It’s almost the weekend and AHDM4U’s mind is on expansion: bigger paunches at Big Boy Vintage’s adorbs pop-up, bigger dreams via DJ Carnita’s eviction-themed birthday dance party — and fundraisers to imbiggen the scope of non-profits helping female prisoners, future rock stars and housing rights. One of our favorite party crews is even taking their wilding up north to Guerneville!
Take up more space, AHDM4U is behind you.
Oh, and it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, which means green-themed revelry will begin on Friday. Be careful out there with your newfound girth, angels.
THE WOMAN’S WORK
Female-focused group art exhibition at the Hospitality House’s downtown studio for creativity-minded homeless adults.
FRIDAY // 5-7PM // FREE // HOSPITALITY HOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM // MORE
BIG BOY VINTAGE POP-UP
You know you want a Drake lyric tee to broadcast your belly. Our fave plus-size vintage pop-up from LA is in town this weekend with retro scores, limited edition swag, and zines galore for fatties and their fans. Brontez Purnell and founder Rudy Bleu DJ on Friday.
LAUNCH PARTY: FRIDAY // 6-9PM // FREE // (STOCK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SAT, 1-7PM & SUN, 1-5PM) // STONE PONY // MORE
BAY AREA GIRLS ROCK CAMP SHOWCASE
Seven bands of babes aged 8 to 18 from BAGRC’s after-school program perform at this fundraiser for the most badass music program in the Bay Area. Special half-hour set by La Bella, who as you can tell from the video above at the group’s performance at Life is Living (it’s from back when they were called ’90s Inspired) are well worth a Saturday afternoon inside.
SATURDAY // 2-5PM // $5-15 SLIDING SCALE // NEW PARISH // MORE
CALIFORNIA COALITION FOR WOMEN PRISONERS DANCEPARTY
Drag, burlesque, DJs, vagina-themed art auction to benefit this grassroots group that fights for justice for women behind bars.
SATURDAY // 3-8PM // $5-100 SLIDING SCALE // EL RIO // MORE
SWAGGER LIKE US
Photo by Shot in the City
A reminder that your favorite dancefloor happens tonight in the Castro. Per usual, resident DJs Boyfriend and DavO spin your essential soundtrack and Le Lovemonster hosts ❤
SATURDAY // 9PM-2AM // $4 // BEAUX // MORE
2 MEN WILL MOVE YOU
SF DJ and visual artist Primo and Jordan Heyser’s monthly psych-disco trip features guest DJ Will from Icee Hot this weekend, and will be the ultimate rave.
SATURDAY // 9PM-2AM // $5 // AMNESIA // MORE
DAYTIME REALNESS SEASON OPENER
Let it be known that AHDM4U does not endorse political candidates … but something about Corey Sleazemore’s rendering of what our own DJ Carnita’s bid for City Hall would look like has us all aflutter. This weekend Carnita is celebrating his birthday with the opening of his warm-weather afternoon drag queen danceparty — an edition themed “Rent Control Realness”. A portion of the door goes to the SF Housing Rights Committee and the organization will have a volunteer on hand to answer your housing questions while you pull nervously on your margarita. Carnita’s partner resident Stanley Frank returns from the wilds of Colorado to turn us out. If the whole package doesn’t scream “mayoral” to you, then we suggest you recalibrate your political leanings, and quick.
SUNDAY // 3-8PM // $6 BEFORE 4PM, $8 AFTER // EL RIO // MORE
**SPECIAL ADVANCE HEADS-UP FOR THE REALLY WITH IT**
CLUB FIST’S SPRING FREAK
Photo by Xara Thrustra
Mark your calendars because the freaks of this East Bay party are taking over the Triple R in Guerneville in a couple weeks — betcha you’ve never seen that happen before. Poolside performances by Vain Hein, Brittany B, Persia, and more.
MARCH 28-29 // PRICE TBD // TRIPLE R BAR AND GRILL // GUERNEVILLE // MORE