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Pride 2006 Events Calendar

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Gay Bathhouse

100,000 BC-1968

Gay Bars

Young

What I know About...

The Delicate Art of Not Giving a Fuck

Having My Cake and Eating It Too

Envy

Amend It to End It

Lesbian Bathhouse

1969

Public Sex

In a 'Star Trek' Outfit

Learning the Ropes

Anger

The Fag-Hag Emancipation Act of 2006

2008

You Go, Gays

1970

Diva Worship

On a Deadline

Marry Me a Little

THURSDAY 6/22

DANCIN' QUEEN

It's a tribute to Europe's greatest pop sensation, ABBA! Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E, 328-7000, 9 and 11 pm.

DEFLOWER

The Wildrose hosts two burlesque shows starring Lydia McLane, Amazing Grace, Miss Indigo Blue, Your Gay Lover, Miz Ginger Snapz, the Von Foxies, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, and members of the Queen Bees. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 8:30 pm, cover.

PRIDE WEEK 2006 AT NEIGHBOURS

DJs Trent Von and Billy the Kid spin '80s in the nightclub, while DJs Mojo, Fnominon, and Texas Dave spin hard house and breaks in the Underground. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, 9 pm.

BROKEBACK

Purr's cowboy party features music by DJ Gelliphish. Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112, 8 pm.

THE WORKS OF KEVIN BRANNAMAN

Living Room, the erotic photographs of Kevin Brannaman, shows through the month of June at the Galactic Boutique. Galactic Boutique, 1213 Pine St, 749-9167.

PORTRAITS OF PRIDE 2006

The Portraits of Pride exhibition features portraits of LGBT family, friends, and supporters. It shows through the month of June. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St, 323-5428.

FRIDAY 6/23

TIPOFF TO PRIDE

Seattle Storm's annual "Tipoff to Pride" game features a pregame reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres, raffle prizes, and postgame live music from the Erika Wright Band. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St, 323-3318, reception starts at 5 pm, game starts at 7 pm, $26.

OUR MIGHTY MEN

Seattle Men's Chorus performs American folk songs including selections from the film A Mighty Wind and a tribute to Jack and Ennis. McCaw Hall, 305 Harrison St, 8 pm, $15–$57.

PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY

Featuring music by DJ Tracy Young. Alcohol will be served until 11:30 pm, and guests with ticket stubs from the Seattle Storm game or the Seattle Men's Chorus concert at McCaw Hall will be admitted for free. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, 684-7200, 5 pm, $10, 21+.

FATIGUE FRIDAY

Wear your fatigues and dance to DJs Billy the Kid and Kyler. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, 9 pm.

MALIBU BEACH PARTY

It's a beach party with DJ Freddy King of Pants! Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112, 9 pm.

FRISK

It's Go-Go Boy Night with DJ Mr. Smith. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, 621-7591, 9 pm.

NOCHE FANTASIA

Gia Manila hosts the night featuring DJ Polo and the Viva la Divas drag show. A raffle will raise money for Lambert House. Galerias, 611 Broadway E, 330-5539, 10:45 pm, $8.

WILDROSE WET T-SHIRT CONTEST

The beer garden opens at 6 pm with DJs Shezahipchick and Amateur Youth. See the wet T-shirt contest inside, or watch it on the big screen from the beer garden. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 6 pm.

COMEBACK'S "GAY SHAME" PARTY

With a special DJ set by Ursula Android and DJs Colby B, FITS, MC Chompers, Fankick, and special guests. Happy-hour drink specials start at 7 pm, Comeback starts at 9. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, free.

PRIDE 2006 AT CUFF

Kickoff Pride weekend with DJ Stacey Cook. Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, 9 pm.

SATURDAY 6/24

SEATTLE PRIDE FESTIVAL

This year's Pride events are spread throughout Seattle Center. The International Fountain hosts the DJ stage from 11 am to 6 pm and live music plays at the Mural Amphitheater and Fisher Pavilion all day long. Performers include Jody Watley, Suzanne Palmer, Reina, Kim Kuzma, Purty Mouth, H is for Hellgate, Sister Hyde, and many more. Other highlights are listed below, and a complete schedule can be found at www.seattlepride.org. Free.

UNDERWEAR PARTY PLAYHOUSE

Celebrate Pride Week in your skivvies with DJ FunkyBear! A clothes check will be provided. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, 621-7591, 9 pm.

