One of the flagpole events, Grown & Sexy Pride VIII with Blowtorch and Sweet Pea and a bunch of special appearances returns to First Ave’s Mainroom on Friday. Another should attend, the Queertopia performance series is back, try to catch it at the fantastic Red Eye space before the venue closes 🙁 Father’s Day is over, but it’s the Daddy queer variety night’s time to shine. Not sure how, but there’s still tickets left to see icon Brandy (yes, that Brandy) and other performers at the Loring Park fest concert. Back at First Ave there’s another Pride party, this one with Flip Phone and MONÉT X CHANGE hosting some of the biggest names in pop (in drag), that’s probably also going to sell out. Don’t forget the reason for the season and head to Queerly Beloved, a Pride panel on lgbtq+ and youth homelessness to discuss impact of 19% of homeless youth in MN identify as LGBTQ+(!). Plus the location, St. Mark’s, will also host a sober Pride dance party. If you have any ability to dance left in your body, DJ Keezy, Blowtorch and some more amazing performers throw the Thank U, Cum Again! Pride Party! at Icehouse.