Weekend of Siren Nation films and dancing away the cold

‘Mosquita y Mari’ screens Friday as part of the Siren Nation Film Festival

Editor-in-Chief Alley Hector’s totally biased recommendations of the best stuff to do this weekend.

Siren Nation Film Festival – The annual festival celebrating women in music and the arts brings a whole slew of cinematic pleasure to town this weekend including Friday’s Mosquita y Mari (which we reviewed for PLGFF), Saturday’s She said Boom, and Sunday’s excellent lineup of Locals Only shortsWe Were Here, and a documentary on Audre Lorde.


Ruthless – That crazy new dance spot on MLK is poppin‘.

Trans Justice video premier – Short video screening about a trans justice healthcare project from Basic Rights Oregon. No one turned away for lack of funds.


Witching Hour 1 year anniversary – Witches and women and bands, oh my.

Gaycation – Biggest, longest-running queer dance party. This is the giant people.

Nuttz to Butts – The night so saucy it had a picture banned from Facebook. Twerking encouraged.

Femme, Butch, Trans Queer Intersection art opening - The Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have partnered with the Q Center to offer an art show and reception in honor of the Transgender Day of Awareness.


As Sunday’s fare consists mainly of Siren Nation films mentioned earlier I’ll give you a great Monday show instead.

La Pump, Lavender Mirror, Dubais – Local Jen Agosta is La Pump, an electronic outfit that is intense and inspiring with a hefty dose of irreverence not usually seen in electronic music. You can experience both the great dance beat and the humor in her recently released video for single “Magnet” which screened at Shorty Shorts.

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