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Alaska Pride Fest Continues With Popular Fundraiser


WHO:         Four A’s and Anchorage Mpowerment Project
WHAT:      9th Annual Drag Queen Bingo
The Alaska AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) and the Anchorage Mpowerment Project (AMP) will host its 9th annual Drag Queen Bingo during Alaska Pride Fest 2012.
This event will hosted by Mad Myrna’s very own Daphne DoAll LaChores,
A live auction will also be held during this event. Cost to attend is $15 for three games, or $10 for three games for those dressed in drag.
This is an all ages event.
Proceeds will go to help fund the Alaska AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s).  
WHEN:      Thursday, June 7, 2012
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
WHERE:    Snow City Café, 1034 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage
“Be Seen. Be HEARd. Be Pride.”
JUNE 2 to 10, 2012
Schedule of Events 
Details on PrideFest 2012 can be found online at AlaskaPride.org (Event Calendar), or by or e-mailing felix@alaskapride.org.
Wednesday, June 6
6 p.m.
Pride Parley
OutNorth Playhouse
3800 Debarr Road
A reading of poetry by local and national gay artists.
Cost: Free (All Ages)
7 p.m.
Film: “On the Shoulders We Stand”
OutNorth Playhouse
3800 Debarr Road
An illuminating historical account of gay life and activism before Stonewall, followed by a conversation with filmmaker Glenne McElhinney, as well as local activists.
Cost: Free (All ages)
8 to 10 p.m.
Lube Wrestling
The Raven
708 East Fourth Avenue
Lube up contestants in a live auction to raise money for the Gay & Lesbian Community Center, hosted by the Last Frontier Men’s Club
Cost: Free (Ages 21+ only)
8 to 10 p.m.
Northern Exposure Float Building Party & Hot Dog Roast
The Raven
708 East Fourth Avenue
Join Northern Exposure for some float building fun and help raise funds for Alaska PrideFest.
Cost: Free (Ages 21+ only)
Thursday, June 7
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
9th Annual Drag Queen Bingo
Snow City Café
Fourth Avenue, between K and L streets
Bingo, door prizes, auctions, raffles and of course, the annual Drag Off.
Hosted by Four A’s and Anchorage Mpowerment Project
Cost: $15 (All ages. Includes T-shirt and bingo cards for first 100)
9 p.m.
Cupcakes & Monsters Karaoke Contest
Mad Myrna’s
550 E. Fifth Avenue
Join Kesha and Gaga for a special edition of karaoke at Mad Myrna’s, in honor of Alaska PrideFest.
Cost: $1 per song (Ages 21+ only)
Friday, June 8
6 to 9 p.m.                                                                                                                                           
Karaoke/Open Mic Night                                                                                                                  
Teens and young adults are invited to enjoy a fun-filled evening.                                                       
POWER Clinic (2nd floor of Downtown Transit Center)                                                                   
700 W. Sixth Avenue                                                                                                                    
Cost: Free (Ages 14 to 24 only)
9 p.m.
Diva Variety Show
Watch the Divas perform a special show in honor of Alaska PrideFest!
Mad Myrna’s
530 E. Fifth Avenue
Cost: Free (Ages 21+ only)
Saturday, June 9
11 a.m.
            FEATURED EVENT! Celebrating Diversity Parade
Starts at Eighth Avenue and K Street
Visit AlaskaPride.org for route details
Cost: Free (All ages)
Noon to 5 p.m.
FEATURED EVENT! Pride Festival: “Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Pride.”
Delaney Parkstrip – Rose Block (L Street thru P Street)
Visit AlaskaPride.org for a list of vendors and activities.
Cost: Free (All ages)
9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)                                                                                                                           
Kristara Live and In the Raw
Mad Myrna’s
530 East Fifth Avenue
All proceeds go to Alaska PrideFest and GLCCA. Includes auction.
            Cost: $10 (Ages 21+ only)
Sunday, June 10
1 p.m.
Pride Ecumenical Service
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
222 East Tudor Road (corner of Lake Otis & Tudor)
Come celebrate at a GLBT-friendly church where “all” means all.
Cost: Free (All ages)
4 p.m.
Wind-up BBQ at Myrna’s
Myrna is providing the “fixins,” including salads. Bring your meat or veggie burger for the grill
Mad Myrna’s
530 East Fifth Avenue
Cost: Free (Ages 21+)
Alaska PrideFest is a program of Identity. Identity's programs include: a statewide Helpline; NORTHVIEW, our quarterly newsletter; PrideFest; Pride Conference; the Gay and Lesbian Community Center; an Identity Advocacy Program; and support for local youth programs. For more information on Identity, visit Identityinc.org.


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