ONE

Overload Productions presents the Big Saturday Night Pride Party with DJs Brian Gorr and Kyler, lasers, massage, go-go dancers, and more. Neumo's, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467, 10 pm, $17.50 adv/$20 DOS.

RED LIGHT, THE PRIDE AFTERHOUSE

DJ Rob Hall spins into the morning hours with drinks starting at 6 am. Chapel, 1600 Melrose Ave, 447-4180, 2 am, $12.50 adv/$15 DOS.

SUGAR'S PRIDE SATURDAY

The benefit for Lifelong AIDS Alliance stars DJ Rob C. Sugar, 916 E Pike St, www.sugarseattle.com, 10 pm.

PRIDE AT WILDROSE

Alabaster, Ms. Led, Go Like Hell, LD & the Pretty Pretties, Daylight Basement, and Free Verse play in the beer garden starting at 1 pm, and DJ Blu spins inside from 10 pm–2 am. Partial proceeds benefit Home Alive in memory of Mia Zapata. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 1 pm, cover.

PRIDE 2006 AT CUFF

Pride weekend continues with DJ Kimberly S. Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, 9 pm.

RAINBOW WOMEN'S HEALTH FAIR 2006

No insurance? No problem, says Verbena. All LBTQI women are welcome. The event is free, but advance registration is available by calling 323-6540 or visiting www.verbenahealth.org. All Pilgrims Christian Church, 509 Tenth Ave E, 323-6540, 11 am, free.

COLORS OF PRIDE CELEBRATION

The Broadway Grill is your pride brunch headquarters with drink specials all day long. The Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E, 328-7000, 8 am.

COUNTRY PRIDE 2006

Seattle's country/Western clubs have teamed together to host a themed dance featuring Puddletown Dancers, CW Dancers, and PNWGRA (gay rodeo). There will also be dance lessons and demos from the Rain City Rhythm Riders. Center House Stage, Seattle Center, 5 pm, free.

SEATTLE PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL

For a complete schedule visit www.seattlepride.org. Center House, Third Floor, Room A, Seattle Center, 11 am.

BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER

This year's outdoor movie is But I'm a Cheerleader starring Natasha Lyonne, Cathy Moriarty, and RuPaul. Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center, 10 pm, free.

SHOW AND SHINE

See and meet the Dykes on Bikes. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 3 pm, free.

RAISE YOUR VOICE MARCH AND RALLY

The Dyke Rally starts at 5 pm at Seattle Central Community College. The march, led by the Dykes on Bikes, will start at Broadway and Pine St at 6 pm and end at Volunteer Park. ASL interpretation and motorized transportation available for the disabled. Free.

QUEERFEST ON THE HILL

The 2006 Queerfest will feature music, spoken word, and film screenings. See lineup at www.seattlelgbt.org. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, noon, free.

OUT OF THE CLOSET FASHION SHOW

Featuring fashions from Sway & Cake and Ian, accessories by Cintli, and music by DJ Colby B, plus cocktails and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Hotel Monaco, 1101 Fourth Ave, 621-1770, 6 pm, $15 suggested donation.

SEATTLE PRIDE PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat breakfast benefit Multifaith Works, Verbena, and Dignity/Seattle. Central Lutheran Church Social Hall, 1710 11th Ave, 8 am–noon, $5.

23rd ANNUAL RUN AND WALK WITH PRIDE

The 10-kilometer run and 4-kilometer run/walk raises money for Center for LGBT Health and is sponsored by Seattle Frontrunners. Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, www.active.com, check-in starts at 7:30 am, race begins at 9 am, $25 by June 22, $30 day of race.

WHITE PARTY

Featuring DJ Randy Schlager in the nightclub and DJs Brune, Bradlee, Nobel, and Mike Stevens in the Underground. Also a CD release party for Out Anthems, with free CD giveaways all night long. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, 9 pm.

PURPLE RAIN

Featuring DJ Freddy King of Pants and drink specials on Absolute Raspberri. Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112.

DE-TENSION

This dance party at CHAC Lower Level is open to anyone who wants to celebrate pride and features DJ Curtis of Members Only and Low Life fame. Entrance is free to those who attend the June 24th performance of Capitol Hill High, Episode Two (see Theater Listings). CHAC Lower Level, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0569, midnight, $5.

