Sunday, July 19
Bridge Club is pulling a Missy-Elliott-one-time-exclusive and reassembling for this super special summer gig. This is the only Bridge Club scheduled for the summer (say it isn’t so), so mark your calendars and DON’T MISS IT. Troubled Youth, Orographic, Huf ‘N Stuf, Hold My Hand, Pocket Rock-It (#beautysecrets), and all the faces you’ve come to know and love over the years. Seven hours, five deejays, the glory that is White Owl’s patio—and, of course, free as always. There will be much water-cooler talking about this fiesta. That’s a hot club. 3pm-10pm, White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE Eighth.
Saturday, July 25
Portland Latino Gay Pride invites you to watch the documentary “El Canto del Colibrí” at the Hollywood Theatre. Panel to follow the screening with the presence of Director Marco Castro-Bojorquez and families featured in the film. (Spanish with English subtitles.) “El Canto del Colibrí” is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Responding to requests from “Tres Gotas de Agua” audiences around the world, the filmmakers are taking this journey by inviting Latino men to speak frankly about delicate and deeply personal topics. This film will address political issues about LGBTQ families, social oppression, shared responsibility, and acceptance of LGBTQ people as members of Latino families. 6:30pm, Hollywood Theater, http://hollywoodtheatre.org/portland-latino-gay-pride-presents-el-canto-del-colibri/.
Sunday, July 26
For this year’s annual Portland Latino Gay Pride Festival, festival architects will have everyone celebrating in the streets. PLGP is partnering with Crush Bar for a block party you don’t want to miss. Live performers, deejays, exhibitors, carne asada, elote, and margaritas are just some of the wonderful things to expect. How does one celebrate 10 years of PLGP? With a 10-member salsa band, of course. Salsanova is Portland’s newest Latin and Salsa dance band, formed in 2013. This 10-piece group has some of the area’s best musicians, all of whom have a love for Latin music and a dedication to playing it with authenticity and soul. Commemorative 10-year-anniversary T-shirts will be on sale, designed by Pablito. Festival and sponsor exhibitors will have valuable information to share—plus reina performances, vocalists, a piñata raffle, and much more. This event is 21+, and a suggested $5 donation goes to the PLGP Scholarship Fund. 5pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.
Dance It Out
Samuel’s Hangover Happy Hour. Bloody Marys, friends, food, beats by Art of Hot and guests. It is an excellent recovery scenario. Mingle with queers in a very chill setting. 2pm-7pm, Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth. Free.
Superstar Divas. Bolivia Carmichaels, Honey Bea Hart, Topaz Crawford, Isaiah Tillman, and guest stars perform your favorite pop, Broadway, R&B, rock, and country hits. Dance floor opens after the show. The Drag Queen Hunger Games are over, and the shows must go on! Check out the newest and freshest Diva hits. 8pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free!
Family Home Evening. A weekly, post-work lounge party every Monday night at Vault, featuring DJ Orographic (Bridge Club, Queerlandia) and occasional special guests (Sappho fills in now and then). Jens Irish serves you happy hour all the livelong night. 7pm-11pm, Vault, 226 NW Twelfth.
Hip Hop Heaven. Bolivia Carmichaels hosts this hip-hop-heavy soiree every Thursday night at CCs. Midnight guest performers and shows. Remember those midnight shows at The City? Bolivia does! 9pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free.
Bi Bar. 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.
Slo Jams is a Queer Modern R&B and Neo Soul Dance Night at Local Lounge. DJ II TRILL (TWERK) and DJ MEXXX-TAPE lay down everything from Mary J // Jagged Edge // Keyshia to Badu // Lauryn, etc. 10pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $5.
Hot Flash: Inferno. (Second and Fourth Saturdays) In the heart of Portland is where the women are—dancing the night away and burning up dance floors the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at Trio. Welcoming all women, queers, and their allies. DJ Lauren joins Wildfire, and this night features dancers from up and down the I-5 corridor. 6pm-10pm, Trio, 909 E. Burnside.
Mrs.: The queen of theme welcomes its new hostess, Kaj-Anne Pepper! Okay, she’s not new anymore. But we love her so. And dynamic DJ duo Beyondadoubt and Ill Camino. Costumes, photo booths, all the hits. Lots of ladies, very queer. 10pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi. $5.
Comedy at Crush: Our own Belinda Carroll and a slew of locals rustle up some funny. Special guests, and Crush’s signature cocktail and food menus. Donations, sliding scale. (Comics have to eat and drink, too, so give!) 9pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.
