate night. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled evening the third Monday of every month.
Third Mondays, 7–9 pm at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Pkwy, Portland. Admission $7, skate rental $2–4, all ages event.

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 St. Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

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

Bi Bar
Bi, pan, fluid, and queer folks are welcome to come to the monthly Bi Bar event every second Tuesday at Crush Bar.
Second Tuesdays, 8–11:30 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Free admission, 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 Wednesdays, 6–9 pm at Century, 930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Amateur Night at Stag
Amateur night in the main bar hosted by the gorgeous Godiva DeVyne. Interested dancers should arrive by 8:45 p.m.
Wednesdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission, 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 admission, 21+ only.

Lez Do It!
Lez Do It is an inclusive party for everyone who identifies as a dyke and all of our amazing friends. We welcome trans women, genderqueer people, and anyone who supports queer folks and wants to come get down!
First Fridays, 9 pm at Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth St, Portland. $5 cover, 21+ only.

Burlesque S’il Vous Plait
Enjoy a classic burlesque show with a contemporary variety twist every first Friday.
First Fridays, 9 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Doors at 8:30 pm. Admission $12–18, 21+ only.

Switch. Queer Kink House Dance Party
A kink-friendly queer dance party hosted at Killingsworth Dynasty on the 4th Friday of every month. Our mission is to cultivate a safer space for kink and queer expression.
Fourth Fridays, 9 pm–2 am at Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth St, Portland. $5 cover, 21+ only.

Bronco Night at Stag
Every first Saturday is Bronco, a sexy men’s night in Portland and across the U.S. at men’s clubs. Enjoy beefy bearded dancers, great tunes, photo booths, and sexy visuals!
First Saturdays, 9 pm–2 am at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Doors at 9 pm. $6 before 10 pm, $10 after, 21+ only.

Pants Off Dance Off
Body positive, bare-as-you-dare dance party that happens every first Saturday of the month.
First Saturdays, 9 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Admission $7, clothes check included, 21+ only.

Blow Pony!
Fierceness! F*aggotry! F*ckery! Get ready to dance at this monthly party featuring live performance, DJs, fabulous GoGos, and all-around debauchery!
Fourth Saturdays (usually), 9 pm at Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St, Portland. Admission $9, 21+ only.

Testify Brunch
Testify Brunch hosted by the fabulous Alexis Campbell Starr. Show starts at 12:30 pm.
Sundays, 11 am–3 pm at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission.