THURSDAY JUNE 12LITHOP PDX
[BOOKS] Combining the revelry of a pub crawl with the ingenuity of Portland’s literary community, this is the ideal event for lit lovers and enthusiastic boozers. Expect 54 readers in roughly 165 minutes at six venues along Northeast Alberta Street, with breaks for book signing, chatting and bar hopping. Northeast Alberta Street between 20th and 30th avenues, lithoppdx.com. 7 pm. Free.
FRIDAY JUNE 13INTERNET CAT VIDEO FEST
[CAT VIDEOS] Cat people will leave the comfort of their ammonia-scented dwellings for this two-day fest, where they’ll stop forcing people to watch cat videos on their phones and start watching them on the big screen. DJ Whiskers provides pre-show entertainment, which hopefully includes a mash-up of “The Magical Mr. Mistoffelees” and the Meow Mix jingle. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., 281-4215. 7 and 9:30 pm. $10.
PIMENTO & PULLMAN
[THEATER] Imago’s Jerry Mouawad brings together two unique one-acts: Thornton Wilder’s Pullman Car Hiawatha, about an overnight train trip in which time is suspended and planets and weather become characters, and Mouawad’s own Pimento, featuring three clowns who keep finding themselves in salacious scenarios. Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave., 231-3959. 8 pm. $10-$20.
[VOGUE BALL] Drag queens nod to the old school as they stomp the runway for a $250 prize. Judges include Heklina, from that infamous Shack in San Francisco, as well as Portland’s Poison Waters and Madame Anita DuMoore. Categories include Vogue-cabulary, Butch Queen Up in Drag, Fifth Element Realness and Rich Bitch. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 9 pm. $10 advance, $15 at the door. 21+.
SATURDAY JUNE 14GAYME OF THRONES
[SCAVENGER HUNTY] Bands of wildling queers ravage downtown in this third annual photo scavenger hunt. Capture tasks on your mobile phone—a round of shots, a guy in his underwear, a (spoiler alert) crazy woman falling through the Moon Door—in return for honor and crafty trophies. A portion of the proceeds from drinks goes to Equity Foundation. The Royale, 317 NW Broadway, 432-8944. 1 pm. 21+.
SUNDAY JUNE 15CHAD VANGAALEN
[MUSIC] Shrink Dust, the new album from the atmospheric singer-songwriter, plays like an anthology of eerie tales, with ghostly vocals, lyrics about death, fear and mythology, and a stylistic palette that traverses several genres. Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895. 9 pm. $12. 21+.