Today In Events: Bumble to Open a Wine Bar, Boston Group Trying to Hold ‘Straight Pride Parade’ Doesn’t Have Permits, YouTube Partners With Game Awards Creator to Live Stream E3
1. BUMBLE TO OPEN A WINE BAR: Dating app Bumble has been hosting live events for years, but its latest venture will be a café and wine bar in New York. Serving as a venue for people to meet up, the Bumble Brew will open in New York’s Soho neighborhood this fall. Advertising Age: “The space will operate through the day, first as a coffee shop, before transitioning into a wine bar with small plates. The company sees this as a way to engage its expanding audience, from the signature dating app to its networking platform Bumble Bizz. … Bumble Brew is partnering with Delicious Hospitality (Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones) to create the food and beverages. During the day, there’ll be a selection of croissants and other pastries, as well as the same coffee program employed at Legacy Records near Hudson Yards.”
2. BOSTON GROUP TRYING TO HOLD ‘STRAIGHT PRIDE PARADE’ DOESN’T HAVE PERMITS: A group of Boston men trying to hold a “straight pride parade” this summer hasn’t been granted permits for the event, according to the city. The event was quickly roasted on Twitter after Facebook screenshots of the parade idea from the group, called Super Happy Fun America, were posted. BuzzFeed News: “According to the city, Super Happy Fun America's application for the parade permit has not been approved, which is required to host the event. In response to the social media outcry, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh released a statement to BuzzFeed News about the city's planned pride events. ‘Every year Boston hosts our annual Pride Week, where our city comes together to celebrate the diversity, strength, and acceptance of our L.G.B.T.Q. community,’ he said. ‘This is a special week that represents Boston's values of love and inclusion, which are unwavering. I encourage everyone to join us in celebration this Saturday for the Pride Parade and in the fight for progress and equality for all.’”
3. YOUTUBE PARTNERS WITH GAME AWARDS CREATOR TO LIVE STREAM E3: YouTube has partnered with Geoff Keighley, the creator and producer of the Game Awards, to host E3 Live on YouTube, a 10-hour live stream of the video game convention in Los Angeles on June 9. The Hollywood Reporter: “E3 Live will begin broadcasting at 10 a.m. PT from a custom-built studio at L.A. Live and feature gameplay demos and interviews with game developers at this year's convention, including a one-on-one interview between Keighley and Google's Phil Harrison at 11:30 a.m. PT to discuss the tech company's Stadia game-streaming platform. The live stream will feature live simulcast coverage of major gaming press conferences scheduled for Sunday, such as Xbox and Bethesda's E3 showcases."