As we mentioned last week, some great events are happening around town in June for Pride Month. While a good amount of the LGBTQ+ action will occur at the Urban Cowboy Saloon (2620 E Lancaster Av, Fort Worth, 682-707-5663), there are many other places in the mix. Here are eight more events to check out.
1). Radical Roots — a Portland-based arts collective with local ties — will host its inaugural art show at 7-10pm Fri at Gradma’s (715 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth.) Glass art, visual arts, and merchandise designed by area artists will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting LGBTQ Saves, a nonprofit for at-risk youth in North Texas. Performances will include comedy, music, and spoken word. This event is free to attend. For more information, contact RadicalRoortsAC@gmail.com.
2.) Grab your doggo and head to Homegrown Hounds Dog Deli & Bakery (5260 N O’Conner Blvd, Ste 176, Irving, HgHDogs.com) for the Pride PAWty Yappy Hour & Pride Parade on Sun from 2pm to 4pm. There will be mini pride flags for all, plus mimosas and snacks for the humans. This BYOB event is free to attend.
3.) At 8pm Fri, Jun 25, hear stories from LGBTQ people at Lessons From Our Community: Stories About the Fight for Equality at Liberty Lounge (515 S Jennings Av, Fort Worth, LibertyLoungeFW.com). This event is free to attend.
4.) After a year’s absence, the Devine Miss Diva Show is making its triumphant return to Club Changes (2637 E Lancaster Av, Fort Worth, 817-413-2332) at 10:30pm Fri, Jun 25, with the All-Star Drag Salute to Worldwide Pride. There is no cover charge.
5.) Trinity Pride Fest is back! On Sat, Jun 26 starting at noon, there will be in-person festivities at various Pride Partner locations including sun-up and sun-down options. Then at 7pm, Trinity Pride Fest: A Community Rebounds will be streamed via Facebook Live and simulcast at Pride Partner locations. For more details, visit TrinityPrideFest.org.
6.) Flow, rave, dance, and drag at Pride Night Lights: A Neon Light Show at 9pm on Sat, Jun 26, at the Urban Cowboy Saloon. This 21+ event presented by Patrick Mikyles features Circuit Tops Apparel and DJ MNDO. Tickets are $20 at PrideNightLights.EventBrite.com.
8.) At 8pm Mon, Jun 28, at the Urban Cowboy, you can attend a public screening of the Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, a documentary film about the controversial raid of the famous Fort Worth gay bar in 2009. (This movie is also available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.)
To submit your Pride Month events or any other fun things to do, email Jennifer@fwweekly.com.