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2007 SGN NW PRIDE calendar of events

Compiled by Rick McKinnon
SGN Staff

(updated June17, 2007)

thru JUNE 25
Gay Pride Posters on Parade.  Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, Seattle. View over 30 years of movement history reflected in the display of posters produced for Seattle's Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Transgender Pride Marches. See the 1975 weathered newsprint copy, two graphic representations of competing events in 1984 and the colorful promotional handbill for this year's Capitol Hill Queerfest. Each poster is accompanied by written commentary by local activist Chris Smith who volunteered on the Freedom Day Committee, the group that sponsored most of the events. 206-722-2453, smithtopher@juno.com.

thru JUNE 30
"Portraits of Pride IV" - LGBT Community Center QArts Gallery. Seattle LGBT Center, 1115 E Pike St. Show runs thru June 30. www.seattlelgbt.org.

thru JULY 3
"Queer Eyes 3" - An exhibition of photography by members of Image Collective at Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, Seattle. www.queereyesshow.com. (Pride Reception June 23, 7-10pm.)
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FRIDAY / JUNE 15
"Frolic" - A Gay Cabaret. 7:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Miss Indigo Blue, Wade Madsen, The Swedish Housewife, Waxie Moon, Launchettes, Karyn Schwartz, Lade Dee, and Century Dancers. Tickets: $25. www.centuryballroom.com

Holly Near in Concert with Comedy by Bob Smith & Karen Williams. 8pm. Kane Hall 130, University of Washington. A community celebration in conjunction with the NW Forum on LGBT Aging. Tickets: $75-first 4 rows, $45-reserved main floor, $35-balcony. 206-323-6540; info@verbenahealth.org. Proceeds benefit Verbena.
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FRI & SAT / JUNE 15 & 16
Northwest Forum on LGBT Aging 2007 - www.verbenahealth.org

PowerPants! 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 this action-packed brand-new show. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. www.flyinghouse.org.
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JUNE 15, 16 & 17
Billings' Montana Pride Celebration - www.prideinbillings.org
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JUNE 15 thru June 28
"Inlaws & Outlaws" FINAL CUT. Uptown Theatre, 511 Queen Anne Ave N. Acclaimed locally produced documentary deals with themes emanating from the debate on Gay marriage. Four screenings daily. 206-285-1022.
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SATURDAY / JUNE 16
"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.

Portland Dyke March - www.dykemarchportland.com

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus - Rise Up & SING! - Songs of Peace, Protest & Liberation. 7:30pm. Capital Playhouse, 612 4th Ave E., Olympia. $15 suggested donation. www.slgc.org; www.brownpapertickets.com.

Nun-derWear Dance & Wet Underwear Contest. 9pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. A benefit for Lifelong AIDS Alliance MPowerment Program hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
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SAT & SUN / JUNE 16 & 17
Olympia's Capital City Pride - www.capitalcity.net

Portland Pride 2007 - www.pridenw.org

Everett's Snohomish County Family Pride Festival 2007 - www.thecastlenightclub.com

Meet the Majestics. 7:30pm-midnight. The BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St. Hang with Seattle's professional women's football team, the Seattle Majestics. No cover, drink specials, raffle. 21+ only.
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JUNE 16 thru 24
Anchorage PrideFest - www.anchoragepride.com
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SUNDAY / JUNE 17
"Seattle Men in Leather's 13th Annual Father's Day Chili Feed. 4-8pm. The Cuff Complex Patio, 1533 13th Ave. Hosted by Leather Daddy Carl and Daddy's boy Kirk, the chili feeds celebrates 13 years of raising funds for the community. The menu will include all-you-can-eat chili (meat or vegetarian) with the trimmings for $5, hot dogs for $2, chili dogs and beef burgers for $3. All proceeds will go to support Lambert House, SML's benefit charity for 2007. SML invites everyone to come for some great food, friends and fun on Father's Day.

"Corked!" - A Fabulous Gay Wine Tasting. 5pm. Hotel Deca, NE 45th St & Brooklyn Ave NE in the Presidential Suite. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and sample new wines paired with delicious foods! Free parking. Tickets:  $40. www.gaycity.org.

Pride Week Pride Service. 5pm. University Congregational Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave NE. Ecumenical service in celebration of LGBT Pride Week.

Gay Seattle's "As Gay As It Gets." 7pm-door; 8pm-show. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Come join Mr Gay Seattle XXXI Dynasty and Miss Gay Seattle XXXXIII Regina King along with Miss Gay Everett Rodeo Drive as they kick off this year's Pride celebration. Hosted by Queen Debra LaFace with performances by present and past Gay Seattle title holders Sapphire Knight, Mark Debois, Aleksa Manila, Mark "Mom" Finley, Gia Cache, Nick D, Nina Maxwell, Efren, Toni James, Ebony LaFace, Chaka Kwan, Rosita and more…. $7 donation. A benefit for Seattle Out & Proud and the JC/Lady Graytop Scholarship Fund.

