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This Week, We PARTY!

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Okay kids, make sure to hydrate and stretch tonight, for tomorrow we begin a nonstop party parade! We’ve got a Bastille Day celebration on Wednesday, intimate dinner party vibes on Thursday, a Wet-Ass Party on Friday, a mental health music festival on Saturday, and we even found a dance party for the whole family (yes, even the wee-est of your wee ones!) on Sunday! Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 7/6/21…

Our Partners’ Events

When the Music Stops Mental Health Summit

Saturday, 7/17 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Fort Mason Center | $199

The 2nd Annual When The Music Stops Summit is a full day of world-class speakers, discussions, panels, thought leaders, community pillars, and exclusive musical performances. Participants come together to celebrate music and community and to have much-needed conversations on the state of mental health and suicide prevention. The Summit will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, DJs, artists, and more. 

 

The World-Famous Hubba Hubba Revue Presents: Burlesque Spectacular!
Saturday, 7/17 | 7:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $25-$35

San Francisco’s world-famous Hubba Hubba Revue heats up your Summer with a star-studded showcase of circus & variety acts, live music, and the TOPS IN TEASE!  Act fast, seated tickets WILL sell out! (Don’t forget to stick around after the show for Bootie Mashup, with another set of burlesque at 11:11PM!)

 

This Week’s Giveaways

Check Out the When the Music Stops Summit – On Us!

We Want to Send You to The SF Jewish Film Festival!


This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 7/13

Poetic Tuesday: Two Languages/One Community – Artists Against Violence and Hatred

12:30 pm | Yerba Buena Gardens | Free

At this outdoor event presented by the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Yeva Johnson, Michael Warr and Chun Yu will share their poetry in solidarity with Asian Americans and African Americans in a call for safety and peace for all communities. Yeva, also a flutist, will perform musical interludes between the poems.
 

Wednesday, 7/14

Green Apple Presents: The Letters of Shirley Jackson

6:00 pm | Virtual Event | Free

This might be a super-niche recommendation, but I don’t care, because my nerdy little writer’s heart is all aflutter and I just have to share the news! If you love a good horror story but aren’t familiar with author Shirley Jackson, you need to fix that immediately – and this free virtual event is a great place to start. Join Jackson’s eldest son, Laurence Jackson Hyman, and scholar Bernice M. Murphy as they discuss their new book, a curated and annotated collection of letters written by the mistress of modern American gothic terror. I’ll see you in the Zoom chat!

 

Bardot-A-Go-Go Bastille Day Dance Party

8:00 pm | Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street | $10

Wear your most shagalicious showstopper to this event – you’ll be time-traveling to 1960s Paris for this celebration of France’s national holiday. Come celebrate with the best in decadent ’60s French pop from Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Dutronc, Francoise Hardy, and many more!

 

Thursday, 7/15

Dinner Party

7:30 pm | SF Jazz Center, 201 Franklin Street | $35-100

A collaboration between two longtime friends, Dinner Party brings together keyboardist and composer Robert Glasper and saxophonist/producer Terrace Martin for a project rooted in their shared love of old-school hip-hop, soul, and modern jazz. Special guests Christian Scott, aTunde Adjuah & DJ Jahi Sundance will round out the guest list.

 

The Set Up: Mission Outdoor Comedy
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
El Rio, 3158 Mission Street | $25

The Set Up is partnering with El Rio for this patio pop-up comedy show, which will feature comics Max Eddy, Casey Ley, and Nori Reed. There’s also a mystery special guest, so don’t miss your chance to witness the big surprise!

 

Friday, 7/16

Church of St. John Coltrane Presents: Sonic Ascension Day Jazz Vespers

6:00 pm | Grace Cathedral, 1100 California Street | Free (RSVP Required)

The Church of St. John Coltrane invites you to their celebration of the 54th year of Ascension of John Coltrane and the 62nd year of Our Lady Day, an inspiring evening of Jazz vespers at the incredible Grace Cathedral. All praise the holy power of music!


