Get OUT! June/Pride Edition 2015
Ed. Note: With so many events on the schedule this Pride season, we're publishing theÂ June/JulyÂ Get OUT! calendar online before our print edition hits stands Thursday. So read up, plan it out, and click here for our comprehensive annual Pride Guide! PQ Picks Friday, June 12 Scandals hosts their annual block party, a beloved Pride tradition; they celebrate their TENTH anniversary this year. Congratulations, Portlandâ€™s â€œCheers.â€ This party stretches through an entire city block and has all the gay you can handle, including the cityâ€™s best deejays, performances, and every feature your gay little heart could hope for. As usual, proceeds go to charity: Cascade AIDS Project, and the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fundâ€”so give generously, you do-gooder. Hereâ€™s all the block party info you need: Friday the party begins at 7pm and goes until midnight; Saturday Scandals is open 2pm until midnight; Sunday the block is buzzing from 12pm until 8pm (neighbors need to sleep). Be sure to stop by and support the bar that supports our community. Scandals PDX, 1125 SW Stark. Friday, June 12 Community Unity: a Vancouver Bears fundraiser. The Vancouver Bears invite everyone to another evening of community fun, supporting those individuals who need love and supportâ€”the clients and families of Martha's Pantry, in Southwest Washington. Great music, Mr (DJ Hunter) himself, provides a wonderful mix of rock and more. Food will be providedâ€”great snacks, in fact, along with raffles and prizes and lots of drink specials. Their bear teamâ€”Willy, Dan, Tony, Paul, Reggie, Steve, and the Eagle Staffâ€”look forward to seeing you there. $3.00 donation for entry, $1.00 raffle tickets, drawings at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30, and you must be presentÂ to win. All proceeds raised by the Vancouver Bears, (including entry, raffle, and all donations) goes directly to supporting individuals and families in Southwest Washington living with HIV and AIDS. Courtesy of our fellow host, video screens with be sporting the standard PG only. A very special thanks from the bears to Eagle PDX, Fat Cobra, and everyone in the Vancouver and Portland metropolitan community for their continued support of Martha's Pantry and the services they provide. 21+. Eagle, 835 N Lombard. Thursday, June 18 The most delicious fundraiser of the year! 2015 marks the 16th annual Bites for Rights event. On June 18, 2015, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and bakeries around the state will donate a generous percentage of their dayâ€™s proceeds to Basic Rights Oregon. On this one day, you can feast to promote fairness for all LGBTQ Oregonians. Click here for a list of the 2015 Bites for Rights participating restaurants: http://www.basicrights.org/news/bfr/ Is your favorite place not on our list? Let BRO know and theyâ€™ll invite them to participateâ€”contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And make your feasting plans now! Dance It Out Click hereÂ for our annual Pride Guide. First and Third Sundays Squeeze: Dance your afternoons away at Scandals with these delightful afternoon soireesâ€”guest DJs from near and far, all your friends, and sunshine! Who doesnâ€™t love day drinking? (You can socialize sober, too.) 3pm, Scandals, 1125 SW Stark. Every Sunday Samuelâ€™s Hangover Happy Hour. (Not Pride Sunday.) Bloody Marys, friends, food, beats by Art of Hot and guests. It is an excellent recovery scenario. Mingle with queers in very chill settings. 2-7pm, Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth. Free.
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. Yes, there is a special Pride edition! 8pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free! Every Monday 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 all the live long night. 7-11pm, Vault, 226 NW Twelfth. First Thursdays Hip Hop Heaven. Bolivia Carmichaels hosts this hip-hop-heavy soiree night every Thursday night at CCs. Midnight guest performers and shows. Remember those midnight shows at The City? Bolivia does! 9pm, CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free. First Saturdays Sugar Town. DJ Action Slacks. Keywords: Soul, polyester. Great place to find the ladies, to mingle, to get your groove on. 9pm, The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42. $5.Â Second Tuesdays Bi Barâ€”Every second Tuesday at Crush, and itâ€™s an open, bi-affirming space for music and mingling. Correction: Bi/Pan/Fluid/Queer. Pride edition on tap. 8pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. Second Fridays Slo Jams (postponed until July) is a Queer Modern R&B & Neo Soul Dance Night at Local Lounge. DJ II TRILL (TWERK) and DJ MEXXX-TAPE lay down everything from Mary J // Jagged Edge// Keyshia to Badu//Lauryn Etc. 10pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $5. Second Saturdays Hot Flash: Inferno. (Second and Fourth Saturdays) In the heart of Portland is where the women areâ€”dancing the night away and burning up dance floors the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at Trio. Welcoming all women, queers, and their allies. DJ Lauren joins Wildfire, and this night features dancers from up and down the I-5 corridor. 