Yeah, we realize most of the Pride weekend festivities take place over the river, but Pride is alive and well in St. Paul, too. After all, we do host a couple of fine queer establishments (the Town House and CAMP)
The Town House is a neighborhood bar that’s home to something different every night of the week – drag shows, dancing, karaoke and more. Every Sunday, it hosts “Sequin Sundays,” an evening filled with drag, live cabaret, burlesque and glitter. Presented by hosted with the mostest Esmé Rodríguez, this week’s Pride Edition show will be in celebration of JoJo Mackie’s Birthday and features a unique lineup – Sasha Rodgers, Martina Marraccino, Gabrielle Deveaux and Vivi Vuiton Rodgers, to name a few. See your favorite kings as queens and wrap up what is sure to be a fabulously fierce weekend of Pride. Check out the Town House’s online calendar for more. (“Sequin Sundays”: 9:30 p.m. Sun. Free. 21-plus. The Town House, 1415 University Ave W., St. Paul. 651-646-7087.)
Camp Bar opened in mid-2007 and have two bars plus a sidewalk patio in the summer. The stylish club features a fashionable crowd and boasts of having the biggest cocktails in town. On Saturday night, it will host an unofficial Scissor Sisters post show party with RedStar GoGo Boys. (CAMP Bar, 490 Robert St., St. Paul. 651-292-1844.)
There’s still time to buy tickets ($65 for one day or $110 for two-day pass) to see gaytastic dance band the Scissor Sisters on Saturday at the River’s Edge Music Festival on Harriet Island in St. Paul. Known for their entertaining and often transgressive live performances, they play their extremely danceable electro-disco at 7 p.m. on the Lynx Stage.