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Oct
27
9:30pm 9:30pm

Queer Horror Halloween

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR reanimates its annual short film festival with a Halloween scream! Celebrating one year of women-centric programming, QUEER HORROR HALLOWEEN showcases short films by local and national filmmakers specifically commissioned by hostess-with-the-grossest Carla Rossi with one guideline: make it Satanic and make it feminist. For that extra skip in our swamp witch step, each film is followed by a live death metal burlesque performance by the women of SIGN OF THE BEAST BURLESQUE! Followed immediately by an after-party and costume contest at The Know, QUEER HORROR HALLOWEEN is the reason for the season and a hallowed black mass for women who rise up, rage, and reject!

Friday, October 27th | 9:30 PM | $10 | queer-horror.com

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-319498/

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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Sep
9
to Sep 10

Critical Mascara: The 5th and Final Showcase

CRITICAL MASCARA: The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper, House of Ada and House of Flora
DJ Spf 666 and DJ madison moore

Special Guest Performances by:

House of Ada
House of Flora
Carla Rossi
Grace Towers
Pepper Pepper
And MORE!!!

Critical Mascara: Portland’s “Post-Realness Drag Extravaganza” returns to PICA’s TBA stage for its 5th and FINAL installment.

We’re saying goodbye to this monumental drag/vogue/ballroom production by eliminating the competition and highlighting a fierce showcase of artists curated from the last five years of Critical’s history and queer magic.

Critical Mascara is a container that invites you in on the explosive, fabulous, and nuanced excellence of queer identity through politically charged drag, high concept runway looks, and fierce vogue battles.

This year we dance the house down together. We will provoke, inspire, and engage each other communally. We cruise to new utopias not in competition but in celebration. We honor the histories and challenges we’ve inherited. We close the circle and will learn to re-apply our mascara in new ways, because change is not only needed, it’s critical.

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Aug
24
to Aug 26

Queer Horror: Death Becomes Her

TWO SHOWINGS:
Thursday, August 24th at 9:30 PM (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, August 26th at 8 PM | $10 | hollywoodtheatre.org

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-311290/

The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR creeps closer to immortality with Death Becomes Her! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this 35mm screening continues a year of women-centric programming and opens with a diva duel between Carla and Portland’s own grand dame of dance & drag, Kaj-anne Pepper!

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, 1992’s DEATH BECOMES HER turns lifelong Hollywood rivals Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) into immortal frenemies after they acquire an elixir of youth kept by the mysterious Lisle von Rhoman (Isabella Rossellini). Unfortunately everlasting youth – and Madeline and Helen’s feud – survives well after their pulses cease. Also featuring Demi Moore’s ex-husband Bruce Willis, DEATH BECOMES HER is jam-packed with breakthrough effects, iconic one-liners, and legendary performances that cement its status as a camp classic for an eternity to come.

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
19
5:30pm 5:30pm

The Mr. Nude Portland Pageant

The Sweethearts of Portland would like to invite you to our Annual Mr. Nude Pageant 2017.

VIP $30
General Admission $20

All proceeds to benefit OutsideIn

With Guest Performances By:

Pablo Gonzalez
Miss Sheniqua Montrese Volt
Karlie Lever du Soleil
Sugarpill
Melody Awesomazing Pet Psychic to the Stars
Nekkra Nomicon
Valerie DeVille
Madame Anita DuMoore
Anastasia Euthanasia (Austin Tatious)
Classiana Hilton
and More!

Our Guest Judges are:

Carla Rossi/ Anthony Hudson
Steam
The Gay Beards

If you are interested in Running for Mr. Nude 2017 for a Cash Prize of $300 dollars donated by Steam Please inquire within.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

"Your Sweethearts Love You"

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Aug
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Spec Script: Game of Thrones

Spec Script is back with everyone's favorite fantasy: GAME OF THRONES! This episode is written by Natalie Holt, a person who has never seen the show! Also we have a special time this month at 1:00 pm! That's right, Spec Script does brunch!

The cast this month is as follows:
Anthony Hudson
Whitney Streed
Monisa Brown
Bettina McKelvey
Chase Brocket
AND MORE!

All hosted by Kyle McCormick & Chris Khatami!

Preceded by Primo Preshow Professional Wrestling featuring Shane Hosea, The Castaway, and Seattles own Andy Iwancio!

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Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

Bat 'n Rouge PDX

Carla Rossi returns to emcee Bat 'n Rouge for the third year in a row!

