Athens Pride announces 2012 festival details

The first official event of Athens Pride is the GLOBES Fall Reception at the University of Georgia Founders’ Gardens from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. The event is all-ages and will include a silent auction. An after-party will be held from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. At The Engine Room.

An artist showcase featuring poets, singers and other entertainers will perform upstairs at The Globe Bar from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Drag-a-oke, featuring DJ Patrick from Almost Famous with hosts Yasmine Alexander and LaKeisha Pryce, goes down later that night at Farm 255.

Saturday features all-ages bowling at Ten Pins in the Homewood Hills Shopping Center from 4-6 p.m., and a dance party at Little Kings from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Sunday kicks off with a Pride service at Our Hope MCC, followed by a commitment ceremony, also at the church. The annual Pride Picnic follows at Lake Herrick Pavilion at the UGA Intramural Fields from 2-6 p.m.

The weekend closes with a Athens Showgirls Cabaret all-ages show at The Globe Bar from 7-10 p.m.

All events come with a $5 donation request, but no one will be turned away if they couldn’t pay, organizers said.

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Top photo: Downtown Athens during last year’s Athens Pride weekend (file)