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Pride celebration Main and Cafe Stage schedules

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There’s a million and 1 Pride related parties and events but the Waterfront Village celebration itself sports some talented performers, and all at donation prices. And now that you can carry your beer throughout the booths in the lovely lighthearted PDX sunshine, it might be hard to pull yourself away.

Here are a few acts that make our hit list followed by a complete lineup:

Uh Huh Her

Saturday night’s main stage headliners (performing from 9 to 10pm) Uh Huh Her are known primarily for band member Leisha Hailey aka Alice from the L Word. But the Hailey and bandmate Camila Grey are talented way beyond Hailey’s TV celebrity status, putting out catchy yet complex pop songs. The duo’s Freshman album, Common Reaction made my top 10 list last year and has since been on constant rotation on my iPod. Unfortunately I’m still waiting for dance remixes.

Chris Pureka

Even someone who is not a big folk fan like me can appreciate the soothing strumming and parched, wounded voice of Chris Pureka. Besides, her calm good looks make it bearable to follow her songs into the depths of depression she puts forth so well.

Minerva

Saturday afternoon’s Minerva claim to have a queer factor of 75% but judging by the band and relationship break ups, hiccups and connections I’d give ’em an additional 10% easy. A mix of art rockin’ genres Minerva’s dark guitar is a welcome break from dance music.

Splendora

The infamous former Sissyboy giant has returned to Portland in order to emcee Pride and make a host of other guest appearances. He really needs no introduction to most, but let me just say the fake eyelashes, tattoos and shifty attitude are a winning combo.

Main Stage schedule
Saturday, June 13th

12:00-12:15 Opening Prayer
12:15-1:15 Pet Parade
1:15-1:30 pm Speaker: Our House
1:30-2:30 pm Chris Pureka
2:30-3:00 pm Andrea Gibson
3:00-3:15 pm Speaker: Black Pride
3:15-4:00 pm Sophie Lux
4:00-4:15 pm Speaker: Q Center
4:15-4:45 pm Malcolm Rollick
4:45-5:00 pm Speaker: SMYRC
5:00-5:30 pm Blaque Butterfly
5:30-5:45 pm Speaker: Portland Latino Gay Pride: !La Lucha!
5:45-6:15 pm Katie Sawicki
6:15-6:30 pm Speaker: TBA
6:30-7:00 pm Felina’s Arrow
7:00-7:15 pm Speaker: TBA
7:15-8:00 pm The Big Package
8:00-8:15 pm Speaker: TBA
8:15-8:45 pm The Motels
9:00-10:00 pm UH HUH HER
EMCEES
12:30-1:30PM Pet Parade Emcee TBD
3:00-6:00PM Poison Waters
6:00-10:00PM Courtenay Hameister

Sunday, June 14th

1:00-1:15 pm Portland Gay Men’s Chorus
1:15-1:30 pm Speaker: Cascade Aids Project
1:30-2:00 pm Portland Taiko
2:00-2:15 pm Speaker: TBA
2:15-2:45 pm Emily Herring
2:45-3:00 pm Speaker: TBA
3:00-3:30 pm Bellydancing with SEEDs of Euphoria
3:30-3:45 pm Speaker: Pride Build
3:45-4:45 pm Queen Burlesque of the Northwest
4:45-5:00 pm Speaker: TBA
5:00-6:00 pm Melange Lavonne

Cafe Stage schedule

Saturday, June 13th

Emcee: Splendora

1:00-1:30 PM– PDXMAJESTY
1:45-2:15—– The Kings of Portland
2:30-3:15—– Sexual Minorities Youth Resource Center
3:30-4:15—– Jim Strange&Proud&Damned
4:30-5:00—– Minerva
5:15-6:00—– Hearts of Liars

6:00PM Entertainment Ends

Sunday, June 14th

1:00-1:30—– Laura Ivancie
1:45-2:00—– Gone Against Blue
2:15-2:45—– DJ Girlfriend
3:00-3:30—– Annie Vergnetti
3:45-4:15—– Lex and Cat
4:30-5:00—– Kiss Kill Rocks
5:15-6:00—– Collective of Geniuses

6:00 PM Entertainment Ends

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