Update: The gala is now sold out, except for after-party-only tickets, which are still available for $35. Get yours now!
Slip into something slinky or brush off your best suit, because the Q Center’s “Fire and Ice” Winter Gala (Jan. 26) is about to heat up the city. This heartwarming night of music, dancing, food, drink and fun at Castaway Portland supports the Q Center, the hub for the local LGBTQ community, and will help melt away revelers’ winter blues. And this fifth annual event is packing in star power, with entertainment by two-time Grammy Award winner Matt Alber, and KGW Newschannel 8′s Reggie Aqui and Stephanie Stricklen hosting the evening.
The party’s “Fire and Ice” theme is a nod to Portland’s acceptance and the way locals come together as a community, regardless of their sexual orientations. Besides, gussied up to their ritziest, there’ll be only one kind of person at this affair: fabulous. Tickets are available in advance at www.pdxqcenter.org, and Hotel DeLuxe (an elegant example of classic style itself) is offering special rates and deals for attendees who want to make the glamorous evening last into the wee hours of the morning. How cool is that?