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Slutwalkers, link arms and head down to Sugar Town, a jock auction, a porch parlor, and the waiting arms of Lady Bunny this weekend

The infamous Lady Bunny performs Friday at Red Cap

Thursday

Sugar Town queer soul night – Rotture’s soul night has become a staple in Portland nightlife both gay and straight. But as with many popular nights the douchebags inevitably catch on, and it can be even worse at a “straight” night. I’m not sure if this happened to the beloved soul night, but it was time for us to […]

Art, archives, ‘Love Potions,’ the ‘Notorious’ ChiChi and Chonga and ‘Butt Plugs’ fill your weekend

All new works from Rai Villanueva

Thursday

CAP Archives Grand Opening and Exhibit – AIDS has been a part of our culture for 30 years now but CAP has been with us for almost as long. Celebrating its 25th anniversary CAP presents an exhibit of activist art and ephemera that will tug on your heartstrings at the same time as making you laugh at past marketing campaigns and images. […]

Pride countdown begins with the weekdays

Rai Villanueva will help kick off Pride with Thursday's gay ass Diesel party

Recently added events starred like so*

Truthfully, I think I’ve been putting off the Pride 2010 calendar because there’s do damn much to do that I’m overwhelmed. So let’s take this piece by piece. First, there’s plenty to do before we even get to the weekend. Workin’ stiffs, of which I now be one, gird your […]

Queer Agenda video podcast episode 2 with Fat Fancy and Rai Villanueva

Queer Agenda vodcast #2 is a little late folks but all the more timely, perhaps, as the big blokes get a clothing swap this Thursday, so too, can the plus sized ladies have a store their very own when we visit the girls at Fat Fancy. Check out their website at http://fatfancyfashions.com/

We also check in with local queer aerosol artist Rai Villanueva as she prepares for her shows up […]

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 […]

Tartdown and other Wednesday night happenings

DJ Automaton at the decks

Wednesdays are often quite a full hump day with the weekly Fame/Gay Pizza/Slice, and monthlies Lube Job and Gloss. But tonight also features a special mix of 2 of Holocene’s (1001 SE Morrison) dykiest nights. Tonight’s Tartdown is a celebration of Double Down and Tart as well as a going away party of sorts.

From the organizers:

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‘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 […]

The Manor of Art

uNumbered by TJ Norris

Milepost 5 (900 NE 81st Ave), an “intentional community centered around creative individuals” is already a striking art projects in Portland’s Montavila neighborhood. One building, the Lofts, is already finished and another, the Studios, is in the works. The 51,000 square foot Studios building is phase 2 of Milepost 5; formerly the Baptist Manor Retirement Home, which was built in stages between 1928 and 1956.

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Art, music, benefit, Barberama…a good time

Mural work by Rai Villanueva

Keep your night summer weekend nights with a laid back Sunday evening show at queer-friendly hairdressers (is there another kind?) Barberama (3905 MLK). A benefit for local bartender, performer and personality Colyn Fernandez, this soiree serves a bigger purpose in the march toward transition.

Electro beats by DJ Machineversman sets the backdrop to the intensely primal paintings by aerosol ninja extraordinaire Rai Villanueva. Outsider […]