Calendar of Events-June 2017

June 2017

Thu. 1, Fri. 2 Trans*, a play created from oral histories by Frank Toti, 7:30pm. URI’s Paff Auditorium, 80 Washington Street, Providence. Free and open to the public. For more info, call 277-5206, email uri.artsandculture@gmail.com, or visit web.uri.edu/prov/arts.

Fri. 2 – Sun. 3 Providence Gay Men’s Chorus presents The Rat Pack is Back, the music of Sinatra and Friends, Fri. and Sat. 7pm, Sun. 4pm. Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. Tickets and info available at www.provgmc.org.

Fri. 2 Comedy with Poppy Champlin and Friends, 8pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $10. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Fri. 2 Lust II. Providence Eagle, 124 Snow Street. Countdown to Pride at this leather/underwear party. For more info, www.providenceeagle.com.

Sat. 3 US Tennis Association New England Chapter Family Tennis Day, 4-6pm. Brown University tennis courts, 225 Hope Street, Providence. $5. For more info, email Jess at jess.motyl@prideri.com.

Sat. 3 Sister Funk Trio, 8:30pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sun. 4 Trans* swim, 4-6pm. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. For more info, jayew@thundermisthealth.org.

Mon. 5 RI PrideFest Volunteer Orientation, 6:30-8pm. Juice Point, 100 Fountain Street, Providence. Learn about and register for PrideFest 2016 volunteer opportunities. Refreshments served. All are welcome. For more info, www.prideri.com.

Mon. 5 Future Mondays, 8-11pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Live entertainment with Mac and Strikeback, Johnny Doubek. Free entry. Partial bar proceeds benefit Rhode Island Pride on all Mondays in June.    

Wed. 7 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, www.facebook.com/SalsaConSoul.

Wed. 7 Live Performances hosted by Mx. Bisexual 2017 Tammy Laforest, 8pm. Dusk, 301 Harris Avenue, Providence. $10 to benefit RI Pride.

Thu. 8 Sweet Little Variety Show, 8pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. A queer-produced potpourri of entertainment. $10 to benefit RI Pride. For more info, www.facebook.com/sweetlittlevarietyshow.

Fri. 9 Gay Pride Sabbath, 7:30pm. Temple Habonim, 165 New Meadow Rd., Barrington. Public is welcome. Reception to follow. Myra Shays will speak on “The Evolution of a PFLAG Mom.

Fri. 9 Pride Idol, 8:30pm. Mirabar,15 Elbow Street, Providence. Hosts Jen Bonin and Miss Gay Rhode Island 2017 Viza D. Klein. With ten contestants and guest judges. $10 to benefit Rhode Island Pride.

Fri. 9 Retro Dance Party with Vulgarrity, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sat. 10 Boston Pride Parade and Festival, 11am-6pm. City Hall Plaza. Free for all ages. www.bostonpride.org.

Sat. 10 Jodi Jolt and The Volt, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sun. 11 PVD Equality March, 1-4pm. RI State House. In solidarity with the Equality March on Washington and cities around the country.

Sun. 11 Tea Dance Block Party, 4-6pm. Dark Lady, 19 Snow Street, Providence. Following the Equality March and preceding the Rainbow Flag Raising.

Sun. 11 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. 11 Rainbow Flag Raising, 6pm. Providence City Hall steps. Join community representatives and officials to welcome the RI Pride season.

Mon. 12 Future Mondays, 8-11pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Live entertainment and free entry. Partial bar proceeds benefit Rhode Island Pride on all Mondays in June.

Tue. 13 Vinyasa Pride Yoga Class, 6pm. PrideFest site on South Water Street Greenway, Providence. Tanya Gorriaran-Goodwin invites you to attend an all levels outdoor class. Bring a mat, water, and towel if needed. Donations accepted for RI Pride.

Tue. 13 Trans Yoga, 6-7:15pm. West Warwick Health Equity Zone office, 1229 Main Street, West Warwick. For more info, jayew@thundermisthealth.org.

Tue. 13 RI PrideFest Volunteer Orientation, 7-8pm. South Water Street Greenway, Providence. Learn about and register for PrideFest 2016 volunteer opportunities. Refreshments served. All are welcome. For more info, prideri.com.

Thu. 15 Drag Bingo: RI Pride 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. 16 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. 16 & Sat. 17. Venues with two-day block parties: Dark Lady/Alley Cat, EGO, Providence Eagle, Stable, and The Village.

Fri. 16 Pre-Pride Block Party with Sheri Lynn Band, 9pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. Featured performance by Frenchie Davis. $5. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sat. 17 The Meet-Uhp PVD, 8pm-2am. Alchemy, 71 Richmond Street, 2nd Floor, Providence. Latin dancing open to all levels. No partner needed. $15 cover includes lesson. For info, facebook.com/SalsaConSoul.

Sat. 17 42nd Annual Rhode Island PrideFest, noon-7pm. Presented by The Village. South Water Street Greenway, Providence. PrideFest features a Kids Zone, Youth Center, over 100 vendors, a beer/wine/spirits garden, and live entertainment. Free for all ages. Donations suggested. For more info, www.prideri.com.

Sat. 17 Rhode Island Pride’s Illuminated Night Parade, 8pm. Presented by The Village. Travels North on Dorrance Street past Providence City Hall turning West on Washington Street, South on Empire Street, and East on Weybosset Street to the Providence Performing Arts Center Reviewing Stand. Free for all ages. For more info, www.prideri.com.

Sat. 17 Official Pride Block Party. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. Latin pop sensation Lisa Lisa, with DJ Dena & DJ Nicole. For more info, thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sun. 18 Drag Brunch. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. Featuring Rhode Island’s finest drag performers. For more info and reservations, thevillageri.com or 228-7222.

Sun. 18 Trans* swim, 4-6pm. McDermott Pool, 975 Sandy Lane, Warwick. For more info, jayew@thundermisthealth.org.

Sun. 18 RISE Tea Dance 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.

Mon. 19 Future Mondays, 8-11pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Live entertainment and free entry. Partial bar proceeds benefit Rhode Island Pride on all Mondays in June.

Wed. 21 Queer Book Club, 7-9:30pm. Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence. Reading: The Cosmopolitans by Sarah Schulman. Discount if book is purchased at Books on the Square. For more info, email queerbookclub@gmail.com.

Mon. 26 Future Mondays, 8-11pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Live entertainment and free entry. Partial bar proceeds benefit Rhode Island Pride on all Mondays in June.

Tue. 27 Trans Yoga, 6-7:15pm. West Warwick Health Equity Zone office, 1229 Main Street, West Warwick. For more info, jayew@thundermisthealth.org.