The Shape of Water (2017)
Cinema 21 & Hollywood Theatre
$7–10, all ages
Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins) falls in love with a humanoid amphibian (Doug Jones) housed in the secretive government facility where she works.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
Love Actually (2003)
5:30 p.m. (screening Dec. 13)
$3–4, all ages
Nine holiday love stories overlap over the Christmas weekend.
Finehouse: A Tribute to Amy Winehouse
Vocalist Justine V. and a ten-piece band play Winehouse’s greatest hits and rarities, supported by Prom Queen and DJ Lady Listen.
Invincible Kung Fu Legs (1980)
$7–9, all ages
A man is hired to train a princess and her servant in the kung fu arts after he kills a man in self-defense. Meanwhile, the dead man’s brother seeks revenge.
The Fixin’ To
$5–10, all ages
Lynn Conover, Vincente Valentino Elishiva and other musical guests perform with poet John Slaughter while visual artist Ryan Zimmerman creates works based on the experience.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
Little Miss Nasty, Gina and the Eastern Block, guests
Touring L.A. burlesque troupes perform high energy group numbers to rock songs.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
$7–9, all ages
Rachel (Piper Perabo) falls for Luce (Lena Heady) as she gets ready to marry her fiance Heck (Matthew Goode).
Thursday, Dec. 14
$40–120, all ages
Peaches Christ and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 winner Bianca del Rio star in a drag parody of Beetlejuice.
Whipped! Dance Company
The ten dancer troupe performs Christmas-themed striptease group numbers, and hosts a costume contest for best/worst holiday costume.
The legendary hypeman spins a DJ set near downtown Portland.
Batman Returns (1992)
$7–9, all ages
Carla Rossi’s Queer Horror series includes a burlesque pre-show before the 25th anniversary screening of the Batman movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman.
DJ Aurora spins tunes and collects donations like socks, money, etc. for Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center. Official afterparty for Sheetlejuice.
Flobots, Bang Data
Doug Fir Lounge
The rock and rap band comes to Portland in support of their new album No Enemies.
Nyx / Black Book
#PDXBall’s monthly ki-ki’s themes include Ho-Hoe-Heaux, Frozen, Candy Cane Cunty and Winter 2018. Get dressed up and feel your fantasy, or watch other people live theirs.
Friday, Dec. 15
DJs Blas and CJ perform at the Star Theater’s Latin dance party.
2nd Annual Boozy Cougar’s Christmas Cocktail Hour
9 p.m. (also performing Dec. 16)
Ophelia Bouche and a dozen other burlesque dancers take it off in a ’50s–style holiday TV spectacular.
Saturday, Dec. 16
3 Leg Torso, Do Jump, Pepe Raphael & Friends
7:30 p.m. (staged Dec. 17)
Alberta Rose Theatre
$18–50, all ages
3 Leg Torso, Pepe Raphael and other musical guests provide the score to the circus acts of the Do Jump troupe, who have performed for almost 40 years.
Sunday, Dec. 17
Happy Christmas, Mr. Gaiman
Miss Kennedy’s Theatre of Burlesque debuts its Neil Gaiman tribute night. Price of entry includes admission to the Sinferno Cabaret.
Monday, Dec. 18
New Drag Name
Diva Dott, Judy, Diane Rott, Kwanzaa, Rakeem, Nekkra Nomicon and new drag queens perform at a late-night coffee shop/bar. Hosted by Buckmaster, music by DJ Listen Lady.