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Dec
6
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Candyman

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR closes out a year of slasher films with the classic CANDYMAN! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang nail salon, this 35mm screening summons Candyman herself in a pre-show starring the House of Shade’s Flawless Shade and Kimber Shade, all hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Bernard Rose and based on a story by queer horror legend Clive Barker, 1992’s CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen as Helen Lyle, a white graduate student studying urban legends at the Cabrini-Green projects in Chicago. After hearing the tale of Candyman (Tony Todd) from resident Anne-Marie (Vanessa Williams), Helen and her friend Bernadette (Kasi Lemmons) soon find themselves face-to-face with a terrifying legend brought to life! One of the first mainstream films to confront the real-life horrors of racism and slavery in the horror genre (and to inspire such films as GET OUT by Jordan Peele, who is currently working on a remake) CANDYMAN hooks you with a lullaby-like score by Philip Glass and will keep you from ever looking into a mirror – or the mirror of American history – the same way again.

Thursday, December 6 at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-411224/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1965723033506957/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Oct
25
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Halloween H20

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR celebrates the season – and QUEER HORROR’s limited edition BRIDE OF CARLASTEIN porter release with Royale Brewing Co – with HALLOWEEN H20! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang, this 20th anniversary screening opens with a preshow tribute to the night HE came home twenty years later (twenty years ago) hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Steve Miner from a treatment by producer and out queer screenwriter Kevin Williamson (SCREAM), 1998’s HALLOWEEN H20 finds Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) living under an assumed identity as a private school headmistress in Northern California, two decades after she became the sole survivor of her brother’s bloody rampage in Haddonfield. When Michael returns to finish what began on Halloween night in 1978, Laurie must rediscover her inner survivor to save not just her own life but those of her only son (Josh Hartnett) and his girlfriend (Michelle Williams). Also starring LL Cool J and Joseph Gordon Levitt, HALLOWEEN H20 is the original sequel to ignore the rest of the franchise and pit Laurie Strode in a relentless fight to the death with Michael Myers – and in the process creating a feminist warrior more fierce than death itself.

Thursday, October 25 at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS HERE:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-400932/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-400932/

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Oct
23
8:00 AM08:00

Grantmakers in the Arts Conference: The Sovereign Now - Native Artists on the Frontlines of Social Justice

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Panel time and more info coming soon!

Native Artists on the Frontline of Social Justice focuses on the intersection between the arts and social justice efforts in indigenous communities throughout the United States. The session will feature NACF National Artist Fellows: Layli Long Soldier (Oglala Lakota), whose poem WHEREAS challenged an official “apology” to Native Americans by the US Federal Government; Allison Warden aka AKU-MATU (Iñupiaq), whose hip-hop performances embody different characters including an Ancestor from the Future and a polar bear who laments, "Oh, Where Did All the Ice Go?" Anthony Hudson aka Carla Rossi (Grand Ronde), whose Looking for Tiger Lily confronts white supremacy, complacency and the confusion of “mixed” identities; and Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa/Arikara/Lakota), whose Mirror Shields were part of protest actions at Standing Rock Reservation. This panel will delve into tactics Native artists are taking up to push back on centuries of cultural oppression. We will revisit the Occupation of Alcatraz (1969-71), which established a precedent for Indian activism. John Trudell, Lakota activist on Alcatraz said, “We must be willing in our lifetime to deal with reality. It's not revolution we're after; it's liberation. We want to be free of a value system that's being imposed upon us. We do not want to participate in that value system. We don't want to change that value system. We want to remove it from our lives forever. Liberation. We want to be free”.

Panelists:

Layli Long Soldier (2015 NACF National Artist Fellow in Literature) – see:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/layli-long-soldier
Allison Akootchook Warden (2018 NACF National Artist Fellow in Music) – see:
www.allisonwarden.com
Cannupa Hanska Luger (2016 NACF National Artist Fellow in Visual Arts) – see:
www.cannupahanska.com/
Anthony Hudson (2018 NACF National Artist Fellow in Performing Arts)

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Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Drag Queen Spooky Storytime with Carla Rossi

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The library is proud to present an hour of kid-friendly drag! Join us for this special spooky storytime just in time for Halloween featuring our fabulous queens reading stories about inclusion and diversity, followed by a dance party.

