It’s down to the final two contestants in the second-annual Pride Idol, a monthly karaoke contest held in Wilmington, Del., to raise money for Delaware Pride.
The finale of the contest, which has been running since October, will be held from 9-11 p.m. July 12 at Baxter’s Restaurant and Lounge, 2006 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. Each contestant will perform three songs — their favorite from this season, a patriotic song and “Life is a Highway” — before the audience selects the winner, who will receive more than $600 in cash and prizes and could perform at the 2009 Delaware Pride Festival. The runner-up will receive more than $150.
The mic will be opened up to the audience after the show for karaoke.
For more information, visit http://groups.myspace.com/PrideIdol.
Women gather for games, networking Women from around the area are invited to attend the William Way LGBT Community Center’s monthly Sisterfire social, 5-6:30 p.m. July 11 at the center, 1315 Spruce St.
The event will bring together women from all backgrounds for an evening of fun and games — such as poker, Twister, Trivial Pursuit and charades — and countless opportunities to meet new friends and network in the community.
Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call (215) 732-2220.
LGBT dancers square off
Bring your partner or friends or come stag to learn more about LGBT square dancing, 7-9 p.m. July 21 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St.
LGBT square-dance club Independence Squares, which won top honors in last month’s Pride parade for Best Performing Theme, will sponsor an open house for those interested in attending the club’s myriad dance classes and workshops.
There is a $5 cover charge for the open house, and no experience is necessary. No special clothing is required, although flip-flops would not be appropriate.
For more information, visit www.independencesquares.org.
— Jen Colletta