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JUNE 25, 2004 21
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Sydney, Australia proved Pride
could rock under the stars,
and Houston makes it happen.
Thanks to the queers down under
WELCOME TO HOVO ON THE GOGO,
your new guide to everything hip, happening, cool and queer in Houston Gay
and Lesbian Nightlife.
Houston Pride returns!
CLEARLY THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE
belongs to our community, culminating
with the Houston Pride Parade, America's
ONLY nighttime Gay Pride
Parade! Sydney Australia, we U-fllf fl
thank you. Sydney had the
good sense to stage its parade
at night, when cool breezes
encourage buff men and
womyn to doff their shirts
and skirts and when drag kings and
queens don't melt under the noon-day sun.
So, what to do this weekend?
THE OFFICIAL PRIDE EVENTS RUN
amuck downtown (hmmm though not one
new Gay bar has opened downtown in
years) therefore HotGG recommends lots
of H20-0 as you go this weekend.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26
DIRECT FROM MIAMI, GRAMMY-
winning DJ Hex Hector spins his classic
remixes at the official pre-Parade party
brought to you by M2M Entertainment.
Justin Stephens spins downstairs in the
Groove Lounge. Visual stimulation throughout the evening wUl be provided by Dynasty
9 p.m. - 3 a.m. at Boaka Bar/Mercury Room,
1008 Prairie at Main. Cost is $15 in advance.
110 at Rich's
NOW IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO MAXI-
mize your on the go time, and blow your
mind (he, he) at the same time, look no further dahlinks. Rich's, 2401 San Jacinto,
promises the ultimate Pride Weekend with
Dance sensation IIO plus the one and only
"Miss Grace Jones...Jones... and the
Rhythm." IIO burst upon the dance scene
in 2001 with their hits "Rapture" and "At
the End". This is the first stop in Houston
for IIO and is quite a coup for Rich's. Doors
open at 9 p.m. www.richs-houston.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
CHANCES BAR OFFERS A PRIME SPOT
to scope out Houston's Pride Parade. Get
out the bug spray and the beads when
Chances presents an outdoor Pride party
from 2 9 p.m. ml the patio I'arini!
Westheimer. Five acts include Sarah Golden
at 3 p.m. and up-n-coming Dallas natives
Astrogin at 7:30 p.m. Chances is located at
1100 Westheimer at Waugh. 713-523-7217.
AFTER THE PARADE, CONTINUE THE
festivities with a night of dancing at Club
GO, starring DJ Warren Gluck of NYC on
the turntables and recording artist Pat
Hodges singing her Billboard top 10 club
hits "Love Revolution" and
"You Make Me Feel G-O-O-
Ofl 1116 D." 10 p.m-4 a.m., Club GO,
Mm fm 2001 Commerce at Chartres.
Cost is $25 in advance.
4yP ****^ www.pridehouston.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 27
THE PARTY CONTINUES INTO THE DAY-
light hours with the return of DJ Dawna
Montel of LA and a Pride-raising performance by dance music icon Dynasty. DJ
Chris Sill spins in the Groove Lounge. 3:30-
10 a.m., Opus, 4112 Main at Prairie. Cost is
$25 advance, www.pridehouston.org.
Grace Jones at Rich's
GRACE JONES RETURNS TO HOUSTON
for her first performance in years. Jones
has often made appearances here, though
many were infamously hours late from
original start times. This weekend at
Rich's, Jones has a more accommodating
call time of 4 a.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25
and available at Rich's 2401 San Jacinto
or at www.rich-houston.org.
All weekend long
ON PACIFIC STREET THE PARTY
never stops and Pride Weekend is no
exception. JR's, The Montrose Mining
Company and South Beach will host the
always overflow crowds on Friday and
Saturday nights, before, during and after
the parade. On Sunday night, SoBe pulls
out the big pumps though when the
Future Babylon Tour makes a stop. The
Tour reinterprets what Babylon (the
famous nightclub from the Queer As Folk
television series) will look like in the year
2050: with elaborate visuals, decor and
backrooms - simulating the full Babylon
experience. Also featured are DJ Tracy
Young and RKM, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Cost is $15
inadvance, $20 at the door. Tickets avaUable at: JR's Bar & GrUl, 808 Pacific;
South Beach, 810 Pacific: M2M Fashion.
DON'T FORGET THE NEIGHBORHOOD
clubs like Guava Lamp. Briar Patch, EJ's,
Bricks II and the 611 (to name a few) for
even more Pride celebrations. See you at
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