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Siren Nation women’s music, art and film festival takes on Portland for the 5th year

Patty Schemel's 'Hit so Hard' screens Thursday

This 5th edition of Siren Nation, a celebration of women in music, art, and film and takes over many venues throughout this weekend. They’ve had some great music acts over the years, including a Team Dresch reunion that was not to be missed. This year the fun begins with an epic looking art show at the Albina Press opening Thursday. It features […]

Siren Nation women’s music and art festival returns for a 4th year

Tara Jane O'Neil performs Friday at the Someday Lounge

Portland is no stranger to alternative and women-centric music. But for a while little sister Olympia seemed to have the best fests, Homo-a-gogo, Ladyfest, Yo-Yo. All of those have evolved beyond the PacNW but Portland has taken on its own women’s festival. Now in it’s 4th year Siren Nation, is no longer a fledgling fest but the real deal.

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Siren Nation Festival returns this weekend

The Lovers play Friday night at Someday Lounge

The Siren Nation Festival is a celebration of woman-fueled art, music, film, and knowledge. If that sounds like a lot, it is. Beginning with a kick off festival this Thursday the 5th at Olympic Mills Building (107 SE Washington). This free, all ages event from 6-10pm will feature the DJ talents of DJ Safi and DJ Tender and some spontaneous performance […]

Dolly Parton covers for a cause

Dolly still looks fabu in her 60s…

Originally printed in Just Out:

Dolly Parton may not be an out queer herself (though, believe me, the rumors swirl like an overactive hot tub about Parton and longtime pal Judy Ogle), but she’s always been a champion of gay, lesbian, bi and trans causes.In a musical genre so often dominated by gun-toting good ole boys, the buxom beauty is fearless; […]

This Weekend: Gay Mart, Pinker Shade of Gay (Sat, not Fri!!), Dolly Parton Hoot Night…

It’s getting busy, folks. I know this by the fact that I am expected at 5 different events this Friday! Two are private events, but Pride is definitely heating up. We here at QPDX.com are going to try and cover as much as we can…so before you say “Hey! You didn’t mention/cover/go to/take photos of XYZ” remember there is only two of us (Adina is sadly out of town…).

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Siren Nation’s opening night in review

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Siren Nation preview: The workshops

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Siren Nation preview: Arts and Crafts

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Siren Nation preview: The music

Head out to the 2nd annual women’s music and arts festival already in progress […]

‘Viva Voce Virus’ at the Siren Nation Festival

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