By Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Please forgive the tardiness of this Wednesday Weekend Forecast. See, I got married last weekend. And we’re not rich, so it was very DIY. Which means I was flustered with all sorts of wedding details last week, and by the time the wedding was over, I was so knackered (I have always wanted to use that word) that I basically floated through the next day and found myself at the coast, on my honeymoon, with no WiFi, and no Wednesday Weekend Forecast ready to go. Never fear, I have found a trickle of internet out here in the wilderness, but only because the weekend is coming and it is my duty to give you the forecast.
Thursday, August 16
Go behind the scenes of the Milagro Theatre at PQ Monthly’s August Press Party while sipping a watermelon-infused PQ Sandía Sangría and flipping through the newest issue of PQ. Milagro will bring the drama with a prop-filled photobooth and a secret backstage tour. 5-8:00 p.m., Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark, All ages!
Friday, August 17
Portland Gay Men’s Chorus GaYrage Sale! Come check out what goodies PGMC members donated for your pleasure. Top quality…bottom prices! 4-10:00 p.m., 6806 N Williams, pdxgmc.org.
PDX A Go-Go: Making Waves Up North record release party, featuring Susan SurfTone, The Del-Rods, Wave Sauce and The Outer Space Heaters. 7:00 p.m., Duff’s Garage, 1635 SE 7th, 21+, susansurftone.com.
Pussy Riot Verdict and Solidarity Reading. The Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, faces a verdict in their trial. Three members of the band have been imprisoned since February for a 30-second performance against Putin. Come together as a community to exercise our rights of feminist punk free speech and creative action. 8:30 p.m., Record Room, 8 NE Killingsworth, 21+.
HomoDeluxe is back, with rad music, fancy cocktails, and everyone you want to know. Featuring the DJ stylings of Roy G. Biv and Mr. Charming. 10:00 p.m., Saucebox, 214 SW Broadway, 21+.
Saturday, August 18
Join the Portland Frontrunners for their weekly Waterfront Run. Meet underneath the Marquam Bridge on the Eastbank Esplanade. 9:00 a.m., SE Main and Water Street, portlandfrontrunners.org.
Daddies and Papas, a monthly group for gay, bisexual, and trans men raising young children; allows kids and dads to socialize, enjoy a good meal, and have some fun. 10:00 a.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Lovin': A Garden Party to benefit Pride Northwest. Join Pride Northwest for a fun afternoon of friends, food, and drink, overlooking the majestic Columbia. 3:00 p.m., 1501 N Hayden Island Dr., #25, pridenw.org.
Portland Leather Affinity Group Meeting. 3-5:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.
The Tranz Guyz discussion group addresses topics like coming out, hormones, “passing,” dating and relationships, family issues, and sex. 6:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.
Alder Street Hoedown! Slip on your boots for a fabulous LGBTQ country dance. 8:00 p.m. lessons, 9:00 p.m. dance, PPAA, 618 SE Alder, $7 dance only, $10 dance and lessons, facebook.com/alderstreethoedown.
Why don’t you take a Gaycation? Think hot, sweaty, queer love on the dance floor (with resident DJs Mr. Charming and Snowtiger). 9:00 p.m., Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 21+, $3 cover.
Bear Beer Bust. 9:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, oregonbears.org.
Sunday, August 19
Manifest Men’s Wellness Community presents the Wanderlust Fitness Cycling Group. Explore Portland in this weekly fitness ride for men looking for a moderate workout. 4:30 p.m., Meet at Whole Foods at NE 15th and Fremont, $3-15 non-Manifest members, manifestpdx.org.
Superstar Divas Megashow. Honey Bea Hart, Bolivia Carmichaels, and Ginger Lee bring you diva realness every Sunday night! 8:00 p.m., CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis, 21+, no cover, ccslaughterspdx.com/divas.