1. Blow Pony Bash Back!

This is some sick-ass shit right here. Crazy-like electro-emo music meets tranny drag performance art meets boys and bears and ladyboys and ladies in a punch-drunk heap of heaving bodies. This is, quite simply, where you need to be Saturday night of Pride weekend, and here's why: The infamous queer crazy-party Blow Pony is basically exploding a glitter bomb inside Rotture for their "Bash Back" bash and second annual indoor/outdoor queer social, headlined by that scruffy-sexy angst-pop god Logan Lynn and the Gentry. Some of the other starlets stopping by: dragfucker Kaj-anne Pepper and dance-poppers Boy Joy, with Jer Ber Jones and Artemis Chase as your ringleaders for the night. This is the Pride party to end all Pride parties. STEPHEN MARC BEAUDOIN
Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, Sat June 19, 9 pm, $5

2. Gayest Day of the Year Bike Ride

The Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center's (SMYRC) Gayest Day of the Year bike ride promises food, music, acrobats, and, of course, gays on bikes! Those big, bad dykes on bikes will shit their motorcycle leathers in jealousy as scrapers, minis, and roadies of all ages and genders hit the streets for a seven-mile, family friendly cruise. SARAH MIRK
SMYRC, 3024 NE MLK, Sat June 19, event starts at noon, ride at 1 pm, free (donations for SMYRC requested)

3. Testimony: Equality on Trial

The US Supreme Court has banned video coverage of the California court case challenging the validity of Prop 8—but local improv artist Brad Fortier believes people have a right to see how the landmark case is unfolding. Equality on Trial is a nationwide project that aims to bring the trial to life, by asking Americans to videotape themselves performing excerpts from courtroom transcripts. Portland gets in on the action with Testimony, in which local actors will present testimony from the case, as well as improvise scenes based on the trial. ALISON HALLETT
Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, Fri June 18-Sat June 19, 10 pm, $15 (25 percent of ticket sales will be donated to Basic Rights Oregon)

4. Blake Lewis in concert

Blake Lewis, the pride of Redmond, Washington (well, it's either him or Grant Goodeve from Eight Is Enough), returns to his Pacific Northwest roots for this waterfront Pride performance. You either love or hate this frost-tipped American Idol refugee for introducing beatboxing into the homes of millions of Nielsen families, and you can expect plenty of vocal heroics—the aforementioned beatboxing, plus his neo-soul crooning. In fact, he was just in the White House performing for Michelle Obama and beatboxed "America the Beautiful" (seriously) for the first lady. Yeah, so take that, Jordin Sparks. EZRA ACE CARAEFF
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, Sun June 20, 5:15 pm, free w/suggested donation

5. Portland Pride Pet Parade

Look, pal! Your gay pet is out and proud! That's why you should let your corgi, pug, or snapping turtle flame away at the annual (and always adorable) Portland Pride Pet Parade. Dress up Fido or Reverend Scraps in his or her finest Lady Gaga outfit (or costume of their choice), and he or she may win fabbo prizes in any of the following categories: owner/pet look-alike, most sports-a-licious pet, gayest dog, as well as most silly pet. While it may be too late to register online, you can still show up and sign up on the day of the parade by 12:15 pm at the Pride main stage. I'm Wm.™ Steven Humphrey and I love my gay pet!! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, Sat June 19, 12:30 pm, free

6. Superstar Divas Pride Mega-Show

Longstanding CC Slaughters weekly drag show Superstar Divas (helmed by Bolivia Carmichaels, Honey Bea Hart, and Ginger Lee) is beefing up its regular programming with special guests for a Mega Pride edition. Look for mainstays of the drag show tradition (lip-synched reinterpretations of the most dramatic hits of everyone from Reba McEntire to Jennifer Hudson, fabulous gowns, enormous wigs and eyelashes) with an added burst of star power and celebratory energy. Up with tradition! MARJORIE SKINNER CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis, Sun June 20, 8 pm, free

7. Ten Tiny Taiko Dances

Portland favorite Ten Tiny Dances, which asks its dancers to perform on a four-by-four-foot stage, demonstrates that creativity can thrive in the smallest of spaces. For the catchily titled Ten Tiny Taiko Dances, drum-based performance troupe Portland Taiko provides the soundtrack as 10 local dance artists take turns cramming their choreography into 16 square feet. AH
Dolores Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Sat June 19, 3 & 8 pm, Sun June 20, 2 pm, $20

8. Bearracuda at Branx

There is something about Bears that makes me incredibly happy. It's that ultra-masculine, sometimes hairy queerness that just makes you want to tug on their beard and say "hello." Proof of bear beauty will be in full effect as one of San Francisco's hottest bear nights hits PDX Pride and turns Branx into a den of lust. Expect big sweaty beats from San Francisco DJ Matt Consola as well as an outdoor BBQ. Bears covered in sauce? How can you resist? PATRICK ALAN COLEMAN
w/Sam Storicks, Rude Dudes, Boyshapedbox; Branx, 320 SE 2nd, Fri June 18, 8 pm, $5-7

9. Scandals Presents Back to the Street... 2010

Scandals teams up with the Cascade AIDS Project to present this year's block party celebration. Hosted by the always festive and fabulous Miss Mylar Black and featuring live music by Twisted Whistle and the Sexy Water Spiders, the party will keep you drunk and dancing throughout the evening. BRIANNE TURNER
Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, Sat June 19, 4 pm, $5


Get dolled up and join the Portland Gay Men's Chorus as they take the stage with the Heartland Men's Chorus of Kansas City. Over 200 men come together (on the stage, gutterminds) to celebrate American music and conclude the Schnitz's 30th season of Portland Pride.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $16-45