PQ September–October 2017 Events Calendar

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Portland Queer Film Festival 2017
From romantic dramas to irreverent erotica to gritty documentaries, Portland Queer Film Festival brings it all for another year of feature, documentary and short queer films from all over the world. Come for a screening or two, or grab a pass and see them all!
Friday, September 29–Thursday, October 5 at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland. All access festival pass $75, general admission tickets $10 per screening in advance or at the door. More info at http://www.pdxqueerfilm.com.

Pride Northwest 2017 National Coming Out Day (NCOD)
Come out (pun intended) and join Pride Northwest as we celebrate National Coming Out Day! We will have a Coming Out photo booth, stories, games, food, and music. Invite your friends and bring the whole family to celebrate our community!
Wednesday, October 11, 6–9 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Free admission, all ages event. More info at http://bit.ly/2xaZhCh.

Community Events

Every Worker Needs A Home
Join the Community Alliance of Tenants and the Burgerville Workers Union for a day of action to support workers and achieving their cost of living. Meet at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30 to prepare. At 6, we will march to the MLK Burgerville location and picket for better wages.
Saturday, September 23, 5:30–8 pm at Burgerville, 1135 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland. More info at http://bit.ly/2jH4KxR.

Tender Table: Ratnanjali Adhar & Rachelle Dixon
Tender Table is a storytelling platform featuring women of color and gender nonconforming people of color and their stories about food, family, and identity. Join us this month for stories and food by Ratnanjali Adhar and Rachelle Dixon.
Saturday, September 23, 7–9 pm at Regional Arts & Culture Council, 411 NW Park Ave, Ste 101, Portland. $5–10 sliding scale at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. More info at http://bit.ly/2jlPQNb.

We Read Feminist Comics: Black Panther: World Of Wakanda
Roxanne Gay! Ta-Nehisi Coates! Lady warriors! What more could you want? Join us for a discussion of Black Panther: World Of Wakanda. (All genders welcome.)
Sunday, September 24, 12–3 pm at Books With Pictures, 1100 SE Division St, Portland. Free admission. More info at http://bit.ly/2xeSyJk.

Gender Identity and Expression: Respect, Care and Language
This workshop will be co-presented by Mychel Estevez, an instructor at PSU and UP, and Hannah Stauffer, a Transgender community member. They will discuss how to use inclusive language, common pitfalls, and ways to be sensitive when negotiating and seeking to connect with diverse individuals outside the binary.
Monday, September 25, 6:15–9 pm at The Liquor Store, 3341 SE Belmont St, Portland. Free admission. More info at http://bit.ly/2hbf93E.

10th Annual Red Ribbon Show
Salem’s largest annual HIV/AIDS event promoting HIV prevention, eliminating stigma for those living with it, educating the community on HIV/AIDS services, remembering those lost to the disease and most importantly, fundraising for HIV/AIDS organizations that serve communities across Oregon. The show brings in some of the best drag performers from across the northwest and beyond and features a live and silent auction.
Saturday, September 30, 5–9 pm at Grand Theatre, 191 High St NE, Salem. Tickets $15 at redribbonshow.brownpapertickets.com. More info at http://bit.ly/2w3gEDz.

SHINE with Q: A Brunch Benefit & Celebration
You are our Q Center Family. Let us join together and dare to be powerful and unafraid. Let us SHINE together in our collective brilliance and courage. Join us for a morning of brunch, goodness, love, empowerment, belonging and fun. We will be taking this opportunity to bid Stacey and Justin a fond farewell and update you on programming and what’s next.
Sunday, October 8, 10:30 am–1:30 pm at Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland. Tickets sliding scale $10–100 at http://bit.ly/2f5i2ip.

The Coming Out Monologues
This storytelling event features a unique collection and representation of experiences and coming out stories authored and performed by people in our community who identify as LGBTQIA+. It is a raw, inspiring, transformative and intimate live event. These stories include unique backgrounds and perspectives as well as periods of time—from people who came out this year to yesteryear.
Monday, October 9–Tuesday, October 10, 7–9:30 pm at Fremont Theater, 2393 NE Fremont St, Portland. Tickets $20 at http://bit.ly/2x8T5Ny, $25 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. More info at http://bit.ly/2fgdeKA.

Engaging Men Conference
All are welcome to this conference, which aims to re-examine masculinity to end gender-based violence. Workshops include Patriarchy 101; Parenting Feminist Boys; Relationships and Masculinity; Social Media as a Prevention Tool; Engaging Men Who Have Been Abusive; Intro to Gender-Diversity & Trans Identities; and many more.
Saturday, October 14, 9:30 am–5:15 pm at PCC Cascade Campus, 705 N Killingsworth St, Portland. Tickets sliding scale $7–25 at ywcapdx.org/engaging-men-conference-2017, no one turned away for lack of funds.

2nd Quarterly PDX Trans & Queer Clothing Swap!
We’re excited to announce our second swap! The first event was nothing short of amazing. Thank you all for spreading the word, showing up and sharing the love! And the incredible array of fabulous fashion! We’ll be updating the FAQ based on what we learned from the first event at goo.gl/z6PsN1.
Sunday, October 15, 2–5 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Free admission, all ages event. More info at goo.gl/cqquLC.

Good Times

Fun Home
Winner of five Tony Awards, including 2015’s Best Musical. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, the story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father, and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. It is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.
Saturday, September 16–Sunday, October 22 at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland. Tickets $25–70 at https://www.pcs.org/funhome.

BiWeek Celebration
Join Bi Brigade and BiNet USA for some BiWeek 2017 fun! We will be celebrating our Bisexual+ Community at The Q Center. A great opportunity to gain understanding, create friendships, and expand your network as we share coffee and donuts with members of our local LGBTQ community.
Sunday, September 24, 11 am–5 pm at Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland. Free admission, all ages event. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/2wqxBfv.

Happy Hour with Lesbians of a Certain Age (LOCA)
LOCA is a social organization for lesbians “of a certain age” in the Portland metro area. Mix and mingle, enjoy complimentary snacks and your first drink on us at this happy hour hangout. Learn all about our production of “Fun Home” in a brief presentation by director Chris Coleman and music director Rick Lewis.
Thursday, September 28, 6:30–7:30 pm at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11the Ave, Portland. Free admission. More info at goo.gl/QsFS5P.

Switch. Launch Party 9/29 Queer House Dance (4th Fridays)
Come celebrate the launch party of Portland’s newest queer dance, switch., a new queer dance party hosted at Killingsworth Dynasty on the 4th Friday of every month. Launch party performances and sets by: DJ Don’t, DJ Tank Top, and Diane Rott.
Friday, September 29, 9 pm–2 am at Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth St, Portland. Admission $3 at the door, 21+ only. More info at http://bit.ly/2ykCfZZ.

Open Skate Hang for women, femmes, queer, trans, nb and intersex folk
Open Skate Hang for women, femmes, queer, trans, nb and intersex folk. Last one of the season! Non-judgmental space! There will be two instructors for beginners and learners. This is one of a series of No. events that promote health, well-being and community-building.
Saturday, September 30, 2–5 pm at Pier Park, 10325 N Lombard St, Portland. Free admission. More info at http://bit.ly/2w3lrVN.

Beardlandia 2017: Portland, OR
Join us as we celebrate a big weekend of events and entertainment to showcase all of what Portland has to offer. Beards, cubs, otters, bears, chasers and friends from around the globe! Last year was a giant success and we are working to make 2017’s weekend even bigger and better!
Friday, October 6–Sunday, October 8 at various locations in Portland. More info at beardlandia.com and http://bit.ly/2wCrZtL.

Death of Glitter: The Unholy Masquerade!
Leaves crunch underfoot like broken bones, ghosts dance in the night, and the undead roam the earth…it’s time for the UNHOLY MASQUERADE! Performances by: Anastasia Euthanasia, Marla Darling, Carina Borealis, Darcy Blows, Prince Peanut-Butter, BeElzzaBub Doll, Mars, Peter Pantyhose, Clare, Apparently! Daizelle, and more! Hosted by the wholly unholy Delta Flyer! Come dressed for the masquerade ball!
Saturday, October 7, 9 pm–1 am at Paris Theatre, 6 SW Third Ave, Portland. Admission sliding scale $7–10 at the door, no cover after 11 pm for dance night. 21+ only. More info at http://bit.ly/2xgSMzx.

Bingo with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Join this fun and fabulous group as they lead you in an afternoon game of bingo at Santé Bar. Co-owner, Veronique LaFont will serve up Bloody Marys and Mimosas (two drinks included) alongside a light brunch while you’re entertained by the enthusiastic Sisters. Only 55 tickets available!
Sunday, October 15, 12–3 pm at Santé Bar, 411 NW Park Ave, Portland. Tickets $50 at http://bit.ly/2w3WpWE.

Monthlies and Weeklies

Gay Skate
Come join PQ Monthly for our monthly Gay Skate night. Gay skate happens the 3rd Monday of every month.
Third Mondays, 7–9 pm at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Pkwy, Portland.

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 and open to the public, 21+ only.

Stag Karaoke Mondays
Weekly karaoke night for the queer community.
Mondays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free, 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. No cover.

Dykes on Bikes Bingo Fundraiser
First card free, $3 cards after. Happens the first Tuesday every month.
First Tuesday, 6–8 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland.

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
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, 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.

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.

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. $6 before 10 pm, $10 after; doors at 9 pm. 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. $7 cover, clothes check included.

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.

Have an event you want considered? Submit your events at calendar@pqmonthly.com.