Ferndale, Lansing and Grand Rapids, oh my!

By | 2012-06-14T09:00:00-04:00 June 14th, 2012|Guides|
Ferndale Pride

Thursday, June 14
Beyond The Bar 2012: Opening Reception
Presenting Organization: Affirmations
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
Contact: 248-398-7105, http://www.GoAffirmations.org
Join Affirmations in celebrating a unique collection of applied arts, during the opening reception at the Affirmations center. Appetizers, wine and beer, will accompany this showcase; along with musical selections from some of the area’s finest DJs.

Dino’s Back Alley
Presenting Organization: Dino’s Bar and Grill
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Dino’s Lounge, 22740 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
Contact: http://www.FerndalePride.com
Official pre-glow kickoff party in the newly renovated alley and patio/garden behind Dino’s Bar and Grill.

Friday, June 15
Cruise for a FUNdraiser
Presenting Organization: The Forum Foundation
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Diamond Jack’s River Tours, Detroit
Contact: http://www.TheForumFoundation.org
Join the Forum Foundation for the annual river cruise to support their LGBT scholarship mission. Tickets are $40 each and include hor d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and dance music by DoublePlay DJ Services. Tickets available at Just 4 Us and Five15.

Light the Night Against Hate
Presenting Organization: Ferndale Pride
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Ferndale
Re-designed for 2012 as a self-directed walking tour through downtown Ferndale and its adjoining neighborhoods. Walkers will visit welcome stations along the way where they can learn more about historical and contemporary issues surrounding hate in our schools and communities, including hateful speech in social media and online bullying. Walkers may also participate in a candle lighting ceremony and carry colorful glow sticks to visibly unite against hate.

Motor City Bears Charity Dinner
Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Zion Lutheran, 143 Albany St., Ferndale
Contact: 248-470-4449, http://www.MotorCityBears.com
Motor City Bears’ 6th Annual Fundraiser for Affirmations and Ruth Ellis Center. Menu includes roasted pork loin and chicken pasta primavera. Tickets: $15 adults, $7.50 children. Accompanied by a silent auction of gift cards and donated arts and services.

Tupperware Party with Dixie Longate
Presenting Organization: Equality for A Cause, Inc. and Five 15
Time: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Location: Above Five15, 215 W. Fifth Avenue, Royal Oak
Contact: http://www.Five15.net/Dixie
America’s #1 tupperware Lady Dixie Longate for a limited engagement. All proceeds will benefit Affirmations. VIP Tickets: $100. General Admission: $25.

Saturday, June 16
Bears in Speedos Car Wash
Presenting Organization: Motor City Bears
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Level One Bank, 22635 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
Contact: 248-470-4449, http://www.MotorCityBears.com
Motor City Bears’ popular speedo car wash. Fundraiser for the Affirmations community center and Ruth Ellis Center. Suggested Donation: $5.

Summer Bash Pride Afterparty
Presenting Organization: Splash Night Club
Time: 10 p.m.
Location: Splash Night Club, 9819 Conant, Hamtramck
Contact: Facebook search “2012 Summer Bash–Pride Afterparty!”
$5 cover until 11:30, valet available. Drink specials, VIP booths and music by DJ Chico.

Third Annual Southeast Michigan Dyke March
Presenting Organization: Southeast Michigan Dyke March
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Withington Lot Alley and marching along Nine Mile Road
Contact: http://www.SEMIDykeMarch.org
Marching to promote visibility, inclusion and equality for lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. Rally at Geary Park at 2:30 p.m.

Tupperware Party with Dixie Longate
Presenting Organization: Equality for A Cause, Inc. and Five 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Above Five15, 215 W. Fifth Avenue, Royal Oak
Contact: http://www.Five15.net/Dixie
America’s #1 tupperware Lady Dixie Longate for a limited engagement. All proceeds will benefit Affirmations. VIP Tickets: $100. General Admission: $25.

Sunday, June 17
Ferndale Pride
Presenting Organization: Ferndale Pride
Time: 12-7 p.m.
Location: Along W. Troy St., Ferndale
Booths and entertainment. Ferndale Pride strives to recognize and promote pride for the LGBT and ally communities, working with residents, businesses, community groups, and all segments of the community to welcome and promote the celebration of diversity.

The Rainbow Run 5k
Presenting Organization: Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Along W. Troy St., Ferndale
The Rainbow Run is a 5k run/walk for acceptance and diversity. Spearheaded by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by Comerica Bank, the run will weave through the streets of downtown Ferndale the morning of the Ferndale Pride Market Days as one of the many events taking place throughout the Ferndale Pride weekend.

Tupperware Party with Dixie Longate
Presenting Organization: Equality for A Cause, Inc. and Five 15
Time: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Above Five15, 215 W. Fifth Avenue, Royal Oak
Contact: http://www.Five15.net/Dixie
America’s #1 tupperware Lady Dixie Longate for a limited engagement. All proceeds will benefit Affirmations. VIP Tickets: $100. General Admission: $25.

Michigan Pride

Friday, June 15
White Party
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Location: Testival Tent, Esquire, Grand Cafe and Spiral Dance Bar
Contact: http://www.Michiganpride.org
One ticket for four venues throughout the Lansing area. Michigan’s largest white attire event.

Pride at Eve
Presenting Organization: Eve at The B.O.B.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: 20 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.WestMIPride.org
Presented by West Michigan Pride and The Matthew Agency, hosted by The Princess of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4. Progressive drink specials, masks capes and tights encouraged for the sexiest superhero costume contest. Cover: $10.

Saturday, June 16
Commitment Ceremony
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Capitol steps, Lansing
Contact: http://www.Michiganpride.org
Annual commitment ceremony at the steps of Lansing’s capitol building.

Michigan Pride
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Burchard Park, Old Town, Lansing
Contact: http://www.MichiganPride.org
Vendors and performances from God-des & She and Chris Willis.

State Pride March
Presenting Organization: Michigan Pride
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing to State Capitol
Contact: http://www.Michiganpride.org
Staging at 10 a.m. and kickoff at 11 a.m.

West Michigan Pride

Friday, June 16
Pride Premiere Movie Night
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: The Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.WestMIPride.org
World Premiere of the upcoming LGBT movie “Jamie and Jessie are Not Together,” to be preceded by refreshments and a reception.

Saturday, June 17
West Michigan Pride Festival
Presenting Organization: West Michigan Pride
Time: 1-9 p.m.
Location: Riverside Park, Grand Rapids
Contact: http://www.WestMIPride.org
Vendors, food, refreshments, games and entertainment.

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