DJ Action Slacks
Upcoming Events & Appearances
Get all the details on all my upcoming Portland "soul night" dance parties and other events! All the grooves to make you move!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
SNO-BALL HOLIDAY SHINDIG
THE SPARE ROOM
$10 at the door -
a portion of the profit will be donated
to Causa Oregon
SnoBall comes with a peppermint twist
A swingin' affair you shouldn't miss
Adorn yourself in holiday cheers
And dance amongst the glitzy queers
On December 7th we gather once again in love, joy, and appreciation of the diversity of our LGBTQ+ family. Join your host DJ Action Slacks and her special guest DJs as they jingle their way through 60s soul, Motown, early 70s soul, Northern Soul, 50s r&b, etc. Rarities and some familiar favorites!
I'm excited to welcome back two guest DJs - dj hell books (Chris Sutton of X-Ray FM) and DJ RoSnaps!
*Sugar Town is a party for the LGBTQ community & the people who love them*
Sugar Town was designed to be a place of positivity where we meet to love & support each other. It's a place for us to recharge, build bridges, and draw strength from our community. And finally, an opportunity to create awareness of various issues and community needs WHILE having a good time.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
TO DANCE IS DIVINE
Like many counter-culturalists, I grew up watching the films of John Waters. Hairspray (the original film) was released while I was in junior high. This helped to further cement my life-long love of mid-century dance records and vintage clothing. More importantly, John Waters depicted a reality in which queerness was championed, and that was an enormous gift to queerdos living through the conservative 1980s.
Because of all of the above, you could say I'm a child of John Waters. So, it seems only fitting to pay tribute to the creative force who shocked the world with his extreme filth.
World Famous Kenton Club
9 pm to Close
A dance party in tribute to the films of John Waters!
Dance to vintage records featured in John Waters films (particularly Hairspray and Cry Baby).
Dress up in an outfit inspired by one of his films!
CHA CHA HEELS ARE ENCOURAGED!
SATURDAY, FEB 1
CLUB NITTY GRITTY
The World Famous Kenton Club
9 pm to Close
Vivacious vintage vinyl! Rarities accented by a few familiar favorites! - 50s R&B, early soul, butt-shakin' blues, & other gritty grooves!
FILTHY sax, TOUGH stuff, and low down DIRTY grooves.
Gritty Portland is quickly being replaced with slick condos & trendy eateries. However, the rugged, truly "weird” spirit still lives in many of our hearts.
Club Nitty Gritty aims to wipe away the polish that's been slathered upon our city to release Portland's traditional raggedy jaggedy Pacific Northwest spirit.
Bring your dancing shoes and your love of the blues!