Monday, October 19
This and EVERY third Monday: Gay Skate kicks off your Halloween to-boo list. Gay Skate is a joy. Meet queers and mingle with them outside the bar setting—maybe your dre
am lover will ask you to hold hands during couples’ skate. And there are themes now! Themes! This October’s theme is HALLOWEEN, and you can interpret that however the hell you’d like to. So bring it! Come dressed to impress and wine 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. 7 p.m., Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. $6.
Thursday, October 22
Pop Rocks! Each Thursday, beginning with this official launch, 80s music aficionado DJ Matt Consola (Bearracuda) is hosting a very special 80s anthem night at Euphoria Nightclub. The space will be enhanced with an 80s theme featuring dancers, games and an official Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Table, visuals, rad 80s movies, drink specials, a photo booth, coat check and special guest DJs. For this debut launch, veteran New York disco DJ Peter Calandra will open with an exciting set. Together they’ll create a dual force of 80s magic that will span multiple dance genres from that decade including 80s party anthems, 80s EuroDisco, 80s ItaloDisco and 80s Dark Wave. Their vast collection of import and domestic 80s tunes will be put to great use on this evening. As this is a week before Halloween, expect a Michael Meyers movie marathon on the movie wall. And dressing in your fa
vorite 80s attire is strongly suggested, but not required. But all the cool kids will be doing it, so there’s that. 10 p.m., Euphoria, 315 SE 3. No cover.
Saturday, October 31
Club Destiny presents: Bridge to Hell featuring Eli Escobar. Deejays Hold My Hand, Troubled Youth, and
Buckmaster are joined by Eli Escobar: New York’s house and disco evangelist Eli Escobar has been a familiar face on the city’s scene for the last two decades. Whether tearing it up at clubs across the capital (and beyond) or throwing down super-charged disco bombs on labels like Nervous and Strictly Rhythm, Escobar rarely steps out of his four-four beat. As one third of the Tiki Disco parties in Bushwick, as well as running his own Night People label, Escobar has been putting his own twist on the city’s house and disco soundtrack, joining the dots between yesterday’s golden era classics and today’s club anthems. Bridge Club + Destiny at Dynasty + NYC = Halloween win. Plus: Shitney Houston, Chanti Darling, Stacy Stl Lisa, and many more. Do not miss this! 8PM, White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8. $10.
Dance It Out
Drag Brunch: Testify at Stag with Alexis Campbell Starr. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Sunday, Ms. Starr brings you the city’s hottest drag performers, drink specials (5 for $5 mimosas, $5 American Harvest Bloody Marys), and tasty brunch—all in the city’s hottest new bar. Be there promptly at 11, children. Ms. Starr demands it; and she brings so many guests. Stag, 317 NW Broadway.
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. 2 p.m.-7 p.m., Euphoria, 315 SE Third. 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. Check out the newest and freshest Diva hits, plus a variety of diverse talent. 8 p.m., 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 live long night. 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Vault, 226 NW 12.
Amateur night at Stag PDX, though they won’t look like amateurs, trust. Hosted by Godiva Devyne, come gawk at the pretty dancers. And talk some shit with the Devyne Ms. G. 9 p.m., Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway.
Hip Hop Heaven. Bolivia Carmichaels hosts this hip-hop-heavy soiree night every Thursday night at CCs. Midnight guest performers and shows. Remember those midnight shows at The City? Bolivia does! 9 p.m., CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free.
Sugar Town. DJ Action Slacks. Keywords: Soul, polyester. Great place to find the ladies, to mingle, to get your groove on. 9 p.m., The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42. $5.
Bi Bar—every second Tuesday at Crush, and it’s an open, bi-affirming space for music and mingling. Correction: Bi/Pan/Fluid/Queer. 8 p.m., Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.
Slo Jams is a Queer Modern R&B & 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. 10 p.m., 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. 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Trio, 909 E. Burnside.
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!) 9 p.m., 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. 8 p.m., 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! 10 p.m., Vault, 226 NW 12. Free.
Burlescape! Burlesque & 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! 9 p.m., 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. 9 p.m., Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $5.
Undergear: Eagle Portland’s monthly underwear, jock, mankini, etc., fetish party every third Saturday.
Free if you arrive before 9 p.m. or if you use free clothes check upon entry after. After 9 p.m. arrivals who do not check clothes must pay $5 entry. Clothes check and raffle prize provided by Cub Cleaners. Eagle Portland, 835 N. Lombard.
Twerk. (Twerk has moved venues!) 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. 10 p.m., Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth. $5.
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. 9 p.m., Euphoria, 315 SE 3. $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. 10 p.m., 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. 8 p.m., Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont.
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Thursday, October 15
PQ Monthly Press Party. Mix and mingle with the makers of and the writers from your favorite queer newsmagazine. Come join us in celebrating the October edition of PQ Monthly, fresh off the presses, while enjoying the ample charms of one of our favorite new hot clubs, Stag. If you’ve never been (or even if you have!), here’s your chance to check out the lovely, lodge-styled environs, grab a drink, mingle with friends and make new ones. Good times all around. 5 p.m., Portland Mercado, 7239 SE Foster. Free, as always.
About this month’s press party: This month the PQ Monthly Press Party will be joining the Portland Mercado celebrating Hispanic Heritage month and the grand opening of “El Espiritu del Emprendedor”, an exhibit highlighting Latino culture through entrepreneurship in our region. The exhibition dates back to the 1800s, well before the census data recognized Latinos as an important piece of the cultural and business landscape in Oregon.
