Win Tickets ($74): “A Date With John Waters” Special Portland Valentine’s Day Show @ Aladdin Theater | Comedian, Director

We are giving away a pair of tickets to “A Date With John Waters” @ Aladdin Theateron February14 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 12.


From our sponsors:
“A Date With John Waters” Special Valentine’s Day Show
February 14, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $37-$115 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202

Kick off your Valentine’s Day celebrations with the Pope of Trash. A Date with John Waters is his ever evolving one-man show in which he discusses early artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, and the extremes of sexual politics. This joyously, devious and continuously updated monologue is a rally cry against the tyranny of good taste and serves as a call to arms for “filth followers” everywhere. Bring a date or come solo – A Date with John Waters is sure to be a night you will never forget.

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108 Responses to Win Tickets ($74): “A Date With John Waters” Special Portland Valentine’s Day Show @ Aladdin Theater | Comedian, Director

  1. Jason & Jessica January 29, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Yeah!!!

    Pick Us!!!!!!

  2. Brian January 29, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Would love to go

  3. Chris Webb January 30, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    I’ve heard that John Waters’ show was a pretty special one! Would be an interesting way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  4. Angela January 30, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    The Titan of Trash! Absolutely!

  5. Manda B January 30, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Hell yes, John Waters!!! I would love to see his snarky self on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been a fan for many years.

  6. Michele January 30, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Long time fan and I’ve never had the chance to catch him live since his shows sell out so fast. I would love to see him in person!

  7. Jill Travis January 30, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Is there a better way to celebrate Valentine’s?

  8. Haley January 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Pick me! I’ve wanted to go for years!

  9. Brian January 30, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    It will help me feel better about somehow recently losing my original scratch & sniff card from Polyester.

  10. TaraFM January 30, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    Filth? Trash? Smut, you say???
    Sign me up!

  11. Donna January 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    Would love to see him! What an icon!!

  12. Lance January 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    It would be Divine

  13. Sara January 30, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Pick me pick me pick me!!!!!!!!

  14. Karen Gillis January 30, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    I love John Waters, and would love to see him!!!

  15. Christa Volker January 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    “True success is figuring out your life and career so you never have to be around jerks.” So therefore I must attend :)

  16. Will January 30, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    We could all benefit from some more filth in our lives!

  17. amy January 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

    OMG yes please! I have never seen John Waters, my sweetie LOVES him, and we have zero plans for v day!!!!

  18. James January 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    Such an interesting man.

  19. Cara January 30, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    Oh please yes please!

  20. Katy January 30, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

    Would love to see John Waters!

  21. Dana January 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    Oh pretty please. I’m in desperate need of some trashy talk.

  22. anna January 30, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    It’s my birthday, this would make it perfect!

  23. Madeline Criswell January 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    I’d like to go because I love John Waters and Pink Flamingos has never left my mind since the first time I saw it!

  24. Marco January 30, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

    I featured John years ago on a TV news report; I attended his Christmas 2016 visit with my late cousin. This would close the circle for me.

  25. Chris January 30, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    A twisted way to spend twisted Valentine’s Day. Giddy up!

  26. Emily January 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

    I would love to go!

  27. Vickie January 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    Lonely Heart ❤️ all by myself!!!
    Love to spend Valentine’s Evening with everyone!!!!

  28. Maria January 30, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    “Good bad taste is celebrating something without thinking you’re better than it. Bad bad taste is condescending, making fun of others”
    A tiny slice of John Waters’ wisdom!

  29. Tracy Franklin January 30, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    I modeled my entire existence after John Waters! I wanna smoke his mustache trimmings in a pipe!

  30. Alexis January 30, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

    Because Valentine’s Day is ridiculous, there is no better way to spend it then with the irreverent delight that is John Waters. Plus I’m single and could use a good laugh!

  31. Kelly January 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    EGGS, EGGS, EGGS!!!!

    Please give me my eggs …..

  32. Lee Phillips January 30, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

    Oh please. I so want to go and see this man in action. He is DEVINE!

  33. Hilary P January 30, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

    I love John Waters. I wrote to him in the 80’s and he would respond on these awesome postcards with a Baltimore postmark. One card was of Divine, another promoting his book Culture Shock. For some strange reason, I sent him a yoyo in the shape of a rat I had gotten in Mexico, and he wrote back thanking me, saying he loved rats! He even agreed to do a cameo in the screenplay I wrote if it ever got made into a film. I really identify with FEMALE TROUBLE and DESPERATE LIVING, as those are prevailing themes in my life story. And of course, he is an amazing ROLE MODEL!! I’m a total fag hag for John Waters!!

