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THURSDAY 6/23

VOX OUT! PARTY

Features music and video from VJ Mark. Manray, 514 E Pine, 568-0750, 9 pm, free.

WHY PRIDE?

Why Pride? is an event to "remember our past to build our future." Featuring Gary Atkins (author of Gay Seattle), Marsha Botzer (founder of Ingersoll Gender Center), and performances by Sylvia O'Stayformore and Tamara the Trapeze Lady. Velocity Dance Center, 915 E Pine St, 323-LGBT, 6:30 pm, free.

QUEEN BEES BURLESQUE

Kick off Pride Weekend with a performance by Queen Bees Burlesque at Wildrose. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 8:30 pm, free, 21+.

FRIDAY 6/24

ARIA PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY

Knottyboy and Craig present this party featuring music by DJ Kimberly S (from Los Angeles), which is a benefit for Rise and Shine Pediatric AIDS foundations. Neumo's, 925 E Pike, 633-6253, 9:30 pm, $12 DOS, $35 VIP.

OUTDANCING!

The fourth Friday of every month is Gay Night at the Century Ballroom. Celebrate Pride Week with a night of swing and salsa dancing geared towards lesbian and gay couples. The Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, 324-7263, 9:30 pm, $7.

COMEBACK GAY SHAME PARTY

DJs Fucking in the Streets, Porq, Colby B, and MC Chompers are joined by special guests Jackie Hell and Fankick! for this Pride Week installment of Comeback. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm, $5.

SIMPLY FLAWLESS PRIDE

Timberline kicks off Pride Week with a performance by Colton Ford and music by DJ Producer Jamie J Sanchez. Timberline Spirits, 1828 Yale Ave, 883-0242, 8:30 pm, $1, all ages.

PRIDE WEEKEND AT THE CUFF

Featuring resident DJ Stacey. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, $3 before 11 pm, $4 after.

ABSOLUT APEACH LAUNCH PARTY

Music and videos from VJ G. Buy a cocktail, get a wristband for free entry to the Timberline. Manray, 514 E Pine, 568-0750, 9 pm, free.

PRIDE AT RE-BAR

KEXP's DJ Riz spins deep house and funk. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 10 pm, $3.

NOCHE FANTASIA

This Lambert house fundraiser combines the gay Asian and Latino communities, featuring drag performances by Aleksa Manila and Monica and music by DJ Polo. There will also be "naked nachos," with "beefcake males." Galerias, 611 Broadway E, 251-5077, 10:30 pm, $7 adv/$10 DOS.

HOT & WET

Wildrose's Pride beer garden hosts the 7th annual Hot & Wet wet T-shirt contest. DJs Shezahipchick and Amateur Youth spin. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 7 pm, $18, 21+.

DYKE DAY OF REMEMBERANCE

Honor the women who have gone before us with a procession from Edge of the Circle Books to the LGBT Community Center. Everyone is welcome to bring materials for shrines or other traditions. Edge of the Circle Books, 701 E Pike St, dykemarchseattle@yahoo.com, 8 pm, free.

THE BEND-IT EXTRAVAGANZA

The "Bands & Drag" show features a performance from the Gossip and other guests. The Russian Community Center, 19th Ave and Roy St, www.bend-it.org, 7 pm, $5 donation, all ages.

SATURDAY 6/25

SEATTLE PRIDE 2005: PRIDE EXPLOSION

Saturday's Pride event features speakers and artists including Hans York, Angela Jossy, Rishloo, Henkensiefken, Purple Passion, Namoli Brennet, the Sue Quigley Band, and many more. Complete schedule at www.seattlepride.org. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, 322-9561, 11 am, free.

SEATTLE'S DYKE MARCH AND QUEER WOMEN'S RALLY

The rally starts at 5:30 pm at Seattle Central Community College. The march, which will proceed to Westlake Park, starts at 7 pm. Seattle Central Community College, Pine St and Broadway, dykemarchseattle@yahoo.com, 5:30 pm, free.

PRIDEBALL 2005

Knottyboy and Overload present Prideball 2005, featuring music by DJ Brian Gorr. Everyone is welcome. Neumo's, 925 E Pike St, 633-6253, 9:30 pm, $15 DOS/$35 VIP.

NORTHWEST WOMEN'S ALL-STAR R&B REVUE

Members of Swamp Mama Johnson, Red Hot Blues Sisters, and Portland's Northwest Women in Rhythm and Blues celebrate Pride Week with a one-time only performance at Highway 99 Blues Club. Highway 99 Blues Club, 1414 Alaskan Way, 382-2171, 8:30 pm, $10.

SIMPLY FLAWLESS PRIDE

DJ Bryan Pfeifer spins at Timberline's Pride party featuring go-go dancers. Timberline Spirits, 1828 Yale Ave, 883-0242, 9:30 pm, $2.

