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posted Friday, June 14, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 24
Seattle Pride Events CalendarCal
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PORTRAITS OF PRIDE
Gay City (517 E. Pike St.) presents their annual visual arts installation, Portraits of Pride, featuring self-portraits by local LGBT artists - both professional artists and dedicated amateurs - in a variety of media.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14
Dykestravaganza: A Queer Burlesque Tribute to the Dyke March – Two unique shows (6 and 8 p.m.) at Rendezvous JewelBox Theater (2322 2nd Ave.) benefit Seattle Dyke March (see June 29, below). Info at www.lilydevine.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15
Seattle Pride Picnic – Annual event at Volunteer Park (14th Ave. E. and E. Prospect St.) benefits Food Lifeline, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fresh fruit, salads, and soft drinks, all for $1 per person. Entertainment includes live music, boxcar derby races, and the Seattle Storm dance troupe. Produced by Seattle Out & Proud; sponsored by BECU. More information at www.seattlepride.org/pride-picnic.html.
Pre-Pride Pre-Funk – Party at Q Capitol Hill (1426 Broadway, Seattle) featuring Pride Idol finalists, Glitterbang, and Ma Finley, 6-9 p.m. Proceeds benefit Equal Rights Washington Education Fund. Presale tickets at http://bit.ly/YqXCnd.
Divas Take the Hill – Pride kickoff party hosted by Miss DonnaTellaHowe benefits Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (a homeless youth program). Local libations, tasty treats, divalicious performances by Miss Kitty Baby Burlesque, Ceasar Hart, and Atasha Manila. Velocity Dance Center (1621 12th Ave., Suite 100), 7:30 p.m. Tickets at http://divas.brownpapertickets.com.
Portland Pride Festival – Tom McCall Waterfront Park (S.W. Naito Pkwy. and Pine St.), beginning at noon. (Also Sun. following parade.) Info at http://pridenw.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16
Portland Pride Parade & Festival – Parade steps off from Burnside St. and N.W. Park Ave. at 11 a.m. Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park begins at noon. Info at http://pridenw.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 17
Rainbow City Band – Concert, “Swinging Sounds of Summer,” featuring the Purple Passion Swing Band, at Edmonds Unitarian Church (8109 224th St. S.W.), 7 p.m. Details at www.rainbowcityband.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
“Summer Strings with RCO” – Rainbow City Orchestra presents a concert at Fremont Abbey Arts Center (4272 Fremont Ave. N.), 7 p.m. Details at www.rainbowcityband.com.
Hairspray In ConcertFeaturing the Seattle Men’s Chorus, this Tony Award-winning show celebrates the 10th anniversary of its pre-Broadway premiere in Seattle at the 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Ave.), through June 23. Chorus members perform the ensemble roles, singing all your favorite Hairspray numbers including “Good Morning Baltimore,” Welcome to the ’60s,” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” Featuring Jinkx Monsoon as Velma Von Tussle! Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thurs. and Fri.; 2 and 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. Info and tickets at www.seattlemenschorus.org or www.5thavenue.org.
LGBTQ Pride Film Showing – Radical Women presents “The Edge of Heaven,” a richly detailed drama, with a Turkish-German Lesbian couple at its center, that deals with Turkish politics, immigration, and generational differences. Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. 122 minutes with subtitles. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall (5018 Rainier Ave. S.). Door donation is $3-$5.00. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. for $8.50 donation. Information: 206-722-6057, RWseattle@mindspring.com. Everyone welcome. Call in advance to arrange childcare. Wheelchair accessible.
Debauchery: For Queers of All Genders – Lily Devine Productions presents “Queers stripping for Queers in a hot, anti-oppressive space, raising money for organizations that serve the Queer community,” at Neighbours (1509 Broadway), 8 p.m. Info at www.lilydevine.com. (Also June 27.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21
Underwear Fashion Show – In conjunction with Run and Walk With Pride (June 23), benefits Seattle Area Support Groups and Social Outreach Seattle. R Place (619 E. Pine St.), 7 p.m. Info at www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
The New Legally Wed Game – Remember The Newlywed Game? Well, here’s the Gay version, hosted by Raja, a past winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Watch nine couples compete to see how much they really know about each other. Benefits HRC’s marriage equality efforts nationwide. W Seattle Hotel (1112 4th Ave.), 7-9 p.m. Tickets at http://newlegallywed.eventbrite.com.
Hairspray In Concert (See June 20.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Capital City Pride – Olympia’s annual Pride parade and festival begins at noon at State Capitol Building, march to downtown Sylvester Park for festival. Regional entertainers, food, arts & crafts, booths. Info at www.capitalcitypride.net.
Hairspray In Concert (See June 20.)
Rice Ball – Pride ASIA’s lunar event celebrating LGBTQA Asian/Pacific Islander communities will be held at New Hong Kong Restaurant Pacific Rim Center (900 S. Jackson St.) from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Featuring food, fashion, dance, drag, this all-ages event will also include light dim sum. $10 cover. www.PrideASIA.org.
ElektroPOP! – Pride party at Fred Wildlife Refuge (127 Boylston Ave. E.) from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., featuring Sugar Rush and RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstar Morgan McMichaels, with DJ Skiddle and DJ Lightray, performances by Robbie Turner, The Markos Sisters, Mark “Mom” Finley, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Olivia LaGarce, and Cherry Sur Bete, along with Whipped Cream Wrestling, Aerial Artistry, Go-Go Dancers, Photo Booth, Cotton Candy, AND MORE! Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door. 21+. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/397323
“Let’s Hear It For The Boys” – Get ready to pre-funk at Teatro ZinZanni’s late night Pre-PRIDE all-male revue featuring some of Seattle’s best boylesque, drag, and circus talent, including Waxie Moon and the sexy comedic male revue Buckaroos USA. Enjoy the show, delicious food, drink specials and a dance party intermission with DJ Nark from 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at Teatro ZinZanni (222 Mercer St.) Tickets: $45 includes a $20 food and beverage credit. 206-802-0015; www.dreams.zinzanni.org

