Anchorage PrideFest Week

“Breaking Boundaries: 50 Years of Stonewall”

June 22-29, 2019

Presented by Identity, Inc. and Continental Subaru. This year, we celebrate 50 years since the Stonewall riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 and began the modern day LGBT movement! There is much happening around town this year, so get out and take in as much as possible!

For a full list of events, visit Anchoragepride.org/events/

Featured Events

Wednesday, June 26

Lube Wrestling, 8 to 11 pm. The Alaska Center for Alternative Living, 420 E. 3rd Avenue Sponsored by The Last Frontier Men’s Club , this is an annual fundraiser for Identity, Inc. Male and female wrestlers wanted! Bid on your winning wrestler to help raise funds. 18 and up only; Free event; No alcohol.

Thursday, June 27

Drag Queen Bingo, 7 to 9 pm. Williwaw Social, 609 F Street Sponsored by Identity, Smirnoff, Value Village and Williwaw. Live auction and three hours of bingo! Hosted by Daphne DoAllLaChores. This year’s theme: Viva La Drag-olution. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Tickets at Anchoragepride.org/events.

Friday, June 28

Friday Night Divas Variety Show: Pride Not Prejudice, 9 pm. Mad Myrna’s, 530 E. 5th Avenue. Hosted by Golden Delicious and Ivanna Kishacock! 21+ only. $5 at door.

Saturday, June 29

Equality Parade, 11 am. Downtown Anchorage Sponsored by Identity. Staging starts at 10 am. Prizes for best float and teams; More than 50 groups! Details and parade route on Anchoragepride.org/parade.

PrideFestival Noon to 5 pm, Delaney Park Strip, On G/H Streets between 9th and 10th Avenue Check out 200 LGBTQ+ supportive vendors, two stages of live music, and two Williwaw beer gardens! Live performances by 30+ acts, including Thorgy Thor from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Lardi B! Free admission. All ages. Sponsored by Identity, Inc.

Identity presents Brick Bash: Lardi B | Thorgy Thor | DJ Hottpants 7:30 pm to 2 am. Williwaw Social, 609 F Street. See 3 shows in 1! Miami’s own DJ Hottpants, social media sensation Lardi B and RuPaul Drag Race star Thorgy Thor! Tickets: $40 in advance ($60 for VIP Meet N’ Greet). Sponsored by Identity, iHeart Media, Smirnoff and Williwaw. Also featuring local performances from Ivanna Kischacok, FreezA D’Lust and host Golden Delicious! Doors open at 6 pm for VIP | 7 pm for General 21+ only! Tickets at Anchoragepride.org/events.

Other Pride Events

Wednesday, June 26

Open House: Sing Out Anchorage, 6 to 8 pm. Identity Office. Find out how to become a member of this new Identity program and LGBT choir!

Thursday, June 27

Transcending Tales, 6 to 8 pm. Out North Gallery, 333 W. 4th Avenue. Hear members of the Alaskan transgender, gender nonconforming, gender expansive, and non-binary community recount moments when they challenged their perception of comfort.

Beats Messiah + Beat Roots Patio Takeover: A KONR Fundraiser, 8 pm. The Raven Bar, 708 E. 4th Avenue. Join KONR DJs for a dance party with an amazing lineup, including a raffle with prizes and gift certificates from local restaurants! $10 suggested donation at the door.

Queer as Hell Drag Show, 9 pm. Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E. 5th Avenue. Come check out this new event hosted at Van’s Dive Bar and keep that Pride momentum going with a full on drag show! Van’s Dive Bar will be giving 10% of all sales to volunteers of America and homeless youth program. 21+only. Free.

Friday, June 28

Anchorage Cycle: Pride Ride, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Anchorage Cycle, 2610 Spenard Road. A donation based indoor cycle fitness class, recognizing Alaska’s LGBTQ community! $20 donation online only.

Pants Off Dance Off Party, 8 pm. Chilkoot Charlie’s, 2435 Spenard Road. This event is a two-part night with just ONE cover charge and NO entry fee for the contest. Contestants must be present to sign up at 8pm when the doors open! 21+ only.

Saturday, June 29

Pride Block Party by Queer Happenings Alaska, 4 to 8 pm. The Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road. Join Queer Happenings Alaska at The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe and enjoy an outdoor beer garden, music, food and festivities for the entire family! All ages.

Sunday, June 30

Post Pride Event: End of Pride BBQ, Mad Myrna’s, 530 E. 5th Avenue. 4 to 8 pm. Time to reflect on a fabulous Pride Week! Join us at Mad Myrna’s for their annual End of Pride BBQ with yummy grilled things and drinks and such! Bring a side dish! Tell your favorite Pride stories! 21+ Up Only. Free event.

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