6-10pm, Trio, 909 E. Burnside. Mrs.: The queen of theme welcomes its new hostess, Kaj-Anne Pepper! OK, sheâ€™s not new anymore. But we love her so. And dynamic DJ duo: Beyondadoubt and Ill Camino. Costumes, photo booths, all the hits. Lots of ladies, very queer. 10pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi. $5. Third Wednesdays Comedy at Crush: Our own Belinda Carroll and a slew of locals rustle up some funny. Special guests, and Crushâ€™s signature cocktail and food menus. Donations, sliding scale. (Comics have to eat and drink, too, so give!) 9pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. Queens of the Night: Alexis Campbell Starr. Thatâ€™s all you need to know. But thereâ€™s more: She always welcomes a special slew of talented queens for a night that takes Hip-Hop from beginning to end. 8pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. Free. Third Thursdays Polari. Troll in for buvare. Back-in-the-day language, music, and elegance. An ease-you-into-the-weekend mixer. Bridge Club boys make the music. Bridge and tunnel patrons have no idea what to do with us when we pour in. Hint: Itâ€™s always the Thursday we go to press. What serendipitous fortune! 10pm, Vault, 226 NW 12th. Free. Third Saturdays Burlescape! Burlesque and boylesque wrapped in a taste of tease!Â Zora Phoenix, Isaiah Esquire, Tod Alan. (And thereâ€™s more than that, kids.) Zora is a treat and a treasureâ€”and so are her shows. Try one out! 9pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. $10. Weâ€™re featuring all of Zoraâ€™s events online, so get on the net. Gaycation: DJ Charming always welcomes special guestsâ€”and here youâ€™ll find everything lesbian, gay, and in between. Be early so you can actually get a drink. Sweaty deliciousness, hottest babes. THE party. Yes, boys, even you can hit on Mr. Charming. We know you want to. 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $5. Undergear: Eagle Portlandâ€™s monthly underwear, jock, mankini, etc., fetish party every third Saturday. Free if you arrive before 9pm or if you use free clothes check upon entry after. After 9pm arrivals who do not check clothes must pay $5 entry. Clothes check and raffle prize provided by Cub Cleaners. Fourth Fridays Twerk. DJs ILL Camino and II Trill. Keywords: Bring your twerk. The city's longest-running queer hip hop/R&B partyâ€”where artists, deejays, performers come to mix, mingle, and move on the dance floor. We promise youâ€™ll move all night long.Â 9pm, Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $5. Turnt Up! is a dance party for queers and queer sentiments. It features a combination of performance, live music and DJs from near and far. This night is for those who want:Â cosmic level dance music, a place to turn a look and an intimate dance floor to get your flirt on. What you'll hear: underground dark disco, house, garage and techno. Organized by club creatures: DJ Sappho and Dillon Martin. 9:30pm, Lovecraft Bar, 421 SE Grand Ave., $5-7. Fourth Saturdays Blow Pony. Two giant floors. Wide variety of music, plenty of room for dancing. Rowdy, crowdy, sweaty betty, the one tried and true, even after all these years. 9pm, Rotture/Branx, 315 SE Third. $5. Judy on Duty. Lesbian hardcore. Judys, Judes, and cool-ass freaks. Dance it out. DJ Troubled Youth. Organized by Ana Margarita and Megan Holmes. 10pm, High Mark Water Lounge, 6800 NE MLK. Last Sundays Sabbathhause Discotheque gay night is back at Aalto Lounge and it is bigger and more queer than ever before. Featuring some of the best DJs and performers around and hosted by night hawk Chanticleer Tru. 8pm, Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont. Get Out Click hereÂ for our annual Pride Guide. Pride NWâ€™s lineup can be found here. Friday, June 12 Drag Queens, bingo, and a movie! A great way to kick off Pride Weekend. Join us at theÂ McMenamins Mission TheaterÂ for a fabulous evening hosted by Poison Waters and Friends and win great prizes. Poison Waters and bingo, oh my! 6pm, Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan. Are you looking for something new to do this year in support of equal rights and the LGBT community?Â Well, Pride Glow Run is just what Portland has been asking for! PGR will be kicking off Pride Weekend on June 12 at 9pm under the Morrison Bridge.Â Join your community as we show our true colors on this three-mile LED glowing loop located on Portland's own waterfront. To participate in this yearâ€™s Pride Glow Walk or Run event, register atÂ http://prideglowrun.com/Â and receive a pride glow run T-shirt, Glow Bracelets, Glow Necklaces and a LED Glow Baton.Â For team and individual pricing please check the website at http://prideglowrun.com/. Saturday, June 13 Going to Astoria? The Lower Columbia Q Center is hosting their first, of what they hope will become monthly, gay skate nights. This is an all-ages, friends, families, allies, new-to-the-area, getting-to-know-you event. It is Pride season and they are kicking it off with this party. Do go if you can and come out, skate, laugh, and visit. 