Sun. 1 Options Magazine Release Party, 3-6pm. The Stable, 125 Washington Street, Providence. Join us for the release of the May issue. Volunteers needed for distribution.
Sun. 1 King of Queens, 6pm doors/7pm show. The Colosseum, 180 Pine Street, Providence. People who have never performed in drag before are paired with a drag queen as they compete for the title of King of Queens. $15 at the door to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State.
Wed. 4 Community dialogue with the RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias in cooperation with RWU School of Justice Studies, 9am-12pm. Baypoint Inn & Conference Center, 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth. A conversation on cultivating authentic community between public safety and communities of color. Contact email@example.com for info or to RSVP.
Wed. 4 Rhode Island Pride Events Committee Meeting, 7pm. 1055 Westminster Street, Providence, Floor 2. A meeting to plan the June 18 PrideFest. All are welcome. For more info, www.prideri.com or 467-2130.
Fri. 6 Leah Dubie, 8pm. The Village, 373 Richmond Street, Providence. Dubie was named one of the hottest queer women in comedy by AfterEllen.com, was called “smart and opinionated” by Time Out New York, and found to be “a little fresh” by her mom. $10. Reservations can be made at www.thevillageri.com or 228-7222.
Sat. 7 Concordia Coffeehouse presents jazz, rhythm & blues artist Kim Trusty, 8-10pm. Concordia Center for Spiritual Living, 292 West Shore Road, Warwick. $8. Doors 7:30pm. Alcohol-free event.
Sun. 8 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.
Tue. 10 Big Gay Al’s Bowling League kick off, 7:15pm. Town Hall Lanes, 1463 Atwood Avenue, Johnston. To join or form a team, visit BGALBowling.com, or contact Leo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Games cost $15 (includes rental) and run every Tuesday through August 16.
Thu. 12 Sweet Little Variety Show, 8pm. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. Queer-produced potpourri of entertainment featuring musician Lara Herscovitch, comedian Reece Cotton, Bernard Morton playing theremin, sketch comedy with Erin Olson and Steven Dionne, and more. $7. Find Sweet Little Variety Show on Facebook and at www.sweetlittlevarietyshow.com.
Sat. 14 Swing Into Spring, 6:30-10:30pm. Roger Williams Park Casino. Great Gatsby-themed extravaganza to benefit AIDS Care Ocean State. Featuring: SuperChief Trio, pianist Danny Arico, swing dance lessons, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, raffles, and prizes. $50. www.aidscareos.org.
Sat. 14 Team Terrible and The Dark Lady present Grease, a Countdown to Pride event, 7pm show/6pm doors. 19 Snow Street, Providence. Reserve $10 seating by emailing email@example.com. $7 general admission.
Sat. 14 SAGE RI Gala: Put a Little Silver in Your Rainbow, 7-10pm. Warwick Art Museum, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. Drinks, dessert, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, silent auction, and art. $50. Find tickets at www.eventbrite.com.
Sat. 14 Jodi Jolt & The Volt, 9pm. Fran’s Place, 776 Washington Street, Lynn, MA.
Wed. 18 Queer Book Club, 7-9:30pm. Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence. Reading: The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal. Discount if book is purchased at Books on the Square. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed. 18 Dyke Night, 8pm-1am. Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence. DJ dance party for dykes and their friends. Donations accepted at the door.
Thu. 19 Drag Bingo: White Party, 6-9pm. Riviera Bingo Palace, 1612 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. $20 gets you in all games with over $2000 in cash and prizes awarded monthly. Hosted by Haley Star and LaDiva Jonz. All funds raised benefit AIDS Care Ocean State and AIDS Project RI.
Thu. 19 Providence Gay Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Celebration, 7pm. Providence Public Library. $25. For more info, www.provgmc.org.
Fri. 20 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 from LGBT people 60+ and people with disabilities; a $6 donation is suggested from all others. Reservations required: Call Pauline at 351-6700.
Sat. 21 & Sun. 22 Providence Gay Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Celebration, Sat. 7pm, Sun. 4pm. Greenwich Odeum Theatre, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich. $25. For more info, www.provgmc.org.
Wed. 25 Rhode Island Pride Open House, 7pm. 1055 Westminster Street, Providence, Floor 2. Social gathering and discussion of community events and opportunities for involvement. All are welcome. For more info, www.prideri.com or 467-2130.
Thu. 26 Pride Lip Sync Battle, 9pm-1am. Gallery 333, 333 Westminster Street, Providence. $5 suggested donation to benefit RI Pride. For more info or to sign up to compete, email email@example.com.
Sun. 29 Options Magazine Release Party, 3-6pm. The Stable, 125 Washington Street, Providence. Join us for the release of the June issue, the official RI Pride Guide. Volunteers needed for distribution.