Alexandria Celebrates Pride Month With 20 Happenings in June 2018 May 1, 2018

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Claire Mouledoux: CMouledoux@VisitAlexVA.com or 703-652-5367
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Alexandria Celebrates Pride Month With More Than 20 Happenings in June 2018

Alexandria, VA—Throughout June, celebrate Pride Month in historic Alexandria, Virginia, minutes from Washington, D.C., with more than 20 events, happenings, food and drink specials, and hotel packages. Take part in special events like Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company, LGBTQ-inspired art and theater programming, Rainbow Doggy Yappy Hour at Jackson 20 and more. Several restaurants present delicious offerings like the Pride Donut at Sugar Shack Donuts and Pride cocktails throughout town. Many events and offerings will benefit LGBTQ organizations, including NOVA Pride, AGLA, Safe Space NOVA and The Trevor Project

Recommended by Out Magazine in 2018, rated a Virginia “All-Star” for LGBTQ rights by the Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index in 2017 and named the #2 Best Town in Virginia for LGBT Families by Movoto in 2016, Alexandria is a welcoming and inclusive destination. 80 Alexandria hospitality businesses have completed a Visit Alexandria LGBTQ workshop and have made a continued commitment to LGBTQ-friendly policies and practices as part of Visit Alexandria’s LGBTQ marketing program.

Find even more Alexandria Pride events and offerings at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Pride.

Special Events & Ongoing Activities:

Priday Night at Port City Brewing Company 
June 1, 2018, 3-11 p.m.
Admission: Free
3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events 

Celebrate the beginning of Pride Month with Priday Night at Port City. Come show your pride and celebrate Alexandria’s diverse community with the Alexandria-Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (AGLA), DJ Laura Lopez, outdoor games and activities. A portion of all sales from the night will be donated to support AGLA's mission to improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the LGBTQ community and allies. Port City Brewing Company takes pride in making beer for everyone!

“The Nance” at The Little Theatre of Alexandria
June 2 through June 23, 2018
Admission: $19 Wednesdays and Thursdays; $22 Friday through Sunday
600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-0496
www.thelittletheatre.com 

It’s 1930s New York, a time when it was easy to “play gay,” but dangerous to be gay. A headliner called “The Nance” was usually played by a straight man who would portray a campy homosexual in musical vaudeville parodies. However, in this drama, Chauncey Miles not only plays a gay man but is a homosexual himself.  “The Nance” will take you into the wild world of burlesque and tell the backstage story of Chauncey and his fellow performers. Come see the winner of three Tony Awards.

Port City Brewing Company & Pride Beer Garden at Jackson 20
June 3, 2018
Admission: Free
480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
www.jackson20restaurant.com   

Throughout the month of June, Jackson 20 will have a weekly beer garden on Sundays in its courtyard. On June 3, the beer garden will be even bigger with Port City Brewing Company offering a sampling of their delicious local brews. A portion of the proceeds will go to NOVA Pride whose mission is to cultivate and grow a coalition to educate, advocate and celebrate in service to the LGBTQ+ community of Northern Virginians and straight allies. Come out and have some great beer in support of an awesome organization to kick off Pride month in Alexandria! 

Gearing Up For Pride at Beatley Central Library
June 4, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
5005 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
202-277-8439
www.visitalexandriava.com/pride  

Join us on June 4 to learn about the organizations serving Alexandria's LGBTQ community members. Light refreshments provided. 

Rainbow Doggy Yappy Hour at Jackson 20
Every Tuesday in June beginning June 5, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
Admission: Free
480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-549-6080
www.jackson20restaurant.com   

Through the month of June, Jackson 20’s Yappy Hours will turn rainbow with pride. Bring your beloved four-legged best friend along for a special Yappy Hour featuring pup-tinis and delicious doggie treats. While pooches mix and mingle to meet new furry friends in the outdoor courtyard, happy hour cocktail specials and dinner options are available for owners as well!  

“Feeling Proud” Night at MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails
June 7, 2018
Admission: Free
116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-6345
www.morrisonhouse.com    

MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails’ mixologists craft cocktails based on your mood and emotions. Throughout the month of June they will be featuring “Feeling Proud” cocktails, which will also be on happy hour seven days a week from 4 to 7 p.m. To kick off Pride weekend in D.C. come by for a special “Feeling Proud” night! 

