by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Remember when I reminded you to get your tickets to Hawaii for Maui Pride? It’s heere. So if you’re in Maui and reading this… why aren’t you at the beach?! And if you’ve got the means for a last-minute Hawaiian getaway, better plan your trip to Maui Pride right now (the celebration starts Friday… if you do have the means for a last-minute getaway, why not get a couple of extra tickets for a couple of lesbian moms and their adorable 1-year-old?)
For those who can’t leave the continental U.S. on a whim, may I suggest a few activities that are a tad more… local?
Now through October 6
2012 Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival! Visit plgff.org for a full schedule of events and screenings.
Thursday, October 4
Domestic Violence Awareness Month community healing vigil. This event will include a speak out and a candle lighting ceremony. 6-8:00 p.m., Dawson Park, facebook.com/ThePWCL.
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, inotherwords.org.
Paper Cowgrrls: A Crafting Circle for Women! Plan your next project, pack up your tools and materials and join others using paper as a base for art and craft. 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!
Take a trip down to St. John’s for Sweet Tea, a queer night for NoPo homos (and friends). Come check out the new patio area and discuss the future of this popular social event. 9:00 p.m., The Fixin’ To, 8218 N Lombard, 21+, facebook.com/sweetteaportland.
Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6
Astoria Q-Film Weekend! Presented by QFolk, the film weekend features diverse selection of over a dozen films by indie filmmakers, from DIY to big studio. Kala, 1017 Marine Drive, Astoria, get your tickets (and more info) here!
Friday, October 5
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Super!Drag! Darcelle, Poison Waters, and the rest of your favorite queens go superhero-style for Bradley Angle in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 6:30 p.m., Darcelle’s XV, 208 NW 3rd, 21+, $20, bradleyangle.org
NW Dance Project presents NEW NOW OW! Be prepared, be surprised, be amazed and energized by three world premiere dance pieces, from Ihsan Rustem, Gregory Dolbashian, and Alex Soares. 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park, nwdanceproject.org.
Saturday, October 6
The Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present Flip Your Wig! Wear your best wig and come out for cocktails, dancing, and fun! 9:00 p.m., Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK, 21+, $3, portlandsisters.org.
Woo-wooooo! All aboard the soul train to Sugar Town! DJ Action Slacks is pleased to welcome legendary DJ Magic Beans to the swingingest night in town. 9:00 p.m., The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, 21+, $5 cover.
DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid host ANDAZ, a Bhangra/Bollywood dance party! 9:00 p.m., Branx/Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, $7, 21+, theincrediblekid.com.
Maricon, a dance night for homos and their homeys. 10:00 p.m., Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, facebook.com/maricon.saturday.
Sunday, October 7
Bridge Club is Oregon’s T-Dance, and the best place to check out the cuties in the light of day. 3-9:00 p.m., Produce Row Cafe, 204 SE Oak, facebook.com/bridge.clubpdx.
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 [email protected]. I make no guarantees that I will list your event in the print edition, but I will do my best.