Burly Bear Presents: SEED

Burly Bear Presents: SEED

Happy Earth Day guys!! It's the weekend to think about planting and seeding and getting dirty! We'll have another amazing door prize, FREE shots from the Absolut boys, $3 beer specials, and amazing sets by the incredible DJs Chia and Rob Douglas!

$5 cover/ Proceeds this month going to Pride Festival Comittee

Green Mountain Bucks to be Co-Sponsor for Burly Bear Sirloin

Green Mountain Bucks to be Co-Sponsor for Burly Bear Sirloin

A message from the Green Mountain Bucks President:

The Green Mountain Bucks are happy to be a co-sponsor for Burly Bear Sirloin: Garage! We're excited to be sharing with all of you the reveal of our new logo and some exciting events and road trips ideas. Some of the members will be going around offering tickets for a 50/50 raffle! Dance with me and ask me everything you want to know about the Club! We are thrilled to be a part of the sexiest gay party in VT! See you there!


PRIDE Parade logistics info... and questions

PRIDE Parade logistics info... and questions
Greetings parade participants
We’re checking in regarding the PRIDE parade on Sunday, September 11.
Some information for you:
  • Parade line-up & staging will start at 11:30 AM at the Hood Plant parking lot (on King St. between Church St. and S. Winooski).  The parade leaves the staging area at 12:30, moves to the top of Church St. and then left on Pearl St. to Battery Park.  Police officers will be at the major intersections and traffic volunteers at appropriate side streets.
  • Participants/Groups will be assigned a position within the parade line-up once they arrive at the staging area…look for the guys with clipboards.
  • We anticipate about 40+/- groups marching.  Parking will be a challenge (no parking available in the staging area) so please plan accordingly.
  • As mentioned on the enrollment form and in earlier emails— humorous and useless prizes will be awarded for groups that have the best combination of 
    • Crowd Pleasing
    • Expression of Theme (Solidarity)
    • Costume & make-up
  • IMPORTANT - Nothing can be tossed/thrown along Church Street.  No confetti, streamers, candy, etc.  If you have hand-out items… that’s OK.
Some information for us  — Please respond:
  • If you will have a vehicle and/or float, please describe (type / approximate length / towed ?? / etc.)
  • How many in your group (estimate)?
  • Primary contact for your group on day of parade?    Name / email / cell
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.
Thanks much,
Doug & Fred

Burly Bear Presents: Marvel! Hot dudes in tights!!

Burly Bear Presents: Marvel! Hot dudes in tights!!

Calling all Super Friends and their bear/cub/otter allies!! It's time to assemble for a night of crime fighting. Come to our danger room and practice your mutant powers! 

We have fantastic drink specials, door prizes and marvellous sets by DJs Craig Mitchell and Chia!!!

$5 Cover / Proceeds go to PrideVT

MoonSplash: An Evening Dance for Women & Their Friends WITH Comedy Show Starring Josie Leavitt

MoonSplash: An Evening Dance for Women & Their Friends WITH Comedy Show Starring Josie Leavitt

A Night To Remember! Dance to the music of the 80', 90's and today while enjoying the moon (and the sunset!) over Lake Champlain.UPDATE: Comedy Show STARRING Josie Leavitt added at 10 pm! Let's get into the Pre-Pride party of the summer! ~~Please share and repost~~(Partial proceeds to benefit Pride Vermont. As this is an evening event, and a fundraiser, the sliding scale is $12-$15 (with no one being turned away for financial reasons))

Pride Vermont's Women's Afternoon Tea Dance

Pride Vermont's Women's Afternoon Tea Dance

Come out and dance with us on Saturday, September 10 at Red Square from 2-6pm for the Women's Tea Dance! There will be an amazing outdoor dance floor with DJ Craig Mitchell playing some awesome tunes. Whether you're an expert on the dance floor or just want to hang out, it will be an fantastic opportunity to have fun and connect with other women from the community. This event is free and 18+.

Gender Fun at Pride Vermont!

Gender Fun at Pride Vermont!

Gender Fun and Pride Vermont invites all of the LGBTQQIAA… community to come together at the Pride Vermont Festival to celebrate gender and gender diversity.

Meet webcomic author Sophie Labelle! Make gender expression craft projects, check out information on gender diversity, participate in a scavenger hunt, and get your face painted!

Gender Fun is an event that makes its mission to bring together and celebrate gender diversity, as well as to make visible and create inclusion of gender variation during Vermont Pride. Gender Fun events seek to promote awareness, advocate for, and create a welcoming community of all gender identities.

Visit the Gender Fun tent during the Pride Vermont festival on September 11th, from 1pm to 5pm.

