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.
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 http://www.e-kick.org 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 http://www.facebook.com/recboyz
Thursday, July 28
Interfaith candelight vigil at Palmer Park in Detroit
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
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
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
-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
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
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 http://www.hotwaxxproductions.com
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
10001 Jos Campau in Hamtramck
10 p.m.-2 a.m.