Thursday, June 14

GENDER BENDER VARIETY SHOW—Head to the Egyptian Club for the 12th Annual Gender Bender Variety Show—hosted by Sasha Scarlett, the event features bands like Minerva, drag kings, drag queens, and other "illusionists." (Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 9 pm, $5,

OUT OF THE CLOSET—For the last few weeks, folks have been dropping off extra clothes at Commissioner Sam Adams' office. Tonight, the eminent Darcelle hosts a fashion show of the best duds, some modeled by city employees. Meanwhile, the clothes are all up for grabs! (Portland City Hall Atrium, 1221 SW 4th, 5 pm, free)

SUMMER STUFF KARAOKE—Bent just opened earlier this year on SE Powell, but they aren't hesitating to jump into the Pride fray. Tonight, they've got karaoke. (Bent, 633 SE Powell, 230-2368)

EMBERS LADIES NIGHT—The girls take over Embers every Thursday—tonight, it's to check out hot burlesque troupe Le Grand Q Revue, plus special guest vocalist Meghan Watters (voted best singer/songwriter in Boise, Idaho!). The whole thing's hosted by Juli Rose, Miss Gay Oregon 13. (Embers, 110 NW Broadway,

NINE BALL TOURNAMENT—The legendary Scandals hosts a nine-ball tournament tonight in their new, airy space. (Scandals, 1125 SW Stark,

'80s NIGHT—Kick off your Pride weekend with a bang—a Red Bull-fueled bang, at this '80s Night dance party sponsored by the energy drink. (Silverado, 1217 SW Stark, 9 pm,

Friday, June 15

PRIDE KICK-OFF DANCE—The Egyptian Club will get you ready for Pride weekend: Warm up your dance moves, pick up some rainbow and Pride themed paraphernalia, sip different kinds of Cuervo, and check out the E-Room's belly dancers. (Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 9 pm, $5,

PAJAMA SLUMBER PARTY—Bring a stuffed toy for Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and save a couple of bucks on the cover. If you stay until midnight, you'll see go-go boys have a pillow fight. (Boxxes, 1035 SW Stark, 10 pm, $3-5,

UNDERWEAR PARTY—Remember your mother's advice: Wear a clean pair for Bent's UnderWear Party tonight. (Bent, 633 SE Powell, 230-2368)

PRIDE AT SILVERADO—All weekend long, Silverado's rolling out the red carpet—and sexy male dancers, stripping in front of porn!—to celebrate Pride. (Silverado, 1217 SW Stark, June 15-17,

DJ RYAN—At Scandals, every night's a dance party this weekend. Tonight, DJ Ryan spins. (Scandals, 1125 SW Stark,

DRAG SHOW—Embers takes pride in their 38 years of drag shows tonight—and tomorrow night—by showcasing "the funniest, outrageous, and downright offensive drag queen extravaganza in the city." Plus, out-of-town guest drag queens! (Embers, 110 NW Broadway, June 15-16,

MEN—Despite the name, this one's really more for the ladies. Gaycation—Holocene's monthly queer dance-a-thon, with DJs Mr. Charming and Snowtiger—kicks it up with DJs JD Samson and Johanna Fatemen of Le Tigre. Think inventive mash-ups, hot queercore music, and a floor full of booty shaking. (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $8,

GIMLETS 'N' GARTERS—Start the night off right with a happy hour at the Fez, surrounded by your lesbian pals. This month's Gimlets 'n' Garters features showgirls, exotic dancers, and—hooray!—a free drink, plus girly lounge music just right for sipping and chatting. (Fez Ballroom, 316 SW 11th, 6-10 pm, $8,

BINGO—Hostess Miss Mylar calls out the numbers at the Cascade Men's Wellness Center tonight—and rumor is, she'll be wearing an outfit made out of a Pride flag and plastic wrap. If that's not enough, there'll be snacks and prizes. (Men's Wellness Center, 928 SW Stark, 7-8:30 pm,

MEN ON THE VERGE 2—Insight Out Theatre Collective is remounting this play, with the help of Basic Rights Oregon and the Q Center. As such, we'll remount part of our earlier review of it: The play "is first and foremost a showcase for the prodigious talents of Andres Alcalá. The play is comprised of 13 short scenes about gay Hispanic men, and Alcalá plays every role: from a repressed Catholic atoning for a night of three-way sex to a Chilean restaurant owner whose lover has just been killed in the 9/11 bombings. Alcalá's virtuoso performance ranges from hilarious to heartbreaking as he explores, with cat-like agility, the peaks and valleys of Guillermo Reyes' somewhat bipolar script." (AH). A mixer with Reyes follows Friday's performance. (Q Center, 69 SE Taylor, Fri-Sat, June 15-16, 8 pm, $15, all ages,

ROUGH SEX—House of MOCHA presents a community dialogue on HIV and STD education awareness. (Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, Community Room, 7:45-9:15 pm)

CONFESSIONS OF A DIVA—Lawanda Jackson—a Tina Turner impersonator who's appeared on Ricki Lake, Maury Povich, and in Miss Congeniality 2—does double duty tonight at Living Room Theaters, with two performances. (Living Room Theaters, 341 SW 10th, 10 pm & 11:15 pm, $15-20)

Saturday, June 16

PRIDE DANCE 2007—These ladies know how to party: The late-night breakfast buffet debuts at 2:30 am, and karaoke goes until 4 am. Earlier, expect dancing, "wall-to-wall women," and prizes. (Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 9 pm, $5-10,

