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2008 NORTHWEST LGBT PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR


Compiled by Rick McKinnon

SGN Staff Writer

Northwest LGBT
Pride Celebrations

SATURDAY – JUNE 14
Yakima Pride Fest 2008 Pride in the Park – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fulbright Park, 4508 Main St., Union Gap, WA. 509-576-0276 ext 3; http://groups.myspace.com/yakimapridefest 2008.
Boise Pride 2008 Rally, Parade & Festival – Rally at noon at Boise Train Depot; Parade begins at 12:45 p.m.; Festival begins at 1 p.m. and continues to 6 p.m. www.boisepride.org
Portland Pride Festival 2008 – Noon to 11 p.m. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland along the Willamette River. $5 suggested donation. www.pridenw.org. (See Sunday, June 15 listing for Portland Pride Parade 2008. Festival continues Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.)
Spokane Pride Parade 2008 – Noon to 1 p.m. Starting at Main Ave. & Wall St., Spokane. Titled “Two Spirits/One Community,” Spokane Pride 2008 is “honoring the Inland Northwest Native American culture as well as the GLBTQ heritage we share.” For a complete schedule of Spokane’s Pride Month events, visit www.outspokane.com.
Spokane Pride Rainbow Festival 2008 – Noon to 5:30 p.m. Gondola Meadows, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St., Spokane. Titled “Two Spirits/One Community,” Spokane Pride 2008 is “honoring the Inland Northwest Native American culture as well as the GLBTQ heritage we share.” For a complete schedule of Spokane’s Pride Month events, visit www.outspokane.com.
Yakima Pride Fest 2008 Pride Dance – 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Howard Johnson Plaza, 9 N. 9th St., Yakima. 509-576-0276 ext 3; http://groups.myspace.com/yakimapridefest2008.

SUNDAY – JUNE 15
Portland Pride Parade 2008 – 11:15 a.m.  Starting at NW Park & NW Davis along the NW Park Blocks, the parade travels west on NW Davis, south on NW Broadway, west on SW Taylor, north onto Naito Parkway and disbands on Naito Parkway between SW Pine and SW Ankeny ending up at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. www.pridenw.org.
Portland Pride Festival 2008 – Noon to 6 p.m. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland along the Willamette River. $5 suggested donation. www.pridenw.org. (Pride Festival begins on Saturday, June 14, noon to 11 p.m.)

FRIDAY – JUNE 20
Gay Bingo at the Expo! – 6 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.), Sixth Floor, Room AB. Dress as your favorite First Lady or President. Special guest callers: Don Welsh, Ari Gold, Liz Clark, Odalys Nanin, Sandra Bernhard. Tickets: $25. All proceeds benefit The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 206-696-7190 or www.seattlegayexpo.com

SATURDAY – JUNE 21
It’s About Life Expo – Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m.; Expo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.) Over 300 exhibitors, production samples and demonstrations, presentations and lectures, prize giveaways, and live entertainment, including Liz Clark, Ari Gold, Odalys Nanin. Tickets: $12. For complete information and schedule of events, visit www.seattlegayexpo.com.
Montana Pride Celebration 2008 Parade, Rally & Festival (in Billings, MT) – Parade from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning at 3rd Ave. N. & N. 26th St. Rally at 11 a.m. to noon. Yellowstone County Courthouse Lawn, N. 27th & 2nd Ave. N. Festival in the Park from noon to 6 p.m. North Park, 6th Ave. N. & N. 19th. For a complete schedule of events, including Friday night, June 20, drag show and dance and Sunday morning, June 22, community worship service, go to www.prideinbillings.com
Sandra Bernhard Show – 7 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.), Sixth Floor, Room AB. This show will be taped live. Tickets: $45 - $58. www.seattlegayexpo.com
Capital City Pride Kick-Off Celebration (in Olympia) – An evening of parties, events, dances and lectures kicks off Olympia’s Pride weekend. Parade and festival follows on Sunday, June 22. For complete details, visit www.capitalcitypride.net.
Sandra Bernhard Show – 10 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.), Sixth Floor, Room AB. Tickets: $45 - $58. www.seattlegayexpo.com

