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PRIDE is upon us, and what it means is Proudly Reaching Inebriation During Every-blooming-thing; and, according to Michael, if it involves a hot tub and the sun rising, then the meaning is definitely true. Plus, throw in a fabulous arts festival and PRIDE is Pottery, Rusty lawn art, Inkblots, Dizzying wind wheels and Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers … pfff, thank god for acronyms.

4Thursday — PRIDE Festival

Library & Washington Squares, 210 E. 451 South, times vary, through June 7. Grand Marshal Reception tickets $50; Festival pass $20 (excludinf GMR); indvidual tickets $12, utahpridefestival.org

25Thursday — Utah Arts Festival

Library Square, 210 E. 400 South, times vary, through June 28. Tickets $8 online through June 19, $10-12 at the gate, or $30/4-day pass, uaf.org


PRIDE is pussycats, stylish eyeglasses, Rob Thomas (naked in our dreams), pop punk, physically trying to figure out what Toad the Wet Sprocket means without feeling like a slut, and vodka tonics.

3Wednesday — Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East. Tickets $10, 24tix.com

19Friday — Ingrid Michaelson

The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, 7pm. Tickets $28, 24tix.com

25Thursday — Rob Thomas and Plain White T’s

Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, 300 Wakara Way, UofU, 7pm. Tickets $49-64, redbuttegarden.org

30Tuesday — Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tonic

Snow Park Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Dr. S., Park City, 7pm. Tickets $40-75, bigstarsbrightnightsconcerts.org


PRIDE is dads-in-drag and other fairy tales. And Broadway is synonymous with PRIDE, so pull out your tap shows you proud homosexuals and enjoy these fabulous works from SB Dance Circus and Utah Dance Artists.

12Friday — Surrenderella

Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm, weekends through June 20. Tickets $19.50, arttix.org

12Friday — Broadway Bound

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, times vary, through Saturday. Tickets $12.50, arttix.org


So I can’t say there is much PRIDE in just an inch, particularly if it’s angry, but you can take it in the cult classic flick, as part of the Salt Lake Film Society’s Summer Late Nights film event. Also included in the SLFS’s mix is a little spice … named Scary, Baby and Ginger. Hot! PRIDE is also back in fashion this year with the help of Yves Saint Laurent, one of Ellen Degeneres’s favorite designers … I assume.

5Friday — Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Tower Theatre, 900 S. 876 East, 11pm through Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Tickets $5, saltlakefilmsociety.org

19Friday — Spice World

Tower Theatre, 900 S. 876 East, 11pm through Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Tickets $5, saltlakefilmsociety.org

19Friday — Saint Laurent

Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, times vary. Tickets $6.75-9.25, saltlakefilmsociety.org


PRIDE shouldn’t be an illusion, but this septet of renowned magicians will give you the belief that your angry inch is a happy millimeter … I’ve got a front-row seat.

23Saturday — The Illusionists

Capitol Theatre, 50 W, 200 South, times vary, through June 28. Tickets $35-70, arttix.org


PRIDE is in making fun of Utah, as only the Salt Lake Acting Company can do. Plus, Alexis Baigue has unusual PRIDE in that muff on his face that make certain gals giggle in pleasure, as well as in being derived a female on Facebook. Damn, to have his unwavering PRIDE …

24Wednesday — Saturday’s Voyeur 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, times vary, through Aug. 30. Tickets $39-55, saltlakeactingcompany.org

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