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(Above: the official logo of the American Guild of Organists.)

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Pour on the Pride: Seattle's 10 Gayest Non-Pride Events

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(Above: the official logo of the American Guild of Organists.)

It's been argued that in Seattle, in the 21st century, with a gay population as comfortably out as we've ever been able to be anywhere, the need to organize a special celebration to declare our identity is passé. They may have a point: Considering all the gay-friendly events going on this weekend anyway--events unconnected to the official Pride festivities--do we really need a parade and the rest of it?

10. Skandia Midsommarfest (11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, St. Edward State Park, Kenmore, skandia-folkdance.org) Swedish folk dancing. Yeah, straight guys are all over that.

9. Dog Adoption Workshop (Canine Behavior Center, 7551 205th Ave. N.E., Redmond, 11 a.m. Saturday, caninebcenter.com) One for the ladies. Want to add a puppy to your household? Learn where and how to get one and what to do with it when you do.

8. Ultimate Cheese Experience (1 p.m. Saturday, Village Wines Tasting Room, 14545 148th Ave. N.E., Woodinville, myvillagewines.com) Sample wines and artisan cheeses--for your next brunch!

7. Teatro ZinZanni (22 Mercer St., zinzanni.org, June 25-October 11) The previous show, "Under the Gypsy Moon"--think a smoldering, hetero Johnny Depp in Chocolat--is being replaced, starting tonight, with "Bottega ZinZanni." The theme is high fashion, hosted by Frank Ferrante as the Bruno-esque designer Caesar, with costumes by Luly Yang Couture and an Act 3 runway show. Tyra Banks would call it "fierce!" (Zinzanni's official Pride Night is next month.)

6. "Down on the Farm" (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Wilcox Farms, 40400 Harts Lake Valley Rd., Roy, Wash. wilcoxfarms.com) The Rainier Two-Cylinder Club presents an antique tractor and car show, including a tractor pull, hay rides, and a "fireman's muster." I don't know what a fireman's muster is. But I kind of think I'd like to.

5. "From Josephine Baker to Beyoncé: The Black Female Body in Performance" (7 p.m. Friday, Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org) University of Maryland professor Renée Ater lectures on two fabulous divas. Drag queens, take notes!

4. OCTV Does Doogie Howser, M.D. (11 p.m. Friday, Open Circle Theater, 2222 Second Ave., octheater.com) Open Circle Theater presents monthly staged episodes of cult TV programs; this weekend they salute America's coolest gay man, Neil Patrick Harris.

3. Doll & Teddy Bear Show (Saturday and Sunday, Puyallup Fairgrounds, dolls4all.com) Vintage collectibles, plus jewelry and antiques. Self-explanatory.

2. American Guild of Organists, Seattle Chapter, Convention (June 28-July 2, agoseattle.com) I've spent my life in music, and never--literally not once--have I met a straight male professional organist. There must be some out there, but where? Maybe at the Bellevue Marriott this weekend? The local chapter's slogan is "How sweet the Sound." Indeed.

1. Jonas Brothers 7 p.m. Sunday, Tacoma Dome.

 
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