Delight 2021 sees the LGBTQ+ group reuniting after greater than a 12 months separated by the compelled social restrictions of the pandemic. Queer bars are making a gradual comeback, whereas digital occasions are nonetheless essential components of the artistic ecosystem, particularly for spectators who can’t attend in individual. Right here’s your information to Portland’s digital and in-person Delight occasions—these sanctioned by Portland Delight Competition’s organizers, these held in Portland’s surviving queer and ally bars, and people past the membership circuit. Many venues have been nonetheless finalizing their calendars at press time, so proceed to examine web sites and social media.
Thirsty Thursday at CC Slaughter’s
Drag queens Sheniqua Volt and Diva Dott Platinum host a spread present with an all-trans solid. CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis St. 8 pm. Free. 21+.
Darcelle XV, the record-holding legend herself, is again onstage, bringing 5 exhibits every weekend with a rotating solid of showgirls, every staples of our native drag group in their very own proper. Additionally happening Saturday evening on the identical listed occasions. Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW third Ave. 7 and 9 pm. $20. 21+.
Thank God I’m Fab at CC Slaughter’s
The statuesque Miss Inanna brings again her weekly Friday evening drag and expertise revue. CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis St. 7 pm. $5. 21+.
Sunday Funday Drag Queen Brunch at Darcelle’s
Brunch is a comparatively new endeavor for Darcelle’s, however the women have served hearty plates and basic drag illusions for many years, so belief them to know what they’re doing. Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW third Ave. 11:30 am. $20. 21+.
Double Dipped Brunch at Native Lounge
Coco Jem Vacation hosts Native Lounge’s weekly drag brunch with a roster of native favorites and a vegetarian- and vegan-friendly menu. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 pm. $10-$20. 21+.
The titanic trio of Bolivia Carmichaels, Isaiah Esquire and Honey Bea Hart deliver again their long-running weekly drag present, doing what they every do finest: self-expressive takes on ginger-haired comediennes, Hollywood starlets and Disney villains, amongst different icons. CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis St. 8 pm. Free. 21+.
Darcelle’s weekly revue devoted to new nightlife entertainers is again. If you wish to help budding abilities, or exhibit what you discovered whereas in lockdown, that is the place for you. Darcelle XV Showplace, 208 NW third Ave. 7 pm. $5. 21+
Town of Hillsboro celebrates its third-ever Delight occasion with its second 12 months of in-person occasions. The CJ Mickens Band, singer-songwriter Olivia Klugman, and drag queens, together with Poison Waters, headline the present’s outside live performance. Gordon Faber Recreation Complicated, 4450 NE Century Blvd. 4 pm. $5. All ages.
DJ Motion Slacks hosts a laid-back outside dance occasion set to classic soul and pop music. Whether or not that is your first post-vaxx dance occasion or not, the environment is designed to let individuals ease again into dancing and being in public. World Well-known Kenton Membership, 2025 N Kilpatrick St. 6:30 pm. Free. 21+.
Drag queens Coco Jem Vacation and Autumn Rainz Hart lead a revue of way-off-Broadway babes paying tribute to our reminiscences of reside musical theater. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 pm. $10. 21+.
The historic daytime drag revue benefitting LGBTQ+ scholarship funds was canceled final 12 months, not because of the coronavirus however monetary pressure. An inflow of charitable help over the previous 12 months enabled this system to return with two socially distanced, donation-based exhibits. Washington Park Amphitheater, 410 SW Kingston Ave. 3 and 6 pm. Free, donations inspired. All ages.
Poison Waters reads books to youngsters of all ages. Advance registration via Hillsboro Parks & Recreation’s ActiveNet portal is inspired. Hidden Creek Group Middle, 5100 NE Hidden Creek Drive, Hillsboro. 4:30 and 6 pm. Free. All ages. Register at apm.activecommunities.com/hillsborooregonparks.
Summer season Rainz Hart and pals host an out of doors bingo occasion with fabulous prizes. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 pm. Free. 21+.
