Thursday, June 17

PRIDE KICKOFF—Get your Pride on with Boxxes' Paparazzi party; dress up as your favorite celeb and take a stroll down the red carpet! With special performances including Viridia as Lady Gaga. Start Pride in style. Boxxes, 1025 SW Stark, 10 pm, $5

KARAOKE SUPERSTAR­—Help Julia's Cafe close with a bang at one of their final Pride events! Join the staff and some of Portland's local vocal talent for a night of drinks and musical fun as we say goodbye to one of the city's most queer-friendly coffee bars. Julia's Cafe, 2130 NE Broadway, 7-11 pm, free

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT—Fleur de Lethal Cinemathèque presents a special "Sing Out" screening of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, benefiting the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund. The cabaret costume contest begins at 8:30 pm, so toss on your Sunday best and grab your hottest pair of fishnets to compete. Bagdad Theater, 3702 SW Hawthorne, 8-11:30 pm, $5

Friday, June 18

TESTIMONY: EQUALITY ON TRIAL—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, Fri June 18-Sat June 19, 10 pm, $15 (25 percent of ticket sales donated to Basic Rights Oregon)

BEARRACUDA—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks!
Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 8 pm, $5-7

4TH ANNUAL T*PARTY—Bring the family out for a pleasant gathering in the park before the Friday night debauchery begins. Snacks and grills will be provided, so pack up your own games, foods, and favorite lucky charm, because this would be a lot less fantastic in one of Portland's signature surprise downpours. See "Underground Pride Parties" for more info; Overlook Park, N Fremont & Interstate, 5 pm-dark, free

CURIOUS COMEDY THEATER—Four lady comediennes from across the country hit the stage for some stand-up/come-out comedy. Kelli Dunham, Holly Lorka, Jessica Harlem, and Belinda Carroll will provide the laughs, and partial proceeds from the show will benefit the Q Center. Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK, 8 pm, $10-20

CABARET WITH A Q—Cabaret karaoke for the queer community! Warm up your vocal cords and grab the mic while a live piano accompanies you to your favorite songs. (Hello, "Pokerface" on piano!) Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi, 8-10 pm, free

CRAVE PRESENTS: PRIDE!—Crave's dance party is back! DJ Alicious and DJ Boy are on the turntables spinning the best of hiphop, electro, and Top 40 while go-go dancers jiggle and shimmy all night long. There will be jungle juice, which sounds like trouble, so check your dignity at the door. Crush, 1400 SE Morrison, 8 pm, $5-7

Saturday, June 19

BLOW PONY BASH BACK—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $5

GAYEST DAY OF THE YEAR BIKE RIDE—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! SMYRC, 3024 NE MLK, noon, free, all ages

PET PARADE—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, Sat June 19, 12:30 pm, free

TEN TINY TAIKO DANCES—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Dolores Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Sat June 19, 3 & 8 pm, Sun June 20, 2 pm, $20

SCANDALS PRESENTS BACK TO THE STREET... 2010—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 4 pm, $5

MUSIC FROM THE HEARTLAND—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7:30 pm, $16-45

Sunday, June 20

BLAKE LEWIS—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, 5:15 pm, free w/suggested donation

SUPERSTAR DIVAS PRIDE MEGA-SHOW—One of our Mercury Top 10 Pride Picks! CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis, 8 pm, free

PRIDE PARADE—Beginning on West Burnside and NW 13th and snaking its way down to Waterfront Park, the 2010 Portland Pride Parade welcomes Darcelle XV as this year's grand marshal. Arrive early for a good spot and watch out for the sign-wielding, fist-shaking crazies. See Pride Northwest for map; Begins on W Burnside & NW 13th, 11:30 am, free

DADDIES & PAPAS FATHER'S DAY PICNIC—Bring a dish to share and celebrate with Daddies and Papas at their Father's Day event at Oaks Park. Take a breather from the nightlife of Pride for some lemonade and family time with the community. Fathers will receive one free ride bracelet for each child's ticket purchased. Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park, 1 pm, free entry, $10 picnic fee per family

PARADE VIEWING—If you cannot bear to watch a parade without your morning Bloody Mary, CC Slaughters will be opening at 9 am just for you. Erase the hate of Saturday night with the hair of the dog and watch the parade pass by from one of the best seats on the route. CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis, noon (bar opens 9 am)

PRIDE AFTERPARTY—Once their block party ends, Scandals will move everyone inside for their first ever official full-on dance party. Go-go boys will make the pool tables their dance floors while you drink and sweat your way through the last few hours of Pride weekend. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 10 pm-midnight, $3, free for block party attendees

Monday, June 21

GAY SKATELace up your roller skates for charity at tonight's Gay Skate event. Whether you're in it for the hokey pokey or venture out just to clutch the safety rail all night, it's for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting the Just Out Scholarship Fund. Oaks Park Skating Rink, 7805 SE Oaks Park, 7-9 pm, $6 plus canned food items for Esther's Pantry [Our apologies, this event actually already took place on June 14. We regret the error.—EDS.]

Thursday, June 24

BEAR-AOKE—Celebrate your local bear and cub community while mourning the final days of Julia's Cafe at Bear-aoke, a karaoke event giving you the chance to mingle with Oregon Bear titleholders while singing along to the cafe's extensive karaoke selection. RIP, Julia's! You will be missed. Julia's Cafe, 2130 NE Broadway, 7-11 pm, free