SUNDAY – JUNE 22
It’s About Life Expo – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.) Over 300 exhibitors, production samples and demonstrations, presentations and lectures, prize giveaways, and live entertainment. Tickets: $12. For complete information and schedule of events, visit www.seattlegayexpo.com.
Capital City Pride Parade (in Olympia) – Noon. Starting from the State Capitol Building (located near 14th Ave. SW & Diagonal N.), the parade moves north on Capitol Way S. through downtown Olympia, east on 4th Ave. E, south on Washington St. SE., ending at Sylvester Park, located between Legion Way SE and 7th Ave. SE. (Washington St. SE is located one block east of Capitol Way S.) For complete details, including parade route map, visit www.capitalcitypride.net.
Capital City Pride Festival (in Olympia) – Noon to 5 p.m. Sylvester Park, located between Capitol Way S. and Washington St. SE and between Legion Way SE and 7th Ave. SE. For complete details of the entertainment line-up, visit www.capitalcitypride.net.

SATURDAY – JUNE 28
Anchorage PrideFest 2008 Celebrating Diversity Parade & Festival – For complete details, visit www.anchoragepride.com. (Anchorage PrideFest 2008 runs June 21-29.)
Seattle Dyke March 2008 “Start It Up!”  – Rally from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; march steps off at 7 p.m. Seattle Central Community College South Plaza, at Broadway & E. Pine St. Line-up includes Lamar Van Dyke as emcee, with tons of great speakers and performers. www.epiphanic.com/dykemarch.html.

SUNDAY – JUNE 29
Seattle Pride Parade – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Travels on 4th Ave. from Union St. to Denny Way about a block from Seattle Center. Seattle’s annual LGBT Pride Parade in downtown Seattle. Presented by Seattle Out and Proud. www.seattlepride.org
Seattle PrideFest ‘08 – 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion and International Fountain and nearby lawns. Presented by MOViN 92.5 and One Degree Events. www.onedegreeevents.com.

SUNDAY – JULY 6
Victoria Pride Parade & Festival 2008 – www.victoriapridesociety.org.

SATURDAY – JULY 12
11th Annual Out in the Park (in Tacoma) – Noon to 6 p.m. Lincoln Park, 3706 Yakima Ave., Tacoma. Celebrating the LGBTIQ Community of Pierce County. “Different Park, Same Sass” – A new location this year due to construction in Wright Park. www.outintacoma.org.
Saturday in the Park – Picnic in OZ (in Vancouver, WA) – Noon to 6 p.m. Esther Short Park, between Esther St. & Columbia Blvd., Vancouver, WA. www.sitppride.org.

MONDAY – JULY 13
Fourth Corner Gay Pride Festival & Parade 2008 (in Bellingham) – This year’s event will again be held at Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave., Bellingham. Further details not yet available.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 2
Capitol Pride 2008 “30 Years of Pride” (in Salem, OR) – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Riverfront Park, 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR. www.capitolpride.org

SUNDAY – AUGUST 3
Vancouver, BC Pride Parade & Festival “Celebrating 30 Years of the Rainbow”  – Noon. The parade route has been expanded this year and steps off at Thurlow & Robson Sts., heading north on Robson St. to Denman St, west on Denman St. to Pacific St., and on to Beach Ave. and Sunset Beach where the Festival will be held. In selecting this year’s theme, the Vancouver Pride Society offers the following remarks: “As we celebrate 30 years of marching, we are reminded of the profound struggle endured by the LGBT community. The diversity and strength of the rainbow flag is a lasting symbol of unity and pride in the fight for equality everywhere. For the 30th anniversary, we reflect on the struggles and sacrifices made to achieve the 30-year milestone. Vancouver’s Pride celebration echoes the powerful messages of the rainbow flag as we commemorate the accomplishments of our community.” For complete information on this and other Pride-related events in Vancouver, BC, visit www.vancouverpride.ca.

