PRIDE Weekend August 2018

Stonewall Alliance Presents Chico PRIDE Weekend 2018

Celebrate our diverse LGBTQIA2S+ community during Stonewall Alliance Center’s Annual Chico PRIDE Weekend taking place Thursday, August 23–Sunday, August 26. PRIDE 2018’s theme this year is “Seeds of Change,” marking our commitment to better our own ethical practices, while empowering others to take a stand and affect change in their own ways. To this end, we are introducing an environmentally sustainable ‘Greening’ to Chico PRIDE–including the elimination of single-use plastic cups and bottles, composting plates and food waste, and adding free bicycle valet services to most of our events. 

PRIDE Weekend will consist of the following events:

Thursday, August 23

"Queer Justice is Racial Justice" (all ages) – Chico Peace & Justice Center (526 Broadway St) from 6-8 p.m.

QJRJ aims to center those of the LGBTQIAA2S+ BILPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx and People of Color) community. Join us for a program of spoken word performances, discussion, music and live art!

“Let Me Be Perfectly Queer” (ages 21+) - Duffy’s Tavern (337 Main Street) at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 8 p.m.)

Produced by Cattywampus Entertainment, this special lineup will showcase hand-selected our favorite LGBTQIA2S+ comedians!

Friday, August 24

PRIDE Variety Show: “In Bloom” (ages 18+) – Women’s Club (592 E. 3rd St.) at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)

With dynamic, daring, delightful entertainers, this night of celebration will illuminate the true definition of queer entertainment. 21+ no-host bar. Seating is limited. First come, first served! $10-$15 suggested donation.

Teen PRIDE Dance: “Glamorous Garden” (ages 13-17)Trinity United Methodist Church (285 E. 5th St.) from 7–10 p.m.

The Teen Dance will be a safe space for teens to connect, dance, and express themselves proudly. The dance will be hosting drag appearances, free food and Mocktail bar, a photo-booth, and other fun activities. Admission is free!

Saturday, August 25

PRIDE Festival: “Seeds of Change” (all ages) – Downtown City Plaza (W. 4th St.) from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The PRIDE Festival will feature live bands, performances, speakers, and vendors who offer LGBTQ+ resources in Chico. If you are interested in hosting a booth, please visit the PRIDE website. $5-$10 suggested donation.

PRIDE Fierce & Fun Queer Sounds with Beer Garden (all ages) – Chico Women’s Club from 2–6 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this special event where there will be food, live DJ’s and bands, as well as a 21+ no-host bar with non-alcoholic options. $5-$10 suggested donation.

PRIDE Dance (ages 18+) – Chico Women’s Club from 8 p.m.–12 a.m.

The 18+ PRIDE Dance will be nothing but music, lights, and amazing people to surround yourself with! There will be a photo-booth, live DJ’s, and a 21+ no-host bar. $5-$10 suggested donation.

Sunday, August 20

PRIDE Community Brunch (all ages) – Oak Grove in Lower Bidwell Park (South Park Drive) from 9–12 p.m.

End your weekend at the free PRIDE Brunch with delicious food provided by Leon Bistro. Donations accepted.

Interested in being a volunteer, vendor, sponsor, or buying a $45 Pride Patron Pass? For more information, please call Stonewall at (530) 893-3336, email pride@stonewallchico.org, or visit the Chico PRIDE website.

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