As always, the Gay 90’s, which has been a perennially popular GLBT community bar since 1957, offers a Pride Weekend cornucopia this year. With six bars under one roof, the theme is, appropriately enough, “Size Does Matter.” Every night, the Gay 90’s features food and dining, but be sure to make reservations well in advance. The establishment is open to everyone 18-plus.
Thursday, June 26
The highlight is the annual Miss City of the Lakes Pageant in the La Femme Show Lounge, which the Gay 90’s has hosted since 1995. Be there to see whom the lovely Geneva Richards will crown as her successor. Another featured event is the Pride Dominatrix Gala with Mistress Jean Bardot.
Friday, June 27
The sizzling place to be is the special Pride Foam Party in the Dance Annex, featuring fab DJ Nater D presiding over dancing to keep you tired on your feet. In the La Femme Show Lounge, it’s the ever-superb drag revue with Show Director Nina Di Angelo and company.
Saturday, June 28
Special guests BeBe Zahara Benet, the first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Asia O’Hare headline the La Femme Drag Show. Dance the night away in the Dance Annex and the Retro Bar. Don’t miss the male dancers in the Men’s Room bar.
Sunday, June 29
Sunday morning, enjoy the scrumptious Pride Parade Breakfast Buffet in the main bar, then watch the parade itself, which goes down Hennepin Avenue right past the Gay 90’s. Once again, the La Femme drag show provides some of the best entertainment around.
408 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.