June 14, 2012 | by Will Owen
Out & About: June 15

Eligible bachelors up for auction in Rehoboth

CAMP Rehoboth hosts its annual Boys of Summer Bachelor Auction at the Aqua Grill (37 Baltimore Ave. Rehoboth Beach, Del.) on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. Guests can bid on Rehoboth’s finest bachelors and all proceeds benefit the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.

CAMP Rehoboth is a nonprofit community service organization dedicated to fostering more harmonious relations among the different communities of Rehoboth Beach.

Bachelor Auction attendees can first mingle with the bachelors at the Meet-The-Bachelors Preview Party hosted by Universal Gear (46 Baltimore Ave. Rehoboth Beach, Del.) from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday. Refreshments are served.

Winning bidders at the auction on Saturday receive dinner for two at a popular Rehoboth restaurant. Admission is free. For more information, visit CAMPRehoboth.com or call 302-227-5620.

Montgomery College Pride to host consortium

Montgomery College Pride and Allies hosts a consortium dubbed LGBTQ Advocacy on Our Campuses on June 22 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Montgomery College (Health Sciences Building 7977 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Md.).

Campus faculty, staff, administrators and LGBT activists will discuss how to promote LGBT acceptance by sharing their own experiences and strategies. Luke Jensen, Director of LGBTQ Equity Office at University of Maryland at College Park, will be the keynote speaker.

Refreshments will be provided. Registration is free but required to attend the event. Email Rita.kranidis@montgomerycollege.edu to register. Visit montgomerycollege.edu/tphome for more details.

'It Just Landed On My Head,' a work by Louise Noakes honoring drag queens. (Image courtesy Noakes)

Photography exhibit pays tribute to drag performers

“Tribute to the Queens,” an art exhibit with pieces by mixed-media photographer Louise Noakes, will be featured in the Multiple Exposures Gallery of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria (105 Union St. #312 Alexandria, Va.) starting Monday and running through July 29.

Noakes was inspired to start this project two years ago after taking a photograph at a drag brunch she attended with her 17-year-old daughter. Instead of just leaving the photographs as they are, she reduces them to more solid colors, producing what she calls “Pop Queen” art.

Many of the prints in the exhibit are available for purchase. For details, visit louisenoakes.com or call 703-634-5857.

California Dreams Ball benefits Project LINQ

The Baltimore Chapter of Pinklady and the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Project LINQ host a California Dreams Ball in celebration of Baltimore Gay Pride on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

Project LINQ, a community-based and youth-focused program, provides STD and HIV-prevention education, free confidential STD community-based testing, LGBT and minority youth programs and education services that provide HIV testing for smaller to moderate-sized groups.

The California Dreams Ball will focus on unity among LGBT community members and the prevention of HIV throughout Baltimore. It’s free and open to the public and will include non-profit organization tabling with information. The event will be held at 1030 Morton St. in Baltimore within the parking lot.

For more details, visit umaryland.edu or call 410-706-4162.

Marylanders for Marriage Equality to host reception

Marylanders for Marriage Equality hosts a reception with the LGBT Caucus of the Maryland General Assembly on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at City Café (1001 Cathedral St. Baltimore).

Marylanders for Marriage Equality is a coalition of organizers, including the NAACP-Baltimore Chapter and Equality Maryland, among many others, that works for civil marriage rights in Maryland.

Tickets to the reception are $75 for guests, $1,000 for hosts and $2,000 for sponsors. To RSVP, contact Sophia Silbergeld at 410-547-8884 or sophia@martinlauer.com.

For more information on the reception, visit equalitymaryland.org.

Bonnie Raitt performs live at Pier Six Pavillion

Bonnie Raitt performs Sunday night with Mavis Staples at Pier Six Pavilion (731 Eastern Ave. Baltimore). Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30.

Raitt has won nine Grammys and was named one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Her new album “Slipstream” is her first in seven years and is her first independent release.

Tickets range from $30-75 and can be purchased online at piersixpavillion.com.

Santigold performs at Rams Head Live

Santigold performs at Rams Head Live (20 Market Place Baltimore) on Tuesday night with Theophilus London. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert is open to all ages.

Santi White is the charismatic frontwoman of Santigold. John Hill, a member of the ska-punk band Stiffed, helps White produce her sound. Santigold is a mix of punk, reggae, grime and indie rock influences, along with tribal island rhythms.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from ramsheadlive.com.

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