St. Pete Pride, including the state's largest promenade and street festival, is the culmination of a week of celebration. The larger event is in the Grand Central District, but a few parties and a night at the movies will be held in downtown St. Petersburg. — Times Staff Writer Pride events Movie: On the Other Hand, Death, a murder-mystery with Chad Allen and Margot Kidder, 7:30 tonight, Muvico BayWalk, 151 Second Ave. N.
Taste of Pride: Reception featuring jazz, wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres. Benefits the Ryan Skipper Foundation. 7 to 10 Thursday, Nova 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. $30. (727) 821-6682.
Laughter in Paradise Comedy Festival: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nova 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. Features Ant and Christine O'Leary. Opens at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30. Advance tickets $50, $55 at door. Includes dinner, wine, meet/greet with performers, after party. (727) 821-6682.
St. Pete Pride Promenade and Street Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Central District between First avenues N and S and 19th and 31st streets. Parade begins at 10 a.m. and moves through Historic Kenwood, then along Central Avenue. Festival, noon to 5 p.m. on Central Avenue from 21st to 28th streets. Features 250 vendors and entertainment on two stages including Josh Zuckerman and Nancy Rancourt. Free. (727) 388-9435.
Rock Loud, Rock Proud: Betty, performer of The L-Word theme song, headlines with Someday Souvenir, 8 p.m. Saturday, the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. $20 advance, $25 at door. (727) 892-5202.
D-Tox: St. Pete Pride closeout party Sunday features headliner Nancy Rancourt and numerous DJs. 2 p.m. to midnight, Nova 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. $15. (727) 821-6682.
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