The 6th Annual Bat 'n Rouge is back!
Picture it: Sitting in a basball statidum, 2,000 queer folks and allies, beer, cocktails, and the most ridiculous no-holds-barred softball tournament in front of you starring Drag Queens, nearly naked men, sexy women, and costumes and props to keep you laughing all day.
$5 Suggested donation
$20 for Beer/Cocktail Garden (5 drinks)

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Jul
22
to Jul 23

Cat-Tacular Variety Show

Cat-Tacular variety show stars
Internet Cat Rapping sensation Moshow the Cat Rapper Iammoshow
Portland's Favorite Drag Clown Carla Rossi Anthony Hudson
From Seattle the Pelvis of Justice Maggie McMuffin
Portland's Own Grumpy Cat/Nyan Cat impersonator Sophie Maltease
The Cat Loving BIRTHDAY GIRL Hyacinth Lee
Obvious Crazy Cat Lady Baby LeStrange

Join us for a PURRFECT evening celebrating everything we love about CATS and also come celebrate the Birthday of Miss Hyacinth Lee!

Doors at 8, Show at 9
Advance Tickets Available for $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cat-tacular-variety-show-tickets-35113651878
Tickets $25 at the door

Kelly's Olymian is wheelchair accesible and has A/C

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Jun
15
9:30pm 9:30pm

Queer Horror Pride: Drop Dead Gorgeous

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR kicks off Pride season with a 35mm screening of DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Continuing a year of women-centric programming, this Pride special opens with a spectacular drag pageant featuring Portland’s fiercest queens, all hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi!

Written by Lona Williams and directed by Michael Patrick Jann, 1999’s DROP DEAD GORGEOUS follows Minnesotan teenage beauty queens vying for the title of American Teen Princess – and the killer intent on taking out the competition! Bringing together a jaw-droppingly talented cast including Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Brittany Murphy, Denise Richards, Mindy Sterling, Nora Dunn, Mo Gaffney, and the film debut of Amy Adams, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is an endlessly-quotable black comedy and a modern camp classic that proves if looks can kill, laughter is twice as deadly.

Thursday, June 15th at 9:30 PM | $10 | hollywoodtheatre.org

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-283826/

FB EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1375402362550267/

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
9
to Jun 10

Mega Madonna Night

MADONNA! MADONNA! MADONNA!! MEGA MADONNA!!!
Let's celebrate all things Madonna with an amazing variety show and a killer dance party to follow!
Only $10 bux to enter! 830pm doors, 9pm show!

See drag, comedy, burlesque, performance art, live music, live singing, and more!
Hosted by the material clown Carla Rossi!
Tunes by DJ Aurora, causing a commotion!

Performances by:
Carla Rossi
Niki Vi
Wolfgang X
Saint Syndrome
Marla Darling-faux queen disaster
Valerie DeVille
Ophelia Bouche
Judy Patootie
Jaxin Yoff
Prince Peanutbutter
MissAurora


Costumes encouraged! Mega Madonna mix to follow! It's a holiday!

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May
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lady Bunny in "Trans-Jester!"

Qurb Magazine Proudly Presents - LADY BUNNY in "TRANS-JESTER!"...her highly acclaimed one-woman show, a journey of raunchy political incorrectness, hysterical song parodies and engaging storytelling. TICKETS HERE: http://ticketf.ly/2qOIeER

THE ALADDIN THEATER
Thursday May 25th @ 7:00pm

WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST:
Portland's Premier Drag Clown.....CARLA ROSSI (www.thecarlarossi.com)

DON'T MISS THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TRANS-JESTER!
In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we're all supposed to remember for every for every occasion as we "evolve." Sometimes, Bunny feels, that we're actually evolving away from common sense! Take the new name for our community--LGBTIA. Does anyone even know what that means?

Please note: This show is raunchy. Not politically correct by definition--that's the whole point. So if that's not your cup of tea, you should honestly skip it. Or prepare to grab a drink and laugh, cheer and possibly even be challenged by a salty old kook who isn't afraid to express herself from a viewpoint which is often unique.

Trans-Jester! is written by Lady Bunny and Facebook sensation Beryl Mendelbaum.

***PRAISE FOR TRANS-JESTER!***

Michael Musto for Out.com: "Long running drag star Lady Bunny is currently doing the most screamingly, gratifyingly, crap-your-pants funny show in town. Upstairs at the Stonewallwhich was always a riotBunny is appearing in Trans-Jester, poking merciless fun at pc normatives. She spins and shimmers in amazing voice. The show is all like that--raunchy and eye opening, fetidly appealing yet thought provoking."

