Friday, March 13, 2009

Announcements: March 11, 2009

A reminder that you can still get tickets to the limited showing of Vamp, a supernatural girl meets girl romantic comedy, a co-production of StageQ & Mercury Players Theatre written by Ry Herman; directed by Tara Ayres. The show is on Thursday and Friday at the Bartell Theatre, Madison, and will continue to run throughout March. Contact the theater at 608-661-9696 EXT 3 for more information and show times.

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Proud theater, Madison’s very own lgbtq youth theater troupe, is holding a fun and exciting evening of open mic activities on Saturday, 2009 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the ‘Escape 100% Fair Trade Java Joint & Art Gallery’ located at 916 Williamson Street in Madison, Wisconsin. The event titled ‘At The End Of The Rainbow III’ is being held as a fundraiser for the Proud Theater organization. Proud Theater is an award-winning group that fosters self-expression and self-empowerment for Madison-area youth ages 13 to 19 who identify as LGBTQ, or who are the children of LGBTQ parents, or allies of the LGBTQ community at large. All proceeds donated to ‘At The End Of The Rainbow III’ will be used to help finance Proud Theater’s year end culminating performance ‘Proud Theater: Full Circle’ which opens may 28th, 2009 at the Frederic March Play Circle located in the Memorial Union on the University of Wisconsin - Madison campus. People wishing to participate in ‘At The End Of The Rainbow III’ are encouraged to sign up for a 5 minute spot in advance by sending an e-mail to proudtheater@gmail.com. Walk-in participants will be included as space allows.

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Later in the evening on Saturday, Indie Queer is throwing a glo-party at the Cardinal Bar at 418 E. Wilson Street. Vinnie Toma, OCD automatic & dj queen dj are joining forces for this 18 and over event that starts at 9:00pm. For more information, check out indiequeer.com

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On Sunday afternoon, the next Madison PFLAG meeting will address legal options and protections for same sex families. Attorneys Carol Gapen and Lynn Bodi, from the Law Center For Children & Families, will present the pros and cons of the various options available in establishing a legal relationship between children and both their parents, as well as other factors to consider in protecting same-sex families. Discussion will begin at 2 p.m. and a support meeting will follow at 3:10. Free. Friends meeting house is at 1704 Roberts Court, Madison. For more information, call Kay at 608-221-1956, or see www.pflag-madison.org

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Also on Sunday, Capitol Pride is hosting another benefit to raise money for this year’s Madison pride events. Sunday’s event will be a Guitar Hero Tournament Battle at the Shamrock Bar -117 West Main Street. This will be a two-player elimination battle with all registration proceeds benefiting Capitol Pride. The fun starts at 2pm and will continue to 7pm.

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