The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From campy film and queer film, to puppies and ponies, don’t miss these five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend.
Friday, August 19
The Fierce Awakens: Barbarella
Friday August 19 / 8pm
Cal Anderson Park (1711 12th Ave S)
When you think of Jane Fonda, you probably don’t think of campy 60’s sci-fi, and yet there’s Barbarella, who braves the Labyrinth of Love and the Palace of Pleasure to intercept the evil Dr. Duran Duran. Enjoy another of Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s free summer movies in the park, but get there early to get a good spot, bring your own chair if you need one, and dress for warm weather.
PAW and Pounce Weekend 2016!
Friday August 19 – Sunday, August 21
The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave, Seattle)
Normal cover charge applies / 21+
Have you seen folks running around in pup hoods, on all fours, and barking at your local bar? If you’re curious for a deeper dive into the scene, come to the various events at PAW and Pounce Weekend 2016, including the crowning of the Northwest Puppy title. (Two recent Northwest Puppy winners have gone on to win international titles, which speaks to the strength of our local community.)
Friday, August 19 / 10pm
Club 8×6 (1775 Haro St, Vancouver)
$10 tickets (at door) / 19+
Club 8×6 is a unique mix of dance club, lounge and play space, where you can get as naughty as you like or just socialize. Queers Everywhere!, featuring music by Latex Honey Glove, is fully inclusive to all genders, bodies, and expressions of queer, and fully trans-inclusive. Part of the proceeds will go to the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre. Go play!
Saturday, August 20
Saturday, August 20
Bossanova Ballroom (722 E Burnside St, Portland)
$7 / 21+
Support one of Portland’s longest running gay parties, now happily in their new space which will hopefully host them for quite a while! Host Tammie Brown from RuPaul’s Drag Race and DJs MicahTron from SF and Bomb Ass Pussy will make your night shirts-off sexy.
Sunday, August 21
Kiki – Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Sunday, August 21 / 7pm
Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
You’ve seen Paris is Burning – if you haven’t, go watch it now – but what’s happening now in the ball-inspired scene? Kiki is a new film exploring LGBTQ+ youth of color in the Kiki underground vogue/ballroom scene, showing both the evolution of the art form and the new challenges and obstacles today’s world throws in their path. Kiki is part of the Black Lives Matter Spotlight at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.