Now in its 3rd (4th? I dunno, I’m getting old) year, Queerlandia is becoming the traditional kickoff for Portland Pride and also a reminder that Embers, the only gay bar still sporting prominent rainbows in a very visible area downtown, is still a thing. It’s a particularly great start because it features not only the club vibe dance party but also a craft fair, performances and 2 rooms to give you room to create the Pride that’s right for you.
Host Serendipity Jones will guide you through a stage that is bound to be energetic with performances from Carla Rossi + the Gays of Future Past and there are so many DJs you’ll be exhausted dancing (yeah on a Thursday) through the sets of:
Riff-Raff (Shade | Seattle’s Opulent Queer Empire)
Sappho (Turnt Up!/Chicken Strip/Hard Yes)
HOLD MY HAND (Bridge Club/Polari)
Orographic (Queerlandia/Bridge Club)
Huf N Stuf (Queerlandia/Bridge Club)
And in the chiller corner are caricatures by Tuna Doodle and goods to quench your local shopping thirst by Scrafts, Bang Bang Crafts and more.
And lest you forget that being gay wasn’t always (and still isn’t always) just a big party, it is also a benefit for Bradley Angle’s LGBTQ domestic violence services.
9pm, Thursday June 12th
110 NW Broadway
For reals, here’s the deal..We’re gonna have a little shit show of a daytime party at Habesha. Just come and see what happens.You know if you’re coming to dance at 1pm on pride Saturday, you’re on a damn level queen.
PS, there’s a stage..Feel the call?
Dance Party // Patio // Performance // Shit Show For Sure
Please dontate $3-5 at the door for our DJ’s and Performer!!
Sappho (Turnt Up/Chicken Strip)
Riff Raff (Shade Seattle)
Troubled Youth (Blackbook Thursday’s)
$3-5, 1pm Saturday June 14th
801 NE Broadway St
A distinctively alternative Pride scenario for movers, shakers, tastemakers, and you.
Your downtown Pride doesn’t have to be passé. Come enjoy Pride Sunday with your fellow queer and allied community activists, cheerleaders, artists, qweens, proud marys, deviants, enablers and you.
We will have a delicious brunch buffet and hangover helpers to help you get back on your feet from the night before. ;^)
Come enjoy the sites from PICA’s lovely gallery and veranda as we take in the sunshine and the beautiful view of downtown Portland, love on each other, and celebrate yet another year with this amazing community.
As per usual… Don’t forget the Disco!
*Robot Hustle ( Honey Soundsystem SF)
*Sappho (Turnt Up!/Hard Yes)
*Huff N Stuff ( Bridge Club)
*Justin Longerbeam (Parallels)
Curated by Chanticleer Tru & Dickey Pete
$12, 12pm (Sharp) to 4PM
Sunday June 15th
As always this event will fill up… Get your ticket in advance http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/728279
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
415 SW 10th Ave (Suite 300)