Authentic NYC Vogue Ball brought to you by SHINY Presents & Alexis Campbell Starr means a night of drag judgement from San Francisco’s Trannyshack Heklina and local long-time superdiva Poison Waters. Cash prizes and trophies to the category winners so get your game plan ready girls.
2. BUTCH QUEEN UP IN DRAG
3. 5TH ELEMENT REALNESS
4. RICH BITCH
Grand prize: $250
$10 Advanced, $15 at the door
9pm (10pm performances, 11:30 category call time)
Thursday June 12th
315 SE 3rd Ave
Friday night is for the furry set with when this regional party takes over Branx. Portland is prime time for bears and cubs. It fits nicely with our Wild West lumberjack vibe so expect the men to be out and growling. Plus with such a miniscule price tag (and for their 5th anniversary no less!), DJ HiFi Sean and gogo bears and laser lights (oh my!) there’s no reason no to bust out your honey pot.
And if this irreverent summer preview video doesn’t rev your bear-lovin’ engine I just don’t know what will.
$6, 9pm Friday June 13th
320 SE 2nd Ave
The irrepressible Blow Pony is back for a 7th year of queerupting Pride. Starting as GAY BASH back in 2007 BP is always crazy, controversial and boundary pushing. You can expect a lot of QUEER diversity, dancing, bonding, history, and unity on the dual dance floors. Homo Gogos, DJs Airick, Stormy, Kasio Smashio, Jenns Irish, and most of all headliner musical performance art queerdos Ssion.
But wait, the bill just keeps getting better and better with additions musical mavens Glitterbang and performance art and drag fiercers Double Duchess who last year had the energy to turn it out late into the night Saturday in San Francisco (which I saw in person) and turn around for Seattle’s Sunday fun (which I saw videos of as I lay hungover on Market Street concrete). Now that, my babies, is Pride dedication.
$8 b4 10pm $10 after, 9pm
Saturday June 14th
315 SE 3rd
Regarding the name I have no idea as we are instructed not to ask any questions, but what else do you need to know than a night on the town with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Bianca Del Rio? Maybe two floors of hot music (DJs Monica MHz, Jakob Jay, Pavone, Art of Hot), go-go dancers, drag queens and dancing ends Pride weekend with a bang? Upstairs Rotture turns into Jackie Daniels Interior Delusions VIP Lounge with an exclusive meet and greet with Sparro, smoking patio, and no bathroom or bar lines.
$15 general admission
$40 VIP (access to Jackie Daniels’ Interior Delusions Lounge, meet & greet w/ Bianca Del Rio & more!)
8pm Sunday June 15th
320 SE 2nd