While Kelly Lovemonster inexplicably cavorts in the alkaline powder of Black Rock City before making a mad dash back to host this Sunday’s Swagger Like Us guest (also starring sweet purveyor of the darkest of hip-hop s4NTa_MU3rTE and trans emcee Micah Domingo), the dustphobic, bed-centric among us are here to enjoy a Burner-free Labor Day in the traditional ways: hitting up the food cart whose lines typically kill our appetite, generally living our lives feather earring-free.
Where AHDM4U will be setting up shop:
NESTING We suggest spending today laying in a sunbeam getting all introspective with their sleepy/powerful Soundcloud before heading to the Castro to lose yourself in Jo Boyer’s emotion-provoking nest sculptures, which we hear are the perfect accessories for a house that needs warming.
FRIDAY // FREE // 6-9 PM // RUBY’S GALLERY // MORE
WELCOME BACK VIVVY We all know that Some Thing is the definitive weekly drag show of San Francisco 2013, and though we live for DJ Downey and the iconic Glamamore, it just hasn’t been the same without the pleasantly skin-crawling “heyyyyy everybody” of Vivvyanne Forevermore, who has been doing something involving stretching and clown makeup in Europe for the past six weeks. Welcome the mistress of awkward home tonight cuz she probs picked up something cute to wear overseas.
FRIDAY // $8 // 10PM-LATE // THE STUD // MORE
DIY MEDIA REJOICING Y’all know how we feel about independent media. This weekend we’re gonna be rolling in it at SF Zinefest, the yearly gathering of and sale by scribblers and scissor-wielders and people who still read paper copies of things. Not to be missed: the Sat/31 noon presentation by guest of honor Justin Hall, editor of Fantagraphics’ new queer comic anthology No Straight Lines.
SATURDAY + SUNDAY // FREE // 11AM-5PM // SF COUNTY FAIR BUILDING // MORE
EN VOGUE, EN PUBLIC Get the hell out of San Francisco (just not by car, duh the Bay Bridge is closed for construction) for the community-oriented Oakland Pride. Of the many gorgeous things happening this weekend, our favorites may be: the vogue ball on Saturday night hosted by our bbs Double Duchess and Sunday afternoon’s performance at the main celebrations in downtown Oakland by goddamn En Vogue.
SATURDAY + SUNDAY // $10 SUNDAY CELEBRATION, $30 WEEKEND PASS // 11AM-7PM // ENTRANCE @ 20TH ST AND BROADWAY, OAK. // MORE
ONE LAST LAP DANCE NOT a cute announcement that SF’s sex worker-empowering, body-positive, all-the-things independent strip club The Lusty Lady is closing — but not without a final blow-out.
Can you imagine your competition being your landlord? Such was the case here, starting back when strip club heavyweight Roger Forbes (who SF Weekly says is a minority shareholder of all but two of the clubs in town besides the Lusty) bought the property title back in 1998. The weird situation came to a head this month, when Forbes declined to continue dealing with the worker-owned strip co-op, which has had issues meeting its rent.
Sadness, especially since the Lusty was the one club in town where you could regularly go to see women far from Playboy’s beauty norms strut their sexuality in peepshow booths. Get off one last time with them on their last day of business this Sunday, when longtime Lusty Princess Pandora tells AHDM4U you can expect “Pandemonium! And boobies in your face!” At 8pm, take a break from tits to join a pink umbrella funeral procession. If you’re looking to help, the Lusties need carpenters, movers, people to help fill out unemployment forms, and more.
SUNDAY // HOW MUCH U GOT? // 11AM-3AM // LUSTY LADY // MORE