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It's that time again--you know what we're talking about: rainbow hair colors, scantily clad folks and traffic jams that make you want to hurt yourself. Yes, we're talking about Pride Weekend, or the other official start to summer. To prep you for the all-out hedonistic debauchery that is the Pride Parade/celebration, there are a couple of events going down (no pun intended) that you may want to check out.

LAKEVIEW - All three Brown Elephant locations, starting yesterday, June 17th have started their annual Pride Sale. It runs until June 30th - the whole time, you'll be able to score 25% - 50% off the sea of vintage and resale. As you may know, all profits from The Brown Elephant stores in Andersonville, Lakeview and Oak Park benefit the Howard Brown Health Center. [Racked Inbox]
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RIVER EAST - First up, Miss Foozie hosts the Lake Breeze Dinner Cruise aboard the Mystic Blue. Tickets for a two-hour cruise only starting at $60, you will get one drink, a souvenir glass (to help you remember what happened the morning after), access to the Dinner Lounge food menu and a poppin' DJ. [Racked Wire]

STREETERVILLE - Once you're sufficiently sober by Sunday morn, you can then head to W Lakeshore to support Ben Cohen's StandUp Foundation, an organization to help cease bullying. It particularly targets bullies of the LGBT community. He will host a ticketed brunch on the 6th floor of the W Lakeshore. Your $45 donation will get you eats and drinks with Ben, and a portion goes toward StandUp. [Racked Wire]

UPTOWN - Sunday Night, Chicago-based writer, performance artist and daily deal fanatic, Wes Perry of Andersonville returns his one man show. "Don't Act Like A Girl" happens at The Annoyance on Broadway just north of Lawrence. If you haven't heard of this show before, its a real-live raucous treat with A TON of confetti. Show starts at 8PM. [Racked Wire]