Wednesday weekend forecast

by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly


Lo Nuestro Ballet Folklórico was among the performers at the 2011 Latino Gay Pride Festival. Photo by Julie Cortez, El Hispanic News.


Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22

Portland Latino Gay Pride! Join PLGP for ¡Carnaval! All weekend long! For more information, visit


Thursday, July 19

July PQ Press Party. Kick back on Scandals’ new patio with a PQ signature drink, chat with friends and community members, and check out the newest issue of PQ Monthly. DJ ROBB from CC Slaughters will bring the beats while the bar mixes up the PQPress, a pink cocktail perfect for a hot summer day. 5-8:00 p.m., Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 21+, no cover!


Friday, July 20

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,

Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk “fauxmosexual” and general funnyguy) comes to town! 7:30 & 10:00 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 1510 SE 9th, 21+, $20-25.

Portland Latino Gay Pride presents Carnaval Dance Party! Dance the night away with sexy Carnaval style Go-Go Boys and Girls, Latin tunes, and late night surprises. 9:00 p.m., Boxxes, 1025 SW Stark, 21+, $5,

LUMBERTWINK! Attention, NW “beardos” with plaid fantasies, come on out to the Eagle for dancing, drinking, and heavy petting. 9:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, $4 (or $2 if you dress in plaid).

2GAY2FUNCTION (2G2F) is a brand spankin’ new queer dance night, with DJ Slutshine spinning top 40, hip hop, 90s, and riot grrl (that’s my favorite kind of mix). 9:30 p.m., The P Club, 5264 N Lombard, 21+, no cover!

HomoDeluxe has righteous music, fancy drinks, nomz, and plenty of homos for everyone! 10:00 p.m., Saucebox, 214 SW Broadway, 21+.


Saturday, July 21

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,

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.-Noon, Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information, email

Portland Leather Affinity Group meeting. 3-5:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.

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,

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+,

The Witching Hour: Goth Bingo, featuring all queer DJs and bingo callers. 9:00 p.m., Sloan’s, 36 N Russell, 21+, $1-2.


Sunday, July 22

Queer Feminist Theory Reading Group. 4:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail

The Trans-spiritual Gathering offers the transgender/intersexed/queer/two-spirit/gender-queer population and allies an opportunity to enter into dialogue investigating the intersection of gender and spiritual journeys. 4-7:00 p.m., In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth.

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,

Femmes Unite! Meet other queer femmes, talk, eat, organize, relax in the “comfort where we overlap” and find strength in differences. Please bring food you can eat and a bit more to share. 6-8:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.

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,


We want to have our calendar be the most extensive (and accurate) place for you to get information on queer events in town, but we need your help! If you would like to submit an event to our online calendar, you can now do it through this form on our web siteIf you want to be included in our print edition of the calendar, send an e-mail to me at I make no guarantees that I will list your event in the print edition, but I will do my best.