Curious about the Pride festivities, but clueless on how to join in? We'll point you in the right direction. This year's event, themed "Equal Rights: No More, No Less," is an opportunity to show your support and enjoy a variety of activities, including music, art, discourse and a parade. Come out to celebrate the diversity and equality of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community. For more details, check out www.ABQPride.com, or call 873-8084.
Thursday, June 9
6 p.m.--Opening dinner with the artist for exhibit of Stations: A Gay Passion by Delmas Howe, with special guest artist Judy Chicago and art critic Edward Lucie-Smith. The cost is $150 per person and will be held at the Hispanic Arts Building at Expo New Mexico. Reserve your seat by calling 301-3058.
Friday, June 10
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.--Public opening of Delmas Howe's Stations: a Gay Passion, Hispanic Arts Building. Suggested donation, $1.
6 p.m.--Pride VIP/sponsor reception and Art Show Awards; book signing by Harmony Hammond.
7 to 10 p.m.--Community reception for Stations: A Gay Passion exhibit including wine and cheese. Suggested donation, $10.
8 p.m.--Screening of the documentary The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe, Hispanic Arts Building. Wine and cheese included. Suggested donation, $10.
Saturday, June 11
8:30 to 10 a.m.--Parade lineup check-in at UNM's Johnson Field.
10 a.m.--Judging of motorized entries at lineup.
10:30 a.m.--Pride Parade! Slather on the sunscreen and claim your spot on the route, heading east on Central between San Pedro and Girard. Parking at Expo New Mexico, Gate 4 off San Pedro, $2 per car.
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.--Pridefest at Expo New Mexico: over 100 vendors; four stages, including a main stage, children's stage, karaoke and drag stages; plus lots of food and drink. Admission is $3 adults, $1 kids.
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.--Showing of The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe documentary, Hispanic Arts Building. Suggested donation, $1.
1 p.m.--Tour by the artist of Stations: A Gay Passion. Delmas Howe takes you through his exhibit. Suggested donation, $1.
8 to 11 p.m.--Youth Dance at the School Arts Building