2019 PRIDE CORPUS CHRISTI CELEBRATION

PRIDE Parade - Saturday, June 8th - 3-4 PM - Shoreline Blvd & Mann Street

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The Mosaic Project of South Texas, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, proudly announces the 4th Annual Corpus Christi PRIDE celebration to be held from Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 12, 2019 throughout Corpus Christi. PRIDE Corpus Christi is an annual festival focused on commemorating, educating, and celebrating LGBTQIA+ equality and human rights.

More than just a party, PRIDE Corpus Christi is the largest annual LGBTQIA+ advocacy event in the Coastal Bend. Local businesses, community groups, and non-profit organizations utilize PRIDE Corpus Christi to educate, provide resources, sell goods and connect with prospective clients and volunteers. PRIDE celebrates the love, diversity, and beauty of the LGBTQIA+ community within Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. “PRIDE 2019 represents months of preparation and substantial work by our community volunteers,” said Bill Hoelscher, President of the Mosaic Project of South Texas. “We couldn’t have accomplished our largest PRIDE celebration to date without the community’s support and our incredible sponsors who will make this celebration possible.”

The public is invited to attend our series of events that celebrate the achievements and important contributions of the LGBTQIA+ population within the Coastal Bend and community at large. These events include:

PRIDE Movie Monday @ The Alamo Drafthouse
Monday, June 3, 7-9:30 PM; 7601 S Staples Street, $20 tickets
Doors Open at 6:30 PM, General Admission—No Reserved Seating
Join us for PRIDE Movie Monday’s private first run showing of ROCKETMAN. Tickets are $20 and include popcorn, soda and some cool giveaways. ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. Buy your tickets early. This event will sell out.

Guerilla Bar @ The Post
Tuesday, June 4
5-7:00 PM; 411 Doddridge Street, Free & Open to 21+ with ID
PRIDE Corpus Christi and Equality Texas-Corpus Christi co-host “GUERRILLA BAR” and bring “PRIDE TO THE POST AT LAMAR PARK!” Join friends and allies for a casual patio mixer from 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy drinks, food, and fun after work—just the way to top off a Pride Tuesday! Located at The Post at Lamar Park (Doddridge and
Alameda). Share with friends—the more, the merrier!

OUT of Control Comedy Night @ Mesquite Street Pizza Company
Wednesday, June 5
7-8:30 PM; 617 N Mesquite Street. $20 tickets, Open to 21+ with ID
Enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy performed by Sandra Valls—comic, actor, singer, writer, and diva. She is a funny, high energy, smart, outspoken Latina, best known for her powerful, electric stand-up comedy performances on Showtime’s, THE LATIN DIVAS OF COMEDY and PRIDE: LGBT COMEDY SLAM! Her unique mix of physical comedy and ridiculously brilliant story telling make it easy to see why the Los Angeles Times calls Sandra “Talented and Hilarious” as well as being included in Curve’s 2017 Power List as one of the most influential queer women in the country. Latina voted Sandra One of the Top 33 Bad Ass Comics with Latin Roots. Curve calls her One of the Top 10 Funniest Lesbian Comics.

Comedy After Party @ Mulligan’s Pub
Wednesday, June 5
8:30 PM; 621 N Chaparral Street. Free & Open to 21+ with ID
Immediately following the hilarious Sandra Valls, everyone’s invited to the official, postcomedy show “After Party at Mulligan’s.” Join us on Wednesday, June 5 beginning at 8:30 p.m. to keep the good times rolling with their Wednesday night specials of $3.50 premium alcohol at Mulligan’s Pub. We’re excited to have Mulligan’s Pub join us this year as a community ally and sponsor of the 2019 PRIDE Corpus Christi celebration.

Pub Crawl @ Connect, Frat House, Hidden Door
Thursday, June 6
6:30 PM; 512 S Staples Street. Free & Open to 21+ with ID
Join us for PRIDE Pub Crawl. We start at Connect Bar and Ultra Lounge, with registration beginning at 6:30pm. Then we will “crawl” to the Frat House and end the evening at the Hidden Door. All bars are in walking distance of each other. Great way to meet new friends and visit with old pals!

YNOT Youth Prom @ Everhart Event Center
Friday, June 7
7-11 PM; 5440 Everhart Road. $5 tickets, $10 at the door. 13-24 with ID.
Join us for YNOT’s 3rd Annual LGBTQIA+ Youth Prom: A Night Under the Big Top for Coastal Bend youth and young adults ages 13-24. Circus themes galore – let your imagination run wild! Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Get tickets early. Limited capacity. No alcohol, drugs or tobacco.

I G80s @ The Bay Jewel Event Center
Friday, June 7
7-10 PM; 624 N Mesquite Street. $20 Tickets, $35 Couple. Open to 18+ with ID.
Dance the night away 80s style at our own LGBTQ Prom. This is your second chance to enjoy prom your way in the company of your friends and allies. There will be drinks, music, dancing and a beautiful venue for all that insta-glory! Tickets are now on sale with special rates for couples.

3rd Annual PRIDE Corpus Christi Parade
Saturday, June 8
3-4 PM; Shoreline Blvd & Mann Street. Free & Open to all.
The third annual PRIDE Corpus Christi Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 3 – 4 p.m. featuring the Honorable Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales as Grand Marshal. The approximately one-mile parade route begins at Shoreline Boulevard and Mann Street then runs south along Shoreline Boulevard and ends at Water’s Edge Park.

PRIDE Block Party @ Water’s Edge Park
Saturday, June 8
4-9 PM; 602 S Shoreline Blvd. Free & Open to all.
PRIDE Block Party is a free event at Water’s Edge Park with entertainment for the whole family. In its third year, the Block Party will feature 9 food-truck vendors located on Park Avenue, and booths from civic groups, local businesses, arts and crafts, refreshments, with PRIDE-related items for purchase. In partnership with the Police Athletic League, there’ll be a Beer Garden with ice-cold Budweiser products for sale. Victory Pro Wrestling will hold six matches and crown the first-ever Pride of Texas Heavyweight Champion.

A PRIDE Wedding @ St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Sunday, June 9
5525 Lipes Blvd. By Invitation Only.
Following a public call for nominations, a lucky couple will win a private wedding celebration at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Local businesses generously contributed toward our fourth wedding package giveaway that will make the wedding a truly memorable experience for the betrothed.

Trans PRIDE 2019 @ House of Rock
Sunday, June 9
7-11 PM; 511 Starr Street. Free & Open to all.
Trans Pride is designed to educate the community about the transgender community. The event is free and open to all ages. Autumn Nicole McClure will be speaking along with Angela Baker, Liz Robledo, Rylan Luke Martinez and others.

Poetry Night: PRIDE @ The Exchange
Wednesday, June 12
8-10 PM; 224 N Mesquite Street. Free & Open to all.
Come out and join us for Poetry Night: PRIDE. Revolve One has partnered with the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation and PRIDE Corpus Christi to host an evening of poems, prose, and pride at The Exchange. This event is designed for us to embrace ourselves and express our identities together as well as showcase our diverse and dynamic talents. Come celebrate the LGTBQIA+ community with us.

For more information on PRIDE Week 2019, please visit pridecorpuschristi.com.