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Get your raunchy comedy, your Rebel Grrl and your Sass Patrol ready for a weekend of the old and the new, the Bent and the blue

Claw vs. Claw plays Saturday at the 1 year anniversary of Rebel Girl

Claw vs. Claw plays Saturday at the 1 year anniversary of Rebel Girl

Don’t forget Electrogals, which continues all week. And check out an interview with founder Heather Perkins from earlier in the week.

Thursday

Fist: Electro queer night – New dance night at a new venue. And we like new and different don’t we? Jams from DJ Hookerface so be prepared. This is an electro night and Hooker [...]

Saved by the Bell or God Save the Queen, music Lovers get Beyond Thunderdome in a weekend of Underwear Crush

We don't need another hero, we just need Mrs. Beyond Thunderdome Saturday

We don't need another hero, we just need Mrs. Beyond Thunderdome Saturday

There’s always lots to do on the weekend but only one weekend is bigger than the weeklong celebration of International LGBT film, PLGFF. We’ll have previews all week long so stay tuned.

Thursday

Cafteria‘s Saved By the Bell edition – It’s time to bust out the cuffed acid wash jeans and use that aerosol to make those [...]

This weekend it’s time to be a Hot Mess as you say goodbye to Doll House and indulge in (Del Shores) Sordid Confessions

Del Shores shares all his 'Sordid Confessions' Sunday at Red Cap

Del Shores shares all his 'Sordid Confessions' Sunday at Red Cap

Thursday

Hot mess talent contest – The first week of the up-and-coming local talent competition. Can we beat Tyra in snarkiness or Simon Cowell in cruelty? Well it’s time to find out.

Streateaters, Mishaps, Fucking Lesbian Bitches – Goddamn dyke punk ok?

The Cafeteria – Summer school’s in session so it’ll be all the bad girls and boys [...]

A whole lotta dancin’ this weekend with the likes of Cock Block, LA Kendall, Notorious Neon, Bearracuda’s 2 year anniversary and more

Limp Wrist

Seattle's LA Kendall will make a PDX appearance Friday at Bent

Thursday

Sweet Tea – Sounds like the perfect summer refresher for those St Johns gays.

Dirtbag! – Your stellar dance party with the Smiths happy ending (is that an oxymoron?) takes up residence at my favorite Alberta dive once again.

Friday

Bent with special guests – Lifepartner will be at the decks along with Seattle superstar [...]

Portland Pride 2011 Sunday events

Reese Rideout headlines the Refuge White Party

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 [...]

Super sonic weekend of Joey Arias, dirtbags, sweet tea, little art, big causes, and some butt plug double trouble

Butt Plug Klub welcomes Kaj-Anne Pepper back to PDSex

Butt Plug Klub welcomes Kaj-Anne Pepper back to PDSex

What else do you really need to do this weekend but ensconce yourself in QDoc? OK, fine. Here’s a bunch of other cool stuff, but I’m tired, so commentary is short.

Thursday

Dirtbag! – No less a fabulous femme kickass DJ than she ever was, Gutter Glamour has reemerged from the chrysalis as Bruce la Bruiser. Joined by guest Freddie [...]

You’ll be ‘Feelin’ Alright’ this weekend of sissy bounce, Seattle 90s grunge, and S&M love

Big Freedia plays Friday at Buck & Bounce 5 and his DJ and backup dancer join fellow DJ Beyonda at Mrs. 94 on Saturday

Big Freedia plays Friday at Buck & Bounce 5 and his DJ and backup dancer join fellow DJ Beyonda at Mrs. Seattle '94 on Saturday

Thursday

DirtBag! – Thursday night fav with a penchant for late night Smiths jams. A promise and a warning. Special guest DJ Freddie Fagula this week is sure to make it a class act.

Friday

Big Freedia at Buck & Bounce 5 – We [...]

Grrl punks Sick of Sarah play tonight

Sick of Sarah

Sick of Sarah

Portlandia‘s not the only place the 90s seem to be making a comeback. Compared to Sleater-Kinney and The Breeders riot grrl/punk outfit Sick of Sarah is wooing ladies and winning hearts across the music industry with their genuine sound that calls upon their riot grrl roots while still remaining current.

The Minneapolis based band is currently on tour promoting their new album 2205, and will be [...]

Labor day weekend picks for the ‘Mrs.’ first time, frozen t-shirt’s last time, and Static’s good times

Kaj-Anne Pepper hosts the first Mrs.

Kaj-Anne Pepper hosts the first Mrs.

As much as I love you all, I can’t say I’m sad to leave town, which is currently raining and may be one of the shortest summer’s I’ve ever experienced in my many PDX years, this holiday weekend. But there are a few eclectic first and last times that are worth checking out if you are braving the local weather for that last [...]

C.L.I.T. Fest PDX brings the punk rock/DIY weekend

Palo Verde's Lauren K Newman (left) and Terrica Kleinknecht

Palo Verde's Lauren K Newman (left) and Terrica Kleinknecht

C.L.I.T. Fest (Combating Latent Inequality Together) is a DIY punk fest with music, workshops, discussions, a flea market and picnicking organized to address sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in punk and to celebrate the strengths and potential of our community.

And it’s a big community. The lineup includes a vast array of local and international bands (I think about 25…and [...]