John Cameron Mitchell: "A scream for sanity from the nastiest, most big-hearted comic performer around."

Huffington Post Gay Voices: "A gag-worthy show you can't miss."

TICKETS: $15-$40
With the purchase of a VIP ticket, audience members are given priority seating (front rows center section), as well as attendance to the meet and greet with the one and only Lady Bunny herself, which takes place immediately following the show. These exclusive and limited VIP tickets are in short order, so be sure to get them before they sell out.Qurb Magazine Proudly Presents - LADY BUNNY in "TRANS-JESTER!"...her highly acclaimed one-woman show, a journey of raunchy political incorrectness, hysterical song parodies and engaging storytelling.

THE ALADDIN THEATER
Thursday May 25th @ 7:00pm

WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST:
Portland's Premier Drag Clown.....CARLA ROSSI (www.thecarlarossi.com)

DON'T MISS THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TRANS-JESTER!
In addition to new parodies which re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars to hilarious, effect punctuated by zany Laugh-In style zingers, Bunny has widened her repertoire to include some actually insightful social commentary. (Well, she thinks it's insightful, anyway.) Trashing the current overemphasis on political correctness, Bunny breaks down some of the latest buzzwords that we're all supposed to remember for every for every occasion as we "evolve." Sometimes, Bunny feels, that we're actually evolving away from common sense! Take the new name for our community--LGBTQIA. Does anyone even know what that means?

Please note: This show is raunchy. Not politically correct by definition--that's the whole point. So if that's not your cup of tea, you should honestly skip it. Or prepare to grab a drink and laugh, cheer and possibly even be challenged by a salty old kook who isn't afraid to express herself from a viewpoint which is often unique.

Trans-Jester! is written by Lady Bunny and Facebook sensation Beryl Mendelbaum.

***PRAISE FOR TRANS-JESTER!***

Michael Musto for Out.com: "Long running drag star Lady Bunny is currently doing the most screamingly, gratifyingly, crap-your-pants funny show in town. Upstairs at the Stonewall, which was always a riot, Bunny is appearing in Trans-Jester, poking merciless fun at pc normatives. She spins and shimmers in amazing voice. The show is all like that--raunchy and eye opening, fetidly appealing yet thought provoking."

John Cameron Mitchell: "A scream for sanity from the nastiest, most big-hearted comic performer around."

Huffington Post Gay Voices: "A gag-worthy show you can't miss."

TICKETS: $15-$40 --- http://ticketf.ly/2qOIeER
With the purchase of a VIP ticket, audience members are given priority seating (front rows center section), as well as attendance to the meet and greet with the one and only Lady Bunny herself, which takes place immediately following the show. These exclusive and limited VIP tickets are in short order, so be sure to get them before they sell out.

FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069033939896333/

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May
13
8:30pm 8:30pm

Filthlesque! A Performance Tribute to John Waters

Vagenda of Manocide Productions presents
FILTHLESQUE!
A Performance Tribute to John Waters
Funhouse Lounge 2432 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
SATURDAY MAY 13TH!

Doors at 8:30pm Show at 9:30pm

*Advanced general admission $12
*Show night general admission $15

*Advanced FRONT ROW tickets (For those who aren't scared of performer interaction and FILTH) $15
*Show night FRONT ROW $20*

*VIP Reserved Back Booth for up to 5 $100.00
(3 booths available)
Comes with the ability for cast photo with performers after the show!

FILTHY PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, UNITE! We come together for one night only to carry on the tradition of Sexploitation, a John Waters Cabaret! This year we get more depraved with amazing additions to our cast. Join us in celebrating the Sultan of Sleaze himself as we provide lewd and crude performances that will send your morals into a frenzy.

Filmmaker, director and writer John Waters, sometimes called the "King of Bad Taste" or the "Pope of Trash," has built a reputation for shocking his audiences.
Today, John Waters is a brand. He acts, hosts TV shows, writes books, performs one-man shows, and terraforms the mainstream into a place that can stomach everything he was dishing out in the 1970s. He hasn’t made a film since 2004’s A Dirty Shame, but he’s still the man who turned Divine, a.k.a. Harris Glenn Milstead, Dreamland’s resident drag queen, into the co-star of Hairspray, a major motion picture in not-quite-progressive 1988. His humor snuck into Hollywood with movies like Serial Mom, Pecker, and Cecil B. DeMented. On paper, Waters’ filmography reads like a miracle—and it shouldn’t go unnoticed (Matt Patches, The Dissolve SEPTEMBER 02, 2014)

Prepare yourself to swoon over 'Cry-Baby' Walker, watch the miracle of a chicken laying an egg LIVE, drag performance to Serial Mom, the duo competing for "Filthiest People" Raymond and Connie Marble, QUEEN Carlotta herself from Desperate Living and MORE!

