PACIFIC NORTHWEST LGBT PRIDE EVENTS CALENDAR
Compiled by Rick McKinnon
GLSEN Washington/GSA Network 3rd Annual Banquet, Silent Auction & Awards Night. 5pm-reception, 6pm-dinner, 7pm-entertainment & awards. Lakeside School, 14050 1st Ave NE. Join the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Educators Network as they roll out the red carpet for courageous young adults and their allies who are working to stop bullying, harassment and homophobia in Washington's schools. Tickets: $20-students, teachers & low-income; $35-other guests; table discounts available. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com; 1-800-838-3006; www.glsenwa.org.
June 1-2, 8-9, 15-16
PowerPants! 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St at Boren Ave. You already know that Captain Smartypants is super funny and super musical. But did you know they are also superheroes? Yes, Captain Smartypants saves the world in their action-packed brand-new show. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. www.flyinghouse.org.
Diverse Harmony in Concert. 2pm & 8pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Features special guest star: Alexandra Billings. Diverse Harmony is the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance youth chorus. Tickets: $20, students & seniors $10. www.ticketwindowonline.com, www.diverseharmony.org
4th Annual Fruit Bowl Awards. 6-10pm. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. Featuring Rainbow City Band, Bicycle Choir, Fuchsia Fox and more. With special guest: Reichen Lehmkuhl. Live auction. Tickets: 206-323-5428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Portraits of Pride IV" - LGBT Community Center QArts Artist's Reception. 7-10pm. Seattle LGBT Center, 1115 E Pike St. www.seattlelgbt.org
A Night at the Cabaret. 7-10pm. All Pilgrim's Church, 500 Broadway E. A Seattle community talent show to benefit Q-Squared men's community programs. Features MC Miss Bebe Doll & special guests Miss Rusty Waters & Ethel. $10 suggested donation. www.qsquared.org
University of Washington's 5th Annual Lavendar Graduation. 6pm. HUB Lawn at UW, outside the HUB in central campus (indoors at HUB 200ABC if it rains). Hosted by UW's Q Center. www.qcenter.washington.edu.
Olympia's Stonewall Youth Drag Cabaret in Seattle. 8pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. Tickets: $5-youth; $15-adults. No one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds go to Stonewall Youth.
Boise Pride - www.yffn.org
Spokane Pride Parade & Rainbow Festival - www.outspokane.com
Yakima Pride Festival - www.myspace.com/yakimapridefest2007
Rainbow Women's Health Fair. 10am-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Over 20 FREE screenings available. www.verbenahealth.org
"Frolic" - A Gay Cabaret. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Miss Indigo Blue, Wade Madsen, The Swedish Housewife, Waxie Moon, Launchettes, Karyn Schwartz, Lade Dee, and Century Dancers. www.centuryballroom.com
Northwest Forum on LGBT Aging 2007 - www.verbenahealth.org
Billings' Montana Pride Celebration - www.prideinbillings.org
Portland Dyke March - www.dykemarchportland.com
Bat-N-Rouge - Annual Drag Queens vs. The Dykes Softball Extravaganza. 1-4pm. Cal Anderson Park/Bobby Morris Playfield, 11th Ave & E Pine St. Proceeds benefit the Capitol Hill Alano Club, Seattle's non-profit home of 12-step groups serving the LGBT community. $5 suggested donation.
Olympia's Capital City Pride - www.capitalcitypride.net
Portland Pride 2007 - www.pridenw.org
Everett's Snohomish County Family Pride Festival 2007 - www.thecastlenightclub.com
Anchorage PrideFest - www.anchoragepride.com
Pride Week Pride Service. 5pm. University Congregational Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave NE. Ecumenical service in celebration of LGBT Pride Week.
"Seattle Spit" Pride Show. 8:30pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. Special pride edition of monthly Queer/Trans poetry night. Everyone is welcome and during open mic can sign up to read a poem or talk about an issue on their mind or promote their event. This year will include games and prizes.
Seattle Storm Kickoff to Pride. Key Arena, Seattle Center. Purchase your tickets through Verbena for $20 ($6 off regular ticket price) and enjoy exclusive early entrance with a Pride Pass from 5pm-7pm and your discounted tickets to the game from 7pm-approximately 9pm. 206-323-6540 ext 1 or Mo@VerbenaHealth.org.
"Frolic" - A Gay Cabaret. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. (See June 15 listing.)
"Available Men." Seattle Museum of Mysteries, 623 Broadway E. With special guest actor, screenwriter and film director, David Dean Bottrell. $10 suggested donation.
"Scared Faithless" - Seattle Men's Chorus in Concert. 8pm. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. Many Gay men and women have felt specifically unwelcome in church, temple or mosque. Yet scores of others have found their community of faith to be a place of comfort and healing. Is it possible to be Gay and have a profound sense of faith? With beautiful choral music and candid stories from the ranks of our members, we will explore this rich realm as only Seattle Men's Chorus can. Featuring Captain Smartypants. www.flyinghouse.org
One Mighty Pride. A weekend of parties. www.onedegreeevents.com
Dignity/Seattle Pride Pancake Breakfast. 8am-12 noon. Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs & more. Raffle prizes. $5. Proceeds benefit Verbena Health, Multifaith Works and Dignity/Seattle.
Seattle Frontrunner's 24th Annual Run & Walk With Pride. 7:30am-registration; 9am-starts. Seward Park. www.seattlefrontrunners.org
David Dean Bottrell at Rosebud Restaurant. 11am. 719 E Pike St. Meet special guest actor, screenwriter and film director, David Dean Bottrell.
Seattle's Raise Your Voice March - www.seattlelgbt.org
Seattle QueerFest - www.seattlelgbt.org
Seattle's Official Pride Cruise Pre-Cruise T-Dance. 3-6pm. Purr Cocktail Lounge, 1518 11th Ave.
Seattle Dyke March. 5pm. Seattle Central Community College Plaza, Broadway & E Pine St.
Office Seattle Pride Cruise. 7pm-boarding; 7:30-11:30pm-cruise. Pier 55 Agrosy Cruises, 1101 Alaskan Way on the Seattle downtown waterfront. Tickets: $55 available at Purr Cocktail Lounge and www.cruiseyt.com. Partial proceeds benefit Seattle Out & Proud.
"Hairspray" - Three Dollar Bill Cinema Free Outdoor Movie in Volunteer Park. Starts at dusk. www.seattlequeerfilm.com
5th Annual Bend-It Extravaganza - www.myspace.com/bend_it
"Hedwig & the Angry Inch." Re-bar, 1114 Howell St (at Boren Ave). 206-233-9873
Seattle Pride Parade - www.seattlepride.org
Seattle Pride Fest - www.onedegreeevents.org
Womyn at Sea Cast Off Party: A Northwest Network Benefit. 8pm-12am. Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine St. Tickets: $45. www.womynfestatsea.com/activities/castoff/castoff.htm
Port Townsend's Peninsula Pride - www.peninsulapride.org
Victoria, BC Pride - www.victoriapridesociety.org
Tacoma's Out in the Park - www.outintacoma.org
Bellingham Pride - www.theslowlane.com
Bremerton's OUTKitsap Pride - www.outkitsap.org
Vancouver, BC Dyke March - www.vancouverdykemarch.com
Vancouver, BC Pride - www.vancouverpride.ca