PQ Calendar from Thursday, August 16th through Wednesday, August 22nd

Cool Events for a Hot Summer Week

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Get ready to pack in as much summer as you can! We've got only a few weeks of "official summer" fun but, the weather will be warm and skies will be blue for another few weeks. Make sure to send your events to sebastian@proudqueer.com to make it into our calendar. Anything you'd like to see in the Fall? Let us know! Happy Summer guys, gals, and everyone else. 

Monday, August 13th through Friday, August 18th

Portland Burger Week

Hosted by Home, A Bar

Starts 11AM each day.

Burger week is upon us. August 13-18. HOME, A Bar has a very special burger for you along with drink specials and combos. $5 burger all week long. Come Monday or Tuesday and enjoy extra special drink pricing. You Belong Here.


Friday, August 17th

DEMO Bone Broth Tasting at Chuck's Produce Mill Plain Location
Starts at 2PM

Hosted by Chuck's Produce & Street Market and Simply Fine Gourmet

Try my tasty Grass Fed Bone Broth at Chuck's Mill Plain location on Friday, August 17th, from 2pm to 6pm. Not only does it taste amazing, but has loads of health benefits we can chat about!


Imagine Dragons Night Visions Vinyl Night

Starts at 6PM

Hosted by Revocycle

This is the debut album of the Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons and we'll be playing the whole thing on our Revo turntable for a spectacular class on August 17th! It was huge surprise hit and made them into an arena act from the very beginning! After class we'll be enjoying some delicious ales from Bridgeport Brewing in the Revo lobby. Reserve your spot for the famous Revocycle vinyl night event!


Trinity "The Tuck" Taylor - A Queer Avant Garde Extravaganza

Starts at 8PM

Hosted by Cobian Consulting and 2 others

In this party, your LOOK is everything hunty! We encourage everyone to create a look, glue/duct tape something together, throw some eye shadow on, a boa, rainbows, put a bird on it, come mingle, express yourself, see and be seen! any LOOK, ANYTHING GOES! This is the place to EXPERIMENT with all things Avant-Garde! So,don't stress about it. Don't have time to come up with a look? No problem! wear a fun shirt. Performances by local drag entertainers and Trinity Taylor. Best Lewk! and runway contest hosted by Trinity Taylor followed by meet and greet.


Glow Up: Neon Dance Party

Starts at 9PM

Hosted by Whiskey Bar and Katya Presents

Get your glow sticks ready for Portland's most over the top, all inclusive neon party! There will be looks, body paint, neon photographers, highlighter hosts, glowing go-go dancers and, of course, amazing music to move your body to! Those who dress on theme (wearing a neon article of clothing) will get in for $5! SO COME ON, GET YOUR GLOW UP ON AND DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH US!  UP is a monthly themed dance LGBTQA party on the 3rd Friday of every month created to bring back a fun, creative and crazy night to the west side community! Every month, expect something new or done differently / to the extreme! It is a safe and fun space so if you are an intolerant jerk with any transphobic, sexist, or racist tendencies, please do not attend. Come as you are and be ready to have an amazing time!


Saturday, August 18th & Sunday August 19th

Polynesian Festival at Uwajimaya Beaverton

Starts at 11AM

Hosted by Uwajimaya Beaverton and 2 others

Join us for two fun filled days of live performances, hula, Hawaiian style food, shave ice, eating contests and much more! Featuring a special guest from Hawaii, the “Godfather of Hawaiian Reggae” BRUDDAH WALTAH performing on Sunday, August 19.


Sunday, August 19th

First Anniversary Party

Hosted by Allegory Brewing

Starts at 12PM

August 18th will mark the one year anniversary of our very first brew day so it's time to celebrate! Join us for special tappings, live music, games, pig roast, pizza, and more. Come cheers our first year in the books and cheers again to the next!


Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th

Viva Vancouver Latin Festival 2018

Starts at 1PM

Hosted by ¡Viva Vancouver Festival

Live Latin music, Dj, dance lesson, arts & craft, beer, pina coladas, wine, and Latin food all in one event. Get your ticket to S.W. Washington's hottest Latin festival of the summer! Featuring Dj Danny D, Son de Cuba Ojos Feos, Mazandunga Orchestra, Conjunto Alegre, SalsaNova and dance instructors from Batacha Soul and more. ¡Viva Vancouver Latin Festival! has committed a portion of the proceeds to benefit Clark County Latino Youth Leadership Conference mission to encourage and motivate high school students to purse higher education, or technical trade, and to ultimately seek advancement opportunities that will aid them into becoming successful in life.


Saturday, August 18th

Crystal Ballroom & Hotel 80's BLOCK PARTY

Starts at 3PM

Hosted by My Siamese Twin and 5 others

Alright party people! Time to grab your friends and flashback to the era of crimped hair, members only jackets, parachute pants and all the neon gear you could ask for the Crystal '80s Block Party. Take a walk down SW Stark Street and enjoy live music all day, gather in the beer garden for some tasty beverages and fill up on BBQ street fare.. Frose' anyone?!! Party hard in your best-dressed totally tubular '80s gear and compete for the chance to win an overnight stay at the Crystal Hotel!  Event is FREE, all ages from 3pm-7pm. Street closure on Stark between SW 12th & 13th. "Just for Fun" Passport Stamp available.


