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Las Vegas Pride 2015 Weekend Events Guide

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Participants march in the 15th annual PRIDE night parade in downtown Las Vegas, Friday Sept. 6, 2013.
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Back for its 32nd year, Las Vegas Pride doesn’t start and stop with the beloved parade and festival. Get proud and festive all over the Valley with community gatherings, pre-parties and post-parade bashes.

We’ve rounded up the best of Pride Weekend. All you have to do is show up!

FRIDAY

Pride Parade Pre-Party Christen Downtown’s newest pub before anyone else—seriously, the bar isn’t even open to the public yet. 3 p.m., Downtown Crown, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. #155, 702-739-8676.

Las Vegas Pride Night Parade It’s Pride Week’s glittery, glamorous spectacle you don’t want to miss. Pre-show, 7 p.m.; parade, 8 p.m.; route begins at West Charleston Blvd. and heads north along Fourth St. to Ogden Ave., lasvegaspride.org.

Pride Shenanigans Hosted by Keyska Diva and Fredrick McGriff, Charlie’s Friday night bash includes a liquor bust ($10 well, $20 premium). Let’s get a little wild. 9 p.m., Charlie’s, 5012 Arville St., 702-876-1844.

Adrenaline Official Vegas Pride Afterparty Celebrate Pride, unity, diversity and equality in Vegas with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Cox, DJ Blacklow and DJ FX Fabian. 10 p.m, free until 11 p.m. with guest list (adrenalinelasvegas.eventbrite.com), Chateau at Paris, 702-776-7770.

Pride Official Festival Pre-Party With a live performance by adult film star Lucky Daniels, things might get cray. 10 p.m., show at midnight, Piranha, 4633 Paradise Road, 702-791-0100.

Sin City’s Biggest Friday Stripper Circus Three rooms of dancing and the talents of three international DJs: Hector Fonseca, Kitty Glitter and Tommy Love—plus a performance by Erika Jayne. 10 p.m., free, Share, 4636 Wynn Road, 702-258-2681.

Pride Parade Afterparty Hey, Little Monsters! Nosh and swig on bar food and a beer bust at this post-parade bash, which also features sounds by DJ Tyler Caiden and a performance by Legends in Concert Lady Gaga impersonator, Tierney. 10 p.m., free, the Phoenix, 4213 W. Sahara Ave., 702-826-2422.

Sin After-Parade Girls Party The official post-Pride Parade party for Vegas lesbians is bound to get steamy when twin-sister duo Nina Sky takes the stage. 10 p.m., $25, Fremont Country Club, 601 Fremont St., 702-382-6601.

Drag Kings Unite The ladies of Q Socials have put together a night featuring studly local drag kings, plus Pride royalty from Washington, Tennessee and California. 10:30 p.m., free, Artifice, 1025 First St. #100, 702-489-6339.

Fetish Freedom Party Go-Go dancers, drag queens, booze and a celebration of everything kink. Shows at 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m., free, Flex, 4371 W. Charleston Blvd., 702-385-3539.

SATURDAY

Las Vegas Pride Festival LGBT families, couples, singles and allies come together inside the beautiful Clark County Amphitheater to celebrate Pride and diversity at the annual event, which features vendors, food, drinks and live performances from former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta, American Idol contestant David Hernandez and more. Noon-10 p.m., adults 21+ $15; youth 13-20 $10; children 12 and under free; 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, lasvegaspride.org.

Eve Shedonism hosts rapper and Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip Hop star Siya, poolside. Noon, $20, Lux Pool at SLS, 702-761-7000.

Bearracuda Vegas Pride LA’s Ryan Jones is on the decks at this bear-centric bash, where some serious bear eye-candy and our favorite feature—furry go-go bears—will be on display. Hell yes. 9 p.m., $10, Oddfellows, 150 Las Vegas Blvd. N., bearracuda.com.

Pride Afterparty Get dirty with adult film star Trenton Ducati and David Rest at the Fruit Loop nightclub, where there’ll also be Fleshjack and Falcon Studio giveaways. 10 p.m., show at 1 a.m., Piranha, 4633 Paradise Road, 702-791-0100.

Envy All Girls Dance Party Time to get Funkdafied! Shedonism has enlisted '90s rap queen Da Brat to lay it down at Body English. 10 p.m., $40, Body English, Hard Rock Hotel, 702-693-5555.

Phoenix Pride Festival Afterparty Performances by Keyska Diva, Cinnamon and Chris Hodgson from 50 Shades of Grey the Musical. Handcuffs not included. 10 p.m., free, the Phoenix, 4213 W. Sahara Ave., 702-826-2422.

Share Pride Festival Afterparty Get your post-festival dance on at Share (and don’t forget to Instagram your photos with #shareyourpride). 10 p.m., free, Share, 4636 Wynn Road, 702-258-2681.

SUNDAY

Pride Pajama Brunch You’ve looked cute all weekend—now’s the time to stay in your PJs, imbibe mimosas and nurse your hangover. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., DW Bistro, 6115 S. Fort Apache Road #112, 702-527-5200.

Pride Recovery You’ve pushed it to the limit this weekend. Take some time to recover at this men’s-only spa with a Jacuzzi, heated pool and steam room. Entourage Vegas, 953 E. Sahara Ave. #A19, 702-650-9191.

Eden Shedonism presents former White Girl Mob rapper Lil Debbie at SLS’ Lux Pool. Noon, $20, Lux Pool at SLS, 702-761-7000.

Salvation Shedonism hosts the totally gorg American Idol finalist Mikalah Gordon for its closing Pride party. 10 p.m., $10, the Sayers Club at SLS, 702-761-7000.

T-Dance Temptation Sundays Pride Closing Party Go out with a bang! DJ Axis spins at the Luxor Pool’s Pride finale. 1 p.m., $20, $10 with Nevada ID, Luxor, vegasgaypoolparty.com.

True Colors The Las Vegas Men’s Chorus performs a concert directed by Ryan Duff and accompanied by pianist Laurence Sobel. 6 p.m., $15, Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, lvmenschorus.org.

Stripped The official Las Vegas Pride closing party features music by local DJs Throboy, Anthony Griegor and the Pulse 96.7 “Bomb” Shel Bailey, plus special guests. 10 p.m., free, Fuso Rooftop Nightclub, Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, 6007 Dean Martin Drive, 702-795-3131.

Official Pride Ranchero Latin Party Chino and Las Sirenas Entertainment presents El Deseo, the official ranchero party with DJ Virus and DJ Fantasy. 10 p.m., Piranha, 4633 Paradise Road, 702-791-0100.

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