  34. deena January 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm #

    Would be so much fun!

  35. Angela Barrie January 30, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

    Pretty please pick me!

  36. Luke January 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

    Let’s party! I’d love to surprise my wife with this!

  37. Maureen A. January 30, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

    This would be the perfect Valentine’s date with my sweetie!

  38. Vanna January 30, 2018 at 9:04 pm #

    OH MY GOD !!!!! I would die !!!!! I absolutely love that man !!! He has created some of the greatest films ever!!!! Female Trouble is may fav. Please please please I would just be beside myself if I got to see him!!!!

  39. Rina January 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    Pick me!!!!

  40. Ryan January 30, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

    Yee me!

  41. John January 31, 2018 at 12:20 am #

    Count me as another “filth follower”.

  42. Kate January 31, 2018 at 1:52 am #


  43. arianne belt January 31, 2018 at 6:20 am #

    This would be the perfect date night for us, having just moved back home to my city of Portland & introduce my Babes to the real world of John Waters!!!! So fun!! Thanks

  44. Auj January 31, 2018 at 8:40 am #

    There are two kinds of people in this world. John Waters’ people and assholes.

  45. Miriam January 31, 2018 at 9:27 am #

    NO NO NO! YES! PLEASE! ME! So many of my friends have seen his specials and I have yet to! Por favor?!?! I AM Odetta!

  46. Selina January 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    We like it dark, seedy, and raunchy. It’s this or the Portland Theatre…We hope we win. :)

  47. Kelsey January 31, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

    Awesome! Me please!

  48. Tiffany N January 31, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

    Went to grad school in Baltimore and fell in love with his flair for filth!

  49. Zac Swigart January 31, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    I would totally love to see this

  50. Alan M January 31, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Fun Valentine date night.

  51. Christopher Holmes January 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm #

    Fun Valentine date night.

  52. david February 1, 2018 at 8:46 am #

    time to bone up on some waters, reminding me that pecker is one of the hidden gems of the 90s.

  53. Michael Moreno February 1, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    I’m thirsty for WATERS.

  54. Michael February 1, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Mmmm…Nothing says love like a date night with John Waters!! Thanks for the chance, PDX Pipeline!! :-)

  55. jamey billig February 1, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    I would LURVE to win this!

  56. John Brown February 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    Would love to take my boyfriend to this

  57. Robert February 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Sounds like a SWELL time!

  58. Meghan February 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

    Pick us!! This would be so fun

  59. christa behlke February 1, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    I’m commenting! I was on a John Waters kick this Christmas, I made up some Edith fridge magnets and designed a T-shirt with John and Divine as Jesus and Mary.

  60. Laura February 1, 2018 at 8:47 pm #

    I love John Waters and this is a great venue.

  61. Anthony February 1, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

    A John Waters valentine would be the best valentine!

  62. Tom P February 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

    February 14 comedy….Yes please!

  63. Dr. Feelgood February 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    I think John Waters’ appearance on The Simpsons could be my favorite episode of all time! I’d love to get his delightful spin on Valentine’s Day, especially considering this is the first one I’ll be spending with my main squeeze. I saw John Waters years ago here in Portland when none other than Peaches opened for him, with a deliciously skanky performance featuring weaves, strap-ons and fake blood spurting. Who could honestly follow that up? Well, John Waters was clearly up to the task and delighted everyone in attendance with a range of stories celebrating his personal life and the weird that is America. I haven’t seen him since and would so appreciate a gratis chance to do so again. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

  64. Beau February 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

    So much yes!!!! I love the king of filth and would love to see him speak about his passions and obsessions!

  65. Peter Kirwan February 4, 2018 at 11:22 pm #

    John used to send my roommate a Christmas card. We ran into him at a dive bar in Portland. He was really nice and of course very funny. I was still DJing a little before that and got asked to play at the wrap party of hairspray. The did not want to pay me. Of course the movie was not out yet and at the time I was not sure who John Waters was. It would have been fun…

  66. Kristy February 5, 2018 at 9:54 am #

    How fun would this be?! Yes, pleaaaaaase!! :)

  67. Dawn February 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Perfect way to spend V-day!

  68. JOHN POMIETLASZ February 6, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    I subscribe to the Water’s fallowing. Ugh.

  69. Tracy February 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    Could use some good news on V-Day! This would be awesome :-)

  70. Stephanie February 6, 2018 at 12:21 pm #

    I’d love to go because Waters provides the perfect ambiance for a sinfully delightful Valentine’s date!

