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Virginia Pride 2013 Party Guide

Whether you are looking for a cabaret show, a dance floor, or simply a trough of vodka, this weekend pretty much has it all.

MatthewLeonard | September 24, 2013

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

Host: Barcode

Event: Pride Launch Martini Night : Love in all flavors

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

Event: The VAUDEVILLIANS starring Jinkx Monsoon

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

Event: Chez Bouche’: Pride Kick Off Show at 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


Host: Barcode

Event: GayRVA Mag Launch and Absolut Bar Crawl

Description: Drink, dance and celebrate with G Magazine No. 2. - Sets by DJ Plumpy Performance by Negative Gemini Special Cocktails by Absolute Vodka Ginch Gonch Underwear, dancing, surprises. 



Host: Godfrey’s

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

Host: Barcode

Event: Barcode presents LEVEL UP! Pride Afterparty!

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

Event: NU’s Pride Party w Euro Super Duo La Bouche

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

Event: Animal Presents Pride, Patio, Party! with DJ Con

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.


Host: Godfrey’s

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!”