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This Wknd Update needs no introduction — sometimes events speak for themselves.
WESTWIND DRIVE-IN FREE NIGHT The drive-in movie theater in San Jose is free tonight, which means you are free to snuggle through Frozen, the new Hunger Games, or if you’re feeling playful, the Lego movie.
THURSDAY // 6PM-MIDNIGHT // WESTWIND DRIVE-IN // MORE
Bearded lady Grace Towers invites you to come and drop trou at her weekly SoMa underwear party. The evening is a benefit for the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and includes a midnight battle of the bulge contest whose lucky winner receives a cash prize and gift bag — probably containing condoms and lube, tbh. AHDM4U’s Kelly Lovemonster will also be one of the evening’s featured go-go babes. He says bring cash.
THURSDAY // 9PM-2AM // $5 // POWERHOUSE // MORE
TWERK BALL Vogue ‘n’ Tone’s Jocquese Whitfield throws what he says is the Castro’s first vogue ball. Drag Race‘s Laganja Estranja judges, along with local celebs Peaches Christ, Honey Mahogany, Gino Aviance and more.
THURSDAY // 9PM // $5 // BEAUX // MORE
B-boys, spoken word, MCs — come to the Mission’s amazing arts center for an evening of Bay Area Latino hip-hop.
FRIDAY // 7PM // $10 // MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS // MORE
DOUBLE DUCHESS // MICAHTRON // OH BLIMEY Here at AHDM4U we’ll be the first to admit that queer performers are doing it big in hip-hop. Join some of the Bay Area’s very own powerhouses for an epic evening of flows, beats and dancing at the Elbo Room. The night features electro-rap duo Double Duchess, our fave East Bay female rapper MicahTron and former SF native MC Oh Blimey. The night promises to “transcend genres and genders,” hell yeah!
FRIDAY // 10PM-2AM // $10 // ELBO ROOM // MORE
RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE LA Times writer and KMEX Spanish language television news director Rubén Salazar played a dangerous game writing about the LAPD’s brutality towards the Chicano community. And then during a peaceful demonstration, a sheriff’s deputy fired a tear gas canister at him through the window of a bar, killing him. He became a cause celebré in LA, the effects of which are examined in this documentary on his life. The screening is a benefit for the Mission’s vital bilingual newspaper El Tecolote.
SATURDAY // 7PM // $10 // ROXIE THEATER // MORE
LESBIAN LIFE CHOICES (LLC)
Just off of her two day gig at the Fox Theater opening for The Knife, DJ Rapid Fire joins Switch Tuesday’s Jenna Riot to throw you the deepest lesbian dance party yet, Lesbian Life Choices. The evening is hosted by Real World: San Francisco celebrity Ari Fitz, features go-go babes and a photographer to capture all of the evening’s debauchery. Come early for the drink specials and stay late to make out with that babe you were checking out all night.
SATURDAY // 9PM-2AM // $8 // PUBLIC WORKS SF // MORE
FETE DE KINK
Hosted in San Francisco’s plush Armory Club, make this party an introduction to a kinkier you. This cocktail party features a live rope show and an opportunity for you to learn some basic ties. Maybe bring a someone to practice with? There’s a date night special that comes with a goodie bag for you and your boo. The evening continues with guest appearances from Kink.com models and promises to have a safe and fun, BDSM-lite atmosphere.
SUNDAY // 7PM-MIDNIGHT // $40 // ARMORY CLUB // MORE
Johnny Rose’s monthly slutty dance party has a Wonder Woman theme this weekend, so pack your golden lasso and finish out Sunday superhero strong. Trangela Lansbury most surely has a comic book epic to perform for you, and Dia Dear and Roxanne RedMeat round out the drag stage.
SUNDAY // 9PM-2AM // $5 // STORK CLUB // MORE