FRIDAY, JULY 12
Bellingham Pride Dance & Party – Annual event kicks off with a B-Proud Dance at Depot Market Square, 9 p.m.-midnight, $3 admission benefiting local charities. All ages welcome. Also, Rumors Cabaret (1119 Railroad Ave.) features a Betty Pages 8th Anniversary Party, no cover before 10 p.m., free food (21+). Info at www.bhampride.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.
Bellingham Pride Picnic, Drag Show, and Party – Pride Family Picnic starts at noon in Maritime Heritage Park, free (donations accepted). The annual ISCEE Pride Drag Show at Rumors Cabaret (1119 Railroad Ave.) starts at 7 p.m., followed by Pride Celebration party, $5 cover (21+).
SUNDAY, JULY 14
Bellingham Pride Parade and Festival – City’s annual Pride Parade starts at noon at Bellingham High School, proceeds along Cornwall Avenue, ends at Depot Market Square. Pride Festival runs until 4 p.m. at Bellingham Farmers Market (suggested donation $2).
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Kitsap Pride – “Pride 365” is this year’s theme for annual celebration at Evergreen Park in downtown Bremerton, noon to 5 p.m. Info at http://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.
Portraits of Pride 2013 – Gay City’s annual visual arts installation, featuring self-portraits by local LGBT artists in a variety of media. Gay City is at 517 E. Pike St. Info at www.gaycity.org/pride.
Bearing Witness From Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey – The 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.