The East Bay Has Pride, Too



For those who've spent the last week in some kind of hermetically-sealed no-news bubble, yes, it's Pride Week, and not just in San Francisco. If you recoil at the thought of a crowded BART train, or a traffic jam on the Bay Bridge, there's always the Hella Gay party at Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). Launched two years ago as a birthday party, this monthly house music event has skyrocketed in popularity — and not just among gay people. Pride edition features DJs GStar, Astro, plus special guests. It happens *tonight,* Friday, June 24. Only $5 before 10 p.m., or $7 thereafter. Go forth and be fabulous.