Pride 2009 Events List Posted

Be sure to check the most up to date events listing for Pride 2009 at  Here’s a sampling of what’s coming up for the rest of the week:




  • timeout Lecture Series: School’s Out
    Spring Garden Rd. Memorial Public Library
    How is the struggle for diversity and equality playing out in
    classrooms in Nova Scotia ? Gérard Cormier, Staff Officer for the Nova
    Scotia Teachers’ Union , will bring us up to speed from the
    perspective of teachers and their representatives.12:00 pm
  • Reading Out Loud
    Halifax North Library, 2285 Gottingen Street
    Venus Envy and Halifax North Library are pleased to present this 8th annual Pride Week read-aloud event. You are sure to hear thoughtful, brash, painful, funny, titillating and honest passages from works of LGBT literature read by Haliqueers such as Stewart Legere, Ryan MacGrath and Randall Perry. Open books – open minds! 7:00 p.m. Free Admission
  • Annapolis Valley Wine Tour
    Sponsored by Ambassatours and Halifax Pride
    This overnight trip through the gorgeous Annapolis Royal offers no limit of exciting things to savor and beautiful scenery as its compliment. Wet your palette with wines from Bear River, Grand Pre, and Sample Cheese from Fox Hill Cheese House. On Thursday evening enjoy a three course meal and luxurious accommodations at Digby Pines Resort. After a day of scenery and wine return on Friday with enough time to catch Under the Big Top Songwriters Circle. Visit to make reservations.
  • 3rd Annual Da Pride Café at MENZ BAR
    MENZ BAR 2182 Gottingen Street, Halifax
    Join DaPoPo Theatre to celebrate Pride with fabulous LGBT themed and authored performances. Choose from a menu of scenes, songs, monologues, poetry, improv, bedtime stories and much more. Arrive early for best seat selection. 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Admission Free
  • Tall Ship Silva Pride Boat Cruise
    Silva is docked at Queen’s Wharf at the foot of Prince Street Halifax
    Sail the Harbour blues in Queer style to the sounds of Bounce 101.3. Join Pride in their 3rd Annual boat cruise in the Halifax Harbour aboard the Tall Ship Silva. Call 429-9463 to reserve purchase your tickets. Admission: $15.00
  • QUEER ACTS: Halifax Pride’s First Queer Theatre Festival: I Was Barbie
    The Bus Stop Theatre, Gottingen Street Halifax
    It’s opening night of Toronto Fashion Week and Barbie’s 50th birthday party. Find out what happened when transsexual celeb Nina Arsenault, someone known for having massive amounts of cosmetic surgery, got hired to represent a doll who’s accused of fucking up the body images of millions of little girls. I Was Barbie comes to Queer Acts after sold out performances and standing ovations at the We’re Funny That Way Comedy Festival and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2009 Pride Festival. Created and performed by Nina Arsenault. 8:30pm July 20, 10:30pm July 21 and 7:00pm July 23. $15 Regular, $10 Students, Seniors and Underwaged.
  • QUEER ACTS: Halifax Pride’s First Queer Theatre Festival: Frankie
    The Bus Stop Theatre, Gottingen Street Halifax
    Frankie Productions presents Frankie, a one woman comedy/drama that takes us to Frankie’s class of ‘82 high school reunion where memories come flooding back as she recalls the trials, tribulations and triumphs of growing up gay in small town Nova Scotia. Written and performed by Mary Ellen MacLean. Directed and co-created by Mary-Colin Chisholm and Christian Murray. Lighting design by Leigh Ann Vardy. 8:30pm July 21-23. $20 Regular, $15 Students, Seniors and Underwaged.


  • Queer Specialz Galore!
    MENZ BAR 2182 Gottingen Street Halifax
    60oz pitcher of draught only $13.50, Tequila shots only $3.75, all shooters $2.50 and free hot dogs with drink purchase all night long!
  • Pomo Homos at the CoHo
    Sponsored by Venus Envy
    The Company House 2202 Gottingen Street Halifax
    A strap’em on, strap’em down fundraiser! TransAction Society of Nova Scotia is puttin’ on a fundraiser to buy chest binders and breast prosthesis for transgender people in Nova Scotia. Rae Spoon, Nolan Natasha, Pink Velvet Burlesque and other special guests. Tickets available at Venus Envy and Pretty things Boutique. 9:00 p.m. Admission: $10.00
  • Five Minutes of Fame Hosted by Eureka Love
    Reflections Cabaret 5184 Sackville Street Halifax
    Come and compete for big $$$$ at the anything goes talent show. 11:00 p.m. Admission: $3.00

FRIDAY JULY 24, 2009

  • timeout Lecture Series: Sex, Laws, and the Bedrooms of the Nation
    Spring Garden Rd. Memorial Public Library
    Has the state really removed itself from the bedrooms of the nation?
    Kevin Kindred, lawyer and past-chair of NSRAP, reviews everything you
    ever wanted to know about sex & the Criminal Code, but were afraid to
    ask. 12:00 pm