For kids 2-6 years old with a favorite adult.

Free tickets available 15 minutes in advance

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Aug
23
9:30 PM21:30

QUEER HORROR: THE FINAL GIRLS

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Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 PM | $10

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly series QUEER HORROR takes a trip to summer camp for THE FINAL GIRLS! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Co and Finger Bang, this summertime screening opens with a preshow tribute to the greatest final girls of all time hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and written by Joshua John Miller and his husband M.A. Fortin, 2015’s THE FINAL GIRLS takes recently-orphaned Max (Taissa Farmiga) to a memorial screening of the ‘80s camp slasher film CAMP BLOODBATH starring her late actress mother (Malin Akerman). After a freak accident in the theater, Max and her friends find themselves trapped inside the movie itself, leaving Max to team up with her mother’s cinematic doppelganger against an omnipotent ‘80s slasher. Also starring Alia Shawkat and Adam Devine, THE FINAL GIRLS is like CABIN IN THE WOODS meets THE LAST ACTION HERO, but as a harrowing, hilarious, and heart-wrenching homage to the horror genre and the women who lead it.

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-388841/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/495985614157475/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Portland Art Museum Artist Talk: Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

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From Me, Myself & It: The Artist Talk (photo by Matty Newton)

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Anthony Hudson (Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi. Anthony’s new play, Still Looking for Tiger Lily, is in process through Artists Repertory Theatre’s On the Workbench program. In 2018 Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow in Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $19.99 non-members, $16.99 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available on site or online here.

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

Proscenium Live: Still Looking for Tiger Lily

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Portland Shakespeare Project's Proscenium Live Festival of New Work, in collaboration with Artists Repertory Theatre's On the Workbench program and Risk/Reward, presents a workshopped reading of Anthony's new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY.

In a follow-up to Looking for Tiger Lily, Anthony & Carla Rossi continue to question not only their place within their respective cultures, but also Anthony's place in the world as an artist. Dealing with Impostor Syndrome, doubt, anxiety, and shamanic kale smoothies, Still Looking for Tiger Lily weaves through time and narrative in a never-ending quest for authenticity.

TWO FREE PRESENTATIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, August 3 at 7:30 PM and Monday, August 6 at 7:30 PM.

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Jun
21
9:30 PM21:30

QUEER HORROR: SCREAM

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The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR takes its love for scary movies one step too far with SCREAM! Sponsored by Royale Brewing Company, this special Pride screening puts Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi in Drew Barrymore’s shoes – and ribbed sweater – in a pre-show tribute to the ‘90s slasher classic!

Directed by Wes Craven and written by out queer screenwriter Kevin Williamson, 1996’s SCREAM follows final girl Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) as a ghost-faced killer knocks off her friends one by one – and the only way to survive this real-life scary movie is to know the rules! Featuring Courtney Cox, Rose McGowan, David Arquette, and Drew Barrymore in one of the most iconic opening scenes of all time, SCREAM completely altered the course of millennial horror – inspiring its own franchise, TV series, and decades of imitators – and continued a century-long legacy of queer filmmakers shaping the cultural consciousness of an entire film genre with gleeful wit and buckets of blood.

Thursday, June 21st at 9:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-373466/


ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Spec Script: Westworld

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Spec Script is back with an episode of Westworld written by Anthony Hudson, a person who has never seen the show! What will happen? Will there be robots? Will there be cowboys? Will there be a maze? Find out June 10th at Kelly’s Olympian!

Cast list coming soon!

Hosted by Chris Khatami and Shane Hosea

Produced by Kyle McCormick, Chris Khatami, and Shane Hosea.

June 10th Kelly's Olympian 7pm
$7

Preceded by 3xPW, Portland’s Number 1 Amateur Amateur-Wrestling Show!

