Wednesday weekend forecast

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by Aimee Genter-Gilmore, PQ Monthly

Thursday, August 9

Summer Lovin': Party with a Purpose for PWCL. Have a smoldering question about sex? Indulge in a night of curiosity and conversation about healthy sexuality led by SheBop! The night includes a fun raffle prize from SheBop, a cute and crafty silent auction, and delightful wine and nosh! 5:30 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, featuring Anatoly Molotkov, accompanied by musician Ragon Linde, with the premiere screening of Chris Martin's documentary about Ghost Town Poetry founder Christopher Luna. 7:00 p.m., Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd, Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA. FTM Peer Support Group. 7-9:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail Pink Carpet Project:  Portland and Seattle Fashion Stand with Planned Parenthood. Emceed by the dynamic and fashionable duo of Eden Dawn, fashion editor of Portland Monthly, and Marjorie Skinner, the Pink Carpet Project will present collections by both Seattle and Portland's top designers. 8:00 p.m., PNCA, 1241 NW Johnson, $20 general admission, $75 V.I.P.,  

Friday, August 10

Gay & Grey Summer BBQ. 11:30 a.m., Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th, for more information, call 503-224-2640. The Portland Commission on Disability hosts a Mayoral Candidates Forum. 12:30 p.m., 1900 SW 4th, Room 2500A. Pivot hosts Film Friday. This week's film: Bill Cunningham New York (2010). 7:00 p.m., Pivot, 209 SW 4th, MTF Peer Support Group. 7-9:00 p.m., Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, for more information e-mail Drag Night at SMYRC. Open to all youth 12-23 who identify as LGBTQ. 7:30 p.m., SMYRC, 2406 NE Sandy #100, â–¼BENT▼ vs Bottom Forty. With your dance floor hero, Resident DJ Roy G. Biv, and Mr. Charming, and special guest DJ Nark. 9:00 p.m., The Foggy Notion, 3416 N Lombard, 21+, $5,  

Saturday, August 11

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. Amazon Dragons 20th Anniversary BBQ and Reunion. All former Amazons, friends, and family are welcome to join. 1:00 p.m., Kelley Point Park, N. Marine Drive and Lombard, RSVP to HRC's 3rd Annual "Urban Farm" Gala, a Portland-style dinner proudly serving farm-fresh gourmet food, superb Oregon wines and micro-distillery products. 5:00 p.m., Meriwether's Skyline Farms, 12735 NW Skyline, $125-175, The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Raintree Empire presents Christmas on a Hot August Night. Hosted by Just George of Stollengoodz, come on out for performers, raffles, prizes, and more! 7:00 p.m., F.O.E. #2158, 107 E. 7th St., Vancouver, $7, Melissa Etheridge brings her raw "chick with a guitar" spirit to Portland. (Hopefully she left the babymomma drama at home.) 7:00 p.m., Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd., $40-60, MRS. is Portland’s favorite themed (and costumed) dance night. Check out their Facebook group for this month’s theme, then dance it out with your ever-lovin 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, August 12

Manifest Men's Wellness Community Wanderlust Fitness Cycling Group. Explore Portland in this fitness ride for men looking for a moderate workout. 4:30 p.m., Meet at Whole Foods at NE 15th and Fremont, $3-15 non-Manifest members, 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,  
We want to have our calendar be the most extensive (and accurate) place for you to get information on queer events in town, but we need your help! If you would like to submit an event to our online calendar, you can now do it through this form on our web site. If you want to be included in our print edition of the calendar, send an e-mail to me at I make no guarantees that I will list your event in the print edition, but I will do my best.