Gay Guide to Halloween

So, I’m going to blatantly swipe Halloween info from JustOut, because really folks, why research twice? But I’m going to give them lots of love and links and squeal over how excited I am that they finally have (most) of their content now viewable online. And even for those odd tidbits that don’t make it onto the site (like why is there nothing on the Out & About page?) they do offer the entire paper in pdf form. Such is the unfortunate fate of the Halloween Guide, so I shall reproduce much of its content here:

Thursday, Oct. 27

Gay-owned Onda Arte Latina unveils Paintings for Day of the Dead, featuring oil and mixed media on canvas by Ana Fuentes and acrylic and watercolor on paper by Ariana Austin. The exhibit continues through Nov. 22. (6-9 p, 2215 NE Alberta St.)

Friday, Oct. 28

Queer-owned Studio 2507 celebrates Day of the Dead with a traditional shrine in conjunction with Bones and Wheels, Scott Ringsage’s series of sculptures of skeletons driving cars and trucks. The shrine remains up through Nov. 1, and the exhibit continues through Nov. 6. (6-9 p, 2507 SE Clinton St.)

Miracle Theatre Group’s Day of the Dead Festival celebrates its 11th year with an original work, La Noche Eterna (The Night Eternal), a bilingual folk tale of one espiritulonging for return to the land of the living through the mythical gates of Mictln. Opening night reception catered by La Calaca Comelona. The production continues through Nov. 13. (7:30 pm Thursday, 8 p Friday and Saturday, 2 p Sunday. 525 SE Stark St. $14-$18 from 503-236-7253.)

The Portland Shockwave women’s football team presents the first-ever Tackling the Enemy Masquerade Ball at lesbian-owned restaurant/bar Vitis Enoteca. The event will include a variety of performers, from belly dancers to rock bands to R & B singers, followed by raffle prizes and dancing to the sounds of DJ Lauren. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (9:30 p, 535 NW 16th Ave. $10.)

Saturday, Oct. 29

Get ready for a hauntingly good time as Rose City Swing calls up Transylvania 6-5000A Halloween Dance at the Ambridge Center. Bring your boyfriend, ghoulfriend, mummy or sugar daddy, or come alone if you wish. Dress up in your favorite monster or swing-era outfit for an evening of photos, costume prizes and spiritsof more than one kind! (8 p, 300 NE Multnomah St. $15 from Music Millennium.)

C.C. Slaughters throws its 25th annual Halloween Party featuring costume contests, hostess Bolivia Carmichaels and music by DJ Alex Hollywood. (9 p, 219 NW Davis St. $5.)

Joq’s presents Halloween strippers featuring the Boo-gie Boys! (9 p, 2512 NE Broadway.)

Join the ghouls and goblins in the haunted Tomb for the Egyptian Club’s Halloween Bash. The audience-judged costume contest will begin at the stroke of midnight, with the winner taking home either $100 cash or a portable DVD player with a few horror movies. The clocks will be set back at 2:15 am, so you will have an extra hour for dancing, drinking and playing Lollipop Karaoke for spooky prizes! (9 p, 3701 SE Division St. $5.)

Andaz (Portlands longest-running monthly dance party dedicated to new music) presents Bollywood Horror III hosted by DJs Anjali and The Incredible Kid at Fez Ballroom. Cash and prizes for best costumes! (9 p-3 a, 316 SW 11th Ave. $10 with costume.)

Gay-owned Chameleon throws its ninth annual Halloween Costume Party featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres, go-go dancers, DJ Gino Mari of The Gentry, a special performance by radical drag troupe Sissyboy and other surprises all night long! Invitations are available any evening before the event at the restaurant. (11 p, 2000 NE 40th Ave. $5 with invitation, $10 without.)

Sunday, Oct. 30

Portland Metro Performing Arts Center and School presents an authentic re-enactment of the 1938 Halloween night radio broadcast of War of the Worldsin the manner made famous by Orson Welles through Oct. 31. (3 p Sunday, 7:30 p Monday. 9933 SE Pine St. $5 individuals, $15 families from 503-408-0604.)

Stark Raving Theatre presents its second annual Halloween fund-raising party, Horror on Hawthorne, at Sabala’s. Bring your fellow ghouls and join the actors and staff for a night of appetizers, karaoke, casino games and a costume contest for “wicked” prizes. (7 p, 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd. $12 at the door, $10 in advance from 503-232-7072 or

Win a $250 cash prize and other giveaways during the Sexiest Halloween Costume Contest at the Rose Citys newest bathhouse, Steam Portland. Come in for a trick or a treator both! (10 p judging. 2885 NE Sandy Blvd.)

Monday, Oct. 31

Compete for a portable DVD player during the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at the Egyptian Club. Come in costume for a bonus chip! (Denomination will range from 10 to 100.) (7 and 9:30 pm. 3701 SE Division St.)

Portland’s punk drag troupe presents The Voluptuous Horror of Sissyboy featuring The Divided, The Cancer Fags and DJs Jimme Jamma, Bitemark and Sitandspin at the Doug Fir Lounge. (9 pm. 830 E Burnside St. $5.)

Lesbian-owned Middle Eastern bar Zaytoon screens John Carpenter’s Halloween as part of its October Horror Festival. (9:30 pm. 2236 NE Alberta St.)


Courtesy the Merc, Friday will feature members of Fireballs of Freedom, Team Dresch, and others dressing up as Wipers, Misfits, the Gits, and MC5 cover bands at Liberty Hall (311 N Ivy St).

And Halloween itself will burst in at the Nopo seams at the 70s trucker extravaganza that is Sloan’s Tavern (NE Williams and Russell). These folks are gonna be there:

Emily Herring

?Fact or Fiction

*winner’s* magic show

DJ Hedo “Stasche Ride” Breceda

and special secret guests (t.b.a.)

9 p, $5 or so.

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