Beam­ing with pride

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

This week­end marks the of­fi­cial be­gin­ning of Santa Fe Pride, the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of the lo­cal gay, les­bian, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der, and ques­tion­ing (GLBTQ) com­mu­nity pre­sented by the Santa Fe Hu­man Rights Al­liance. Things start at 5:30 p.m. Fri­day, June 18, with an art ex­hibit and re­cep­tion at Louie’s Corner Café (229 Gal­is­teo St., 820-2253, no charge). Fri­day to Sun­day and Thurs­day, June 18 to 20 and 24, at Santa Fe Play­house (142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262, www.santafe­play­house.org) you can catch Paul Rud­nick’s com­edy The New Cen­tury. From 5 to 10 p.m. Satur­day, June 19, the Santa Fe South­ern Rail­way op­er­ates its Pride Train to Lamy and presents a bar­be­cue pic­nic ($55 per per­son, 989-8600, www.sfsr.com). From 2 to 8 p.m. Sun­day, June 20, The Lodge at Santa Fe (750 N. St. Francis Drive, 992-5800) hosts the Swim and Spin pool­side dance party with guest DJs. There is a $5 sug­gested do­na­tion.

Openly gay Epis­co­palian Bishop Eu­gene Robin­son speaks at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, June 24, at St. Francis Au­di­to­rium in the New Mex­ico Mu­seum of Art, 107 W. Palace Ave. ($15). On Fri­day, June 25, hit the Men’s Pink Fri­day Pool Party (5 to 10 p.m.) or the Dyke Dance (8 p.m.) at The Lodge at Santa Fe for some 21-and-over fun ($5 for the pool party, $10 for the dance). The pa­rade fea­tur­ing grand mar­shal and for­mer SFHRA pres­i­dent Don­ald Stout starts at noon Satur­day, June 26, and ends with a free com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion at the Rai­l­yard Park that lasts un­til 6 p.m. Also 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 26, Ware­house 21 teen-arts cen­ter (1614 Paseo de Per­alta, 989-4423, www.ware­house21.org) presents a free GLBTQ youth party hosted by drag per­former Wenda Watch, with live mu­sic, food, and spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties. Wrap­ping up the pride cel­e­bra­tion is a free per­for­mance by Con­cor­dia Santa Fe wind en­sem­ble at 2 p.m. Sun­day, June 27, at St. Francis Au­di­to­rium. Visit www.santafehra.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

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