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A weekend of art and music with lesbian softball stories, Fruitillion, the Bathers, Tender Forever, Mattachine and more

Wayne Bund's photo series 'The Bathers' opens Saturday at East End

Check back for our preview of Siren Nation festival, which will encompass the entirety of the weekend. As if you didn’t have enough to work with below.

Thursday

Thursday may not see a whole bunch of new nights but there’s always the stellar, incredibly danceable and Smiths-loving Dirtbag! at the Know (with special guest DJ Ill Camino) and […]

DJ of the Week – L Train

L Train concentrating hard in the DJ booth

L Train concentrating hard in the DJ booth

Every week we introduce you to a local LGBTQ party DJ and ask them about their experiences in the scene and feature an audio mix they’ve made. If you’re interested in being featured contact alley@qpdx.com.

DJ L Train has an irreverent outlook to getting behind the decks, as you can tell from both her name and her pictures. This laid back […]

First Thursday with Rai Villanueva

Rai Villanueva in action

Local aerosol artist Rai Villanueva has has numerous shows profiled here before but the up-and-comer made have found her biggest show yet when she presents her work at the Diesel store this Thursday. The First Thursday opening at the stylish clothier features an open bar and the turntable work of DJ L-Train.

So before little Rai Rai makes it really big we wanted to make […]

‘Rose City RagBag’ art opening featuring Rai Villanueva

Rai Villanueva in action

Aerosol artist Rai Villanueva has been getting increasing attention these days with pieces blowing up all 5 of Portland’s “quadrants,” most recently as part of the 10 day Manor of Art festival. But this weekend the energetic newcomer will be taking over the E Room (3701 SE Division) at 8pm with Rose City RagBag, a celebration of her solo work. Featuring live painting, raffles and […]

‘Verb’ is now a dance action

Today’s Just Out has a a mini-feature for Saturday’s In Other Words fundraiser Verb written by yours truly. Might as well move your feet for a good cause no?

There are a plethora of popular Portland Pride parties happening Saturday June 13, the night before the big parade. But only one hosted by and benefiting a women’s and feminist bookstore would appreciate such overuse of alliteration.

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