YOUR HOST: Vera Mysteria as Divine
PERFORMANCES BY:
Hai Fleisch
John-Nuriel Yeshua Vissell
Baby Le'Strange
Wanda Bones
Carla Rossi (Anthony Hudson)
Isaiah Tillman
and from Los Angeles the wonderful
Diamondback Annie!!!

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Apr
6
9:30pm 9:30pm

Queer Horror: Slumber Party Massacre

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The Hollywood Theatre's bimonthly program QUEER HORROR continues its year of women-centric programming with SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this April edition opens with a pre-show twist on the ‘80s slasher classic!

Written by queer activist Rita Mae Brown and directed by Amy Holden Jones, 1982’s SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE follows high school senior Trish Devereaux (Michelle Michaels) as she invites her best friends over for the titular sleepover only to become targets of an escaped killer with a predilection for power drills. Relying on each other – and with help from their high school Coach Jana (Pamela Roylance) – the women band together to take down the killer in a Freudian climax that paved the way for feminist revenge fantasies as far-reaching as Quentin Tarantino’s DEATH PROOF to Disney’s MALEFICENT.

Thursday, April 6th at 9:30 PM | $9 | hollywoodtheatre.org

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/events/slumber-party-massacre/

FB EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2117441651815904/

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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Apr
2
to Apr 3

Sad Day Lana Del Rey Cry Fest

finally it's all happening - plump your pluckers, get ur blue jeans on, go play your video games, and be born 2 die : because Buckmaster proudly & sadly presents #SadDay - Lana Del Rey Cry Fest! Sad Day is every 1st Sunday at Lovecraft and this month we are honoring the ultimate Sad Girl - Miss Lizzy Grant!!!

Join resident Sad Boi - RAKEEM and resident Sad Girl Menorah, along with Carla Rossi, Daphne Fauna, Fine China, Lynx, and Aphasia as they pay dishonor to Del Rey.

Showtime at midnight
$10 cover

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Feb
24
9:30pm 9:30pm

Pride Northwest Presents - Tatianna!

Pride Northwest is thrilled to welcome RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars TATIANNA to Portland in her first headlining appearance!

Presale tickets are available now at pride-northwest.ticketleap.com/tatianna

Expect an exciting night of entertainment featuring live performances from many of Portland's favorite performers combined with a multimedia experience on the big screen!

Local performers will include...
Carla Rossi
Niki Vi
Baby Le'Strange
Mack Stachio
Nae Nae Dominatrix
Flawless Shade
Mona "ShpongledHoops"

Local favorite Artemis Chase returns to the Portland stage for the first time in 18 months to host the show!

This show is a fundraising benefit for Pride Northwest and 100% of all profits will go directly to the organization.

There is no age restriction on this show, however parents should be warned that adult language and some nudity (in the form of burlesque) will be present.

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Feb
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Queer Horror: Bound

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR fires off Cupid’s arrows with BOUND! Hosted by Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, this Valentine’s Day special rings in a full year of women-centric programming for QUEER HORROR with an opening preshow featuring Honey LaFleur, Leigh Rich, and even more Valentine's treats!

Directed by revolutionary trans sisters Lana & Lilly Wachowski (THE MATRIX, SENSE 8), 1996’s BOUND follows Violet (Jennifer Tilly), a mobster’s girlfriend, and ex-con-for-hire Corky (Gina Gershon) as the two fall head over heels and hatch a daring plot to run off with $2 million in blood money in a deadly race against time. Featuring some of the steamiest love scenes in any mainstream film and responsible for the meteoric rise of the Wachowskis, BOUND offers an adrenaline-fueled Sapphic twist on Mafia heist films guaranteed to hit straight in the heart.

Tuesday, February 14 at 8:00 PM | $9

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-262940/

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1845122062442874/

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
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Karaoke Contest Fundraiser for the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls!

Join us at the Lagunitas Community Room for the Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls Karaoke Contest featuring KJ Bettie Mayhem and our guest celebrity judges Portia Sabin (President, Kill Rockstars), Carla Rossi (Portland's Premeire Drag Clown!), and Alex Simon (Bedazzler Extroardinaire)!

