Thursday, June 23, 2011

Celebrate Pride This Weekend

No surprise here:  Lots happening this weekend in Uptown in conjunction with the Pride Parade and related events.
  • On Saturday, June 25th, Artist Central Exchange (the A.C.E.) will party from 7-11pm at 4866 N Clark.  The theme is Creative Cultural Night: Chicago Pride. If you're interested in hanging art for this event, email A limited amount of wine and beer will be available. Feel free to BYOB. Suggested donation of $5-10.  More about it here.
  • On Sunday, June 26th, Crew (4804 N Broadway) will host the Official RedEye Post Parade Party.  There will be drink specials and a deejay taking requests.  Doors open at 1pm; party starts at 3pm.  More about it here.
  • The parade, while not in Uptown, will feature some floats/entries of local interest.  It kicks off at noon:
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46th) will be entry #12 (right after Alds. Tom Tunney and Scott Waguespack)
  • The next float (#13) will be that of Sen. Heather Steans, Rep. Greg Harris, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th Ward) and Rep. Kelly Cassidy
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) will be entry #22.
  • Howard Brown Health Center will be #89
  • Trevor Project will be #96
  • RedEye & Crew will be #110A
  • Treehouse Humane Society will be #138
  • Chicago Lake Shore Hospital will be #139
The entire parade line-up is here and information is here.  Have fun, be safe!