The Queer Issue
Pride Bonfire at Alki
A free, family-friendly way to get ready for Pride weekend. There better be s'mores. Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave SW, www.seattlegaysocialevents.com, 6 pm, free.
Celebrate Pride All Weekend at Madison Pub
Open every day at noon with pool, darts, pinball, trivia, and daily happy-hour specials. No cover, ever! Madison Pub, 1315 E Madison St, madisonpub.com, noon, free.
Queervoyant: A Queer Art Showcase About the Future
This is the opening reception for an art show where 16 artists "share their vision of the future through art." Artists include Joey Veltkamp, Clyde Petersen, Lisa Orth, and our own fashion photographer Timothy Rysdyke. Hard L, 1216 10th Ave, hardl.org, 6 pm, free.
The Totally Gay Sing-Along
Host and curator Jason Miller has put together sing-alongable videos (subtitled, so everyone can participate!) featuring everyone from Lady Gaga and George Michael to Judy Garland and Diana Ross. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, central-cinema.com, 8 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS, all ages.
Nasty at the Seattle Eagle
Music from Chuey and DJ King of Pants and dancing with the Nasty Cage Boys. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, seattleeagle.com.
I Love the '80s Pride Kickoff Party
With music and videos from DJ Disco Vinnie. The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St, thelobbyseattle.com, 8 pm, free.
BAD@$$ES: Are We Queer Enough For You?
The Queer Teen Ensemble Theater's sixth annual Pride production asks: "When the hero you're dreaming of never shows up, can you become your own superhero?" Runs through Sun June 30. Gay City's Calamus Auditorium, 511 E Pike St, qtet.org, free for people 24 and under/general admission $10–$20 sliding scale.
Pride Weekend at R Place
Celebrate Pride at R Place with RuPaul's Drag Race stars Jujubee and Latrice Royale, as well as Wendy Ho! Jujubee will be at R Place Thurs–Sat, Latrice will be there Fri–Sat, and Wendy Ho will be performing Thurs–Fri. Tickets for Thursday night are only available at the door, but advance tickets for Friday and Saturday are available at brownpapertickets.com. R Place, 619 E Pine St, rplaceseattle.com, 9 pm, $20/$40 VIP.
Music from DJs FistFight and Satan's Pet, a snack bar, and go-go bears. RAWR! Pony, 1221 E Madison St, ponyseattle.com, 6 pm, free.
David Schmader says: "Seattle Pride will be awash in world-class drag queens, but tonight brings the densest concentration of brilliance." Indeed! Look at this lineup: Jinkx Monsoon, Alaska Thunderfuck, Jackie Hell, Robbie Turner, Ade, Ben DeLaCreme, and MORE! Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, narkmagazine.com, 9 pm–4 am, $35/$75 VIP.
Yeah, we passed gay marriage, but there's more work to be done! Come support the trans community by marching in this parade, which will assemble at Broadway and E Pine St at 5 pm before heading over to Cal Anderson Park for a big ol' party with Julia Serano, Rae Spoon, Ian Harvie, and more. Assemble at 5 pm, Broadway and E Pine St, march at 6 pm to Cal Anderson Park, party till 10 pm, more info at transprideseattle.
Cock & Bull: Pride Edition
Cock & Bull is the dirty, sexy monthly dance night brought to you by the dirty, sexy found-video nerds who make Collide-o-Scope. Expect funky butt moves inspired by DJs Pretty Baby and Bmore Free, plus performances by Ade and Honey Bucket, plus a trashy video mash-up. Re-bar, 1114 Howell, rebarseattle.com, 10 pm, $5.
Youth Pride Dance
A special Pride dance for people 20 and younger, presented by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway E, glsen.org/washington, 8 pm.
Pride Night with the Storm
The Seattle Storm take on the New York Liberty! The first 3,000 fans get a rainbow Storm koozie, and there will be a special half-time performance by Mary Lambert, who sang on Macklemore's hit "Same Love." KeyArena, Seattle Center, wnba.com/storm, 7 pm, $19–$59, all ages.