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Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

NW Film Center Presents: FRESH FEAR

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The Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest program is excited to announce the first ever Fresh Fear! Fresh Fear takes the very best (and most frightening) films submitted to the Fresh Film Northwest Festival over many years and compiles them together in one hour long program. We have found ten films that we think embody the ingenuity and youthfulness of Fresh Film while also showcase the versatility and talent present in the horror genre.

Fresh Film Northwest is an annual festival celebrating films made by teenagers and for teenagers. The festival is a juried survey of work by up-and-coming teen filmmakers living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Now in its 43rd year, the Festival recognizes individual talent, showcases model examples of how film arts can be taught in schools, and engages all of us in helping to build the Northwest regional youth media community of 13- to 19-year-olds. 

Fresh Fear will be held at 2:00 pm at the Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum on Saturday June 9th, 2018 with special guest host Queer Horror’s Carla Rossi. The event is free and open to the public. Please come down to support your local youth filmmakers and see some terrifying summer fun!

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

NecroNancy - The Filthiest Person in Portland 2018

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Do you want to die for art? Is filth your politics? Is filth your life? Then you just might be The Filthiest Person In Portland ... well besides Buckmaster, that girl is nasty! We invite you to NecroNancy’s search for The Filthiest Person In Portland 2018.

This is a contest / un-beauty pageant to find who truly is The Filthiest Person In Portland. What’s filth you ask… well darlin’ if you have to ask then you’re probably filth. Contestants are asked to show us their filthiest most vile insane raunchy freakiest performance. Winner takes all including $666 in cash, prizes, and the title of The Filthiest Person In Portland 2018. Last year’s winner was Fine China and lord have we created a monster! This year let’s get even crazier, all in the name of FILTH. The rules are overruled because there are no rules.

The winner is decided by dishonorable celebrity judges, the scoresheets, the audience, but the final decision is Buckmaster’s. Celebrity judges include #NecroNancy residents Anastasia Euthanasia, Phallus Johnson, & Fine China. We are also displeased to announce local kween drag terrorist Carla Rossi will be doing what she does best, judging everyone including herself.

We have ONE spot open for a final contestant. If you think you have what it takes please post a filthy photo of yourself in the event. And next week whoever gets the most likes and vile comments gets the last space!

Win over $1500 in prizes including a custom #Puppyteeth portrait, Glow F Yourself toys, custom filth fashionz, a “professional” makeup session with Shitney Houston, Kiska Pole Classes, and more to be announced! Ohhh and you win $666 in cash!! If you want to donate some garbage to the prize package… we literally will accept anything because that’s the function of filth. Accept the filth. Accept the filth of others. Accept the filth of yourself.

Contest starts at 11:00pm

CONTESTANTS:
- Lady Coquine
- Birdie Le Tramp
- Carina Borellis
- Faun Dae
- Diva Dott
- Mystic O’Reilly
- Snakeoil
- Whorechata & Santey Alley


CELEBRITY JUDGES:
- Buckmaster : NecroNancy HBIC
- Carla Rossi : Drag clown comedian
- Anastasia Euthanasia : NecroNancy resident
- Fine China : Filthiest Person in Portland 2017
- Phallus Johnson : Winner of NecroNancy WTF Wrestling

DJs:
- Buckmaster
- DJ Don't

Hosted by Buckmaster
and Ann Pyne as the Referee

$13 to watch the show and witness firsthand filth

Doors at 9pm / Showtime at 11pm / Intermission between the show
21+

No photos at this event unless you are professional photographer RAKEEM

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May
31
9:00 PM21:00

Dragathon May 31

 CARLA ROSSI guest judges the May 31st edition of DRAGATHON!

CARLA ROSSI guest judges the May 31st edition of DRAGATHON!

Portland's Most Popular Drag Competition Returns!!! Season 5 of Dragathon kicks off at Funhouse Lounge Thursday April 5th and runs through Thursday June 14th! The Winner receives a prize package worth over $1,500, including cash and prizes!

Who Will Slay the Stage and Claw Their Way to the Crown?

Hosted by Valerie DeVille and produced through Justin Buckles Productions! Our weekly mentor will be Dragathon All Stars Winner Alex Horsey!