Sip and Sew With Pride
June 7 & 11, 2018
Admission: $50
300 N. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.sipandsewoldtown.com 

Come celebrate Pride Month at Sip and Sew by making a crisscross back tank top with a beautiful Pride logo on the front. Or, just stop by and pick up a sticker! You’ll want to wear this tank everywhere. You can wear it with yoga pants or with jeans for a night out on the town. Sip and Sew provides everything: sewing machines, supplies, materials and fabric. So grab a friend and join them for some sewing, music, laughs and fun! 

“Read With Pride” at Hooray For Books!
June 10, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092
www.hooray4books.com   

Don’t miss “Read With Pride” picture book story time featuring And Tango Makes ThreeA Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and more. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Pride LGBT Sitewide Discount at Sand and Steel Fitness
June 1 through June 15, 2018
Admission: 15% off all purchases with coupon “LGBT Pride”
109 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.sandandsteelfitness.com  

From June 1 through June 15, 2018, enjoy a discount on all purchases with Sand and Steel Fitness using the coupon code “LGBT Pride.”

Pride Powerlifting Seminar at Sand and Steel Fitness
June 16, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
Admission: $20 (15% off for LGBTQ clients)
109 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.sandandsteelfitness.com/powerlifting-seminar   

Sand and Steel Fitness’ Powerlifting Seminar is an introductory course for athletes and coaches interested in learning the Westside and Starting Strength methods of powerlifting. Emphasis is placed on teaching and cueing the three major lifts: back squat, deadlift and bench press. Sand and Steel Fitness demonstrates proper periodization techniques for volume and loading to develop top-end strength.

Pride Happy Hour at Virtue Feed & Grain
June 19, 2018, 4-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
106 S. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
571-970-3669
virtuefeedgrain.com  

Join Alexandria Restaurant Partners and NOVA Pride for a special Pride Happy Hour on June 19, 2018 at Virtue Feed & Grain. Cocktails, drinks and food will be available to order as we celebrate Pride Month 2018. 

Port City’s Month of Love: Cooking & Cuisine Trivia
June 21, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $6 per team, includes first beer
3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events 

Part of Port City Brewing Company’s Pride Month festivities, take part in Month of Love events presented in partnership with Glen’s Garden Market. On June 21, 2018, get ready for cooking and cuisine trivia and enjoy gooey cheesy goodness with raclette plates from Glen’s Garden Market.

Book Launch Party: Kristin Levine at Hooray For Books!
June 23, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092
www.hooray4books.com  

Join local author Kristin Levine at the launch party for her book The Jigsaw Jungle, a masterwork of mystery that slowly unravels as 12-year-old Claudia learns more about her father’s life. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Port City’s Month of Love: Cheese, Charcuterie & Beer Guided Pairing
June 27, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Admission: TBD
3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
www.portcitybrewing.com/the-brewery/events 

Part of Port City Brewing Company’s Pride Month festivities, take part in Month of Love events presented in partnership with Glen’s Garden Market. On June 27, 2018, enjoy a cheese, charcuterie and beer guided pairing in the Port City Brewing Company Lighthouse Lounge.

Pride Classes at Pilates ProWorks
Various classes throughout June
Admission: $30 per class
1103 Queen St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-575-8206
www.pilatesproworks.com/alexandria  

Pilates ProWorks is offering five Pride-themed Pilates classes, including Pilates Pro on June 2 and 29, Bootcamp Pro on June 7, Tone, Flow and Sculpt on June 12, and Barre Pro on June 20. All proceeds from these five classes will be donated to NOVA Pride whose mission is to cultivate and grow a coalition to educate, advocate and celebrate in service to the LGBTQ+ community of Northern Virginians and straight allies. 

LGBTQ Pride at Kyo Gallery
Throughout June
Admission: Free
111 S. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.kyogallery.com 

Alexandria’s newest art gallery, Kyo Gallery, will open its first exhibition on May 25. Throughout the month of June, visitors can explore the opening exhibit including LGBTQ-themed art. The gallery will also sell commemorative original artworks, some of which will be LGBTQ-themed. All gallery proceeds from the artwork will go toward local organizations NOVA Pride and Safe Space NOVA.

