June Nightlife: Baltimore, MD
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Below are Adrian's June picks for Baltimore, MD
by Adrian Leigh a.k.a. Ada Buffett
"I Got My Pride Drag Show" - A Kick-off to Pride (this is a 21 & over only event)
Date: Sunday, June 14th
This event is part of a monthly Drag Show held at Club Mixers, 6307 Belair Rd, Baltimore, Md 21206 - (410) 599-1952. Performances to include many local favorite (and not so favorite) performers from the Baltimore area. Hosted by Tia Chambers & Dj Lord Byron.
Twilight On The Terrance - A Pride Fundraiser Event
Hosted by Gertrude's restaurant @ the BMA
Date: Friday June 19, 2009
Start Pride weekend in style! Join us on Gertrudeâ€™s beautiful terrace at the historic Baltimore Museum of Art for a night of hors dâ€™oeuvres, cocktails, music, dancing and, of course, art. Enjoy a martini while taking a stroll through the Baltimore Museum of Artâ€™s beautiful sculpture garden or put down the drink, grab a dance partner and boogie.
Baltimore Gay Pride Parade & Block Party
Date: Saturday June 20, 2009
(the ONLY time that ON - STREET alocohol consumption is allowed for any Pride Events in Baltimore!!!)
Baltimore's Pride weekend kicks off its 33rd year with a parade starting at 4pm along Charles St from Franklin & Charles St. The parade begins with the annual High Heel Race that is followed by floats, cars, and walking groups from all over the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas all in the name of PRIDE. Bring your coolers, chairs, and party gear early because the streets fill quickly with parade-goers looking for that perfect spot early in the day. The Annual Block Party follows the parade with people spilling onto the intersections of Charles and Eager streets. The festivities continue until around 10pm with local entertainers, singers, and various performances that gets all wraped up with our headliner of this year... Amber!!!
Baltimore Gay Pride Festival
The Baltimore Gay Pride Festival this year will be held in Druid Hill Park from 11am - 6pm ... there is a fee to PARK on the park grounds, and spaces tend to fill up quickly so come early for a good spot! The Pride Festival is loaded with many vendors from local artists / gay & gay - friendly shops, Food / Beer, Entertainment by local and nationally known artists on several stages throughout the park.
Date: Parade & Festival June 13th & 14th
Approximately 250,000 people attend Capital Pride, making it one of the largest LGBT Pride events in the nation.
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