The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From queer art and hip hop to free films and daytime dance parties, here are five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend that you won’t want to miss.

Friday, May 6

Transience–A Queer and Trans Art Show
May 6 – 8
King St Station (303 S Jackson St, Seattle)
Opening Night $5 – $10 Suggested Donation

Lion’s Main Art Collective presents Transience. This 3 day gallery event will address gentrification, displacement, liminal and transitional spaces. Moving, waiting, changing, sustaining, places that offer us public and private platforms to interact with movement and flux. Artists involved have been asked to respond with work that addresses these in-between spaces, whether they relate to physical location, memory, time, or the ethereal.


Saturday, May 7

De Radio presents: SUPER SOUND Vol. 1 (Outdoors)
Saturday, May 7 / 2PM-10PM
The Beaumont Studios (316 W 5th Ave, Vancouver)
Suggested donation of $5

De Radio presents the beginning of an outdoor seasonal musical experience at The Beaumont Studios. Super Sound is a day party that aims to provide refreshing drinks, and well-curated DJ sets from amazing local artists featuring various shades of house, techno and music that inspired them. Extra bonus for all you audiophiles: the sound will be transmitted through an analogue rotary mixer.



ARTHAUS: Un-natural Disasters
Saturday, May 7 / 7pm
Kremwerk (1809 Minor Ave, Seattle)

Haus VS Haus. Queen VS Queen! It’s been brutal. A bit bloody sometimes, even. And for almost year, certain Seattle drag houses (the newest and most delightfully transgressive, in fact) have been viciously battling for Drag Supremacy in the hallowed halls of Kremwerk. Tonight’s event is to be hosted by “Seattle’s most famous missing person” Hellen Tragedy, and “Seattle’s most misunderstood 7 year old”, Little Hellen, with DJ Robosex Homosex presiding.

It’s an Adrian Ryan Approved™ Event!


Swagger Like Us Saturn Rising

Swagger Like Us featuring Saturn Rising
Saturday, May 7 / 9PM
Holocene (1001 Se Morrison St, Portland)
$10 / $7 before 10pm

San Francisco’s popular queer hip-hop dance party has been hitting the road, and is making a stop in PDX featuring a live performance from Saturn Rising, DJ sets from davO, boy_friend, and Sappho, and hosted by Kelly Lovemonster and Viktor Belmont.


Sunday, May 8

Deconstructing Zoe
Sunday, May 8 / 1:30PM
The Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave, Seattle)

Check out the World Premiere screening of Rosa Fong’s film “Deconstructing Zoe,” presented by Pride Asia and Three Dollar Bill Cinema with Asian Counseling & Referral Service, Gender Odyssey Conference and Seattle Public Library in celebration of this year’s Translations: Transgender Film Festival.