Pride Shabbat 2013
There will be snacks, a short Shabbat service, music, guest speakers, and more. All faiths welcome. Hillel UW, 4745 17th Ave NE, jconnectseattle.org, 6 pm, free.
Wet T-Shirt Contest
With cash prizes! Get $2 off the cover price with a 6/28 Storm ticket stub. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, thewildrosebar.com, 6 pm.
Gay Pride Happy Hour
Tommy Gun is opening early at 4 pm and keeping happy hour going until 7 pm, with $3.50 drafts and wells and fancy snacks (truffle popcorn!) for $5 and less. Tommy Gun, 1703 E Olive Way, tommygunseattle.com, 4 pm.
Q Pride Weekend 2013
Rosabell (aka DJ Abel and Ralphi Rosario) make their Q debut. They were nominated for a Grammy! Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, qcapitolhill.com, 8 pm.
Lick! Pride Edition
A special Pride edition of Lick!, with music from Dewey Decimal, Mathematix, Res, and Riff Raff, and dancing from the Hill Rats. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, chopsuey.com, 7:30 pm, $5.
Pride Weekend at the Cuff
Come dance with DJ Lady Bunny! The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, cuffcomplex.com, $10.
Kick off Pride weekend with music from DJ Mike Sniffen. Purr Cocktail Lounge, 1518 11th Ave, purrseattle.com, $5.
Jack at the Seattle Eagle
With Brian Malier, Eugene Tamborine, and Trouble! Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, seattleeagle.com.
I Love the '90s Pride Party
DJ Tanner spins the hits of the '90s. The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St, thelobbyseattle.com, 8 pm, free.
DJs Mr. Sister and K-Kost spin punk, riot grrrl, and no-wave, with go-go boys, an outdoor beer garden, and Absolut drink specials. Pony, 1221 E Madison St, ponyseattle.com.
Capitol Hill Pride Festival
With food and music and drag performances—oh my! Guests include MC Mark "Mom" Finley, Jinkx Monsoon, the cast of "Le Faux," and the Nasty Habits. Also, there is a DOGGIE DRAG COSTUME CONTEST. Woof! Broadway, between E Roy St and E John St, capitohillpridefestival.info, 11 am, free, all ages.
25th Annual Pride Breakfast
Pancakes! Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave, dignityseattle.org, 8 am, $7, all ages.
Wildrose Block Party
Wildrose is one of the best places to be for Pride—this party has great music from Don't Talk to the Cops!, Glitterbang, Wishbeard, LA Kendall, and more! There will also be a photo booth, beer pong, and cash grab machine. A CASH GRAB MACHINE! Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, thewildrosebar.com, 1 pm, $25 for a weekend pass.
PrideFest Family Day
There will be games from Camp Tent Trees, drag queen story time, a bouncy house, magic shows, and music from Recess Monkey. And it's free! Cal Anderson Park, 11th Ave and E Howell St, seattlepridefest.org, noon, free.
Booze on a boat! With drag shows, DJs, giveaways, and more! Tip: There's a cash bar, but no ATM onboard. Argosy Cruises, 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, seattlegaysocialevents.com, noon, $40/$60 VIP.
Men at Sea
With free brunch! Music from Brian Maier, Freddy King of Pants, and Robbie Turner! Champagne! And more! Islander Boat, 1611 Fairview Ave E, brunch at 2:30 pm, cruise at 4 pm, narkmagazine.com, $25.
With Ivyyyyyyyyy Wiiinterrrrs! And Bright Light Bright Light! There will also be circus tricks, burlesque, dancing, and everything you'd expect from a crazy queer carnival. FRED Wildlife Refuge, 127 Boylston Ave E, 9 pm, strangertickets.com, $20.
The 2013 Seattle Dyke March
The rally starts at 5 pm at the corner of Broadway and E Pine St with MC Lamar Van Dyke and performances from Rogue Pinay, Militant Child, Hail Storm, and Violent Vickie. The march starts at 7 pm and winds around Capitol Hill before returning to the Seattle Central Community Plaza. Visit seattledykemarch.com for more information.