Presented by the lovely folks at Eastside Distilling!

Doors will open at 9pm and we'll have a $3/$5 cover each night. The cover will go towards compensating our contestants and show staff weekly!

Arrive early to get the splash zone seats and be prepared to cheer on your favorite contestants. Also don't forget to vote for them at the end of the night with the ticket that you'll receive at the doors once you pay your cover!

Funhouse Lounge starting Thursday April 5th!

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Roast of Pepper Pepper

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TUESDAY MAY 22nd

LETS ROAST THIS PIG!

TICKETS: https://m.bpt.me/event/3417122

Recently Pepper Pepper turned 33 but she was away on a special mission, now she is back home and ready to repent, celebrate and beg for your tips while she fundraises for a new video projector.

Watch her get nailed, flayed and roasted alive by her favorite clowns, queens and comedians.

Roastmaster Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi!

Roasters:

Valerie DeVille
Daniel Pulver/Madame DuMoore
Elizabeth Teets

Special Pepper inspired performances by:
Mizu Desierto

Raffle!
Surprises!
and MORE!

7pm Sharp
$50
VIP Meet n Greet and World Premier Screening of "Fierce In Eastern Europe" Pepper's secret Hungarian Documentary made in Budapest!

7:30 -9:30
$10-$20

ROAST hosted by the tragically employable Carla Rossi with Valerie Deville, Madame DuMoore, Elizabeth Teets, and Loretta GoodLORDchild

Special Pepper themed performances by Kel Dae and Mizu Desierto

WITH raffle and scandalous videos!

COME GET WARMED BY THE BURNING FIRE OF HER CRUMBLING EGO!

TICKETS HERE
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3417122

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

We Can Listen : Native Perspectives on Arts, Culture & Justice

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Programmed by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, seven Native American artists share their perspectives through their art. The first half of the program will focus on the individual artists through film, art, performance and stories.

Topics in the panel discussion include an exploration on how the artists’ work address issues around visibility, identity, essentialism and stereotype. The discussion will also focus on how the artists’ work addresses justice issues that affect Native communities locally.


Cassandra Frost, Actress, Member of The Cheyenne River Sioux of South Dakota

Anthony Hudson, Multidisciplinary/Performer, Grand Ronde

LaRonn Katchia, Filmmaker, Tribal member Warm Springs Indian Reservation

Jacqueline Keeler, Writer, Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux

Brenda Mallory, Visual/Textile, Member of the Cherokee Nation

Isacc Trimble, Film producer, Flute maker, Apache/Yaqui

Shirod Younker, Traditional/Multidisciplinary, Coquille & Coos
RSVP recommended

At We Can Listen, we strive to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all. Through a cultural intersection of storytelling, film, music, and personal expression we support individuals and grass roots organizations as they raise their voices on compelling social justice issues Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them. We hope these personal stories will reach audiences they haven’t reached before, and provide the opportunity, for all who hear them, to increase their understanding of issues that require action and awareness in our greater community.

Moderated by Grammy-nominated local recording artist and theatrical performer Julianne R. Johnson, each We Can Listen event explores a topic of current, social, political, or
environmental importance in an atmosphere of trust and respect for both speakers and audience alike. The We Can Listen production team acts as a supportive base by providing stage, format, and promotion for local organizations as they design their own program to specifically address their concerns and causes in a way that is meaningful for them. Whatever issue is topical for the presenters is what our audience hears, and they hear it from the presenter’s perspective.

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May
4
to May 6

Crypticon Seattle

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Meet ANTHONY HUDSON / CARLA ROSSI and JASON EDWARD DAVIS at the QUEER HORROR booth at CRYPTICON! We're back for our third year so you'll see a lot more from QUEER HORROR and Carla --- your hostess with the grossest is co-hosting the opening night CADAVERET drag show with Sparkle Leigh and speaking on the BEYOND FRANKENFURTER, QUEER HORROR (also moderator), WOMEN OF HANNIBAL, and I AM NANCY panels!

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Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

La Belle - Date Night at Imago with Carla Rossi!

