Happy HumpDay, from ProudQueer.com! If you haven’t made your weekend plans, now is the time! With nearly twenty events on this weekend’s calendar...it’s clearly Spring in Portland. Whether you head to the Q Center for a book reading, enjoy weekend brunch at Scandals Pdx, Pre-Pump or Testify at CC Slaughter’s, dance with the ladies at Lez Do It!, get into some horseplay for the Kentucky Derby at Crush Bar, soar to the Eagle for The Oregon Bears 80’s prom, or enjoy Peaches & Cream at Local Lounge, ProudQueer’s got you covered!
Revolutionary Reading: Decolonizing Trans/gender 101 part V & VI
Friday, May 4th from 5 PM to 7PM
Come back to the Q Center for theirr third reading group on b. binaohan's decolonizing trans/gender 101! Chapters 5 (The (white) history of transgenderism and its evolution (in modern times)) and 6 (The pathology of being transgender) get to the meat of what earlier sections outlined. How does whiteness in our society steer and in many cases destroy efforts to fight against the forces that oppress us? What does liberation look like for TPoC? For white trans people? Are these reconcilable? Light refrehments will be served, feel free to bring food to share!
Please read the following sections of the book and come with a question or comment prepared!
LGBT+ Portland Kickball League: Spring 2018
Ever wanted to play adult kickball with all your friends? Now’s your chance! Saturday League of Varsity Gay Kickball joins the Portland Community! Join the 1000's of players who have already joined up with Varsity Gay League! Kickball is one of the country’s fastest growing sports. Design your own team looks! Share a beer before, during, or after the game because beer and adult beverages are allowed! Be Silly! Be competitive! Have fun! Register and learn about pricing for membership at Portland Kickball League for a fun-filled summer! League fee covers tee-shirts, field use, equipment, staffm and a weekly after party.
Sure, it's just like your 3rd grade game. But with adults and beer, so the action is more wild, fun and exciting!
Brunching with the Boys & Matty Mae’s Bloody Mary Bar
Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th from noon to 3PM
Hosted by Scandals Pdx
Brunch isn’t just for Sundays, Scandal’s gives you two days to enjoy your favorite brunch foods, while enjoying Matty Mae’s Bloody Mary Bar. Catch up with your friends, cure your hangover, be seen, and celebrate the weekend.
Cheers, sweetie darling, you deserve it!
Friday, May 4th from 9 PM to 11 PM
Hosted by CC Slaughter’s
Pre-Pump is a Friday night drag show to kick off your weekend! Featuring Tajh Jordan "Flawless Shade" & Cody Wojahn "Miss Inanna.” Plus amazing drag and variety talent performing for you live on the the CC Slaughters Portland dance-floor every Friday! Drink specials are $3 well cocktails from 3pm-midnight!
When the party is warmed up and it's time to dance at 11 PM the CC's dance-floor opens up and our live DJ bumps the hottest top remixes until 2AM!
Testify - Drag Brunch
Sunday, May 6th, from 11 AM to 2 PM
Hosted by Slaughters Portland
If you missed out on the Easter show, redeem yourself! Celebrate Sunday Fun Day with the ladies of Testify! Join them in their new home, every Sunday at 11am for brunch and a show! Testify is hosted by Alexis Campbell Starr and featuring Miss Behavin and Sativa GodDAMN Jones. CC Slaughters Portland is preparing a delicious rotating buffet-style brunch menu for the Sunday show! Look forward to new specialty menu items each week as well as the brunch staples you love! It’s free entry, 21 to enter, with a $20 brunch buffet, and $1 mimosas!
Can I get an Amen? Read up on why Alexis Campbell Starr decided to move the venue!
The Superstar Divas MegaShow!
Sunday, May 6th starting at 8 PM
The most fun to have on a Sunday night in Portland, Oregon, is at CC Slaughters. It's The Superstar Divas MegaShow! This drag/variety show is a local favorite and features some of the best talent around! Every week the crowd roars with excitement, laughter, tears and joy as the performers give it their all to keep you entertained. Featuring creative performances by Bolivia Carmichaels, HoneyBea Hart & Isaiah Esquire, and also featuring weekly guest acts, local and touring. They have what just you're looking for to keep the weekend going just one more night! There's no cover, but 21+ to enter.
To keep Sunday your fun day, happy hour is from open until midnight with $3 well cocktails!
Lez Do It! Featuring Special Guest Troubled Youth
Friday, May 4th from 9 PM to 2 AM
Lez Do It! Queer dancing and excitement featuring DJ's Mister Charming and Heavy Flow. With a special guest appearance by Troubled Youth. It’s 21+ to enter, $5 cover, and remember--be nice!
The May edition of Lez Do It! promises to serve May Day Fever!
Burlesque S'il Vous Plait
Friday, April 4th from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Burlesque S'il Vous Plait since 2010! As usual, featuring a curated cast of body-positive and diverse talents such as Mona DePlume, Babs Jamboree, Lacy Knickers, Clementine Peel and hosted & produced by Zora Phoenix! Tickets start at $15 visit Crush Bar for further ticketing options.
A classic burlesque show with a contemporary variety twist, and Portland's longest-running burlesque show!
