LGBTQ Pride Weekend
All prices, all ages
Pride Month is the traditionally designated month for LGBTQ Americans to gather and celebrate each other, their community, and their perseverance over challenges like homophobia, transphobia and discrimination against HIV-positive patients. Sure, people like Milo Yiannopolous exist, corporations like Abercrombie & Fitch have no clue what Pride really means, and some out there try to erase queer people from traumatic history like the Orlando Massacre and the Holocaust, but still, we persist. Check out our staff-wide coverage of Pride here, and our Pride-specific events calendar here.
Tuesday, June 13
Free, all ages
Body positive space featuring performance art and dance floor. Suggested donation of $5 will be collected to benefit the teenage girls victimized by accused murderer Jeremy Christian.
Wednesday, June 14
The Dairy Building
Free, registration required
PSU’s largest graduating graphic design class, which includes numerous Vanguard employees, hosts a portfolio exhibition.
Free, all ages
Glossing over the shade of President Trump’s bullshit “Great Outdoors Month” declaration during Pride Month after trying to gut the National Parks System, it actually is Orca Awareness Month in Oregon. Defenders of Wildlife and Whale and Dolphin Conservation host an event to learn about what is at stake to ensure the orca’s continued survival. Minors permitted until 10 p.m.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
Clinton Street Theater
$6–10, all ages
Part of the monthly German Film Festival series, director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s most beloved and controversial films is a campy, slightly experimental film with an all-female cast loosely based on his own obsession with a young actress. The film, originally panned by gay critics, screens on the 35th anniversary of his death.
Thursday, June 15
Adam Pasi and Seattle’s Alyssa Yeoman headline this comedy showcase.
This experimental anti-comedian has been the focus of feature films and has been booed and heckled around the world. John C. Reilly and Tim & Eric are really into him.
Friday, June 16
Alberta Rose Theatre
$37.50, all ages
Comedians Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider tour America and talk about BRAVO’s Real Housewives reality TV franchise.
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine, The Lucky Stars
If Neil Hamburger didn’t satiate your craving for Vegas Strip parody acts, you’ll be in the front row for the swing band sending up rap, metal and rock songs in the lounge style for almost 20 years.
Northwest U.S. Air Guitar Semi-Finals
Winners of tonight’s air guitar contest will compete against some of the country’s best air guitar players in Washington, D.C.
Spend the Night
The Liquor Store
DJs Auscultation (Seattle) and Aos (BLNKSTRS) play music, tunes and/or cuts.
The DJ collective spins tunes and original mixes.
Hear rap, R&B and club music at one of the coolest spaces in Old Town’s “Entertainment” District.
Saturday, June 17
The Infamous Nina Nightshade
$25, all ages
Burlesque performer Nina Nightshade is teaching a weekly series on her burlesque dance secrets. Last week, she taught her students about how to move with different fabrics, and this week she focuses on fluidity and poise, drawing from belly dance, classic burlesque and contemporary dance traditions.
JUNTEENTH BBQ | nat turner project
Free, all ages
nat turner project, C3’s Artist-n-Residence, hosts a barbeque featuring music from Zed Kenzo x ADOS 33, art featuring Jaleesa Johnston and Sharyll Burroughs, poetry from Olivia Olivia, and facepainting from Jamaaliz Jamjam Roberts.
I Put a Spell on You: A Tribute to Nina Simone
Alberta Rose Theatre
$20–24, all ages
LaRhonda Steele and the Adrian Martin Sextet play standards by one of the Civil Rights Movement’s most important musicians.
Sex Witch Talent Show
$10–12, all ages
To promote their new books, Striptastic! and Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, authors Jacqueline Frances and Kristen J. Sollee host Kristen Korvette, Jacq the Stripper, Kathleen Boudwin, Ev’Yan Whitney, Sophia St. James, Wanda Bones, Julia Laxer, Rummy Rose, Wendy Weiss and more for a night of performance art, comedy and sex magick. (I feel like an idiot for not using “talent show” in my book marketing final exam.)
Doug Fir Lounge
The atmospheric, moody Australian vocalist tours in support of her new E.P., Night Thinker.
Sunday, June 18
Corey Feldman, Corey’s Angels
The actor/singer went viral in September 2016, a simpler time when hot messes went viral and didn’t wind up in the Oval Office, for a mildly bizarre daytime TV performance of a song that for some reason has Snoop Dogg’s name attached. Check back for our experimental review of the show.
Super Kawaii Party
Celebrate two years of Portland’s most kawaii dance party, playing J-Pop, K-Pop, Happy Hardcore and more related to anime. Cosplay strongly encouraged.
Monday, June 19
Nashville-based COIN have opened for Walk the Moon, Passion Pit, Young the Giant, Neon Trees and more, and are inspired by ’80s new wave pop.
Lo Moon, Small Million
L.A.-based Lo Moon are a mix of The xx and Phil Collins, and are joined by local support.