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Imago Theatre is offering two date nights April 20 and April 27 at 7PM so the adults can enjoy the magic of La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton, while leaving the kids at home. (Kids are welcome to any other show.)

DATE NIGHT SPECIAL:
A pair of tickets at 30% off, with a free drink for each (Beer, Wine, or non-alcoholic) available for Friday April 20 and Friday April 27, 7PM shows. Use the code: LOVE.

ABOUT THE SHOW:
LA BELLE, LOST IN THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMATON is a romantic, playful, intriguing telling of Beauty and the Beast with shadow theatre, automaton puppetry, song, dance, and thousands of effects. A show like no other.

A giant art work of a play with 100 moving parts that will engage you like no other show… Animated effects every 30 seconds... Steampunk finesse… Whimsical, dramatic and heartfelt. Perfect for a date!

APRIL 20th at 7pm:
Join Todd Van Voris, as our emcee for this special date night. Todd is an acclaimed Portland based actor and director who has performed on many prominent stages in Portland (last seen in Medea & Hughie at Imago) as well as appearances on NBC's Grimm and TNT's The Librarians. Todd will be dishing up some surprises of his own so be prepared!

APRIL 27th at 7pm:
Imago Theatre welcomes the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and allies) community to a special showing of La Belle with special guest host, Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson). Portland’s premier drag clown, Carla Rossi, is an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure.

TICKETS:
Child: $17.50; Youth/Senior: $29.50; Adult: $37.50
Tickets can be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at https://www.ticketswest.com/events/la-belle-lost-in-the-world-of-the-automaton/36962/.

Remember to use the code LOVE to get 30% off a pair of tickets.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
“.. a masterpiece …. raised to an infinite degree. A delicious feast for the eyes and ears and nourishing fodder for the soul… a cornucopia of sights and sounds that burrow through the hard shell of adulthood to the child-like wonder of innocence and imagination, too long buried.” -Dennis Sparks – All Things Performing Arts

“Populated with 100 astonishingly detailed automata, puppets and other dazzling non-digital effects... a nonstop eye-popper. After several years in the making, Imago Theatre's tricky, visionary new take on 'Beauty and the Beast' arrived this past weekend. And what a landing. It's all wow factor. You'd need a jeweler's loupe to take in all the intricate work, particularly the gear-driven pieces... In a time when spectacular visual stories are forged from lines and lines of code, along comes a wondrous tale carefully carved, tinkered, fitted and welded by consummate Portland creatives.” -Lee Williams, The Oregonian

“Imago’s La Belle is a creature of a rare and wonderful sort, a show you may well want to see over and over again, both to marvel at its graceful mechanics and to soak in its symbolic resonances about the human, animal and spiritual in us all…. with a tone that’s often whimsical but never cutesy, finding that sweet spot of family entertainment that’s really for the adults, even if the kids are so enthralled that they won’t notice." -Marty Hughely, Oregon Arts Watch

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Looking for Tiger Lily (New England Premiere)

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Two showings: Thu Apr 19 2018 - 7:00 PM / Thu Apr 19 2018 - 9:30 PM ($22.50 - $25.00)

“A multiplicity of truths gleaned from personal experience and exploration … courageous, honest and funny.” PQ Monthly

Emerging young Portland, Oregon-based performance artist Anthony Hudson reckons with their own Native American heritage through a hilariously pointed sendup of stereotypes in an autobiographical solo show. Incorporating video and dance, and invoking Anthony's queer drag clown persona, “Carla Rossi,” Anthony draws from a songbook stretching from Disney’s Pocahontas to Cher’s Half-Breed—to the infamous blond, blue-eyed Indian “princess” Tiger Lily in the 1960 film Peter Pan.

This engagement is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Apr
13
9:30 PM21:30

Queer Horror: Friday the 13th Part VII

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR meets again on a rare Friday the 13th for nothing other than FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD! Now sponsored by Royale Brewing Co, this 30th anniversary 35mm screening opens with a preshow tribute to Camp Crystal Lake and the Haus of Voorhees hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and starring Seattle's SPARKLE LEIGH and PDX boylesque star JAXIN YOFF!

