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Pride events calendar Sept. 23-25

Friday, Sept. 23


3–6 p.m. “Pridetini Fest” at the Bar of Grasshopper on Ninth St. Benefit for the N.C. Pride marching band with special drinks.

6 p.m. Pride Crawl on Ninth St. with coffee and desserts at Madhatter Café.

8-11p.m. Pride In Women Acoustic Showcase at Bakkus on 9th St. Performers include Annette Warner, Laura Blackley and Someone’s Sister. $15.00 cover includes all you can eat wings and munchie bar. Free CD for all patrons and continous door prizes all night.

8 p.m. Internationally known opera soprano Susan Dunn in concert at Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium. Benefit concert for the John Barlett Care Fund, HIV Clinic Duke Hospital.

9 p.m.-3a.m. Official N.C. Pride Women’s Party at Visions featuring Drag Kings.

9 p.m. Cuntry Kings Drag King Pride Show — location TBA.

10 p.m. Magnus Events “Big Top” Circuit Party in American Tobacco Warehouse courtyard with DJ Mike Lake from D.C. along with circus acts and performers.

Chapel Hill

5-8:30 p.m. Pride coffee and desserts at Café Driade.

8 p.m. Pride coffee and desserts at Third Place at Five Points.

10 p.m. Men’s Magazine Model Dave Deker at Flex Bar.

10 p.m. Official “Embrace Party” at Legends nightclub.

10 p.m. Official “Embrace Party” at Capital Corral nightclub.

11:15 p.m. St. John’s MCC Gospel Drag Show at Capital Corral Club.


10 p.m. Official “Pride Glow Party” at Warehouse 29.


10 p.m. Yes I Am. Club Pre-Pride Party in downtown.

Saturday, Sept. 24

N.C. PrideFest Day Festival and Parade
“Equal Rights — No More No Less”
Durham: Festival Site at Duke East Campus.

8-9 a.m. Vendor setup at Festival grounds

8:30 a.m. N.C. Pride 5k Phantom Run and Walk (free).

9 a.m. Morning Conferences with workshops. Duke East and West Bldgs.

10 a.m. Festival grounds open with vendors and displays.

11 a.m. Ecumenical Church Service at the Gazebo.

11:15 a.m. Parade Float line up — Parade Marshall Ira Schultz.

11:15 a.m. Marching Units group leader sign-in.

11: 30 a.m. N.C. Pride Band Overture

11:55 a.m. National Anthem sung by Beartones for Opening Ceremony.

Noon. Pride Rally with speakers and dignitaries including address by Parade Grand Marshall Ira Schultz and City Councilman Mark Kleinschmidt.

12:45-2:15 p.m. Parade line-up to march with African Drums.

1 p.m. Parade Begins (official reviewing stand at Madhatter Café at the corner of Main and Broad.

2:15 p.m. N.C. Pride Band and Atlanta Freedom Band Overture on the street.

2: 30–5 p.m. Festival Stage features David Montana, Monica James, Common Woman’s Chorus, Triad and Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus, Imani Singers, The Beartones, N.C. Pride Boiz Flaggers, Drag King show and more to be announced.

3:45 p.m. Drag Queen Race on Campus Drive with prizes.

5 p.m. Day Festival Ends
NCPridefest Night Festival at Hargett St. area in Raleigh — “embrace the mood, embrace the music, embrace the night.”


7 p.m. Gospel Drag Show, St. John’s MCC, Glenwood Ave.

8–10 p.m. Open House at White Rabbit Books, featuring door prizes and refreshments.

9-10 p.m. Cocktails and Open House on the 18th floor of the Clarion Hotel from the Capital Leathermen. All welcome.

10 p.m.–4 a.m. Legends “Embrace Party” with National recording star Kristine W. singing her new hit, “I’ll Be Your Light.”

10-11 p.m. Piano Bar with Kevin at Capital Corral Club.

10 p.m.–4 a.m. Capital Corral “Embrace Party” with the well-known DJ Brian.

10 p.m.–4 a.m. Flex Club “Embrace Party” featuring male model and film star Joe Kent.


3–6 p.m. Pridetini Fest at the Bar of Grasshopper on Ninth St. Benefit for the N.C. Pride marching band with special drinks.

5:30–10 p.m. SWOOP’s “Strong Women and Heroes” dinner benefit with reception, silent auction, dinner with emcee Diane Wilson of TV Channel 11 and nationally known photographer and keynote speaker Cynthia Vagnetti. At the Sheraton Imperial RTP.

7 p.m. Fabulous Drag Bingo at the Armory in downtown Durham.

7 p.m.–4 a.m. Vision’s annual N.C. Pride “Embrace Party.” Oldies from 7-10 p.m., then house party starts at 10 p.m. with DJ Maddy.


8 p.m. Nationally known singer/songwriter Tret Fure makes her N.C. Pride and LINC show benefit at the Fayetteville Museum of Art.

Sunday, Sept. 25


10 a.m.–Noon. N.C. Pride brunch on the 20th floor restaurant of the Clarion State Capital Hotel. All welcome.

12:30–2 p.m. St. Johns MCC church service followed by the annual Pride Pig Picking luncheon.

4 p.m. Post Pride at Flex with DJ Trouble.

5:30 p.m. T-Dance and Acoustic Girl Jam ’05 at Legends featuring Lauren Lapointe of Savannah, Patty Keough of Boston and Shanna Sharp of New York.

10 p.m. Post Pride Party at Legends Club.

10 p.m. Post Pride Party at Capital Corral Club.


3:15 p.m. Post Pride HangOut at Madhatter Cafe with Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry’s on Main St.

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