Thursday Weekend Forecast: Ladies Edition
by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly
As my partner said when she heard about it, "Is it 1998 again?" ...because seriously, is it? Sister Spit: The Next Generation is definitely keeping the dream of the '90s alive in Portland, bringing its "Rambling Road Show" back to town tonight at Lewis & Clark. Not familiar with Sister Spit?
The legendary, raucous, rowdy performance gang, Sister Spit, comes to your town with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Don't miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets and filmmakers. Featuring your host Michelle Tea (Best Music Writing 2010, Chelsea Whistle, Valencia, Rent Girl), legendary author Dorothy Allison* (Bastard Out of Carolina, Two or Three Things I know for Sure, Cavedweller), writer and musician Brontez Purnell (FAG School, Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!), genius performer and playwright Erin Markey (Green Eyes, Puppy Love: A Stripperâ€™s Tail), comic artist and writer Cassie J Sneider (Fine Fine Music) and nationally-ranking slam poet and Mr Transman 2010 Kit Yan!Â With Special Guest Cooper Lee Bombardier!
One of my earliest memories of being a brand-new Portlander was going to an impromptu Sister Spit show in someone's house in NE Portland. It was nearly twelve years ago, so I don't remember most of the details. I just remember that it was the gayest thing I have ever experienced in my life. If only I knew how gay my life would become... Sister Spit makes its final stop in Portland tonight at 7 p.m. with a free show at Lewis & Clark College. Check out the complete tour schedule, along with blog posts form the road, here.
Q Center officially cuts the ribbon on their new SMYRC space with a concert by God-Des & She:
The Q Center Concert Series Presents: God-Des and She LIVE at SMYRC on Friday, April 13th! We are thrilled that God-Des & She will be performing at the official ribbon cutting party of the new Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center at the new Q Center SMYRC program space in Portland! Joining them on stage will be an array of queer youth performers and much, much more. Please come show your support of this vital community resource!
You may remember God-Des & She from their performance at Portland Gay Pride in 2010. They had the ladies all hot and bothered in the middle of our always-typical cold-and-soggy Pride event, and they just can't seem to get enough of us.
The SMYRC ribbon-cutting party is an all-ages event from 6-10 p.m. at 2406 NE Sandy Blvd., Suite 100. Tickets are $5-15, and you can purchase them here (You can also make a donation to SMYRC here, which I highly recommend... hey, we were all kids once, weren't we?)
If your interests are a bit more... adult... I suggest you head on over to Crush at 8 p.m. for theÂ Bad Girls 20th Anniversary Party. Here's a link with all of the information you crave.
AND SO ON...
If that doesn't tire you out, there's always theÂ Ecosexual Hike with Annie Sprinkle and As You Like It owner, Kim Marks. It's at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Visit this link for more information.Â If you're uncomfortable around strangers, our own domestic diva LeAnn Locher will be joining in on the hike, and with LeAnn, you're family.