The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From beards and benefits, to beers and queers, here are five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend that you won’t want to miss.
Friday, June 3
Mosaic: Trans & Genderqueer Show
Friday June 3 – Sunday June 5 / 7pm
Calamus Auditorium at Gay City (517 E Pike St, Seattle)
Free / All-ages
This free show will be a multi-genre performance that, among other things, includes comedy, movement, spoken word, music, film and more. Performances The Lady B, Ebo Barton, Smitty Buckler, L Henderson, Ms. Ryannah Dolls, Olivia Morrow, Lucy Marie Powers, and Jade Dynasty. It’s fresh, and it’s amazing. RSVP requested to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 4
2nd Annual Vancouver Facial Hair Competition!
Saturday June 4 / 5pm
The Lamplighter Public House (92 Water Street, Vancouver)
$10 spectators / $20 competitors
Whether you’re bearded or a beard lover, check out this benefit for Directions Youth Services, a drop-in/service centre that offers a safe house, detox program, street outreach, and other support for homeless and struggling youth ages 13 – 24. Categories range from Business (under 1”) and Partial Beard to Freestyle and even Build-a-Beard.
Sugar Town 5th Birthday Bash!
Saturday June 4 / 9pm
Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge (4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland)
$10 / 21+
Kick off Pride Month 2016 by celebrating Sugar Town’s 5th anniversary! Dance to Sugar Town’s “greatest hits” and some fresh soon-to-be Sugar Town dance floor classics of 60s soul with a dash of 70s soul, and a pinch of 50s RnB. Sweet treats for your ears and candy for your eyes. Special guests DJ RoSnaps & DJ Larsupreme will join host DJ Action Slacks. All profits from Sugar Town merch sales will be donated to PFLAG Portland Black Chapter.
Saturday June 4 / 10:30pm
Re-bar (1114 Howell St, Seattle)
$0 – $20 from 10:30pm-11:30pm (Please pay what you are able) / $7 after
Night Crush is the queerest of the queer dance parties. If you’re looking for a sex positive, gender positive, body positive, race positive place to get dirty and dance, then this is the party for you. Resident DJ Riff Raff (Night Crush/Bottom Forty/Soul-Fi) and Guest DJ II Trill (Twerk/PDX) will bring you the tunes, and zexy go-gos Jules and Christian will be dancing for (your) money.
Sunday, June 5
Bridge Club w/ Yolo Biafra and Miss Pop
Sunday June 5 / 1pm-10pm
White Owl Social Club (1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland)
$5 / 21+
Bridge Club is back at it in honor of Pride month and they’re proud as hell of their special guests Yolo Biafra (of !!!) and Miss Pop. It’s Portland’s favorite T-dance and it’s sum-sum-summer time so they’re keeping the music going until 10pm. Pick up a hand-printed Bridge Club bandana for only $5, then visit their free tie die station to make it extra special.