  • Float Building at the Youth Project
    Youth Project 2281 Brunswick Street Halifax
    Come out, hang out and help us build our Youth Project float for the Pride Parade. This year’s theme? SUPERHEROES! This event is open to all youth under 25. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Queen of the Vinyards
    Sponsored by Ambassatours and Halifax Pride
    Join Rouge on her journey to discover the wines of Nova Scotia. Rouge Fatale will take you to the Annapolis Valley where you will visit three of the provinces premiere wineries and enjoy a delicious lunch. This trip is complete with wine and Fox Hill Cheese tasting. All this and you will be back in Halifax in plenty of time to enjoy the Under the Big Top Songwriters Circle. Visit to make reservations. Admission: $84.00
  • Under the Big Top Songwriters Circle
    Garrison Grounds under the Beer Tent
    Ryan McGrath returns to produce some of the best local talent in the area. Why not start off your Pride weekend reconnecting with old friends in this intimate setting. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Admission $5.00
  • QUEER ACTS: Halifax Pride’s First Queer Theatre Festival: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Paragon Theatre, Gottingen Street Halifax
    TRRRASH presents the beloved glam rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch on the Paragon Theatre stage for one night only. With glamour and rock star elegance Hedwig will tell her story of growing up as a young boy in communist East Berlin. The show, written by John Cameron Mitchell, is often compared to the camp classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but Hedwig and the Angry Inch entirely holds its own as a show about one person’s quest for identity. Starring Ian Mullan and Krista Lane with music direction by Josh Kogon. Tickets can be purchased through, $23. 7:00pm.


  • Ria Mae and Margot with Natasha Peach
    The Foggy Goggle 1667 Argyle Street Halifax
    Everyone loves a good story. For Halifax-based Ria Mae, song writing is a vehicle to carry other people’s narratives. Instead of looking inward and focusing on her own experience in the world, she writes pop songs about those closest to her. Mae has a certain way about her, she’s a mixture of cocksure, rhetoric and charm.
  • Out of Towners Party
    MENZ BAR 2182 Gottingen Street Halifax

    Show your colors! Wear the Pride shirt from your hometown. Happy Hour 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Admission after 10:00 p.m. $5.00

  • Madison Violet
    The Company House 2201 Gottingen Street Halifax
    A very special Pride show, Brenley MacEchern and Lisa MacIssac will perform from their recently released CD, No Fool for Trying. Tickets available at The Company House. 8:00 p.m. Admission $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door.
  • Pride Friday Night Special Guest DJ’s
    Reflections Cabaret 5184 Sackville Street Halifax
    Come dance the night away with Special Guest DJ’s.


  • Venus Envy Annual Pride Day Sale!
    1598 Barrington Street Halifax See all your friends and pick up anything rainbow and all toys at 20% off. Be one of the first 25 customers and get a free gift! 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
  • Interfaith Pride Service
    Garrison Grounds Pride Festival Site 11AM
    Sponsored by Safe Harbour Metropolitan Church and friends under the tent.
  • 21st Annual Halifax Pride Parade
    Marshalling begins at 12PM at Cornwallis and Upper Water Street
    See Map Insert Parade begins at 1:30PM Sharp! Join Halifax Pride Festival as we take the Canada’s 4th largest Pride parade through the heart of the city. There expected to be over 125 entries this year.
  • 21st Annual Pride Festival and Concert
    Garrison Grounds Pride Festival Site 3PM – 8PM
    This year’s post parade concert will feature a number of local artists, some familiar and some entirely unexpected! In addition, we’re delighted to host Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees who will be opening for The Cliks and the Hidden Cameras.
    Sponsor: Heritage Canada Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program and the Halifax Regional Municipality. Admission: Free
  • 2nd Annual Community Fair
    Garrison Grounds Pride Festival 3PM
    Sponsored by Glo Promotions and Halifax Regional Municipality, this year’s Community Fair has something for everyone. From carnival games to celebrity dunk tank, inflatables to entertainment, there is something for the child in all of us. We are planning a second stage for the Community acts this year located within the fair grounds. Another new attraction is a Youth Dance Competition for ages 12-19 produced by Bounce 101.3. Free Admission


  • Celebrate Pride at the Coho
    The Company House 2201 Gottingen Street Halifax
    Happy Pride Day! Drink specials all day! 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Girl-ish Productions presents WetSpot sponsored by Venus Envy
    Niche Lounge, Barrington @ Spring Garden Halifax’s hottest Pride party five years and counting! DJ Motlette and DJ Ro
    Special guest performances from Rae Spoon, Nolan Natasha, Mary Ellen MacLean and more! 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Limited number of tickets available at Venus Envy! $18.00
  • Black and Blue Party
    MENZ BAR 2182 Gottingen Street Halifax
    2nd Annual All MENZ night sponsored by Moosehead Breweries Ltd. featuring DJ Sonny D. Best ASS Contest win $100 with Miss Rouge Fatal, Door Prizes, Bar Specials, Happy hour and free cover before 9:00 p.m. Admission $10.00 after 9:00 p.m.
  • Pride Night with DJ Headphones
    Reflections Cabaret 5184 Sackville Street Halifax
    Come dance the night away at Halifax’s best dance bar and celebrate your Pride!

SUNDAY JULY 26, 2009

  • Pride Family Picnic
    Dartmouth Commons and Sportsplex 110 Wyse Road Dartmouth
    Dartmouth Sportsplex, 12 Noon Proud Families Free Swim Dartmouth Common 1:00 p.m. All Ages Picnic with free food. Free Admission
  • Koinonia Pride/Communion Service
    Petrie’s Halifax Feast Dinner Theatre
    (Corner entrance at Barrington & Salter Streets)
    July 26th, 2009 12:30 p.m.
  • East Coast Rainbow Softball Association
    Dartmouth Common – West Field (Fields by the Family Picnic Event)
    1:00 p.m. – ECRSA Softball game – VENUS ENVY vs. LED ROADWAY LIGHTING
    2:30 p.m. – ECRSA Softball game – ROSIE’S RIVETERS vs. MENZ BAR
    4:00 p.m. – ECRSA Softball game – LED ROADWAY LIGHTING vs. BIBBY’$ BIG $PENDER$ FREE Admission

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