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Back on Our Bullsh*t: More Shows Return to In-Person This Week!

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The return of many more beloved parties, shows, and events makes this week a special one – but there’s also plenty of new-new for you-you! Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 7/20/21…

Our Partners’ Events

Dreamwork for Personal and Collective Transformation: A Live Online Workshop with Luz C. Valverde and Indigo Som

Saturday, 7/24 and Sunday, 7/25 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Virtual Event | $80-200

Join CIIS Public Programs and dreamwork teachers and community dream circle leaders Luz C. Valverde and Indigo Som for a transformative workshop exploring our dreams and dreamwork through waking action and ritual. Luz and Indigo introduce dream group guidelines and share insights into various approaches to dreamwork. This workshop offers explorations into enhancing dream recall, dream incubation, and tips for lucid dreaming. Discover dreamwork practices that integrate Tarot, gemstones, and how to dream with your ancestors. Luz and Indigo also share tips for dream reentry as well as ways to invite dreams with certain intentions such as physical or emotional healing.

 

This Week’s Giveaways

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

 

Bottom of the Hill is Back Open and We’re Sending You to Shows!

This Week’s Events

Tuesday, 7/20

Project by Project SF Presents: SF Restaurant Week

Through Sunday, 7/25 | Various Restaurants in SF | Prix Fixe

The SF chapter of Project by Project, the innovative nonprofit seeking to support AAPI communities, has organized this week-long celebration of local deliciousness. Participating restaurants include Le Colonial, Kasa Indian Eatery, and my perennial favorite, Hawker Fare (my kingdom for that pork belly!) and many more. Don’t miss your chance to taste a whole new world through the special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus the participating restaurants have put together especially for this event!

The Scott Alcoholocaust Memorial Week: Day One

Tuesday, 7/20 – Saturday, 7/24 | Doors at 6:00 pm, music at 8:00 pm (Saturday: doors at 3:00 pm, music at 4:00 pm)| The Knockout, 3223 Mission Street | $7

To celebrate the life and legacy of Scott “Alcoholocaust” Rodgers, the beloved punk promoter who booked more than 4,000 shows across the Bay Area in his tragically short lifetime, The Knockout will host a six-night festival of punk and metal shows. Honor the local legend tonight with a show featuring Pardoner, Toner, Nick Normal, and Almond Joy – and again tomorrow night, and the night after that, all through the weekend!

 

Wednesday, 7/21

Art Battle SF

Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 8:00 pm | The Great Northern, 119 Utah | $15-20

You’ve never been to a throwdown like Art Battle – a live painting tournament showcasing local artists and connecting San Francisco to towns and cities around the world! Come watch as artists transform blank canvases into beautiful pieces of art in just 20 minutes, and then help vote to determine the winner of the event. All artwork will also be available to purchase via silent auction.

Rebel Kings of Oakland: The Live Return!

Doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9:30 pm | The White Horse Bar, 6551 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland | $5-10 suggested donation 

If you’ve never experienced an RKO show – or if you’re still unfamiliar with the concept of drag kings (which I know WAY too many of you are) – you owe it to yourself to join the Bay Area’s best in masc-spectrum drag for their triumphant return to in-person shows. Not only will you laugh until you pee your pants, you’ll be wrapped up in a warm fuzzy glow of gender euphoria and tender love. Regardless of your vax-status though, don’t forget a mask! These Kings always treat their audiences like the princexxes you are, and this time, that means they’re requiring masks for all audience members to ensure your safety!

The Tupelo Pianist-Off

Every 2nd Wednesday, 9:00 pm | Tupelo, 1337 Grant Street | Free

Who has the biggest pianists? Why, Tupelo of course! Every 2nd Wednesday of each month, three (sometimes 4) of the Bay’s best piano players descend on Grant Ave to tickle the ivories at Tupelo. From singer/songwriters to Boogie Woogie jazz cats – it’s a healthy rotation of three songs from each. Who is the best pianist? You, the audience, decides!

 

Thursday, 7/22

SF Queer Film Festival Opening Night Triple Feature

5:30 pm | Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street | $15

Celebrate the opening of the SF Queer Film Fest with this very special triple-feature screening at the Roxie. The program includes two short films (Lavender Boy and The Tailor) and one feature-length film (The Spark, a story told through the perspective of people living in three iconic neighborhoods: the Castro in San Francisco, Le Marais in Paris and Greenwich Village in New York). The festival runs through 7/25.

