This popular yearly event is one of several pre-Pride Fest parties that sells out quickly. And it's easy to see why: Who doesn't love a summertime booze cruise? Hop aboard the Empress Andiamo for a (hopefully) sunny three-hour cruise down the St. Croix River. There's a beach-party theme this year, and prizes will be awarded to wearers of the best board shorts and Hawaiian print shirt, so be sure you don your most garishly hypnotic threads. Day-trippers on this cruise can also enjoy cocktails from the cash bar, as well as a buffet. For more info visit www.tcpride.org. 21+.
Sat., June 20, 1 p.m., 2009