PRIDE WEEKEND AT THE CUFF

New York's DJ John LePage spins. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, $3 before 11 pm/$5 after.

SKYY PARTY

Buy a cocktail, get a wristband for free entry to the Timberline. Manray, 514 E Pine St, 568-0750, 10 pm, free.

PANDORA'S BOX

Queen Lucky spins hiphop and R&B. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 10 pm, $8.

ROCKAROKE

Do karaoke with a live band featuring Secret Civilians, Ms. Led, Kuma, the Gossip, Tracy and the Plastics, and many more. Beer garden open all day. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, 1 pm, $18, 21+.

AFTERGLOW

Pride Saturday's after-hours party features DJ Rob Hall. Chapel, 1600 Melrose Ave, 447-4180, 2 am, $10.

GIRL4GIRL PRIDE CELEBRATION

Girl4Girl's Pride party features DJ Shortee, L.A. go-go dancers, drag king performances by Honey D. Licious, Charley Horse, Johnny Mozzarella and Ricky Z. Starr. The Premier, 1700 First Ave S, 382-7877, 7 pm, $15 for women, $20 for men (must be accompanied by a woman), $40 VIP.

THE BEND-IT EXTRAVAGANZA

Tonight's Bend-It event features a fashion show with local designers and guest DJs. The Russian Community Center, 19th Ave and Roy St, www.bend-it.org, 8 pm, $5 donation, all ages.

PRIDE WEEK BREAKFAST

An all-you-can-eat breakfast and raffle. Proceeds benefit Multifaith Works and Verbana. Central Lutheran Church Social Hall, 11th Ave and E Howell St, 325-7314, 8 am–noon, $5.

GAY BINGO IN THE PARK

Play bingo from 6:30–8:30 pm. Park Amphitheater at Volunteer Park, www.seattlepride.org, 6:30 pm, free.

MOVIE IN THE PARK

Alicia Silverstone stars in Clueless. Park Amphitheater at Volunteer Park, www.seattlepride.org, 9 pm, free.

SUNDAY 6/26

SEATTLE PRIDE MARCH/PARADE

The annual Pride March will start at 11 am at the corner of Broadway and Pike St, and proceed North on Broadway to Volunteer Park. The parade's grand marshals include Mary Dzieweczynski, executive director of Verbena, and Jamie D. Pedersen, of Lambda Legal. More info at www.seattlepride.org.

SEATTLE PRIDE 2005: PRIDE EXPLOSION

Sunday's all-day Pride celebration in Volunteer Park features music and entertainment by Burning Hearts, Miss Gay WA, the Bratz, Queen Bees, DJ Rogue, Bonnie Ste-Croix, and many more. A complete schedule, as well as vendor information, can be found at www.seattlepride.org. Volunteer Park, free.

HIPSTERS AND FAGS

Chop Suey's "queerly stylish gong show karaoke extravaganza" is judged by Kim Warnick and J Clark (of Pretty Girls Make Graves) and features music by DJs Fucking in the Streets and Freddy King of Pants. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, 324-8000, 9 pm, free.

QUEERS ON STEERS

Smooth Strokes Promotions, Toys in Babeland, and The Stranger present Queers on Steers, an event for the ladies, featuring music by DJ Miss and and Toys in Babeland giveaways. Bull rides benefit Seattle's LGBT Community Center. Cowgirls Inc, 421 First Ave S, 340-0777, 7 pm, $10/$20

SUPERPRIDE T-DANCE

Timberline's T-Dance features music by DJs Dana Dub and Phil B. Timberline Spirits, 1828 Yale Ave, 883-0242, 4 pm, $5.

PRIDE DAY STREET PARTY

Featuring performances by CeCe Peniston, Bonnie Pointer, and Robin S from noon to 8:30 pm. DJ Wayne Shepherd will spin at the after-party. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, noon, $10.

PRIDE AT MANRAY

Manray opens at noon for Pride Day with drink specials and $1 Bud Light drafts. Manray, 514 E Pine St, 568-0750, 9 pm, free.

FLAMMABLE

Celebrate Pride Day with the longest-running house night on the West Coast featuring Brian Lyons and guest DJs. Re-bar 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 10 pm.

GET WET!

Mark "Mom" Finley hosts the special Pride show featuring MC Almond Brown, Queen Lucky, DJ Flo'w and DJ E. Happy hour all day, bar opens at 10 am. R Place, 619 E Pine St, 322-8828, 10 pm, free.

DJS & KINGS

Join DJ Miss A, drag kings, DJ Colby B, Ladyjane DJ, and DJ Amateur Youth at the Wildrose. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, noon, donation, 21+.

THE BEND-IT EXTRAVAGANZA

The Richard Hugo House hosts Bend-It's spoken word event. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, www.bend-it.org, 7 pm, $5 donation, all ages.