Kent Rainbow Weekend

Fri., March 6 & Sat., March 7

Mark your calendars for March 6 & 7 as we throw the first ever Kent Rainbow Weekend! Complete with live comedy, a bar crawl, art exhibits, storytelling, drag shows, live music/DJs, workshop/training sessions and more, join us in celebrating the LGBTQ+ community!

This event is presented by Absolut
And generously sponsored by NOPEC and Hall-Green Agency

Comedian Judy Gold @ Kent Stage

Presented by Main Street Kent Rainbow Weekend and Absolut Vodka
Featuring Ryley Nezballa
Friday, March 6th, 6:30pm doors | 7:30pm show
$25 advance/ $30 day of show

Veteran comedian, actor, and writer, Judy Gold has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She appears on the new season of Murphy Brown, and is a regular on Comedy Central’s current series This Week at the Comedy Cellar. Judy has recurring roles on Netflix’s Friends From College, TBS’s Search Party, and can be seen on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here. Judy was featured in Woody Allen’s Amazon series Crisis In Six Scenes, and also appears on the hit Amazon web-series The Other F Word.

Kent Rainbow Weekend Bar Crawl

Saturday check in @ Venice Cafe 5:00-8:00pm

Pick up your bar crawl pass, Absolut mason jar and swag; and enter the grand prize raffle. Head out on the town to enjoy the night , complete with Absolut drink specials and lots of entertainment including LGBTQ+ live music, drag shows, art exhibits, karaoke, open poetry readings and more. Please crawl responsibly and designate a sober driver. A generous portion of proceeds will benefit the LGBTQ+ Center Emergency Fund.

Celebrate Kent Rainbow Weekend

Wear your Kent pride with this 8 color, soft style, adult unisex tee! Pre-order only until Feb. 28th @ noon.
No shipping available.
For pick up only @ Red Letter Days Fri., March 6th 11am-9pm & Sat., March 7th 10am-9pm.

Entertainment

Friday
5-7pm Kickoff & Welcome and DJ Diva @ Venice Cafe
7-8pm Fearless Femme Rainbow @ Zephyr Pub
7-9pm Diana Chittester @ Bricco
8-9:30 Kevyn Breedon @ 3rd Floor Zephyr Pub
8-10pm Open Mic: Poetry & Prose @ Last Exit Books
10pm & midnight Proud to Be Queer Drag Show @ Venice Cafe
10:30-2am DJ Diva @ Water Street Tavern
midnight Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Kent Stage

Saturday
11am-1pm Mean Queens Drag Brunch @ Venice Cafe
5pm-2am DJ Diva @ Venice Cafe
5pm-2am DJ Dr. Proctor @ Water Street Tavern
8-10pm Open Mic: Poetry & Prose @ Last Exit Books
9pm-2am Drag Karaoke: Self Expression, Creativity & Celebration @ Zephyr Pub

Art & Activities

Friday
6:30am-9pm Jerrica Damask Exhibition @ Scribbles Coffee
6:30am-9pm Rainbow Tree Community Art Project @ Tree City Coffee
6:30am-7pm Coloring Contest @ Bent Tree Coffee
1-6pm Free Mini Rainbow Body Art @ Empire
4-7pm Circe and her Magic Exhibition @ FJ Kluth Gallery
5-7pm Line of Sight:2020 by artist Larrie King Exhibition @ Troppus Projects
5:30-7:30pm Rainbow Paint & Sip Class @ Handcrafted
5-8pm Peace in the Wilderness Exhibition by Jessica Renner @ McKay Bricker
6-9pm The Dawn of a New Gay Consciousness and Freedom Exhibition by Danny Likar – Artist Meet & Greet @ Squirrel City Jewelers
6-9:30pm Rainbow Wings: Community Art Project @ 3rd Floor Zephyr Pub

Saturday
7:30am-9pm Jerrica Damask Exhibition, Artist Meet & Greet 6-9pm @ Scribbles Coffee
7:30am-9pm Rainbow Tree Community Art Project @ Tree City Coffee
8am-5pm Coloring Contest @ Bent Tree Coffee
11am-3pm Make a Rainbow Wind Wand @ Red Letter Days
12-1pm Rainbow Workshop: Visual Mixing @ Troppus Projects
12-5pm Paint a Rainbow Rock @ Squirrel City Jewelers
1-3pm Rainbow Paint & Sip Class @ Handcrafted
1-6pm Free Mini Rainbow Body Art @ Empire
2-3pm Rainbow Workshop: Love @ Troppus Projects
4-7pm Circe and her Magic Exhibition @ FJ Kluth Gallery

Education & Health

Saturday
11am Family Story Time @ Kent Free Library
11am-12pm The Role of Mental Health in LGBTQ+ Community @ Glyphix
1-2pm Rainbows Across the Way @ Glyphix
2-4pm Safe Space Ally Training @ Kent Police Department
3-7pm Free Screening & HIV Testing by Equitas Health @ Tree City Coffee

Additional Participants

Friday
6:30am-7pm
Rainbow Turtle Mochas & Rainbow Cookies* @ Bent Tree Coffee
7:30am-9m Food & Drink Features @ Tree City Coffee
11am-8pm Dine to Donate @ GRAZERS**
4pm-12am Food & Drink Features @ Franklin Hotel Bar

Saturday
8am-5pm Rainbow Turtle Mochas & Rainbow Cookies* @ Bent Tree Coffee
8am-8pm Food & Drink Features @ Tree City Coffee
11am-8pm Dine to Donate @ GRAZERS**
4pm-12am Food & Drink Features @ Franklin Hotel Bar

*Proceeds from the sale of these items at Bent Tree Coffee will benefit the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center Emergency Fund.
** Mention “Kent Rainbow Weekend” or “LGBTQ Fundraiser” at GRAZERS and 15% of all sales will be donated to the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center Emergency Fund.