Pride parties: The Girls

Rose City Sirens queer burlesque troupe

Thursday June 12th

Gender Bender Variety Show
Featuring performances by the E-Kings, the E Room’s new in-house drag troupe. As always, proceeds from this show go to benefit medical expenses for a member of our transgender community. Egyptian Club (3701 SE Division)

Hot Flash Dance Party
Dance party for seasoned lesbians (mid-30s and beyond) and the women who love them! Featuring ’70’s and ’80s music by DJ Lauren, plus oldies and today’s best dance music from DJ WildFire. Barracuda (9 NW 2nd) 3-9 pm, $8

Friday June 13th

Pride Kick-Off Party
Pride gear giveaways, and a “brand-new, full-length show” by the Rose City Sirens, sponsored by Babeland. Egyptian Club (3701 SE Division) 9 pm, $7-10

The Well of Horniness
A nine-person, high-camp, low-brow Sapphic murder mystery with one corpse, lusty lesbians, murderous dykes, and mysterious women, in the cliff-hanging style of an old-time radio show. Part soap opera, part dyke noir, all silliness. Wine and pastries at the pre-performance fundraiser! (Fundraiser starts at 7 pm.) Q Center (69 SE Taylor) 8 pm, $10-20

Saturday June 14th

The hottest all-woman dance event around. DJ Beyonda, Pride beads, go-go dancers, and more! Wonder Ballroom (128 NE Russell) 9 pm, $10-12

A non-smoking dance party for the 35-plus lesbian set, with music from the ’50s through ’80s. Embers (110 NW Broadway) 5 pm, $6

Out Like That
Portland Pride’s Hottest Party for Women sounds about right–Tribe and Dingo’s have put together a “dream tent” party with Vicci Martinez, the Rose City Sirens, DJ Mel, DJ Lady Adie, DJ Keys, Malice, go-go and fire dancers, and more. Plus, check out the Mexican food and the tequila bar. Jupiter Hotel (800 E Burnside) 7 pm, $10-12, 877-800-0004

Pride Dance 2008
This is “the Big One”! DJs Zita and Nova, Rose City Sirens, Lollipop Karaoke, go-go girls, and breakfast at 2:30 am. The party doesn’t stop until 4 am! Egyptian Club (3701 SE Division) 9 pm, $5-10

Sunday June 15th

It’s Not Over ‘Til I Say It’s Over
A post-parade party with a body-painting contest and karaoke! Egyptian Club (3701 SE Division) 7 pm, FREE!

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