Mixed Media Santa Fe Pride 2015

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A vast ar­ray of Pride events oc­cur this week­end, be­gin­ning Fri­day, June 26, at the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Con­ven­tion Cen­ter Court­yard (201 W. Marcy St.). Fri­day at 6 p.m. marks the monthly meet­ing of the gay so­cial group Friends of Dorothy, where a $5 sug­gested cover charge ben­e­fits Santa Fe HRA Pride. The Venus Ladies Dance be­gins at 9 p.m. at the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, and the men’s Locker Room Dance starts at 10 p.m. down the street at Blue Rooster (101 W. Marcy St.). Each dance has a cover charge of $10. Satur­day, June 27, kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with the Bot­toms Up Pride Brunch at The High Note (132 W. Wa­ter St.), fea­tur­ing a con­ti­nen­tal break­fast, cock­tails, and cof­fee for $10. The Santa Fe Pride pa­rade — “Color Our World with Pride” — starts at 1 p.m. at the PERA build­ing (1120 Paseo de Peralta) and winds its way through down­town to the post of­fice on South Fed­eral Place. The Pride Fes­ti­val, spon­sored by Santa Fe HRA, is from 2 to 6 p.m. on the Plaza. Alt-Pride, another group host­ing events this week­end, spon­sors Queer­topia at Iconik Cof­fee Roast­ers (1600 Lena St.), at 4 p.m., an arts ex­hi­bi­tion, po­etry read­ing, and drag show with cock­tails by Su­san’s Fine Wine and Spir­its. At 8 p.m., alt-Pride and the Lulz Com­edy Show present les­bian stand-up leg­end Cameron Es­pos­ito at Sky­light (139 W. San Fran­cisco St.), along with a few lo­cal comics. Tick­ets to the 18-and-over-show are $15 in ad­vance and $20 at the door, and can be pur­chased by vis­it­ing the bar’s web­site. Santa Fe HRA and Blue Rooster team up for the Rooster Pride Party at 9 p.m. Fif­teen dol­lars gets you into Blue Rooster and the Con­ven­tion Cen­ter to dance to DJ Oona, DJ Gut­ter­mouth, and King Ge­orge. Fi­nally, on Sun­day, June 28, Pride wraps up with a Tea Dance on the roof of the Drury Plaza Ho­tel (828 Paseo de Peralta) from 1 to 5 p.m. Tick­ets to the event, which is a ben­e­fit for the HRA schol­ar­ship fund, are $20, and there is a cash bar. For in­for­ma­tion about Santa Fe Pride events for 2015, visit www.santafehra.org, www.sky­light.com, and www.blueroost­er­bar.com.

— Jen­nifer Levin

Cameron Es­pos­ito

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