What a queer assortment of options for Wednesday infotainmental fun…
First up: Seattle Party Meister Alex Garcia is hosting a beer party called “Gay Bros & Beer”. For the Gays. At that new World of Beer bar at 500 East Pine Street.
Here’s the info:
This Wednesday it’s GAY BROS & BEER, an event for all the beer drinkers or those wanting to get into beer. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or a casual beer fan. Join us to partake in the best beers from around the world.
We will have 5 different drafts for $3 and if you’re not into beer we will also have $4 well drinks and a $5 Cosmo made with Titos
Bring your friends or show up and make some new friends
Do they have shots, too?
It’s happening from 9 pm to 11:30 pm and naturally it’s 21 +.
Earlier in the evening things are a bit more intellectual and community oriented with a new program/event kicking off at Gay City’s Calamus Auditorium. SMEAR THE QUEER: QUEERING THE DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY is….
… part of a community conversation program called Gay City Mosaic. Mosaic was created to facilitate larger discussions about how the queer community is defined, how it defines itself, and how to develop a definition of our community that takes all of our unique identities into account.
As the Pride season draws nearer, we will spend our first event, Smear the Queer: Queering the Definition of Community, letting participants speak with each other and listen to our neighbors to better understand what our individual definition of community is and how to pursue community that is inclusive of all those ideas and is innovative in create a collective definition of community that gets people excited for Pride season because as we all come together, knowing that our learning together and growing together is what will make our community stronger and more beautiful.
“Smear the Queer” is happening tonight from 7 pm to 9pm at Gay City’s Calamus Audiotorium, 517 East Pike Street. It’s a free event and all ages.
Finally, “Pridol” aka Seattle Pride’s Pride Idol Presented by T-Mobile is already up to Week 7 and they’re on the move away from their usual Sunday night show at Neighbours and stopping off at Lobby Bar for a special Wednesday show with host Olivia LaGarce and co-host Cherry Sur Bete. Here’s more info on the popular annual event:
Now in its 6th year, Seattle Pride Idol, presented by T-Mobile, is back and bigger than ever with 10 regular competitions at multiple venues! Seattle’s hottest amateur voice competition features 10 different singers each night through the June 8 finale. Each night’s winner will move one step closer to the finale and title of 2014 Seattle Pride Idol, while the competition runner-ups will face off in the Wildcard Night on June 1 for four coveted spots in the June 8 finale.
All competitions will be hosted by Miss Gay Seattle, Olivia LaGarce.
Do you find yourself singing in the shower? Are you a local karaoke star? Find out how to become a contestant at www.seattlepride.org/
A panel of three judges will rate the contestants weekly based on overall performance, vocal ability, stage presence and congeniality. Judges will be live tweeting from each event with the hashtag #SeattlePrideIdol
Please note: There is no fee or cover charge to watch the performances and you must be 21 and over with ID. Doors open at 6:30 PM for registration and the competition starts at 8 PM.
After tonight, there are only 3 more shows left before the Wild Card Round at Neighbours on Sunday, June 1 and The Finals, also at Neighbours on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Here’s the remaining schedule and more info including details on the nightly and grand prizes and ways audience members can win tickets/prizes as well:
Sunday May 11th Regular Competition Neighbours Nightclub
Thursday May 22th Regular Competition OutWest Bar
Sunday May 25th Regular Competition Neighbours Nightclub
Sunday June 1st Wild Card Neighbours Nightclub
Sunday June 8th Finale Neighbours Nightclub
Prizes will be awarded on each night of competition as follows:
First Place: $100 cash
Second Place: $50 cash
Third Place: $25 cash
First Place: $1,000 cash, Alaska Airlines Gay Travel Vacation ($1,500 value) and performances at Seattle Pride Picnic, on a float in the Pride Parade and on stage at PrideFest!
Second Place: $500 cash and a T-Mobile iPad Mini
Third Place: $250 cash and a Microsoft Surface Tablet
Even the audience can win at Seattle Pride Idol! Sponsor CityArts will be giving away tickets EVERY week to lucky Pride Idol attendees to shows like CHER, Cyndi Lauper, Men’s/Women’s Chorus and MUCH more!
More info on Pride Idol and other events put on by Seattle Pride over at their website as Seattle celebrates 40 years of Pride celebrations.