Pride Week 2017

Sunday 9/24  Queerfest Pride @ The Odditorium | 1045 Haywood Rd. | 9:00 pm – 1:00 am. Free admission, 21 & over.  Enjoy live bands, 90’s Retro DJ, Prizes & Giveaways. Sponsored by GayAshevilleNC
Tuesday 9/26 Ice Cream Social @ Frostbite Ice Cream | 853 Merrimon Avenue, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm & 1475 Patton Ave, All Day. Portion of sales at both locations benefit BRPC Frostbite Ice Cream
Wednesday 9/27 Pride 2017 Family Picnic @ Weaver Park | 200 Murdock Ave | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Hot dogs and drinks provided.  RSVP by 9/20 to Stephanie@LandofSky.org or 828-251.7438.  You are welcome to contribute  a side or desert and to BYO musical instrument.  Entertainment welcomed. Sponsored by LGBTQ Elders

Comedy Night at the Magnetic @ The Magnetic Theatre | 375 Depot Street | 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Jason Scholder, Jeff Messer and friends ($15 at door; $12 in advance). Tickets  | Magnetic Theatre (FB)

Thursday 9/28 Blue Ridge Pride Beer Release Party @ Bhramari Brewing | 101 S Lexington Ave | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Enjoy Pride’s own special brew as we raise money for the Aura Home for Women Veterans. Aura Home For Women Veterans (FB) | Bhramari Brewing

Young Voices “YO Vaudeville 2017” @ Highland Brewing Company | 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Ste 200 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm. Celebrate and support Asheville’s LGBTQIA community at Youth OutRight’s 4th annual fall fundraiser! Includes emcee Barbie Angell, Forty Fingers and a Missing Tooth, The Build, Beer City Sisters, Brian Claflin, Juan Holladay and our own YO youth.  Photography exhibit, silent auction. Admission: $20.00.  Tickets | Sponsored by Youth OUTRight | Highland Brewing

Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant @ Masonic Temple | 80 Broadway Street | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc is proud to present our 9th Annual Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant! Pageant will feature Miss Blue Ridge Pride alumini as judges and entertainment. Prize package valued at over $13K. Tickets: $8-$12 Advance; $10-$15 at Door. Doors open at 5, Cocktail Party at 6, Pageant at 7. Free parking in HomeTrust Bank parking lot. Tickets | Miss Blue Ridge Pride (FB) | Masonic Temple

Friday 9/29 Movie Night in the Park– Birdcage @ Pack Square Park | 80 Court Plaza | 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and come watch Birdcage starring Robin Williams

Spoken Word / Music @ The Block Off Biltmore | 39 S Market St B | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Free admission. Sign up at event to perform. The BLOCK Off Biltmore

Saturday 9/30 Blue Ridge Pride Festival @ Pack Square Park | 80 Court Plaza | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate a community growing together.  This year, we have the whole part, two stages and a children’s play area managed by the YWCA.

Festival Afterparties
· O.Henry’s | 237 Haywood St | Till 3:00 AM O.Henry’s (FB)
· Scandals Nightclub | 11 Grove Street | Till 3:00 AM Scandals Nightclub  (FB)
· The Odditorium | 1045 Haywood Rd. | Till 2:00 AM The Odditorium (FB)

Sunday 10/1 Potluck Dinner & Afterparty @ O.Henry’s | 237 Haywood St | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Bring a covered dish (if you like) and enjoy gospel music. O.Henry’s (FB)