ALL MALE EXPERIENCE—Info on this event leaves plenty to the imagination: Steam Portland, the gay bathhouse and sex club in NE Portland, is turning out the lights at 10 pm, for a night with Matt Cole, a Chicago-based porn star who seems to hate wearing a shirt, according to his MySpace page. (Steam Portland, 2885 NE Sandy, 10 pm,

BEAR#BUST—Portland's bears rub paws in Old Town tonight, in a special Pride edition of their monthly meeting. (Gail's Dirty Duck, 439 NW 3rd, 9 pm-midnight, $8 members, $10 nonmembers,

SPEED DATING—Let Miss Mylar and Chicos Latinos help you find the man of your dreams. If that doesn't work out, there are snacks! (Men's Wellness Center, 928 SW Stark, 4-6 pm,

DYKEMARCH 2007 and PORTLAND TRANS MARCH—The annual DykeMarch—the raucous women's march through downtown on Pride eve—is joined by the first ever Trans March. Both diverse contingents meet in the North Park Blocks, banners, signs, and noisemakers in tow. (North Park Blocks, NW 9th & Davis, gather at 6 pm all ages,

PRIDE FAMILY FUN RUN/WALK—Kicking off the events at the waterfront, this family-friendly run/walk loops around Portland's bridges and wraps up with a bagel and fruit breakfast, courtesy of Pride Northwest and the Portland Frontrunners. (Tom McCall Waterfront Park, under the Morrison Bridge, 11 am, $15 individual, $25 family, all ages)

HOT FLASH—"Seasoned" lesbians hit Barracuda for an early evening "retro tea dance," with funk, disco, and R&B from the '70s and '80s, plus '90s dance hits. (Barracuda, 9 NW 2nd, 5-9 pm, $8,

MC MYLAR—Scandals continues their weekend dance party, with DJs Psi Duane and Lyle, followed by MC Mylar at 8 pm. (Scandals, 1125 SW Stark,

EAT CHEAP BBQ—Southeasters know how to feed their guests: Bent, at the edge of the Ross Island Bridge, is hosting both an all-you-can-eat brunch, and an "eat cheap" barbeque on their patio, all weekend long. (Bent, 633 SE Powell, June 16 & 17, 230-2368)

GIRL4GIRL ALL WOMEN'S PRIDE—After they perform at the waterfront, God-Des & She trek to Northeast, where they'll entrance the packed Wonder Ballroom—hundreds of women came to G4G's inaugural Portland event in May—with their Brooklyn beats. If that doesn't get you, the go-go girls will! (Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, 9 pm, $12-15,

THE PIRATE'S RAMPAGE—Arrrrgh! Check out Silverado's special pirate theme today, and see where their dancers wear the eye patches. (Silverado, 1217 SW Stark,

SOFTBALL—It's the 13th annual grudge match between the Rose City Softball Association and the Portland Police Bureau. The cops have nabbed the title in the past few years; will the queers steal it back? (Lents Park, SE 88th & Holgate, noon, $5, all ages,

PORTLAND GAY MEN'S CHORUS—The chorus performs their final concert for the season, the Peacemakers. The esteemed Barbara Roberts, former governor of Oregon, hosts the show. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $20-30,

Sunday, June 17

PRIDE PARTY—Scandals throws open the doors at 10 am today, with a Bloody Mary bar and hangover specials, plus DJs, go-go boys, and MC Mylar. Bonus: Hop on Scandals' Waterfront Park shuttle. (Scandals, 1125 SW Stark,

QUEENS OF HEART: COMMUNITY THERAPISTS IN DRAG—This film about Portland's own Darcelle XV Showplace, the oldest drag club in the US, screens twice today. (Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW 3rd, 4 & 7 pm, free,

PRIDE LOUNGE—After the parade, hit the Men's Wellness Center for comfy couches, sliced fruit, iced tea, chill music, and a "safer-sex buffet." (Men's Wellness Center, 928 SW Stark, 1-5 pm,

IT'S NOT OVER 'TIL I SAY IT'S OVER—The girls head back over the river after today's parade, to decompress with a body painting contest and karaoke. (Egyptian Club, 3701 SE Division, 4 pm,

SISSYBOY—After roller-skating the parade route, those Sissy Boys are headed to Ember's, along with mainstage performers Slow Mo Erotic of Los Angeles. (Embers, 110 NW Broadway,

PRIDE BLOCK PARTY—Most of Stark gets in the big gay spirit, with a "Come Together" block party tossed by Boxxes and Red Cap Garage, the Ace Hotel complex, and Living Room Theaters. There's quite a lineup: DJs Tronic, Joey Cub, F.S.O., Dougalicious, Seth Hutton, and Leonetti. And don't forget "club divas" Suzanne Palmer and Debby Holiday, go-go boys, and an invite-only party with the sexy Ginch Gonch underwear models. Oh—and a drag queen dunk tank! (Boxxes/Red Cap Garage, 1035 SW Stark, noon-9 pm,

HAPPY OURS COOKOUT—Lesbians of color gather in the park for a "Taste the Rainbow" cookout with food, a raffle, basketball, volleyball, and dominos. (Overlook Park, N Fremont & Interstate, 4-9 pm,

All Weekend

GRAND OPENING—Casey's, Portland's newest gay bar (owned by the crew behind Eagle PDX), is throwing an official grand opening party throughout Pride. Check out both levels: There's a dancefloor, a lounge, pool tables, a restaurant, and patio dining. (Casey's, 610 NW Couch, 241-0105)