Boston Pride Week events

Official Pride Launch Party Following the flag-raising at City Hall on Friday afternoon, Pride Week will kick off with this official launch party at Oberon. Presented by Black Pride, Controversy, and Zuesdays, the party will feature hip-hop artist Cakes da Killa, along with local DJs Leah V and Begbick spinning pop, hip-hop, and reggae tracks all night. Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge. Friday, June 6, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.. Tickets: $12 dance floor, $20 VIP. 617-496-8004, www.cluboberon

Oral Debauchery Boston Pride teams up with Queeraoke Thursdays for Oral Debauchery, a night full of karaoke, photo booths, theme drinks, door prizes, giveaways, and dance sets by DJs Moxie and Summer’s Eve. Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain. Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Tickets: $10. 617-524-9038,


Latin Invitation Imperio Gay Boston’s Escandalo Latin Night, held every week upstairs at Machine, turns into Latin Invitation for Pride Week. Hosted by drag queens Alexis Matrix, Gizzele FierZe, and Androgina D’Flowers, Latin Invitation will have music by DJ Lanena. Machine, 1254 Boylston St., Boston, Friday, June 13, 10 p.m.- 2 a.m. 21+. Tickets: $5 before 11 p.m., $10 after. 617-320-1801,

Official Dyke March After-party Following the Boston Dyke March, which departs from Boston Common at 7 p.m., Milky Way Lounge will host the Official Dyke March after-party. Dinner and drinks will be followed by dancing and music from DJ Maryalice. Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Friday, June 13, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 21+. Tickets: $10. 617-524-6060,

ESME Block Party The women’s block party will be hosted by Lesbian Nightlife in memory of DJ Linda Lowell. The Alley at 1 Boylston Place, Boston, Saturday, June 14, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.


Boston Pride Youth Dance 2014: A NIGHT IN PARADISE Join Boston Pride’s under-23 dance party to dance, mingle, and celebrate with hosts Alex Newell and Joslyn Fox. Boston City Hall, Saturday, June 14, 6-10 p.m. Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door.

Lush Pride Party Lush Pride Party, which claims the title as Boston’s largest LGBT women’s pride party, is a night featuring four bars, three DJs — Super Squirrel, Dena, and Triana — two dance floors and eight performers, including pole dancers and belly dancers. Machine, 1254 Boylston St.,
Boston, Saturday, June 14, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 21+. Tickets: $20. 617-320-1801,

Epic Saturdays — Chris Harris Presents Boston Pride Main Event The Boston Pride at Night brings its main event featuring DJ Abel. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, Saturday, June 14, 9 p.m. 21+ Tickets: $22.50.

Pride Block Party: J.P. The all-ages event will feature live music, dogs in drag, and food vendors followed by a set by DJ Jodi. Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, Sunday, June 15, noon- 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 donation to support Boston Pride.

Pride Block Party: Back Bay The Back Bay Block Party will feature entertainment, food and beverages. St. James Avenue, Boston, Sunday, June 15, noon- 8 p.m., all ages. Tickets: $15 suggested donation.


Pride Finale Party Pride Week concludes with The Finale Party at Royale Sunday evening, which will be DJ’d by Kidd Madonny. Royale, 275 Tremont St., Boston, Sunday, June 15, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 21+ Tickets: $20. 617-338-7699,

Eryn Carlson and Alexandra Stills