Wednesday Weekend Forecast

by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly



Friday, July 13

Drop-In at SMYRC. LGBTQ youth are welcome to come hang out, play games, eat food, and meet cool people. 4-9:00 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy #100,

Pivot hosts Film Friday. This week’s film: The Blind Side (2009). 5:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th,

Dirty Queer x-rated open mic for erotic entertainers of all sorts. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you have no idea what you’re missing. 6:30-8:30 p.m., In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth, 18+, $1-$5 suggested donation,

MTF Peer Support Group. 7-9:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail

▼BENT▼ With your dance floor hero, resident DJ Roy G. Biv, and with special guests (as always). 9:00 p.m., The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, $5,

Hotter Than July dance party! Basic Rights Oregon’s Racial Justice Program throws a dance party for queer and trans people of color (and family and friends). 9:00 p.m., Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison, 21+, $5 cover,


Saturday, July 14

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,

Storytime with Maria. Youth Librarian Maria Lowe reads stories, sings songs and engages the children of LGBTQ families with activities for every age. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi.

Mississippi Street Fair! The crowds pack Mississippi for food, drinks, and a street fair like no other! 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., N. Mississippi Ave.,

Drop-In at SMYRC. LGBTQ youth are welcome to come hang out, play games, eat food, and meet cool people. 4-9:00 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy #100,

Sam & Bob’s Summer Solstice Party. “A study in debauchery,” Sam & Bob’s annual summer party is legendary. 6:00 p.m., pre-registration required at

Riot Grrl Karaoke! Live bands play riot grrl jamz as you take the lead (and the mic). KJs Freddie Fagula and Slutshine keep your teenage hearts burning all night! 8:00 p.m., Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, $5.

MRS. is Portland’s favorite themed (and costumed) dance night. Check out their Facebook group for this month’s theme, then dance it out with your ever-lovin DJs Beyondadoubt, Il Camino, and Trans Fat (with the ever popular Bloodhound photobooth). 10:00 p.m., Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 21+, $5,

Revolution Saturdays! CC’s sets out to prove that the revolution WILL have a beat you can dance to. 9:00 p.m., CC Slaughter’s, 219 NW Davis, 21+, No cover!


Sunday, July 15

Manifest Men’s Wellness Community Wanderlust Fitness Cycling Group. Explore Portland in this 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,

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.

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,


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