Calendar of Events-April 2017

Sat. 1 Sarah Rich & The Invincible We, 8:30pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sat. 1 The Imperial Court’s Coronation XXV: The Silver Jubilee, 6pm. The Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom, 11 Dorrance St, Providence. $90.  Cocktail reception at 6pm, voting from 6pm-9pm, doors to the ballroom at 7pm, show at 8pm. For tickets, visit www.icriprov.org.

Sun. 2   The Imperial Court’s Victory Brunch, 10am. The Providence Biltmore Garden Room, 11 Dorrance St, Providence. $40. For tickets, visit www.icriprov.org.

Sun. 2   Drag Brunch, 12-2pm. Massimo Ristorante, 134 Atwells Ave, Providence.  Join the ladies for a mix of comedy, music, and cocktails. Definitely for adults only! For reservations, call 273-0650 or visit www.massimori.com.

Sun. 2  The Imperial Court’s Victory Party, 2-4pm. The Providence Eagle, 124 Snow St, Providence. No Cover.

Wed. 5   SalsaConSoul by TeamFusionRI, 8pm-1am. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Open to dancers of all levels of experience. No partner needed. $15 cover, includes a lesson. $10 after 10pm. For more info, facebook.com/SalsaConSoul.

Fri. 7   Rent Opening Night Benefit for AIDS Care Ocean State. ACOS ticket includes cocktail party at 6pm with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and deserts; and premium seating for the 7:30pm show and Q&A meet and greet with the cast after the show. Tickets $115-$150: bit.ly/RENT2017

Fri. 7   Homegrown Comedy with Amy Tee and Kelly MacFarland with host John Kelley, 8pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $10. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sat. 8  A Child’s Sparkle, 2-8pm. The Stable Providence, 125 Washington St, Providence. A benefit for The Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Hospital. Silent auction and raffle items to be called at 7pm. 21+.

Sun. 9 RI Prime Timers, 4:30-7pm. Social, dinner, and networking group for older gay and bi men on second Sundays. For more info, www.riprimetimers.org or call Steve at 996-3010.

Sun. 9 21st  Annual RI Pride  Triple Crown Pageant, 7-10:30pm. The Colosseum, 150 Pine Street, Providence. Contestants compete for titles such as Mr. Gay RI 2016, Ms. Lesbian, and Miss Gay.  VIP tables and advanced tickets are available at www.prideri.com.

Sun. 9 Drag Brunch, two seatings at 10:30am & 1pm. Opa Restaurant, 230 Atwells Ave, Providence. $35. A benefit for Youth Pride Inc.

Thu. 13   Sweet Little Variety Show, 8pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. A queer-produced potpourri of entertainment. $7. Find Sweet Little Variety Show on Facebook.

Fri. 14   The Holographics with Rachel & Tori, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or

228-7222.

Sun. 19   RISE Discotheque with DJ Andy Morris, 3pm. Rooftop at the Providence G, 100 Dorrance Street, Providence. LGBTQ tea dance atop Providence with live show at 6pm. 18+. No cover.

Wed. 15   Queer Book Club, 7-9:30pm. Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence. Reading: Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe. Discount if book is purchased at Books on the Square. For more info, email queerbookclub@gmail.com.

Sun. 16   Interweave Potluck Dinner and Planning meeting for the Born This Way Prom, 5:30-8pm. Parish Hall of Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham Street, Newport. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share. For more information, See add on page 2 for details or contact Rex at 595-9068 or interweave@channingchurch.org.

Thu. 20   Drag Bingo: Easter Bonnet Bingo, 6-9pm. Riviera Bingo Palace, 1612 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. $20 gets you in all games with over $2,000 in cash and prizes awarded monthly. $100 cash prize for best bonnet. Hosted by Haley Star and LaDiva Jonz. All funds raised benefit AIDS Care Ocean State and AIDS Project RI.

Fri. 21   SAGE LGBT Café, noon-2pm. Church of the Transfiguration, 1665 Broad Street, Cranston. A delicious, low-cost lunch in a gay-friendly setting sponsored by Meals on Wheels, the Department of Elderly Affairs, and SAGE-RI. Programming after lunch. A $3 donation is suggested for LGBT people 60+ and people with disabilities; a $6 donation is suggested for all others. Reservations required. Call Pauline at 351-6700.

Fri. 21   Vulgarity 80s & 90s Dance Party, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Fri. 21 Divas of Drag, 8pm. Stadium Theater, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. $26. Order up a double dose of glitz, glamour, sass and class with RI’s premier drag stars Haley Star and LaDiva Jonz. Be prepared for aching cheeks as you laugh the night away. Haley and LaDiva will dazzle you with a host of surprises hidden up their sequined sleeves. Adult content. For tickets, www.stadiumtheatre.com.

Sat. 22   Coppola-Turner Overdrive, 8:30pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sun. 23   AIDS Walk RI, noon-2pm. RI State House lawn. Registration and vendor check-in, 10am-12pm; speakers, 12-12:30pm; Walk, 12:30-1:30pm; raffle and closing, 1:30-2pm. For more info, http://www.firstgiving.com/aidswalkri.

Tue. 25   Fundraiser at Flatbread to benefit the Pride Center of RI, 5-9pm. Flatbread Company, 161 Cushing St, Providence. The Flatbread Company will donate a portion of all sales, including take-out and delivery, to the Pride Center of RI.

Fri. 28   Sister Speak, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations www.thevillageri.com or

228-7222.

Sat. 29   RI Women’s Association Dance, 7pm. Events on Main, 999 Main Street, Suite 1230 in the Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket. Featuring DJ Sharon and potluck. $12 – free to members. For more info, www.riwa.net.

Sat. 29   Mary Day, 8:30pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.