Celebrate LGBT Pride off the fairgrounds at these events
By Compiled by Laura Marrich
Thursday, June 12
Evolution Downtown—“Time Warp Thursdays" with DJ Devin, hosted by Sabryna Williams and featuring a special live performance by Robin S. ("It Must be Love," "Love for Love," "Show Me Love"), 9:30 p.m. 21+
Lotus Nightclub and VIP Ultralounge—“Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Beach Party" pre-Pride party. $10 for 18+, $5 for 21+. A percentage of the proceeds goes to Albuquerque Pride and New Mexico AIDS Services. Doors open at 10 p.m. 18+
UNM Keller Hall— NM Gay Men's Chorus presents "Why We Sing," featuring Mariachi Orgullo de Nuevo Mexico, 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance from UNM or $12 at the door. Silent auction will be held and refreshments will be available. All-ages
Friday, June 13
Evolution Downtown—“CAMP Fridays" with DJ Stitch and a special live performance by LOGO TV Top 10 artist Cazwell, 9 p.m. 21+
Exhale Bar and Grille—Variety show with Micha and the UNM Theatre Department, DJ Boop, 9 p.m. $5, 21+DJ Irene, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ Leo Matthew also spins. Individual tickets are $20 for 21+, $25 for ages 18-20.
Sidewinders—Music by DJ JoJo starts at 8 p.m. 21+
Saturday, June 14
Evolution Downtown—Block party on the Fourth Street Mall starts at 8 p.m. featuring sets by DJ CuriouSoul (Las Vegas), The Wonder Twins, DJ PJ, DJ Joey Cañez (Phoenix), and headliners DJ Corey D. and DJ Eddie X. Live performance by Pepper MaShay ("Got to Give the People," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and "Dive in the Pool" from Showtime's "Queer as Folk"). Hotel packages available at the Hyatt Downtown. Ticket information at evolutionabq.com. 8 p.m. 21+
Fairfield Marriot—“Tribal Pride" main event featuring DJ Kimberly S. and Frenchie Davis, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. DJ Leo Matthew also spins. Individual tickets are $20 for 21+, $25 for ages 18-20. After-hours "Tribal Trance" indoor pool party with The Twins. Individual tickets are $35. Dessert buffet available for VIPs and hotel guests.
Sidewinders—Sidewinders "Pride Celebration." Music by DJ JoJo. Doors open at noon. 21+
Sunday, June 15
Madrid, N.M.—“Meet Me in Madrid" tea/pool party starts at 2 p.m. A Rather Queer Cabaret, 3-7 p.m., includes magic acts, music, dance and mind-readers "all done in the random low-tech ridiculous tone you expect in Madrid." DJs Miss Ginger and Miss Philli spin from 4-7 p.m. Beer garden, barbecue (veggie included), horseshoes, volleyball and other games. Tickets are $15 at the gate, or pay $25 and take the party bus from Albuquerque or Santa Fe (departing at 2 p.m., returning at 8:30 p.m.) Contact The Mine Shaft Tavern for tickets and bus details: (505) 473-0743, themineshafttavern.com.
Exhale Bar and Grille—Pride Champagne brunch opens at noon with dollar mimosas and entertainment. Pride barbecue at 5 p.m., Boop Karaoke at 7:30 p.m. No cover all day, 21+DJ Eldon, DJ Justin Roberts and surprise guests by the outdoor pool, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Individual tickets are $15 for 21+, $20 for ages 18-20.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church—NM Gay Men's Chorus presents "Why We Sing," featuring Mariachi Orgullo de Nuevo Mexico, 3 p.m. $10 in advance from Larry's Hats (3102 Central SE) or a chorus member, or $12 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (114 Carlisle SE, just south of Central). All-ages
Sidewinders—“Sunday Beer Blast" featuring the United Court of the Sandias, 4-8 p.m. Free burgers and hot dogs. Music by DJ JoJo. 21+
Thursday, June 19
Las Cruces, N.M.— Normal Heart Community Ventures and the Southwest LBGT Press get-together and fundraiser at Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant (1750 Calle De Mercado, in the Mercado off Avenida de Mesilla), 6:30 p.m. Order what you want and pay for what you get, then add in a $10 additional "tip" to the organizations. Dessert raffle. RSVP to Steve Helmreich at (575) 522-3675 or Helmreich@zianet.com by Monday, June 16.
