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Friday, June 6, 2008

Get That Pride On!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Unless you're going to be hanging out in the rain all night on Broadway (check here in a couple hours for our exact location), you might want to get your Pride festivities kickin' this weekend! As you may have noticed our printer messed up a half-page of Pride listings in this week's paper, but here's a reminder of all the fun stuff that's in store this weekend! (And especially don't miss out on Latino Gay Pride! Muy caliente!)

6/6
¡Gaytino!
Writer and performer Dan Guerrero brings his autobiographical one-man show to Portland, where he'll take the stage to chronicle his life: "From East LA in the '50s to New York's Great White Way in the '60s and '70s and back to Hollywood."
Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 8 pm, $22-28, 236-7253, latinogaypridepdx.com

Idols and Icons Opening Reception
A collaboration between artists Chris Haberman and Richard Schemmerer.
Q Center, 69 SE Taylor, 6 pm, free, pdxqcenter.org

Papis Dance Party
A "muy caliente" dance party featuring Seattle's DJ Luis spinning latin, hiphop, and dance music. Event organizers instruct you to "wear your papi underwear."*
Boxxes, 1035 SW Stark, 10 pm, latinogaypridepdx.com

The rest of this gaytastic weekend after the jump!

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6/7
Chicas Who Brunch
A scrumptious champagne brunch, with a Latin flavor, in celebration of Latino Pride.
Crush, 1400 SE Morrison, 11 am, crushbar.com

Gay Pride Pageant
Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 221-7262, fezballroom.com

¡Gaytino!
Writer and performer Dan Guerrero brings his autobiographical one-man show to Portland, where he'll take the stage to chronicle his life: "From East LA in the '50s to New York's Great White Way in the '60s and '70s and back to Hollywood."
Miracle Theatre, 525 SE Stark, 8 pm, $22-28, 236-7253, latinogaypridepdx.com

Pleasure Boys
With DJ Nightschool, DJ Girlfriends, and Dee Jay Jack.
Eagle PDX Underground, 27 NW 6th, free, 241-0105, portlandeagle.com

QueerCore Youth Awards
The Pride Foundation and the Equity Foundation honor youth leaders. Plus: food and performances!
Q Center, 69 SE Taylor, 2 pm, free, pdxqcenter.org

SMYRC's Queer Youth Prom
The Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC) annual prom is a don't miss event for the 23-and-under set. This year's theme is "Best of Goodwill"—which means a costume contest, and prizes for the "most outrageous" thrift store ensembles.
Q Center, 69 SE Taylor, 8 pm, 872-9664, smyrc.org

6/8
All-Ages Talent Show
Hosted by Maria and Poison Waters, and benefiting the Audra M. Edwards Scholarship Fund.
Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW 3rd, 7 pm, $5 , darcellexv.com

Family Pride
Music, games, crafts, and more—bring a light-colored T-shirt for decorating! This event is free and open to all families!
Q Center, 69 SE Taylor, 2-4 pm, free

Pop Tart
Featuring a set from the Gay Deceivers, plus spinning by DJ Equestrian vs. DJ Automaton (Swan Island). Also, performances by the Rose City Sirens (Portland's favorite all-queer female burlesque troupe) and the River City Riders (the NW's newest drag king troupe), and a guest star performance from Sarah Adorable of Scream Club.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 7 pm, $5

Portland Latino Gay Pride Festival
Food, drinks, singers, dancers, and community leaders (and elected officials!) cap off a weekend of Latino Gay Pride. Dance party starts at 8 pm.
Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside, 3 pm, latinogaypridepdx.com

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