Friday, June 15
9 p.m. WHITE PARTY — Kick off Michigan Pride weekend at Michigan’s largest white-apparel-themed event, which begins at the Michigan Pride Festival Tent located at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Turner Street in Old Town. A $10 ticket grants access to the Grand Café, Esquire Bar, Spiral Dance Bar and the Festival Tent. Beginning in the late 1970s, the white party theme was used as a symbolic approach to unify members of the LGBTQ community. “Everybody wearing white means we’re all the same; we’re all equal,” said Spiral Dance Bar general manager Daniel Young. White Party-themed food and drink specials will be offered at participating venues, as well as music from DJ Sammy, DJ Element and other live performances. Portions of the proceeds benefit Michigan Pride.
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