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Friday

"AVAILABLE MEN"
A short film, by David Dean Bottrell, featuring a funny case of blind-date mistaken identity. Seattle Museum of Mysteries, 623 Broadway E, 328-6499, $10 suggested donation.

Sponsored

"HOT DOG BLESSING"
Singer and Stranger Genius Award-winner Sarah Rudinoff is kicking off Pride this year with a very special song called "The Hot Dog Blessing." It's sung a capella to the tune of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart," and is sure to be entertaining. Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 Madison St, 323-1098, 10 pm, free.

FROLIC-A GAY CABARET
The Century Ballroom classes up Pride with a full cabaret featuring dancers, burlesque, jazz singers, and more. Appearances by LAUNCH, Waxie Moon, Deirdre Pierson, and Vienna LaRouge. A prix-fixe dinner is also served. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St, 324-7263, 7:30 pm, $25 to watch the show, $60 with dinner, all ages.

HOT BANG
Hosted by the crazy young guys who brought you Bang Bang, Hot Bang is sure to have the same dirty charm. Local DJs LA Kendall and Colby B of Hot Mess will be spinning, along with DJ Glitter Pants (in actual sparkly pants!) and Barbeau. Dirty Sanchez will whip out their special brand of electro-sassyness live just for the event. Tickets available exclusively at www.brownpapertickets.com. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, www.myspace.com/bangbangseattle, 9 pm-2 am, $7 adv.

HOT AND WET: EIGHTH ANNUAL WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
The Wildrose is hosting its annual blowout. Featured today are the DJs of Lick (Amateur Youth, Mathematix, and Deluxe), and MC Frat Boy. The outside beer garden is open from 6 pm-midnight, while inside is open until beer-o'clock with DJ Betty Ford from Vancouver's Club Lick. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, www.thewildrosebar.com, 6 pm-2 am, $10.

MEET & GREET WITH FRENCHIE DAVIS
Frenchie Davis scored a role in Rent on Broadway due to her performance on American Idol of Dreamgirls' "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." And you can meet her, before she performs at Queerfest in Volunteer Park tomorrow! Neumo's, 925 E Pine St, www.onemightypride.com, 10-11 pm, $10 donation to Lifelong AIDS Alliance, $5 if you enter from the Military Party downstairs in Neumo's.

MP: THE MILITARY PARTY
DJ Rob Hall spins all night at this military-themed dance party. Johnny Hazzard of Rascal Videos will also be attending! (Guess what, he's attractive!) Neumo's, 925 E Pine St, www.onemightypride.com, $10.

PINK PARTY
Neighbours will be cracking all night with DJ Chris Adams (from the Palm Springs White Party). Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, www.neighboursnightclub.com, 5 pm, $10.

PRIDE KICKOFF PARTY AT THE CUFF
Bears and their friends kick off Pride the right way, with DJ Frank Wild (San Francisco) and C&W dancing. Party all night! The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, www.cuffcomplex.com, 10 pm, $5.

PRIDE SHABBAT
Worship Pride-style at this synagogue in a celebration of GLBTA Jews. Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St, 443-5400, 6:15 pm services.

"SCARED FAITHLESS": SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS IN CONCERT
This year's Seattle Men's Chorus performance focuses on homosexuals finding faith. Features stories from members as well as their trademark choral music. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, www.flyinghouse.org, 8 pm, $15-$57, all ages.

TOGA PARTY AT PURR
Get out your sheets and safety pins because it's TOGA TIME! This party will have Stoli drink specials, plus Billboard recording artists Jacinta and Lauren Hildebrandt will entertain. Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112, www.purrseattle.com, 9 pm, $5.

Saturday

PRIDE MARCH AND QUEERFEST
This year's official Pride Parade may have moved downtown, but Capitol Hill is still having a big ol' gay celebration of its own all day Saturday. This year's Capitol Hill Pride March, presented by Seattle LGBT Community Center, starts at 11 am at Broadway and E Pine St and continues north on Broadway all the way to Volunteer Park (1247 15th Ave E).

All are welcome to march, but LGBT asks that all organizations, groups, businesses, and political candidates who wish to participate fill out a registration form at www.queerfest.org. The march will be lead by Dykes on Bikes and the Grand Marchers include Senator Ed Murray, Representative Jamie Pederson, and Congressman Jim McDermott.

Immediately following the morning's train of trannies, dykes, fags, and hags is QueerFest, which goes on from noon until dark in Volunteer Park. There will be local vendors, spoken word, film, and music. The day's schedule is as follows (please check www.queerfest.org for updates and changes):

Stage 1

1:15 pm Sister Hyde

2:15 pm God-des & She

3:45 pm Beehive

5 pm Erika Wright Band

6:15 pm Animal Prufrock

7:30 pm Camille Bloom

Stage 2

2:15 pm Bad Actor Prod.

