Welcome one and all to 2018 Baltimore Pride Week! Let’s get ready to come together as “United we shine”!
Included here are all the 2018 Baltimore Pride official events. There are three categories of events:
• “Official Pride Events,” indicated as “Pride.” These are events that are created, managed, and coordinated by the Baltimore Pride Planning Committee or one of its subcommittees.
• The second category is “Official Partner Events,” planned in coordination with outside groups, and raising funds to support Baltimore Pride. They are indicated as “Partner.”
• The third category is “Official Outreach Events,” which connect the diversity of the community and its interests to Baltimore Pride, and are indicated as “Outreach.”
Note that all events scheduled at the GLCCB take place on the third floor at 2530 North Charles Street in Baltimore. This location is disabled-accessible.
The following events take place between June 9th to 23rd.
Check the next issue of Baltimore OUTloud for events planned from June 23rd to 30th and beyond.
Saturday, June 9th
1 to 4 pm: 3rd Annual Baltimore Pride Community Outreach BBQ. The Ynot Lot (4 West North Avenue) Raising awareness about LGBTQ homelessness and inspiring others to give back. Includes a cookout, vendors, clothing and hygiene giveaways, and entertainment. Hosted by B & Dee’s Baltimore Love. Free. More at Bit.ly/2J0nFir. All ages. Outreach.
1 to 4 pm: Annapolis Celebrates LGBTQ Pride: A Concert featuring Heather Mae, Olivia Mancini & Crys Matthews. Rams Head On Stage (31 West Street, Annapolis). Three talented LGBTQ Indie singer-songwriters will perform. Tickets: $20. Bit.ly/2JjgHSz. All ages. Outreach.
Sunday, June 10th
11 am to 12:15 pm: Annual Stonewall Liberation Day Pride Service. First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (10 West Franklin Street). Special guest musicians The Positive Voices of Baltimore. Rev. David Carl Olson will speak on the blessing that a hope-filled queer sensibility can give the movements for social change. Free. Facebook.com/uu.baltimore. All ages. Disabled-accessible. Outreach.
2 to 3 pm: Workshop: The Misinterpretation of Holy Scripture: Causing the “infected” and “affected” syndrome of LGBT people of faith. GLCCB. Hosted by Truth and Love Fellowship. Free. Outreach.
3:30 to 5 pm: Workshop: Queer Faith Leaders Roundtable. GLCCB. Join queer-identified clergy and lay leaders to discuss the dynamics of faith communities at various stages of welcoming, queer ways of viewing faith, and more. Free. Outreach.
Monday, June 11th
7 to 8 pm: Workshop: PrEP for Pride. GLCCB. Charm City Sisters, your favorite local activist drag nuns, proudly present a workshop dedicated to educating about prevention of HIV transmission with PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). Health care professionals from the Baltimore City Health Department talk about how to have healthy sex and stay safe while doing it. Free. Outreach.
6 pm to 2 am: 4th Annual Pride Kickoff at the Chasseur (3328 Foster Avenue). Celebrate Pride with an awesome party, featuring cocktails and drink specials benefiting the GLCCB and Baltimore Pride. Giveaways, prizes, delicious eats. Free. Bit.ly/2xLeZYQ. 21-plus. Partner.
7 pm to 10 pm: Annual Pride Interfaith Celebration. Theme: “Moving Forward: Standing on the Shoulders of Our Ancestors.” Bolton Street Synagogue (212 West Coldspring Lane) An LGBTQ-inclusive interfaith service, followed by a reception. Hosted by the Interfaith Fairness Coalition of Maryland. Free. Bit.ly/2sKZ9rA. All ages. ASL Interpreted. Disabled-accessible. Outreach.
Wednesday, June 13th
7 to 9 pm: Laugh Out Loud. Motor House (120 West North Avenue). Come chuckle with notable queer Baltimore comedians: Michael Furr, Ruby Darling, and several more. Hosted by Bunns of Steele. Tickets: $20. Bit.ly/2LWNNcu. 21-plus. Disabled-accessible, but limited floor space access. Outreach.