SATURDAY – AUGUST 9
Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival “Live – Love – Be.” Alton Baker Park, Eugene, OR. www.eugenepride.org.

More PridE
IN SEATTLE

SATURDAY– JUNE 7
Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement – 7 p.m. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave. Part of Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival, this documentary presents an unflinching look at the personal journeys of four people who claim to have changed their sexual orientation from Gay to straight. Their stories mark the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed inside the ex-Gay movement and provide an empathetic and at times devastating portrait of those who claim homosexuality is an illness that can be healed. Co-presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Captain Smartypants in Cirque du Slaque – 6 p.m. (lounge); 7 p.m. (show). Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Ave. Captain Smartypants gives the circus a run for its money in this irreverent new show. A unique taste of homo-comedy at its best. These nine funny guys take on bearded ladies, criminal magicians, bad candy, politics & more in songs, sketches and video that features at least one clown-related death. Tickets: $20. 206-388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org.

SUNDAY – JUNE 8
Captain Smartypants in Cirque du Slaque – 6 p.m. (lounge); 7 p.m. (show). Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Ave. Captain Smartypants gives the circus a run for its money in this irreverent new show. A unique taste of homo-comedy at its best. These nine funny guys take on bearded ladies, criminal magicians, bad candy, politics & more in songs, sketches & video that features at least one clown-related death. Tickets: $20. 206-388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org.

MONDAY – JUNE 9
California Wedding Bells Ring in Gay Pride Month – 7 p.m. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Civil rights attorney Val Carlson explains the impact of the California Supreme Court ruling, which paves the way for same-sex marriage. Join the discussion on how this decision will affect Washington State and how gender-bending Queer feminists can fight for marriage equality while rejecting the 1950s Ozzie and Harriet matrimonial model. A summer supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. for a $7 donation. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Freedom Socialist Party. www.socialism.com.

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 11
POZSeattle Pride Month Social – 6 p.m to 8 p.m. The Cuff Complex, 13th Ave. & E. Pine St. Meet us in the downstairs bar for free appetizers, socializing, and a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages), and is for all HIV-positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color. www.pozseattle.org.
Lavendar Graduation at the University of Washington – 6:30 p.m. Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington. The UW Q Center and the ASUW LGBT Commission honor graduating LGBT students at this special graduation ceremony. The Q Center and the GBLTC also continue their tradition of honoring one ally, student, staff member, faculty member, and alum with their Q Visionary Awards. Award recipients were nominated by their peers and were selected by former Q Visionaries. This year’s ceremony features a surprise student speaker and Eli Clare (http://eliclare.com/), author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, among other works. Clare is genderqueer, white, disabled, and an anti-oppression scholar/activist with a BA in Women’s Studies and an MFA in creative writing and, most importantly, a penchant for rabble-rousing. For more information and to RSVP, call 206-897-1765. This event is open to the public.
Pride Foundation at KCTS – 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. KCTS-TV, Ch. 9, 5th Ave. N. & Mercer St. Pride Foundation volunteers will be staffing phones and taking pledges this evening at KCTS in conjunction with the station's broadcast of two LGBT-themed documentaries.
Anyone and Everywhere – 7 p.m. KCTS-TV, Channel 9. This documentary shares poignant and often heartbreaking stories of families across the country who have a Gay child.
Inlaws and Outlaws – 8:30 p.m. KCTS-TV, Channel 9. An award-winning documentary about the meanings of love and marriage – to straight, Gay, single and married people.

