River City Gender Alliance
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Courtesy of the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau

Calendar of Events - 2017 Timeline


The following events are currently scheduled events. Please EMAIL us at info@rcga.co for more information.    

To view important events & meetings from prior years, please visit our Newsletter page.

11/20/17

TDoR Omaha 2017 Presented by RCGA                                                       

November 20 2017 | Program begins @ 6:30PM - ? | Dessert reception to follow

Location: First Unitarian Church of Omaha | 3114 Harney St.


10/28/17

RCGA Annual Halloween Party (Jackie G's Boneyard & Crypt)    

October 28, 2017 | 5PM til ?  Bring your favorite side dish | *Chili Provided*

Request to attend email president@rcga.co (members/guest)


10/21/17

RCGA Executive Board Meeting                            

5:30pm | Omaha, NE

The board meeting will be held at 5:30pm with a set agenda. If you wish to sit in to hear what the board has set for their agenda and wish to have a better understanding of the function of the board and upcoming topics, please contact Kate Parrish at president@rcga.co to receive the location details and to answer any questions you may have prior to arrival. Please keep in mind that these meetings are structured and not an open floor forum. If you have concerns or recommendations for the group please contact info@rcga.co.

For info & location contact:  Kate Parrish at president@rcga.co


10/7/17

RCGA Monthly Meeting                                           

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM) | Contact info@rcga.co for location details  


 9/2/17

RCGA Monthly Meeting (Potluck)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM) | Contact info@rcga.co for location details

With Summer nearly over and Labor Day fast approaching, we would like to announce some changes for our next monthly meeting on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Unlike most 'open forum' meetings, September's will feature an extended reception and a potluck dinner.

We will be providing grilled burgers (w/ Vegan option) and hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, chips and beverages (pop, ice tea and bottled water). In addition, we encourage members to bring their favorite potluck side dish or dessert to share which, as always, is optional of course! 

Our monthly meeting door opens 6:30 PM followed by a shortened meeting and potluck social from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please remember all of our monthly meetings are closed to the public and if you wish to bring someone, you merely need to speak to a board member beforehand. Member spouses, partners and/or significant others are always welcome!

So come on out, spend some time with the group and talk with old friends, as well as, meet all of our newest members.

And as Mario says, "Let's-a go!"

Contact info@rcga.co for details and if you have not attended and would like to join us this month.


 8/26/17

RCGA's Annual Picnic in the Park                      

Omaha, NE -  2:00PM - 5:00PM

Please contact info@rcga.co if you need additional information.

If you're bringing a guest we would appreciate a notice prior to the event. Event is open to RCGA Allies and LGBTQ organizations, as a way to thank them for their on going support.


 8/5/17   

RCGA Monthly Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM) | Contact info@rcga.co for location details

August's monthly meeting will feature an 'Hour of Power' by Jane Infantino from Damsel In Defense and Claudia Brown. Our 'Hour of Power' will begin right after our mid-meeting break and it will focus on various aspects of self-defense, the demonstration of self-defense techniques and non-lethal products ... all of which should prove to be entertaining at the least. Volunteers any one? With our community facing record levels of violence, assault and murder, I am sure you'll agree, whether you are MTF, FTM or gender non-conforming, its imperative we use and possess the best knowledge and means of self-defense. 

Contact info@rcga.co for details and if you have not attended and would like to join us this month.


 7/22/17

RCGA social event @ Bravadas

Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 4:30pm-? | 7928 W Dodge Rd, Omaha, NE 68114

All purchases receive a 20% discount | Refreshments and snacks provided | Contact kaateparrish@gmail.com for attendance prior to event.


 7/01/17

RCGA Monthly Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM) | Contact info@rcga.co for location details

Contact info@rcga.co for details and if you have not attended and would like to join us this month.


