Whether you’re an artist, a partier or an athlete, LGBT Buffalo has a little fun for everyone this weekend.
Simply Natural, 6 to 10 p.m. July 10 at Prism Gallery (224 Allen St.)
Out photographer Brandon Blount believes that when placed in nature, as nature intended, all human beings are beautiful, even if they don’t fit into a societal box of standardized billboard beauty.
What beckons is “Simply Natural,” a collection of real people from the real world and all walks of life allowing their spirit, body and mind — even if just for a moment — to be free.
Happening in the adjacent Glow Gallery space: "Illuminating the Darkness, photographs by Nick Butler." Both artist receptions are part of First Fridays Gallery Walk Allentown. Exhibitions are on view through the end of the month.
Bear Night, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. July 11 at Ohm Ultra Lounge (948 Main St.)
What the heck is a “bear?” In general, it’s someone who is masculine and friendly, but controversy swirls when trying to make classifications, so don’t even try. To be a bear is to embrace diversity — and show off some body hair while doing it.
The second Saturday of the month is the biggest and burliest party in Allentown, hosted by the Buffalo Bears following the group’s monthly meeting, where they plan social outings like coffee nights, game nights, picnics, potluck dinners and community fundraisers. This month’s theme is Hawaiian Shirt Night. Cover: $2. Visit buffalobears.org.
Post-Game Softball Party, 4:30-8:30 p.m. July 12 at Loop Magazine (224 Allen St.)
Softball Sundays with Queen City Softball League mean a long day of fun in the hot sun at LaSalle Park — and working up the kind of appetite and thirst that only a Loop Magazine and MyBuffaloPride party can quench.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for this backyard barbecue with a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and DJ Charles master spins the beats until 8:30 p.m. First drink and food is on the house for uniformed players. VIP admission: $5.