Wednesday weekend forecast: seniors gone wild!

By Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly


George Takei is redefining what it is to be a gay senior. Photo by Flickr user Zesmerelda.


First, dear readers, I would like to thank you for your patience. This “mom brain” thing is serious business. That being said, last week’s post alluded to a “Senior Prom.” Uh… sorry. It’s this Friday. Where is my mind? Yes, the Gay & Grey expo is this weekend, and that means that it’s time for Portland’s gay seniors to get out and mingle. (And if you still want to shimmy after the “Senior Prom” ends Friday night, I suggest heading down to BENT to get a little rowdy.)


Thursday, May 10

From Place to Place Documentary Screening and LGBTQ Foster Care Panel. Join Boys & Girls Aid in honoring Foster Care Awareness Month. 6:30 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information or to RSVP, contact Boys & Girls Aid at 503-542-2301 or


Friday, May 11

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.

Dirty Queer is your friendly local x-rated open mic for erotic entertainers of all sorts. If you haven’t experienced it yet, you have no idea what you’re missing. 6:30-8:30 p.m., In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth, 18+, $1-$5 suggested donation,

Drag Night at SMYRC. Open to all youth 12-23 who identify as LGBTQ or queer. 7:30 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy, Suite 100,

▼BENT▼ With your dance floor hero, Resident DJ Roy G. Biv, and with special guests (as always). 9:00 p.m., The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, $5,


Saturday, May 12

The 4th Annual Gay & Grey Expo. If you’re an older adult LGBT individual (or ally) seeking information about gay-friendly social activities, resources, financial, housing and health services, Gay & Grey is where you want to be! 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., for more information, visit or call 503-228-4391.

Storytime with Maria. Youth Librarian Maria Lowe reads stories, sings songs and engages the children of LGBTQ families with activities for every age. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Q Center, 4115 N, Mississippi Ave., Free!

If you love women’s football, today you must pick a side. At 5:00 p.m., the Fighting Fillies take on the Valley Vipers at Milwaukie High School. It costs $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and last week, I won the raffle! At 6:00 p.m., the Shockwave battles the Seattle Majestics at Hillsboro Stadium. I believe they are also $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Choose wisely!

Celebrate fairytales and fantasies with MRS: What’s Your Fantasy? Portland’s hottest queer costumed dance party encourages you to get out your copy of Dark Crystal or Labyrinth and do your research before you show up to the party. With DJs Beyondadoubt, Il Camino, and Trans Fat, with the ever-popular Bloodhound Photobooth. 10:00 p.m., Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 21+, $5,


Sunday, May 13

The Q Center Concert Series presents Tom Goss, Bobby Jo Valentine and Kerry Hallett! 6:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, All ages, $10-12,

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,


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