LGBT entertainment off the fairgrounds
Eric Himan performs Thursday, 6/11, at the Albuquerque Social Club, and Friday, 6/12, at Pridefest (Expo New Mexico fairgrounds).
Thursday, June 11
Albuquerque Social Club— Eric Himan (Tulsa, Okla.) performs at 10 p.m. Kimo opens at 7 p.m. ASC members only, 21+.
Exhale Nightclub and Grill—Pride Kick-Off Party with DJ Hunter. Doors open at 8 p.m. Free before 10 p.m., $5 after for 21+. $5 all night for 18+.
Lotus Nightclub and VIP Ultralounge—Gay Pride in Rainbows features DJs Xes and A.I. Wear your brightest colors to this rainbow theme party. Doors open at 10 p.m. $10 for 18+, free for 21+.
Sidewinders—Country dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at noon. 21+.
UNM Keller Hall—New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus performs "As Gay As It Gets" at 7:30 p.m. $14.50 through unmtickets.com. More info at nmgmc.org. All-ages.
Luscious Dance at Fourth Street Nightclub on Friday, 6/12
Friday, June 12
Albuquerque Social Club—DJ Madie spins at 8 p.m. ASC members only, 21+.
Exhale Nightclub and Grill—Live variety show by Guarda Las Chiches, the Breathless Dancers and the Duke City Gentz. Special guests Shannel (Las Vegas, Nev.) from LOGO's "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Bricen (Orlando, Fla.) perform. Show starts at 8 p.m. $5 pre-sale, $10 at the door: A portion of the proceeds goes to breast cancer research. 21+.
Fourth Street Nightclub— Fire presents Luscious Dance featuring DJ Cali and guests from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 advance. 18+.
Sidewinders—Club dance with DJs Jo Jo and Ruby Ohh. Doors open at noon, 21+.
Fire Pride dance party at Blackbird on Saturday, 6/13
Saturday, June 13
Albuquerque Social Club—Club opens at 8 a.m. for parade viewing and after-parade barbecue. DJ Madie spins from noon to 3 p.m., DJ Scoobie spins until 8 p.m. and DJ Stitch closes it out. Special guest Shannel from "RuPaul's Drag Race" appears with Albuquerque's Arianna (Mr. Pride 2006) and Anastasia (Miss Pride 2006) at 10 p.m. ASC members only, 21+.
Blackbird Buvette— Fire Womyn dance party features DJs Melanie Moore, Anita, Nicolatron and Boston, and special performances by September Smith, Say Wut, ABQ Kings Club and belly dancers. $10 advance, $15 at the door before 11 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. 21+.
Exhale Nightclub and Grill—Keep It Going Dance Party featuring special guests Shannel from LOGO's "RuPaul's Drag Race" and Bricen. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cover starts at $5. 21+.
Fourth Street Nightclub—Foam Party from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., Scandalous Dance from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 advance. 18+.
Sidewinders—Country and Western and club with DJs Jo Jo and Ruby Ohh. Doors open at noon, 21+.
UNM Johnson Field—AIDS Walk 2009 "steps off" at 8:30 a.m. to benefit New Mexico AIDS Services. Visit nmas.net for details on the charity walk and registration info. All-ages.
Shannel performs Friday, 6/12, and Saturday, 6/13, at Exhale.
Sunday, June 14
Exhale Nightclub and Grill—Pride Hangover Bust and BBQ. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Fourth Street Nightclub—Brunch from noon to 3 p.m., Recovery Tea Dance from 3 p.m. to midnight. $10 advance. 18+.
Sidewinders—Recovery Brunch from noon to 3 p.m., $8 all-you-can-eat. Ladies' Wolf Pack Bar with Martha bartending from 1 to 6 p.m. Primetimers general membership monthly meeting at the main bar from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday Beer Blast supports the Bears from 4 to 8 p.m. with free burgers and hotdogs.
UNM Keller Hall—New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus performs "As Gay As It Gets" at 3 p.m. $14.50 through unmtickets.com. All-ages.
Friday, June 19
Santa Fe, N.M.—Gay art show from 5 to 9 p.m. Locations TBA at press time: check santafehra.org/pride1/index.html for updates.
Xoe Fitzgerald Time Travelling Transvestite performs in Madrid on Saturday, 6/20.
Saturday, June 20
Madrid, N.M.—Meet Me in Madrid, held at the Old Coal Mine Museum, supplies food, drinks, live entertainment, dancing and ping-pong in an outdoor setting. MC and vaudeville by SLEAM, live music and drag show by Xoe Fitzgerald Time Travelling Transvestite (Joe West). $7 includes admission to the Mine Shaft Tavern. Contact the tavern for directions and more: (505) 473-0743, themineshafttavern.com.