Directed by John Carl Buechler, 1988’s FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII follows telekinetic teenager Tina (Lar Park Lincoln) after she unwittingly frees Jason (Kane Hodder) from beneath Crystal Lake and fearlessly commits to returning the hockey masked-slasher from whence he came! Featuring out queer actors Kevin Spirtas, Susan Blu, William Butler, Craig Thomas, and Jeff Bennett in a camp-fest that can only be described as Carrie Goes to Camp Crystal Lake, FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD is as insane and unstoppable as the bloodline of Pamela Voorhees herself!

Friday, April 13th at 9:30 PM | $10 | queer-horror.com

BUY TICKETS HERE:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-359259/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1788915738081967/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Mar
23
to Mar 25

7th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference

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Meet QUEER HORROR's Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi and Jason Edward Davis at our first ever Oregon Ghost Conference!

Come join us in our 7th year of bringing Paranormal Enthusiast together. Last year we offered 30 classes, 17 Speakers, 5 Panels along with Tours, Investigations, Gallery Readings and so much more. Come see what we have planned for you in 2018.

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

HorrorBrew Pub Quiz

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Join Matt and Cat from Horror Brew Podcast for Portland's ONLY horror trivia night! Are you a fan of the horror genre? Partial to the macabre? Then test your wits with us!

*** SPECIAL NIGHT! ***
A force too powerful to be denied, CARLA ROSSI has set her sights on our pub quiz - and we couldn't be more excited. Or terrified!

You do not want to miss it!

The top 2 teams will win gift certificates to Home, A Bar! We also raffle off horror prizes! Books, posters, comics, t-shirts, and more!

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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Rock N Roll Camp For Girls Karaoke Contest!

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Join us at the Lagunitas Community Room for the Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls Karaoke Contest featuring our star judges Carla Rossi (Portland's Premeire Drag Clown!), Anjeanette Brown (Oregon Tradeswomen), Alex Simon (Bedazzler Extroardinaire), and our awesome camper-dad KJ, Tony of Tony Clifton's Karaoke Dance Party (TCKDP)!

THREE GRAND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED! - Prize packages will include swag and gift certificates to awesome local businesses!

KJ Tony's song list is available at www.tckaraoke.com and on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tckdp/

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

The Bedazzler! Do you shine and sparkle so bright that we need to wear sun glasses to look at you?!

Most Dramatic! Did you bring the DRAMA?!

Crowd Pleaser! Our celebrity judges will pick three contestants and the crowd will pick their favorite!

***Costumes and personas HIGHLY encouraged! This contest is open to everyone! Contestants of all genders/non-genders are encouraged to participate!****

We only have 10 contestant spots available, so arrive early to sign up!

In addition to the karaoke contest, we will also be raffling off amazing prizes! We will also have open karaoke available for a donation of $1 per song! 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls!

Schedule:
6:00pm-7:00pm: Contest sign-up & Open Karaoke
7:00-8ish: Karaoke Contest!
8ish-9:00pm: Open karaoke $1 per song

Prices: *This event is open to people 21+
Sliding scale cover $3-$10 *(No one turned away for lack of funds)
Karaoke Contest Entry Fee: $5
$3 Lagunitas Drafts/$1 La Croix/$2 Pizza Slices
Open Karaoke $1 per song
Raffle Tix: $1 each

For more information about this event or the Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls, email caley@girlsrockcamp.org or visit us at girlsrockcamp.org

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Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Claptrap: Queered Variety Hour

CLAPTRAP! Queered Variety Hour is Portland’s shiniest newest funniest showcase of the big blazing balls of queer talent in town!!

Featuring:
-Pet Psychic!
-Carlos the Rollerblader!
-Carla Rossi!
-CATTITUDE DANCE ENSEMBLE!!!
-and MORE!

Tickets HERE: http://www.merctickets.com/events/50899908/claptrap-queered-variety-hour

Come ready to scream, laugh, dance and win RAFFLE PRIZES and HIGH FIVES.

