Guide to PRIDE Week

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Austin PRIDE Week 2013 is finally here. We’ve compiled a list of the week’s go-to events so you can celebrate Austin’s LGBTQ community with plenty of sing-alongs and dance parties.

Wednesday 

Madonnalogues

Get ready to suffer from a case of the giggles, because comedian Nadya Ginsburg will be performing her solo show, Madonnalogues. Based on her hilarious Madonnalogues webisodes, Ginsburg takes on famous lady personas from Madonna to Cher to Winona Ryder. These grade-A impressions breathe new life into over-the-top quirks like Madonna’s phony-baloney accent and an imaginary feud between Cher and her “Burlesque” co-star Christina Aguilera.

When: Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m.

Where: Spider House Ballroom

Costs: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

 

Thursday 

“Mean Girls” Quote-Along 

“You go, Glen Coco!” Would any of us really pass up the chance to sing Kevin G.’s infamous holiday rap and shout, “She doesn’t even go here!” in a crowded movie theater? Nope, didn’t think so. Just make sure you don’t wear jeans or track pants because it’s not Friday, or else you can’t sit with us.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

Costs: $12

 

Way Gay Sing-Along

Come for “Mean Girls” and stick around for the Way Gay Sing-Along. In what is promised to be the “gayest and most dance-worthy sing-along ever,” you can party the night away to music videos from the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears and Wham!

When: 9:45 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

Costs: $12

 

Friday 

Werk! - Fashion Show

The fierceness of everything happening at this fashion show is hard to communicate. Project Runway contestants Mychael Knight, Daniel Esquivel and season three winner Jeffrey Sebelia will present some sick looks. To top off all of that amazingness, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Raja will be emceeing the entire night. 

When: Doors open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m.

Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Grand Ballroom

Costs: $30

 

Saturday 

PRIDE Festival 

Saturday’s a big day for PRIDE Week festivities with the PRIDE Festival. Like country music? Country cutie and “All-American Boy” singer Steve Grand will be there. Anxiously awaiting the sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race?” Delectable drag performances from Shangela, Raja and Shannel will keep your withdrawals at bay. Eat, drink and be merry all while supporting the LGBTQ community of Austin.

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Fiesta Gardens

Costs: $20 cash at the door

 

Group wedding

Prepare to have some seriously fuzzy-wuzzy warm feelings and break out the tissues, because The Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin is performing a symbolic group wedding to kick off the Pride Parade. If the beauty and emotion of a wedding ceremony isn’t enough to convince you to get yourself to the Paramount, there will also be a dance party, and no one can turn down a dance party. 

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Congress Avenue, in front of Paramount Theatre

Costs: Free

 

PRIDE Parade

Finish Saturday night with the downtown PRIDE Parade. This year’s theme is “LOVE UNITES,” so get ready to enjoy a whole lot of love and joy marching through Austin’s streets. Love unites us all, and that’s a beautiful thing.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Congress Avenue and Fourth Street

Costs: Free