The Mix is back with our Friday Five. From bangin’ parties and burlesque to drag queens and legal weed, here are five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend that you won’t want to miss.
Friday, April 29
Legendary Children at Seattle Art Museum
April 29 / 6:30PM – 10PM
Seattle Art Museum (1300 1st Ave, Seattle)
Free, RSVP Requested
It’s a night of the beautiful, the transgressive, and the unique as we celebrate QTPOC communities. Enjoy performances, DJs and art by some of Seattle’s most talented queer artists. Take part in community conversations sparked by the exhibition “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic”. This evening is about representation, dance, empowerment, art and social justice, with QTPOC voices ringing loud and clear.
WORTH MY SALT by Cherdonna Shinatra
April 29 – May 1 / 7PM – 11PM
Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Ave, Portland)
Cherdonna returns after a smash hit at the 2010 Risk/Reward Festival! Drawing on Carl Sagan’s series Cosmos and female icons Kate Bush and Diane Keaton, Worth My Salt looks at the timely theme of gender inequity through the lens of an existential crisis. How do we prove our worth? How do we feel worthy? Cherdonna’s unique vision brings together dance and drag with clowning’s ability to tug on heartstrings, cabaret’s warm intimacy, and performances’ ability to shatter taboos to make sharp social commentary.
Saturday, April 30
Bearracuda Vancouver @ Hindenburg
Saturday April 30 / 9PM – 3AM
Hindenburg (23 West Cordova, Vancouver)
$25 tickets available at the door
Bearracuda returns to Hindenburg on Saturday, April 30th for another great night. There will be MORE bartenders, first and foremost. The event goes until 3am on April 30th and they have very, VERY special guest international DJ talent and dancers TBA.
Comeback’s Down and Dirty Reunion 2016
Saturday, April 30 / 9PM
Chop Suey (1325 E Madison St, Seattle)
$5 before 11pm
Comeback was a groundbreaking Capitol Hill club night, one of the first indie queer dance nights that ignored the tried and true gay bar formula of exclusively playing top 40 & populist circuit-party music and fed Seattle dance enthusiasts the sounds of electro, italo, queer hip hop, house and more. To this day it remains one of the longest running and most successful dance parties in Seattle. Spanning over 9 years, so much amazing talent – both local and international poured themselves on to the Comeback stage.
Sunday, May 1
Weed* & Memoir with David Schmader
Sunday, May 1 / 7pm
Hugo House (1634 11th Ave, Seattle)
$5 suggested donation at the door
Lovely Hugo House instructor, writer, and performer David Schmader has written a book about enjoying legal weed for Seattle press Sasquatch Books. Come enjoy it at Weed* & Memoir, a night of readings by living, breathing memoirists interspersed with interpretive readings from classic memoirs.
*Hugo House will not be selling weed, or allowing anyone to partake of it on the property. It’s legal and all, but the finer points of commercial consumption are still being hammered out, so, as Dave Schmader said, “Please do what humanity’s always done and come high.”