GIRL4GIRL

DJ Spinderella from Salt-N-Pepa, spins with DJ Ricki Leigh during Girl4Girl's biggest party of the year that is also celebrating the release of the new India Arie CD. There will be a rainbow laser-light show, rainbow singles bracelets, go-go dancers, and door prizes from Babeland. Premier, 1700 First Ave S, www.girl4girlseattle.com, 7 pm, $15.

SUNDAY 6/25

SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE

This year's parade starts at 11 am at Westlake Park (corner of Union St and Fourth Ave) and marches to Seattle Center. For the first time ever, the 2006 Pride Parade will also be broadcast on TV (KSTW-11, 6–8 pm). Free.

SEATTLE PRIDE FESTIVAL

After the Pride Parade, the Pride Festival continues at the Seattle Center. A complete schedule can be found at www.seattlepride.org. 11 am, free.

SEATTLE PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL

For a complete schedule visit www.seattlepride.org. Center House, Third Floor, Room A, Seattle Center, 1 pm.

PRIDE DAY STREET PARTY

With music from Amber, Linda Clifford, Thea Austin, and Inaya Day. Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, noon, $10.

QUEERS ON STEERS

Ride the bull at Cowgirls Inc. and enter to win a Mini Cooper or $10,000 cash! DJ Shezahipchick spins all night, and the first 100 people through the door get a free Silver Bullet vibrator from Babeland. All raffle and bull-riding proceeds directly benefit Seattle's LGBT Community Center. Cowgirls Inc, 421 First Ave S, 340-0777, 7 pm, $10/$20.

LEATHER PRIDE DAY

DJs Jerry Blank and Up Above spin all day long, with $1 drafts for guests dressed in leather. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, 621-7591, noon.

THE PRIDE CLOSING PARTY

Featuring DJs Rob Hall, Brian Gorr, and Kyler. Sugar, 916 E Pike St, www.sugarseattle.com, 8 pm, $10.

PRIDE AT WILDROSE

The beer garden opens at noon with DJs Miss A, Julie Herrera, Colby B, Amateur Youth, LadyJane DJ, the G-Force, and LuYing. The party is free, but donations can be made to benefit LGBT Center and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 10 am, cover.

JACKIE HELL'S PRIDE CELEBRATION DAY

Jackie Hell hosts an afternoon with music from Ramones tribute band 1234, Dead Vampires, and Sick Bees. DJ Baby J will spin between bands. The Funhouse opens at noon, music starts at 4 pm. There will also be karaoke at 9 pm with no cover. Funhouse, 206, Fifth Ave N, 374-8400, noon, $5.

FOOLS GOLD GAY PRIDE CLOSING PARTY

Starring DJs Mathmatix, Scientific American, Naha, MCs Queen Lucky, Avery Phantom, Leather Tuscadero, and a world premiere performance by Biggie Tights (Kelly O & Nrdlnger)! Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm, $6 adv/$8 DOS.

COLORS OF PRIDE CELEBRATION

The Broadway Grill is your Pride brunch headquarters with drink specials all day long. The Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E, 328-7000, 8 am.

CELEBRATE PRIDE AT THE CRESCENT LOUNGE

Julia D'Poon hosts karaoke 3–8 pm, and then from 8:30–2 pm DJs Limpwrist and Taller Than Tom Cruise bring you Stereotype with drink specials all night long. Crescent Lounge, 1413 E Olive Way, 720-8188, 3 pm, free

WORLD'S TINIEST TEA DANCE

The Second Annual World's Tiniest Tea Dance features DJs El Toro, Freddy King of Pants, and Valpak.Bus Stop, 508 E Pine St, 709-2369, 2 pm, free.

PRIDE NIGHT AT NEIGHBOURS

Featuring DJs Nobel and Bradlee. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, 9 pm.

PRIDE DAY PARTY

Purr opens at noon with a full menu (including fresh baked goods), Absolut Peppar Bloody Marys, and music from DJ Geliphish (3 pm). Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112.

GO*DUMB

Featuring DJ Sabzi (from Blue Scholars and Common Market), Marc Sense, and special guests playing mashups of disco, funk, and hiphop. Mirabeau Room, 529 Queen Anne Ave N, 217-2800, 9 pm, free.

R PLACE PRIDE 2006

R Place's party is a fundraiser for the R Place Brewers with hot dogs, burgers, draft and drink specials, and prizes and giveaways all day long. R Place, 619 E Pine St, 322-8828, 4 pm, free.