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Vive la Q! this weekend…’That’s so Gay!’…and so is Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie,'s portrait of model/actress Jenny Shimizu - Jenny (Bed), 2009. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery

Thursday

Catherine Opie talks about her current exhibition GirlfriendsEveryone loves a portrait they can relate to. For the queer community Opie’s work is the perfect synthesis of artistry and familiarity. Our very on heartfelt Annie Leibovits-style gaylebrity photographer. She pushes the envelope while making us queerdos feel uniquely at home.

CafeteriaHot lunch is back on the dance floor with this tiny bar crowded school daze celebrating gay night. Really great gender mix. You know this one.

Friday

ChiChi and Chonga‘s Dining with DelinquentsForget dining with divas, it’s much more fun to eat out with the juvvie equivalents. Apparently they’ve got some debt to pay off at Hamburger Mary’s for the last performance and this is their community service. These tokin’ drag queens give you dinner theater at its worst.

That’s So Gay! Black and White party (Bend) – This jam, featuring hip hop lezzies God-des and She, is taking the party south to Bend, courtesy Central Oregon Gay-Straight Alliance and ASCOCC. Opening act CJ and the Dolls will be no less extraordinary, featuring a quartet of backup dancers that will shake their booties for like 6 whole songs. Colleges often throw the best parties and where else are you gonna see drag rock and gay hip hop in a picturesque mountain tourist town?

GayborhoodIt’s a beautiful day in NoPo.

God-des and She play this weekend in Bend and Salem

JunKtionAnd…the competing Friday night gay neighborhood shindig. Both are good. The walkability factor determines it for me. (Oh, and guest DJ Slutshine of course.

Saturday

Q Center’s Winter Gala Vive la Q!The Executive Director is gone, long live the Executive Director! This year’s celebration of the Q Center will be a special, if bittersweet, one as we celebrate former Executive Director Kendall Clawson‘s journey into the office of the governor. You know that means the money and the drinks will be flowing and the debauchery and tears will be equally and thoughtfully matched. So go to the Nines to dress to the nines because you can enjoy a fundraiser when it’s by us for us…

Portland Lesbian Choir presents Across the DivideLatin heat, unforgettable folk songs, and modern melodies that traverse the western hemisphere will certainly be an auditory delight.

Goddess and She with Kiss Kill (Salem) – The hip hop duo decides to grace yet another small Oregon town with their MC might. What have we done to be so deserving? Forget Portlandia all of Oregon’s gettin’ hot these days (metaphorically only unfortunately). Ans as for the queer-fronted Kiss Kill, well they’re just straight up 90s style indie-rock/pop-punk from PDX with their debut album “Keychain Pistols” ready to drop.

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