On an otherwise dull Tuesday, while the rest of Portland is at home watching screens, Rainbow City hosts Sword Society.

Here, weapon nerds hold light-saber duels, only with the grunts and impact sounds drowned out by dance music. Sunday is spiritual night. Mass, hosted by DJ Antichrist, is a goth night with a drag show and dark vibe, which alternates weekly with Sacred Seshes, where belly dancers, tarot readers, "light workers" and "starseeds" take over. Other nights host hip-hop shows, African music, arts and crafts nights, ecstatic dance, hula hooping, or whatever a promoter can persuade the club owner Strawberry Pickle is a good time.