Pride Week begins Sunday at Silverbow

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2003

Juneau Pride Week, the town's fourth annual gay pride celebration, begins Sunday, June 1, with the Juneau Pride Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Silverbow Bakery.

The Bobb Family Band, Dag Nabbit, Teri Tibbett, Brett Dillingham and Wild Rumpus Clown Theatre will perform.

For the past three years, the Juneau pride celebration has been a one-day event. This year's festival, sponsored and organized by the Southeast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance, is spread over a week.

"It's a wide range of activities," said Steve Hamilton, one of the event's organizers. "We want to bring people together, and this is just a week of doing that."

The schedule includes:

• Tuesday, June 3 - Ultimate Frisbee, 7 p.m., Cope Park

• Wednesday, June 4 - Dinner and a movie, "Sordid Lives," 8 p.m., Silverbow. "Sordid Lives," described by its creators as a "a black comedy about white trash," stars Delta Burke, Beau Bridges and Olivia Newton-John.

• Thursday, June 5 - Karaoke at the Viking, 9 p.m., ages 21 and over.

• Friday, June 6 - Pride Chorus concert at Marine Park, 7 p.m.; Q-Lounge at the Silverbow, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

• Saturday, June 7 - Pride Chorus concert at Northern Light United Church, 7:30 p.m.; dance at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 336 First St., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

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