All ages, beer/wine available for 21+

We love you, queerdos!!!CLAPTRAP! Queered Variety Hour is Portland’s shiniest newest funniest showcase of the big blazing balls of queer talent in town!!

Featuring:
-Pet Psychic!
-Carlos the Rollerblader!
-Carla Rossi!
-CATTITUDE DANCE ENSEMBLE!!!
-and MORE!

Tickets HERE: http://www.merctickets.com/events/50899908/claptrap-queered-variety-hour

Come ready to scream, laugh, dance and win RAFFLE PRIZES and HIGH FIVES.

All ages, beer/wine available for 21+

We love you, queerdos!!!

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Feb
14
8:30 PM20:30

Queer Horror: Bride of Chucky

Now entering its fourth year of frights, the Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR returns for a Valentine’s date with BRIDE OF CHUCKY! This 20th anniversary screening opens with a preshow tribute hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown (and devoted Jennifer Tilly impersonatrix) Carla Rossi and starring the only and one VERA MYSTERIA!

Directed by Ronny Yu, 1998’s BRIDE OF CHUCKY throws a queer femme wrench in the CHILD’S PLAY series when Chucky’s old flame Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) finds the original Good Guy doll and resurrects her grimly beloved – but old habits die hard and Tiffany finds herself trapped in a doll’s body for one hell of a honeymoon! Featuring Alexis Arquette, Katherine Heigl, Kathy Najimy, and Brad Dourif as Chucky – and written by Don Mancini, the out queer mastermind behind each entry in the so-far-seven-part franchise – BRIDE OF CHUCKY sets the groundwork for the funniest, bloodiest, and queerest slasher series of all time.

Wednesday, February 14th at 8:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-351615/

FB EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2036510066593419/

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Feb
7
to Mar 2

Me, Myself & It

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Littman Gallery presents

"Me, Myself & It"
Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi

On display: February 7 – March 2, 2018
Reception: Thursday, March 1, 6–9 PM

Curated by Andrew D. Jankowski

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Carla Rossi is Portland’s premier drag clown, the Ghost of White Privilege (and, as she would say, that’s funny because white privilege will never die), and Portland’s third best regional celebrity – second only to two. Whether due to soulful artistic need or a demonstrable lack of marketable skills, I share my body and skin and voice with Carla, occasionally letting her possess me to offer a clown’s take on whiteness, gender, and the American Dream as pursued by an immortal trickster demon. As a half-Native (Grand Ronde) and half-white gender-confused millennial whatsit, Carla functions as my Coyote, as the best way I know to critique whiteness and negotiate gender in the world and within myself. And for the last five or so of her eight years I've collected prints of Carla’s face every night after a show. Each print is taken with a Neutrogena™ makeup wipe, calmly massaged and pressed into my pores as I scream and struggle out of layers of tights, shapers, pads, glitter, glue, and tape. I've now accumulated around 200 prints providing evidence of this ephemeral entity – like Veronica’s veil, each offering a trace of Portland's clown queen and her evolution alongside an ever-changing city.

As part of closing reception for on March 1 from 6 - 8 PM, Carla Rossi will provide a keynote address about the artistic process and why she's too good for it.

Anthony Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. Anthony & Carla host and program their LGBTQ film series QUEER HORROR bimonthly at the historic Hollywood Theatre, and Anthony’s new play STILL LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is in process at Artists Repertory Theatre. Its companion piece, Anthony’s storytelling cabaret LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY, is making its New England premiere at Dartmouth College in April 2018. Find out more at TheCarlaRossi.com.

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The Littman Gallery and White Gallery are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through direct exposure to a comprehensive program of contemporary art for students and community members. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experience is accessible to all perspectives and levels of education.

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Feb
2
4:30 PM16:30

Power Up: Reclaiming Identity

The Portland Art Museum is hosting the fourth annual event for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies! Meet new people. Take part in a drag workshop led by Carla Rossi. Create with artists and designers. Explore the exhibitions Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA, Kingdom Animalia, and so much more. See films made by Northwest teens. Make art, make friends, and have fun!

Admission is FREE! Refreshments provided.

