Pride Calendar

BTL Staff
By | 2010-06-03T09:00:00-04:00 June 3rd, 2010|Guides|

Friday, June 4

Bear Blast Party, 9 p.m. Food, shot specials, lube wrestling, MCB contest and more. Hosted by the Motor City Bears. Menjos Complex, 928 W. McNichols, Detroit. http://www.motorcitybears.com.

Saturday, June 5

Women’s Golf OUTing, 10 a.m. Team scramble with food provided. Men welcome, too. Cost: $99, with proceeds benefiting Equality Michigan.
St. John’s Golf and Conference Center, 44034 Five Mile Road, Plymouth. 313-537-7000. http://www.equalitymi.org.
Commitment Ceremony, 11 a.m. All couples must be registered. Cost: $100, which includes certificate, program, photos, flowers and a cake. Hosted by Metropolitan Community Church. Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-399-7741. http://www.motorcitypride.org
Bears in Speedos Car Wash, 1 p.m. Now in it’s fourth year! Come get your car washed and benefit Affirmations and the Ruth Ellis Center. Hosted by the Motor City Bears. Paramount Bank, 22635 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. http://www.motorcitybears.com
Dyke March, 2 p.m. A march and rally ending in Geary Park with presentations and LGBT entertainment. Hosted by the Southeast Michigan Dyke March. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. http://www.semidykemarch.org
Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction, 5 p.m. All-you-can-eat with meat and vegetarian options available, plus salad, drinks and dessert. Tickets: $12. Hosted by the Motor City Bears. Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany, Ferndale. http://www.motorcitybears.com
Show Your Pet’s Pride on the Patio, 5 p.m. Pets, music and mingling on the patio. Club 9, 141 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. http://www.club9ferndale.com
Pie Eating Contest, 7 p.m. A new event for 2010! Hosted by the Motor City Bears. Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany, Ferndale. http://www.motorcitybears.com
Pride Run, The first-annual run with Greak Lakes Bookblack 2009 Trooper. Funds raised will go to the Affirmations youth program. Victory party starts at 9 p.m. Detroit Eagle, 1501 Holden Ave., Detroit. http://www.troopershines.com
Pre-Pride Party, 8 p.m. The first-ever WheretheGirlsR Pride celebration, with Sista Otis, visual art and drink specials. Cover: $7 over 21, $10 for ages 18-20. MET Hotel, 5500 Crooks Road, Troy. http://www.wherethegirlsrock.com
Sweet Saturday Pride Edition, 9 p.m. The weekly party, with a special Pride twist. Club 9, 141 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. http://www.club9ferndale.com

Sunday, June 6

Pride Family Picnic, 10:30 a.m. Music, games and activities for the whole family. Pack a picnic, pack the family and head over for some fun. Martin Road Park, Ferndale. http://www.motorcitypride.org
Stomp! A Gospel House Brunch, 11 a.m. Complementary brunch provided by Toast, with live DJs and the Metropolitan Community Church Choir. Club 9, 141 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. http://www.club9ferndale.com
WINK Official Launch Party, 2 p.m. Celebrating the launch of the newest Detroit queer culture website with DJs and host Adriel Fantastique. Free. Club 9, 141 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. http://www.club9ferndale.com
Motor City Pride, 12 p.m. The annual festival, featuring entertainment, dance pavilion, food and over 120 booths. Free. Downtown Ferndale. http://www.motorcitypride.org
Barbara Payton, 9 p.m. A special Pride performance by the local rock songstress. Free appetizers and drink specials. Cover: $5. Como’s Restaurant, 22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. 248-548-5005

Wednesday, June 9

Out For Dinner, 5 p.m. A pasta dinner fundraiser for Windsor Pride and the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 children, free for ages 3 and under. Fogolar Furlan Club of Windsor, 1800 N. Service Road East, Windsor. http://www.windsorpride.com

Friday, June 11

All Media Show Reception, 6:30 p.m. The meet-the-artists event for Affirmations’ Pride show in the Pittmann-Puckett Gallery, featuring a slew of local artists. Free. Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. 248-398-7105. http://www.goaffirmations.org
White Party, 9 p.m. The second annual bar crawl, taking place at the Chrome Cat, Spiral Dance Bar, Grand Cafe and Esquire Club. Admission: $10. Hosted by Michigan Pride. Old Town, Lansing. http://www.michiganpride.org

Saturday, June 12

Diversity Festival, 12 p.m. Includes vendors, youth area, open-air bar and live performances, including a performance and book signing by out country artist and Pride Grand Marshal Chely Wright. Admission: $5. Michigan Pride, Old Town, Lansing. http://www.michiganpride.org
Pride March and Rally, 12 p.m. A march with floats down Grand Avenue leading to a rally on the Capitol steps. Registration for floats and vehicles is $25. Michigan Pride, Lansing. http://www.michiganpride.org
Commitment Ceremony, 2:15 p.m. Show your love during a group ceremony as part of Michigan Pride. Michigan Pride, Lansing. http://www.michiganpride.org
Kalamazoo Pride 2010, 2 p.m. A free Pride event with entertainment, petting zoo, beer tent, vendors and guest speaker Eric Alva, a wounded Iraq War veteran and outspoken opponent of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Hosted by the Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center. Arcadia Creek Festival Site, 145 East Water Street, Kalamazoo. 269-349-4234. http://www.kglrc.org
Pride Afterparty, 9 p.m. Post-pride, party at Spiral Dance Bar, Sir Pizza, the Chrome Cat and Grand Cafe with live performances, food, drink specials and more. Michigan Pride, Grand River Ave., Lansing. http://www.michiganpride.org

Sunday, June 13

Sunday Tea Dance, 11 a.m. The party continues after Pride with a rehab brunch, including food and drink specials. Chrome Cat and Sprial Dance Bar, 226 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. http://www.thechromecat.com

Saturday, June 19

West Michigan Pride Festival, 11 a.m. Bingo, beer tent, vendors, entertainment and more. Free, but donations appreciated. West Michigan Pride, Grand Rapids. http://www.westmipride.org

Friday, June 25

Pride Banquet, 7 p.m. The annual event to honor members of Michigan’s LGBT and allied community. Theme is “Revamped,” with vampire costumes encouraged. Tickets: $40, which includes dinner, entertainment and more. Forum Foundation, 26601 Ryan Road, Warren. 248-545-1435. http://www.theforumfoundation.org

Tuesday, June 29

LGBT Pride Awards Banquet, 6 p.m. The annual dinner and awards ceremony honoring members of the LGBT community. Guest speaker will be Jay Kaplan of the ACLU of Michigan. Tickets: $25. Perceptions, 120 Ezra Rust Drive, Saginaw. 989-891-1429. http://www.perceptionssv.org.

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