SUNDAY, JUNE 23
Run and Walk With Pride – Lace up your sneakers, grab the jogging stroller, and run or walk with Pride at this annual event open to all ages, sponsored by Seattle FrontRunners. Choose from a 10k run, 4k run, or 4k walk, with prizes for top finishers of each. Costumes, drag, rainbow flags, etc., welcomed. Proceeds benefit Seattle Area Support Groups and Social Outreach Seattle. Begins at 10 a.m. in Seward Park (5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.). Info at www.runwalkwithpride.org.
Pride Asia Seattle – Enjoy speakers, live music and entertainment and community information booths at this community festival celebrating diversity and community pride. Hing Hay Park, Maynard Ave. S. & S. King St., from noon-8 p.m. www.prideasiaseattle.com
Hairspray In Concert (See June 20.)

TUESDAY, JUNE 25
Pride Mindfulness Gathering – Celebrate an enlightened Pride with Dharma Buddies, Lotus Sisters, and other LGBT mindfulness communities, in the Tateuchi Room of the Japanese Garden at Seattle Arboretum (2300 Arboretum Drive E.), starting with a garden tour at 6 p.m. ($6), followed by a talk and meditation at 7:30 (free) and a tea social at 8 (donation requested). RSVP to info@dharmabuddies.org.
Out & In: A Pride Comedy Showcase – Gay City, Nick Sahoyah, and Billy Anderson showcase the best Queer and Queer-affiliated comedians and producers in the region, including Solomon Georgio, Derek Sheen, and many more. Neptune Theatre (1303 N.E. 45th St.), 7:30 p.m., free. Part of the Nights at the Neptune: A People’s Theater Joint series, sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group to give voice to emerging projects and underserved populations, and to encourage exploration of issues that include racial and social justice. More info at www.stgpresents.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
Pride Bonfire at Alki – Join your friends and neighbors and “light up the night” at Seattle’s annual Pride beach party, Alki Beach Park (1702 Alki Ave. S.W.), 6-9 p.m., free. Info at http://superchargedproductions.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre – Production to be announced, Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium (517 E. Pike St.), 7:30 p.m. Info at http://qtet.org. (Also June 28-30.)
Debauchery: For Queers of All Genders (See June 20.)
Down N Dirty – Pride Kick-off Party with Pride Legends Jaxen Brown, Gabe Sanchez, Andrew Scott, Drew Paradisco and Robbie Turner at Baltic Room (1207 Pine St.), doors at 9 p.m., $5 cover.
R Place Pride Weekend – Featuring Wendy Ho (6/27 & 6/28), Jujubee (6/27, 6/28 & 6/29), and Latrice Royale (6/28 & 6/29) at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). Show at 9 p.m. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399226

