Ready to celebrate PRIDE? We have various official, partnered, outreach and affiliated events listed so you are bound to find one – or a few – that interests you. Come and join us!
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OFFICIAL PRIDE COMMITTEE FUNDRAISING EVENTS
ALL PRIDE EVENTS
MdFF will be screening a week-long presentation of Bruce LaBruce’s newest transgressive film called “The Misandrists”, opening Friday June 22nd at the SNF Parkway Theatre. Full Film Description: When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army — a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order — one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards. Praise for The Misandrists: “Grade: A. A gift from the queer cinema goddesses.” – Indiewire, “A rude delight about a coven of feisty lesbian terrorists, The Misandrists is a cinematic Molotov cocktail mixing screwball comedy, hard-core sex, and radical politics to explosive effect. It’s also a total hoot.” – Artforum, “A camp and gloriously crass essay on gender politics, The Misandrists is just a bigot’s worst nightmare.” – i-D Magazine/Vice
10 dollars gets you unlimited pancakes, sausages, syrup, coffee, tea & OJ. Join us for games, conversations and Pan/Polysexual Pride. There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit Baltimore Pride/GLCCB and the LGBT Health Resource Center at Chase Brexton.
drop-in style workshop where participants can write queer stories on cloth Kudzu leaves and then quilt them with volunteers. No experience needed!
This is an opportunity to learn more about the newest chapter added to Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. in Baltimore.
2018 Baltimore PRIDE Official Outreach Event!
Generation Parkway is a new family-friendly film series, showing Saturdays at 1:30pm at the SNF Parkway Theatre. Join us on June 23rd for a screening of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast!
ABOUT THE FILM:
An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O’Hara) enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.
“Beauty and the Beast stands at the pinnacle of animated accomplishment, even when weighted against the excellencies of its lineage.” — The Hollywood Reporter
“Beauty and the Beast reaches back to an older and healthier Hollywood tradition in which the best writers, musicians and filmmakers are gathered for a project on the assumption that a family audience deserves great entertainment, too.” — Roger Ebert
PRIDE DOUBLE FEATURE:
This screening is part of a special Pride Month Double Feature and will be followed by a screening of Howard, a documentary about Howard Ashman, the theater musician (and Baltimore native) who wrote the music to some of your favorite Disney films. Tickets can be purchased separately for each film at our matinee price of $8 per ticket or together for $14 as a double feature special! Follow this link to purchase double feature tickets: https://mdfilmfest.com/film/beauty-and-the-beast-howard-double-feature/.
2018 Baltimore PRIDE Official Outreach Event!
Join MdFF at the Parkway for a special Pride Month screening of a brand-new documentary about the life of acclaimed theater musician – and Baltimore native – Howard Ashman.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Howard Ashman grew up in an average Jewish family in Baltimore with an extraordinary love for musical theater. After college, he opened a theater in a derelict section of New York and struggled to put on shows, until his adaptation of Roger Corman’s film LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS becomes a huge Off-Off- Broadway hit and catapults him into the limelight. Finally, on Broadway, he collaborates with the Oscar- and Tony-winner Marvin Hamlisch to create the ultimately disappointing Smile. Embarrassed, Howard fled to Los Angeles and took up with a struggling gang of artists in a warehouse—Disney animators who had just been kicked off the studio lot until they could prove themselves. Along with Alan Menken, Howard writes the Oscar winning songs for THE LITTLE MERMAID. While the film becomes a global phenomenon, Howard is diagnosed with HIV—which he kept a secret in an era when AIDS is a death sentence and gay men are at the margins of society. After creating the initial songs for ALADDIN, Howard’s health deteriorated and he wrote the lyrics to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST from his hospital. Howard died before he was able to see his final Disney films release, but the legacy of his work lives on in Broadway productions and live action remakes for a new generation.
PRIDE DOUBLE FEATURE:
This screening is part of a special Pride Month Double Feature and will be preceded by a screening of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast at 1:30pm. Tickets can be purchased separately for each film at our matinee price of $8 per ticket or together for $14 as a double feature special! Follow this link to purchase double feature tickets: https://mdfilmfest.com/film/beauty-and-the-beast-howard-double-feature/.
Game of Thrones-themed burlesque show. They have scoured the seven kingdoms for some of the most cunning, raunchiest, sexiest and clever talent this kingdom has ever seen, who give it all to win their chance to take the throne! The Villainess of Burlesque Bella La Blanc! The boylesquer with a bang Tommy Gunn! The sweet and sassy beauty of Cherie Sweetbottom! The cosplay boylesque booty Allen Ryde! 2 Raffles. Vendors to include Bella’s Tchotchkis and Nathaniel Martin.
Tickets for the event are:
$12.50 at the door
$25 VIP which includes front row seating, a personalized swag bag of your choice and 2 raffle tickets (VIP tickets are limited so grab yours now!)
Are you a self-taught expert on something queer? Do you miss preparing for presentation day in school? This is the party for you. A blend of the nerd and a built-in audience, this party invites you to present on a topic of your choice, TED Talk style.
Join the Baltimore Men’s Chorus for our 33rd season’s summer concert series: Songs of Peace and Justice! For 34 years now, our message of bringing people together through song lives on in this program of music in many languages and from many cultures all-encompassing the theme of bringing peace and justice to those who need it. Our Saturday concert will be held on June 23 at 7:00 PM and are delighted to present it at First Unitarian Church in Mount Vernon. This concert will also feature our annual silent auction with fantastic items of all natures from local businesses, artisans, and more. Buy your tickets online now and save $5.00 vs. at the door prices! Student and senior discounts available, children 12 and under are free! *Note: Tickets for Saturday’s concert can be used on Sunday instead if you are unable to make the Saturday performance. Limit one admission per ticket. See our events page for our Sunday performance at 5:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Downtown Baltimore.
Calling all LGBTQ performers! Do you want to be a part of something great?! Come and get your photo taken for the Queerbook.
The Queerbook is a photo project by queer photographer Chris Jay. The images used in this project will be made into a yearbook containing photos of LGBTQ performers all over the country. This book aims to match photographs with names and provide a wide scope of the variety of entertainment in LGBTQ community.