[VIRTUAL] Bingo with SAGE and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Portland’s SAGE USA and Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence chapters host a digital bingo and dance occasion for queer seniors and seniors at coronary heart. RSVP at tinyurl.com/sagepridebingo. 6 pm. Free. All ages.
Gaybaret! with Anna Sinatra
Nationally touring singer and comic Anna Sinatra is bringing three exhibits to Portland—the primary at Native Lounge on June 10—with Siren Theater’s Friday and Saturday exhibits together with a supporting roster of Portland cabaret stars. Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis St. 7:30 pm. $15. 21+.
Diva Drag Brunch at Bit Home Collective
Bit Home Collective’s inaugural drag brunch is at present promoting seats in units of two to 6. Native dolls Jayla Rose, Nay Nay Leakes Cartier, Alexis Campbell Starr, Devlin Lynn Phoénixx, and Boujee Cherry are supported by Seattle’s Amora Dior Black and Las Vegas’ Babie Extra. Bit Home Collective, 727 SE Grand Ave. 11 am. $20 per individual. 21+.
[VIRTUAL] Breaking the Silence: Tales of Oregon’s LGBTQ Veterans
A documentary that includes 5 queer service members was filmed after the Oregon Division of Veteran Affairs launched the nation’s first-ever LGBTQ veterans outreach place in 2016. This occasion options an after-film Q&A about veterans’ advantages, and a spherical of digital bingo hosted by Poison Waters. See portlandpride.org for streaming data. 12:30 pm. Free. All ages.
Drag queens Devlin Lynn Phoénixx and Coco Jem Vacation host a reside month-to-month revue of premier Black drag queens. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7:30 pm, $10, 21+.
Drag Brunch at 10 Barrel Brewing
Atlas Marshall hosts a rooftop patio brunch and leads a solid of vivacious drag queens. 10 Barrel Brewing, 1411 NW Flanders St. 10:30 am. $10. 21+.
Trans Strip Night time at Stag
Stag transitioned possession throughout the pandemic, however the cis male-centered strip membership is bringing again its fashionable all-trans and nonbinary evening for Delight. Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway. 5 pm. $5. 21+.
Having a Snigger with Granny Bea
Honey Bea Hart, the long-reigning “Evil Queen of Portland,” debuted Granny Bea and her standup comedy and selection present shortly earlier than lockdown, restarting on St. Patrick’s Day earlier this 12 months. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 pm. $10. 21+.
Delight NW and the QDoc Movie Competition debut 12 feature-length and quick movies over two days at Zidell Yards’ new socially distanced leisure venue. Wednesday’s screenings embody Swan Track, Taffy, My First Summer season, Wings and Fanny: The Proper to Rock. Thursday’s screenings embody No Atypical Man, Giselle’s Story, In France Michelle Is a Man’s Identify, No Straight Traces: The Rise of Queer Comics, Kapaemahu, and Potato Desires of America. Costs mirror pod seating for 2 to 6 individuals. The Lot at Zidell Yards, 3121 S Moody Ave. 11 am-7:30 pm via June 17. $70+. All ages.
In the event you’d quite occasion than debate the place kink belongs at Delight, karaoke maven Atlas Marshall is internet hosting a reside present for you. There might be drag performances and hotties of all genders dressed to the nines, together with the kind of leisure you may watch or take part at cruising golf equipment like Velvet Rope or Steam. Sanctuary Membership, 33 NW ninth Ave. 7 pm. $10. 21+.
Delight Occasion 2021 at The Massive Legrowlski
Little Lioness Productions, which gave a begin to lots of the Rose Metropolis’s beginner burlesque dancers and drag kings and queens, hosts a daytime patio occasion with pop-up performances, together with a night cabaret present going as late as legally allowed. Witch Prince, Tox!c and different artists provide reside music. The Massive Legrowlski, 812 NW Sofa St. Midday. $10-$50. 21+.