Middle school, high school, and college-age are all welcome. GSA/QSA advisors and teachers are welcome, too.

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Dec
31
7:15 PM19:15

New Year's Eve: An Evening with Lez Stand Up

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2017: wowww.....what a strange trip it's been huh gang? Our new year's resolution is to keep giving back to our sweet, beloved queer community doing what we do best....comedy! We are so stoked to say goodbye to 2017 by sharing some laughs!

And oh sweet baby angels have we got a lineup for you....

Caitlin Weierhauser
Mel Heywood
Laura Anne Whitley
The Highbrarian
Carla Rossi

Sketch comedy by Bob Wolf

Hosted by Kirsten Kuppenbender!!

Turn a look, we're planning a special pre-show mixer, too!! 💕

The Siren Theater is all ages, wheel chair accessible

TICKETS: http://www.merctickets.com/events/50309293/new-years-eve-an-evening-with-lez-stand-up

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Dec
14
8:30 PM20:30

Queer Horror: Batman Returns

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR celebrates a year of women-centric programming with a 25th anniversary screening BATMAN RETURNS! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this 35mm holiday spectacle opens with a huge drag and burlesque preshow tribute to Catwoman in all her incarnations.

Directed by Tim Burton, 1992’s BATMAN RETURNS pits Batman (Michael Keaton) against an inexperienced shock politician (Danny DeVito) funded by a woman-murdering CEO (Christopher Walken). Meanwhile, as the men of Gotham squabble amongst themselves, the mysterious vigilante Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) is born from beneath a swarm of alleycats and prowls the streets of Gotham in search of vengeance. Simultaneously the greatest and least-Batman film ever made, BATMAN RETURNS is the only gothic childhood Christmas classic featuring Siouxsie and the Banshees and an exaltation of the avenging, chaotic feminine led by the battle cry “I am Catwoman – hear me roar!”

Thursday, December 14th at 8:30 PM | $10

BUY TICKETS HERE:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-337935/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/878523422303001/

Come dressed up to win our COSTUME CONTEST at the QUEER HORROR HOLIDAY AFTERPARTY right after the movie at THE KNOW! *FREE*

ABOUT QUEER HORROR:

QUEER HORROR is a bimonthly festival of genre works by queer artists, performers, and filmmakers questioning horror’s relation to queerness and what it means to identify with the monster. Maybe it’s the fact that queer people are so often relegated to shadows of otherness that the horror genre is more immediately relatable for us. We grew up with boogeymen. We’ve lived with boogeymen. Goblins and ghosts are a welcome escape from real-life monstrosities.

From the work of James Whale and John Waters to Patricia Highsmith and Clive Barker, horror has deeply impacted queer culture and sensibilities and QUEER HORROR asks why. QUEER HORROR is programmed and hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi and her human avatar Anthony Hudson, with artwork by resident artist Jason Edward Davis. Crawl into the crypt at Queer-Horror.com.

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

SLANT: Live Queer Storytelling

SLANT Live Queer Storytelling
Portland’s original 100% queer-run LGBTQ storytelling event returns! SLANT Live Queer Storytelling 6 LGBTQ storytellers telling seven-minute stories at Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227) on Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:00 pm). SLANT is hosted by Carla Rossi and featuring stories by Irene Tu, Imani Sims, Laurence Jones, Eduardo Sotelo, Zachary Thornhill, and more! Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door.

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Dec
9
to Dec 24

10th Annual Big 500 Art Show

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Collect of TEN authentic Carla Rossi makeup wipe prints for just $40 only at this year's Big 500!

10th Annual Big 500 Art Show - 500 + artists, 5000 artworks, ALL 8"x8" art - $40/each!! Pioneer Place Mall -Second Floor Atrium). Cash/Carry, First Come/First Serve. 2pm Opening, Artist Parade 1:45pm. Sponsored by Deschutes Brewery and Chris Haberman Presents.

Show will be exhibited daily December 9-December 24 - 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, Sundays 10am-5pm. FREE Admission with Can Food Donation. Partial Benefit for Oregon Food Bank.

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