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Sunday, October 27: Inaugural Q Sports Celebration at Nike World Headquarters. The mission of Q Center’s Health and Wellness Program is to enhance the quality of life for LGBTQ people and allies by supporting a holistic approach to mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Q Sports offers connectedness to organized athletics, exercise for wellness programs, and healthful living programs. Hosted by Shaley Howard and Tim Bias, featuring Sherri Murrell and Cyd Zeigler. 11am, Nike Tiger Woods Center, Beaverton. Tickets/info: pdxqcenter.org/
Saturday, November 2: Dickslap returns with Scissor Sisters in tow. OK, maybe not all the Scissor Sisters, but inarguably the most important one, Jake Shears. You read that right. You can drool all you want, just stay off the stage unless you’re an approved go-go person. Featuring Nark, Ross Milam, Sammy Jo, and Trouble, Dickslap is a let loose scenario for boys and girls and more boys, a wonderland full of free beard rubs, slick hands, and magical go-go men — where whiskey shots go down easy and the sounds of the discotheque parade surround and intoxicate you. 9pm, Rotture, 315 SE Third. Note: Dickslap has moved to Sunday, November 17.
Sunday, November 3: The long-awaited Poison Waters and Friends Sunday Brunch Show and Film is upon us. A mere $19 gets you food (the brunch part), a show (the Poison part), and a movie (the film part). The doors open at 10:30 (in the am times, people), and the buffet opens at 11. Yes, it’s help yourself and pray Poison doesn’t steal all the bacon off your plate. There are bottomless mimosas as well, but those you have to pay for. The film: “Auntie Mame.” I think the whole morning sounds like heaven. Misson Theater, 1624 NW Glisan. Tickets: poisonwaters.com/calendar
Dance It Out
Bridge Club. A slew of stellar deejays play music on some of the city’s most treasured patios. Old Boys Club regularly welcomes special guests. Brunch, mingle, get down. (Note: on hiatus until they secure a permanent new venue, stay online for the latest.)
Every Sunday. Superstar Divas. Bolivia Carmichaels, Honey Bea Hart, Ginger Lee, and guest stars perform your favorite pop, Broadway, and country hits. (I. Love. These. Queens.) Dance floor opens after the show. 8pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free!
Dragathon (every Thursday). Sponsored by Smirnoff, this Drag Race-esque competition features 11 queens and celebrity judges, hosted by Ecstacy Inferno. Goes down early enough you can still make the late show. 8pm, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE Eleventh.
Dirt Bag. Keyword: Bruce LaBruiser. She’ll make all your musical dreams come true. Indie, pop, electro, all of it. Dance to the gayest jams. 10pm, The Know, 2026 NE Alberta. Free.
Hip Hop Heaven. Bolivia Carmichaels hosts this hip-hop-heavy soiree night every Thursday night at CCs. Midnight guest performers and shows. 9pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free.
First Fridays (and every Friday)
Eat My Martini, Portland’s newest lesbian club night. Portland is long overdue for a regular lady spot. Every Friday: drink specials, dancers, deejays, and more. 9pm, Fontaine Bleu, 237 NE Broadway. $10.
Sugar Town. DJ Action Slacks. Keywords: Soul, polyester. 9pm, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42. $5.
Maricón! Ill Camino rotates special guests and reinvents Crush with his beloved once-monthly dance party. (Moisti will still make cameos.) For homos and their homeys. 10pm, Crush,1400 SE Morrison. $3.
I’ve Got a Hole in My Soul. Three keywords, the most important being: DJ Beyondadoubt. Others: soul, shimmy. 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $5.
Bi Bar—thank our friend Cameron Kude for pointing this out to us. Bi Bar is every second Tuesday at Crush, and it’s an open, bi-affirming space for music and mingling. Correction: Bi/Pan/Fluid/Queer. 8pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.
Rotate. Bridge Club’s Hold My Hand brings his unique musical stylings — and a slew of special guests — to Crush. Dance it out. 9pm, Crush, 1412 SE Morrison. $3.
