Albuquerque Pride Schedule
By Shannon O'Neill
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
Annual Winter Solstice Concert at First United Methodist Church
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, Cantata BWV 151, a selection of beautiful Renaissance motets of the season and recent music from Irsee Monastery in Bavaria.
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