Three Dog Night @ The Palace of Fine Arts
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00 pm 
| Palace of Fine Arts, 3601 Lyon Street | $39-100 ($5 increase day of)

Dig out your bell bottoms and sing “Joy to the World,” because the legends of boogie pop have landed in SF! Slide on down to the Palace of Fine Arts for this all-ages show, which promises a tour through the band’s immense discography of classic rock hits. 

 

WAP: The Hot Girl Summer Ball

9:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $15-20

Step into your hot girl summer! Juicy D. Light hosts this dance party with drip, a celebration of the Wet-Ass Power inside all of us Certified Freaks. With drag and burlesque performances, DJs, and the Miss Hot Girl Summer Twerking Contest (with cash prizes!), you honestly can’t afford to miss out!

 

Saturday, 7/17

When the Music Stops Mental Health Summit
8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Fort Mason Center | $199

The 2nd Annual When The Music Stops Summit is a full day of world-class speakers, discussions, panels, thought leaders, community pillars, and exclusive musical performances. Participants come together to celebrate music and community and to have much-needed conversations on the state of mental health and suicide prevention. The Summit will feature a stellar lineup of speakers, DJs, artists, and more.

 

UNISON: An Art Salon Benefitting Asian-Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Palace Theatre, 644 Broadway $25-100

See a show and make a difference! This intimate performance salon is the result of a collaboration between ModMinds and Boxcar Theatre, with the goal of raising money for the important work being done by Asian-Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. The event will feature live music and poetry by Anouk Yeh, Aima the Drmr, Josiah Johnson, and more.

 

The World-Famous Hubba Hubba Revue Presents: Burlesque Spectacular!
Saturday, 7/17 | 7:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $25-$35

San Francisco’s world-famous Hubba Hubba Revue heats up your Summer with a star-studded showcase of circus & variety acts, live music, and the TOPS IN TEASE!  Act fast, seated tickets WILL sell out! (Don’t forget to stick around after the show for Bootie Mashup, with another set of burlesque at 11:11PM!)

 

Sunday, 7/18

Toddlers and Techno

10:00 am | Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North | $10 per Adult; Kids Free

It’s frowned upon to bring your spawn to raves – we’ve all learned that the hard way, right folks? (I’m kidding, I have a cat not kids.) But thanks to Spark Social SF, you don’t have to choose between hanging out with your kiddos and dancing your cares away. Toddlers and Techno is an all-ages dance party geared towards the youngest of your headbanging progeny, complete with organized dancing games, puppet shows, giant bubbles, and more! Sounds way cooler than any warehouse party I know of – AND it’ll tucker the tots out before naptime (you’re welcome).

SPACES: Oakland

6:00 pm | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland | $10-50

Tonight’s your last chance to be a part of SPACES: Oakland, an immersive experience merging contemporary performance and the ancient art of storytelling. Created and performed by Oakland artists and storytelling residents, SPACES: Oakland is a series of performances offering a glimpse into Oakland, one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the United States. Audiences will walk, sit, stand, move, and interact with the performers as they move throughout the plaza and Oakland City Hall.

 

Babe Area LIVE! A Burlesque Production

Shows at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm | Oasis, 298 11th Street | $20

The Bay Area’s most renowned burlesque curators – B.A.B.E. Cooperative, Kind of Blue Revue, Womanopoly SF, Hex in the City, and Truth or Dare Productions – are coming together for one night to record, broadcast & raise funds for the Virtual Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. Be a part of the live studio audience and join a star studded cast of peelers, wigglers & teasers!

 

Monday, 7/19

Vamp: Hosted by Pearl Teese

8:00 pm | Beaux, 2344 Market Street | Free

Round out your week of wildness with Vamp Mondays at Beaux. The weekly show features a rotating cast of gogo-dancers, performers, and DJs, so there’s always something fun on tap to get you out of your Monday Mood!

 

Mark Your Calendar for Next Week

Saturday, 7/24  Dreamwork for Personal and Collective Transformation

Saturday, 7/24 – SF March for Medicare for All

 

Rad Ongoing Events

Every Sunday –  Sundaze Brunch and Marketplace

Every Thursday – Exploratorium After Dark

And don’t forget to check out the Big Bad List of Rad Ongoing Events right here!

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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