8:15pm, Astoria Armory, 407 17th St. Their biggest hit ever!Â Portland Gay Menâ€™s Chorus presents ABBAQueen: A Royal Celebration. This time, itâ€™s even bigger and more dazzling. On Pride Weekend 2015, celebrate with PGMC as they pull out all the stops with singing, dancing, costumes, and lots of sparkle. ABBAQueen brings all the spectacle and music of two iconic groups together in one exhilarating show. From â€œMamma Miaâ€ and â€œVoulez-Vousâ€ to â€œBohemian Rhapsodyâ€ and â€œWe Will Rock You,â€ this is the must-see show of the season. So, put on your cool bell-bottoms and groovy platform shoes and join all the Dancing Queens for an unforgettable evening.Â Itâ€™s sure to be a sell-out. Donâ€™t be left out, because the show must go on. (Show added June 19, see http://www.pdxgmc.org/ for details.) Sunday, June 14 The CJ Mickens show hits Portland Prideâ€™s main stage at 2pm. The main stage also features BIG DIPPER, so check out http://pridenw.org/ for the full lineup! Donâ€™t forget the Superstar Divas Pride Megashow, which will feature the return of Ginger Lee. Ginger! Plus Bolivia, Honey, Topaz, Isaiah, and a variety of special guests. Your drag dreams come true. 8pm, CCâ€™s, 219 NW Davis. Kiss Bolivia for me. Monday, June 15 The days are getting longer! And itâ€™s still an excellent time to get your active socializing on. Gay Skate is a joy. Meet queers and mingle with them outside the bar settingâ€”maybe your dream lover will ask you to hold hands during couplesâ€™ skate. And there are themes now! Themes! (Check online for the latestâ€”this edition will be particularly Pride-centric.) Come dressed to impress and win beautiful prizes, and look for our publisher, whoâ€™s always handing out copies of PQ. And, you know, youâ€™ll probably get a date. Every third Monday. Food drive for Take Action Inc. 7pm, Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. $6. Thursday, June 16 They, Their, Them by Leela Ginelle, directed by Jack StockLynn. Faeris, a queer youth, is about to age out of the LGBTQ youth center they attend. Rebellious, artistically inclined, genderqueer and formerly houseless, they must face their demons as they move into adulthood. Through Faeris's romantic travails with fellow youth Jordan, their contentious relationship with the younger Raven, and their power struggles with center coordinator James, we see how the center, in its own way, provides the characters the sort of families they never had. There will be a brief talk-back following the show. 7pm, Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th. Friday, June 19 It's time for the epic return of Peep Show's annual Star Search Competition, so brace yourselves as an array of new faces take to the stage to battle it out for cash prizes and the chance to become a part of the Peep Show performer family. This is the show where you have no idea what to expect; there will be some spectacular talent, and there is sure to be an epic fail or two as well to make things even more entertaining. And don't forget the fantastic after-party SLEAZE with killer beats by the one and onlyÂ Jackal PDX. Do you think YOU have what it takes to get up on the Peep Show stage? Shoot Artemis a Facebook message or email her at email@example.com to sign up. 9pm, Analog CafÃ©, 720 SE Hawthorne. $7 GA, $10 reserved, $40 VIP. Saturday, June 20 Drag Brunch: It's been a while, butÂ Valerie DeVilleÂ andÂ Nikki LevÂ are bringing back the Drag Brunch... now atÂ Local Lounge, and now on a Saturday. Theyâ€™re going to get this started on June 20, so you can think of it as a PRIDE aftercare afternoon of happy eating and drinking with two of the wildest drag talents in town as well as some amazing TBA guests. Theyâ€™ll start around 1, 1:30ish, depending on the crowd, but everyone will be hanging out from noon on, and playing hot music, and Valerie herself plans to dance until sheâ€™s too faded to continue. Central Oregon Pride: Saturday, June 20 at Drake Park from noon until 6pm. What a beautiful reason for a drive back east! You can find a full list of events here: http://centraloregonpride.org/2015/03/19/2015-pride/. Friday, June 26 Rice, Beans, and Collard Greens. Rice, Beans, and Collard Greens is an all-ages Pride dance party for queer and trans people of color and their friends and family. 21+ to drink, everyone can dance. One of the best Pride wrap-ups each and every year. 7:30pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $10 cover, no one turned away for lack of funds. Sunday, June 28 Peacock in the Park. The perennial favorite returns with a fabulous summer afternoon of drag entertainment, live performances and much more, to benefit the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund. It's free, but donate generously. Noon, Washington Park Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Ave.
The Superstar Divas wake up like this, every Sunday.