6 to 10 pm: Wine’d Up Wednesday at Flavor (15 East Centre Street). An upscale evening geared towards LGBTQ / SGL professionals, corporate diversity groups, and allies, featuring a premium wine tasting, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. The Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the OUTNetworking Loft. Tickets: $40 online at Bit.ly/2swDW51 and $45 at the door. Bit.ly/2Jb39wq. 21-plus. All proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Official.
10 pm to 2 am: Battle of the Sexes. Club Bunns (608 West Lexington Street).
Male vs. female exotic dancers. Tickets: $10. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. Facebook.com/ClubBunnsBaltimoreMd. 21-plus. A portion of the proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
Thursday, June 14th
6 to 8 pm: Queer Conversations to Baltimore. GLCCB. Join this live podcast talking about trending topics from an LGBT perspective. Free. Bit.ly/2sHQ8zb. All ages, not family-friendly. Outreach.
7 to 9 pm: Edging: Right On the Line: A Group Exhibition of Erotic Art, opening reception. Talon Gallery at the Baltimore Eagle (2022 North Charles Street). 24 artists’ work will be displayed through July 29th. Co-curated by local artists Dorian Holliday and Douglas Johnson. Free. 21-plus. Outreach.
7 to 11 pm: #ThursdayNightRealness. V Lounge (2101 Maryland Avenue). An open-mic event to provide LGBTQ people with a safe space to express themselves. Tickets: $5 at Bit.ly/2syabAS. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. 21-plus. Outreach.
10 pm to 2 am: House Battle Ball. Club Bunns (608 West Lexington Street). A battle of the houses. Tickets: $15. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. Facebook.com/ClubBunnsBaltimoreMd/. 21-plus. A portion of the proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
Friday, June 15th
7 to 10 pm: Slay the Runway. Hotel Monaco Baltimore (2 North Charles Street) LBGTQ-plus fashion show. Red carpet 7 pm, showtime 8 pm. Discounted valet parking. Eight designers and 30 models. Prizes for Best Dressed and Best Runway. Celebrity guest performances. Presented by Joy Baltimore, Divine Light, and Club Bunns. Tickets: $10, and include hor’s d’oeuvres, gift bags, and cash bar. Disabled-accessible. Bit.ly/2HkUJNk. All ages. Outreach.
8:30 to 10 pm: Drag Show featuring Dusty Ray Bottoms. First Unitarian Church of Baltimore Parish Hall (514 North Charles Street). The show features Dusty Ray Bottoms of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Tickets: $25. VIP tickets are $40 and include 7 pm entry for a meet & greet and photo op with Dusty Ray Bottoms, one complimentary drink, first choice of seats. Bit.ly/2xLugZy. 18-plus to enter, 21-plus to drink. Outreach.
7 to 11 pm: Twilight on the Terrace. Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art (10 Art Museum Drrive). Baltimore Pride invites you to join them for the spectacular 12th annual night of food, fun, and community. Special guests include Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh, “The Voice” finalist Davon Fleming, and the King and Queen of Pride Chris Jay and Sapphire Bleu. Tickets: $125 at Bit.ly/2sdBa3K. Bit.ly/2JhZYz7. Disabled-accessible. 21-plus. All proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Official.
9 pm to 2 am: Lust – Love Hurts. Baltimore Eagle (2022 North Charles Street). The Eagle and COMMAND, MC, invite you as they bring their signature debauchery to the official leather / bear / fetish event of Pride 2018. Featuring special guest DJ from NYC, DJ Frank Wild. Tickets: $12. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. Bit.ly/2Ju6hmw. All proceeds will go to Baltimore Pride. Outreach.
