On May 28, Maggie Cassella is bringing her comedy show to this city as part of the local Guelph Pride celebrations.
Cassella, a sit-down comedian, is presenting her topical humour routine Because I Said So at the Bookshelf Ebar, at 41 Quebec Street. The show starts at 9pm and tickets ($21) are available from the Bookshelf or by calling 519-821-3311.
Cassella is a former lawyer and teacher and bases her routine on headline News stories and her experiences as a lesbian activist. Other events planned as part of local Pride celebrations include:
– Pride Week kicks off with Concert Q, a performance by the acclaimed Rainbow Chorus (it sang at Carnegie Hall in 2006). The concert is on May 24 at 8pm at Harcourt United Church. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and can be obtained at What’s in the Pantry or by calling 519-836-0224;
– Raising of the pride flag at City Hall at noon on May 26. Mayor Karen Farbridge will officiate at the ceremony;
– a pride film screening on May 29 at 9pm at the Bookshelf of For the Bible Tells Me So. Just see the movie or make a night of it with the dinner and movie for $17;
– a pride party and dance on May 31 at 9pm at the Holiday Inn on Scottsdale; and
– a pride brunch on June 1 from 11:30am to 1pm at Diana Downtown, 141 Wyndham St. N. Guelph.
Spokesman Barb McDowall extends an open invitation to all to join the Rainbow Community at all of the events planned during Pride Week. She said, “We welcome everyone to join us in our celebration.”