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Party Time


Portland is an acclaimed hotspot for emerging artists and fosters a strong creative culture. With this wealth of imagination going on, it would be a dire shame to miss out on these stimulating pieces that make the NW so unique. Spend this weekend getting in touch with the arts that have made this city so trendy. That’s right folks, get ready to pARTy, with an extra emphasis on the art.


4/4: Where Do We Go From Here @ Cock Gallery, Thursday 7:00pm

First Thursday is in full swing- bring on the cocktails, art and schmoozing. Our recommendation for your first stop, Cock Gallery. The exhibit, organized by Queer Union at Pacific Northwest College of Art, showcases HIV/AIDS and asking viewers what’s to be done. Be ready to step out of your comfort zone for this powerful showing.

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4/4: BOYerurism @ Star Theater, Thursday 9:00PM

Dancing is certainly one of our favorite forms of self expression! Take in some of the area’s best performers including dancers, aerialists, vocalists and acrobats this Thursday with special hostesses Angelique DeVil and Alexis Campbell Starr. Portland’s top male talent strutting their stuff, now that’s some art to remember. $10 ticket, $15 for VIP seating.

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4/5: First Friday @ Jupiter Hotel and Lower Burnside, Friday 6:00pm

If you haven’t attended a first friday yet, cancel all of your plans and head down to LoBu. Start your night at the Jupiter Hotel for their First Friday showing of artists Braeden Cox and Lori Swartz, then cruise on to one of these other close by and awe inspiring locations. Most events are free and include complimentary refreshments.

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Feeling cultured? Enlightened? Yeah, we have that effect on people. If you’re still craving a little more book a room at the Jupiter Hotel and catch some of the best performing artists at the Doug Fir Lounge.


Weekend Happenings

This weekend we’ll be coming to terms with the fact that Fall is not wasting any time settling in. At least Indulge at the Jupiter gave us an opportunity to get a head start on those winter coats! If you were unfortunate enough to miss the event, fear not! You can live vicariously through Byron Beck’s coverage – the photos alone should be enough to sustain you through the winter.

Happening this week:

  • We love exhibition. Local artist and activist Jason Ingram will present Identity Thieves, a multimedia piece about his struggle to survive the “ex-gay” movement. The performance begins tonight at 7pm at the Pivot gallery.
  • The Curious Comedy Theater will be hosting Time Out! Back to Old School: Parenting from the Retro Zone tomorrow night at 8:00pm. There’s nothing quite like laughing at someone else’s dysfunctional family to make you feel a bit better about your own!
  • Thursday October 6th, the PDX Q Center will welcome photographer Scott Pasfield for a special presentation and signing of Gay in America. The text chronicles the stories of 140 gay American men, some of whom will be present at the event.

Links we loved:

  • Equality is always in style. Designer Kenneth Cole tells the story of how his love for fashion ignited his passion for activism.
  • Southwest goes from convertible airline to controversial airline! The company is facing backlash after kicking off L Word actress Leisha Hailey for kissing her girlfriend.
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 15 nominees for the 2012 induction. Fans can support their favorites by voting on a separate poll. Which five do you think should make the cut?