Calendar

April 2014

Thu. 3-Sun. 27  Our Lady at American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA. For information and tickets see www.americanrepertorytheater.org.

Mon. 7-Sat. 12  The Black Lavender Experience 2014, Rites and Reason Theater, Brown University. Keynote speaker: E. Patrick Johnson, author of Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, scholar/artist, Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Black Lavender will feature films and talks, including a round table discussion of LGBTQ rights in Uganda, that will further extend dialogues about experiences of African diasporic queer identifying peoples. For schedule information and questions please contact karen_baxter@brown.edu.

Fri. 11  The Vagina Monologues, 7pm. The Spot Underground, 101 Richmond Street, Second Floor, Special pricing available for students and groups.  Email kbergin@sojournerri.org for more info.

Sat. 12  Let’s Party, It’s Springtime RIWA dance celebrating the end of DOMA, 7pm. Letter Carriers Hall, 174 Mayfield Street, Cranston. Admission is $10. This is a potluck, so bring your favorite dish! BYOB. RIWA will provide soda, coffee and water.

Sat. 12  An Evening with Chelsy Lau, 9pm DeVille’s Café, 345 South Water Street, Providence. 18+. No cover. Doors open at 4pm Great food and beverages.

Sun. 13  Kathy Griffin, 7pm. The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Tickets are $59.50 and $49.50, and may be purchased at www.vmari.com.

Wed. 16  Queer Book Club, 7pm. Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence. Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag, by A.K. Summers. Discount if book is purchased at Books on the Square. For book selection and further information, e-mail queerbookclub@gmail.com.

Thu. 17  Easter Bonnet Gay Bingo, 7pm. Riviera Bingo Palace, 1612 Elmwood Avenue, Cranston. Doors open at 6pm $20 to play. Bingo benefits ACOS and APRI. Wear your favorite Easter bonnet!

Fri. 18  Marilyn Coppola & Coppola-Turner Overdrive, 9pm. DeVille’s Café, 345 South Water Street, Providence. 18+. No cover. Doors open at 4pm Great food and beverages.

Sat. 19 Options Cocktail Party to Honor Kim Stowell, 7pm. Tir Na Nog Spa, 403 South Main Street, Providence. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, music by Becky Chace.  Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door.  www.kimstowell.eventbrite.com 

Sat. 19  Jennifer Minuto, 9pm. DeVille’s Café, 345 South Water Street, Providence. 18+. No cover. Doors open at 4pm. Great food and beverages.

Sat. 19 Bearly 80s! Travel back in time with Bear Providence. 10 p.m. Providence Eagle. www.bearprovidence.com

Wed. 23  RI Pride, general social gathering and discussion of community events and opportunities for involvement, 7pm. 1005 Main Street, #1105, Pawtucket. www.prideri.com.

Thu. 24 Dining Out For Life.  Eat at a participating restaurant; partial proceeds benefit AIDS Project RI.  A list of participating restaurants is available at www.aidsprojectri.org.

Thu. 24  SAGE/RI will be Dining Out for Life (AIDS Project RI Fundraiser) at 6pm at Blaze Restaurant (776 Hope Street, Providence).  If you want to join our table, RSVP to Cathy Gorman by April 20; leave a message for her at 528-3259, or at sageriinfo@gmail.com.

Thu. 24  Imperial Court of RI’s In-Town Cocktail Party & Awards, 8-10pm. The Stable, 125 Washington Street, Providence. No performances, casual attire, no charge.

Thu. 24  The Fund for Community Progress Annual Awards Ceremony, 6-8pm. Pearl Lounge, 393 Charles Street, Providence. Honorees: Steven Brown of RI ACLU. Dr. Michelle Forcier of RI Adolescent Clinic, Richard Holcomb of Project Weber, and GoLocal Prov. Hors d’oeurvres and cash bar. $25 tickets may be purchased at www.fundcp.org, or at the door.

Thu. 24 Rhode Island Association of Gay Professionals Animal Training at Ocean Dog Club, 5:30-7:30pm. 245 Esten Avenue, Pawtucket.

Fri. 25  Imperial Court of RI’s Out of Town Show at the Dark Lady, 24 Snow Street, Providence.  Doors open at 9pm/show starts at 10pm. $10.

Sat. 26  Imperial Court of RI Coronation XXII: The Seven Deadly Sins – A Night in the Underworld. The Providence Biltmore Hotel Garden Room, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence. Voting for the next Emperor and Empress will be held from 6-9pm Valid ID and photo required. Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm and show at 8pm Tickets are $80, and can be purchased at icricoronationxxii.eventbrite.com.

Sat Apr 26   SENE Festival LGBT Short Film Program, 5:00 PM, Columbus Theatre, Providence. Featured in the program of LGBT short films is ‘Grind’, a new musical starring Anthony Rapp (‘Rent’), Claire Coffee (‘Grimm’) and Pasha Pellosie (‘Project Runway’).   Tickets are $10 ($8 seniors/students).  Please visit www.senefest.com for complete SENE Festival schedule information.

Sun. 27  ICRI Victory Brunch, 10:30am. Providence Biltmore Hotel Garden Room, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence. $35.

May 2014

Fri.-Sun. 2-4 Bear Brigade 2014! Join Bear Providence for our biggest weekend of the year Details and tickets: www.bearprovidence.com