Thursday, April 26
Hey, it’s time again for Dining Out for Life! Last year, I spent the day sampling some of Portland’s finest morsels, and a good chunk of the money I threw down on those morsels went directly to some awesome organizations. This year is no different. Visit diningoutforlife.com for a list of participating restaurants.
Friday, April 27
A Class Act: The 18th Annual Benefit for the Bill & Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship Fund of Equity Foundation, featuring Oregon Music Hall of Fame member Norman Sylvester, followed by a reception of decadent desserts and sinful savories. 7:30 p.m., The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, $40, ogalla.org.
APOCALYSP! A recent addition to the Portland queercore/riot grrl dance party scene, Apocalyps promises you’ll sweat your pores dry, thanks to DJs Weinerslav and Pork Belly. 10:00 p.m., The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, No cover!, facebook.com/Apocalysp.
Saturday, April 28
It’s time again for the Cascade Aids Project Annual Art Auction. Since 1990, CAP has hosted this auction to raise money to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide service to those infected or affected by HIV. This year’s event features (in addition to the art) the sultry sounds of Nicole Henry. 6:00 p.m. Patron Dinner, 8:00 p.m. Grand Event, Memorial Coliseum, $100-250, capartauction.org.
The Living Room, a safe haven for GLBTQQ youth in Clackamas County, presents an Alternative Prom for youth aged 14-20. It’s a Gothic Masquerade, with snacks, dancing, and a special performance by Nonsense Dance Company. 7:00 p.m., Clackamas Community College, Gregory Forum, for more information visit thelivingroomyouth.org.
Ladies! INFERNO’s DJs Wildfire and D-Zel turn up the heat at the hottest evening dance party on the West Coast! 6:00 p.m., DIRTY Nightclub, 35 NW 3rd, $8 cover, 21+, infernodances.com.
Sunday, April 29
Q Center and Portland Playhouse present Face2Face Community Dialogue: Race & Sexuality. A talkback following a performance of The Brother/Sister plays. 2:00 p.m., The Old Church, 602 NE Prescott, $21, pdxqcenter.org.