Food & Drink Offerings:

Alexandria Restaurant Partners' Pride Cocktail
Available throughout June 2018
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap, 401 E. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22301
The Majestic, 911 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Mia’s Italian Kitchen, 100 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Virtue Feed & Grain, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Vola’s Dockside Grill, 101 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.alexrestpart.com 

Five restaurants from Alexandria Restaurant Partners will feature a special Pride cocktail throughout June. During the week of the Capital Pride celebration in D.C. (June 6-11), $1 from every cocktail sold will be donated to local nonprofit NOVA Pride. Participants include Virtue Feed & Grain, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, Vola’s Dockside Grill, The Majestic and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap.

Pride “Cocktail du Jour” at BRABO
Available throughout June 2018
1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-3440
www.braborestaurant.com

French brasserie BRABO, adjacent to Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa on King Street, is offering a special Pride “cocktail du jour” daily throughout the month of June, with 100% of the sales going toward The Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the nation’s largest organization serving as a crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. In support of The Trevor Project’s invaluable service of offering 24/7 counseling and other services to at-risk LGBT youth, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants partners with the organization. 

“Feeling Proud” Cocktail at MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails
June 7, 2018
Admission: Free
116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-6345
www.morrisonhouse.com  

MoHo Kitchen + Cocktails’ mixologists craft cocktails based on your mood and emotions. Throughout the month of June they will be featuring “Feeling Proud” cocktails, which will also be on happy hour seven days a week from 4 to 7 p.m. To kick off Pride weekend in D.C. come by for a special “Feeling Proud” night!

“Show us Your Pride” at Hummingbird Bar & Kitchen
Available throughout June 2018
220 S. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-566-1355
www.hummingbirdva.net  

Use the code “We are proud” to receive exclusive Pride Month promotions from June 1 to June 31, 2018. From Monday through Friday, join Hummingbird for happy hour from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor patio overlooking the water. Mention the code to receive a complimentary appetizer for the table to share. During brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, watch the sun bounce off the river while dining outside in the beautiful summer breeze and mention the code to receive $5 mimosas and bloody Mary’s for the table.

Pride Donut at Sugar Shack Donuts Alexandria
Available throughout June 2018
804 N. Henry St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-577-9023
www.sugarshackdonuts.com  

To celebrate Pride Month, Sugar Shack Donuts Alexandria is serving up delicious strawberry glazed donuts with rainbow sprinkles and rainbow candy on top.

“Baked This Way” Special Cupcake at Buzz Bakeshop
Available throughout June 2018
901 Slaters Ln., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-600-2899
www.buzzbakeshop.com 

To celebrate Pride Month, Buzz Bakeshop has created a special rainbow-frosted cupcake named “Baked This Way.” The cupcake will be available all month long!

HOTEL PACKAGES:

“The Trevor Project” Package at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-894-3434
www.lorienhotelandspa.com  

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, including Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, are proud to partner with The Trevor Project, the nation's largest organization serving as a crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people by offering 24/7 counseling and other services to at-risk LGBT youth. “The Trevor Project” package includes 15% off the best available rate for each night of your hotel stay and a $10 donation per stay to The Trevor Project.

As The Trevor Project's Premier National Hotel Partner, as well as the Presenting Sponsor of its Ambassador Program, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants are involved on the local and national levels, donating room nights, meeting space and catering. The partnership is employee-driven, and Kimpton employees are involved in local outreach on behalf of the Trevor Project through the “Kimpton Presents: Trevor Ambassador Program.” The program helps foster awareness of the issues facing LGBT youth and the availability of life-saving resources available through The Trevor Project. Supporting a safe and judgment-free place for young people to go is just another way Kimpton cares for the community.

“Out and About” Package at the Old Colony Inn Alexandria
1101 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
703-739-2222
www.oldcolonyinnalexandria.com  

An  LGBTQ-friendly hotel, Old Colony Inn Alexandria invites you to make them your home base as you explore Alexandria and the Washington, D.C.-area. The “Out and About” package includes two Metrorail all-day passes so you can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast at the hotel and then start exploring the area. Train stops are conveniently located throughout the region near most major attractions, shopping areas and local dining hot spots.

Find Alexandria’s Pride events and offerings at VisitAlexandriaVA.com/Pride.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA, VA

Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy.

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