Chill Wine & Tapas Bar was packed on August 13th in a great show of support for ARCS!

Chill Wine & Tapas Bar was packed on August 13th in a great show of support for ARCS!

Welcome to another edition of BGHV Weekend! We hope that you have all been having a great week, and that you are FINALLY enjoying a little bit of the summer heat the last few days.

A big “Thank You” goes out to everyone that joined AIDS Related Community Services for their Friend-raiser at Chill Wine and Tapas Bar on Main Street this evening. We just got back from there, and they had quite a crowd for their first such event in Beacon. In addition to serving as an casual evening to enjoy fun and drinks with friends, ARCS was also looking to spread the word about some of their upcoming programs for which they could sure use your support.

Their next big event is the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk which will take place on Saturday, October 17th in Poughkeepsie, and they are busy signing up walkers. You can make your own team, or sign up to walk with Big Gay Hudson Valley. All the information is posted on BGHV, so check it out, sign-up, and join us on October 17th!

Now, on with the listings;

Friday, August 14th
Rhinebeck Summer Sidewalk Sale & Art Walk, Rhinebeck, All Weekend
Join the local artisans, artists, and vendors of gay-friendly Rhinebeck as they show off their best and brightest all weekend long. Check out the link for town’s gay popular spots.

Underwear Party @ Rocks Bar, Albany, 10p
Don your best and most revealing skivvies for these hot summer nights.  Rocks is proudly gay owned & operated, so help support our community!  Free before 10p, $5 after.

Disney’s High School Musical @ Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck, Thu, Fri, Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm
It’s opening weekend for Disney’s High School Musical in Rhinebeck!

Saturday, August 15th
Yoga Classes!, Kingston, 10a
A better deal in gay yoga you will not find.  This hour long class, hosted at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, is taught by Kripalu certified yoga instructor Cassandra Currie…and it’s only $5 for members, $8 for non-members!  Classes are held every week.  Bring your mat or a towel.

Voices of Diversity, Kingston, 11a to 1p
Voices of Diversity will be brunching at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, so bring a friend and dish to share – no charge! Voices of Diversity celebrates the Valley’s black & latino LGBTQ community, their friends and allies.

Sunday, August 16th
Savage Nights @ Rocks Bar, Albany, 11:30p to 3:30a
Albany’s hottest and longest running night of drag performers, featuring this week’s special guests Isis Vermouth, Miss Kandi Kisses, and Trulee Scrumptious.  No cover!

Tuesday, August 18th
Women’s Focus Group, Kingston, 6p
All women who are interested in planning and hosting women’s events at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center are invited to come out and share your ideas for future Center soirees.

Trixie Starr’s Bingo Maddness @ (p.m.) the wine bar, Hudson, 7p to 9p
Come play bingo and see Trixie and her magic bingo ball spinner.  Everyone receives 2 free cards and a chance to win fabulous prizes.

It’s double the Trixie, double the fun:
Join BGHV and Trixie for her debut in Poughkeepsie next Thrusday, August 20th at 6p for Trixie’s Tupperware Treat Extravaganza!  Babycakes Cafe will be hosting with dinner & drink specials while Trixie offers up all the vintage food storage solutions you can stomach. We hope to see you at Babycakes next Thursday night!