Mrs.: The queen of theme welcomes its new hostess, Kaj-Anne Pepper! And dynamic DJ duo: Beyondadoubt and Ill Camino. Costumes, photo booths, all the hits. 10pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi. $5.
Polari. Troll in for buvare. Back-in-the-day language, music, and elegance. An ease-you-into-the-weekend mixer. Bridge Club boys make the music. Bridge and tunnel patrons have no idea what to do with us when we pour in. 10pm, Vault, 226 NW 12. Free.
Ruthless! Eastside deluxe. DJs Ill Camino, Rhienna. Come welcome new resident deejay Rhienna and listen to the fiercest jams all night long. Keyword: cha cha heels. 10pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $3.
Gaycation all you ever wanted. DJs Charming/Snow Tiger/Goss’p Cat. Be early so you can actually get a drink. Sweaty deliciousness, hottest babes. This month, Halloween edition! 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $3.
Monsteroki. You read it right. Gula Delgatto hosts an evening involving her own special brand of karaoke. Sometimes she decides the song, sometimes you do. (She sings! She dances!) 9pm, Crush, 1412 SE Morrison. $3.
Gender Abundant Square Dance. All-ages goodness. No experience necessary! 7pm, The Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum. All ages! $7.
Twerk. DJs ILL Camino and II Trill. Keywords: bring your twerk. The city’s longest-running queer hip hop/R&B party–where artists, deejays, performers come to mix, mingle, and move on the dance floor. Established fun, all night long. 9pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $5.Fourth Saturdays
Inferno! DJs Wildfire and D-Zel. Ladies, ladies, ladies. Rotating venue—check online for the latest!
Blow Pony. Two giant floors. Wide variety of music, plenty of room for dancing. Rowdy, crowdy, sweaty betty. 9pm, Rotture/Branx, 315 SE 3. $5.
Filth: (Formerly Hey Queen!) For the party girls. The more intimate, shoulder-to-shoulder Saturday night choice. Bruce LaBruiser and special guests. 9pm, Beulahland, 118 NE 28. Free.
Laid Out, Bridgetown’s newest gay dance party. Seriously, the posters read: “gay dance party.” Deejays Gossip Cat and Pocket Rock-It, with photos by Eric Sellers. 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $3 after 10pm.
Thursday, October 17
PQ Monthly Press Party: Mix and mingle with the makers of your favorite queer newspaper. This goes down every third Thursday, at rotating venues. You’ll never know who you’ll gaze at from across the room, maybe it’s your new soul mate. This month: Crush. (Love that patio.) 5pm, 1400 SE Morrison. Free, clearly.
Friday, October 18
A Night of Kink: Rocky’s Horror: A slightly modified version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, acted out live, complete with singing, dancing, and a fantastic floor show featuring an all-star cast. Zora Phoenix as Frank N Furter and Blake Hicks as Rocky. You had me at Zora Phoenix. 9pm, Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. $12 GA, $25 VIP.
Hard Yes! In a word that seems to constantly say no, it’s up to us to say a hard fucking YES queens. Commence a journey towards affirmation with a new late night party scenario. After hours until 4am, live pop-up performances, all satisfying your sexy, lofty, comic desires. Featuring the music/talent of DieAna Dae, Damon Boucher, Melody Awesomazing, Roy G Biv, Bruce LaBruiser, Hold My Hand, and many, many more. 10pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. $6, but free before 11pm.
Saturday, October 19
Not Enough! Queer music and arts festival. Not Enough is a two-day festival of all-new and collaborative music, film, visual, art — whatever you can think of — projects and installations by queer/LGBTQI people. It’s all ages and all the money raised goes into putting on the festival, and to SMYRC (Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center). Donations of $5 and up are accepted, though no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. Youth enter for free (18 and under). Check out notenoughpdx.tumblr.com/. Goes through Sunday. 12pm, SMYRC, 2450 NE Sandy.
Brr-lescape: Halloween Boylesque and Burlesque. Spooky boylesque & burlesque wrapped in a creepy and sexy taste of tease! The night all your dreams converge into beautiful, glistening reality. 9pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. $10.
