Photo by Brian Elliot courtesy of Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Photo by Brian Elliot courtesy of Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From music and film, to dancing and more dancing, don’t miss these five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend.

Friday, August 12

Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Through August 21
Various Locations
$12-$18 Single Tickets / $140-$160 Passes

This year marks the 28th Vancouver Queer Film Festival, a 11-day long ode to queer cinema. With film topics ranging from Black Lives Matter to Two-Spirit Reelness, the festival is an amazing celebration of the diversity within our queer communities.


Saturday, August 13

Saturday, August 13 / 8pm
Seattle Eagle Tavern (314 E Pike St)
$8 before 10pm / $10 after 10pm

Vancouver’s Bawdyhaus is on the road for some filthy fun at the Seattle Eagle with DJs Del Stamp and GingerBear! Get down to some dirty beats as some seriously beefy dancers go-go and more for your lusty eyes. Get there early to if you want to avoid the line at the door.



The Love Market’s Release Beauty Factory
Saturday, Aug 13 / 8pm
ACT Theater (700 Union St, Seattle)

“Love and revolution can be found anywhere!” proclaims the Seattle band called The Love Markets, and who can resist such a delicious, zeitgeist-capturing credo as that? Tonight we celebrate the release of their very second album, Beauty Factory, and if you tragically don’t know too much about The Love Markets, let me tell you this: Agnie Louise! The rambunctious redhead is a fun and engaging front-woman indeed, and one of my most endeared Seattle performers (She sings! She writes! She theaters and she films!). She is joined by a trombone, an accordion, a bass, a snare, and lots of black lingerie, and the whole business conjures a sound and mood that is evocative of a much French-er Shakespeare’s Sister with a sultry cabaret rhythm and a revolutionary’s hankering to take down the system (and did i mention all the black lingerie?). The band will be joined by Two Horses Too Many, and there will be adult beverages, regardless of the event’s “all-ages” nature.


Bottom Forty presents La Fraicheur
Saturday, August 13 / 10pm
Mobius Cycle (207 S Horton St, Seattle)
$18.50 Adv Tickets

Bottom Forty is one of Seattle’s premiere DJ collectives, lead by West Coast nightlife impresario DJ Nark. This weekend they’ve flown in Berlin’s La Fraicheur for an extended DJ set. She’ll be joined by RECESS (Shameless) and the Bottom Forty Residents as they throw sight, sound, and delicious beats at you until you burst from sensory overload.


Sunday, August 14

Jay Brannan in Portland
Sunday, August 14 / 9pm (Doors 8pm)
Doug Fir Lounge (830 E Burnside St, Portland)
$14 Adv Tickets

Jay Brannan just wants to be a housewife but, in the meantime, you can enjoy his queer singer-songwriter magic at what he’s calling his “OK, Seriously This is The Last Tour” with opener Daniel G. Harmann. There’ll be new songs, there’ll be some old songs, and it will all be delightful.