Local Lounge

Trans-it?

In the latest issue of Just Out, Christine tells about her experience running a DJ Night at Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK:

JO: YOU RUN A DJ AND DANCE NIGHT AT THE LOCAL. HOW IS THAT SHAPING UP?

So, yeah, I have a night at Local Lounge called Transit. I really wanted it to be a queer night, but the local press consistently billed it as a trans night. I suppose under the assumption that because I am a DJ that happens to be trans, I must be interested in creating a trans space.

JO: BUT, YOU DIDN’T.

I didn’t. But, I went along thinking it wasn’t that bad to create a space for trans people. Then some trans folk started having trouble with the name of my night because it had the word “it” in it.

JO: REALLY?

They wanted me to change the name, but I’d had enough at that point and decided to discontinue. I don’t want to be the trans DJ any more than a person of color would want to be the black DJ, or a person of size the fat DJ. So I guess I should also say I am retiring from DJing, in addition. All this stuff has choked the heart out of it for me…

Portland Black Pride kick-off at Local Lounge, June 15th.




 

THE PORTLAND BLACK PRIDE KICK OFF PARTY JUMPS OFF ON JUNE 15TH!

At Local Lounge – 3536 NE MLK

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER HOSTED BY ALEXIS CAMPBELL STARR!!!
YOU WANT IT? WE GOT IT?

OPEN MIC FEATURING COMEDY BY BELINDA CAROLL AND MUCH MORE!!!(COMEDY, POETRY, MUSIC…)
(Inbox us to sign up for open-mic or sign up at the event by 830pm)
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QUEENS OF THE NIGHT SHOW WITH AN ALL STAR LINE UP!!!
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DJ SPINNING THE MUSIC THAT WILL KEEP YOU ON THE FLOOR ALL NIGHT!!!
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FREE FOOD! DOOR PRIZES! GIVEAWAYS! DRINK SPECIALS!

DOORS OPEN AT 8PM
21+ (FREE ADMISSION)

JOIN US FOR AN ALL NIGHT PARTY AND FIND OUT ABOUT ALL THE EVENTS WE HAVE LINED UP FOR PORTLAND BLACK PRIDE (6/15-6/19)

9PM: OPEN MIC
10PM: QUEENS OF THE NIGHT
1130PM: DJ TURNS IT UPALL NIGHT!!!

 

 

 

Sunday happenings: August 2, 2009.

Some events that are occuring today on the boulevard:

  • Lost Innocence Vigil, a candlelight ceremony to remember the children inducted into prostitution. It’s hosted by the Emmaus Church (formerly the Red Sea Church), and is being held at the Irvington Covenant Church, 4046 NE MLK, at 5:30 pm.
  • Bella Flute Trio performs at Elevated Coffee in Vanport Square, 5261 NE MLK. Bella Flute Trio: three women, three flutes, three atittudes.
  • Women’s a cappella choir Divisi is performing at Sing Out Loud, a benefit for the Sexual Assault Resource Center, at 7 pm at the Vanport Square Studio, 5229 NE MLK.
  • The Noah Peterson Soul-tet has its weekly gig at the Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK, at 9 pm.

Seen on the boulevard, 4/16.

The Beech Street Project, aka the Planned Parenthood building:

Poster for Friday night’s event @ the Local Lounge; unfortunately, ‘Luther’ is spelled wrong:

This woman stopped to wash a t-shirt, brush her teeth, and fix her hair with the water from a drinking fountain on the boulevard:

The D.A.M.N. van, driving down MLK:

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