Fantasy Island and Dolly vs. Bjork

Ah, my little chickadees, alas, though I may boast as of late that the impending summer months will be bringing me back into the queer nightlife of this throbbing town, I must disappoint again. (Although I did manage to make it back to Booty for the 2 year anniversary last week. COngratulate these old bones if you see me) Due to emotional and physical exhaustion I think I have to miss tonight’s Dolly vs. Bjork at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) though it promises to be quite the diva throwdown. I mean who wouldn’t love to see the buxom country blonde entangled with the moody Icelandic artwife?

But wait! The bizarre place that is Queer Portland resumes only 2 days later with one of the most original of queer events — Wild Card. This variety show is not new, although it has had to move from its digs at Bossanova to Acme (1305 SE 8th at Main) but its been one of our best kept secrets. I love to dance, and I love to watch drag shows but either one faces the danger of becoming tedious and overdone. But Wild Card is as unpredictable as its name suggests. Always themed (oh how I adore a good theme) performers take the stage will all kinds of strange talents that go way beyond the lip sync. But there’s plenty of room for drinking, dancing and other merriment. This Friday will see sailors, pirates, and plenty of love-boat-making with a fabulous Fantasy Island theme. How lucky that I just unearthed my sailor hat. I will most definitely be dragging my lazy bum out of the house for this one. And if you don’t believe me, listen to what drag twin extraordinaire Max Voltage has to say:

all aboard! for sexy burlesque, intriguing film shorts, crazy performance art, unpredictable audience participation and prizes, a raffle to benefit Cascade AIDS Project and the world premiere of the steaming hot gender bending local band BASIC, all hosted by comedic drag duo Max Voltage and Splendora, follwed by a dance party with DJ Puppet.

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