Saturday, August 18th

Les Sapeurs Fashion Show

Starts at 6:30PM

Hosted by Gustavo Apiti Couture

We would like to cordially invite you to the Les Sapeurs Fashion Show, which will be held on August 18th at 6:00pm at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. We have brought together an amazing group of local designers to bring you a night of fashion, as the event allows us to fundraise for those less fortunate as part of the event proceeds will go to support The Congolese Integration Network. Link to tickets, here. This is the second year we have produced this event and Gustavo Apiti Couture will be partnering with other local talented designers. Gustavo Apiti Couture, a talented tailor, and designer who creates a variety of custom craft pieces launched his brand in July 2016 and has shown his collection to different fashion event in the U.S.A, this includes New York fashion week, Boston Fashion Week, FashioNXT, Couture & Cars, Bellevue independent show and many more.

The Sheraton Hotel downtown Seattle gives us an upscale venue for an evening to showcase local fashion. We promise a night full of talented artists, beautiful garments, and elevated entertainment.


Sunday, August 19th

WALK with Refugees and Immigrants

Starts at 11AM

Hosted by Parks for New Portlanders - Portland Parks & Recreation and 3 others

A walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland!

Parks for New Portlanders, in partnership with Portland Sunday Parkways, nonprofits, and refugee and immigrant organizations, invites you to walk with Refugees and Immigrants. Join community members and elected leaders as they gather at Gateway Discovery Park for in a one-mile walk to Knott Park, alongside our refugee and immigrant neighbors in a show of support. This event recognizes the unique experiences of new Portlanders, of all ages and backgrounds. Hear refugee and immigrant stories. Enjoy diverse music, food, and other family activities. We welcome all neighbors, faith-based organizations, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and nonprofits to join us on this walk to inspire a more compassionate, generous, and welcoming Portland! For more information contact Som Subedi at som.subedi@portlandoregon.go, call 503-260-2487, or visit their website.


Sunday, August 19th

EXTRA Cheese Please with Miz Cracker

Starts at 3PM

Hosted by Whiskey Bar and Katya Presents

EXTRA is a daytime, LGBTQAPI dance party that encourages every person of every creed, race, gender and sexuality to come be the biggest, most extra version of themselves! August's EXTRA will redefine your relationship with all things cheese. Feta, Colby, parmesan, blue, brie, camembert, Havarti, manchego, Monterrey, mozzarella, cheddar, oh how cheesy this event will be! All hail the cheese-in-chief! Miz Cracker, fan favorite from RuPaul 's Drag Race Season 10, will be in the house for Portland's premiere drag and dance day party! This cracker will pair nicely with our local hosts! Expect sharp cheese from Flawless Shade and probably some stinky cheese from Shitney Houston! Get tickets here! EXTRA’s dress code includes but is not limited to: furs, crop tops, leggings, mismatched patterns, onesies, lingerie, leather and lamé pants, headpieces and oversized hats, gold and silver everything, rhinestones, mesh shirts, florals, matching handbags, booty shorts, velvet, and other over-the-top outfits and accessories you can think of! Don’t feel obligated to buy anything new! Wear costumes and pieces you never thought would see the light of day again! Borrow something! Go to Goodwill! Remember, top five looks receive a prize!


Monday, August 20th


Gay Skate

Hosted by PQ Monthly and Gay Skate

Remember, Gay Skate happens every 3rd Monday of the month, except during Pride month where it is on 2nd Monday.

This event is All Ages! #ProudQueer Every letter & Every Color Welcome #SafeSpace

Admission is $7 and includes basic skate rental. And for your fashion guidance, hats are not allowed on the skating floor (for safety reasons). Also, it will say on the Oaks Park website that the rink is closed but that's not the case -- this is just a special event. :)



Free Intro Class to Argentine Tango

Starts at 7PM

Hosted by Bridge City Tango

Do you enjoy listening or moving to music? There is no greater feeling of joy than moving to beautiful music with another person. Now you can try out this experience for yourself! Bridge City Tango is offering a free Intro Lesson to Argentine Tango.You'll learn the Basic Step, meet new people and have lots of fun. Total beginners are welcome as are those who claim to have two left feet. Tango is a walking dance and if I can learn it, you can too! Lessons are at the Community Hall at Grace Episcopal Church, 1535 NE 17th St., Portland, OR, which is centrally located with plenty of parking in the lot. Argentine Tango started in Buenos Aires in the late 1800's and has traveled the world many times over. Considered by many to be one of the most passionate and beautiful dances, it's a dance of improvisation. But you can't improvise what you don't know. So, come join my class and I'll teach you! The class is taught by Lee Sobo, certified A.T.M.A. instructor, with over 14 years experience teaching Tango. A partner is not required but is suggested. Class limited to 1st 12 leaders and 12 followers so please preregister online or by sending an email to lee@bridgecitytango.com. Or to get more information, go to our website, bridgecitytango.com or call Lee at 858 205-9832. All of my classes are open to any gender identity, orientation, race/ethnicity, and body size. I am committed to making sure that everyone is comfortable in classes.


Tuesday, August 21st & Wednesday August 22nd

Parker Posse: A Parker Posey Themed Drag Show

Hosted by Wolfgang James Sebastian and Aurora Diane Owen

Tacky Wacky presents Parker Posse!

A Drag show based on all the great movies of indie actress Parker Posey.

August 21st show is Sold Out!!


2ND Night added!!!!!!

We will be doing a second show on Wednesday August 22ND

Doors at 8:30

First in a series of upcoming shows based on Female/femme icons in film and music. Each performer will be bring to life a Parker Posey character in a hilarious or dramatic Drag number. Check out ticketing info!

...did we miss anything? Let us know! Email the editor at sebastian@proudqueer.com -- thanks!