In the before times, EverOut Tacoma's sister site, The Stranger, had a loyal following for its in-person events, like Dan Savage's amateur porn festival HUMP! and the more recent amateur stoner flick festival SPLIFF. Since stay-at-home orders were put in place in March, these events have now become available to stream online. And with in-person events put on hold for the foreseeable future, The Stranger and EverOut are now streaming even more online events than ever. To help you keep track of everything we’re currently offering, we've rounded them all up below, from the aforementioned festivals to Christopher Frizzelle's Silent Reading Party, plus events from outside organizations we're partnering with, like Collide-O-Scope.
EVERY SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY
The Stranger Presents: Collide-O-Scope
The mind-melting video compilation extravaganza also known as Collide-O-Scope will stream obscure oddities from film, VHS, music videos, and other forms of media live on the internet.
Bedroom Bingo with Betty Wetter and Cookie Couture
You don't need a bingo card to tune in to fun game nights every Tuesday with powerhouse drag queens Betty Wetter and Cookie Couture on Zoom.
Virtual Silent Reading Party
The first worldwide silent-reading party was such a huge success that we're making it weekly. Every Wednesday at 6 pm we're going to throw these parties, at least until stay-at-home is over. Attendees at the first Zoom silent-reading party included famous actors, writers, composers, artists, families, teenagers doing their homework, people staring into space listening to the music because it was just so beautiful, cats, and even one household on Orcas Island that was eating dinner and decided to broadcast the reading party as their background music. (What a brilliant idea!) It wasn't just a great party to be at. Behind the scenes, this was a roaring success as well. The Stranger brought in revenue from the reading party for the first time ever, our musician Paul Matthew Moore made ten times more on Venmo tips than he's ever made in the tip jar at the Sorrento (thank you for your generosity—he deserves it!), and hundreds of people at the party have written us emails, clamoring for more. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
EVERY OTHER THURSDAY
Former Stranger staffer Callan Berry, the creator of Police Reports Illustrated and a person who is good at making cocktails, will teach you how to mix up a boozy concoction and draw a little comic every other Thursday. He'll also answer your most pressing questions.
A new vibe of stoner entertainment is emerging—witness the rise of Broad City, High Maintenance, and basically every TV show created on Viceland. And, most importantly, The Stranger presents SPLIFF, your new favorite film festival created by the stoned for the stoned. Because we can no longer congregate in person, we're rescreening the 2019 festival online! Got some weed on hand? Check it out from the comfort of your home. All contributions received will be shared with the filmmakers.
If you didn't get a chance to watch this year's SPLIFF Film Festival—featuring short cannabis-themed films made by stoners just like YOU—in its livestreamed glory on 4/20, you can now see the 22 weed-inspired shorts, hosted by fabulous local drag queens Betty Wetter and Cookie Couture, on-demand. Tune in for funny psychedelic trip-outs, stoned flying cats, side-splitting animation, aggressive dolphins, sexy shenanigans, wandering potatoes, and more wild and crazy stuff.
Savage Love Livestream
The Stranger's own sex advice columnist, podcaster, pundit, and public speaker Dan Savage will answer your most intimate quandaries in a live virtual edition of Savage Love.
OCTOBER - ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW
SLAY Film Fest
The team who brought you HUMP! and SPLIFF have something extra-freaky in the works: SLAY, an amateur horror film festival (premiering in October) that will feature short films by gore and dystopian nightmare enthusiasts just like you. Submit your creations by August 7.