THREE GRAND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED! - Prize packages will include Rock Camp swag, Kill Rockstars swag, and gift certificates to awesome local businesses including Bishops Barber Shop, Hollywood Theater, Century Bar, Por Que No, Victoria Bar, and MORE!

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 a BRAND NEW ELECTRIC GUITAR! and some other 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/$3 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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Jan
21
to Jan 22

Club Kai-Kai Cher Ball w/ Chad Michaels

tinyurl.com/ClubKaiKaiCherChad

Club Kai-Kai needs to ask one question & one question only, “do you Believe in life after love?” It’s time to Turn Back Time and get out all those wigs because we are having not only a hair-ball but a CHER BALL!! We are throwing a Cher-labration of Cher through the decades all night at Dante's. No one can imitate the legend but the legend herself - from season four of RuPaul's Drag Race, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1, and the #1 Cher impersonator in the world - Chad Michaels Fan Page!

Chad Michaels is a diva, a pioneer, an icon, legend, a god damed professional, and Chad Michaels is Cher. This is Chad’s first appearance in Portland - and in honor of our bike-friendly city let’s Cher the road! Michaels will honoring Cher with her most iconic looks, moments, wigs (or her natural hair because that’s what she calls them), and memories. Bob Mackie is gonna gag!!

Club Kai-Kai kicks off All Or Nothing when doors open at 8:00pm with a Cher-aoke (Cher only karaoke) hosted by Nae Nae Dominatrix till 9:00pm.

Showtime for Cher sworee is at 10:15pm sharp! Opening performances by Bolivia Carmichaels, Ms Houston, Carla Rossi, Wolfgang X, Anastasia Euthanasia, and Nae Nae Dominatrix. Queens will be doing their best Cher, Sonny, and hopefully we get some Witches of Eastwick or Mermaids in there! DJs Buckmaster and Thumper will Take You Home all night long with the best Cher and disco, don’t we worry we Got You Babe!

Her farewell tour latest over 6 years - and tonight you can live your Cher fantasy: have Tea with Mussolini, go Walking In Memphis, feel Just Like Jessie James, and remember at #ClubKaiKai you always can Believe. And in the immortal words of the goddess herself - “It’s Cher, Bitch”

General Admission - $15 (limited) presale /// $20 day of show
Meet & Greet + G.A. - $30 (limited) presale /// $40 day of show

Meet & Greet with Chad Michaels is after the show. Doors at 8:00pm. Showtime is at 10:15pm.
21+

tinyurl.com/ClubKaiKaiCherChad

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Jan
1
to Jan 2

Sad Day - Funeral for 2016

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Sad Day knows you have had the worst year ever…. it went from a #SadDay to a sad year. Portland’s prettiest pettiest pity party Sad Day has partnered up with the town’s sad clown frown herself Carla Rossi to help Buckmaster throw a funeral for the year 2016. That’s right we are gonna say one big and last and final and LOUD fuck you to 2016 PLUS Jackie Daniels - Live in Concert!

at 10pm is Jackie Daniels live in concert!!! Jackie will be singing the blues as well as her classic hits like possibly Penus, Monster Meth, and who knows what else!! This is a full length concert - a full 30 minutes of Jackie Daniels!

At midnight - the main event / the beginning of the rest of your life is SAD DAY’S STAR STUDDED FUNERAL FOR 2016 - with local celebrities like Alexis Campbell Starr, Melody Awesomazing, Jackie Daniels, Patrick Buckmaster, and of course tragic clown Carla Rossi!!! Rumor has it that Carla Rossi is going to have a powerpoint slide presentation!!! You too can also join in on the funeral fun if you want to give a eulogy for 2016 - please sign up in the event below or keep it your yourself and let it carry you into the next year.

DJ Orographic as well as resident cry baby Buckmaster will be making you feel all the feels all night long with their questionable but expensive taste in music. They will be playing all your favorite funeral jams and get this party thumpin!!!! Please respect the deceased year of 2106 and no requests to your DJs.


$5 if in proper funeral attire / dressed to kill
$10 if you aren’t dressed for the funeral
$25 if your voted for Donald Trump
(add on packages available)
$300 Meet & Greet with Buckmaster
$5 Meet & Greet with Carla Rossi
$15 Meet & Greet for Jackie Daniels
Selling your soul = Meet & Greet with Alexis Campbell Star


Sad Day is every 1st Sunday at Lovecraft Bar /// doors at 9pm /// 21+

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Dec
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Queer Horror for the Holidays

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The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR resuscitates its annual short film showcase with QUEER HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS! This holiday special is programmed through an open call for entries from filmmakers of all calibers. Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi wants YOU to grab your cameras, GoPros, phones, shadow puppets, and let your R-rated nightmares loose for a night of festering frights, whether holiday-themed or just plain spooky and secular! Fleshed out with shorts by established filmmakers and performances from the grittiest ghouls in PDX, QUEER HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS is on the hunt for fresh blood!

