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Homomentum is back with a bang (photos & live review)

Doriloves Youall and Puppetrator X perform at Homomentum. Photo by Ty Chance. Do not use without permission.

Friday’s re-introduction to Homomentum with its third season opener, Myths & Legends, was quite possibly the best one yet. The stellar lineup surprised and delighted finding new energy in performance artists we’ve seen grace their stage before, as well as creative first timers. It was a fairly lengthy show, and yet I […]

Best of stage 2011

This year we introduce a best of stage category running down some of our favs in theater, dance, drag and performance art. […]

Interview with GenderFantasy’s Kaj-Anne Pepper

Kaj-Anne Pepper has been a performer, dancer, drag star and multi-modal artist in Portland for several years. We have come to expect great things and Pepper’s upcoming full length show, GenderFantasy, is highly anticipated. It opens this Thursday for a 4 day run at the Headwaters Studio (55 NE Farragut) and amidst the madness Pepper took a moment to talk with qPDX about his process, the show, and those involved in collaborative art. […]

Interview with Not Enough! festival’s Sheana Corbridge and Edgar Frias

"Not Enough! chimera" painted by Sergio Torres and decorated by Not Enough! volunteers. It is a representation of the Not Enough! chimeric spirit. Disparate heterogeneity united in one. Photo by Mary Christmas.

This weekend sees the second annual Not Enough! Festival, a weekend long event aimed at creating more opportunities for queer art and music in a collaborative setting. The art/music/film/performance festival that showcases, encourages and supports new work […]

Learn about the ‘Birds & the Bees’ and ‘feel like you did when you were 16’ in the Cafeteria with Homomentum, Kaia Wilson, STLS, the Butt Plug Klub

Teenage dream Kaia wilson sings songs from her 90s rock roots Friday at Mississippi Pizza

Thursday

Neal Morgan, Hungry Ghost, STLS & New-Dadz DJ Association – Get in the drum line for this booming early show at The Know (2026 NE Alberta). Percussion punk is alive and well in Northeast.

The Cafeteria with guest DJ Mr Charming – Lunch trays and crunk gays is the perfect neighborhood dance spot […]

JD Samson’s MEN take over humpday in PDX

Michael, JD, Ginger of MEN

To see some truly great bands you’ve got to be willing to party mid-week. And for the likes of electro-politico-indie-dance-rockers MEN it’s work any Thursday morning hangover. Headed by frontqueer JD Samson (Le Tigre), the trio are touring with their triumphant freshman album release Talk About Body, bringing it to Rotture (315 SE 3rd) tomorrow night.

Joined by local DJ hero Mr Charming, Silver […]

Kaj-Anne Pepper presents :Shorn – Cuts, Guts and Glamour

Kaj-Anne Pepper is ':Shorn'

Local avant-garde dragster Kaj-Anne Pepper has been all over town this year winning top-homo at Homo’s Got Talent, the Gagadonna edition of Miss Thing, and generally being an all-around drag superstar. In reflection Kaj-Anne has thought of himself as taking over Portland until ChiChi and Chonga burst onto the scene, but I think he can still claim some monarchy over our alterna-drag loving community.

Is […]

Butch Voices comes to Portland

Ivan Coyote, Anna Camilleri and Lyndell Montgomery perform Swell

Ivan Coyote, Anna Camilleri and Lyndell Montgomery perform Swell

Bringing together a grand spectrum of masculinities Butch Voices Regional Conference comes to P-Town this weekend as part of its four state tour. The gathering butchies celebrate a vast array of identities.

We are woman-identified Butches. We are trans-masculine Studs. We are faggot-identified Aggressives. We are noun Butches, adjective Studs and pronoun-shunning Aggressives. We are she, he, hy, ze, zie […]

Rufus Wainwright reigns this weekend along with TBA ‘Art Parties’, women in uniform, parkside talent shows and ‘Dirt’y, skanky ‘Bent’ up favorites

Rufus Wainwright plays tonight as part of the TBA Festival

Tonight

Rufus Wainwright with the Oregon Symphony – Portland’s yearly Time Based Art festival is pretty epic and pretty gay in and of itself. But tonight’s opening act is sure to be one of the more memorable musical collaborations. This celebrated male vocalist has had immense success as a pop star but easily scored an entire opera, Prima Donna, […]

The weekend picks include homeSICK, queerbait!, and ‘One Night Stand’…all for your dirty dirty desires

Jimme Jamma brings down the haus with homeSICK, Saturday. Photo by Peter Sorfa.

Thursday

A-Wol Dance Collective presents Art in the Dark – Fit, beautiful amazing women dancing and flying through the air. And I hear that background looks like a giant fabric vagina.

Whip Cream Olympics at Red Cap – Yet another Red Cap party that some will be titillate some and disgust others, this is a week […]