Hosted by Seattle transwoman comedian, Barbara Sehr start your Pride weekend off with 2 chances for laughs courtesy Jason Stuart and Belinda Carroll. I’d try to drink some coffee and stay up for the later show as after 11 it’s R rated (though c’mon, we’re Portland, we can take NC-17).
This NW Pride comedy showcase’s 5th anniversary has the pleasure of bringing you Jason Stuart, a 20 year comedy veteran with appearances on LOGO,NBC, Comedy Central and so much more! The prolific character actor has a Stand-Up Special, Jason Stuart: Making it to the Middle and CD Jason Stuart: Gay Comedy Without A Dress under his belt and just completed in Love is Strange opposite John Lithgow, Alfred Molina & Marisa Tomei.
Shows at 9pm and 11pm
$15.00 in Advance and $20.00/door
2432 SE 11th Ave
The constant refrain of “Where is the Dyke March” and “Is it happening?” are no less present this year BUT it IS happening.
It’s at the usual gather time of 6PM It’s at a brand new crazy early time of 1pm at the Salmon Street Fountain (I THINK). But anyway this “parade of exes” has it’s own pre-party sort of hilarity that should not be missed.
Plus it is the 45th anniversary of Stonewall and here’s some local lore as well:
Long long ago and far away in 1994, several Portland Lesbian Avengers- lezzies, bulldykes, femmes, and transfolk got together to replicate an event that happened at the March on Washington (DC) 1993- the Dyke March.
It’s been 20 years. And a lot of things have changed. We’re shedding labels, and identifying in new and different ways, but I still believe that Dyke March is hugely important to queer and dyke visibility.
FREE, 1pm at the [NOTE TIME CHANGE: See letter posted below]
NORTH PARK BLOCKS
Saturday June 14th
PS While I understand the logistics of the time change I’m less than thrilled. We already have a hard enough time getting our Dyke March in order in this town, people are always confused, lost and wondering if it is happening. It’s always been at 6pm for many years and it feels like we’re getting pushed around. Plus I feel like it’ll be even harder to get people to be up and out in time for 11am. Bad bad decisions all around folks…
DJ Tristan Jaxx’s hard-hitting signature brand of visceral house music commands an enthralling blend of deep, pounding sound, larger-than-life vocals and vast & voluminous instrumentals.
Isaiah Esquire is the producer and headliner of the hit bi monthly show Boyeurism, which has always made me swoon. His performance style that is intensely emotive, athletic, and explosive incorporating elements of dance, burlesque, drag, and contortion.
John-Nuriel Yeshua Vissell (Johnny Nuriel) fuses burlesque, belly dance, aerial, and LED together to create unique and vibrant performances, sometimes uniting all four in a single act
Lights by Laseronics for your eye holes.
$15 presale, $20 advance
with Hotflash/Inferno $22.50
$50 VIP, $40 Pride NW VIP
10pm, Saturday June 14th
1332 W Burnside
We’re bringing back some of our favorite performers from last year –
Portland Drag King EMILIO comes to us all the way from Rosario, Argentina, and now calls the Pacific Northwest home. Emilio began performing in 2008 in Portland, Oregon, and has graced hundreds of stages since.
KIMIKAZE! From City Nightclub kid to Ms. Gay Alaska, [OMG DOES ANYONE ELSE REMEMBER THE CITY NIGHTCLUB?! CHAT ME UP AT PRIDE, I MEAN THE REAL ME ALLEY HECTOR] cabaret performer and fan dancer Kimikaze! has been gracing stages around the country ever since her first ballet recital at the age of three. Taking a break from her current day job as a sustainable ranch hand, Kimikaze! is thrilled to join us again this year for Inferno’s Pride Party!
Our Portland and Seattle Go-Go’s will be amping the dance floor and stage throughout the evening.
This event is open to the entire LGBT community! Partial proceeds to benefit Pride NW.
Don’t worry we listened to you…..This year we will have more satellite Bars, Fans, and a separate entrance for ticket holders.
Advance tickets for INFERNO: $16.25 ($12.50 + $3.75 service charge)
INFERNO Tickets at the door: $16 ($15 + $1 service charge)
Advance tickets for both Inferno & Gaylabration: $28.43 ($22.50 + $5.93)
6 to 10pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Crystal Ballroom
1332 W. Burnside St
You may or may not be old school enough to be familiar with qPDX but we’re back from a 2+ year hiatus to be your most comprehensive guide to the Rose City’s gay high holidays. So my goal for this spot is to be one-stop shopping for all your Portland Pride 2014 needs. Let me tell you what you can expect.