Central Arkansas Pride

SATURDAY 10/21. Argenta Arts District, North Little Rock. Noon. Free; donations accepted.

In a year of ill-informed legislative attacks on drag shows, routine bathroom usage by transgender people and books with even the slightest hint of LGBTQ+ content, the queer community needs a break. In addition to several Arkansas entertainers, 2023’s Central Arkansas Pride (Year 11!) boasts appearances by Esera Tuaolo (former NFL player turned gay activist after coming out in 2002), drag queen Latrice Royale (seen on season four of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and season one and four of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”) and singers Nicole McCloud, Scarlett Santana and John Levengood.


If you don’t get your fill from the parade and fest — where you’ll find vendors, food trucks, adult beverages and a family zone — there’s also a ticketed brunch event the next day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m at the Clinton Presidential Library. The $50 price tag is a bit steep, but a meet and greet with Tuaolo and McCloud, catering from 42 Bar and Table, and an open bar are included.

For tickets and more info, head here.


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