Anchorage Pridefest starts this week, with events celebrating the LGBTQ+ community from June 22-29. See full details at anchoragepride.org.
Screening of “Stonewall Uprising” — This documentary film examines the events surrounding the Stonewall riots of June 28, 1969. A panel of Alaskans will share their experiences about what it was like to be open about their identity in Alaska. $5-$10 suggested donation. 7-9 p.m. Friday June 21, Alaska Experience Theater, 333 W Fourth Ave. Ste. 207
Beyond the Closet 5 — This event features narratives about breaking boundaries in Alaska and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Proceeds fund youth programs at Identity, Inc. Online tickets $15-$25. Door tickets $20-$30. 7-9 p.m. Saturday June 22, Out North Gallery, 333 W Fourth Ave.
Queen’s Coffeehouse Confessions — Hear stories from some of your favorite ladies from Queen’s Coffeehouse Confessions. All ages are welcome. Free for those under 18. $6. 6 p.m. Saturday June 22, Uncle Leroy’s Coffee, 701 W 36th Ave.
Gender Expansive Grooming Workshop — Join the Anchorage Transgender Community for a workshop on clothing, grooming and other needs for the transgender, non-binary and gender expansive community. Free. 12-3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Identity, Inc. 336 E Fifth Ave.
MGA Pageant: Nuclear Fallout — Kick off Pride festivities by helping choose the winner of this post-apocalyptic-themed pageant. $10. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, June 22, Mad Myrna’s, 530 E Fifth Ave.
Vib Cycle Pride Ride — Move your feet during this indoor cycle class and celebrate Pride Fest Week. $10. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 22, Vib Cycle. 160 W 91st Ave. Ste. C
Y.A.S! Mixer! — Attend this all ages event and celebrate Pride and LGBT youth. There will be musical, dance and drag performances, as well as a youth art gallery. $5. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Church of Love Spenard, 3502 Spenard Road
Pride Memorial Service — Remember the heroes who fought for LGBTQ+ freedoms. This event is open to all people. Free. Noon-1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, LGBT Cemetery, 535 E Ninth Ave.
Pride Worship Service and Ice Cream Social — Join members in the community for this Pride-style Christian worship, which will be followed by an ice cream social. All ages are welcome to join. Free. 11:30 am.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, St. John United Methodist Church, 1801 O’Malley Road
Pride Kickoff BBQ — Enjoy good food in the company of even better people to start Pride celebrations. Free admission. 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, The Raven Bar, 708 E Fourth Ave.
Drag Storytime for Families — Celebrate creative expression, identity and all things fun with this special storytime featuring drag performers. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed up or in a costume. This session is geared for children and families. Free. 3 p.m. Sunday June, 23, Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St. (907-343-2975)
Drag Storytime for Teens and Adults — Join drag performers for story time, and dress up in a costume or anything sparkly. This session contains mature content. Free. 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St. (907-343-2975)
Queefs Against Humanity — Join Queef Sativa and friends for a game of Cards Against Humanity. Only 21 and over. $5. 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 24, The Raven Bar, 708 E Fourth Ave.
Bear Tooth Pride Film Fest — See the 20th anniversary screening of “Boys Don’t Cry” at 8 p.m. or the new feature “Giant Little Ones” at 5:30 p.m. $4-$11. Monday, June 24, Bear Tooth Theatrepub, 1230 W 27th Ave.
5th Annual Rainbow Run — Walk or run to the end of the rainbow in this 5K. Colorful costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to those who participate by wearing a costume. There will be free BBQ and lots of vendors. $30. 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, Comfort Inn, 111 W. Ship Creek Ave.
Lube Wrestling Fundraiser — See people wrestle in a pool filled with lube to raise money for Identity, Inc. Bid on participants as they try to win their slippery match. Free. 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Alaska Center for Alternative Living, 233 E Fifth Ave.
Beats Messiah and Beat Roots Patio Takeover — Join KONR DJs for a dance party and win raffle prizes. Suggested donation $10. 8-11:55 p.m. Thursday, June 27, The Raven Bar 708 E Fourth Ave.
Drag Queen Bingo: Viva La Drag-olution — Dress in drag and win prizes during this three-hour bingo session. There will also be a live auction. Online tickets $35. Door tickets $40. 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Williwaw Social, 609 F St.
Queer as Hell Drag Show — Keep the Pride momentum going with this drag show featuring performers like Freeza D’Lust, Dela Rosa, Golden Delicious and more. 10% of all sales go to Volunteers of America and homeless youth programs. Ages 21 and over. Free. 9-11:55 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Van’s Dive Bar, 1027 E Fifth Ave.
Transcending Tales — Hear members of the Alaska transgender, gender nonconforming, gender expansive and non-binary community speak about moments when they challenged their perception of comfort. This event is for all ages. Free. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, Out North Gallery, 333 W Fourth Ave.
Anchorage Cycle Pride Ride — Join instructors from Anchorage Cycle in this biking class and support the LGBT community. All donations from this event go to benefit Identity Inc. Suggest donation $20. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, Anchorage Cycle, 2610 Spenard Road
Pants Off Dance Party — Party your heart out at this two-part event, which will feature a dance off and dance party. There is no entry fee for the contest either, so give it a whirl. Proceeds will be donated to Identity, Inc. $10. 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, Koot’s 2435, Spenard Road
Equality Parade — Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in this colorful parade alongside 50 LGBT groups. Free. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday June 29, Ninth and G
Pride Festival — Wrap up Pride week with this festival on the Delaney Park Strip. There will be live performances, over 150 vendors and plenty of giveaways. Free. 12-5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, Delaney Park Strip
Pride Block Party — Join Queer Happenings Alaska and enjoy family friendly festivities, food, music and peek into the outdoor beer garden. Free. 4-8 p.m., Saturday, June 29, The Writer’s Block, 3956 Spenard Road
Brick Bash — Enjoy music by Lardi B followed by a performance by Thorgy Thor, a queen who has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Afterward there will be a dance party featuring music from DJ Hottpants. This is a 21 and over event. $40-$60. 7:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. Saturday, June 29, Williwaw, 609 F St.
DJ Hottpants — For those who can’t or don’t want to attend Brick Bash, you can still buy tickets for the DJ Hottpants after-party. $15-$20. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday, June 29, Williwaw, 609 F St.
End of Pride BBQ — Join those at Mad Myrna’s for BBQ and bring a side dish and your favorite Pride stories. This is a 21 and over event. Free. 4-8 p.m. Sunday June 30, Mad Myrna’s, 530 E Fifth Ave.