Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center Host After-Hours Pride Parties This Weekend

Art After Dark at the CAM and Subterranean at the CAC both go Pride-themed this final Friday.

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Photo: Cincinnati Art Museum
Art After Dark

The Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival takes place this Saturday, and two local art institutions are hosting themed pre-parties this final Friday in preparation.

Art After Dark brings drinks, DJs and dancing to the Cincinnati Art Museum the last Friday of the month. From 5-9 p.m. June 24, the museum is celebrating Pride with a "Born This Way"-themed party. Local drag queen Phaedra will be performing, with additional music from DJ Mowgli. Take a free stroll through the galleries or join a docent-led tour of current exhibits, like Henry Mosler Behind the Scenes: In Celebration of the Jewish Cincinnati Bicentennial.  Food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

The Cincinnati Art Museum is located at 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams. More info:

The Contemporary Arts Center is also hosting a Pride party 7-11 p.m. June 24 as part of its final Friday "Subterranean" series. Held in the downstairs Black Box performance space, this month's event features a drag show — with Stixen Stones, Kiara Chimera, Chastity Maries, Jessica Marie Jones, Mirelle Jane Divine and Flora Delis — and "high-energy drag party" hosted by Northside bar Good Judy's. DJs Boywife and Hershe B will be spinning tunes.

This event is ticketed and costs $20.

The Contemporary Arts Center is located at 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. More info:

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