The two pride events I would like to attend are Capital Pride in DC and NYC Pride. Hampton Roads Pride is fun and the organizers do a great job with planning an afternoon's festival. I love seeing lots of my friends and even making some new friends.
2010 Capital Pride festival highlights
Friday, June 4, 2010
Capital Pride, which celebrates the Washington area's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has already begun, but if you've been preoccupied with hiding from the heat, we've got the inside dope on events worth venturing out for.
One of our favorite events is the Stonewall Regatta, featuring rowers from as far away as Canada. Registration is closed, but you can watch from the banks of the Potomac River from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. And you can also check out the most raucous segment of Capital Pride: the street festival on Pennsylvania Avenue. It goes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 13.
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Here are some highlighted events. For a complete schedule, visit .
PRIDE IN THE PARK Sunday. Get discount admission to Six Flags America (go to http://www.sixflags.com/america and enter the code CAPPRIDE), then head to a barbecue at Nellie's Sports Bar. Six Flags, 13710 Central Ave., Bowie. $26 park admission. Nellie's Sports Bar, 900 U St. NW. 202-332-6355.
http://www.nelliessportsbar.com. No cover.
DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY WITH SETH RUDETSKY Monday at 8 p.m. A humorous, detailed lecture on Broadway musicals. Theater J, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3251. http://www.washingtondcjcc.org. $15.
SHABBAT DINNER June 11 at 6:45 p.m. Shabbat services followed by dinner in an interfaith environment. Universalist National Memorial Building, 1810 16th St. NW. http://tikkunleilshabbat.blogspot.com. Free.
CAPITAL TRANS PRIDE HAPPY HOUR June 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A daylong seminar at which the events that are by turns entertaining (drag performances), empowering (a panel of transgender people telling their stories) and essential (a talk about laws that apply to transgender citizens). Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW. http://www.capitaltranspride.org. $10 suggested donation upon registration.
PUCKER UP June 12 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. A women's party that advertises "free kisses for everyone!" Lace, 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE. 202-421-5755. http://www.midnightintrigue.com. Free until 11 p.m. if you RSVP via Capital Pride's Facebook page, $10 after.
Friday, June 4, 2010
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