by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
PQ kicks off the weekend with our October issue, hot off the presses! Will we see you at Funhouse Lounge? Hm? More importantly, I recently discovered an amazing event (new to me?) that mixes spooky goth music and… bingo? Yep, Sloan’s hosts Witching Hour, featuring Grandpa Radio’s Haunted Bingo Parlor (and if “Grandpa Radio” is who I think it is, I may have to find a sitter). Don’t forget BMP/GRND, spinning major love for the ’90s, with prizes for the best ’90s-style dressed.
If you’re not into bingo dykes, might I suggest something completely different? The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus presents their biannual favorite concert, Classical Matinee… and when has the Gay Men’s Chorus let you down?
Thursday, October 18
Of course, you won’t want to miss the PQ October Press Party! Get the first look at the October/November issue and rub elbows with Portland’s “power gays.” 5-7:00 p.m., Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th, 21+, Facebook event info.
Austin Unbound Screening and Fundraiser. Join Byrony Blaze and Tyler Tweedy in a fundraiser for Tyler’s gender confirming surgery, featuring performances by Kitty Morena Montenegro, Asia Ho Jackson, Moonshine, Belinda Carroll, CoG, and Kaj-anne Pepper! 7:00 p.m., Clinton St. Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, 21+, $8-10 sliding scale donation.
Friday, October 19
BMP/GRND: Halloween Edition is a queer ’90s dance party with DJs Kasio and Rhienna. Come dressed in your best ’90s costume! 9:00 p.m., Branx/Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 21+, $5 after 10:00 p.m., facebook.com/BMPGRND.
Spookalicious. DJ Aurora spins killer tunes to raise the dead, with ghoulish go-go dancers and a caustic costume contest. Come out for cheap drinks and freakish fun! 9:00 p.m., Crush 1412 SE Morrison, 21+, No cover.
Bring yr body-ody-odies to RUTHLESS, with the [heart]beats of Ill Camino and Bruce LaBruiser. Fierce jams all night. You like to fierce, don’t you? 10:00 p.m., Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK, 21+, $3.
Saturday, October 20
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.
Daddies and Papas–a monthly group for gay, bisexual, and trans men raising young children–allows kids and dads to socialize and have some fun. 10:00 a.m.-Noon, Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information, email [email protected].
Portland Leather Affinity Group Meeting. 3-5:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi.
Need a Gaycation? Shake off the 9-to-5s with hot, sweaty, queer love on the dance floor (with resident DJs Mr. Charming and Snowtiger). This month’s special guest: Orographic! 9:00 p.m., Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 21+, $3 cover, facebook.com/GAYCATION.
Witching Hour, a night of goth music and bingo, encourages you to get your witch on and score big in Grandpa Radio’s Haunted Bingo Parlor. Seriously. 9:00 p.m., Sloan’s, 36 N Russell St., 21+, facebook.com/witchinghourpdx.
DJs ill Camino and Moisti bring you Nuttz 2 Buttz, a new dance party spinning old school booty shake and hip hop vs. 80’s dance and electronic! Trust us, you do not want to miss the booty shaking contest. 9:00 p.m., The Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard, 21+, facebook.com/Nuttz2Buttz.
Sunday, October 21
The Portland Gay Men’s Chorus presents its biannual Classical Matinee. The theme of this year’s concert is Love and Marriage, in solidarity with our neighbors in Washington and their struggle for marriage equality. 3:00 p.m., Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, $17 and up, pdxgmc.org.
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.