(PP) = Portland Pride event!
(LP) = Latino Pride event!
(BP) = Black Pride event!
* = Mercury Pride Pick!
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
FUNHOUSE UNDERBEAR DANCE PARTY—BearTown funhouse dance party where bare bears show off their hottest underwear. Music by DJ JoeyCub.
CC Slaughters, 200 NW 3rd, 9 pm, $15 (FREE to BearTown members)
LATINO GAY PRIDE PRESENTS: LA LUCHA DANCE PARTY—Hot Papi y Chica action all night long with luchador performers and guest DJs! (LP)
Boxxes, 1025 SW Stark, 9 pm, $5
RECREATION—Get into your skinny jeans and prepare for this electro/hiphop dance party hosted by DJs Girlfriends and Lifepartner.
Dunes, 1909 NE MLK, 10 pm, $3
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
TAMI LYNN KENT READS FROM WILD FEMININE—Explore the female body and bring out your own wild feminine with the woman known locally as "the vagina whisperer."
In Other Words, 8 NE Killingsworth, 4 pm, FREE
CASUAL ENCOUNTERS—Groove to pop, disco, early R&B, and hiphop with DJs Automaton, Jenny Hoyston, and Girlfriends at this pre-Pride kickoff party!
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $3
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
FAMILY PRIDE—Music, T-shirt decorating, games, and wholesome kid Pride fun!
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 2 pm, FREE
*PORTLAND LATINO GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL: LA LUCHA 2009—Wrestling action featuring local luchadors, Mega Boy, community resources, music, and performance. (LP)
Jupiter Hotel, 800 E Burnside, 4 pm, FREE
MONDAY, JUNE 8
*PORTLAND QUEER: TALES OF THE ROSE CITY—Personal narratives on the queer mecca of Portland, read by Ariel Gore, Tom Spanbauer, Dexter Flowers, and more!
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 7 pm, FREE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
NIGHT OF QUEER MAYHEM—Portland's newest queer theater company hits the ground running with a mega-queer theatrical fundraiser, featuring a staged reading, stand-up and lesbian pop punk band Kiss Kill.
Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 8 pm, $5-10
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
GET PIXELATED—Pre-Pride kickoff party with lo-fi video rarities and live electro cabaret, hosted by CJ and the Dolls.
Pix Patisserie, 3901 N Williams, 7 pm, FREE
PORTLAND DRAG RACE FINALE!—Catch the last installment of Red Cap's Drag Race with special guest Bebe Zahara Benet, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, and a Pit Crew Dance Party.
Red Cap Garage, 1025 SW Stark, 8 pm, FREE
ANNUAL GENDER BENDER VARIETY SHOW—Hot and bothered performances by kings, queens, and all in-betweens!
Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 9 pm, $5
FRIDAY, JUNE 12
PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY—Don't miss live music from Kiss Kill, Whobutshe, and Bitter Sober, plus Lollipop Karaoke and Pride gear giveaway!
The Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 7 pm, $7-10
GAYCATION PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY—You know the scene: crowded dancing with the young and hip.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $3
PORTLAND IS BURNING—Special Pride edition: music by DJ Automaton, DJ Bruno, drag performances, and a live music extravaganza from BoyJoy.
Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $3
STEP! FASHION GALA—Black Pride's fashion showcase of contemporary styles and accessories from local retailers. (BP)
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 8 pm
TAG-A-FAG 3 PRIDE EDITION—The blacklight party not to miss: featuring DJs Adam West and FSO, PULSE underwear Day-Glo fashion show, neon body painting, and highlighter tagging.
Boxxes/Red Cap Garage, 1025 SW Stark, 9 pm
*GLORY HOLE-LLELUJAH!—Brad Fortier's one-man comedy about the journey through semi-anonymous sex to newfound love.
Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, 10:30 pm, $8, through Sat
SATURDAY, JUNE 13
ROSE CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION GAME—Cheer on the Gay and Lesbian All-Stars as they take on the Portland Police team!
Farragut Park, N Kerby & Farragut, 11:30 am, $5 donation
*PORTLAND PRIDE MAIN STAGE—Revel in the crowd of rainbow-clad, topless gays!! Live music and entertainment emceed by Poison Waters, Bruce the Drag King, Darcelle XV, and more! (PP)
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Sat noon, Sun 1 pm
FOURTH ANNUAL SCANDALS BLOCK PARTY WEEKEND—Food, drinks, and debauchery! Dance party on Saturday night and brunch on Sunday.
Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, Sat 3 pm, Sun 1 pm, $3-5
DYKE MARCH 2009—For dykes of all styles and bodies, walk it out. Music performance from Feelin' Alright, Jenny Hoyston, and Katy Davidson. (PP)
North Park Blocks, NW Park & Davis, 5 pm, FREE
*MARS ON BROADWAY—Joined by Susannah Mars, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus sings favorites from Rent, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, and The Music Man.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $21-33
BLOW PONY GAY BASH BOAT CRUISE—First ride the pony boat down the Willamette, then return to Eagle Underground for an all-night dance party with guest performers and DJs.
Tom McCall Waterfront Park/Eagle PDX Underground, 27 NW 6th, 8 pm, $30
OUT LIKE THAT PRESENTS GET OUT PRIDE 2009—Where the dykes dance it up, loud and proud. Featuring DJs Zita, Wildfyre, and Chelsea Starr.
Mt. Tabor Theater, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 8 pm, $10-15
NINTH ANNUAL BLACKOUT CONCERT—Celebrate at this Portland Black Pride show, featuring music from Melange Lavonne, Last Offence, and Bry'Nt. (BP)
Pala Lounge, 105 NW 3rd, 9 pm
FLUID—Hot and wet: Falcon Studios' boys shake it in the showers to the DJ stylings of Harmonix.
Red Cap Garage, 1025 SW Stark, 9 pm
PRIDE BEACH PARTY WEEKEND—Sport your beach gear for two nights of fun and entertainment. Hang 10 and ride the big one.
CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis, 9 pm, FREE, through Sun
PRIDE DANCE 2009: "THE BIG ONE"—All you need to know: Wall-to-wall women and complimentary snack buffet!!
Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 8:30 pm, $5-10
STEAM PORTLAND'S PRIDE PARTY 2009— Doesn't get hotter: steam rooms, lights out, and XXX video star Tyler Saint performing at midnight.
Steam Portland, 2885 NE Sandy, 10 pm, no cover/standard rates
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
*PORTLAND DRAG RACE—Spangles and glitter and wigs and heels and... and... on your mark—get set—drag race!!(PP)
North Park Blocks, NW Park & Davis, registration at 9:45 am, race at 11:45 am, FREE (w/variable registration fees)
PORTLAND PRIDE PARADE—Tons of floats and all-around fabulousity! Join the parade or find a good spot to watch and pick out the hotties you'll do tonight. Parade ends at the waterfront. (PP)
North Park Blocks, NW Park & Davis, 11 am, FREE
*FIFTH ANNUAL STARK STREET BLOCK PARTY—Drink, dance, and celebrate with Lonnie Gordon, Jacinta, Lady Bunny, Red Cap's Drag Race cast, DJs galore, and Poison Waters.
Red Cap Garage, 1025 SW Stark, 1 pm
POP TART—All the single ladies dance it up while DJ Automaton, DJ Girlfriends, and Chelsea Starr tear up the tables.
Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5 (FREE before 10 pm)