Kentucky Derby LIVE
Saturday, May 5th from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Hosted by Crush Bar
Join us for our twist on the 144th Annual Kentucky Derby, live on our 16' projection screen in the welcoming showroom. Come for brunch 11-2, stay for Happy Hour from 3 PM until 7 PM! The Derby is the longest continually-held sporting event in America, and it is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Often called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby receives this nickname from the approximate length of time it takes the winner to run from the starting gate to the finish line. Pre-race coverage 11:30 AM with race coverage at 3:00 PM.
We'll be celebrating with a Derby hat contest, specials on mint juleps, and "betting" on the horses!
Pants OFF Dance OFF: Cinco de May(be) 90s
Satueday, May 5th from 8 PM to 2 AM
We're celebrating everything 90s on Cinco de Mayo! Get dressed in your jellies, your acid-washed denim, and your overalls! Dance music, cocktail specials, and more! Sexy tunes by the lovely DJ Aurora! With a featured menu with many options and a full bar offering delicious drinks, there are so many reasons to PANTS OFF DANCE OFF! Visit Pants Off Dance Off to learn more about the party where less is encouraged! There’s a $10 cover, and included clothes check.
Without the restrictions of silly clothing...rock on with your socks on!
Peaches & Cream (Queer Dance Party)
Friday, May 4th from 9 PM to 2:30 AM
Peaches & Cream is your new favorite queer dance party! We're sticky, sweet, and good enough to eat! Come out and dance with us at Local Lounge (Official) every First Friday! MannyPetty (resident DJ at Switch. Dance Party, Killingsworth Dynasty) will be bringing you fresh hip hop and trap selects with all the steamy throwbacks you crave! Dirty beats and sweet treats all night long, slip on in!
Sindel Macabre Asylum will be dancing gogo, so bring those dollars to make it rain for them!
Club Kai Kai Selena Tribute & Fundraiser
Saturday, May 5th from 9 PM to 2 AM
Attention Portland! Club Kai Kai is so excited to announce our Selena tribute and fundraiser! That’s correct: a drag dance party dedicated to Selena. This event is also a fundraiser for Pueblo Unido PDX. This special Kai Kai will be hosted by Daniel Giron and Kat Salas. They will be on the mic all night and taking over this party. AND we booked Selena impersonator Mynx and we are so ready to get this party lit! We have a a full show planned for you that is going to celebrate the life and legacy of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. ClubKaiKai is donating 50% of the cover charge/proceeds to Pueblo Unido PDX, a grassroots organization that supports East County community members facing deportation. Visit Selena Tribute for ticketing information.
Come dance for a good cause! Celebrating the music of Selena!
Leather, Scotch, and Cigar Social
Friday, May 4th from 8 PM to 2 AM
Hosted by Eagle Portland
Hosted by Brent Seeley, Mr. Oregon Leather 2009. The social takes place every First Friday of the month. Every first Friday of the month. A leather dress code is highly encouraged, and entry is free.
Get into gear, and soar to the Eagle to enjoy a cigar, and sip some Scotch!
Bear It All: 80's Prom!
Saturday, May 5th from 9 PM to 2 AM
Was your prom not everything you dreamed it would be? Then hit up the Eagle for a totally 80s prom! Featuring an awesome 80's prom photo booth, special guest bootblack, raffle prizes, optional clothes check, your fave 80's dance music and music videos from DJ Anorexic. There’s a $3 Entry or free entry with your Oregon Bears Membership Card!
Come celebrate the prom with The Oregon Bears!
Free Sunday Fall BBQ
Sunday, May 6th from 4 PM to 7 PM
Hosted by Eagle Portland
Featuring delicious hot cheesy bacon burgers with all the fixings, hot dogs, potato salad, etc. Happy Hour drink prices and beer specials also.
Go get your burger with a side of Bear, Cub, or Otter!
Old Skool Sundays!
Sunday, May 6th from 7 PM to 2 AM
Hosted by Eagle Portland
Featuring the Best in Old Skool Jams with your host bartender Paxton. If your weekend was underwhelming, go make the best of your Sunday Funday!
Come to the Eagle...get funky!
Sunday, May 6th from 3 PM to 10 PM
We're baaaaaaaaaaaack! Season Six is going to be our most outrageous and audacious year yet. We've got quite a few tricks up our sleeves! We’re starting strong with Amber Valentine from NYC, as well as launching our summer of visual artist collaborations with an installation from Tita Compere and Korin Noelle. About Bridge Club: We are a queer collective based out of Portland OR. We've been throwing debaucherous daytime events and night time get togethers since 2012. We are committed to the dance floor as a transformative space where bodies and sound mix with art and community. Bridge Club strives to be a safe space, and will not tolerate any racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism or any other nonsense. Come proper or don't come at all! It’s $10 at the door, and olnly cash is accepted. There is an ATM on site, if you forget your bills.
Come celebrate art, and let the Bridge Club be your bridge to next weekend!
Sunday, May 6th from 8 PM to 11 PM
Join us for Sunday Funday the first Sunday of the Month at Mississippi Pizza Pub! Mouth-watering pizza, delicious drinks, and drag queens ready to werk it out all night long! Doors at 8 PM, show starts at 8:30 PM. It’s 21 to enter and there’s a $3 cover.
Featuring local queens from all over the Portland and Salem area!