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BAS Pride 2015: The Q-Sides Opening Night Party! (6/5)

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Photo: The Q-Sides

Every once in a while you get the chance to be part of something beyond cool. The Q-Sides, a joint project by Vero Majano, Kari Orvik and DJ Brown Amy, is this for me. It’s the kind of project that makes you feel like the city we love, the gente we love and the queerness of it all that we love is still a strong, fierce force that is here to stay.

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Photo: The Q-Sides

The Q-Sides is a photography exhibition that re-imagines queerness within lowrider culture through a re-staging and re-interpretation of the East Side Story LP album covers, Volumes 1-12.” This project was a labour of love and devotion on the part of the amazing women behind it and pulled together a gorgeous cast of local queer Latino all-stars. Seriously, they could have called this The Brown and the Beautiful.

Somehow or another this feo hack made the cut, but I am so grateful to have had the opportunity of donning some sharp threads and sitting pretty like a legit ruca on a lowrider next to my bombshell foto partner, Natalie Gochez.

Like Macho Menos, the Friday opening reception is part of the 2015 National Queer Arts Festival and will also feature a screening of Dino Dinco’s Homeboy which explores the lives of gay men in L.A. who are former gang members.

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Image: Huffington Post

DJ Daniela of Xica Soul will be manning the decks and all the cars featured in the shoots will be on hand at a car show outside the gallery. AND, the official after party is at the original Puerto Alegre a block down Bryant which is way better than the Valencia Street one and will be featuring commemorative Q-Side-ritas

Keep it low and slow carnal.

 

The Q-Sides Opening Reception Party
Friday, June 5, 2015
6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Galería de la Raza
2857 24th Street (@Bryant)
[Mission]
SF

The Q-Sides Opening After Party
Friday, June 5, 2015
9:30 p.m.- Midnight

Puerto Alegre
2950 25th Street (@ Bryant)
[Mission]
SF

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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.