Monday, October 21
Gay Skate, sponsored by yours truly (PQ Monthly). Every third Monday. Join Sock Dreams, the Rose City Rollers, and all the amateur skaters in the city at the one and only queer skate night. Work muscles you never knew you had — but don’t fall, like our editor once did. (We’ll miss you, Julie Cortez!) I know this is where you’ll meet your next life partner. 7-9pm, Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. $6. All ages.
Wednesday, October 23
The Changing Environment for Marriage Equality, a free seminar. Join a panel of experts who plan to discuss how the legal changes taking place in favor of the LGBTQ community can affect you and your partner. From legal recognitions to financial implications, hear from a CPA, a financial planner, and attorneys. This event is free and open to the public. There will be door prizes and light snacks provided, if you needed any extra enticement. 6pm, Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi.
Friday, October 25
Lineage: Honoring Ancestry through Performance and Community. DieAna Dae and Kaj-Anne Pepper host an evening of performances and offerings to honor the queer and personal ancestry that paved the road we walk today, as well as inspired us to keep moving forward. Each performance at this event will be an offering to honor a personal and/or queer ancestor — there’ll be a wrking “altar” on stage. An evening of inspiration and support. Kaj-Anne, DieAna, Jason Myers, and Mister E are slated to perform so far. 7pm, Old Town Floyd’s, 118 NW Couch. $4-10, sliding scale. Contact DieAna if you’re interested in contributing.
Saturday, October 26
Inaugural Ryan Woods Grassroots Community Award/Make a Difference Day. People in Vancouver join forces with other community members to make a big difference in their community. More info here: cityofvancouver.us/cmo/page/volunteer-make-difference-day-0
Sunday, October 27
Third Annual Pie Bake-Off and Women Build Fundraiser. The Women Build committee of Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro/East is gearing up for their third annual fundraising and awareness-building event. All proceeds go to Women Build to help them pay for construction supplies for their tenth home build for a deserving low-income family. Family-friendly. 3:30pm, Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta. 3 tastes for $5, 7 for $10, 10 for $20. Remember, all money raised goes to Habitat for Humanity.
Thursday, October 31
Halloween Blackout Party at Hawk’s PDX. You trick, they treat. A special Thursday night Halloween Blackout Party comes with devilishly cheap $7 lockers. 8pm, Hawk’s, 234 SE Grand.
Scandals PDX hosts its annual Halloween shindig. As is their tradition, there’ll be a costume contest (with a substantial cash prize). This year’s theme: Scandals in history. Come dressed as your favorite infamous character or get creative and transform yourself to represent some insane scandal from history. Brilliant? Check. 8pm, Scandals, 1125 SW Stark.
Friday, November 1
Genderf**king Takeover is bringing their monthly parties back: this night, it’s Queen, Please. Their goal: take over a beautifully queer “straight” bar. Drink specials, with music by Kasio Smashio (resident) and Art of Hot (guest). Hosted by Carla Rossi, there will be special appearances by Alexis Campbell Starr, Fannie Mae Darling, Georgia Ray Babycakes, and many more. This night, you might win tickets to see Latrice Royale. 9:30pm, Morrison Hotel, 719 SE Morrison. $3. $1 if you’re in drag.
Thursday, November 7
Shorty Shorts! See our story on page#.
Caravan of Glam tour stays home, right here in Portland. And guess who they’re bringing to the party? It’s true: Latrice Royale. When did our sweet city become such a destination for these famous out-of-towners? Performances, games, contests — all in one night. In addition to the Royale, you’ll get Ecstacy Inferno, Isaiah Esquire, Allie McQueen, and many more queens. 9pm, Rotture, 315 SE Third. $10.
Saturday, November 9
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? One of HRC’s most anticipated events, this Jose Rivas-helmed delight involves you buying a ticket for dinner (not knowing where you’re going) and you’re assigned a beautiful meal at one of the generous hosts’ gracious homes. Dessert at Vibrant Table. It’s a great way to get out of your comfort zone and mix/mingle with some new people. To sponsor, host, or for more information, visit hrc.org/pdxguesswho/.