 

Friday, 7/23

The Pi Clowns @Yerba Buena Gardens

11:00 am | Yerba Buena Gardens | Free

Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns! Dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes, but embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling and improvisation, the Pi Clowns deliver delightful and original clown vignettes. Bring the whole family to this outdoor show, presented as part of the YBG Festival’s Children’s Garden series.

 

Queeriosities: A Curator-Led Tour

6:00 pm | Virtual Event | $5

The GLBT Historical Society’s art and artifacts are the focus of their new exhibition, Queeriosities. Objects such as pins and plaques, sculptures, framed works of art, historic LGBTQ business signs, theatrical props and textiles provide visual and material evidence of the San Francisco LGBTQ community’s engagement with the city from the late 19th century to the present. This special advance preview tour of the exhibition (which officially opens on Monday, 7/26) will be led by Ramón Silvestre, the society’s museum registrar and curatorial specialist, and Nalini Elias, director of exhibitions and museum experience.

Caught in the Act Presents: The No-Cover Cabaret

Every Friday, 8:00 pm | Skylark, 3089 16th Street | Free

Ah, old reliable… When you want a good variety show, the No-Cover Cabaret (produced by hometown heroine of burlesque, Trixie Fou Laurent) always delivers. Every Friday, stop into Skylark for happy hour, then stick around for the show – it’s FREE! A rotating cast of the best in Bay Area burlesque and variety means you’ll never see the same thing twice. Will there be clowns? Strippers? Drag? Music? Comedy? Whatever is in store, you can be sure that it will never disappoint.

Saturday, 7/24

Dreamwork for Personal and Collective Transformation: A Live Online Workshop with Luz C. Valverde and Indigo Som

Saturday, 7/24 and Sunday, 7/25 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Virtual Event | $80-200

Join CIIS Public Programs and dreamwork teachers and community dream circle leaders Luz C. Valverde and Indigo Som for a transformative workshop exploring our dreams and dreamwork through waking action and ritual. Luz and Indigo introduce dream group guidelines and share insights into various approaches to dreamwork. This workshop offers explorations into enhancing dream recall, dream incubation, and tips for luciddreaming. Discover dreamwork practices that integrate Tarot, gemstones, and how to dream with your ancestors. Luz and Indigo also share tips for dream reentry as well as ways to invite dreams with certain intentions such as physical or emotional healing.

SF March for Medicare for All

10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Embarcadero Plaza | Free 

#M4M4ALL! Get out into the fresh air this morning and make your voice heard! Gather with your community at Embarcadero Plaza to march down Market Street to Civic Center. The post-march rally at Civic Center will include petition-signing and several speakers.

 

Creative Communal Makers’ Market & Family Day

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North | Free

It’s a summertime social! With over 40 local makers and designers, this event is a great excuse to #ShopSmall and meet up with friends. With live music starting at 1 pm and a children’s interactive magic show at 3 pm, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Sunday, 7/25

Free Britney SF Rally

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Corner of Castro Street and Market Street | Free

Besides being a fantastic opportunity to support everyone’s favorite pop princess in her time of need, the #FreeBritney movement has the potential to make huge strides in the way our society views and treats mental health and disability issues, especially in women. And with the SSI Restoration Act coming down the pipeline, don’t think this is just a silly party – there’s real work that needs to be done to the systems of care in this country. So get out there and show some love to the woman who taught you how to lip sync in the mirror, and make your voice heard in support of others like her!

 

Flux Vertical Theatre Presents: DEVOUR

Shows at 6:00 pm & 9:00 pm | The Great Northern, 119 Utah Street | $20-55

Celebrating their return to live events AND Mz. K’s birthday, Flux Vertical Theatre is bringing you a FEAST of a pole dance exhibition. Featuring the talents of Mz. K herself, along with a cast of mind-bogglingly beautiful pole talent, you genuinely can’t afford to miss out on this sexy spectacle!

Monday, 7/26

The Return of Monday Night Hubba!

Doors at 8:00 pm, show at 9:00 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $10

The World-Famous Hubba Hubba Revue is bringing back their intimate Monday night shows – in a new, earlier time slot! Check out the tops in tease, and don’t forget to stick around afterward for free entry to Deathguild!

 

Mark Your Calendar for Next Week

Tuesday, 7/27 – Local Love Summer Art Festival

Thursday, 7/29 – Live Music at the Knockout

 

Rad Ongoing Events

Through 7/31 – Rich Silverstein: I Read the News Today Oh Boy

Every 2nd Friday – Circus of Sin

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.

1 Comment

  1. Drew
    July 21, 2021 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Given the outbreak at Winters Tavern last week amongst fully vaccinated people one might want to rethink this.

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