THURSDAY – JUNE 12
Chasing the Devil: Inside the Ex-Gay Movement – 8 p.m. R Place, 619 E. Pine St. Part of Seattle’s True Independent Film Festival, this documentary presents an unflinching look at the personal journeys of four people who claim to have changed their sexual orientation from Gay to straight. Their stories mark the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed inside the ex-Gay movement and provide an empathetic and at times devastating portrait of those who claim homosexuality is an illness that can be healed. Co-presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

FRIDAY – JUNE 13
Uncorked! A Fabulously Gay Wine Tasting – 5:30 p.m. doors; tasting begins at 6 p.m. Capitol Hill Loft Studio of Steve Jensen and Vincent Lipe, 1410 10th Ave., between E. Pike & E. Union Sts. Learn more about and taste wines from around the world at this fun community event hosted by Gay City. Wines will be paired with food from Rosebud Restaurant & Bar. Tickets are $40 and the first 60 tickets sold will include a complimentary bottle of wine. Get your tickets at www.gaycity.org.
Captain Smartypants in Cirque du Slaque – 6 p.m. (lounge); 7 p.m. (show). Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Ave. Captain Smartypants gives the circus a run for its money in this irreverent new show. A unique taste of homo-comedy at its best. These nine funny guys take on bearded ladies, criminal magicians, bad candy, politics and more in songs, sketches and video that features at least one clown-related death. Tickets: $20. 206-388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org.
The Boys in the Band – 7:30 p.m. Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1st & University. $7 at the door (cash only). SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three outstanding films on June 13, 20 & 27 that explore the Gay image in mainstream cinema. Laughs and heartbreak flow freely when nine men gather for a birthday party in The Boys in the Band. Eight of the guys are Gay – the ninth says he’s not. Sponsored by Seattle Art Museum and Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Series tickets are available at 206-654-3121 or email boxoffice@seattleartmuseum.org.

SATURDAY – JUNE 14
10th Annual Bat n’ Rouge – Drag Queens vs. Dykes – A Gay Pride Kick-Off Event and Softball Fundraiser” – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cal Anderson Park, Bobby Morris Playfield, on E. Pine St. between Nagle Pl. & 11th Ave. – Enter park on foot on E. Howell St. for best vantage point and for bleachers to sit on. Food will be available and donations will be taken to benefit the Capitol Hill Alano Club. The first pitch of the game will be made by Washington State Representative and blond hunk, Jamie Pedersen.
Captain Smartypants in Cirque du Slaque – 6 p.m. (lounge); 7 p.m. (show). Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Ave. Captain Smartypants gives the circus a run for its money in this irreverent new show. A unique taste of homo-comedy at its best. These nine funny guys take on bearded ladies, criminal magicians, bad candy, politics and more in songs, sketches and video that features at least one clown-related death. Tickets: $20. 206-388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org.
Romp Naked > “Many Brothers, One Tribe – Summer Solstice / Naked Pride.” At Capitol Hill location. 7 p.m. doors and MainSpace open [creative undress and mingling]; 8 p.m. welcoming and opening circle; 8:30 p.m. Plush Zone opens [moving music and energy work]; closing, credits and cool down by midnight. You MUST be on the guest list to attend. Romp Naked is an alternative nude gathering in Seattle for men to honor male erotic energy through art, music and dance. Romp Naked is definitely a sexy party, but not a sex party. For complete information and to register/RSVP, visit www.db-designs.org/romp/

SUNDAY – JUNE 15
Seattle Men in Leather 14th Annual Fathers’ Day Chili Feed – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Cuff Complex Patio, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St. Hosted by Leather Daddy Mark and Daddy’s boy Ron, the chili feed celebrates 14 years of fundraising for the GLBTQ community. The menu will include all-you-can-eat chili (meat or vegetarian) with the trimmings for $5, hot dogs for $2, chilidogs and beef burgers for $3. All proceeds will go to support Rise ‘n Shine, SML’s benefit charity for 2008. SML invites everyone to come for some great food, friends, and fun on Father’s Day.

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 18
3rd Annual Out of the Closet Fashion Event – 7 p.m. W Seattle Hotel, 1112 4th Ave. Strut your stuff with W Seattle and Seattle Out and Proud during the “Out of the Closet” summer preview fashion show and Pride kick-off celebration to benefit DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). Sneak a peek at hot summer fashions from some of Seattle’s hottest boutiques and local designers while mingling over cool cocktails, tantalizing treats, and groovin’ to the sounds of some of Seattle’s best DJs. $20 suggested donation. www.diffaseattle.org.

