TUCSON (Observer Update) - June 26 will mark the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement. Cities and towns across the globe will be holding events and festivals to mark this important occasion.
In the Old Pueblo, a series of events are being held to mark LGBT Pride in Southern Arizona, being overseen by Tucson Pride, and they are scheduled from June 17-27.
Wed, June 17, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. An Evening with Wicked author Gregory Maguire, The Loft Cinema-3233 East Speedway Blvd. The Pima County Public Library presents author Gregory Maguire as part of its Annual GLBT Author event. Maguire will present a talk on the creation of the Wicked series and will read from his books. Mr. Maguire will sign books following the presentation.
Friday-Sunday, June 19-21, Bisbee Pride (bisbeepride.com). Kick off Pride Week and join Tucson Pride as we celebrate LGBT Pride in Bisbee. Though located in a small town, Bisbee Pride is big on fun, entertainment, and great people who are excited to welcome you to their amazing town.
Friday, June 19, Gaystock, The Biz - 2900 East Broadway Blvd. Join us at the Biz for an evening of peace, love, and understanding that spans generations.
Saturday, June 20, 9:00 p.m. Boys R Us presents “All Eyes on Me,” at the Hotel Congress - 311 East Congress Street. Bold and Bold and daring, Boys R Us dives in to the spirit of Pride and reveals whats underneath. Sex, Politics and Pride - we're pulling no stops, holding no bars - celebrate your pride with the boys at Club Congress.
Sunday, June 21, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Colors - 5305 East Speedway Blvd. Join Colors for dinner at Colors. Colors will donate 10% of your pre-tax food and beverage order to TIHAN.
Tuesday, June 23, Eon Dinner and a Movie, Eon Youth Lounge - Call (520) 620-6245 for directions. Join Eon for dinner and a movie at the Eon Youth Lounge. Event open to youth 23 years of age and younger.
Tuesday, June 23, 8:00 p.m., Girlyman, Hotel Congress- 311 East Congress Street
Club Congress celebrates Pride Week with one of the nation’s best acts, Girlyman. Great harmonies and great music are hallmarks of Atalnta Ga's Girlyman, bouyed by a nation of rabid "Girlyfans". A fantastic night of music and fun. Must be 21 or older to attend. To purchase tickets visit hotelcongress.com
Wednesday, June 24, Wingspan Night Out at The Claim Jumper- 3761 East Broadway Blvd. Join Wingspan for a night of food, drinks, and fabulous gaiety at the Claim Jumper restaurant at El Con Mall. Claim Jumper will donate 10% of your pre-tax food and beverage order to Wingspan when you present the event flyer to your server. Wingspan is not allowed to hand the flyer out on the night, so please visit wingspan.org to download and print your very own and hand to your server on the night. Call (520) 795-2900 to make a reservation.
Thursday, June 25, Steak Night at the Venture-N- 1239 North Sixth Avenue. Join us at Venture-N and get your steak on!
Friday, June 26, Family Tradition Fundraiser at the Coyote Moon - 915 West Prince Road. A fundraiser to assist the Observer, our local community newspaper, in continued service. It's a night of country music, dancing, performances, and raffles. Join us for some Friday Fun!
Saturday, June 27, Wet Party at Woody’s -3710 North Oracle Road. Join Woody’s on June 27th from 8 p.m. until close for their monthly Wet Party. Check website and myspace for updates. (myspace.com/4mywoodys)
For more information, visit tucsonpride.org.
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