The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From Latin stars and Drag stars, to block parties and film fests, don’t miss these five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend.


Friday, August 26

Purse First w/Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor
Friday, Aug 26 / 9pm
Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, Seattle)
$26 GA / $55 VIP
21+

Bob the Drag Queen (RuPauls Drag Race S8 Winner) and Thorgy Thor will be live and in herson for the Neighbours 34th Anniversary, joined by local favorites Cucci Binaca (Critter Barn), Cookie Couture, and Mona Real. With music from Nark (Dickslap, Bottom Forty) and Victor Rodriguez (Los Angeles, Bears in Space). VIP tickets get a meet and greet with the queens, mezzanine access, private bar, photobooth and more.Get your spot now, space is limited, and walk into the club purse first.


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Saturday, August 27

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Nevertold Casket Company Reading Series No. 1
Saturday August 27 / 8pm
Nevertold Casket Co. (509 13th Ave, Seattle)
Free

Autumn is in the air (or as I like to call it, “witch spring”), and this weekend my heart longs for darker shades and deeper shadows and something a little more intellectually and culturally engaging than high heels and higher hair. (No offence, Ms. The Drag Queen.) And so this weekend instead shall find my black little heart (and yours I hope, too) in the retail oddity known as Nevertold Casket Company, a quirky and eldritch emporium of witch’s accoutrements and mad-man’s tchotchkes: taxidermy and gravely embellishments, coffins and monkey’s paws–artifacts of the dark, a crypt of curiosities, a proverbial bazaar of the bizarre. Tonight marks the inauguration of their new readings series, deftly titled, “Nevertold Casket Co. Reading Series Number 1.”

Internationally renowned pothead (seriously, he’s like the Anna Wintour of marijuana) and purveyor of poetically compelling mouthwords David Schmader will be presenting, as will Seattle’s own Poet Laureate, Sarah Galvin. Jack Bennet, dapper man with serious necromantic leanings and proprietor of the establishment, will read from his original works, as well as other notable personalities and authors: Jenny Zhang, James Gendron, and Sonya Vatomsky. (And calm your aching liver’s tits: Outlander Brewery will provide “a special, haunted beer” to celebrate the spooky occasion.) It’s chilling, it’s dark, it’s brilliant, and it’s full-to-bursting with genius writers: it’s this week’s Adrian Ryan Approved Event!™


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Sunday, August 28

Chinatown-International District Block Party
Sunday, Aug 28 / 3pm
900 S King S (between Jackson and King, Seattle)
Free

API Food Fight Club presents the inaugural CID Block Party, a party for young Asian Pacific Islander organized/booked by and featuring Asian Pacific Islanders. There’s be lots of food, music, and vendors, with special guests Hollis Wong-Wear, Awkwafina, Shawn Wasabi, Kero One, Tele Fresco, Tomo Nakayama, and Sendai ERA. It’ll be a great way to enjoy a late summer afternoon in the ID.


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Produced by Her: A Screening
Sunday, Aug 28 / 5pm
Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland)
$9

Produced by Her, at the The Hollywood Theatre, will be a wonderful evening, honoring and celebrating the stories of amazing women and girls from the Portland community. This will be an evening focused on the experiences that take place in Portland, specifically by women and girls. Produced by Her is a 5-week media camp, that brings girls, aged 12-17, together, to learn about documentary filmmaking. In addition to filming their own documentaries, these girls created story maps in partnership with Metro. We will present this new map and the four new historical bike rides about the stories of the women who were included in the documentaries.


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Estrellas Del Sur
Sunday Aug 28 / 10pm
The Junction (1138 Davie St, Vancouver)
$5 after 10pm
21+

Caliente Nights presents Estrellas Del Sur, a special edition because they’ll be hosting it on the 4Th Sunday Of August.
Their resident team and their wonderful guests will bring you a show celebrating the variety of flavours from South American artists, with DJ T spinning your favourite latin beats. So join la fiesta where everyone is welcome and don’t miss out on the fun.


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