A roundup of nightlife events and parties for this year’s celebration.

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In her tour de force, “Sexual Personae,” Camille Paglia wrote that “Visionary idealism is a male art form. The lesbian aesthete does not exist,” adding that lesbians “seem more interested in softball than art and artifice.”

“Nobody told me that,” laughed Julia Camp, the promoter and DJ of Kiss Off, a women and women’s-identified queer party at Kremwerk, a relatively new club on the outskirts of South Lake Union.

“That’s definitely not me,” she said of Paglia’s generalization. “That’s why I like Kremwerk, because it’s a venue for experimentation and experimental art. I feel like I can go in there, and as long as it’s working with the crowd, I can push boundaries. I think every artist feels that way.”

Kiss Off: Featuring DJ Kim Anh, DJ Julia PlanetDisco, Ozma Otacava. Hosted by Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, performances by Kitten N’ Lou.

Saturday, 8 p.m.-4 a.m., Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave., Seattle; $10-20. (206-682-2935 or kremwerk.strangertickets.com).

Camp, who spins under the monikers DJ Julia and DJ Julia PlanetDisco, with her blonde shaggy hair hanging in her eyes and her glittery gold jackets, brings a sense of much-needed flash and dazzle to the lesbian club scene.

She books acts for the party that are more David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” than Melissa Etheridge’s infamous “Come to my Window.” Last month’s headliner Princess Superstar, a rapping bottle blonde from New York City, showed up wearing a jumpsuit with a pastiche of gold crowns and a clear raincoat, running through her biggest hit, “Bad Babysitter,” to the delight of young women in the front row.

For Pride weekend at Kiss Off, Los Angeles’ Kim Anh will spin acid house, vintage house and minimal wave, a mix that will seem practically alien to mainstream audiences. That’s a good thing.

Camp’s been a fixture around town since the late ’90s, when she moved here from New Mexico, spinning records and hosting events. Though she partners with the club’s owner and her girlfriend, Nicole Stone, Camp’s a Renaissance woman: booking the DJs, spinning the party, conceptualizing the event and putting together the visuals using found imagery. The musical programming changes — from underground hip-hop to techno to electro, but veers away from solid sets of Top 40 or hip-hop.

“The lesbian scene here has come a long way. It was pretty exclusive to Top 40, and that doesn’t necessarily represent everybody,” she said. And with mainstream hip-hop’s misogynistic lyrics, “that doesn’t make sense as a format.”

So far, her eclectic crowd is picking up what she’s putting down.

“It makes you happy to see ladies coming out and dancing to more forward-thinking music and underground electronic music and not just being completely closed off to it,” she said. “The scene is opening its mind.”

Assorted Pride events

Stiffed! Disco: Pride Edition Featuring the Juan Maclean DJ Set

Born out of the ashes of Sub Pop band Six Finger Satellite, the Juan Maclean (John Maclean) traffics in deep disco, Chicago house and soulful electronic dance music. He’s joined by local luminary DJ Riz Rollins and Stiffed resident Derek Pavone. Performances by Adé and Keegan and Timmy. 9 p.m., Thursday, at Kremwerk, 1809 Minor Ave., Seattle; $10-20. (206-682-2935 or kremwerk.strangertickets.com).

Trans Pride Parade Featuring DJ Ro Yoon

Friday, 6 p.m., Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave.; (transprideseattle.org).

Wildrose’s Bush Gardens

The city’s oldest lesbian bar has three days and nights of Pride parties, with a cordoned-off area on Pike and 11th Avenue boasting an outside stage featuring DJs playing hip-hop, Top 40 and house, and burlesque performances. Friday, 6 p.m., $12 admission. Saturday, 1 p.m., $20 admission. Sunday, 1 p.m.-midnight, outside (with festivities continuing till 2 a.m. inside the bar). Donation. Wildrose, 1021 E. Pike St. (206-324-9210 or thewildrosebar.com).

Nark Magazine’s Annual Pride Cruise

KEXP DJ Riz Rollins and his husband, Rob Greene, (no slouch in the mixing department), joined together as DJs Won Love (cute pun, boys), spinning their brand of soul, deep house, and techno for the boys aboard the Islander Yacht, which boasts a full bar and two dance floors. 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, The Islander Yacht, 1611 Fairview Ave. E., $25. (TheStrangerTickets.com).

Seattle Dyke March

5-7 p.m., Saturday, Seattle Central College Plaza, 1701 Broadway, (www.seattledykemarch.com).


Pride Parade

Sunday, 11 a.m., begins at Fourth Avenue and Union Street, ends at Seattle Center, ( seattlepride.org).

KEXP Pride Party

The free outdoor party featuring the station’s best DJs, including DJ El Toro, Riz Rollins, Larry Rose, and Alex, is conveniently located at the end of the parade route, with a beer garden, BBQ, and cash bar. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday at Tilikum Place Park, 2701 Fifth Ave., 21 and older. (Kexp.org).


This article was corrected on June 25, 2015. The original misstated the featured DJ at the Trans Pride Parade. DJ Ro Yoon will be present.