Ride the rainbow for Fall Diversity Weekend

Friday, November 2, 2007

Let your true self shine through during Fall Diversity Weekend, Nov. 2-4. The annual collection of Diversity Weekends have become known as a time to relax, network, and enjoy the company of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community, along with all their fabulous straight friends! The festival kicks off early with a Thursday night Diversity Jump Start, 9 p.m. at the Lumberyard, and parades right on through until the Sunday morning Diversity Breakfast at the Smokehouse Café and noontime Cinema Pride surprise film at Eureka Live. In between are tons of wonderful events for every group, from the always popular Princess Mixer at Caribe to the Diversity Bikers Poker Run, and even the first annual Poetry Café at Henri's.

  Headlining the entertainment for Saturday's Fall Diversity Show is comedian/writer Andre Kelley, one of the funniest, sharpest voices on the gay or straight comedy scene. Kelley has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, LOGO Channel's Wisecrack, VH1's Best Week Ever, and in 500 live comedy shows across the country. Once an opening act for top billers like Margaret Cho, Bill Maher, Sinbad and others, Kelley has come into his own, and is now writing his own comedy special.

  Also appearing on Saturday night will be 2 Chix & a Drum, voted as Nashville's favorite ‘Out and About' band of 2006. Their smooth vocals and rockin' attitude will have the Aud jumping and hips swinging. Their debut CD, Nights at the Lipstick Lounge, will become a standard in your CD changer after just one night.

  The Fall Diversity Show featuring Andre Kelley and 2 Chix & a Drum will start at 7:30 p.m., Sat., at the City Auditorium. Tickets are $25 at the door, or can be purchased at Friday night's Princess Mixer.

  For more info, visit www.diversitypride.com, or call the Auditorium Box Office at (479) 253-7788.

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