Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 24 announcements

This Friday night at the Nottingham Coop, you can catch local favorite band, Screamin Cyn Cyn and the Pons playing with Best Friends Forever and Matty Pop Chart. Nottingham is located at 146 Langdon St. and the party starts at 8:00pm. There will be a suggested donation at the door.

On Saturday, the 3rd Annual Drag Down Cancer Comedy Benefit will be held at the High Noon Saloon. Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Stand-up Comedians, Live Singers, & More will be featured with ALL monies (cover charge, tips, raffle) being donated to the American Cancer Society! The party is from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The High Noon Saloon is located at 701 East Washington Ave.

It's iQ resident DJs Diamond's and OCD's birthdays, so I.Q. Discotech is celebrating by bringing up some friends from Chicago to help celebrate! ROB THREEZY vs. BLACK HOLES, TAG TEAM SET with DIAMONDS vs. OCD AUTOMATIC starting and ending the night. PLUS Special Secret Guest! Should be Glamorous...THIS IS AT THE CARDINAL Bar, 418 E Wilson St, ON SATURDAY with DOORS @ 9pm. THIS IS 18+ event with a small cover.

This weekend is also PRIDE time in most cities across the country. Chicago and Minneapolis both have major events planned especially as the weekend also marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Madison pride events have been moved to August this year, but there are a few events planned this weekend.

Sunday, June 28, 2009 there will be a small film festival to remember and celebrate queer resistance and revolution on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots! Possible films include: Paris Is Burning, Before Stonewall, Tongues Un tied, The Life and Times of Harvey Milk, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The fest will be held at the Wil-Mar Community Center, 953 Jennifer Street from 6:30pm - 11:30pm. There is a small suggested donation for popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages. With most of the money going to the AIDS Network of Madison.

On Sunday the Madison Gay Volleyball league is hosting an Open Social Day: pickup games for everyone that shows up. Everyone that shows up will divide into equal teams to play some games, drink, eat, and have some fun. You do not have to be a registered members of the league to play. The open play is from 4-7pm. The Madison Gay volleyball game field is Badger Bowl at 506 East Badger Road.

And be sure to make plans now for the 2009 National Women's Music Festival, a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives! Lots of amazing artists such as Lucie Blue Tremblay, Sarah Bettens, and Alix Olson just to name a few. This is a 4 day fest right here in Madison at Marriott Madison West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr. starting on Thursday July 3rd-5th.

And that about does it for tonight’s announcements. You can become a fan of the show at "queery on wort" at Facebook and have access to our news and announcements, links and lots of other cool things.

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