Wednesday weekend forecast

by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly


Get your Bhangra on with DJ Anjali and the Incredible kid, Friday night at Al's Den. Photo from


Thursday, July 26

Gay & Grey 4th Thursday Social. 4-6:00 p.m., Embers, 110 NW Broadway, 21+.

Q Center hosts a screening of “Live Free or Die,” a documentary telling the story of Bishop Gene Robinson, the first out gay man to be elevated to such a leadership role, and the challenges he faced in occupying his office. 7:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, free and open to the public.

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


Friday, July 27

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,

PQ Monthly and Capitol Pride present Cruise-In at Southside Speakeasy. Drive in, ride in, bike in, run in… just come in to help raise funds for Capitol Pride! 7:00 p.m., Southside Speakeasy, 3529 Fairview Industrial Drive Southeast, Salem, 21+, $5 cover.

Pivot hosts Film Friday. This week’s film: Captain America (2011). 5:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th,

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

Apocalysp! is a dirty rock ‘n’ roll queer night for the punk rock fag in everyone, with DJ Weinerslav! 9:00 p.m., The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, no cover!

Sausage Fest! 9:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+.

The Oregon Bears migrate to Embers for the Double X Dance, the scruffiest night in town! 9:00 p.m., Embers Avenue, 110 NW Broadway, 21+.

DJ Anjali & the Incredible Kid spin some Bollywood goodness in Al’s Den. 10:30 p.m., Al’s Den at the Crystal Hotel, 303 SW 12th, 21+, free!


Saturday, July 28

HRC Portland’s 4th Annual Women’s 3×3 Basketball Tournament! Bring a picnic and ogle the cuties as they battle it out! 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Irving Park, NE 7th and Fremont, $20/individual, $80/team,

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,

QPoP! (Queer Parents of Portland), a monthly social and support group for queer parents across the spectrum, meets to embrace community and provide the support of other queer parents. It is also an opportunity for our young ones to meet other young ones and play. Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring snacks to share. 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.

55+/- is a lesbian social group made up of mature women who just want to have fun and network! 12:30 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information email

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,

Ladies! INFERNO’s DJs Wildfire and D-Zel turn up the heat at the hottest evening dance party on the West Coast! 6:00 p.m., DIRTY Nightclub, 35 NW 3rd, $8 cover, 21+,

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 29

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,

Got Pride? Capitol Forum Show benefiting Capitol Pride. 6:00 p.m., Southside Speakeasy, 3529 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, 21+, no cover!

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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