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Portland Pride 2011 Sunday events

The Dolly Pops perform as part of End of the Rainbow

Oh my god, today is the day! So shake off that 3 day hangover and get your ass to the big Pride Parade…Make it Happen! And check out the earlier route and Waterfront Festival maps in case you’ve forgotten. Gay Standard Time is probably ok but the route is short so don’t miss it! And once you’re done […]

Peep show anniversary and KnowHomo gay trivia tonight!

Dirty drag diva Fannie Mae Darling will perform at tonight's Peep Show 1st anniversary

I’m lame and don’t have time for my usual witty posting but I didn’t want you to forget about these 2 awesome events tonight:

KnowHomo queer trivia at Sloans (Williams and Russell)

Join us for our inaugural queer trivia night at sloans! gather your local homoknow-it-alls in teams of 5 or less. $1/person to play. […]

A week of Burlesque with ‘Dangerous Curves” & the ‘Rosehip Revue’

Dangerous Curves

Portland is good at a few things: brewing beer and coffee, paving the way for bicyclists, and performative sex. By that I mean that we have some of the highest per capita strip clubs in the nation, as many would put it. But we’re way better than that even. Because we have nuanced and artsy, but no less sexy, burlesque performances that go way beyond any mere […]

‘Burlescape’ this weekend with ‘Blow Pony’ and ‘JunKtion’s Spring Bling

Blow Pony's 4th anniversary this weekend

Friday

Sweet Basil‘s Grand re-opening – Would you like some drag with your Pad Thai? I’m excited for them, because I want this to be more than a restaurant. Their food is pretty delicious, but can be hit or miss. Everything tastes fresh, but inconsistent (just like top 40’s pop).

Being told, that this is a gay establishment, I was expecting to feel […]

St Patty’s Day weekend includes a ‘Gaycation’ of ‘Chocolate Cities’ and ‘Jelly Rolls’ and lots of bands

Hot gay leprechauns…

Thursday

Happy St Patty’s Day y’all. I know many of you will protest that the “snakes” Patrick was driving out were peace-loving pagans, and yet others of you may be flashing the Protestant orange. Either way I’m not a huge St Pat celebrator but I’m down to drink a green beer and and get pinched with the best of ’em. It is not political for me […]

Burlesquire makes for an early weekend but don’t forget to ‘Drop Shop’ it, bend it, ‘Stain’ it, (Dirt)bag it and get some ChiChi and Chonga

Burlesquire performs monthly at Burlesque in Boyland

Tonight

Burlesque in Boyland with Burlesquire – The weekend just keeps getting earlier! Forget that I’m currently missing out on both Peep Show and Gay Survivor at the moment, tomorrow ushers in the inaugural boylicious burlesque show with Burlesquire. Though there may be male strippers aplenty no one has the sexy shakin’ it skills like these boys. They are loved by lesbians […]

High school jock fantasies fulfilled by ‘Cafeterias’ and Cazwell, brand new ‘Deluxe’ homos, and some serious ‘Dark’ ‘Devotion’

Freddie Fagula at work @ Do The Dark

Cazwell (and some jocks?) plays Sunday

Thought you couldn’t fit any more in with the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival along with Butch Voices? Well…you can try…

Tonight

Cafeteria‘s Jocks and Nerds edition – Fantasies about the high school quaterback are back but I’ll take some Daria nerd glasses too. Either way let’s fetishize all those hot jocks and nerds we still dream about at this hot (literally, […]

Don’t shade your eyes for Peep Show

Sally Ingus Wilder

Variety shows, drag and performance art in Portland can be hit or miss. For as many mind-blowing acts, there are long drawn out talent shows featuring more talking than artistry. But local (and NICE) drag diva Artemis Chase has hit on something fabulous with this year’s Miss Thing so I have no doubts that tomorrow’s Peep Show will be equally worth seeing.

I was just discussing […]

Burlesquire’s first full-length show in review

Burlesquire photo courtesy SinnSavvy Productions

The men of Burlesquire are very cute. They are also very talented. The opening number of their first full-length performance, Mannequin, was a 5 piece bit of choreography that was very much Backstreet Boys meets La la Cage aux Folles. That, along with a very typical comedienne drag queen emcee, Miss Genesis Wild, created a first impression that teetered on the edge of trite. […]

Behind the scenes podcast for Burlesquire’s debut performance

Photo by Tyler Spencer of Coffee For Drew Photography

This Saturday’s Burlesquire extravaganza still has me reeling on several levels so a cohesive review is still in the works. But what these interwebs are good for is transparency of process so, while I gather my thoughts I am happy to share with you yet another Winks and Hunks poor audio quality podcast.

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