3 pm Purple Passion Swing Band

4:15 pm BENT Writing Institute

5 pm Alabaster

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Queen Bees, BENT, Barbara Sehr, Jen Kober, Sapphire Knight, Court of Seattle, and burlesque bombshell Chica Boom will also be performing throughout the day between sets. At dusk, Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents Hairspray, John Waters's classic film about growing up in Baltimore and just wanting to dance. All ages welcome.

RAT CITY ROLLERGIRLS
In Season Three, Bout Five D.L.F. takes on Grave Danger, and Throttle Rockets battles Mile High Club! WaMu Theater at Qwest Events Center, 800 Occidental Ave S, www.ratcityrollergirls.com, 5 pm, $8-$20, all ages.

SEATTLE PRIDE CRUISE
The Spirit of Seattle voyages on a four-hour cruise around the Sound while guests take advantage of the two dance floors featuring music by DJ Zach Shore and DJ Bret T. Joan-E will also perform with Rosetta & Nina, and a light meal will be provided. There are two bars on the boat, but no ATMs, so bring cash. Partial proceeds benefit Seattle Out & Proud. Pier 55 Argosy Cruises, 1101 Alaskan Way, 7:30-11:30 pm (board at 7 pm), $55, tickets available at Purr Cocktail Lounge and www.cruiseyt.com.

MILITARY PARTY
Featuring Absolut Ruby Red drink specials and a performance by Billboard recording artists Sean van de Wilt and Alyson. Get your camo on! Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112, www.purrseattle.com, 9 pm, $5.

ONE MIGHTY PRIDE
The party at the EMP Sky Church will feature music by New York's Joe Gauthreaux and performances by Frenchie Davis (American Idol, Rent), and the Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses. Fun Forest rides will be open from 10 pm-1 am—dirty things are sure to happen on the Ferris wheel. LadyJane DJ, DJ Funky Bear, and other guest DJs will spin outside, and part of the proceeds will go to Gay City, Verbena Women's Health, and the Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses. EMP Sky Church, Seattle Center, www.onemightypride.com, 8 pm-2 am, $45 before June 21, $55 at the door.

TRIBE AFTERHOURS
After the One Mighty Pride party at EMP Sky Church, cross the street to Level 5 for Tribe Afterhours featuring DJ Escape from New York and dance moves by Johnny Hazzard. Level 5, 332 Fifth Ave N, 478-2527, www.onedegreeevents.com, 1:30 am-8 am, $25 before June 21, $30 at the door.

PRIDE DANCE AT THE CUFF
Get ready for tomorrow's Pride Street Party by dancing the night away. Featuring music from DJ Kimberly S. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, www.cuffcomplex.com.

PRIDE PARTY FOR LGBTQ YOUTH
Sponsored by MPowerment and Lambert House, this youth-exclusive Pride Party (22 and under only) offers free food and drinks and the first 200 people get in free! Neighbours Underground, 1509 Broadway, 957-1725, 322-2515, 8 pm-midnight, 22 and under.

"QUEER EYES 3" PRIDE RECEPTION
Queer Eyes 3 features photography by members of the Image Collective, a group of both amateur and professional gay male photographers including Scott Aitken, Jean-Michel Brejard, Andrew Adam Caldwell, and Val Calvaux. The images span from the "blatantly erotic to the esoteric." The show runs June 10-July 3. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, www.queereyesshow.com, 7-10 pm, free.

"SCARED FAITHLESS": SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS IN CONCERT
This year's Seattle Men's Chorus performance focuses on homosexuals finding faith. Features stories from members as well as their trademark choral music. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, www.flyinghouse.org, 8 pm, $15-$57, all ages.

DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL MEET AND GREET
Hang out with the actor and director who's Available Men is being shown at the Seattle Museum of Mysteries on Friday. Rosebud Restaurant, 719 E Pike St, 323-6636, rosebud-restaurant.com, 7 pm.

DIGNITY/SEATTLE PRIDE PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Get rid of your hangover (at a church!) with an all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, and more benefiting Verbena Health, Multifaith Works and Dignity/Seattle. There's a raffle, too! Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave, 8 am-noon, $5.

SEATTLE DYKE MARCH
The Dyke March begins with a rally from 5-7 pm in the Seattle Central Community College plaza, and then starts at 7 pm and walks around Capitol Hill. Afterward, gather back at the plaza for a "Dance Under the Stars" party, which will continue until 10 pm. Lamar Van Dyke MCs while speakers from CARA, Verbena, the Northwest Network, Dyke Community Activists, and the Lesbian Archives say their piece. Sarah Luthens, Laurie Wilson, Chica Boom, and 7 Star Kung Fu will perform, along with some surprises. Seattle Central Community College Plaza, Broadway at E Pine St, www.seattledykemarch.com, 5 pm, free, all ages.

