Circle City IN Pride is just around the corner, and with 13+ events going on, it can be a little tricky to figure out which events to attend. Maybe participate in a 5K, start a conversation with an influential author or end the week with the parade.  Whatever it is, find a time in your busy schedule and get involved in Indiana’s largest LGBT celebration.

Start your Circle City IN Pride with the Lady Bunny for some fun and laughs.

THE LADY BUNNY

Kick off Circle City IN Pride right with The Lady Bunny Friday, June 5. You might be asking, who exactly is Lady Bunny? Lady Bunny is the founder of the legendary drag festival, Wigstock. Come out to Talbott Street for a night full of glam gowns, wigs and humor that will have you falling out of your chair. Doors open at 9 p.m. for the 9:30 p.m. show and tickets cost $15 (or $10 online). VIP tickets are $25 and include a meet and greet.  This event is 21+.

Take your friends and get active with the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk.

Meet your friends and get active at the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk.

RAINBOW 5K RUN/WALK

Am I the only one who thinks that run/walks have become the new thing to do? Lace up your sneakers for a 5K run/walk benefiting the IndyPride Resource Center Fund and HIV education through the Indiana AIDS Fund. Join over 500 participants at 22nd Street and Talbott Street at 8:30 a.m. Packet pick- up and registration is Friday, June 5 at Talbott Street Dance Club. And since you’ll be on that side of town, get at head start on your celebration with The Lady Bunny also.

Watch "Finding Nemo" and eat delicious food in the outdoors.

Watch Finding Nemo and eat delicious food outside.

BMO HARRIS MOVIE NIGHT

Everything is better outside and what could be better than a movie underneath the stars? Bring a friend, a date or the family to catch “Finding Nemo” on Tuesday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mass Ave and College Avenue. Pack a blanket, eat some delicious treats from food trucks and enjoy this funny film on the lawn of the Firehouse Museum.  The best part? It’s free!

Visit Indy Reads Books and listen to conversations and readings from prominent individuals.

Visit Indy Reads Books and listen to conversations and readings from prominent individuals.

HISTORY NIGHT

Head over to Indy Reads Books Wednesday, June 10 for Living History: Living Proof. Living Truth. (Being Transgender in Indiana) featuring conversations and readings from key influential people. They include Michael Woodward, lecturer and author; Marissa Miller, program director for Brother’s United; and Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the Indiana Transgender Wellness Alliance. This free event starts at 7 p.m.

The popular Bag Ladies are back for another memorable show.

The popular Bag Ladies are back for another memorable show.

BAG LADIES LOUD AND PROUD

As one of the most talked about Pride events, this is something you do not want to miss. As one of the country’s first HIV/AIDS fundraising organizations, the Bag Ladies put on an unforgettable show for those 21 and older. Come down to Greg’s Indy Thursday, June 11 and enjoy this spectacular performance. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show time scheduled for 9 p.m. The suggested donation is $5 for Step Up, Inc., which promotes health and wellness for under-served and hard-to-reach populations.  Support a good cause while enjoying an extraordinary show!

Catch the Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury and stay after for a panel discussion.

Catch the Indiana Fever vs. Phoenix Mercury and stay after for a panel discussion.

DIVERSITY NIGHT WITH THE INDIANA FEVER

The Indiana Fever are back again partnering with Circle City IN Pride. Catch the Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse as they face the Phoenix Mercury at 7 p.m. The Pride of Indy Bands will perform 45 minutes before tipoff and a panel discussion led by Indy Pride will follow the game. Root for the Fever and support the WNBA as the first pro sports league to establish a platform for the LGBT community. Use the promo code “pride” for a portion of the proceeds to support Indy Pride.

Fans of RuPaul's Drag Race will want to go to the Old National Centre to see Bianca Del Rio's comedy show.

Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race will want to go to the Old National Centre to see Bianca Del Rio’s comedy show.

“ROLODEX OF HATE” COMEDY SHOW

Are you a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race? You are in luck because Bianca Del Rio, winner of season six, is bringing her show to the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Friday, June 12 at 9 p.m. Let out some laughs and see this hysterical show for this comedy special. Tickets cost $35 or $50. Want to meet Bianca? Purchase $75 VIP reserved seats and make is a spectacular night.

See Mayor Greg Ballard as the grand marshal for the pride parade and join in the festivities at the pride parade.

See Mayor Greg Ballard as the grand marshal and join in the festivities at the Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade on June 13.

CADILLAC BARBIE IN PRIDE PARADE

Come down to the parade for its biggest crowd yet! It all begins Saturday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at the corner of Mass Ave and College Avenue. Reserve a pride room at The Alexander Hotel or simply arrive early that morning to get a good spot. Join in the festivities and celebrate at the parade!

Stop by American Legion Mall for the pride fest following the parade.

Stop by American Legion Mall for the Circle City IN Pride Fest following the parade.

PRIDE FEST

Head over to American Legion Mall after the parade. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All ages are welcome as we celebrate Indiana’s largest LGBT celebration!

For more information, find all the Circle City IN Pride events here.

 

Blog by Mary Wessel, communications and marketing intern