Performances by

WANDA BONES
VALERIE DEVILLE

SHORTS BY
Zack Henderson & Poo Poo Platter
Stacie Ponder
Armando Munoz
Richard Mansfield
Gula Delgatto
Kelly Hughes
Melissa Tvetan
Mike Justice
Sean Pettis
Barbara Holm
Emanuel Campbell
Caleb Jeremiah Wells
Body Academics

AND MORE

BUY TICKETS:
https://hollywoodtheatre.org/booking/tickets/1-254866/

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.

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Dec
9
9:00pm 9:00pm

Faster, Pussycat... Thrill! Thrill!

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All you hot cats and cool kitties get ready...It's time for
FASTER, PUSSY CAT...THRILL! THRILL 2!
A Cat Themed Variety show! Benefiting Furry Friends Washington!

Hosted by Carla Rossi
DJed by DJ Aurora

Purrrfect performances by:
Valerie DeVille
Chris Khatami
Marla Darling-faux queen disaster
MissAurora
Belinda Carroll
Prince Peanutbutter
and MANY MORE!

Only $5!
ME-OW!

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Nov
26
to Nov 27

OKURRRRRR! with Alaska 5000

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Greetings earthlings! Your make-up is terrible! Okurrrrrr!!?!?
All the way from planet Glamtron and on her reigning tour of terror as winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2 ... Okurrrrrr brings you Alaska Thunderfuck to Dante's! Thanksgiving weekend Saturday November 26th. Complete with a main stage show, VIP only pre-show, and meet & greet!

She stole our hearts in RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, she slayed all of All Stars, and now she's finally back to the Pacific Northwest! Portland, are you ready to welcome Miss 5000 back to our wet ass city to flood our basements? Alaska will be performing her off-brand off-the-wall comedic high camp low standard drag and music from her new album Poundcake ... and maybe a hit or two off the classic record Anus.

With support from Ms. Houston, Menorah, Alexis Campbell Starr, Carla Rossi, Noni St. Darling, RAKEEM, and Daphne Fauna. Plus Okurrrrrr resident DJ Buckmaster all night!

$60 VIP + Meet & Greet. doors at 7:30pm Meet & Greet with Alaska after the main show. Pre-show at 8:20pm with a special performance for VIP only by Alaska and friends. This ticket includes General Admission with early access to main show at 10:45pm.

$35 VIP only : doors at 7:30pm Pre-show at 8:20pm with a special performance for VIP only by Alaska and friends. This ticket includes General Admission with early access to main show at 10:45pm.

$45 General Admission + Meet & Greet. doors at 9pm Meet & Greet with Alaska after the main show. This ticket includes General Admission with main show at 10:45pm.

$18 General Admission only. doors at 9pm This ticket includes General Admission with main show at 10:45pm.

Meet & Greet photos from Gula Delgatto.
Meet & Greet is AFTER the main show. VIP pre-show is before the show.
Buckmaster and Ann Pyne present Okurrrrrr for all you party girls with terrible make-up and good intentions.


$18.00 - $60.00 / Age 21 And Up
Tickets:
http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/6973685/dante

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Nov
6
to Nov 7

Sad Day: The Vaudevillians After Party

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Buckmaster presents Portland's prettiest pettiest pity party : Sad Day - every 1st Sunday at Lovecraft Bar. Sunday November 6th is the official after party of The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales.

Sad Day is gonna get easy... speakeasy. Expect to hear the bluest of blues, the saddest of jazz, and cry your little heart out like the cat's meow. We are celebrating the return of Portland royalty Jinkx Monsoon! Be there or be an L7!

Performances by Carla Rossi, Menorah, Chanticleer Trü, and Wanda Bones. Plus Kwali and their band The Reparations. And Willard from SLC to round out this sad ass party!

Host / DJ Buckmaster

$10 cover /// 21+
$5 cover with the password given at the Jinkx Monsoon show at The Alberta Rose Theatre earlier that day!

Next month Sunday December 4th #SadDay brings you Delta Work as ADELTA WORK!!!!!

