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Lucky ‘Buckhunters,’ Gaycation with Katastrophe, Her HRC and ‘dancing on your own’ with Gula Delgatto this weekend

Katastrophe performs Saturday with Athens Boys choir at Gaycation

Whew! So one small weekend of only a few events and we’re back to the melee of 20 million dueling events. Here’s what you got to choose from.

Thursday

Triskaidekaphilia (Just My Luck)Former Just Out arts writer Jimmy Radosta hasn’t had the best of luck. But his loss is our comedic gain with his one man show that highlights his growing up in Salem and other gay misfortunes. Billed as  blending the dry wit of David Sedaris with the political humor of Jon Stewart and the cheeky musical stylings of “Weird Al” Yankovic, this love of 13 is surely a good luck charm for the rest of us.

Radical Act at the Reel Music FestivalRadical Act may have been made in 1995 but women in rock still have a glass ceiling. The film screened at Outfest in Los Angeles and appeared in 1999 as part of Miranda July’s “Break My Chainletter” collection, and now it’s being revived at the Reel Music Festival.

Friday

Dirty Queer X rated open mic 4 year anniversaryDirty poets have been gracing the stage at In Other Words for 4 years now! Can you believe it? So this special birthday edition features all kinds of extra goodies such as tasty treats at intermission from New Seasons, Vergnetti’s Coffee, Yogio, Dog House PDX, Urban Grind and Flying Pie Pizza. Bootblacking, photobooth and a dance party follow.

Bent!Only the best new queer night of 2010, as claimed by me…Don’t miss the hot, sweaty, skanky mix of queers turning the Foggy Notion into the Faggy Nation.

Saturday

Mrs. Buckhunter – Yet another night that made it into this year’s best of (at the #2) spot, Mrs takes a burly Northwest hunter theme this month. Expect flannel, leather and lots of references to Brokeback Mountain.

Gaycation with Katastrophe and ABCGaycation is one of the most popular spots to go these days so you wouldn’t think they’d be worried about bringing in amazing live hop hop acts…but you’d be wrong. Trans rappers Katastrophe and Athens Boys Choir take over the Holocene stage to bring you some genderqueer hip hop that is way more real than anything Marshall Mathers has to say.

Gula Delgado

Bearracuda (at a new location!) – Saratoga is the new queer up and coming venue and the hairy loving fags are ready to bring their own brand of queer. Unless you have a party that’s too big to fit anywhere else it’s nice to see a break from Rotture, and Bearracuda is poised to be a success that doesn’t need a club name to be popular. But Saratoga has a great dance floor and cheap drinks. Enough for every lovely beer belly.

Gula Delgado‘s video release party – Drag nightmare extraordinaire, aka Eric Sellers, and amazing local photographer and marketer, is finally putting his nastastic alter ego to good use. Gula has made a video cover of Robyn‘s “Dancing on My Own,” which she’s showing at NW’s most diverse gay Saturday night party, Maricon. I’m not sure exactly what to expect, but Nefertiti Ay and Fannie Mae Darling will be backup dancers in that awkward little space so it’s bound to be dirty and fun. And it’s Robyn.

Sunday

Her HRC Portland – Sometimes it’s nice to have a space just for the ladies. It’s even better when the lesbians can move out of their musical comfort zone. Both are incentives to attend Her HRC this Sunday. I’m especially excited about the funky fusion bhangra hip-hop provided by DJ Anjali. Oh yeah, and you can win a trip to Argentina. Random but awesome.

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