Santa Fe, N.M.—The Gay Pride Rainbow Train takes its passengers on a "fun run" to Lamy. Barbecue around the campfire, open bar and live music included for a flat rate of $55. 5 to 10 p.m. Buy tickets online at sfsr.com or by phone at (505) 988-8600. 21+.
Sunday, June 21
Santa Fe, N.M.—Swim and Spin pool party includes a DJ and bar at The Lodge of Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis) from 1 to 6 p.m. $10. 21+.
Monday, June 22
Santa Fe, N.M.—“The Golden Girls Live." The infamous "gay episodes" of the TV show performed live at the Santa Fe Playhouse (142 E. DeVargas, 505-988-4262). Seating is first come, first served at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. $5 to $25 suggested donation benefits the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance and the Santa Fe Playhouse.
Tuesday, June 23
Santa Fe, N.M.—“The Golden Girls Live." See Monday, June 22 listing.
Wednesday, June 24
Santa Fe, N.M.—“The Golden Girls Live." See Monday, June 22 listing.
Thursday, June 25
Santa Fe, N.M.—An evening of gay comedy with LOGO TV personality ANT. 7:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art's St. Francis Auditorium (107 West Palace). Call the Lensic Box Office at (505) 988-1234 for tickets: $15 for seniors and students, $18 general admission.
Ivanna Bump leads Southern New Mexico Pride’s Drag Bingo fundraiser on Friday, 6/26.
Friday, June 26
Las Cruces, N.M.—Drag Bingo with Ivonna Bump, 7 to 10 p.m. at the NMSU Golf Course Clubhouse (3000 Herb Wimberly, 575-646-3219). Suggested donation of $5 for six games and $10 for 12 games. All-ages.
Santa Fe, N.M.—Men's Night Out begins at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel (100 Sandoval). $5 suggested donation, 21+.
Santa Fe, N.M.—Dyke Dance featuring DJ Donna Every is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Lodge (750 N. St. Francis). $10, 21+.
Wenda Watch and Honey Harris host Santa Fe’s Pride on the Plaza on Saturday, 6/27.
Saturday, June 27
Las Cruces, N.M.—Southern New Mexico Pride's 2009 theme is "40 Years After Stonewall: Partners in Pride." Walking parade around the Downtown Mall and a picnic celebration includes entertainment and vendors at Pioneer Women's Park (500 West Las Cruces Avenue) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Randy Granger, Belle and Alister M perform. southernnmpride.org. All-ages.
Las Cruces, N.M.—Inaugural Southern New Mexico Pride Queer Bake-Off and Recipe Auction is noon to 1 p.m. at the WIA building (240 North Raymond, across the street from Pioneer Women's Park). southernnmpride.org.
Las Cruces, N.M.—2009 Southern New Mexico Pride Dance features DJ Sandra Ware from 8 p.m. to midnight at Eddie’s Bar and Grill (901 Avenida de Mesilla, 575-524-8603). $5, 21+.
Santa Fe, N.M.—Pride on the Plaza parade starts from the PERA building at noon. Wenda Watch and Honey Harris host the celebration at a new location this year: the Santa Fe Railyard Park. Commercial vendors, food booths, beer garden, kids’ play area and entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lauren Hildebrandt headlines. santafehra.org. All-ages.
Sunday, June 28
Las Cruces, N.M.—Southern New Mexico Pride Pool Party, held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Desert Hills Pool (5800 La Reina, 575-382-7000). All-ages.
Santa Fe, N.M.— Concordia Santa Fe concert, 2 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art's St. Francis Auditorium (107 West Palace). $10 suggested donation, all-ages.
Albuquerque venues featured in our Pride Guide Albuquerque Social Club 4021 Central NE • 262-1088(Private club. Memberships are available for $15 and good for all events through 2009.)Blackbird Buvette509 Central NW • 243-0878 myspace.com/theblackbirdbuvetteExhale Nightclub and Grill6132 Fourth Street NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque • 342-0049 exhaleabq.comFourth Street Night Club109 Fourth Street NW (between Central and Copper) • 243-1093 4thstreetnightclub.comLotus Nightclub and VIP Ultralounge211 Gold SW • 243-0955, VIP reservations 804-5574 lotusabq.comSidewinders8900 Central SE • 275-1616 sidewindersranch.com
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