[VIRTUAL] Chasing Rainbows
The Portland Homosexual Males’s Refrain, accompanied by the Low Bar Chorale’s home band, debuts a brand new program of requirements from homosexual pop heroes, together with Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor, Cher, Dolly Parton, Woman Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen. Chasing Rainbows streams once more on Father’s Day at 3 pm must you and your dad wish to stan the greats collectively. See portlandpride.org for streaming data. 8 pm. Free. All ages.
Portland Frontrunners’ Delight Race
I get that we’re not all again within the gymnasium and may need some social train alternatives, however operating on pavement is completely homophobic. The tattered stays of my shins are sitting this one out, however I help you if that is the life-style you select to embrace. Eastbank Esplanade. 9 am. Free. All ages.
[VIRTUAL] We Maintain Your Names Sacred
Vocal group Resonance Ensemble premieres new work honoring slain transgender girls of shade and options an after-show panel with queer and trans leaders, together with composer Mari Esabel Valverde and librettist “Woman Dane” Figueroa. See portlandpride.org for streaming data. 5 pm. Free. All ages.
Juneteenth Occasion at Native Lounge
Native Lounge celebrates Juneteenth—the vacation marking the date the Emancipation Proclamation was totally enforced in Texas, practically two and a half years after President Lincoln signed it—with music, cocktails, and a celebration highlighting queer members of the Black diaspora. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 8 pm. Free. 21+.
[VIRTUAL] Second Annual Digital Delight Parade & Dykes on Bikes Rally
This 12 months’s digital Delight Parade and Dykes on Bikes Rally are being recorded on June 4 at Portland Worldwide Raceway. Whether or not that’s due to downtown doom mongers or the continuing pandemic is unknown, nevertheless it’s at the least a brisker tackle a pre-recorded parade than final 12 months’s Zoom expertise present and archival footage of the Homosexual Delight 1999 parade. See portlandpride.org for streaming data. 11 am. Free. All ages.
Tea dances can hint their pre-Stonewall historical past again to the Nineteen Forties, however suppose Scorching Woman Summer season II when formulating your look, not victory curls and croquet. Atlas Marshall and Flawless Shade host this one on the Impala rooftop. Impala Bar & Grill, 1900 NW twenty seventh Ave. 11 am. $10. 21+.
Drag on Demand 2: Let the Video games Start
Final 12 months, drag queen Kimber Shade—aka queer historian and artistic supervisor Henry Felton—organized a digital present that helped maintain a number of native queens via the pandemic’s driest monetary months. This 12 months ups the ante, with in-person and distant screenings of native drag numbers, making for a wholly new kind of drag watch occasion. Native Lounge, 3536 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 5 pm. Ticket value TBD. 21+.
Burlesque celebrity Isaiah Esquire was just lately appointed the long-running cabaret revue’s co-producer. He’s curated an all-queer lineup of go-gos, drag queens, fireplace dancers and circus artists to shut out Delight Week, making it one in all Delight’s hottest reside occasions. Dante’s, 350 W Burnside St. 8 pm. $5-$15. 21+.
DJxAnimal and DJ Trashleigh host drag queens not but in RuPaul’s cinematic universe. Native women Leilani C. Glamazon, Brit Neon, Babylon Brooks, Touché Douché, Tony J. Carmichaels and Starlite Safari assist shut out Delight Month. Star Theater, 13 NW sixth Ave. 7:30 pm. $15. 21+.
Eagle’s month-to-month Leather-based, Uniform, Rubber, And so forth. kink occasion offers you a spot to bust out your finest fetish gear and actually costume to impress. Eagle Portland, 835 N Lombard St. 5 pm. $2-$3. 21+.
Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus places on three exhibits headlining Beaverton’s annual Delight occasion, which additionally options artisans, meals distributors and a “queer beer backyard.” Pre-registration is inspired. Beaverton Library Inexperienced, 12375 SW fifth St. 11 am. Free. All ages. Register at beavertonpride.org.