Saturday, October 17
Lumbertwink returns! It’s hard to believe it’s nearly time to begin thinking about Halloween, but it absolutely is. And here: Lumbertwinks! We are finally back for our Fall party in Portland at Funhouse Lounge. Sport some wood at Lumbertwink and get dressed up in plaid or full Halloween costume. Deejay Freddy King of Pants (SEA) and Bridge Club and Polari’s Pocket Rock-It. 9 p.m., Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE Eleventh.
Stranger Disco: Four of your favorites team up at one of your favorites. As summer wanes, you’ll enjoy Vendetta’s gorgeous patio one last time. (Oh, who are we kidding, we’ll be there all winter.) Regardless: come dance to the queerest tunes this side of the Mississippi. Stormy Roxx, Sapho, Vera Rubin, and Roy G Biv will make you move on the makeshift dance floor. There will be atmospherics, soundscapes, visuals, lights, and, of course, the best vibes around (that’s where you come in). Be nice to Vendetta’s neighbors, queers, we’d all like to keep having parties there. 9 p.m., Vendetta, 4306 N Williams. $5. Hi art, hi fashion, hello queers.
Sunday, October 18-Monday, October 19
A staged reading of a new work by PDX playwright Leela Ginelle, “The Queers” is a darkly comedic farce about the struggle of being trans in a transphobic society. Featuring: Alfie Padilla, Joli St. Patrick, Bryony Nesbitt, Kaj Jensen, Sarah Yeakel, Sunsong Firedancer, Sami Jensen, Doc Luben; directed by Sarah Gehring, and presented with generous support from Ronni Lacroute and Portland Playhouse. 8 p.m., Portland Playhouse, 602 NE Prescott.
Friday, October 23
Club Kai-Kai: Give me a beat; 5,4,3,2,1…It’s Club Kai-Kai time! Here’s the deal/plan/agenda/lunch-lady special: Dancing, heaving breathing, sweating, and impromptu drag performances by the Kweens/Kings of the night, and most importantly YOU (get up on that stage, feel the fuck out of that floor, let your inner-self feel and serve whatever-the-fuck it is you want to serve and feel)! This is a house-party, drag on acid, circuit-party-goth-90s-where’s-my-drink-kween scenario. This month they have a Canadian takeover with two Vancouver supermodels, a PDX housewife and the homewrecker that ruined said housewives life, and a DJ from a club on a bridge that’s totes gay; to keep your body moving like a ZUMBA class on steroids taught by Richard Simmons dressed as Lady Bunny. 9 p.m., Lovecraft, 421 SE Grand.
Saturday, October 24
Blow Pony’s Eighth Annual Homoween! Featuring Zebra Katz (first time in our fair city) & Gula’s House of Whores, hosted by Dieana Dae, a slew of beloved deejays, and all the filthy queer fun you’ve come to know and love. This party demands you get your swamp witch glamour on. 9 p.m., Euphoria, 314 SE 3. $7 before 10 p.m., $10 after.
Thursday, October 29
“The Rocky Horror Pastie Show”: Miss Kennedy’s Theater of Burlesque brings back its fifth-annual nod to Rocky Horry to the historic Star Theater Portland. This epic program has become a tradition among Rocky Horror and burlesque fans alike. In case you missed them before and especially if you didn’t, you’ll truly be shivering with anticipation as they bring you a live stage adaptation of Rocky Horror with a little less dialogue and a LOT more T&A. Featuring: Grant Frey as Brad, Lovie Lane as Janet,
Zora Phoenix as Frank-N-Furter, Tod Alan as Rocky, Sofia Flash as Magenta, MissAlex Kennedy as Columbia, Johnny Nuriel as Riff Raff, Lily Le Fauve as Dr. Scott, Dee Dee Pepper as Eddie, and
Nina Nightshade as Trixie. And be sure to swing by Hollywood Vintage to pick up your fishnets, pearls, and platforms so you can walk away with some fancy prizes from our Rocky Horror costume contest. 8PM, Star Theater, 13 NW 6. $15 advance, $20 at the door, $25 VIP.
Queer Horror: Nocturnal Submissions. The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR crawls out of the crypt for Halloween with a new short film night. This holiday special is programmed through an open call for entries from filmmakers of all calibers. Carla Rossi–your hostess with the grossest–has a craving for more viewer-made content from our community–not just gritty, gory, and gay shorts, but sexy, scary, and stupid ones too! Grab a camera or a phone and let your nightmares loose–just nothing X-Rated (keep it hard R, please) and no real-life blood or violence. QUEER HORROR: NOCTURNAL SUBMISSIONS is coming to get you. Consider it a Shorty Shorts preview. 9:30PM, Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy. $8.
Saturday, October 31
Q Center Spooktacular: Fun for the whole family. Q Center invites all LGBTQ families and allies to their annual Halloween celebration. There will be food, fun, games, crafts, storytelling, and much more. Come one, come all! 2PM-4PM, Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.
Sunday, November 15
This! This! This! Miss Coco Peru: Coco’s Guide to a Somewhat Happy Life. Ever since becoming a YouTube sensation Coco Peru has been inundated with emails from people of all ages asking her the same question, “Coco, what is the secret to a happy life?” So, being the giver that she is, Coco wrote a new show A GENTLE REMINDER – COCO’S GUIDE TO A SOMEWHAT HAPPY LIFE where, through story and song, Coco shares with her audience a step by step guide that leaves you prepared to enter the world again ready to create your very own “somewhat” happy life. Why just a “somewhat” happy life? Well, let’s face it, you wouldn’t want to be happy all of the time because, always remember, “happy” people make such a racket. Hosted by Carla Rossi. 7 p.m., Euphoria, 315 SE 3. $20 advance, $35 VIP.