We encourage and value feedback in the pursuit of this mission. For further information and to give your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas please contact Alex Gagnon at alex@pridecentervt.org.

The 5th Pop-Up! Queer Pride Ball

The 5th Pop-Up! Queer Pride Ball

Pop-Up! Queer Dance Party & Duct Tape & Glitter present...
The 5th Pop-Up! Queer Pride Ball
Saturday, September 10
Higher Ground Showcase
8-10 p.m. Massive Drag Show
10 p.m. - close DJ Llu & DJ Craig Mitchell
18+, $15 pre-show/$20 at the door

Tickets on sale NOW: http://www.highergroundmusic.com/event/1245033-5th-pop-up-queer-pride-ball-south-burlington/

Drag Show Line Up: 
Celeste LeRue (New York)
Mike Oxready (Vermont)
Noah Dictive (Vermont)
Ari Ola (Rhode Island)
and many more being announced soon!

DJ Line Up:
Fun fact, Craig gave Llu their first Burlington club DJ gig back at 135 Pearl. They have been DJ besties ever since. :)

DJ Llu (Burlington) is a life-long queer Vermonter, based out of Burlington, VT who makes radio on WRUV-FM weekly and spins in local clubs and at area events frequently. When Llu is in the club, Llu puts together eclectic sets of pop, hip-hop, mashups, and dance tracks that ignite any dance floor. Listen here.

Craig Mitchell (Burlington) is a Burlington house favorite, in or out of the DJ booth, making his own music or playing a wild mix of others'. Now also DJ'ing at Planet 96.7, Mitchell brings the party to the podcast, dance floor and radio dial. Listen here.

Details always on the Pop-Up! blog

Pride Weekend in Vermont is Friday, September 9-Sunday, September 11, 2016. More info here.

Burly Bear presents: Bear Watch!

Burly Bear presents: Bear Watch!
Bear Watch!
Hey beach goers! On Friday 6/17, we're enjoying the beach at Red Square!
So get your towels ready and don't forget the sun screen!
We'll have the incredible DJs Craig Mitchell and Rob Douglas, go-go cubs, and amazing drink specials. 
It's going to be a splash!! 

$5 cover/ Proceeds go to PrideVT Committee
Here is our party line-up for Summer 2016!!
June 17th
Bear Watch! (Bears on the Beach)
July 22nd (Sirloin/leather n kink)
August 19th
Super Bear (Comic Heroes)
September 9th
Men's Night
September 11th

Burly Bear Presents: Stud Lounge

Burly Bear Presents: Stud Lounge
It's time for the STUD LOUNGE!!
Just come ready to dance, drink, meet old friends, and make new ones!! 
We have DJs Craig Mitchell and Rob Douglas spinning their incredible sets!We'll have sexy go-go cubs and drink specials all night long.$5 cover -Proceeds go to PrideVT committee

Burly Bear Presents: Green: A Celebration of Earth Day

Burly Bear Presents: Green: A Celebration of Earth Day
Spring is here! And so is the day to honor and celebrate the earth!! So come and get dirty with the Burly Bear boys and their sexy go-go cubs!!
DJs Chia and Rob Douglas will be alternating their incredible sets for us all night long!!
We'll have amazing drink specials and some muddy shots for you as well!!
Party Green!!

Accessibility During Pride Celebration for People with Disabilities

Accessibility During Pride Celebration for People with Disabilities

Hello, and greetings from the Pride committee!  We’re all so very much looking forward to the Burlington Pride celebration this coming September.  It may seem like a world away (we haven’t even hit summer yet!), but your faithful Pride committee is already hard at work. 

This year, we’ll be taking steps to increase accessibility during Pride celebration for people with disabilities.  To that end, we’ll start by asking you, your family, and your friends, a few survey questions.  These will help us discover what Pride celebration can do to energize equal and easeful access for all.  The survey is anonymous and is for informational purposes only.

Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/prideaccess

Thank you for taking the time to answer this 9-question survey!

Eliza Goodhue

Pride Committee Volunteer

Burly Bear presents: Sirloin [Puppy Edition!]

 Burly Bear presents: Sirloin [Puppy Edition!]

Callng all puppies and handlers!! Burly Bear wants to celebrate this vital and increasingly visible segement of our diverse community! Come on over to Burlington and play around in our puppy pen, meet handlers and new puppies.

Everyone is invited to this sizzlin' hot fetish/gear/leather dance party to meet up, enjoy our great drink specials and hot go-go pups! Come early and have a chat with friends!!

We've got the amazing music of DJ Stephen Wallace (Montreal) all night long!!! 

$5 cover / Proceeds go to Pride VT committee

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