Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Feel the Rainbow!

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Ditch your gloomy black threads, people, and throw on some color for the glitter-bomb that is the 21st Humboldt Pride Parade & Festival. It's been a big year, what with Prop 8 and DoMA taking a dirt nap, and organizers are giving a shout-out to family, friends and supporters with this year's theme: "The Year of the Ally."

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The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. Saturday in Old Town, with Grand Marshal Mark Lovelace presiding. Then it's all kinds of party with people coming out and getting down at Halvorsen Park from noon to 5 p.m. There's a bounce house for the kids and Pride cocktails in the Rainbow Garden for grown-ups and music from Asha Nan, Lost Luvs and DJs Pressure Anya for everybody. Ya Habibi Dance Company is set to do some hip shaking, too.

The after-party is at Nocturnum at 9 p.m., with GLAAD award-winning San Francisco comedienne Marga Gomez and dancing until 2 a.m. with DJ Razorburns ($8, 21 and over).

Can't wait to start the celebration? Don't! Arcata PFLAG (hey, allies!) is showing the feel-good PG film Kinky Boots over at the United Church of Christ social hall on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (suggested donation $5). Mingle at the ice cream social and step up for the kinky boot contest afterward. Everyone's welcome.

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Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill

Jennifer Fumiko Cahill is the arts and features editor of the North Coast Journal. She won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s 2020 Best Food Writing Award and the 2019 California News Publisher's Association award for Best Writing.

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