FRIDAY, JUNE 28
Trans Pride – Annual celebration of the Seattle-area Transgender community. Assemble in front of Seattle Central Community College on Broadway at 5 p.m.; march to Cal Anderson Park at 6 p.m.; speakers and music 7-10 p.m., featuring keynote address by Julia Serano, comedy by Ian Harvie, and music by Rae Spoon. Details at www.transprideseattle.org.
Workplace Equality Conference – Out & Equal sponsors day-long summit featuring informative and educational workshops and talks on fostering LGBT equality in business, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Hyatt at Olive 8 Hotel (1635 8th Ave.). Scheduled speakers include Alaska Airlines VP Glenn Johnson and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates CEO Selisse Berry. Advance registration required at http://nwrs.outandequalseattle.org.
Pride Shabbat – a traditional Jewish celebration “where everyone can feel proud,” at Hillel UW (4745 17th Ave. N.E.), 6:30 p.m. (doors at 6), people of all faiths welcome. Co-sponsored by Seattle Gay News. Info at www.jconnectseattle.org.
Youth Pride Dance – Music by Galvanized, Sarey Savy, and other special guests, sponsored by GLSEN-WA, for ages 20 and under (free). All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), 8-11 p.m.
Gender Blender: A Queer Revolt and Benefit – All-night party at Neighbours Nightclub (1509 Broadway, Seattle), 8 p.m.-4 a.m., featuring Jinkx Monsoon, Mykki Blanco, Honey Mahogany, Alaska Thunderfuck, Amoania, Ben Delacreme, Aleksa Manila, and many more. Benefits Gay City Health Project and Siobhan’s (Rusty Nails) medical recovery. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. Info at www.narkmagazine.com.
Cuff Pride Weekend – Featuring DJ/performer Lady Bunny (NYC) at The Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). Info at www.cuffcomplex.com.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (See June 27.)
Q Pride 2013: Seattle Pride Redefined – Q Capitol Hill (1426 Broadway) presents Rosabel, Wayne G, Mike Cruz, and DJ Escape, 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Tickets at www.purplepass.com. (Also June 29-30.)
R Place Pride Weekend – Featuring Wendy Ho (6/27 & 6/28), Jujubee (6/27, 6/28 & 6/29), and Latrice Royale (6/28 & 6/29) at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). Show at 9 p.m. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399226

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Dignity Seattle Pride Pancake Breakfast – Start your Pride weekend off the way mama said you should, at this 25th annual event at the Central Lutheran Church social hall (1710 11th Ave., across from Cal Anderson Park), 8 a.m.-noon. All you can eat for a $7 donation, plus raffle prizes and recycling drop-off for unwanted small electronics (cell phones, etc.). Benefits Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, Bailey-Boushay House, and Dignity Seattle. Info at www.dignityseattle.org.
Capitol Hill Pride Festival – Celebrate Pride in Seattle’s Gayborhood at this annual street fair on Broadway from E. John St. to E. Roy St, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Live local music, food, and more than 100 booths featuring nonprofits, artists, and commercial vendors. Visit www.capitolhillpridefestival.info for details.
Rainbow Women’s Health Fair – Sponsored by the YWCA and Swedish Hospital, this event features massage, nutrition education, mammograms (age 40+), pap tests, and safer-sex info. All Pilgrims Church (500 Broadway E.), noon-4 p.m. Tests given by appointment: (206) 461-4489. For info and volunteer opportunities, visit www.lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com.
Purr Pride Block Party – Featuring DJ Pavone, DJ Skiddle, and the Perry Twins from L.A., noon-2 a.m., $20 cover, at Purr (1518 11th Ave.). Info at www.purrseattle.com.
PrideFest Family Day – Annual event sponsored by Seattle PrideFest, in Cal Anderson Park, noon-5 p.m., with lots of child-friendly activities including magic shows, bouncy houses, storytelling, free ice cream, and a concert with Recess Monkey. More information, when available, will be posted at www.seattlepridefest.org/family/.
Pride Celebration Service – Join the Rev. Kari Lipke and the Diverse Harmony youth chorus in a multifaith church service “strengthening the commitment to love,” Seattle First Baptist Church (1111 Harvard Ave.), 1 p.m. Free parking, all welcome.
Wildrose Block Party – Featuring DJ Ricki Leigh, Don’t Talk to the Cops, Glitterbang, Wishbeard, and more to be announced. The Wildrose (1021 E. Pike St.), 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Watch for more info at www.seattlepridefest.org or www.thewildrosebar.com.
Seattle Gay Social Events Pride Cruise – A sun-soaked (we hope) afternoon Pride party aboard an Argosy Cruises vessel (1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55), boarding at noon, docking at 4 p.m. Join DonnaTella Howe and an entourage of Seattle’s finest queens who will christen the ship with just the right amount of sass in a series of scandalous drag shows. Featuring DJ Tony Burns and special guests Olivia LaGrace, Alessandra Hunt, Drew Paradisco, and Atasha Manila. Free prizes, cash bar. Info at www.facebook.com/SeattleGaySocialEvents.
Men at Sea Brunch Boat Cruise – Featuring Robbie “Queen of the Sea” Turner, Brian Maier, and Freddy King of Pants, brunch provided by Kitchen Sink Project. Board the Islander (1611 Fairview Ave. E.) at 2 p.m. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. Info at www.narkmagazine.com.
Dyke March – Annual Lesbian/feminist rally and march event begins at 5 p.m. in the Seattle Central Community College courtyard (march steps off at 7). Information at www.seattledykemarch.com or on Facebook.
Black Light Party – With DJs Bret Law and Richard J. Dalton, hosted by Drew Paradisco; also Pride Drag Show. Highline (210 Broadway E.), 8-10 p.m. $10 at the door.
Queer Carnival Circus Burlesque – Stunts and shows by Ivy Winters, featuring Artstar, Cherdonna & Cher Cher Can Can Castaways, aerialists and more, at Fred Wildlife (127 Boylston Ave. E.), 9 p.m. Sponsored by Nark Magazine. Info at www.narkmagazine.com.
Big Red – Annual men’s party sponsored by Seattle PrideFest, featuring music by Tony Moran and Phil B, and live performance by Abigail, at Neumos (925 E. Pike St.), 9 p.m.-5 a.m. tickets available online at www.seattlepridefest.org or at UnderU4Men (709 Broadway E.).
Cuff Pride Weekend – Featuring DJ/producer John LePage (SF), Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.). Info at www.cuffcomplex.com.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (See June 27.)
Neighbours Nightclub – Featuring special guest Jessica Sutta, multi-platinum pussycat doll Billboard dance chart topper and glamour icon, with your fabulous Pride Weekend hostess Aleksa Manila, featuring C89.5 DJ Randy Schlager. www.neighboursnightclub.com
Q Pride 2013 – Q Capitol Hill, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. (see June 28).
R Place Pride Weekend – Featuring Wendy Ho (6/27 & 6/28), Jujubee (6/27, 6/28 & 6/29), and Latrice Royale (6/28 & 6/29) at R Place (619 E. Pine St.). Show at 9 p.m. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/399226

SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Seattle Pride Brunch – Details to come. Watch for info at www.seattlepride.org.
Seattle Pride Parade – “Equality: Passed, Present & Future” is the theme of this year’s parade, featuring grand marshals Jane Lighty, Pete-e Petersen, Sarah Toce, Zach Silk, Lacey All, and Guatam Raghavan. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at 4th Avenue and Union Street in downtown Seattle, proceeding north along 4th to Denny Way and ending at Seattle Center, home of PrideFest. Visit www.seattlepride.org for information.
Seattle PrideFest – Live entertainment on four stages, food, vendor booths, arts & crafts, hands-on activities, lots of family fun. Seattle Center, noon-8 p.m. Watch for more info at www.seattlepridefest.org.
Cuff Street Party – Guest host Lady Bunny, featuring Crystal Waters, Stacey Q, and DJ Dominic Pacifico, with special performance by The Sea & The Stars, Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.), noon-8 p.m. Info at www.cufffcomplex.com.
Purr Pride Party – Celebrate on the Hill at Purr’s annual no-cover event (1518 11th Ave.). Info at www.purrseattle.com.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (See June 27.)
Q Pride 2013 – Q Capitol Hill, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (see June 28).

TUESDAY, JULY 2
David & Jonathan: A Modern Day Retelling of the Biblical Story Kathya Alexander and Brownbox Theatre present a new interpretation of the relationship between David and Jonathan detailed in the books of Samuel, set in a contemporary African-American church. Neptune Theatre (1303 N.E. 45th St.). Free. Part of the Nights at the Neptune: A People’s Theater Joint series, sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group. More info at www.stgpresents.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 13
Out in the Park – Tacoma’s annual LGBTQA Pride Celebration, noon-5 p.m., Broadway between 9th and 11th streets. Entertainment, food, fun, and community at this family-friendly event. Watch for more info at www.rainbowcntr.org or http://tacomapride.org/out-in-the-park.

SUNDAY, JULY 21
Kitsap Pride – “Pride 360” is this year’s theme for annual celebration in downtown Bremerton, noon to 5 p.m., Evergreen Park. Info at www.kitsappride.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
Vancouver (B.C.) Pride Parade and Festival – Parade beings at Robson and Thurlow streets downtown at noon, proceeds to festival site at Sunset Beach. Sponsored by Vancouver Pride Society. Info at www.vancouverpride.ca.

ONGOING
Bearing Witness From Another Place: James Baldwin in TurkeyThe Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) honors the late Gay author with a photograph exhibit by Sedat Pakay that opens a private window into the life of Baldwin, whose influence still resonates 25 years after his death. Exhibit runs through Sept. 29. NAAM is at 2300 S. Massachusetts St., info at www.naamnw.org or (206) 518-6000.

 

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