Queens of the Night: Alexis Campbell Starr. That’s all you need to know. But there’s more: She always welcomes a special slew of talented queens for a night that takes Hip-Hop from beginning to end. 8pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. Free.
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. Hint: It’s always the Thursday we go to press. What serendipitous fortune! 10pm, Vault, 226 NW 12th. Free.
Burlescape! Burlesque and boylesque wrapped in a taste of tease! Zora Phoenix, Isaiah Esquire, Tod Alan. (And there’s more than that, kids.) Zora is a treat and a treasure—and so are her shows. Try one out! 9pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. $10. We’re featuring all of Zora’s events online, so get on the net.
Gaycation: DJ Charming always welcomes special guests—and here you’ll find everything lesbian, gay, and in between. Be early so you can actually get a drink. Sweaty deliciousness, hottest babes. THE party. Yes, boys, even you can hit on Mr. Charming. We know you want to. 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $5.
Undergear: Eagle Portland’s monthly underwear, jock, mankini, etc., fetish party every third Saturday.
Free if you arrive before 9pm or if you use free clothes check upon entry after. After 9pm arrivals who do not check clothes must pay $5 entry. Clothes check and raffle prize provided by Cub Cleaners.
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. We promise you you’ll move all night long. 9pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $5.
Turnt Up! is a dance party for queers and queer sentiments. It features a combination of performance, live music and deejays from near and far. This night is for those who want: cosmic level dance music, a place to turn a look and an intimate dance floor to get your flirt on. What you’ll hear: Underground dark disco, house, garage, and techno. Organized by club creatures DJ Sappho and Dillon Martin. 9:30pm, The Liquor Store, 3341 SE Belmont. $5-7.
Blow Pony. Two giant floors. Wide variety of music, plenty of room for dancing. Rowdy, crowdy, sweaty betty, the one tried and true, even after all these years. 9pm, Rotture/Branx, 315 SE Third. $5.
Judy on Duty. Lesbian hardcore. Judys, Judes, and cool-ass freaks. Dance it out. DJ Troubled Youth. Organized by Ana Margarita and Megan Holmes. 10pm, High Mark Water Lounge, 6800 NE MLK.
Sabbathhause Discotheque, gay night is back at Aalto Lounge and it is bigger and more queer than ever before. Featuring some of the best deejays and performers around and hosted by night hawk Chanticleer Tru. 8pm, Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont.
Friday, July 17
Peep Show’s Austin Invasion: It’s time for another amazing show and this time around these kids have two very special guests flying in all the way from Austin, Texas—so prepare to be shocked and amazed by Cupcake and Debbie Penetration as they perform in Portland for the very first time. PLUS! Brand new Peep Show Star Search champion Jeff True Jones will return to dazzle you once more. Add to that many more of your favorite Portland performers, like CJ Mickens, and you have a night of dreams. (PLUS many more of your favorite Portland performers!) 8pm, Analog, 720 SE Hawthorne. $7 GA, $10 reserved seating.
Saturday, July 18
Drag Brunch: It’s been a while, but Valerie DeVille and Nikki Lev are bringing back the Drag Brunch… now at Local Lounge, and now on a Saturday. Think of it as a self-care afternoon of happy eating and drinking with two of the wildest drag talents in town as well as some amazing TBA guests. They’ll start around 1, 1:30ish, depending on the crowd, but everyone will be hanging out from noon on, and playing hot music, and Valerie herself plans to dance until she’s too faded to continue. Local Lounge, 3536 MLK.
Monday, July 20
Would you like to volunteer at this year’s Portland Latino Gay Pride Festival? Want to know more about Portland Latino Gay Pride 2015? Here’s your chance! Appetizers, refreshments, and lots of information and networking will be served up at La Bonita North. 5:30pm-7:30pm, 2710 N Killingsworth.
The days are longer! Summer is here! Get your sweaty, active socializing on. Gay Skate is a joy. Meet queers and mingle with them outside the bar setting—maybe your dream lover will ask you to hold hands during couples’ skate. And there are themes now! Themes! (Check online and Facebook for the latest.) Come dressed to impress and win beautiful prizes, and look for our publisher, who’s always handing out copies of PQ. And, you know, you’ll probably get a date. Every third Monday. Food drive for Take Action Inc. 7pm, Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. $6.