Saturday, June 20
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Heroes and Icons" fifth annual LGBT art exhibition featuring Delmas Howe and Kim Russo. In Art Gallery of Fine Art, Gallerie Estevan, Pippin Meikle Fine Art and John Moseley Fine Art. (All galleries are located on Delgado Street between Canyon Road and East Alameda.) Opening reception is from 5-8 p.m. Runs through Saturday, June 28.
Saturday, June 21
Las Cruces, N.M.— Southern New Mexico Pride features a walking parade around the Downtown Mall (lineup begins at 9:50 a.m.), grand marshalled by Alexis Blizman of Equality New Mexico, and a picnic celebration that includes food, entertainment, speakers, craft vendors, games, a DJ and a kids’ court. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pioneer Women’s Park (500 West Las Cruces Avenue) in Las Cruces. All-ages
Sandia Resort and Casino—The Vincent R. Johnson Models of Hope Awards, presented by Pride & Equality Magazine and Equality New Mexico, 6-11 p.m. Tickets $100 per person, $750 per table. VIP tickets available. Proceeds from the silent auction and a portion of the dinner go to benefit EQNM. RSVP by June 14 at myprideonline.com or 299-0713.
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Pride Train to Lamy" sunset excursion to Lamy with cocktails, dinner and live music. $55 per person includes dinner (cash bar). Call (505) 470-9197 for tickets. Train leaves the Santa Fe Southern Station, on Guadalupe, at 7 p.m. 21+
Sidewinders—Three-year anniversary. The first 200 customers get a Sidewinders third anniversary pin at 8 p.m. 21+
Santa Fe, N.M.—Gender Offenders' third annual Pride Show. Two performances by a loose-knit crew of gender performers, circus artists and all around creative folk at 7 and 9:30 p.m., one night only. Tickets are $10-$25 (sliding scale) at Wise Fool (2778 Agua Fria, Unit D, Santa Fe, 505-992-2588). myspace.com/
Sunday, June 22
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Swim and Spin" pool party and tea dance with DJ Lena at The Lodge at Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis Drive), 2-6 p.m. $10 donation at the door benefits Pride on the Plaza. Cash bar. 21+
Monday, June 23
Santa Fe, N.M.—“The Last Great Ball” staged reading of a new play written by Nancy Mercado and commissioned by Pride on the Plaza. The Santa Fe Playhouse (142 E. DeVargas, 505-988-4262), 8 p.m. $10 donation at the door. All-ages
Tuesday, June 24
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Over the Hill and Under the Rainbow: Our Stories, Our Times,” a comedy/drama written by real people from the Santa Fe LGBT community. The Santa Fe Playhouse (142 E. DeVargas, 505-988-4262), 8 p.m. $10 donation at the door. All-ages
Wednesday, June 25
Santa Fe, N.M.—“An Evening of Comic Pride" featuring Julie Goldman and Eddie Sarfaty. At the James A. Little Theater (at the New Mexico School for the Deaf, 1060 Cerrillos at St. Francis), 8 p.m. Tickets are $18-$22 through The Lensic Box Office (505-988-1234). 18+
Thursday, June 26
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Hear the Tales, Create the Rumors,” queer life the way it was, the way it is and the ways we hope it to be. Third annual gathering hosted by Wilde Sage Elders Circle featuring a youth-elders panel and open discussion. Rainbow Vision (500 Rodeo), 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Cash bar and restaurant will be open. All-ages
Friday, June 27
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Men’s Night Out" Pride cocktail party for gay men at the Hotel St. Francis, (210 Don Gaspar), 5:30-8 p.m. $5 donation at the door benefits Pride on the Plaza. Cash bar. 21+. Also, "Dyke Dance" lesbian Pride dance at The Lodge of Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis), 8 p.m.-midnight. $10 donation at the door benefits Pride on the Plaza. Cash bar, 21+
Saturday, June 28
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Pride on the Plaza." Parade starts at noon from the Lamy Building parking lot (corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail) to the Plaza. Grand Marshal Patti Bushee, Samba Fe Band, floats and rainbow flags lead the way. Festival features music, community booths, dancing and more on the Plaza from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. All-ages
Sunday, June 29
Santa Fe, N.M.—“Reflections” concert by wind and percussion ensemble Concordia Santa Fe. St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art (107 West Place), 2 p.m. $10 donation at the door benefits Pride on the Plaza. All-ages
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