Jessica Sutta at Neighbours
The Pussycat Doll will be performing live for Pride weekend. With Randy Blue models, DJ Randy Schlager, and host Aleksa Manila. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, neighboursnightclub, 9 pm.
Queer as Fuck Night #1
A black-light party with DJ Bret Law and DJ Richard J Dalton. Hosted by Drew Paradisco, too! And a drag show that starts at 8 pm. Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E, 328-7837, highlineseattle.com, $10/$15, 8 pm.
Happy Hour at Tommy Gun
To celebrate PrideFest, Tommy Gun is hosting an extended happy hour from 2 to 7 pm with $3.50 drafts and wells and snacks for under $5. Tommy Gun, 1703 E Olive Way, tommygunseattle.com, 2 pm.
Q Pride Weekend 2013
With Mike Cruz and Wayne G, who've remixed stuff for Gloria Estefan, Cher, Madonna, and more. Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, qcapitolhill.com, 8 pm.
15th Annual Rainbow Women's Health Fair
Meet a variety of health-care providers from all kinds of different fields, including midwifery, naturopathy, massage, HIV testing and peer support, and more. Pap tests and mammograms also available for folks 40 and older—to make an appointment call 461-4489. All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway E, lbtqhealth-ywca.blogspot.com, noon.
Inferno Pride Party
With Lady Jane DJ, burlesque, hula-hoopers, and Emilio, "Portland's Latin drag king." Neighbours, 1509 Broadway, infernodances.com, 6 pm, $10.
Pride Weekend at the Cuff
With DJ and producer John LePage from San Francisco. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, cuffcomplex.com, 9 pm, $10.
Purr Pride Block Party
Doors open at noon, with DJ Pavone, DJ Skiddle, and the Peary Twins. Purr Cocktail Lounge, 1518 11th Ave, purrseattle.com, noon, $20.
Play House at the Seattle Eagle
An underwear party with DJ Matt Stands. NO PANTS! Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, seattleeagle.com.
Talcum: Pride Edition
The Emerald City Soul Club celebrates Pride weekend with lots of dancing and some of the best soul you'll ever hear. Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, chopsuey.com, 8 pm, $5.
Blacked Out & Lit Up
It's the third annual black-light party with DJ Tanner. The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St, thelobbyseattle.com, 8 pm, free.
C.C. Attle's Pride Saturday
Opening at 8 am! A special breakfast menu available until 2 pm, plus a drink special available all day long. C.C. Attle's, 1701 E Olive Way, ccattles.net, 8 am, free.
It's Raining Men
Changes in Wallingford has drink specials and guest DJs and a RAIN OF MEN. Changes, 2103 N 45th St, changesinwallingford.com.
Gay Pride Summer Soulstice
DJ General Meow will be spinning the best of '60s and '70s soul and R&B, and the bar will be serving era-inspired cocktails. There will be $3 PBR tallboys served all night, too! BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St, bottlenecklounge.com, 9 pm, free.
Get Pretty at Sugar Pill
Makeup artist and beauty consultant Erin Orden will be at Sugar Pill for the launch of Armour Lip Gloss—she'll help you pick out your perfect Pride color. There will also be guest merchants from Tomboy Exchange and Hourglass Footwear. Sugar Pill Culinary Mercantile and Apothecary, 900 E Pine St, sugarpillseattle.com, 11 am–6 pm, free.
Doors open early (3 pm) for an afternoon of music (from DJs Gin and Tonic), hot dogs, go-go dancers, and a wet briefs contest. Later in the evening, DJs Eugene Tambourine, ROY G BIV, and Pavone will perform. Pony, 1221 E Madison St, ponyseattle.com, 3 pm, free.
+Plus Pride Edition
WIth music from Drumcell, Sone, Miss Shelrawka, and more! Re-bar, 1114 Howell, rebarseattle.com, 10 pm.
The 2013 Pride Parade
It's the 39th annual Pride Parade! The parade starts at 11 am at Fourth Ave and Union St and heads north down Fourth Ave to Denny Way. This year's theme is Equality: Passed, Present & Future. Downtown Seattle, Fourth Ave, seattlepride.org, 11 am, free, all ages.
