by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Well, it’s Labor Day weekend and Burning Man, which means that our usually-bustling little town gets eerily quiet as we all try to find some sort of nature-ey goodness to roll around in before the rain comes back. Thankfully, some people are staying home for the weekend, and that means there are still some utterly fabulous activities to partake in. What will you be doing this weekend?
Thursday, August 30
AIDS Walk Portland presents a DJ Spin-Off and Nike Fashion Show! PQ’s fearless leader, Melanie Davis, struts the catwalk in Nike Active Wear as DJs battle it out to see who will be the official AIDS Walk Portland DJ. 7:30 p.m., Society PDX, 204 SW Yamhill, 21+, $5 (includes your first Absolut cocktail), more info on the Facebook event page.
Friday, August 31
Pivot hosts Film Friday, a weekly movie night with “family.” This week’s film: The Iron Lady (2011). 7:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th, pivotpdx.org.
Washington United for Marriage presents the Ultimate Lip Sync Queen of the Night Benefit. Watch drag queens battle it out, head-to-head, to benefit Washington’s fight for marriage equality. 7:00 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles, 107 E 7th St., Vancouver, 21+, $10 cover, more info on the Facebook event page.
The Oregon Bears present the Franks n Beans Strip Show! 9:00 p.m., Crush, 1400 SE Morrison, 21+, oregonbears.org.
Apocalysp!, a dirty rock ‘n’ roll queer night for the punk rock fag in everyone, rocks out with its DJ Weinerslav out! 9:00 p.m., The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, no cover!
Saturday, September 1
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.
Slinger of soul, DJ Action Slacks brings out the shimmy with Sugar Town! featuring the swingingest, springingest soul music. 8:00 p.m., The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, 21+, $5 cover.
Maricon dance night, for homos and their homeys. 10:00 p.m., Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, facebook.com/maricon.saturday.
Sunday, September 2
Bridge Club, Oregon’s T-Dance, is the best place to scope out the cuties in the light of day. 3-9:00 p.m., Produce Row Cafe, 204 SE Oak, facebook.com/bridge.clubpdx.
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.
Darcelle XV presents the LaFemme Magnifique International Pageant 2012! Featuring La Feme Magnifique Plus 2011, Athena Kiss, and La Femme Magnifique International 2011, Lady Chablis. 5:00 p.m., Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, $35 tickets, for contestant information or tickets, call 503-222-3558 or visit lafemmemagnifiquepageant.com.
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.
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 site. If you want to be included in our print edition of the calendar, send an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I make no guarantees that I will list your event in the print edition, but I will do my best.