THURSDAY – JUNE 19
Forbidden Love – The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives – 7:30 p.m. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. Using personal interviews, archival footage, illustrations and dramatizations, this documentary illustrates Queer culture during the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. A dinner, with vegetarian option, is available at 6:30 p.m. for a $7.50 donation. For more information, rides or childcare, call 206-722-6057 or 206-722-2453. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone welcome. Hosted by Radical Women.

FRIDAY – JUNE 20
Border Riders Motorcycle Club June 2008 Run to Lewis & Clark Territory – The Border Riders Motorcycle Club is going to Fort Stevens State Park, Warrenton, OR. The run lasts from Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22. Guests will pay $15 for one night of camping or $25 for two nights. All meal costs will be extra. In order to be good hosts and to make all necessary preparations, everyone must register for the run. Fill out the online registration form to register. The registration deadline is Sunday, June 15, at 5 p.m. http://borderriders.com
An Intimate Cocktail Reception with Sandra Bernhard – 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Tickets: $250. Call 206-363-9188 to reserve tickets. Presented by the GSBA and The Broadway Grill.
Gay Bingo at the Expo! 6 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.), Sixth Floor, Room AB. Dress as your favorite First Lady or President. Special guest callers: Don Welsh, Ari Gold, Liz Clark, Odalys Nanin, Sandra Bernhard. Tickets: $25. All proceeds benefit The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 206-696-7190 or www.seattlegayexpo.com
Victor/Victoria – 7:30 p.m. Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1st & University. $7 at the door (cash only). SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three outstanding films on June 13, 20 and 27 that explore the Gay image in mainstream cinema. In Victor/Victoria’s 1930s Paris, a Gay man teaches a young female singer to pass as a man, much to the confusion of her male suitor. Sponsored by Seattle Art Museum and Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Series tickets are available at 206-654-3121 or email boxoffice@seattleartmuseum.org.
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.

SATURDAY – JUNE 21
It’s About Life Expo – Opening Ceremonies 10 a.m.; Expo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.) Over 300 exhibitors, production samples and demonstrations, presentations and lectures, prize giveaways, and live entertainment, including Liz Clark, Ari Gold, Odalys Nanin. Tickets: $12. For complete information and schedule of events, visit www.seattlegayexpo.com.
Seattle Men’s Chorus in Comedy Tonight! – 7 p.m. Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, WA. Go deep into your funny bone for Comedy Tonight! From Shakespeare to Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan to Mel Brooks, Seattle Men’s Chorus pays tribute to great moments in comedy, past and present. Songs! Skits! Surprises! Tickets: 360-373-6743; www.admiraltheatre.org.
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.

SUNDAY – JUNE 22
Seattle Front Runners 2008 Run and Walk with Pride – 10 a.m. (Day-of-race registration starts at 8:30 a.m., or pre-register online no later than June 20 at 11:59 p.m.) Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S. “Run and Walk with Pride” offers something for everybody – a 10K run, a 4K run, and a 4K walk. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation or ability. Registration fee is $25 (by June 18), $30 (day of race); for students: $10 (by June 18), $15 (day of race). Medals or ribbons will be awarded within each age/gender category. Raffle prizes will be presented along with water and snacks. The beneficiaries of this year’s event are Lambert House and Gay City Health Project. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.
It’s About Life Expo – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, 800 Convention Place (8th Ave. & Pike St.) Over 300 exhibitors, production samples and demonstrations, presentations and lectures, prize giveaways, and live entertainment. Tickets: $12. For complete information and schedule of events, visit www.seattlegayexpo.com.
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 25
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom - 10:30 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Local favorites Lily Armani and Patty O’Furniture star in Charles Busch’s camp comedy. Tickets: $15-$30. www.twohourstraffic.org