After the parade, come to the Seattle Center for a fun, rainbow-filled family-friendly party with tons of music, food, performers, and more. Guests include Kristine W, God-Des & She, Mary Lambert, Princess Superstar, and Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty. There will also be something called a silent disco. I have no idea what that means. Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, seattlepridefest.org, free, noon, all ages.
Enjoy a special brunch prepared by the chefs at Tom Douglas's Palace Ballroom and get pre-reserved VIP seating for the parade at Westlake Plaza! Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave, seattlepride.org, $35 for adults/$20 for children, 8:30 am.
Very Marry Brunch
A special Pride menu includes rainbow pancakes and "hangover biscuits and gravy." Reservations recommended. Trace at W Seattle, 1112 Fourth Ave, 264-6060, wseattle.com, 7 am.
Red: The Party of Pride
A men-only party with music from Phil B & Tony Moran. VIP passes include complimentary water and snacks, backstage access to the DJ stage at PrideFest, and more. Neumos, 925 E Pike St, neumos.com, $30 general admission/$50 VIP, 9 pm.
Wildrose Block Party
With music from JDub, Tony Burns, and a special acoustic performance by Jamie Nova of Witchburn and Hell's Belles. Proceeds benefit the Melissa Erickson Foundation. Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St, thewildrosebar.com, 1 pm, $25 for a weekend pass.
2013 Pride Street Party
The Cuff's annual party features guest host Lady Bunny, Crystal Waters, Stacey Q, and Dominic Pacifico. With a performance by the Sea & the Stars too! The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave, cuffcomplex.com, noon, $15.
2013 KEXP Pride Party
KEXP and the 5 Point host a big ol' Pride party in Tilikum Place Park, right along the parade route. There will be music from KEXP DJs El Toro, Riz, Larry Rose, and Sharlese, plus a beer garden, a cash bar, and a pig roast, with all the fixin's. Oink oink. Tilikum Place, Fifth Ave and Denny Way, 10 am, free, plates of pig roast $15 starting at noon.
Hula Hula Pride Parade Karaoke Party
After the parade, head to Hula Hula for karaoke and $5 Bacardi daiquiris. Hula Hula Lounge, 106 First Ave N, hulahula.org, noon.
Q Pride Weekend 2013
With DJ Escape! Q Nightclub, 1426 Broadway, qcapitolhill.com, 8 pm.
Purr Pride Party
Music, drinks, and no cover! Purr Cocktail Lounge, 1518 11th Ave, purrseattle.com, noon, free.
Big Gay(ass) BBQ
DJs! Beer pong! Squirt guns! And more! Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St, seattleeagle.com.
C.C. Attle's Pride Sunday
Opening at 8 am! A special breakfast menu available until 2 pm, and Malibu Rum and Svedka Vodka all day long. And! A Bloody Mary bar. C.C. Attle's, 1701 E Olive Way, ccattles.net, 8 am, free.
Absolut Beach Party
With DJ Spirit Fingaz and a contest for the best swimwear. The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St, thelobbyseattle.com, 3 pm, free.
Queer as Fuck Night #2
With Lisa Dank, the Break Up, Witches Titties, Event Staph, and more! See also Sound Check. Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E, 328-7837, highlineseattle.com, $10, 8 pm.
Happy Pride Ho Down
OutWest opens at 4 pm, so you can celebrate Pride in western style in West Seattle. OutWest, 5401 California Ave SW, www.outwestbar.com, 4 pm.
Gay Movie Marathon
Wind down from the pride parties with a marathon of movies, including Mommie Dearest (showing at 5 pm), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (showing at 7 pm), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (showing at 10 pm). Loud singing is encouraged, they say! BottleNeck Lounge, 2328 E Madison St, bottlenecklounge.com, 5 pm, free.
The World's Tiniest Tea Dance
Resident favorites Freddy King of Pants and DJ El Toro are joined by special guest DJ Colby B. The party is hosted by Ade, too! Pony, 1221 E Madison St, ponyseattle.com, 6 pm, free.
This article has been updated since its original publication.