WinterPride: Four More Gay Days

The third annual WinterPride will end on Sunday, Feb. 17, leaving four more days for community members to get out, have fun and show some pride.

Thursday, Feb. 14

The Utah Pride Center’s traveling photo exhibit of queer families “FAMILIES … It’s All Relative” will be open to the public from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Urban Utah Homes & Estates (380 West 200 South). The event is free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Friday, Feb. 15

Although the Queer Utah Aquatic Club’s Women’s Mixer and Ski-and-Swim Opening Social have both sold out, tickets are still available for the WinterPride Triple “F” Comedy Show – Funny, Fabulous, Fashion at Club Sound (579 West 200 South). Starting at 9:30 p.m. and hosted by Nova Starr herself, the evening will feature San Francisco Comic Karen Ripley, a fashion show by the ‘Men of Utah County,” Blue Lotus Belly Dancers and, of course, the Girls of Nova Starr’s PPR. This event is for people over age 18 (IDs will be required). Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16

QUAC’s annual Ski-and-Swim weekend kicks off with the following schedule:

Community Breakfast and Ski Day Kick-Off at The Lodge at the Mountain Village Park City Mountain Resort (1415 Lowell Avenue, Park City). Although the event is open to the public, participants will need to get a free ticket in advance. The breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding with Half Pipe from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Park City Mountain Resort. The public is invited and passes are $50 for adults over 13 ($81 at the door), $40 for children age seven to 12 ($50 at the door) and free for children six and under.

Timed NASTAR Course Two Runs. The time for this public event will be announced at the Community Breakfast. It will take place at the Park City Mountain Resort. Tickets are $7 advance and door. For more details on this event visit parkcitymountain.com/winter/activities/nastar.  

Snowshoeing (Time to be announced). The tickets for this public event are $35 in advance only, and include a shuttle ride (departing from the Park City Mountain Resort), snowshoe rental, poles, bottled water, power bar and guide tour. Visit parkcityhiking.com for more information.  

Alpine Coaster will be held at the Park City Mountain Resort from12:00 to 4:00 p.m.. It is open to the public and tickets are $17 in advance or at the door. For more information visit parkcitymountain.com/winter/activities/alpine_coaster.  

QUAC-Athalon. The time for this event will be announced at the Community Breakfast. It will be held at the Park City Mountain Resort and open to the public. Cost is free with Nastar course ticket an registration in the 100 yard freestyle.

Old Town Shopping. Shopping at  Main Street Park City’s boutiques, eateries and unique stores will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. A free shuttle service is available.   

A community lunch will be held at noon at the Mountain Village at the Park City Mountain Resort (1415 Lowell Avenue, Park City). As with breakfast, the buffet is free and open to the public, but an advance ticket is required.

Over a dozen private house parties will be held throughout the evening at several homes along the Wasatch Front. Costs vary per host and RSVPs are required. Parties that are open to the public include QVinum’s sponsored Wine and Food Pairing at the home of Frank Kieffer and Dan Fahndrich (rsvp at 487-2593 or online at plumwineslc@yahoo.com); Pssst… Blast Away the Chill, Baby Cocktail Party at the Judge Café (to RSVP visit pingg.com/rsvp/y4k576w73dk); and the Utah Polyamory Society’s Tiki Party (to RSVP call Ian at 309-7240).

QUAC’s Skin-n-Swim Desert Parties are sold out.  

Sunday, Feb. 17

A free, 30 minute guided tour of Temple Square (50 W. North Temple) will start at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are required.

QUAC’s Swim Meet, Water Polo and Diving Expo will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  at the University of Utah Aquatic Center (270 South 1850 East). The event is free to spectators and $5 to participate in each competition.

A bowling party will begin at Bonwood Bowling (2501 South Main Street) at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The fee includes three games, shoe rental and a drawing for a new bowling bag and ball.

WinterPride 2008 will close with a Mardi Gras Dance Party at the Depot (400 West South Temple) beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. This dance is open to everyone over 18 (ID will be required). DJ “Jester” Savas will provide the music and Nova Starr will host.

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