"Celebrate Pride" Benefit Show for Dunshee House. 7-11pm. Highway 99 Blues Club, 1515 Alaskan Way (across from the Aquarium). With Purty Mouth, "Seattle's Gayest Country Band", Ms. Mamie Lavona & Her White Boy Bnad, burlesque with Pidgeon Von Tramp, Lady Sparrow, and members of the Sockit Wenches. Host Rebecca M. David. DJ Soda Pop. $10 day of show. www.dunsheehouse.org; highwayninetynine.com. Advance reservations at 206-382-2171.
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TUESDAY / JUNE 19
"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.
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WEDNESDAY / JUNE 20
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.

"METH*ography." 6pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Gay City and Project NEON bring you a photojournalistic exhibit about the lives of Gay and Bi men affected by crystal meth. 206-860-6969; www.gaycity.org.

"Out of the Closet" - A Fashion Preview. 6:30pm. W Seattle, W Bar & First Floor Living Room, 1112 4th Ave. Kick-off Pride weekend at the W Seattle with a fashion preview from Seattle's hottest clothing boutiques and local designers benefitting DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). Enjoy cool cocktails and the sounds of the city's best DJ's. $15 suggested donation at the door. RSVP requested:  wseattle.rsvpevents@whotels.com.
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THURSDAY / JUNE 21
"Improve Your Sex IQ." 6pm. Toys in Babeland, 707 E Pike St. In five mini-workshops, you'll get a crash course in Fellatio, Cunnilingus, Strap-Ons, Anal 101 and G-spot/female ejaculation. Open to all genders and orientations. FREE. 206-328-2914.

"Coming Out & Staying In." 7pm. Hillel at University of Washington, 4745 17th Ave NE. Coming out in a Jewish family can risk separation from an important part of one's identity. Bashert, the LGBT initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, and Jewish Family Service are sponsoring this discussion about how our families and community can be more welcoming and inclusive when a child or family member comes out. Moderated by Rabbi Will Berkovitz. LGBT Jews, parents, family, friends and supporters are encouraged to attend. FREE. More info: Cheryl, 206-774-2231, CherylS@JewishInSeattle.org.

Miss Broadway Pageant. 7pm-door, 8pm-pageant. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Join host Mr Mark "Mom" Finley and guest judge David Dean Bottrell for this fabulous pageant.  FREE admission to contestants and spectators. Pageant winner will receive $1,000 cash and will represent the Broadway Grill in the Saturday, June 23rd Pride March on Capitol Hill.  Runners-up prizes will also be awarded. Pageant applications at Broadway Grill.

The Raucous, Radical Roots of Seattle Gay Pride. 7:30pm (with dinner at 6:30pm for $7.50 donation). New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Two veteran organizers, recount battles against rightwing bigots, as well as volatile internal debates in the Queer community, that shaped the colorful history of Pride celebrations in our city. They will also offer insights for resolving the schisms, controversies and financial scandals surrounding this year's Pride events. George Bakan is editor and publisher of Seattle Gay News and a founding member of the Freedom Day Committee which organized Seattle Pride from 1983 until the late 1990s. Su Docekal is a longtime Lesbian rights and AIDS activist who co-founded the Stonewall Committee for LGBT Rights in 1981. Sponsored by Radical Women.
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FRIDAY / JUNE 22
PrideFeast 2007 ("Eat Out, Help Out"). Participating Capitol Hill restaurants will donate 10% of gross sales to LGBT community non-profits. www.pridefeast.com

Pride Shabbat. 6:15pm. Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St. Pride Shabbat gathers the Jewish community to share joyous and meaningful prayer in a way that welcomes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Jews, and their friends and families. Among others participating in the service are Rabbi Beth Singer and soloist Wendy Marcus of Temple Beth Am and Cantor David Serkin-Poole of Temple B'nai Torah. This is the seventh such inter-congregational gathering, organized this year by Bashert, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and by Congregation Tikvah Chadashah. Numerous reform and conservative congregations as well as social and secular organizations are co-sponsors. More info, Wendy at the Jewish Federation, 206-443-5400, Bashert@JewishInSeattle.org.

"Available Men. 7pm. Seattle Museum of Mysteries, 623 Broadway E. Actor, screenwriter and film director, David Dean Bottrell, presents his short film "Available Men." $10 suggested donation.

"Frolic" - A Gay Cabaret. 7:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Tickets: $25. (See June 15 listing.)

"Shall We Dance" Show Your Pride - Dance Benefit for Bridges Healthcare. 7:30-8:45pm country dance lessons for all; 9pm-1am-general dance music by fantastic DJ's. Tacoma Mountaineers Club, 2302 N 30th St, Tacoma. $10 at the door; must be 21+ to attend. Proceeds to Bridges Healthcare, providing excellent health care for the LGBT community. www.bridgeshealth.com

"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 [Concerts on June 22 & 23.]

