video from 2015's bash, courtesy of Zach Smith
Portland Monthly Celebrates the 2016 Portland Pride Festival with FLARE
Join us for Pride’s largest kickoff party, featuring live music, fashion, fire dancers, craft cocktails, and glitter
In a citywide celebration of Portland’s vibrant pride scene, Portland Monthly will take over Zidell Yards, in the south waterfront, for FLARE PDX’s official Pride kickoff party!
This year, in addition to the mind-blowing New York talent we’re bringing in—including JD Samson (formally of Le Tigre) and hip hop artist & DJ Cazwell—we’re kicking off the evening with a fashion show showcasing new fall styles from Wildfang, Bryce Black, V Throngrivong, and Brady Lange!
FLARE PDX in a benefit for three remarkable nonprofit organizations: Basic Rights Oregon, Love Wins, and The Bus Project. You can get your dance on and give back to the nonprofits dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ community.
If that doesn’t get you there, Portland Monthly’s Poison Waters and style editor Eden Dawn will be emceeing the night, handing out prizes, hosting the best-dressed costume contest, and making sure bourbon cocktails stay as far away from the fire dancers as possible!
Grab your sequins—and your crew—and get your tickets to the ultimate Pride week kickoff party!
DATE: Thursday, June 16
TIME: Doors open @ 7:30 | Fashion Show @ 8pm | Dance party 9pm - midnight
TICKETS: $15 | $25 VIP includes 2 drink tickets, VIP swag and access to VIP lounge
Food and drink available for purchase
LOCATION: Zidell Yards, 3121 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97239
MUSIC: JD Samson & Cazwell
FASHION: Wildfang, Bryce Black, V Throngrivong, & Brady Lange
Flare Fashion presented by Summit Mortgage Corporation