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Bearracuda returns to Portland Saturday

The beginnings of autumn may have put a slight lull into Portland’s queer nightlife as we all toyed with the idea of staying in, cuddling our snuggies, but I assure you this was a temporary lapse in judgment. We are still two weeks out from Halloween and already the weekend is packed with dress up dance parties.

Tonight’s monthly lady party, Crave, at Crush (1400 SE Morrison) sports a hot zombie theme with go go dancers, fog and strobe lights. Visceral Visuals will be on site projecting horror video imagery on the walls and the Molotov Dolls, Portland’s newest burlesque troupe, will have a sexy scary Halloween themed debut. DJs Mani & Monika.Mhz (top 40s, electro, house, hip hop) on the decks.

However, this ladies night has a new rival in the E Room’s (3701 SE Division) She-Bop, which is hosting a tribute to Cyndi Lauper dance-a-thon. DJs Party Martyr and Queef Lorraine, 80s drag encouraged and 5 for $5 vodka drinks make it a fierce battle of feminine fun.

Saturday night sees even more dueling queerness when the reigning king of the queer nights, Gaycation, returns with organizer Mr. Charming‘s birthday weekend edition. The Libra-celebratory night of mayhem will be scored by DJs Snowtiger, Chelsea Starr, and the (Mr.) Charming birthday boy herself.

But the biggest, hairiest, social event this weekend has got to be the return of Bearracuda, at Rotture (315 SE 3rd). What started as a once a year event was so successful it’s back in a mere 3 months. And now that there’s a little chill in the air, cuddling up to your furry cutie will be even better. Portland party pup, DJ Sam Storicks, is back to kick off the night with local favorites, Rude Dudes, headlining this time. Tasty snacks and glowing cubby club toys are sure to tame the beast.

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