Chattanooga Pride week starts Oct. 5

In response to last years overwhelming support, Tennessee Valley Pride Board of Directors have finalized plans for this year’s Chattanooga Pride Festival.

The week long GLBT Pride Week will culminate with a festival on Sunday, Oct. 11. The festival date was chosen because of it significance as National Coming Out Day. The festival is free and open to the public and will be held at Miller Plaza, in Downtown Chattanooga.

Festival week will start on Monday, October 5, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

Monday, Oct. 5, Comedy Night Fundraiser - 8:30 p.m.
IMAGES Show Bar, 6005 Lee Highway.
Top of the line comedy entertainment from Janet Williams. Doors open 6:30pm.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, Book Reading & Signing. 5-7 p.m.
WINDER BINDER Gallery & Bookstore  - 40 Frazier Ave.
Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D., (Shrink Rap - PULSE) is a psychotherapist, minister, and educator, in private practice in Chattanooga, and is the author of "Empowering the Tribe" and "The Power of a Partner", and will read excerpts from his writings.
Book signing to follow. FREE admission - Wine & Cheese.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, Interfaith Worship Service. 8 p.m.
Christ Church Episcopal - 663 Douglas St at McCallie Ave
Made in God’s Image: A Celebration of Divinity and Diversity. Ecumenical Worship Service provided with input from over nine affirming congregations in the Chattanooga area.

Thursday, Oct. 8, Karaoke Semi Finals: 9 p.m.
IMAGES Show Bar, 6005 Lee Highway.
Contestants qualify from Regional rounds of competition at The Red Lantern & Images Bar. Six contestants will move on to the Finals, Sunday Oct. 11 at Miller Plaza Stage.

Friday, Oct. 9, Theater Night: 7pm.
Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Center - 3224 Navajo Dr.
"TRANSFIGURATIONS" by Peterson Toscano. Admission: $20 ($15 Students with ID) In this one person play, Toscano unearths gender-variant Bible characters, those people who do not fit in the gender binary, and who in transgressing and transcending gender, find themselves at the center of some of the Bible’s most important stories.

Saturday, Oct. 10, Bowling: 2 p.m.
Holiday Bowl, Brainerd Road. Admission: $20 adults, $10 Kids
Enjoy a fun filled afternoon of Bowling with friends and family. Three games of competition for all levels of bowlers, with some great prizes.

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