10 pm to 2 am: Wet: Pre-Pride Kick off at Fab Friday’s. Club Xpectations (4330 East Lombard Street). Powered by @yagelite @djco_syl @luvblu @prettygirl_entertainment. Music by DJ CO. Emcee @dykewitamic. Drink specials until midnight. $5 Summer Coloda Ciroc. Tickets: Free before 11, $10 after. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. Bit.ly/2kMHlbEast 25-plus. A portion of proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
10 pm to 2 am: House Music Lives, with DJ Thommy Davis. Club Bunns (608 West Lexington Street). Underground house music plays all night. No cover. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. Facebook.com/ClubBunnsBaltimoreMd. 21-plus. A portion of proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
Saturday, June 16th
11 am – 8:30 pm: Rainbow Lot (formerly the Lez Lot), Official Pride Tailgating Lot. Station North, parking lot behind Graffiti Alley (1915 North Howard Street). Food trucks available. Tickets: $20 for one space for one car with two people or one tailgating tent space, at Bit.ly/2JdACGH. $5 per additional person per car payable at the gate in cash. Official.
11:30 am to 2 pm: Drag Brunch: Pre-Game to Pride at El Bufalo Tequila Bar and Kitchen (2921 O’Donnell Street). Start your Pride weekend off with a drag brunch. Bambi Galore hosts. A progressive, fun, and bottomless brunch. Includes bottomless bloody marys, mimosas, and tequila sunrises. Tickets: $20. Bit.ly/2HkLRXSouth 21-plus. Outreach.
12 to 10:15 pm: Glitter & Paint Day Party. Street Mark’s Lutheran Church (2000 Street Paul Street). A day of fun, music, paint and glitter. Glitter and paint fight From noon to 2 pm at the corner of Street Paul and 20th Street, followed by a day party with DJ Nerdz with music from today and yesterday. Hosted by Maryland Marketing and Branding. Tickets: $25 all day package at Bit.ly/2Ll6cie. Bit.ly/2xIDrdo. Partner.
12:30 pm: High Heel Race. Charles Street starting at 25th Street and continuing to 23rd Street. Official.
1 to 3 pm: Baltimore Pride Parade. Kicks off at North Charles Street, just below 33rd Street next to Wyman Park, and ends at North Charles Street and 23rd Street. The viewing stage is at the corner of North Charles Street and 24th Street in the Brown Rice parking lot. Official.
1 to 2:30 pm: Pre-Pride Show. 22nd Street and North Charles Street. Featuring local talent, including the winners of the Arts of Pride contests, and The Positive Voices of Baltimore. Official.
3 to 10 pm: The Dance Stage at the Block Party. 22nd Street and North Charles Street. DJs include Figment, M Dixon, Kevin Carter, Dan Gee, Quietboy, and Tony Japzon. Hosted by the Baltimore Music Collective. Official.
4 to 10 pm: Baltimore Pride Block Party. Station North). Headliners are TT The Artist, Miami TIP, Taylor Bennet, and Tish Hyman. Featured artists are Davon Fleming, Garek the Queen, Rue Pratt, Kotic Couture, Spykey Van Dykey, and Kourtney White. Official.
6:30 to 10 pm: New Wave Singers present “Movie Magic!” showcase and silent auction fundraiser. Towson Unitarian Universalist Church (1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville). New Wave brings you songs from the silver screen, laughter, and a chance to bid on wonderful items in their annual Silent Auction fundraiser. Tickets: $20 at Newwavesingers.org. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. Bit.ly/2syuSwO. PG-13. 18-plus. Outreach.
9 pm to 2 am: Heat: Official Women’s After Party. The Attic at Flavor (15 East Centre Street). Celebrate queer women and their allies. Award-winning DJ Tezrah and DJ Swank. All are welcome! Complimentary cocktail. Door prize giveaways. Mobile photo booth. Tickets: $10. Bit.ly/2sy6viEast 21-plus. Official.
9 pm to 2 am: House Party featuring Mother DJ Sedrick. Club Bunns (608 West Lexington Street). House music all night by legendary DJ Sedrick. Tickets: $5 at 9 pm, $10 after 11 pm. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. f\Facebook.com/ClubBunnsBaltimoreMd. 21-plus. A portion of proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
9:30 to 11:30 pm: Burleoke: The Pride Edition. The Crown (1910 North Charles Street). It’s burlesque! It’s karaoke! It’s a game show! It’s Burleoke! Hosted by Bunns of Steele. Tickets: $10. Bit.ly/2Jkmx6e. 21-plus. Outreach.
