Pride Guide 2011
Where the gay things are
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Wednesday, June 8
Albuquerque Social Club—VJ Stitch, 8 p.m. Members only, 21+.
Casa Esencia—Pre-Pride Glam Dance Party, presented by Alibi Group Hug and Albuquerque Pride. DJs Nicolatron, Tahnee, Mello and Cassyle spin glam rock, disco and electro. Live music by La Jaula. Drag show, complimentary hors d'oeuvres from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill, scavenger hunt, and prizes. 7 p.m. to midnight. $10 at the door, 21+.
Exhale Night Club—Pride Idol semifinals. 8:30 p.m. 21+.
Thursday, June 9
Albuquerque Social Club—Post-Candlelight Vigil opening celebration. Live performances by Kimo, Eric Himan and Namoli Brennet. 9:30 p.m. Members only, 21+.
Effex Night Club—Cazwell, 11 p.m. $10 (subject to change), 21+.
Exhale Night Club—Verge presents the Anything But Clothes Party and costume contest. Performance by Wynter Gordon. 9 p.m. 18+.
Friday, June 10
Albuquerque Social Club—DJ Madie, 8 p.m. Members only, 21+.
Effex Night Club—Pride kickoff White Party with DJ Tony Moran, 9 p.m. $20 (subject to change), 21+.
Exhale Night Club—Before Pride Had a Voice: A Tribute to the ’20s and ’40s. 9 p.m. $10, 21+.
Saturday, June 11
Albuquerque Social Club—All-day barbecue with VJ Flightphonic starts at 8 a.m. VJ Stitch and special guest Shangela, 8 p.m. Members only, 21+.
Effex Night Club—Verge presents End of the Rainbow. Shangela and Pepper Mashay performs 10 p.m. $10 (subject to change), 21+.
Exhale Night Club—Satisfaction Saturday, 4 p.m. $10, 21+.
Morningside Park—Family Pride Picnic, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See "Family Pride" in this week's feature for more details.
Radisson Resort and Water Park—Tribal Splash 2011, official after-Pride party. Twenty-four hours of all-inclusive events in a multimillion-dollar indoor water park. Kicks off with a retro pool party from 4 to 7 p.m., with Arianna hosting poolside games and performances. Buffet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tribal Splash Party goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a laser light show, aqua stage, live music by Kristine W., performances by Throb, and DJ sets from from Joe Gauthreaux (NYC), DeLorenzo and Flo-Fader. Fire Pride presented by Fire Womyn features J'Adore Dancers, Gender Offenders, Ms. September Smith, burlesque, DJ Anita Fixx and DJ Phive. After-hours Tribal Trance pool party with DJ Jesse Hutton (Texas), plus the Goddess Garden presented by Fire Womyn from 1 to 4 a.m. Tickets start at $50 and include full access to the water park. For details, advance tickets and hotel packages, visit liveintheparty.com.
Sunday, June 12
Exhale Night Club—Recovery on the Patio, 6 p.m. 21+.
Marriott Uptown—T Dance by the pool, presented by Effex.
Tuesday, June 14
Albuquerque Social Club— Kammo Karaoke, 10:30 p.m. Members only, 21+.
Wednesday, June 15
Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center—“Strap-On Sex 101," 7:30 p.m. $15, RSVP recommended at 265-5815 or selfservetoys.com.
Thursday, June 16
Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center—“Backdoor Lovers: Intro to Anal Pleasure," 7:30 p.m. $15, RSVP recommended at 265-5815 or selfservetoys.com.
Friday, June 17
Sandia Preparatory School—New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus performs Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabulousness, 7:30 p.m. $20, $15 students and seniors at Red Wing Shoes or nmgmc.org.
Santa Fe—Santa Fe Pride Art Show and Reception at Eggman and Walrus Art Emporium (130 W. Palace, second floor), 6 to 8 p.m. Details at santafehra.org.
Saturday, June 18
Santa Fe—New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus performs Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabulousness, 7 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Center (463 Paseo de Peralta). $20, $15 students and seniors at Red Wing Shoes or nmgmc.org.
Santa Fe—Pride Train to Lamy, departs from the Southern Depot. 5:30 to 9 p.m. RSVP at (505) 989-8600. Details at santafehra.org.
Sunday, June 19
Española—Santa Fe Pride's 2011 Homo Bowl at Big Rock Bowling Center (Santa Claran Hotel and Casino, 460 N. Riverside), 3 to 6 p.m. $ 15 at santafehra.org.
Sandia Preparatory School—New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus performs Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabulousness, 3 p.m. $20, $15 students and seniors at Red Wing Shoes or nmgmc.org.
Monday, June 20
Santa Fe—Dining With Pride at Cowgirl BBQ (319 S. Guadalupe). Benefiting Santa Fe Pride. Details at santafehra.org.
Tuesday, June 21
Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center—“Trans Sex Toys 101,” 10 percent of sales goes to the Transgender Resource Center of N.M. 7:30 p.m. Free, RSVP recommended at 265-5815 or selfservetoys.com.
Wednesday, June 22
Santa Fe—Dining With Pride at Louie’s Corner Café (229 Galisteo). Dining al fresco to benefit Santa Fe Pride. Details at santafehra.org.
Thursday, June 23
Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center—“Intro to Swinging,” 7:30 p.m. Free, RSVP recommended at 265-5815 or s elfservetoys.com.
Friday, June 24
Santa Fe—Santa Fe Pride's Ladies’ Dance at The Lodge (750 N. St. Francis), 8 p.m. to midnight. Details at santafehra.org.
Santa Fe—Santa Fe Pride's Pink Friday. Friends of Dorothy presents the Men’s Night Out at Luminaria (The Hotel and Spa at the Loretto Hotel, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail), 6 to 8 p.m. Details at santafehra.org.
Saturday, June 25
Santa Fe—Santa Fe Pride Parade starts at Paseo de Peralta, noon. Ends at an all-day party at the Railyard Park with live entertainment, food, vendor booths and a beer garden. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., all-ages. Details at santafehra.org.
Sunday, June 26
Santa Fe—Santa Fe Pride Swim and Spin at Buffalo Thunder (30 Buffalo Thunder Trail), 2 to 6 p.m. Details at santafehra.org.
Thursday, June 30
Self Serve Sexuality Resource Center—“BJ 101,” 7:30 p.m. $15, RSVP recommended at 265-5815 or selfservetoys.com.
Friday, Aug. 19
Taos Pride—Friday Night Gay-LaLa. Details at taospride.com.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Taos Pride—Pride in the Park, held at Kit Carson Park. Details taospride.com.
Sunday, Aug. 21
Taos Pride—Discovery/Recovery hike. Details at taospride.com.
Albuquerque venues featured in our Pride GuideAlbuquerque Social Club
4021 Central NE
(Private club. Memberships are available for $15 and good for all events through 2011.)
800 Rio Grande NW
420 Central SW
Exhale Nightclub and Grill
6132 Fourth Street NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Radisson Hotel and Water Park Albuquerque: Tribal Splash
2500 Carlisle NE