The Mix is back with this week’s Friday Five. From outdoor movies and art, to indoor dungeons and plaid, don’t miss these five really amazing, hand-picked events happening in the PNW this weekend.

Friday, August 5

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Friday, Aug 5 / 8pm
Cal Anderson Park (1711 12th Ave, Seattle)

Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Seattle’s queer movie mavens, are bringing back their famous Free Movies outdoor movies in the park every Friday in August. This year’s theme is outer space tales or, as they put it, The Fierce Awakens. The opening film is the campy, sci-fi lesbian tale Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same. The movie will start at sunset (around 8:40pm) but get there early if you want a good seat (which you also need to bring with you.)



Saturday, August 6

MVK August Dungeon Party
Saturday, Aug 6 / 8pm
Maritime Labour Center (1880 Triumph St,Vancouver)
$20 / $5 MKV Members

Whether you’re new to kink or an experienced practitioner of the dark arts, Metro Vancouver Kink’s Dungeon Party is the place to be.The party is held in an accessible space, features gender neutral bathrooms, and has absolutely no dress code. They pride themselves on having a welcoming place for people of all experience levels. If it’s your first time, stop at chat with the greeter, who will happily show you around and answer your questions.


Lumbertwink PDX: 4 Year Anniversary
Saturday, Aug 6 / 9:30pm
Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave, Portland)
$5 in plaid, full sports uniform or singlet / $7 without

Lumbertwink, the plaid lovers party from the guys who bring you Bearracuda, is celebrating 4 amazing years of bears and the boys who love them. Boogie to the beats music from David Sylvester & HOLD MY HAND, but don’t forget to get in front of Wayne’s camera in the photo booth. Check out the the Lumbertwink photo page for some fashion tips before you go.


Sunday, August 7

Second Annual Artist Alley Comics Fest
Sunday, Aug 7 / 11am – 5pm
Spritely Bean (5829 SE Powell Blvd, Portland)

Independent comics are a treasure, and the Artist Alley Comics Fest is a great place to discover them. Why hand your money over to the Marvel or DC overlords when you can help support the work of more than 50 creative artists, selling their wonderful, amazing comics, stickers, arts and more. It’s a fun, low-key event. If you’re into comics, don’t miss it.