A signature kickoff event to Pride Weekend, the Pride Dabbler at Loring Park invites 50-odd breweries to help raise a glass to—and funds for—LGBTQ rights. The theme for this year’s beer fest, which supports Twin Cities Pride, is Drag, and festivities include a drag pageant organized by Flip Phone that features both longstanding and up-and-comers in the Twin Cities drag community. Participating breweries are also honoring the theme with beers inspired by performers, movies and shows celebrating and inspired by the art form (an extra hat tip to Number 12 cider, inspired not merely by RuPaul’s Drag Race, but by Season 7, Episode 8 in particular). Breweries have kept mum on their releases for the event, but we’re anticipating summery styles that fit right in with an evening of skyline views, music, and celebration of self expression—what better way to begin the weekend! Friday, June 21, 5:30-9:30 PM. $50. —Isabelle Wattenberg beerdabbler.com

Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, MPLS; minneapolisparks.org