Social calendar (blantant appropriation from Just Out)

The weather seems to indicate that summer is just about upon us and with it comes more events than you could possibly drag your lazy, sunbathing bum to. While laying in the sun this weekend I circled oh so many things in the calendar section of Just Out, yet I am sure I will make it to few of them. Nevertheless, here are the ones I will try to get to, and if you get tired of sipping daiquiris by the pool, so should you.


• Movie Night Monday at lesbian-owned Middle Eastern bar Zaytoon. Tonights films are Breakfast at Tiffanys and Get Shorty. (8:30 pm. 2236 NE Alberta St.)


• Beginning writers as well as more established readers come together for inspirational rants and performances during Dexters Spoken Mic every second and fourth Tuesday at In Other Words. (8 pm. 8 NE Killingsworth St.)

• House of C*** entertainer Amber Martin presents her gayest show ever at Towne Lounge. Stick around to hear her DJ afterward! (11 pm. 714 SW 20th Place. $2-$2,000 sliding scale.)


• Gay writer Matthew Stadler hosts the Back Room, an occasional series of intellectual presentations featuring dinner, drinks and live music at Ripe. Tonights guest is photographer Gregory Crewdson in conversation with Stephanie Snyder of Reed Colleges Cooley Gallery. (7 pm. 2240 N Interstate Ave. $42 from 503-235-2294 or

• The Red Cap Garage presents Vas-o-Line, a monthly dance party featuring DJs Beyonda, Dandylion, Stormy and Sol spinning an eclectic array of progressive beats for a full night of nicotine-free aerobics. (9 pm. 1035 SW Stark St. $3-$5 sliding scale.)


• Former Oregon State University football player Esera Tuaolo discusses and signs his book, Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL, at Vitis Enoteca. Proceeds benefit Multnomah County Chair Diane Linns re-election campaign. (5:30-7:30 pm. 535 NW 16th Ave. $35.)


• The Oregon Bears throw their monthly Double X Dance at C.C. Slaughters. (9 pm-1 am. 219 NW Davis St. $2.)

• Bad Girls presents Dyke Night at the Eagle featuring an auction, a raffle and live performers. Proceeds benefit Bradley-Angle House. (9 pm-midnight. 1300 W Burnside St. $4-$10 donation.)

• The Blow performs with Scout Niblett, Faerie Talk and Everything Is Fine at Berbatis. (9:30 pm. 231 SW Ankeny St. $7.)


• Discover high-paying, high-skilled careers in the construction-related trades during the 14th annual Women in Trades Career Fair at the National Electrical Contractors Association/International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Training Center. (9 am-4 pm. 16021 NE Airport Way.)

• The Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire presents Damsels, Divas and Dudes, a family-friendly evening of music, dance and impersonation, at Hult Centers Soreng Theater in Eugene. Proceeds benefit HIV Alliance. (7 pm. 1 Eugene Center. $25 from box office, 541-682-5000 or

• The Embers presents Deaf Comedy Night, a popular annual showcase of deaf actors using American Sign Language with a voice interpreter. (7:30-9:30 pm. 110 NW Broadway. $5.)

• Find out what all of Europe has been talking about: Berlin cabaret diva Dahlia revisits Dietrichif Dietrich had done post-punk electro discowith 3asic and DJs Boy and Puppet at Porkys Pub. (9 pm. 835 N Lombard St. $5.)

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