10 pm to 2 am: Bent: Baltimore Pride Edition. Leon’s Backroom (227 West Chase Street). Featuring past Kings of Pride Mirage J Cruz and Inferno Lee Sephora, and special guests Drag King Roman Noodle from Pretty Boi Drag, Gabrielle Remsen Ruby, and Dr. Ginger Snapz. Hosted by 2018 King of Pride Chris Jay. Raffle and Jell-O shots. Bit.ly/2sy3DSY. 21-plus. Outreach.
10 pm to 2 am: Wet: The After Party. Downtown Cultural Arts Center (401 North Howard Street). Powered by @yagelite_argods, @djco_syl, @luvblu, @pretty_entertainment, @dykewitamic, @dh_dahitwryter, @igive_life. Special Guest Celebrity Host @ayanafite from growing up Hip Hop Atlanta. Special guests include @gorgie.morgie, @tttheartist, @iam__kblanco, @iamharleycash, @moojackcity, @choc_hd, @shae_lyric, @addonnisofficial, and more. Music by DJ CO & DJ Boom. Tickets: $15 before midnight, $10 after. Bit.ly/2LZvMKG. 18-plus to enter, 21-plus to drink. Partner.
10 pm to 2 am: Ladies Pride Party. Club Bunns (608 West Lexington Street, second floor). Celebrating Juci’s Birthday of Diamonds R4Eva. Performance by Shay Lyric and DJ Knowname. Tickets: $10 before 11 pm, $12 after. Facebook.com/ClubBunnsBaltimoreMd. 21-plus. A portion of proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
9 pm to 2 am: DRIP: Camethrudrippin’: Bmore Pride Main Event. Oxygen Ultra Lounge (10 South Calvert Street, level one). Drag show, performances, surprise special guest host VIP. Hookah and more. Sounds by Philly’s own DJ Dior. Emcee: Bam Bam Foren. Tickets: $10 at Dripbmorepride.eventbee.com, $15 at the door. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. 21-plus. Partner.
Sunday, June 17th
12 to 6 pm: Baltimore Pride Festival (Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and the Sundial Pavilion). The Pride Festival will celebrate families and children with a kid-friendly environment, including music and entertainment stages, a Family Pride area, the Lady Lisa Drag Stage, exhibitors, and local food trucks. Official.
12 to 6 pm: Elder Pride at the Pride Festival (Druid Hill Park, between Swann Drive and the Sundial Pavilion). Enjoy shade, seating, hydration, and sharing stories with friends and neighbors. Add yourself to the timeline of LGBT history; celebrate your Coming-Out-iversary in our Out Proud photo booth; free HIV and hep C testing; help with advance directives and more. Hosted by the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care. Official.
12 to 6 pm: Pride Festival Dance Stage (Druid Hill Park, at the Sundial Pavilion). Hosted by the UKG crew and MC Twisty, Brother Pinch, Omnibud, Scott Edmonds, Kenny 99, and DJ T East. Official.
5 to 9 pm: Drip: Bmore Pride: The Drip Finale. Club Downtown Baltimore (416 East Baltimore Street). Surprise celebrity guest host Glabal Quan and DJ Quicksilva. Emcee: DC’s own Dynce. Complimentary open bar from 5 to 6 pm, hookah, downtown diamonds, light show, VIP and out-of-town experience. Tickets: $10 at Dripbmorepride.eventbee.com, $15 at the door. Disabled-accessible, limited first floor access. 21-plus. Partner.
7 pm to 2 am: Pride Show: Live with Baltimore’s Best Entertainers. Club Bunns (608 West Lexington Street). Special guest recording artist. Hosted by Erica Chloe Adams and special guest. Doors open at 6 pm. No cover. Facebook.com/ClubBunnsBaltimoreMd. 21-plus. A portion of proceeds go to Baltimore Pride. Partner.
Please visit the events page at BaltimorePride.org and their Facebook page at Facebook.com/BaltimoreLGBTQPride to find more events that are added almost daily! When posting on social media, be sure to use the hashtags #UnitedWeShine, #BaltimorePride, and #GLCCB! Happy Baltimore Pride!