 6/24/17

 PRIDE 2017 at The Max                          

 Saturday, June 24, 2017 I  Opens at Noon I 1417 Jackson Street, Omaha

 

 Food on The Max Patio by River City Gender Alliance  from 1 PM to 8 PM  dancing, drag, prizes, jello shots (all ages welcome Noon to 9 PM, 9 PM to 2  AM 21+ only)


6/17/17

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6/24/17

Heartland Pride Parade and Festival

 Various Dates & Times | Stinson Park (Festival)

    

Heartland Pride-United in Pride
PO BOX 8273
Omaha NE, 68108
www.heartlandpride.org

                              Saturday, June 17th Heartland Pride Parade-Council Bluffs Iowa                                      Saturday, June 17th Pride Riverboat Cruise (Pre-Party and After Party details to come)
Sunday, June 18th Heartland Pride Pageant @ The Max!   
                             Friday, June 23rd Heartland Youth Pride @ Stinson Park                                  Saturday, June 24th Heartland Pride Festival - Stinson Park Omaha

http://heartlandpride.org/

CONTACT: RCGA booth details president@rcga.co


 5/20/17

RCGA Executive Board Meeting                                  

5:30pm | Omaha, NE

 

The board meeting will be held at 5:30pm with a set agenda. If you wish to sit in to hear what the board has set for their agenda and wish to have a better understanding of the function of the board and upcoming topics, please contact Kate Parrish at president@rcga.co to receive the location details and to answer any questions you may have prior to arrival. Please keep in mind that these meetings are structured and not an open floor forum. If you have concerns or recommendations for the group please contact info@rcga.co.

 For info & location contact:  Kate Parrish at president@rcga.co


 6/03/17

 RCGA Monthly Meeting                                              

 Doors open 6:30pm | Closed location

 


  2017 Timeline


 4/29/17

  Cassils:  Monument Push                                      RCGA Members are Encouraged to Attend            

  Saturday, April 29, 4–8 PM  I  Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts I 724 S. 12th Street, Omaha       Free and open to the public. Free parking available.

              


 4/01/17

 RCGA April Fool's Day Dinner & Show Outing      

 Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM l Begins at the Blue Sushi, 416 S 14th St. in Omaha's Old Market

                                     RCGA's April Fool's Day Dinner & Show Outing                                                begins with a 5:30 PM dinner at the Blue Sushi Sake Grill in Omaha's Old Market                              Following dinner we'll proceed to the nationally famous The Max for                              Dominick Kennedy's Mr. Midwest Esquire 'Stop Foolin Around' show and benefit for RCGA at 7 PM!                  There is not only 'No Cover' for this show or The Max if you arrive before 8:30 PM,                    but Happy Hour lasts until 9:00 PM too!

 Whether you decide to stay after the show to enjoy everything the best gay nightclub in the country  has to  offer, RCGA's April Fool's Day Dinner and Show Outing promises to be a great evening for  food and fun  for everyone! We hope to see you there!


 4/01/17 

 Stop Foolin Around Show & Benefit for RCGA at The Max            

 Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM  l  The Max, 1417 Jackson St. Omaha, NE 68102 

     Mr. Midwest Esquire Dominick Kennedy is celebrating his birthday with                Stop Foolin Around - a turnabout show to benefit River City Gender Alliance.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/1821352084807605/


 4/01/17

 RCGA Monthly Meeting - Canceled (see April Fool's Day Outing above)

 Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM l Closed to the public

 Please contact info@rcga.co.


 3/4/17

 ICON: A Dark Night In Omaha Show               

Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:00 PM l Omaha Mining Company, 1715 Leavenworth St., Omaha


 2/19/17

 Symposium on the State of Transgender Rights in Omaha

 Sunday, February 19 at 8:15 PM  l  Blue Barn Theatre, 1106 S 10th St., Omaha, NE 68108

 Immediately following the evening performance of HIR, the Blue Barn Theatre will once again host  one of its 'In the Community' outreach events. FREE and open to the public, this event's featured  panelists include Kate Parrish - President of River City Gender Alliance, Marian Fey former  OPS Board Member, City of Omaha's Department of Human Rights and Relations Director  Spencer Danner, and Nikola Jordan with UNO's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. 

