Monthly Archives: September 2010

Rainbows Festival Weekend

Rainbows Festival WeekendIt’s only a week away!  Fall has arrived and it’s time for the big annual glbt street fair!  Rainbows Festival kicks off this year with the official launch party ‘Glitter’ at Kobalt on Friday evening, and continues through the weekend with AIDS Walk on Sunday morning.  We’ve got Don Hamill, producer of the Festival and Helena Grayson from SWAY Events on the show to give you all the details on the fabulous lineup of events.  Don specifically describes this year’s entertainment at Rainbows as sexy, creative, entertaining and over-the-top.  So, we’re telling you that you don’t want to miss it!

Glitter kicks off at 4pm to get your weekend started on Friday night, October 1.  Rainbows Festival runs 10am-6pm on both Saturday and Sunday, Oct 2-3 and is located at Heritage Square Park in Downtown Phoenix.  And AIDS Walk 2010 is on Sunday morning, also in Downtown.  Listen to the show for all the juicy details of all the events!

Glitter Party InformationRainbows FestivalAIDS Walk Phoenix

And of course, we’ve got the scoop on all the other events going on around town this weekend and on into the near future.  Our exclusive report from J. Seth Anderson includes tidbits like GetYourPHX at Bliss/reBAR, Howie Mandel at Chandler Center for Performing Arts, Urban Wine Walk, Sedona Pride and more!!  Listen to the show to find out all the details!

Sedona Pride “On The Rocks”

Fall is a lovely time for a fabulous Pride festival in a totally wondrous place like Sedona, isn’t it?  Evidently they thought so too, and coming up is the 2nd Annual “Pride On The Rocks” at the Los Abrigados Resort in beautiful Sedona, Arizona!  This week, we get the inside scoop on all the particulars of the festival, but also how the Sedona Pride organization itself got started and where it’s going.  Sherab Khandro from Sedona Pride joins me for a great interview and gives some insight into what GLBT life is like up in Sedona.

Sedona Pride is Saturday, September 25th with pre-festival events starting on Friday night the 24th, and you can find out all the information about it all plus get advance tickets at www.sedonapride.org

We have a new partnership starting this week! We’re now providing updated events information to TheNewGay.net — a web site catering to, you guessed it, the “new” gay!   Catering to the non-mainstream GLBT individual, TheNewGay.net is ideas, events and culture — and we are glad to be on board and to have launched Phoenix as a city in their Events section.  Check out their site, as they have really cool articles plus events information from the major cities around the country!

Seth Anderson brings you his latest report on what’s going on around town, plus don’t forget the fundraiser for Transition House on Saturday over at Pat O’s Bunkhouse on 7th Avenue.

Ye Olde Fabulous Middle Ages

Ye Olde Fabulous Middle AgesThis week we’re taking a trip to the past.  To a simpler time, without the Internet, electricity, flu shots and many of our modern conveniences.  Ritchyrd Handley is one of our own and has spent a good portion of his life ‘playing’ in the SCA.  What’s that, you ask?  The Society for Creative Anachronism is a worldwide educational organization that re-creates the Middle Ages — the way they were ‘supposed to be’.  History buffs and non-history buffs alike, it’s filled with a wide range of people who both create and attend regular events with different themes but all based in an era from so long ago.  And, this isn’t a Renaissance Festival either.  The people at the events create the entertainment themselves and become the events that they participate in.  The SCA is a whole new experience for people who want to get away from our daily lives on Facebook and being connected 24×7.  It’s a way to slow down and connect with people, share ideas, learn historical arts and sciences, practice combat of the middle ages and renaissance era and most importantly…….have fun!

As a first for QTalk Arizona, I’m actually interviewing my own boyfriend!  I was introduced to the SCA very quickly since Ritchyrd is so involved in many aspects of it.  I eventually decided to become a member myself because I found the experience so fascinating, met some awesome new friends and had a lot of fun.

Here are some helpful links that we mentioned on the show to help you find out more information on the SCA and your local group:

SCA WebsiteKingdom of Atenveldt Website (Arizona)  — Barony of Atenveldt Website (Central Phoenix Area)

To contact Ritchyrd in the SCA, look him up under Ritchyrd McUath, which is his chosen name in the society.


And here’s the links for this week’s events report from J Seth Anderson:

AIDS Walk A-Go-Go

Tree Planting

Urban Wine Walk

Grand Ave Tour

All About Evil

Have a great week everyone!

Labor Day Weekend Events!

Labor Day Weekend Events 2010After you listen to the show, you won’t be able to say “but, there’s nothing going on!”  Our fabulous events contributor J. Seth Anderson joins me in-studio this week as we focus the whole show on what’s going on for the long holiday weekend.  Seth also introduces his life as a blogger and a Downtown Phoenix Aficionado to our listening audience, we always encourage you to check out his own blog over at jsethanderson.com !

So that’s it, no massive event link lists this week, you’ve just got to listen to the show to find out what is going on and then go decide to do something!  Also, we’ve reached a milestone as we hit show number Ten and it feels great to be the ‘online radio voice for GLBT Arizona’, if we do say so ourselves.

To plug one of our sponsors, AIDS Walk 2010 is just a month away, so get over to aidswalkphoenix.org and register to walk, donate or volunteer (or all 3) !!