THURSDAY ­– JUNE 26
Speed, Sex & Sanity Presents The Dating Game - 6 p.m. Kaladi Brothers, 511 E. Pike St. A new twist on the classic game show. For more info, email robert@gaycity.org. www.gaycity.org “Providing Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Populations” – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:45 p.m.) Gilda’s Club Seattle, 1400 Broadway. Lupita Patterson and Danielle Askini, MSW, from Verbena Health Center, will lead this discussion on strengthening cultural competency skills in care for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender patients/clients. Join us for an overview of health disparities, some unique needs of LGBT individuals in a medical setting and oncology, in particular, appropriate terminology, and how to create an environment that is welcoming to LGBT individuals and their partners. This will be a one-hour lecture with plenty of time for your questions. This event is FREE and open to the public; however, sign-up is required to attend: 206-709-1400.
Queer Flirt Night – 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Toys in Babeland, 707 E. Pike St. Kick off Pride weekend in Babeland style. Babeland Sex Educators reveal their hottest tips for flirting, anal sex, fellatio, cunnilingus and strap-ons. Dance to Babeland’s favorite DJs while you shop. Singles and couples of every gender and sexual orientation are invited to attend Babeland workshops and events (18+ only).
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom – 10:30 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Local favorites Lily Armani and Patty O’Furniture star in Charles Busch’s camp comedy. Tickets: $15-$30. www.twohourstraffic.org

FRIDAY – JUNE 27
PrideFeast 2008 – Feed Your Pride! – All day. Eat out at any participating PrideFeast restaurant and help raise money for LGBT health, wellness and pride. Proceeds to benefit Gay City Health Project, Seattle Counseling Service and the Pride Project. Visit www.pridefeast.org for a list of participating restaurants. Presented by Pride Project.
PrideFeast 2008 – Peer Recovery Network Dinner With Friends – 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. Meet, eat and support PrideFeast with the Peer Recovery Network. “We will congregate and disperse in two waves, meeting at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m; dining at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. We will choose four restaurants total and reserve tables for each time slot. For more information, e-mail Chris@gaycity.org
Gods and Monsters – 7:30 p.m. Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1st & University. $7 at the door (cash only). SAM salutes Gay Pride Month with three outstanding films on June 13, 20 & 27 that explore the Gay image in mainstream cinema. In Gods and Monsters, Ian McKellen portrays the aging James Whale, director of Frankenstein, whose eye for male beauty remains undimmed. Sponsored by Seattle Art Museum and Three Dollar Bill Cinema. Series tickets are available at 206-654-3121 or email boxoffice@seattleartmuseum.org.
Seattle Men’s Chorus in Comedy Tonight! – 8 p.m. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. Go deep into your funny bone for Comedy Tonight! From Shakespeare to Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan to Mel Brooks, Seattle Men’s Chorus pays tribute to great moments in comedy, past and present. Songs! Skits! Surprises! With special guest, Leslie Jordan (aka Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace). Tickets: 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom – 10:30 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Local favorites Lily Armani and Patty O’Furniture star in Charles Busch’s camp comedy. Tickets: $15-$30. www.twohourstraffic.org