DYKE MARCH PRE-FUNK
Drink before you walk. Free hot dogs (meat and veggie) and $1 PBRs from 4-9 pm. Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 Madison St, 323-1098, 4 pm.

GIRL4GIRL INDOOR/OUTDOOR PRIDE PARTY
The outdoor party starts at noon, with seven DJs, tons of go-go dancers, Pop-A-Shot basketball, food and vendor booths, wet-T-shirt contests, and tons more. The outdoor festivities go until 10 pm and are open to everyone. The indoor party starts at 10 pm and is open to women only, featuring DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa, God-Des & She, more go-go dancers, and more. Neumo's, 925 E Pike St, www.girl4girlseattle.com, noon-2 am, $15 outdoors, $25-$40 indoors (women only).

HOT FLASH
The Pride party for women 36 and over. Pucker drink specials all night. DJ Stacy is on from 5-9 pm, followed by the legendary DJ Randy Schlager. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, www.neighboursnightclub.com, 5 pm, $10.

SEATTLE FRONTRUNNER'S 24TH ANNUAL RUN & WALK WITH PRIDE
Pick your choice of a 4k walk, 4k run, or 10k run and then ambulate with pride to benefit Team Seattle and the Lambert House. Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, www.seattlefrontrunners.org, 7:30 am registration, run begins 9 am, $25-$30.

PRIDE '07 AT THE WILDROSE AND OUTDOOR STAGE
The Wildrose's annual party continues, with performances from the incredible Leslie & the Lys, and Dan Deacon, along with locals Charming Snakes, LD & Her Pretty Pretties, Chartreuse & Soda, Ms. Led, H Is for Hellgate, and StinkMitt. The whole party is MCed by Pho Bang beauties Ursula Android and Jackie Hell. The outdoor beer drinking and barbecue start at 1 pm and go until midnight, but DJs will play inside until 2 am. Highly recommended. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, www.thewildrosebar.com, 1 pm-2 am, $12.

CHERRY
A hot night for lesbians and their friends featuring rock, pop, punk, and all your favorite party classics spun by DJs Amateur Youth, Mathematix, and Res. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873, 10 pm, $6 for women, queers, and men with a female escort/$20 for men without female escort.

CRUSH ON GIRLS!

A special Pride Saturday edition of Little Red Studio's biweekly lesbian party night with Matt Stands from the Cuff, DJ Stacey from the Cuff and Hot Flash, and DJ Wasabi of Label, Galrilla, and Re-Launch Hitgirl. Little Red Studio, 750 Harrison St, www.crushongirls.com, 9 pm-2 am, $10.

Sunday

"COME TOGETHER" 2007: OFFICIAL SEATTLE PRIDE PARADE
This year's Pride Parade starts at 11 am at the corner of Union St and Fourth Ave, where it will continue north on Fourth until Denny Way. The Male Grand Marshal is Dennis Coleman, the artistic director of the Seattle Men's Chorus. The Female Grand Marshal is Kiantha Duncan-Woods, the board president of Seattle Black Pride. The Organization Grand Marshal is Gay Fathers' Association of Seattle, and Celebrity Grand Marshals are Jane Abbott Lighty, Pete-e Petersen, and Chuck Lazenby. Singers Jena Drey, Alyson, and Reina will also be parading.

And! For the first time ever, The Stranger presents the First Annual Pride Awards, with more than $4,000 in cash going to the best floats and/or marching contingents! Gold/First Prize: $2,000; Silver/Second Prize: $1,500; Bronze/Third Prize: $1,000. The prizes will be awarded at the Seattle Center immediately following the parade. Judging the entries are a bunch of gay Strangers, including Dan Savage, Eli Sanders, David Schmader, Christopher Frizzelle, Amy J. Ruiz, Jen Graves, Nick Scholl, and Stinker the Gay Poodle. Other local notables will be helping out as well (they're special, trust me). Fourth Ave between Union St and Denny Way, www.seattlepride.org, 11 am, free, all ages.

PRIDEFEST AT SEATTLE CENTER
Pridefest takes over the Fisher Pavilion all day (11 am-7 pm), following the Pride Parade. Fisher Pavilion is located next to the International Fountain in the Seattle Center. Presented by One Degree Events, Pridefest includes music, comedy, guest speakers, guest hosts, food booths, a beer garden, and more. A portion of the day's proceeds will benefit Gay City Health Project, Seattle Women's Chorus, and Verbena.

