Portland Horror Film Festival
$16–55, all ages
Second annual mass screening of 40+ local and international horror films.
Thursday, June 8
This quarterly mostly male revue celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month with performances from drag, music, contemporary dance and circus artists, including House of Ada, Niki Villiarimo, Elastico, Sean Sellek, Malicious Allure, Johnny Nuriel, Alexis Campbell Starr and Isaiah Esquire.
7:30 p.m.(playing thru July 8)
$15–35, all ages
This irreverent musical classic features profane puppets asking life’s tough, politically incorrect questions.
The legendary all-male revue brings a touring company to Portland.
Friday, June 9
Alberta Rose Theatre
$35–125, all ages
The American Idol season 7 runner up returns to Portland in support of his new E.P., Orion.
Kuch Kuch Hota Gay
The LGBTQ Pride version of Jai Ho! Dance Party, with henna, dance lessons and more.
Dance Yourself Clean
Monthly indie dance party.
Michael Ian Black
Doug Fir Lounge
The actor and author has appeared all over TV and Netflix and comes to Portland to do a standup set drawing on his illustrious career.
Drag and cabaret performers Anastasia Euthanasia, Faun Dae, Laura Blake, Wanda Bones, Daphne Fauna, SicHorni Beaver, Keegan, Uma Legend, Nae Nae Dominatrix and Carina vie for the 2017 Miss Gendered No Beauty pageant title (and literally nothing else). From every entry donated $2 go to SMYRC.
Cake: Your All Inclusive Hip-Hop Night
DJs Automaton and Ronin Roc play cuts at this LBGTQ POC-centered dance party. Hosted by Coco Madrid (House of Coco, Snap! ’90s Dance Party, Act Right).
Saturday, June 10
Portland Midsummer Scandinavian Festival
Oaks Amusement Park
$7–8, all ages
The next time someone says there’s no such thing as Straight Pride or White Pride, tell them this exists (without forcing patrons of this festival to suffer their presence).
Def Leopard, Poison, Tesla, XXX
$29.50–350+, all ages
Questioning if Brett Michaels will sign my Rock of Love Bus DVD set.
Rose City Beard & Mustache Competition
Third annual competition for growing facial hair.
Cash’d Out: Tribute to Johnny Cash
Nationally touring Johnny Cash tribute band comes to Portland.
DJ Dad Rock
Officially starting the (false) rumor that DJ Dad Rock is the alter ego of our photo editor; but who is this performer, really?
Sunday, June 11
Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education
Free, all ages
OJMCHE celebrates the opening of its new location.
The Dandy Warhols, The Hugs
$15–25, all ages / 21+
One of Portland’s most famous native rock bands plays two hometown shows: the matinee is all ages and the later show is 21+.
Monday, June 12
Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company
Free, all ages
This unique dance company features performers of all ages and physical ability, whose performances “delve into a myriad of emotions of raw truths, sassiness, hope and humor expressing the full human experience in the company’s innovative choreography.” Their new show is called “Chickens and Cheese Pizza.”
It Comes At Night (2017)
7/9:15 p.m. (multiple dates/times)
$7–9, all ages
This new horror film has had minimal press promotion, yet an annoying effective Facebook trailer makes me want to see it: in this psychological thriller, a man protecting his family from an unknown global threat compromises the system keeping them alive by saving a desperate family on the run.
Beauty and the Beast (2017)
8:50 p.m. (screening multiple dates thru June 15)
Emma Watson’s take as Belle of the Disney animated classic has been largely well-received by critics and audiences alike. I take it now that I see behind-the-scenes memes of this film, though, it has run its promotional campaign, and you can write about it on social media without fear of spoiling it.