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Nov
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Vaudevillians with Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales

Carla Rossi introduces Jinkx Monsoon in her first PDX show since winning RuPaul's Drag Race three years ago!

Carla Rossi introduces Jinkx Monsoon in her first PDX show since winning RuPaul's Drag Race three years ago!

http://tinyurl.com/theVaudevilliansPDX

The Vaudevillians starring winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season Five Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales
Sunday November 6th, 2016 at The Alberta Rose Theatre.

Doors at 6:30pm. Show at 7:00pm
21+ Show /// 18+ if you are accompanied by an adult

$35 Advance
$40 At the Door
$55 Preferred Seating (first five rows of the front/center section - available in advance only)
$50 GA Meet & Greet/Show package
$70 Preferred Meet & Greet/Show package

Jinkx Monsoon is one of the brightest stars on the drag circuit. Jerick Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region.

"Jinkx shows off talent that was only glimpsed at on Drag Race, and proves to be a real star onstage. "
— Huffington Post

"Triumph!...Saw "The Vaudevillians" last night and I'm still laughing!" — RuPaul

"Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter." — The New York Times


The Vaudevillians

Dr. Dan Von Dandy
A professor of music and mixology, and a pretty swell guy. Dr. Dandy has been writing music since the age of six and has collaborated with such greats as Cole Porter, Kurt Weil, and Irving Berlin.

and his lovely wife, muse, and musical partner:

Ms. Kitty Witless
A sex kitten with a smile that can light up the room and a voice that can shatter glass. Kitty loves nothing more than performing and entertaining leagues upon hordes of willing gentleman. A dear friend to famous women like Fanny Brice, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Madonna, Kitty knows all the tricks of the trade... and the trading of tricks.

We are that sensational duo, The Vaudevillians.

Many of you have never heard of us, and that's because we were a big hit long before any of you were born. We used to tour the country performing the vaudeville circuits, hitting every major town in America and wowing them with our original music! In our day, we had it made. We were stars of the stage and EVERYONE wanted to book us in their follies, speak-easies and burlesque reviews.

Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica we were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow - instantly freezing us alive. BUT, thanks to your modern day "Global Warming" we have thawed out and returned to our favorite region, the great Northwest, to pick up our career where we left it!

HOWEVER, to our shock and chagrin, we have discovered that over the years, pop artists of various decades have stolen our music and passed it off as their own. Songs like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" which was originally about the Woman's Suffragette Movement, and "Drop it Like it's Hot" which was originally about the invention of the electric iron.

THAT IS WHY, we are now returning to the stage to perform our music in its original integrity. You haven't lived until you've heard our ragtime, upbeat, toe-tappin', knee-slappin' renditions of songs like "Piece of my Heart", "Bad Romance", "Paper Planes", "Harder Better Faster Stronger" and many many more!

So if you're a fan of olde timee music, witty banter, and convoluted back-stories, then you're going to LOVE The Vaudevillians.


Vaudevillians Promotional Photo Credit Magnus Hastings
Get Tickets : http://tinyurl.com/theVaudevilliansPDX

Official afterparty at Lovecraft Bar for Sad Day presents Speakeasy

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Oct
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

YOURS GHOULLY: A Queer Horror Halloween

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After six years on Alberta Main Street and now under new local ownership, Screaming Sky is conjuring a ghoulish grand reopening party on Halloween night! To top off our witches’ brew we’re summoning Portland’s premier drag clown CARLA ROSSI to curate this night of a thousand frights!

Jumping off her successful QUEER HORROR series at The Hollywood Theatre, Carla is launching her new QUEER HORROR brand of shirts, pins, and prints for this special one-night pop-up event from 7 to 9 PM on Monday, October 31st. A collaboration between Carla’s human avatar Anthony Hudson and artist Jason Edward Davis, QUEER HORROR is a lifestyle brand catering to ghouls of all genders and orientations.

To get the ghostly-most out of Halloween, Carla and her imps are turning Screaming Sky into a carnival of terrors for this one-night spookshow featuring Trick-or-Treating in conjunction with Alberta Main Street, drink tasting from House Spirits Distillery, creepy fog and lighting effects throughout the space, ghoulish treats and potions, live vinyl listening from some of Carla’s favorite horror soundtracks, and plenty more shocks and surprises…

Mark your calendars, ready your costumes, rev up your brooms, and we’ll see you on Halloween night – it’ll be a SCREAM!

Yours Ghoully...

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Oct
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

NO to Rape Culture Benefit Show

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The original intent of this show was as a benefit to support Wanda Bones as she seeks legal recourse and a path forward.

