Wednesday weekend forecast

by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly


Get your peacock on this Sunday, at Peacock After Dark!


Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9

Oregon Coast Pride! Join the gays of the coast for an Inferno dance, stand-up comedy, drag shows, Flamingo Bingo, makeovers, prizes, live music and DJs, and family fun. Centrally located in Lincoln City to bridge the coastal LGBTQ communities. For more information visit


Thursday, September 6

Join photographer Wayne Bund for the opening of Mimesis: Fantasy Revealed, an exhibit documenting the role of fantasy in queer peoples’ lives. 6-9:00 p.m., Cock Gallery, 625 NW Everett, exhibit is on display through September 29.

Queer Polyamory Discussion Group. Whether you have been practicing ethical sluttery for years, or are just starting to think about it, you are welcome to join in on the discussion. 6:30-8:30 p.m., In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth.

Paper Cowgrrls: A Crafting Circle for Women. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, $5 suggested donation.

First Thursdays mean DIRT BAG wants to punch you in the face (in the form of a queer, indie dance pop, electro, house, remix jams party). With DJs Bruce LaBruiser and Ill Camino! 9:00 p.m., The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 21+, No cover!

Karaoke Burlesque Lucky 13: The Time of the Season for Loving! Hot performers of many genders and sizes, YOU singing your heart out and Nikki’s Spanking Lounge should help make THIS the sexiest night of the summer! 9:00 p.m., Hamburger Mary’s, 19 NW 5th, 21+, No cover!


Friday, September 7

The Not Enough! Queer Music and Art Festival is dedicated to showcasing new music and art collaborations. $7-10 sliding scale, under 18 is free. Please note that this event is cash only. For more information, visit (This event continues on September 8.

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. Come on out for a weekly movie night with “family.” 7:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th,


Saturday, September 8

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.

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,


Sunday, September 9

Butch Crew PDX social group. Come and join other butches for bonding and conversation. 3-5:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, For more information, email

5th Annual Peacock After Dark! This signature event was highly acclaimed in its first four years and promises to be even more lavish in its fifth installment. Attendees at last year’s Peacock After Dark were thrilled by the level of talent and glamour brought to the stage by a widely diverse cast. This year’s show will once again feature the most elite entertainers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 7:00 p.m., PCPA, 1111 SW Broadway, $30,

Bear Paw Bust. 4-7:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+,

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,

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.