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.
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+.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
“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.
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!
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