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    Charlottesville Pride Month 2016


    Show your pride by visiting these awesome businesses!

    All month long: 
    Shop at Whole Foods and your NIckels for Nonprofits can benefit Cville Pride!

    Pride weekend: Wear your Pride Festival wristband for special discount offers from these partners:

    • 3 Penny Cafe - 10% off
    • Kendra Scott - 15% off
    • La Travinia - 10% off
    • Pie Chest - 10% off
    • The Chocolate Shoppe: 10% off
    • Taste of India: 10% discount for dinner

    September 2016

    Saturday September 10 @ 3:00 - 7:00 PM
    Belmont Park
    2nd Annual LGBTQ Youth Picnic

    LGBTQ youth of all ages, their parents, and LGBTQ families and allies welcome to a potluck picnic with free food, games, merchandise, and local resources for a fun day of friendship and community.  Friends & allies welcome! RSVP on Facebook

    Thursday September 15 @ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Whole Foods
    Wine and Cheese Cocktail Hour

    Join us for a meet and greet of LGBTQ business owners, allies, and others.

    Friday September 16 @ 7:30 - 11:30 PM
    Pride Preview Party

    Can’t make it to the Saturday festival? Then join us Pride Eve for a jam-packed show of music and drag, food and friends! Arrive early for dinner, stay late for fun!

    Saturday September 17 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Lee Park
    Charlottesville Pride Festival

    Fifth annual Charlottesville Pride Festival.  Check out Cville Pride for the most up to date information, calendar, vendor registration, performances, etc -

    The free, day-long celebration of diversity and inclusion will include:

    • A huge children’s area, with a giant bouncy castle, crafts, balloon animals, face painting, more
    • A beer garden and food trucks
    • Over 70 interactive vendors selling Pride merchandise, hosting photo booths, offering free giveaways, sharing information and resources
    • Entertainment all day long – Music, dancing, drag, drums – Check out the performers!

    Saturday September 17 @ 8:00 PM
    Escafe, Mono Loco, South Street and More...
    Pride After Party - Block Party!

    Come early for dinner and stay to dance. Wear your festival wristband for popup specials!

    Sunday September 18 @ 2:00 PM
    Vinegar Hill Theater
    Film Screening: Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing

    Local LGBTQ filmmaker Linda Thornburg brings us this powerful film that touches on themes of aging, politics, feminism, and homophobia. Based on the groundbreaking autobiographical novel by American author and poet May Sarton, this moving story reveals the real changes in the fortune of women and lesbians in the political shifts across two continents from the 1920s to the 1960s.  Tickets $5

    October 2016


    November 2016

    Saturday November 12 @ 7:00 PM
    Paramount Theater
    Emma Willmann - United Nations of Comedy Tour
    We tried getting Emma Willmann to return to Charlottesville and finally she is coming back. Rated as one of New York's Top 10 Comics. Not just one the funniest lesbian comedians, but one of New York's TOP 10. She joins a star studded line up of today's hottest comics on the scene. Funnyman Skiba, Jason Andors, Antoine Scott, Alex Carabaño and Emma Willmann will light up the stage of the Paramount Theater on Saturday, November 12th.
    Tickets: Gen Admission - $38.25 and VIP $48.25
    Showtime at 8pm - Doors Open at 7p (6:45p for VIP)
    As usual, the VIP ticket provides you with Center Orchestra Seating, Caribbean Buffet by Pearl Island Caterers, Free Wine and a Live Concert Performance by the Robert Jospé Express.Held in the usual place, the Founders Lounge and after which head downstairs for the comedy show. Use the restroom first because you will laugh all night long!


    First and Third Sundays @ 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Cville Community Bikes, 405 Avon St
    Women/Trans/Femme Bike Night
    Whether your ride needs help or you just want to learn some bike mechanics, if your gender doesn't align with normal masculinity: welcome to w/t/f night! This is for you! No one of masculine persuasion is excluded from this event, but we're committed to having some good queer fun, so disrespect will not fly. That means: no slurs, no intentional misgendering, no inappropriate questions, no transphobic (or homophobic or sexist, etc.) jokes... The usual masculinity is not the guest of honor here. It is not barred from entry, but it will be playing by our rules. 

    Mondays @ 5:00 pm
    Washington Park
    LGBT Volleyball
    LGBT Volleyball.   Mondays evenings 5PM-dusk.   Washington Park lower level.  All skill levels.

    Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm
    AMF Keglers Lane - 335 Rivanna Plaza Dr., Charlottesville
    Rainbow Bowling
    All ages and skill levels welcome.  Just ask for the "Rainbow League" at the front desk, and they will tell you what lanes we are using.  $10 for three games.

    Fridays @ 2:15 - 3:15 pm
    TBD - see
    On Our Own - Queer Support Group
    On Our Own is a Peer Support Recovery Center for folks in the Charlottesville and surrounding counties dealing with mental health challenges.  We operate on the premise that anyone can get well and stay well.  We do recover!  We offer free groups and walk in peer support 6 days a week.  Our house provides a recovery oriented community full of hope and support.  We are a non-profite 501(c)3.  

    First Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
    First Wednesday GSA Potlucks at TJMC-UU
    1st Wednesdays Gay Straight Alliance/GSA potlucks at 6 p.m., the directions are: TJMC-UU 717 Rugby Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 in Summit House Room 2 (building adjacent to the small parking lot at the corner of Rugby Rd. and Wayside Pl.). See more info..