SATURDAY – JUNE 28
20th Annual Pride Week Breakfast – 8 a.m. to noon. Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave., a block north of E. Pine St. on the east side of Cal Anderson Park. Breakfast is $7 for all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. There will also be a raffle with many prizes, donated by local merchants and generous individuals, including grand prizes of a three-night stay on the Oregon Coast and four-nights in San Francisco. Raffle tickets are $1.50 each or 5 for $5.00. Breakfast and raffle tickets may be bought at the door. www.dignityseattle.org.
Emerald City Softball Association All-Stars vs. The Seattle Police – A Charity Softball Game – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Evergreen High School Softball Field #2, 606 SW 116th St. $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit the Police Explores and Lambert House. www.seattlegaysoftball.org.
CruiseyT Official Seattle Pride Cruise – Boarding begins at 5 p.m.; cruise departs promptly at 5:30 p.m. Argosy Cruises, Pier 55, 1101 Alaskan Way. Enjoy a four-hour cruise around Elliott Bay and in Puget Sound with DJd music and dancing, drag divas, a light meal and drinks. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.cruiseyt.com. There will be a CruiseyT Meet & Greet Welcome Party on Friday, June 27, 7-9 p.m. at R Place, 619 E. Pine St., and a CruiseyT Seattle Pride Cruise Pre-Party on Saturday, June 28, 2-4 p.m. at Purr, 1518 11th Ave. Taxis will be available at 4 p.m. for those who require them.
Seattle Dyke March 2008 “Start It Up!”  – Rally from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; march steps off at 7 p.m. Seattle Central Community College South Plaza, at Broadway & E. Pine St. Line-up includes Lamar Van Dyke as emcee, with tons of great speakers and performers. www.epiphanic.com/dykemarch.html.
Soiree Gay - For Youth, Ages 14-22 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. (near E. Denny Way). 206-322-2515; www.lamberthouse.org.
Seattle Men’s Chorus in Comedy Tonight! – 8 p.m. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. Go deep into your funny bone for Comedy Tonight! From Shakespeare to Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan to Mel Brooks, Seattle Men’s Chorus pays tribute to great moments in comedy, past and present. Songs! Skits! Surprises! With special guest, Leslie Jordan (aka Beverley Leslie on Will & Grace). Tickets: 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.
Girl4Girl’s Infamous Pride Event – 9 p.m. Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave. S. Featuring DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa. Tickets: $15-$25. www.girl4girlseattle.com
Liberate: A Substance-Free Pride Party – 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. HaLo Studio, 500 E. Pike St. The Peer Recovery Network bring you a substance-free Pride party! DJ, dancing, and plenty of fun! For more information, e-mail Chris@gaycity.org.
SHAMELESS: The Big Men’s Party of Pride – 9 p.m. doors; 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Neumo’s, 925 E. Pike St. Have pride. Be shameless. With DJ  Escape (NYC). Enjoy aerial performers, lasers, go-go dancers, gift bags. Tickets: $22 before 6/24; $25 at the door. www.onedegreeevents.com
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom – 10:30 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Local favorites Lily Armani and Patty O’Furniture star in Charles Busch’s camp comedy. Tickets: $15-$30. www.twohourstraffic.org.
TRIBE – The Men’s Afterhours of Pride – 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St. With DJ Rob C (Vancouver). Tickets: $20 pre-sale (with priority entrance); $20 at door (must wait in line). www.onedegreeevents.com

SUNDAY – JUNE 29
Seattle Pride Parade – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Travels on 4th Ave. from Union St. to Denny Way about a block from Seattle Center. Seattle’s annual LGBT Pride Parade in downtown Seattle. Presented by Seattle Out and Proud. www.seattlepride.org
Seattle PrideFest ‘08 – 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion and International Fountain and nearby lawns. Presented by MOViN 92.5 and One Degree Events. www.onedegreeevents.com
Fluid – A Substance-Free Celebration at Seattle Center. The Peer Recovery Network invites you to a substance-free celebration at PrideFest. For more information, e-mail Chris@gaycity.org.
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpapertickets.com.
In the Life – Leading the Way – Midnight. KCTS-TV, Ch. 9. In the Life’s June Pride show, “Leading the Way,” celebrates people, places, and events that display the remarkable courage and diversity found in the ranks of the LGBT community – including being “out” in Nepal, in the world of Grand Opera, and on Broadway. This episode also features a conversation with Judy Shepard, reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the death of her son, Matthew.  

TUESDAY – JULY 1
True Colors - In Support of the True Colors Fund – 6:30 p.m. WaMu Theater, Qwest Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S. Full concert performances by Cyndi Lauper, The B-52s, Rosie O’Donnell, Joan Armatrading, Nona Hendryx and host Carson Kressley. www.truecolorstour.com

THURS THRU SUN
 JULY 3 THRU JULY 6
Zanna, Don’t! – 8 p.m. Balagan Theatre, 1117 E. Pike St. Contemporary Classics presents this “hip musical fairytale” about a world where it’s normal to be Gay, and taboo to be straight. Runs Thurs-Sun, June 20-July 6. Tickets: $20; www.brownpaperticket.com.

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