Queer as in Fuck You Fest
Black Water Bar
Over a dozen queercore musicians are spread out over two nights in celebration of the angry queers that make space for the LGBTQ community in hardcore and punk spaces.
Tuesday, May 30
Lair Hill Neighborhood Tour
Architectural Heritage Center
$12–20, all ages
Learn about lawyer and newspaper editor William Lair and why he is named after Portland’s oldest residential neighborhood, along with detailed history about notable buildings and how the neighborhood, once home to Portland’s early immigrant populations, was “impacted by urban renewal and freeway development.”
1987: The Year in Videos
$7–9, all ages
View this curated collection of music videos, mixed with historic news clips and ad footage, that create a visual portrait of the year 1987, including offerings from The Cure, Guns n’ Roses, Whitney Houston, LL Cool J, Suzanne Vega, Whitesnake, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & the Banshees and more.
Emo Nite PDX
The official Portland off-shoot of the semi-controversial L.A. emo dance party.
Wednesday, May 31
A Quiet Passion (2016)
4:30 & 6 p.m. (screening May 30–June 1)
$6–8.50, all ages
This critically acclaimed British biopic starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson would have been a contender for Best Film of 2016 if it had received a limited release in the U.S.
Hot 8 Brass Band, LoveBomb Go-Go
The NOLA boys on brass are more than jazz, big band, funk or soul. They’re a huge, sweaty dance party, and they brought a local marching band to reinforce the good times.
Thursday, June 1
Santa Sangre (1989)
$7–9, all ages
Legendary surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s dark psychological horror is loosely based on the true story of a Mexican serial killer released from a mental hospital.
Barbara Holm Believes in You
Caitlin Weierhauser, Katie Nguyen and David Mascorro are accomplished comedians in their own right, and join the Portland standup queen’s First Thursday comedy night.
Friday, June 2
Free, all ages
Opening reception for a R.A.C.C. funded exhibition of new fantasy photography based on death rituals from queer photographer Sean M. Johnson.
$32.50–35, all ages
The “One of Us” singer plays a set of Bob Dylan standards.
COLTY Season 1
Bespoke Accessories Group
Launch party for the leather-based fashion line’s website and first collection of harnesses, bags and other accessories.
The Room (2003)
$7, all ages
Cinema 21 is to Tommy Wiseau’s lé disaster masterpiece as Clinton Street Theater is to Rocky Horror Picture Show: come cheer and jeer at this movie house’s traditional late night screening. The A.V. Club wrote a guide in 2009 that explains what you should do when you experience this film in public.
Saturday, June 3
Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Veteran’s Memorial Colosseum
$13–40, all ages
All your and your kids’ favorite childhood friends leave their new home at HBO for a national tour of songs, laughter and educational fun with muppets.
Starlight Parade Pre-Party
The Portland street performer and local legend known as Elvis is the grand marshall of this year’s Starlight Parade. Come celebrate his appointment and career ahead of the parade.
$30–35, all ages
Tribute band featuring Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum pays tribute to Prince.
Tribute Night and Ante Up PDX celebrate Yeezus’ 40th birthday playing Kanye West remixes, classics and rarities and features a Ye-themed photo booth for people who love Kanye like Kanye loves Kanye.
Ann Pyne’s monthly drag dance party features a headlining appearance from Manilla Luzon (RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, MTV’s Made).
Sunday, June 4
DJ Mercedes headlines this regular dance party at its new home, supported by resident DJs Casual Aztec, HOLD MY HAND, Orographic, Pocket Rock-It and Troubled Youth.
22nd Annual All-Ages Show
Darcelle XV Showplace
$5, all ages
On top of being a Portland treasure, Darcelle XV is the reigning world record holder of World’s Oldest Drag Queen, and once a year performs for all the children, legendary or not.
Monday, June 5
Hello Neighborhood Knight
Game Knight Lounge
Patrons whose IDs have a 97211 or 97227 ZIP Code don’t have to pay cover at Portland’s newest board game pub, which has a collection of almost 500 games.
Sweet n’ Juicy Variety Show
Triple Nickel Pub
The band Sweet n’ Juicy headlines this variety night where local musicians and comedians show off their work. The evening concludes with an open jam session.
Hustle and Drone, Gold Casio, Reptaliens
Doug Fir Lounge
Live projections, LED visuals, and a gold photo booth can be found at this synth night headlined by the new project from former Portugal. The Man keyboardist Ryan Neighbors. Wear gold, pony boy.