One Mighty Pride. A weekend of parties. www.onemightypride.com
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SATURDAY / JUNE 23
Dignity/Seattle Pride Week 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

Pride March on Capitol Hill. 11am at Broadway & E Pike St via Broadway to Volunteer Park (followed by QueerFest in Volunteer Park). www.queerfest.org

Bend Pride in Bend, OR - 12 noon-5pm. McKay Park. www.glbtbend.com

Girl4Girl Pride - Neumo's/10th Ave Block Party. 12 noon-2am. 925 E Pike St/10th Ave between E Pike & E Union St. www.girl4girlseattle.com.

Seattle QueerFest. 12 noon-10pm. Volunteer Park. www.queerfest.org

Seattle Pride Cruise Pre-Cruise T-Dance. 3-6pm. Purr Cocktail Lounge, 1518 11th Ave.

Seattle Dyke March. 5pm-Rally; 7pm-March followed by dance at SCCC plaza until 10pm. Seattle Central Community College Plaza, Broadway & E Pine St.

David Dean Bottrell at Rosebud Restaurant. 7pm. 719 E Pike St. Meet special guest actor, screenwriter and film director, David Dean Bottrell.

"Queer Eyes 3" Pride Reception. 7-10pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave. Community reception for Image Collective photographers who have organized and are participating in this group show. Show runs June 10-July 3. www.queereyesshow.com

Seattle Pride Cruise. 7pm-boarding; 7:30-11:30pm-cruise. Pier 55 Argosy 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.

Pride Party for LGBTQ Youth. 8pm-12 midnight. Neighbours Underground, 1509 Broadway. Free food and drinks! First 200 people get in FREE! For youth, ages 22 & under. Sponsored by MPowerment and Lambert House. Questions? 206-957-1725, 206-322-2515.

"Scared Faithless" - Seattle Men's Chorus in Concert. 8pm. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. www.flyinghouse.org [See description under June 22.]

One Mighty Pride. A weekend of parties. www.onemightypride.com

"Hairspray" - Three Dollar Bill Cinema Free Outdoor Movie in Volunteer Park. Starts at dusk (around 9:30pm). www.seattlequeerfilm.com
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SUNDAY / JUNE 24
Seattle Pride Parade. 11am at 4th Ave & Union St, continuing north on 4th Ave to Denny Way. www.seattlepride.org

Seattle PrideFest. 11am-7pm at Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion and lawn, with main programming from 2-6pm immediately following Seattle Pride Parade. www.onemightypride.org

Bend-It Festival. 12 noon-doors; 1-7pm-program. The Vera Project, Snoqualmie Room, Seattle Center, Warren Ave N & Republican St. The all-ages festival consists of bands, drag, spoken word, fashion, homemade merchandise, visual art, workshops, art room, raffles, safe space rooms with caucusing (specifically for trans folks and people of color), free food, tabling by community resource organizations, etc. All these events are led by Queer young people, with the support of post-youth ally volunteers. With Tender Forever, Your Heart Breaks, Chris Riffle, Lucy Bland. Workshops include:  Punk Rock Silk Screening, Poetry, Breakdancing, Zine Archive and Publishing Project, Vegan Cooking, Stitch and Bitch. Wheelchair accessible; ASL interpreters upon request. FREE - donations welcome. www.myspace.com/bend_it

One Mighty Pride. A weekend of parties. www.onemightypride.com

"Hedwig & the Angry Inch." 7pm-doors. Neumo's, 925 E Pike St. $16. A benefit for Freedom to Marry.
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TUESDAY / JUNE 26
"Laugh Out Loud" - A Night of Comedy to Benefit Safe Schools Coalition. 7:30pm-door; 8:30-10pm. Comedy Underground, 222 S Main St. An all-ages event. Tickets: $12; $6-youth. www.safeschoolscoaliton.org
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THURSDAY / JUNE 28
Peace Corps Information Session in Honor of Gay Pride. 12 noon-1pm. The Peace Corps, 1601 Fifth Ave, Ste 605 (5th & Olive). This event is free, but RSVP is requested as space is limited. 800-424-8580; seattle@peacecorps.gov
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FRIDAY / JUNE 29
"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
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FRI & SAT / JUNE 29 & 30
North Olympic Peninsula Pride in Port Townsend - www.peninsulapride.org
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SAT & SUN / JULY 7 & 8
Victoria, BC Pride - www.victoriapridesociety.org
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SATURDAY / JULY 14
Tacoma's Out in the Park - www.outintacoma.org

Vancouver, WA Saturday in the Park - www.sitppride.org
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SUNDAY / JULY 15
Bellingham Pride. 12 noon-5pm. Farmers Market, Railroad Ave & E Maple, Bellingham. www.theslowlane.com
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JULY 19 thru 22
Seattle Black Pride - www.seattleblackpride.org
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SATURDAY / JULY 21
Bremerton's OUTKitsap Pride - www.outkitsap.org
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SATURDAY / AUGUST 4
Capitol Pride in Salem - www.capitolpride.org

Vancouver, BC Dyke March - www.vancouverdykemarch.com
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SUNDAY / AUGUST 5
Vancouver, BC Pride - www.vancouverpride.ca
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SATURDAY / AUGUST 11
Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival - www.eugenepride.org
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