By Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Thursday, April 5
Kick off the weekend early with DIRT BAG! DJs Bruce LaBruiser, Dreamlover, and Gossip Cat spin indie dance pop, electro, house, and remixes for you as you sweat it out on the dance floor. Aw yeah… 10:00 p.m., The Know, 2026 NE Alberta, 21+, No cover!, click here for Facebook event details.
Friday, April 4
Senior Prom! Join Gay & Grey for the annual celebration of Spring and renewal for the silver set and the young at heart. 6:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information call 503-228-4391.
Pivot hosts BLACKBUSTER, a movie night for African American men who love men. Come for the movie, stay for the food, fun, and free HIV testing. This month’s movie: Antwone Fisher (2002). 7:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th, Free!, pivotdx.org.
Homo’s Got Talent queer dance-off competition! Celebrity Judges! Dancing! Unicorns! Glitter! Gay Pirates! 8:00 p.m., The Fez, 316 SW 11th, 21+, $5-10, click here for Facebook event details.
Shake off your weekday blues with DEEP CUTS, self-described as a monthly queer dance party for the music enthusiast. This month’s party features the spinning stylings of DJs Kasio Smashio, Bruce La Bruiser, and Rhienna, along with Tarot readings and the always-popular photo booth with Deya Card. See or be seen, people! 9:00 p.m.-late, Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 21+, $3-5 cover, click here for Facebook event details.
Saturday, April 5
Can’t get enough women’s football? (I know I can’t.) Portland’s other women’s full-contact football team, the Fighting Fillies host the Utah Blitz in their home opener. 5:00 p.m., Milwaukie High School, 11300 SE 23rd Ave., Milwaukie, $5-10, fightingfillies.com.
The women of Gallery Zero present Not Afraid of Beauty, an art show and unconventional fashion show that challenges the viewer to cast aside preconceptions of beauty and explore new possibilities. 6-10:00 p.m., 936 SE 34th Ave., click here for more information.
Slinger of soul, DJ Action Slacks brings out the shimmy with Sugar Town! featuring the swingingest, springingest soul music, with friends from the Emerald City, DJ Nitty Gritty and DJ Gene. 8:00 p.m., The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42nd, 21+, $5 cover, click here for Facebook event details.
Sunday, April 6
BRIDGE CLUB is your Cinco de Mayo hangover cure, with DJs Bruce LaBruiser, Pocket Rock-It, Hold My Hand, Orographic, Huf N’ Stuf, and the Portland debut of Glo-Moe! Who said DJs only come out after the sun goes down? 3-9:00 p.m., Produce Row Cafe, 204 SE Oak, click here for Facebook event details.