Friday, July 24
Club Kai-Kai: Lifted straight from the event listing (thanks, Buckmaster): “Babies, 4th Friday is upon us, and that means it’s time for a Kai-Kai! If you made it to last month’s debut, you know that this is a sweaty, sexy, drag-a-licious dance party of melted makeup and discarded clothing. If you need a refresher on the premise, here you go: You dance, impromptu drag performances happen while you’re dancing, you may feel a track and jump on stage and perform, and…you kai-kai with that gendernaut grinding up on you. Also, the unofficial theme is MTV Beach House/The Grind circa ’97 (because it’s fucking hot right now, and you should be living). For this month’s Kai-Kai we got some of PNW’s best nightlife professionals to keep you more entertained than a festival goer on ecstasy.” Sound good? Good. 9pm, Lovecraft, 421 SE Grand. $5.
Turnt Up! is a dance party for queers and queer sentiments. It features a combination of performance, live music and deejays from near and far. This night is for those who want: cosmic level dance music, a place to turn a look and an intimate dance floor to get your flirt on. What you’ll hear: Underground dark disco, house, garage, and techno. Organized by club creatures DJ Sappho and Dillon Martin. 9:30pm, The Liquor Store, 3341 SE Belmont. $5-7. Note: This is the very last Turnt Up! And it features Amoania (Seattle) and Chelsea Starr.
Saturday, July 25
Once again, it’s time to announce Portland’s Seventh Annual Women’s 3×3 Basketball Tournament, a Benefit for HRC, Saturday, July 25 at Irving Park. Last year saw 28 teams of women register to play and this year will be just as exciting, surely. Nike is once again the Presenting Sponsor, along with loads of other community businesses and individuals. There will be raffles, prizes (including a trip to Mexico), and everything you could dream of. There’s a three-point shooting contest, a “spirit award,” and four brackets in which to compete. Competitive: if you want the challenge of playing against the better teams and want more competition; Recreational 30 and under: if you are just playing for fun, want to support equality, have a good time with friends and you are 30 years or under; Recreational 30-40, if you are just playing for fun, want to support equality, have a good time with friends and you are between 30-40. Recreational 40 and over: if you are just playing for fun, want to support equality, have a good time with friends and you are 40 and over. Irving Park, NE Seventh and NE Fremont. http:// hrc.org/pdxbasketball.com.
Also on tap for HRC: their annual Gala. The Portland Gala is an unforgettable night under the stars on the breathtaking lawns of the Lewis and Clark Estate Gardens. The gala attracts some of HRC’s most active supporters and allies, as well as business leaders, elected officials, and entertainers. They invite you to be a part of the event as they celebrate this critical and exciting moment in the history of LGBTQ equality. Tickets on sale now. VIP Reception, 5pm-6pm; gala dinner and auction, 6pm-10pm. Ticket info: https://boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=299093.
That evening, Blow Pony gets a special shout-out for booking one of our favorites, Shitney Houston. Two giant floors. Wide variety of music, plenty of room for dancing. Rowdy, crowdy, sweaty betty, the one tried and true, after all these years. 9pm, Rotture/Branx, 315 SE Third. $5
Sunday, July 26
This is one of my favorite events every single year—Bat ‘N Rouge! It’s a no-holds-barred queer softball tournament showdown. Bring the whole family and come cheer on your favorite team alongside dancers, a band, cheerleaders, and ridiculous antics. Park admission-suggested donation ($5), beer and vodka garden ($20), a fundraiser for AIDS Walk Portland. Teams: The Golden Girls (drag queens) vs. Baywatch (speedo-clad men) vs. Orange is the New Black (sexy ladies) vs. The Big Bang Theory (cutie nerds). 11am-4pm, Erv Lind Stadium, 1120 SW Fifth.
Saturday, August 8
Tribal: The Oregon State Leather victory party. You are invited to the sixth annual victory celebration for Mr. and Ms. Oregon State Leather, Oregon State Bootblack, and Oregon Puppy 2015! This is a time to gear up and rub…shoulders…with your local leather tribe and fellow kinksters. Snacks will be provided and the incredibly hot staff of the Eagle Portland will be mixing up your favorite drinks. There is no cover (21+ w/ID) and all are welcome. The event is hosted by its creator, Dominic Chevalier, American Leatherman 2014, and Eagle PDX. 9:30pm, 835 N. Lombard.
Sunday, August 9
Superstar Divas—Honey Bea’s Birthday Edition. Bolivia Carmichaels, Honey Bea Hart, Topaz Crawford, Isaiah Tillman, and guest stars perform your favorite pop, Broadway, R&B, rock, and country hits, and the Queen of Mean will ensure the night is filled with evil and shaaaaade. 8pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free!