As of today, the show title and scope has changed.
After seeking more legal help, Wanda Bones had this to share today:

"Thank you for all being so kind and patient. At this time I do not need representation and the show that was scheduled for what I may need legally will be changed to an event *for sexual assault survivors*. Those putting it on will be very transparent as to what organizations will benefit and I hope you all can still join us."

The title of this event has changed to reflect this announcement!
We certainly hope that you all can still attend, to foster a community of support, love, and solidarity. Wanda Bones and Rocket are researching what organizations for proceeds to go to. We will be completely transparent about where and how much is donated. Thank you for the support of the community!
#istandwithwanda
#saynotorapeculture

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Oct
13
9:30pm 9:30pm

Queer Horror: Beetlejuice

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Thursday, October 13 at 9:30 PM | $9 | hollywoodtheatre.org

The Hollywood Theatre’s bimonthly program QUEER HORROR and hostess with the grossest Carla Rossi join forces with the Ghost with the Most for Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE in 35mm! This Halloween scream opens with a special preshow set to get the whole audience jumping the line all the way to the afterlife.

Directed by Tim Burton, 1988’s BEETLEJUICE follows Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis) after a sudden car accident leaves them haunting their own home. Soon these two fledgling ghosts seek the help of “bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) to banish the well-to-do Deetzes before their once-quaint farmhouse gets turned into New York’s trendiest new summer art center. Featuring iconic starring turns from Catherine O'Hara & Winona Ryder as Delia and Lydia Deetz – and out actor Glenn Shadix as the unapologetically-in-your-face queer psychic interior designer Otho – BEETLEJUICE celebrates a campy and colorful otherworld where art is dangerous, family is chosen, women call the shots, and outsiders can proudly proclaim: “I myself am strange and unusual…”

BUY TICKETS:
http://hollywoodtheatre.org/queer-horror-beetlejuice/

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.

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Oct
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Pepper + Bones Presents: Anything Goes

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Pepper + Bones Presents: Anything Goes
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm
Funhouse Lounge
$12 at door

Pepper + Bones Presents: Anything Goes is back with an all-star lineup in October!

Starring:

Carla Rossi/Anthony Hudson
Kit Katastrophic
Connor MacLoad
Clementine Peel

Produced by (and also starring) Wanda Bones and Dee Dee Pepper

Make sure to come give Wanda your early birthday wishes!!!

About Pepper + Bones Presents:
Dee Dee Pepper and Wanda Bones are often out fighting crimes and predicting the future. When they’re not too busy keeping the universe in order, they produce saucy, funny and devilish shows for the people of Portland, Oregon. Audiences are treated to solos, duets, co-emcee shenanigans and interactive games. In addition, there are performances from the crème de la crème of the Pacific Northwest’s finest strip-tease artists, comedians, drag artists, and more. Top Drawer, indeed.

These fine shows are presented bi-monthly at the Funhouse Lounge. Don’t miss a single one! Dee Dee & Wanda promise all of the following: making out with strangers, clown room, cocktails, T&A, beautiful people and more. Get there.

Pepper + Bones Presents: Anything Goes
Saturday October 8, 2016
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm
Funhouse Lounge: 2432 SE 11th Avenue
$12 Cash Admission at Door
pepperandbonespresents.com

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Sep
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Looking for Tiger Lily

Poster by Matty Newton

Poster by Matty Newton

Friday, September 30th at 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 1st at 9:30 PM

$15 General | $12 Members

“Touching on Disney’s Peter Pan, mid-century cigar-box Indian depictions, the absurdity of racial classification, and poignant family memories, Looking for Tiger Lily promises to be one of those rare identity-oriented shows that might actually appeal to audiences much broader than those directly implicated.

- Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/looking-for-tiger-lily/

Starring Anthony Hudson – the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi – LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling. Asking what it means for a mixed-race person to experience their heritage through white normative culture, Anthony (and Carla) draw from a songbook stretching across Disney’s “Pocahontas” to Cher’s “Half-Breed,” with musical accompaniment by Maria Choban and dance support by pin-up troupe the Dolly Pops. Anthony recounts his favorite childhood movie – the filmed production of Mary Martin’s “Peter Pan” – while seeking to understand his own racial self-identification and where he as a half-white & half-Indigenous person holds accountability and consequence. Not just autobiography, LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is a coming-of-age story that's more than just cowboys versus Indians.

LOOKING FOR TIGER LILY is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and was developed in partnership with the 2016 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance.

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