2010 PRIDE Vermont Schedule of Events
For more information about any of these events, visit Pride Vermont's website at pridevt.com.
Guerilla Queer Bar
Come out and show your pride as the gays take over a local Burlington establishment! 9 p.m.-midnight. Location announcement will be made Tuesday, July 20, on pridevt.com.
Proud Women Play Music
Vermont’s proudest female artists plug in for a night of great music, featuring Antara, Alyx Lyons, San Gordon and the Steph Pappas Experience! 6-9 p.m. Red Square, 136 Church St., Burlington. $3 benefits Pride Vermont.
A Night of Comedy and Music with comedian Vidur Kapur & the fabulous Yolanda
You’ve laughed with him on Logo and HBO, now see Vidur in person! Come join your friends for this very special night of comedy and music. Yolanda will perform a special acoustic set. Doors 9:30 p.m., show 10 p.m. Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington. All ages. $18 advance, $23 day of show, highergroundmusic.com, 888-512-7469. $1 from each ticket benefits Pride Vermont. Sponsored by OutMedia.org, Higher Ground and Pride Vermont.
VGSA Pride Cruise on Lake Champlain
Celebrate VGSA’s 20th anniversary with music by DJ Precious. Light fare on board by Real. Cash bar. Meet at the King Street Dock at 7:30 p.m., sail 8-11 p.m. $35 tickets available at vgsa.com and at the dock. $25 group rate (5 or more) available in advance.
2010 Pride Vermont Parade
This year’s theme: “It Takes A Village, People! Remembering the Global Cause of GLBT Equality.” Marchers and floats register at pridevt.com. Meet at the Hood Plant by 11 a.m. Parade begins at noon. See map of route below.
Featuring surprise guests, great food and fabulous entertainment fitting for Vermont’s biggest GLBT celebration! Expanded family-friendly area, queer youth tent and 40+ vendors! Libations provided by Higher Ground for 21+ crowd. 1-4 p.m. Battery Park, Battery St., Burlington. All ages. Free.
Burly Bear Beer Blast
A Pride Day tradition! Music by Vermont DJs Alan Perry and Papi Javi, dirty giveaways, hot men, prizes, contests and mayhem! 4 p.m. Red Square, 136 Church St., Burlington. $5 benefits Pride Vermont.
Funhouse presents: Community
Ten DJs, and a whole lot of fun! 4 p.m.-2 a.m. 1/2 Lounge, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington. Donations accepted to benefit the Vermont People with AIDS Coalition.
Kings Local 802 presents: 6th Annual Vermont Drag Idol
Amateur queens and kings compete “Idol”-style for cash and prizes. Judging and performances by Kings Local 802, Celeste LaRue and New Cocks on the Block. Support from: Closed Circle Photography, Magic Hat Brewing, MAC Cosmetics and the Getup Vintage. Don’t miss Pride’s only all-drag event!
7-8:30 p.m. Higher Ground Showcase Lounge. $10 admission benefits Outright Vermont.
Score! The Pride Ball
Join us at Vermont’s biggest Pride party, featuring DJ Craig Mitchell, and Sister Funk, Velvet Patsy, DJ Llu, Celeste LaRue, Fonda LaCox, Twylytte Starr, Victoria Demeanor, Rue Mevlana, New Cocks on the Block, acrobats, dancers and so much more! Don your sexy sports gear and join us for a night you’ll never forget! Doors 8:30; bands, performances, dancing 9 p.m. Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington. All ages. $15 advance, $18 day of show, highergroundmusic.com, 888-512-7469.
House music by DJ Manny Ward (NYC). 10 p.m. 86 St. Paul St., Burlington. Free.
Post-Pride Open House
Drop in at RU12? Community Center’s new digs in the Champlain Mill, in Winooski. Light snacks provided.
3-5 p.m. 20 Winooski Falls Way, Suite 102, Winooski. Free.
Wind down the week with one last gasp for Pride. Shake your booty one more time before you head back to work!
7 p.m.-midnight. 1/2 Lounge, 136 1/2 Church St., Burlington.