                                                                                                                                             by Taylor Mac

 "Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father,  only to discover a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive  marriage, with Isaac’s newly out transgender sibling as her ally, she’s on a crusade to dismantle the  patriarchy. But in Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you  from it."

 HIR (pronounced "here") performances run four nights per week from Feb.2nd to Feb. 26th with  Thursday, Friday & Saturday shows at 7:30 PM, Sunday's at 6:30 PM. For more information and  tickets:  http://bluebarn.org/tickets/

 https://www.facebook.com/events/684901861713428/


 2/18/17

Mardi Gras Annual Themed Potluck

5:30pm-??? | Closed location (RSVP to receive direction/location details)

It's that time of year again for our annual themed potluck.

Bring your favorite Mardi Gras dish and lets get the party started. We will have some games, door prizes and its BYOB.

Please make sure to RSVP vice-president@rcga.co and the potluck details are listed on ad above. Once you RSVP you will receive location detaions as this is a closed event for the members and guest. Please contact a board member if you are interested in becoming a member or would like to attend prior to event, or email president@rcga.co or go to www.rcga.co to speak with our New Member coordinator Allison Andrews. See you all there!

CONTACT: Tiffany/RSVP vice-president@rcga.co


 2/16/17

 Bemis' Lunch + Learn:  Gender Identity

 12 PM - 1 PM | Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street, Omaha, NE  68102

  

 Pack a lunch and join us for curiosity-inspiring discussions led by Bemis staff and special  guests.  These informal discussions will unpack the ideas and processes behind the artwork  currently on view  at the Bemis Center.

 February Lunch + Learn guest speaker: Kate Parrish, President of the River City Gender  Alliance. In  this informal dialogue, guests will learn about gender identity, advocacy, and  equity followed by a Q&A and networking.

 Free and open to the public. Free parking available.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/404144513262839


 2/04/17

 RCGA Monthly Meeting

 Doors open 6:30pm | Closed location

This is a closed meeting and for those who wish to attend that are not regular members. Please contact Kate Parrish at president@rcga.co to get location details.

NOTE: If your looking for support in the Iowa-Nebraska area please reach out to us as we are always accepting new members. We meet in a closed secure location. You will find your self surrounded by a large community, friends, and the sense of inclusiveness.

There is an application process and our annual dues are $15 per year. We also offer scholarships for those who can't meet this. Please don't hesitate to email or call today for additional information. You will find contact details and group information at www.rcga.co

CONTACT:  Kate Parrish at president@rcga.co


 2/01/17

 Cassils: The Phantom Revenant (Bemis Center)

 7:oopm-9:oopm | Bemis Center

Cassils’s one-time durational performance of Becoming An Image intersects performance, photography, and sculpture. During the performance Cassils unleashes an attack on a 2,000    pound clay block. Illuminated only by the flash of a photographer’s camera, the afterimages are burned into the viewer’s retina, speaking to concerns of unseen violence against gender non-conforming individuals. This performance is part of the artist's solo exhibition The Phantom Revenant at the Bemis Center, opening February 2.

Space is limited to 50 guests. Reservations are required and will open starting Wednesday, January 18 by calling the Bemis Center at 402.341.7130. Becoming An Image was originally conceived as a  site-specific work for the ONE Archives in Los Angeles, the oldest active LGBTQ archive in the United States.


 1/21/17

 Women's March on Omaha

5:00pm | Centurylink

On January 21, 2017 thousands will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. For those who cannot make it to DC, please join us as we march in Omaha! We will march to show our solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our wonderful city and this country. ***The exact route of this demonstration will be released soon as well as other details surrounding this event.*** Please note this is a grassroots event being organized by volunteer women across the state of Nebraska. We are a diverse group of women encompassing all backgrounds, races, political affiliations, religions, and sexual preferences.   Please click on the following link for volunteer opportunities:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NASTIERVolunteers/


This is an INCLUSIVE and PEACEFUL march, and EVERYONE who supports women's rights is welcome to attend!