Hotter Than July 2008

BTL Staff
By | 2017-08-07T09:00:00-04:00 August 7th, 2017|News|

It’s hot outside – but it’s about to get Hotter Than July in Detroit. The 13th annual event kicks off this Saturday and continues with over a week of music, dancing, socializing and learning with the Motor City’s black gay community. Here’s BTL’s own list of must-attend events – clip it out and put it on your agenda!

Saturday, July 19

9th annual Ruth Ellis Pride March
5 p.m. Pride March registration
Woodward Ave. in front of the tennis courts, 6:15 p.m.

Ruth Ellis Birthday Celebration
In Palmer Park immediately following the pride march
Honoring the late Ruth Ellis; Birthday Refreshment Served

Wednesday, July 23

HTJ! 2008 Art Exhibition and Reception
An evening of art, music, networking and fun with many special guests.
Everyone is welcomed, and no dress code is required.
Music and art provided by Detroit artist.
Includes light refreshments, open cash bar.
Official schedules and pride guides available.
Sponsored by Liberal Art Gallery of Detroit
Hilton Garden Inn, 6-10 p.m.
351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit

Thursday, July 24

Interfaith Candlelit Vigil
Blue Spruce Memorial Tree, 7:30-9 p.m.
Palmer Park, Detroit

HTJ! 2008 Film Festival Mixer
Sponsored By S.P.I.C.E.
Feature Film “Don’t Go” by Amber Sharp
Legal Aid & Defender Assoc. Amphitheatre, 7 p.m.
613 Abbott Street, Detroit

Friday, July 25

Genesis Conference Workshops VIII
A.L.O.R.D.E. Collective Presents:
“Your Body, Your Temple,” a black, lesbian health symposium
The Hilton Garden Inn, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit

Opening Party, presented by “HOTWAXX” Productions
Featuring DJ Aaron-Carl, DIVA and Veronique
$10 before midnight, $15 after
Backstreet, 9 p.m.
15606 Joy, Detroit

Saturday, July 26

13th Palmer Park Festival:
Bring your own picnic basket
Special Guest Performance by Bry’nt of New York City
12-8 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

Jazz and Soul Brunch
Brunch served at 1 p.m., musical performance at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets: $30, available at
The Vu in Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

Closing Party with live performances
Via Nove
344 West 9 mile, Ferndale

All events subject to cancellation. Please check for updates.

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