  71. Jessica Huntsman February 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Because John Waters is life.

    May I please be the luckiest girl to win? So I may take my wife and I to revel in his joyous deviants.

  72. Chris February 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Now he would be fun to see

  73. Frank Byers February 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    I loved his book about his road trip. It really tells America what it needs to hear and does not want to hear about itself.

  74. Stephanie McD February 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

    If anything can get my boyfriend to believe in V-Day, this would be it. Pleeeeease oh please!!

  75. Jamie Veira February 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  76. Jennifer February 6, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I love John Waters! My friends and I would quote lines from his movies to each other high school. This would be so amazing!

  77. Bob February 6, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    My filthy wife would f-ing love this!

  78. Denise Olsen February 6, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh dear.

  79. Jonathan Walters February 6, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    What could be more romantic?

  80. Kat Trout February 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    I heart John Waters!!!

  81. Hailee McCants February 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

    Looooove John Waters! Yes please I would love to go.

  82. Jodi February 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    Baltimore native here, would love a little taste of home!

  83. Drew February 6, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

    John Waters is great director. I’ve seen all his movies and I would love to see him live.

  84. Eva Wickilffe February 6, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

    John Waters makes this mad mad world a better place aka he’s a good person. I like to experience/ meet/ watch from a distance good people whenever I can so as to become a better person myself. So, you see, were you to pick me to receive these free tickets you’d actively be making the world a better place and the world would thank you with flowers, wealth, coconut ice cream and small cats with big ideas. Alas, I must leave it up to PDX Pipeline and it’s beautiful, possibly random, selection process.

  85. Danielkw February 6, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

    I am begging you please let me take my gf to this for vday! Pleaseee EE she’s obsessed w John. I’m a broke b word this year pay u back on the flip side ;)

  86. John Jensen February 6, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

    Screw another Valentine’s Day with my cats. Pick me!

  87. Kiah February 6, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

    Because I can’t get enough of that mustache

  88. Wynand February 6, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

    love love love John Waters

  89. Lea Anna February 7, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    Waters cracks me up and I’d love a twist on Valentine’s Day.

  90. Stacy M Jorge February 7, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

    What a wonderful way to say I love you. :)

  91. Roycroft February 8, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    Me and Mr. Waters go way back. I was a projectionist, ran Pink Flamingos and other fabulous films back in the day. If I win tix, I’m bringing my Polyester scratch n sniff card for John to sign!

  92. Jeannie Pruett February 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    He sounds intriguing

  93. Galatea February 8, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

    Humor and fun personified.

  94. jen February 8, 2018 at 2:54 pm #


  95. Lizz February 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    he’s the greatest!!!

  96. Kris Martin February 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

    How fun!

  97. Carolyn Allen February 8, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    I might blush in front of my husband of 40 years, damn I need this!

  98. James February 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

    Such a quirky guy. I’m sure he’s very charismatic live.

  99. Michelle Scasny February 8, 2018 at 11:33 pm #

    An amazing experience with an amazing guy.

  100. Kathy Rankin February 9, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    I would love to surprise my husband and get him to go with me to this. He needs practice on his jokes, my husband could use some lessons on NOT being so serious! I think my husband needs a good laugh and so do I! Live, love and laugh.

  101. Chris Pena February 9, 2018 at 11:03 am #

    Coming into pdx from atx in wed & some tix would ensure my date is dtf.

  102. Kerrie February 9, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    John Waters is my man! Perfect valentines date.

  103. Natasha February 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    John Waters is amazing! I promise that if I win I wouldn’t ask for his “pitcher” which of course is at home in his fridge, lol (reference to one of his recorded shows).

    Good luck everyone!

  104. Michael T February 10, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    One of the most interesting film makers of our time from the early divine days to Hairspray and serial mom love his work and we totally enjoyed this show .

  105. Ron T February 11, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    John Waters in Portland. I can’t believe it. With our wind,let me grab my coat. Please pick me.

  106. Arlette Valencia February 12, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    I need to show my lady love a classy good time or she’ll leave me!

  107. Tyrone F. Horneigh February 12, 2018 at 4:54 pm #

    Dirty, just like us.

  108. Gisela February 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    My boyfriend and I will have a blast. This will be our first S. Valentines walking side by side. I believe in love and romance and I want to share my best Feb. 14th with someone very special in my life.

    Thank you for this great contest and big hugs to all. Your work is amazing and you give us light in cloudy days specially in this beautiful NW.
    Pure Love ❤️ for everybody!!

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