- Kelly O
Heading out to celebrate Pride week? Well we have a giant list of all the places you can party starting tonight!
Going all weekend:
The Second Annual Gay Pride Hill Climb
Make your way up Olive Way all weekend long by stopping at participating bars Tommy Gun, the Crescent, Bleu Bistro's Grotto, C.C. Attle's, the Elite, and the Social. Through Sunday. Tommy Gun, 1703 E Olive Way, 323-GUNN; the Crescent, 1413 E Olive Way, 659-4476; C.C. Attle's, 1701 E Olive Way, 726-0565; Bleu Bistro's Grotto, 1801 E Olive Way, 329-3087; the Elite, 1520 E Olive Way, 860-0999; the Social, 1725 E Olive Way, thesocialseattle.com.
Pride at Pony
The party lasts three days with performances by Ade, DJ Pavone, DJ Porq, Ms. Pony Drag competition, and a beer garden that goes all weekend long. See more information at facebook.com/ponyseattle. Pony, 1221 E Madison St, ponyseattle.com, no cover.
With DJs Mathematix, Amateur Youth, Joy, B'More Free, a wet T-shirt contest, Raine Supreme, and many more. $2 off with a June 22 Storm ticket stub. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, thewildrosebar.com, 6 pm–2 am.
Sixth Annual Gay Pride Hot Dog Blessing
This year's Hot Dog Blessing will be bestowed by Kris Hermanns, executive director of Pride Foundation. Party starts at 8 pm, with the blessing at 10 pm. Free hot dogs and drink specials all night! BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St, bottlenecklounge.com, 8 pm, no cover.
Absolut Underwear Party
With drink specials and "giveaways for boys in underwear." The Lobby, 916 E Pike St, thelobbyseattle.com, 9 pm, no cover.
Capitol Hill Pride 2012
With music, guest speakers, and over 100 food and information booths. There will be performances and appearances by Mark Mom Finley, DJ novaTRON, the Unibroz, and many more. Plus: a doggie drag costume contest! On Broadway, between Denny and Harrison St, capitolhillpridefestival.info, 11 am, free, all ages.
Red Men's Party
With DJ Phil B and DJ Brian Gorr. Twenty percent of ticket cost will be donated to Washington United for Marriage. VIP passes are available. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, 9 pm, $25 adv.
Red Women's Party
With DJ Tina T, Roy G. Biv, and Mr. Charming. Twenty percent of ticket cost will be donated to Washington United for Marriage. VIP passes are available. Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St, 625-4444, 10 pm, $20 adv.
With performances by Imperial Teen, Fly Moon Royalty, Hoot 'n' Howl, Noddy, the Redwood Plan, DJ Damaged Goods, DJ Riz, DJ El Toro, and many more. And! Games, beer pong, and happy hour from 2–4 pm. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike, thewildrosebar.com, 1 pm.
Seattle Pride Parade
The 38th annual Pride Parade will start at Fourth Ave and Union St at 11 am and travel north toward Denny Way. Festivities continue at the Seattle Center. This year's theme is The Many Faces of Pride. Fourth Ave and Union St, seattlepride.org, 11 am, free, all ages.
With live music, DJs, food, performances, and more. Speakers and performers include DJ Kid Amiga, DJ Skiddle, Vockah Redu & the Cru, the Fascination Movement, Comeback DJs, and many more. See the full schedule at seattlepridefest.org. Seattle Center, seattlepridefest.org, noon, free, all ages.
The 2012 KEXP Pride Party
With music from KEXP DJs (El Toro, Riz, Larry Rose, and Mel), a beer garden, and pig roasts (with all the fixings). Tilikum Place Park, Fifth Ave and Denny Way, 11 am, free to get in/$15 to eat, 21+.
Pride at the Cha Cha
With Glitterbang, Fabulous Downey Brothers, and Artstar Charlatan. All bar proceeds will be donated to Music for Marriage Equality, with donations also taken at the door. Plus: happy hour all night! Cha Cha Lounge, 1013 E Pike St, 9 pm, by donation.
And that's not all! See everything here.