By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly
Hi, honeys. Here’s your honey-do list! It’s very important you check off several items on the aforementioned list, for maximum benefit and joy. Bring a date or two. Just get out! (This is an abbreviated forecast–we’re busy putting the finishing touches on our next print issue–out Thursday. Forgive us for its shortness.)
Friday (that’s tonight, FYI)
Extra, extra, read all about it! Dirty Queer’s big queer agenda:
–Q&A about Janet Mock (a chance to show off that you are interested in your history—research via Wikipedia—knowledge is sexy, and comes with prizes).
–Bootblacking available by Erin—bring some folding money and your dusty leathers!
–Opt-in candid photography from J Tyler Huber (http://www.jtylerhuberphotography.com/)
–Opt-in video recording for a short documentary about dirty queer!
–Question box for Sossity’s new sex advice column in PQ Monthly, coming in May: “Tender Places”!
–Door prizes from Fat Fancy, Hairparty, and Max Voltage.
Dirty Queer, 14 NE Killingsworth, 6pm.
Fat Fancy is a radical fat fashion boutique located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Their mission is to bring stylish, reasonably priced, vintage and modern plus size clothing to men, women, and those in between. Follow us on Instagram + Twitter @fatfancy! (www.fatfancyfashions.com)
Hairparty is a one-unicorn ship, with Hair Wizard Nancy Dear at the helm, we have set out to make the world a better place, one head at a time. Our journey is about bodily agency, awesome hairs, and partying all the ways all the time. https://www.facebook.com/HAIRPARTYPDX/
Many of you know that Max Voltage is the creator of “Homomentum,” a campy gender bending sci-fi fantasy musical. What you may not know is that much of it was composed on ukulele, which Max teaches lessons in! Summer is coming, and you could help manifest sing along moments at the river, or the fire pit, or the front porch of your new big crush: https://www.facebook.com/maxvoltagepdx/.
Mrs, the Queen of theme presents: (aptly named) Queen! From the architects: “This month we are celebrating several fierce QUEENS, because why not? Let’s celebrate community and the queen in all of us. Turning the spotlight on our beloved community has always been our mission from the beginning. Our theme each month will be “Queer Nite life.” Please come give us your hottest & most flamboyantly proud night life versions of your beautiful selves.” Sound like heaven? We thought so. 9pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi.
You’ve been waiting your whole life (or at least since that last album dropped) for this: LOCAL QUEEN & Aphasia Present: The Beyonce Project! An interactive experience, performing the entirety of Beyonce’s self-titled album from beginning to end & featuring: Aphasia, Topaz Crawford, Saturn, Jasmine Rain, Artemis Chase, Mister E, Ash St. Darling, Nico Bella, Violet Bleeding Hart, Winona, Melody Awesomazing & Mads Dudebabemodel, Helvetica Font, Dieana Dae, Nikki Lev, and more! (That’s one hell of a lineup.) Beats by Jakob Jay (CC’s) and Jackal (Exposure). Photography by Pocho’s Cosas. Sexy visuals and go-gos by Exposure. Cover is $6 (in advance) and goes towards the performers, organizers, DJ & photographer so they can continue to make art and live sustainably. If you cannot afford the cover please get in touch & we can discuss a possible trade. $8 at the door. (A portion of the proceeds goes towards Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!) 9pm, Rotture, 315 SE Third.
Superstar Divas. Bolivia Carmichaels, Honey Bea Hart, Topaz Crawford, Isaiah Tillman, and guest stars perform your favorite pop, Broadway, R&B, rock, and country hits. Dance floor opens after the show. The Drag Queen Hunger Games are over, and the shows must go on! Check out the newest and freshest Diva hits. 8pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free!
(Shhh, this one’s kind of a secret. It’s called Hangover Happy Hour. The Beyonce Project–the night prior–is going to kill it on Saturday. No joke. Plus there are like a million other bars open…So you are going to wake up on Sunday needing a “pick me up”. Do it with Samuel Thomas! Come check out Portland’s new bar, the ever chill DYNASTY…Listen to DJs spin your favorite songs… They have ART OF HOT & DJ Jens Irish on decks, with a special guest JACKAL (Local Queen/Exposure). Cocktails perfected by your favorite Rotture & Branx bartenders, and you’ve completely seen them at Blow Pony. Don’t be a jerk, be kind, give hugs, nurse your hangover with some day drinking. FREE.) Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth. 3ish to whenever-ish.
Family Home Evening. A weekly, post-work lounge party every Monday night at Vault, featuring DJ Orographic (Bridge Club, Queerlandia) and occasional special guests (Sappho fills in now and then). Jens Irish serves you happy hour–and happy hour prices–all the live long night. 7pm-11pm, Vault, 226 NW Twelfth. This week’s also happens to be HRC’s monthly social.