Sunday's entertainment schedule is as follows (visit www.seattlepridefest.com for changes and updates):

11 am-1 pm Wasabi

1 pm-4 pm DJ Bryan Pfeifer (spinning between sets)

1:30-1:50 pm Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses

2 pm Welcome Message

2:05 pm City Council Member Sally Clark

2:15 pm Inaya Day

3 pm Pride Parade Awards Presented

3:10 pm State Senator Edward Murray

3:45 pm Reina

4-5:30 pm LA Kendall (spinning between sets)

4:25 pm Jen Kober

4:45 pm Abigail

5:30 pm-7 pm DJ Kyler

Also at the Seattle Center on Sunday is Bend-It, the all-ages "queer youth extravaganza." See the continued listings for more information.

Shuttles will run starting at 4 pm between the Seattle Center and Capitol Hill (drop-offs at Purr and Wildrose). They leave every half hour ending at 7 pm. Get some dinner on the hill and get back on the shuttle (picking up outside the Cuff and the Wildrose) to go down to the Revival Party at Level 5 (see that listing for more details).

THE STRANGER'S PUB CRAWL
All the details are here.

BEND-IT FESTIVAL
The Vera Project hosts this "queer youth extravaganza" Sunday afternoon after the Pride Parade. There will be bands, drag performances, spoken word, fashion, homemade crafts and merchandise for sale, visual art, workshops, raffles, free food, and much more. Bands performing include Tender Forever, Your Heart Breaks, Chris Riffle, Little Party and the Bad Business, and Lucy Bland. The Vera Project, Seattle Center, Warren Ave N at Republican St, www.myspace.com/bend_it, 1-7 pm, free, all ages.

"HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH"
John Cameron Mitchell's epic transgender rock opera presented in its entirety as a benefit for Freedom to Marry. Neumo's, 925 E Pike St, www.neumos.com, 7 pm, $16.

Tea Dance and NOCHE LATINA
First up for Neighbours on Pride: A tea dance featuring DJ Dana Dub. Relax and get your dance on until the night heats up with Noche Latina, a dance night for gay Latinos and their friends, put on by the Entre Hermanos Center right next door. Featuring DJ Luis spinning all night (including afterhours). Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, 324-5358, www.neighboursnightclub.com, 9 pm, $5.

PRIDE '07 AT THE WILDROSE
Today's outdoor music roster is chock full of great local bands, and best of all, it's free. Diamond Cut Diamond, Tiger Teenager, and Team Gina will rock you, followed by an all-star roundup of Seattle's best female DJs, including LadyJane DJ (with the G-Force Dancers!), Colby B, B-Girl, Amateur Youth, and Mathematix. The Wildrose Butch-Off Contest is also going on, starting at 9:30 pm inside the bar. The outdoor barbecue and beer drinking starts at noon. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, 324-9210, www.thewildrosebar.com, noon, free.

REVIVAL OF PRIDE
The weekly Sunday dance night brings it hard for Pride. DJ Bryan Pfeifer (L.A.) and resident DJ Brian Gorr spin all night. Drink specials include $6 Red Bull/vodkas, $6 long islands, and $1 domestic drafts. Thank goodness there are shuttle buses between Level 5, the Cuff Complex, and the Wildrose starting at 8 pm and running until 2 am, because you probably shouldn't be driving. Level 5, 332 Fifth Ave N, 478-2527, www.onedegreeevents.com, 5 pm, $5 until 7 pm, $10 after.

BEACH PARTY T-DANCE
Malibu Rum specials all night will most certainly get you into a sunnier mood at this beachwear-themed party. With music by Billboard recording artists Jenna Drey, Erin Hamilton, and DJ JST. Purr, 1518 11th Ave, 325-3112, www.purrseattle.com, 2 pm, $5.

RPRIDE
With go-go boys, an outdoor beer garden, and "hot roasted weenies!" Weenies! A special Pride Day WET show (all-male underwear contest with porn karaoke and cash prizes!) hosted by Mark "Mom" Finley starts at 10:30 pm. R Place, 619 E Pine St, 322-8828, www.rplaceseattle.com. 11 am.

BLOODY MARY BRUNCH
The First Annual Bloody Mary Brunch is at Bottleneck Lounge. Pastries, cheeses, fruit, Top Pot doughnuts and bloody mary's and mimosas for just $12, all you-can-eat. Bring ziplock bags in your pockets. Bottleneck Lounge, 2328 Madison St, 323-1098, 10 am-12:30 pm, $10.

PRIDE STREET PARTY AT THE CUFF
Party all day at the Cuff's street party. There will be performances by Judy Tenuta, Suzanne Palmer, Kim English, and the Retros all in prime fire style. Inside, DJ Matt Stands will open for DJ Wayne Shepherd, and the dance party will continue way after the outside stage closes down. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, 323-1525, www.cuffcomplex.com, outside stage from noon-8:30 pm, inside until 2 am, $10.