Pride Fest is running in November this year and the theme is Reflect, Renew, Rejoice. Pride is a festival celebrating the LGBTIQ* community and involves many exciting events between the 14th and 23rd of November. The festival culminates in the Pride parade which is on in Northbridge on Saturday night the 22nd of November. Check out our guide of what else is on below….
(*LGBTIQ- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer)
Transgender Day of Remembrance
When: 6pm – 7pm – Thursday 20th November 2014.
Where: Urban Orchard: Perth Cultural Centre
Many transgender people have lost their lives due to hatred and violence. Tonight we remember them. Come down to the Urban Orchard and light a candle to honour those people. Pride WA wants to encourage awareness that the community is a diverse one, accepting people for who they are and for their achievements. This is a FREE event.
Sordid Lives – Theatre Play
When: 8pm- Thursday 20th November.
Where: Hackett Hall, Floreat.
This is a Pride WA fundraiser. A hilarious play put on by Playlovers inc.
It is a black comedy about white trash and that is exactly what it is. Set in Texas, America, it will have you in stitches.
When good Christian woman Peggy hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lovers prosthetic legs, chaos erupts. There are sisters with big hair, southern accents, drinking, partying and all sorts of shenanigans.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here: Sordid Lives
Editors note: I saw this play last week and can highly recommend it for a funny night out. ~Tania
When: 7:30-10pm, Thursday 20th November
Where: Connections Nightclub
Bingo hosted by a Drag Queen. Enough said.
Free event- Bookings essential here- BINGAY
When: 6-8pm, Friday 21st November.
Where: Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre
This sundowner is a chance to mix and mingle with the community whilst raising money for GRAI- GLBTIQ rights in ageing inc. Come and watch the sun set over the city and enjoy local wines, other beverages and canapes.
Tickets are $30 and available here: GRAI Sundowner
Swagger Supersized Year 3000
When: 10pm – late, Friday 21st November 2014.
Where: Metro City Nightclub
See 3 stars from Ru Pauls Drag Race, Jiggly Caliente, Jujubee and April Carrion in a supersized futuristic show. Details in poster below including where to get tickets.
When: 8pm, Saturday 22nd November 2014
The famous and fabulous Pride Parade works its way through the streets of Northbridge Saturday night. Come and see the amazing costumes and colourful floats as GLBTIQ people and their allies celebrate in an explosion of light, colour and sound. The theme is “Reflect, Renew and Rejoice” and the parade will showcase just that, light reflections, reflecting on all that the community have overcome and how many achievements have been made, Renew as we look to the future and new hopes and Rejoice as we celebrate, dance and come together in a fun and exciting evening.
Please come along and show your support with your family and friends as we create awareness of the many challenges that LGBTIQ people face today. This is a FREE event.
Pride Parade After Party
When: From 8:30pm- midnight, Saturday 22nd November 2014
Where: Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre.
After the excitement of the parade come on down to the after party where you will be able to drink, dance and be merry and celebrate PrideFest 2014.
DJs will be playing party music with pop up entertainment and performances throughout the evening. ‘Pimps and Sounds’ and DJ Curlee are going to be pumping out tunes with roving performances from Mis Hula Honey, Sugar Blue Burlesque and The Sirens throughout the night.
Tickets are $5 entry and are available here: Garden Party at The Urban Orchard.
(Please note, there are discounts to most of the above events for Pride members.)
More information about the festival is on the Pride website which is here…. Pride
It would be great if you could support the festival by coming to one or all of the events above.
In the spirit of PRIDE please check out some of our pics in the gallery below from the Parade last year.