Virginia Pride 2013 Party Guide
We’re getting excited about Pride 2013! But we’re not the only ones, Richmond’s best entertainers are preparing for the weekend. You’re favorite spot is sure to have a special shindig planned. Whether you are looking for a cabaret show, a dance floor, or simply a trough of vodka, this weekend pretty much has it all. Get out this weekend and celebrate, whether you’re gay or simply a supporter, here are some events to show your pride at this weekend.
Thursday, September 26th
Description: As a kick off to pride Barcode will be throwing a party for Pinnacle, who came out as a proud supporter of the LGBT community earlier this year.
Host: NU Nightclub
Description: NU is starting pride with their first theatrical performance, the Vaudevillians, a musical comedy starring the internationally recognized Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon and co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.
Host: Babes of Carytown
Description: Keeping to the classics Babes of Carytown will be welcoming pride with a vegas-style Cabaret Spectacle with a twist. Chez Bouche’ is a “unique blend of physical and stand-up comedy, irreverent puppetry, precision lip sync, outrageous celebrity impersonations, intricately-choreographed high-energy dance numbers, and bold sex appeal!”
Friday, September, 27th
Event: Freaky Fridays
Description: Godfry’s usual Friday night routine will give you the chance to start off pride with something familiar. Maybe not too familiar though, according to their Facebook Shangela will be in attendance, as well as the Absolute crew.
Saturday, September, 29th
Description: After the Pride 2013 celebration barcode will be putting a retro spin on the festivities with their LEVEL UP! after party. There will be old school games, music from DJ Amy Alderman, and a “Smirnoff Space Invasion Reception.”
Host: NU Nightclug
Description: International superstar european duo LA BOUCHE is coming to headline NU’s Mega pride party. Here all your favorite top 40 dance hits performed live like… “Sweet Dreams”, “Be My Lover”, and more. There will also be models, reality show stars Austin and Derrick from the A-List New York, party favors, and CheapUndies.com’s team of models handing out “goodies.”
Host: Babes of Carytown
Description: In honor of RVA PRIDE weekend, ANIMAL is throwing a little shindig at Babes. There will be volleyball, music from DJ Con, and of course, food and drink.
Event: Kandy Krush: Adult Edition
Description: “Joining us all the way from LA is everyone’s favorite Pit Crew guy, the one and only Shawn Morales! Gogo dancing alongside him is the very sexy Rob Welch from The Eagle LA, and the luscious ladies of Curve Julia Ho and Danielle Hodges! Featured drag entertainers includes Alvion Arnell Davenport, Heaven-Leigh Kennedy, Patti Lovelace, Tatiyanna Voche’, Kerri Blake, and the newly crowned Miss Virginia Capital City Gay Pride!”
I am originally from a small town in North Carolina and have recently moved to Richmond. Meaning I am a novice to the ways of Richmond life, but from what I have seen it is a culturally rich environment that I look forward to diving into. My daily hustle consists of playing bass, reading, and hunting for new music. This summer I will be interning with RVA Magazine and GayRVA.com. In the fall I will be transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University where I will major in journalism.
Attorney General Mark Herring on VA PrideFest: ‘If there was ever a moment for love, courage, and yes—PRIDE!—this is it!’
The following letter is from Attorney General Mark Herring, which was featured in the 2016 Virginia PrideFest Pride Guide. You can read the guide in its entirety here, otherwise check out words from Herring, below: ———- If there was ever a moment for love, courage, and yes—PRIDE!—this is it! We have come so far together [...]September 20, 2016
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