Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Show your pride at Diversity Weekend

The spring Diversity Weekend schedule is packed with events all over town, starting on Thursday, April 3, and wrapping up on Sunday, April 6.

In some other cities, Diversity Weekend is limited to one or two venues, but Eureka Springs does it all over town, so be sure to check local listings for events. Here are some of the high points:

Thursday, April 3

Rainbow Thursday Night starts at 6 p.m. at Caribé, 309 W. Van Buren, with happy hour drink specials for two or three hours.

The Weekend Kick-off Party at Jack's Place on Spring Street starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy free hotdogs, and stick around for karaoke with Lynne Sterling from 9 p.m. 'til 1 a.m.

Friday, April 4

A Meet & Greet at the Eureka House, at 369 Onyx Cave Road, will run from 3-6 p.m.

The Welcome Mixer at Caribé features happy hour prices and food specials from 7-9 p.m.

At the Rowdy Beaver, 417 W. Van Buren, a Diversity Karaoke Dance Party with DJ TIC runs from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

At Chelsea's, 10 Mountain Street, the Diversity Band plays from 9 p.m. to closing.

Tiffany Christopher performs at the New Delhi, 2 N. Main, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

At the Tiki Torch, 75 South Main, the Diversity Dance Party leads up to the Midnight Teaser Drag.

At the Lumberyard, 105 E. Van Buren, Drag in the Yard runs from 8-10 p.m., followed by DJ Dance music.

Saturday, April 4

The Diversity Bikers will start a tour of the city at 11 a.m. The tour will include a stop at the PDA.

The PDA at Basin Park, at noon, is always a highlight of the weekend.

A Diversity Matinee drag show will run at the Tiki Torch from 3-6 p.m., and the Lumberyard has the same hours for a Drag in the Yard Matinee.

At Chelsea's, the all-girls' band Iris will entertain from early in the evening until midnight.

The Diversity Dance Party at the Tiki Torch runs from 6-10 p.m., followed by an Encore Diversity Drag Show from 10 p.m. until midnight.

Sunday, April 6

Play "Name that Tune" with Sandy at the Smokehouse Cafe, 580 W. Van Buren, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Wrap up your weekend with an Iris Jam at Chelsea's, starting at 2 p.m.

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