Hotter Than July heats up the D

By |2018-01-16T12:20:13-05:00July 28th, 2011|News|

Be sure not to miss the 16th annual Hotter Than July celebration. Organized by the Black Pride Society, the series of events brings fun, education and community to Detroit’s African-American LGBTs. The official host accomodations are at the Detroit Marriott at 100 Renaissance Center and 313-568-8000. Use booking code HTJHTJA for the discount rate of $109.

Wednesday, July 27

Artist exhibit and reception
Featuring Poor Man’s Art Collective
3361 Gratiot Ave.
7-11 p.m.
KICK presents KICKIN’ It On The River
Three hour cruise on the Detroit River, featuring music by DJ Cent
Boarding begins at 6:20 p.m. at Rivard Plaza
Tickets: $55, available at or by calling 313-285-9733
Glow in the Dark Party
Presented by R.E.C. Boyz and Club Inuendo
744 E. Savannah in Highland Park
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Partygoers must wear white or neon colors. For more information call 313-285-1166 or visit

Thursday, July 28

Interfaith candelight vigil at Palmer Park in Detroit
7:30-9 p.m.
A night of rememberance for those who have passed away
Poetry & Comedy Open Mic Night
Hosted by award-winning writer, producer and educator Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti
Detroit CARES Multi-Center Complex
8100 W. Davison in Detroit
9-11 p.m.
Admission: $10 before 10 p.m. and $15 after 10 p.m. All spoken word artists and comedians are encouraged to participate. For sign up and details call 313-865-2170 ext. 3 or email [email protected]
Hotter Than July Kickoff Party
Presented By AW Entertainment and DJ Reggie Reg, with special guest performer Sisquo
Club Waterfalls
673 Franklin St.
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Advance Tickets: $15; Advance VIP Platinum Pass with artist meet and greet: $50
Contact Leshone for tickets: 313-574-1960

Friday, July 29

Genesis Conference Workshops XVI
The Detroit Marriott
4-10 p.m.
-Writing & Publishing 101, 4-6 p.m.
-Cocktail hour sponsored by Equality Michigan, 5-6 p.m.
-Black Pride Society’s Authors Cafe, 7-9 p.m.
-Agape Spirit Life Ministries presents For Men, By Men: Authentication, -Validation and Empowerment, 7-9 p.m.
-Books & Brandy Afterglow sponsored by Affirmations, 9-11 p.m.

Saturday, July 30

12th annual Ruth Ellis Pride march
Registration and lineup at 10 a.m. on Woodward in front of tennis courts
Parade kicks off at 10:45 a.m.
16th annual Palmer Park Pride Festival
Noon-8 p.m., bring a picnic basket
Kid’s festival from 1-4 p.m., hosted by Karibu House
For more information or to volunteer call 313-865-2170 ext. 3
Rough Language Detroit Poetry Slam
Presented by All I Wanna Say Productions
AJ’s Cafe
240 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale
8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.
Tickets $15 in advance
Contact T. Miller for details at 313-282-1196
The Experience 4
Party for ages 25 and up, featuring DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale and special guest DJ Christa Schrupp of Chicago
Club Waterfalls
673 E. Franklin in Detroit
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Tickets $15 in advance at Flo Boutique in Detroit, $20 at the door or online at

Sunday, July 31

Jazz and Soul Brunch
Andiamo Riverfront Restaurant
Noon-4 p.m., brunch served at 1 p.m., showtime at 2 p.m.
Offical Pride Closing Party
Mars Bar
10001 Jos Campau in Hamtramck
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Admission $10

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