OPAL UNDERGROUND: Queer PDX Ravers Assemble! ft. Maarquii, Cody Jamez, DJ Don’t, Orso, Othrwrld, Sappho, Stormyroxx, The Prey

21 and up
Friday, September 24
Doors: | 10pm // Show: | 10pm
$10 to $15

 PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our customers, we will be requiring proof of full COVID vaccination to enter the venue, until further notice. More details at holocene.org/vaccine

The creators of NoFOMO, Circuit Breaker, and the Gay Nineties are proud to announce a new, collaborative venture in queer Portland nightlife: OPAL UNDERGROUND. Opal is a precious gemstone that displays a huge variety of characteristics depending on how it is formed, resulting in a rainbow of diversity and color. Like queer club culture, opal is formed underground, only revealing its beautiful colors for those who know where to look. 
As a producer of events in Portland, Opal Underground aims to incubate left-of-mainstream queer nightlife culture, elevate local creators, and create inclusive spaces for community healing and authentic self-expression. 

Opal Underground’s debut event at Holocene, on Friday September 24, is a showcase for all three of our flagship event brands: 

  • NoFOMO celebrates Portland’s distinct, home-grown flavor of left-field dancefloor psychedelia. DJs StormyRoxx and Sappho go back-to-back with slow-motion acid techno, swirling cosmic disco, rare-groove rarities, and everything in between. 

  • Circuit Breaker plugs you directly into the matrix of the future queer dancefloor. Experience genre-defying experimental club, techno, trance, hyperpop, and rave from DJs Orso, DJ Don’t, and othrwrld. 

  • Show Me Love is the evolution of The Gay Nineties events featuring all 90s house music on vinyl. Resident DJs The Prey and Sappho will continue to celebrate the underground club and rave aesthetics of the 90s as epitomized by the likes of Masters at Work, Murk, MK, Armand Van Helden, Daft Punk, Deee-Lite, Robbie Tronco, Danny Tenaglia, Junior Vasquez, Crystal Waters, Romanthony, and more. 

In addition to packing three parties into one night, the debut Opal Underground event at Holocene will be headlined by Portland’s queer hip-hop superstar MAARQUII with a full-length life performance at midnight!

Legendary Portland party girl Cody Jamez is our hostess with the mostess. 

The safety of our beloved community is our first priority. This means: 

  • YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AND PRESENT PROOF OF VACCINATION AT THE DOOR.

  • Consent is required and must be respected in all interactions. 

  • Any kind of hate, violence, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or other unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated 

    Set Times:

  • 10pm: NoFOMO showcase — Sappho B2B StormyRoxx

  • 11pm: Show Me Love showcase — The Prey B2B Sappho

  • Midnight: MAARQUII live performance

  • Closing: Circuit Breaker showcase — Orso B2B DJ Don’t B2B othrwrld

To learn more, please visit www.OpalUnderground.gay
We have a limited number of reduced-price presale tickets available for community members experiencing economic hardship. Please email us at info @ opalunderground.gay for more information. 

Vaccine Policy

To keep our customers, staff and community safe, Holocene will require proof of fully-Covid-vaccinated status* for entry into the venue.**

This decision was made in response to the surging and highly transmissible delta variant, in Oregon and across the US. In the close-quarters of a music venue — with customers drinking maskless, singing, dancing, talking in each others’ ears — the best way we can keep customers safe is to ensure the people in the room have the strongest protection from Covid, and especially from its worst outcomes. We appreciate your understanding.

We’re continuing to monitor Oregon Health Authority requirements, vaccination rates and Covid cases and will notify our audience on this page and elsewhere if this policy can be lifted or needs to be adjusted.

*To be considered fully vaccinated, you must have had both shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and have a minimum of 2 weeks that have elapsed since receiving your final dose. Proof of vaccination requires display of your vaccination card, in person or a photo on your phone, so long as the name on the card matches the name on your official ID.

** For those who are unable to receive the vaccine for a medical reason, we may, on a case by case and event by event basis, be able to allow proof of negative COVID PCR test within 24 hours of the event. To be considered for this option, you MUST contact us in advance to make arrangements at hc@holocene.org If you don’t want to or can’t show proof of vaccination for a show, we’ll be happy to give you a refund up to 14 days prior to the show date. Please contact hc@holocene.org