Happy Homo Halloween – parties and events


Fruitcake goes all out for All Homo's Eve

Whether you like dressing up in order to explore your faggy sense of fashion, to explore the costumes and the performance on self or just for the silly, scary fun of it all, Halloween is a homo-happy holiday. Here are some of the events you shouldn’t miss. Let the screams begin.

Saturday Oct 24th

Halloween week starts off right with Blow Pony‘s Night of the Living Queens brain draining dance party. Hosted By the Scum queen Artemis Chase with performances by Anna Conda (SF charlie Horse), Glamamore (SF charlie horse), Muthachucka (SF charlie horse), Hoku Mama Swamp (SF charlie Horse), Turleen (SF charlie Horse).

Brain Eating beats by DJs Airick, Kinetic, Yur Momm, Trans Fat, iL Camino, Jodi Bon Jodi, Andy Bearhugger, and a mysterious Special Guest makes for a busy busy night. Ghoul moving, which I can only assume of creepy, sexy cool go go dancing will be provided by Charlie Sharps, Heatherette, Nicoletta and Pony. If you didn’t have shivers already, you will now.

Sunday Oct 25th

The Q Center‘s (4115 N Mississippi) Spooktacular is an afternoon celebration for the kiddies from 2 to 4 that should be entertaining enough for the whole family. With pumpkin carving, caramel apples, a costume contest, face painting, live music and even eerie drag queens (who knew they were so popular with the Duplo set?) it’s bound to be even more family fun than the last Shrek.

Friday Oct 30th

Friday night begins Halloween weekend in earnest, and the gayest kick off events have got to be Homoween with DJs Girlfriends and Automaton at Branx (320 SE 2nd) and HellHouse at Someday Lounge (125 NW 5th). Homoween will be the last stop for Los Angeles bound DJ Automaton, while the pairing with Girlfriends is sure to make a nicely mixed crowd.

I have a feeling though, that the dynamic duo may be eclipsed by former Sissyboy members Church performing HellHouse, a spoof on religious right anti-abortion, anti-gay houses of horror with skit, song, multimedia, and a blur of smeared lipstick and soft-core pornography. Following their 8pm performance is We Got The Meat, Portland’s only all-male Go Gos tribute band.

Saturday Oct 31st


Tabloid at Red Cap

The big night itself starts calmly enough with the Hot Flash Dance Halloween Party 5-9pm at Barracuda (9 NW 2nd Ave) featuring B.B. Dolls onstage singing and go-go’s a-dancing. There will be a contest with prizes for the sexiest and funniest costumes.

Red Cap Garage‘s (1035 SW Stark St) Hallloween party theme this year is Tabloid, a celebration of all things celeb. Fashion yourself as your favorite and win $500 in cash. Prizes for best celebrity costume and also for best overall costume. Be one of the first 100 people down the red carpet and receive a guest gift bag. Be ready though – the paparazzi will be thick! Hosted by MC Adam West as Perez Hilton and renowned DJ Phil B. on the decks until 4am.

Fruitcake at Rumpspankers (700 NE Dekum) is also taking it big, expanding into the Village Ballroom with 2 dancefloors for their All Homo’s Eve party. Gay-famous cover bands that are gonna rock your nostalgic world (Halloween style):

Feelin’ Alright – featuring Kaia Wilson of Team Dresch, Jenny Hoysten of Erase Errata, and Katy Davidson of Dear Nora

Minor Treat – featuring Nicole Georges, Lauren K Newman (LKN) and Terrica Kleinknecht of Palo Verde

Gays in Toyland – featuring Mando Blanco of Magic Johnson and Beren of Fuck You Safari

Black Celebration – featuring Sarah Gottesdeiner of The Gay Deceivers, Timmy Straw and Nikki of Grandpa’s Ghost Stories

Hell Is For Children – featuring Bob, Jen, and Jen from Judy

Also dance numbers from Untrained, I and DJ sets by Beyonda (Soul Night & Buck N’ Bounce), Freddie Fagula (Lube Job & Fruitcake), Nolita (Fruitcake) Jenny Hoyston (Casual Encounters), Gottesfinger (White Light Dance Party, Gloss) and the leztastic DJ Labrys spinning underground gems between bands!

Addendum: So you know that place out in East County that Z100 is always promoting, The New Copper Penny? Billing itself as the place that “Portland” goes to party (really, Portlanders?) it is most decidedly not a gay bar. Nevertheless the theme of this year’s costume contest? Lady Gaga. That’s right, hordes of ladies and presumably gentlemen will compete to out gay each other dressed as one of the queerest mainstream performers out there. I love it.

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