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posted Friday, June 7, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 23
Seattle Pride Events CalendarCal
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FRIDAY, JUNE 7
            Femmetasia: A Cabaret of Femme Art – Pigeon Coop Productions presents a night of Queer femme cabaret at Re-Bar (1114 Howell St.) at 8 p.m. (doors at 7). Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/374987.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
            Queering the History Museum – Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (at its new location in Lake Union Park) presents its second annual community event exploring the representation of LGBTQ people in museums. Presenters include SGN’s Shaun Knittel, filmmaker Dru Dinero, Pride Foundation’s Gunner Scott, and many more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., regular museum admission required. Information at www.mohai.org.
            Spokane Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival – Info at www.outspokane.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
            South Park Gay Pride Picnic – South Park Pride and Entre Hermanos present a free family-friendly event from 1 to 4 p.m. at Duwamish Waterway Park (7900 10th Ave. S. at S. Elmgrove St.). Food, music, and fun for all ages. For information contact Randy at gaypridesouthpark@hotmail.com.
            Pride Idol Grand Finale Round – Community karaoke contest at Neighbours (1509 Broadway) hosted by Robbie Turner. Winners from previous weeks compete to become Seattle Out & Proud’s 2013 Pride Idol and perform on the SO&P float in the Pride Parade. Doors at 6 p.m., competition starts at 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11
            Lavender Graduation: May the Fierce Be With You! – University of Washington Q Center hosts LGBTQ-friendly ceremony for all students eligible to graduate during the 2012-13 academic year (including fall 2013). All welcome. UW Tower (4333 Brooklyn Ave. N.E.), mezzanine-level cafeteria, 6-8 p.m. (ceremony participants are asked to arrive by 5:15). For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/qcenter/wordpress/.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
            POZ Seattle with Pride BBQ – A social gathering of POZ and POZ-friendly people at Cuff Complex (1533 13th Ave.), 6-8 p.m. DJ PBear spins and go-go boy Logan Howlette performs. Features raffle prizes for Pride weekend. Co-sponsored by Cuff Complex, Purr, Doghouse Leather, and Dunshee Medical. Info at www.pozseattle.org.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13
            Portraits of PrideOpening reception for Gay City’s annual Pride art exhibit, Kaladi Brothers Coffee (517 E. Pike St.), 6 p.m. Info at www.gaycity.org/pride.

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.
            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.

SUNDAY, 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

            Rainbow City Band – Concert, “Summer Strings With RCO,” 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.
            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.
            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.)

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.
            Hairspray In Concert (See June 20.)

TUESDAY, JUNE 25
            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.)

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.
            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.
            Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (See June 27.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
            Dignity Seattle Pride Pancake Breakfast – Start your Pride weekend off right 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.).
            Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (See June 27.)

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.
            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.)

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 this very public figure 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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