Summer may not start officially until June 21, but that doesn’t mean we must wait to start acting like it’s here. This is Minnesota, after all. Summer begins when we say it does. With a little help from Lavender, things get under way June 3, when we launch the best season of the year with the greatest Pride kickoff.
Summer of Pride™ Kickoff Party
Graves 601 Hotel
601 N. 1st Ave., Mpls.
Ushering in our favorite season is Lavender’s annual Summer of Pride Kickoff Party on June 3 at the Graves 601 Hotel, Minneapolis. Find out who wins the yearly Pride Awards, which celebrate the past year’s achievements in the GLBT community. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drink specials, and swag bags. Be among the first to behold the incomparable 2010 Lavender Pride Edition. What a wonderful way to start another beautiful summer for the Twin Cities GLBT community!
Lavender’s Pride Central
Featuring Bitch ’N Brunch
10 AM-2 PM
700 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
Boasting one of the best views in the city for the Pride Parade, the centrally located rooftop lounge at Seven Steakhouse is the place to be, with locally renowned drag personality Bitch Flowers presiding over the festivities. Anyone with Bitch for a name is bound to be a good host. But let’s not forget why you’re there—celebrating Pride in the most fabulous way possible. Everyone who joins Lavender on the rooftop will get a first-class brunch, some complimentary gift bags, and prize drawings, and of course, most importantly, the absolute finest view of the GLBT Pride Parade.
OUT in the Stands
Twins vs. White Sox
Lavender’s OUT in the Stands is your chance to be part of Minnesota’s great summer pastime: Twins baseball. In their new outdoor stadium, this is baseball as it was meant to be. With 400 tickets available, not only are you guaranteed a great seat at the game, but also you’ll be in great company with your fellow GLBT community members who love baseball as much as you do. Of course, everyone’s there to see the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox. Best of all, one lucky Out in the Stands fan will win the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of the game.
OUT at the Movies
Preshow Happy Hour
3951 Central Ave NE,
Finishing up what is sure to be another great GLBT summer in Minnesota is the annual Fall Edition of OUT at the Movies. It’s a fun-filled night that has become a tradition for movie lovers in the GLBT community. Why wait for the movie itself to start the night out right? Participate in preparty activities that include complimentary hors d’oeuvres, prize drawings, and some of your favorite beverages. Take your ticket stub with you after the movie, and cap the night off with specials at area restaurants and bars.
To find out more about these events, as well as everything else Lavender is planning to make the summer of 2010 a memorable, visit LavenderMagazine.com/summerofpride.