With a quarter-century of practice behind them, the Pride organizers have gotten pretty good at throwing a fabulous gay party. Since there's a ridiculous amount of stuff to see and do, we've made it easy by highlighting some of our faves. For complete Pride listings, see the Pride Guide, page 45.
Our favourite local homo heartthrob brings his amped-up indie rock out in the open on Sunday, but if you've ever doubted that the suave strummer is secretly a sex machine, make sure to check out his awesome video for The Boyfriend Song (at www.gentlemanreg.com), which cleverly riffs on Paris Hilton's sex tape. Luckily, night vision becomes Reg.
Sunday (June 26), 6 pm, Alexander Parkette
The theme of this year's annual multidisciplinary cabaret for queer and trans youth is Queer As A Three Ring Circus. With indoor and outdoor entertainment from drum circles to drag, we can only guess it'll be, er, more fun than a barrel of bears.
Saturday (June 25), 2-10 pm, Buddies in Bad Times
Soozi Schlanger and her killer Cajun zydeco crew throw a high-energy dance party that should have everyone from the bitchy queens to the PFLAG grannies shakin' their tail feathers in two-step harmony.
Saturday (June 25), 7:30 pm, North Stage