Compiled by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
Sunday evening, brand spanking new Portlander k.d. lang saunters and swaggers all over the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater stage for what is always guaranteed to be… a really big show. As a kid, I still clearly remember witnessing k.d. strut and swing in the Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, and while I initially thought k.d. might have been Pee-Wee in drag (no lie… I was a kid, and she was Canadian… I honestly didn’t know who she was) once I figured out she was a real person oozing with talent, I was hooked.
I have this theory that… you know… I’ll share that theory with you at another time. This is the “Wednesday weekend forecast,” not “Aimee has a theory.” I hope to see you at the zoo on Sunday!
Thursday, June 28
Gay & Grey Fourth Thursday Social. 4:00 p.m., Rainbow Room Lounge, 219 NW Davis, call 503-224-2640 for more information.
Join the Democratic Party of Oregon for the 3rd Annual GLBT Caucus Party on the 43rd anniversary of Stonewall! 5:00 p.m., Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison, 21+, dpo.org/stonewall2012.
To Your Health Launch Party. Basic Rights Oregon partners with TransActive to present their latest program, “In a Bind.” 6-9:00 p.m., Hamburger Mary’s, 19 NW 5th, basicrights.org.
Friday, June 29
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, smyrc.org.
MTF Peer Support Group. 7-9:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail [email protected].
Saturday, June 30
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.
Are you ready for some (women’s) football? The Portland Shockwave enters the first round of the IWFL playoffs against the California Quake. 6:00 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 NW 229th, Hillsboro, $5-10, portlandshockwave.com.
“Back to the Garden” EcoBall! As part of the EcoSex Symposium, “remove the fig leaf and reclaim your innocence.” Does this mean that it’s a naked ball? Well, “gala” ball, not… well, nevermind. I think you get the hint. Visit the link for all of the information you’ll need! 7:30 p.m., PSU University Place Conference Center, 310 SW Lincoln, #30, ecosex.org.
Revolution Saturdays! CC’s sets out to prove that the revolution WILL have a beat you can dance to. 9:00 p.m., CC Slaughter’s, 219 NW Davis, 21+, No cover!
Sunday, July 1
Bridge Club, Oregon’s T-Dance, is 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.
Manifest Men’s Wellness Community Wanderlust Fitness Cycling Group. Explore Portland in this 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.
k.d. Lang abd the Sis Boom Bang! 7:00 p.m., Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Road, $40-60, oregonzoo.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.
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