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14 Oct 2022

Meet The Person Behind Robot Dance Party

When you’re lounging with your BiRite ice cream in Dolores Park on a perfect San Francisco afternoon, you’re bound to see The City’s legendary Robot Dance Party (RDP). Swaying Side to Side with 4 speakers on his belly, they’re usually surrounded by fellow dancers enjoying the music and gettin’ into

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27 Jul 2022

Sex Shop Owner to Run for Oakland City Council

Nenna Joiner is running for councilmember of Oakland’s District 4, a combination of hills and flatlands, wealth and wage workers. District 4 is home to an inarguably diverse voting range. It includes Montclair, Redwood Heights, Laurel, Glenview and the Dimond District, with California State Route 13 running up the middle.

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April Dawn Alison poses for a Polaroid.
20 Jul 2022

What Is Queer Pain? Understanding April Dawn Alison

Are we ready to take on queer pain? Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, Oakland artist and resident April Dawn Alison took a series of self-portraits on Polaroid film in voluminous cocoa wigs and rouge lips, in a PVC skirt and color-matched pumps, in bondage. The massive compilation

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01 Jul 2022

Anything But Silent: The San Francisco Mime Troupe Returns

When you think of a mime troupe, it’s easy for us to think of a group of folks who don’t speak while they act or mimic something in their movements. However, the San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT) is anything but silent. After 2 years away, they are ready for their

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11 May 2022

Love For This Club: A New Queer Collaborative Takes Off

Queer DJ collaborative Club Pansy was born in a San Francisco basement not long after the pandemic began. In March 2020, friends and roommates @aunteesam (Sam Pierce) and Andrew Sieving (@andrewsandiego) passed the indefinite lockdown learning to DJ their favorite styles of dance music. Together the pair invested in controllers,

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15 Mar 2022

Fresh Fun for Your Week Ahead!

Every Tuesday our subscribers get this awesome roundup in their inboxes. You should sign up right here to make sure you never miss a thing. This week is like a fresh breeze of new-new blowing through the Bay! We’ve got art installations opening, new venues to check out, and new

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10 Nov 2021

SOUND REMAINS: The Audiovisual Thrill You’ve Been Looking For

SOUND REMAINS organizer David Easlick seeded intrigue while discussing Thursday’s event, one in an ongoing series that combines both sonic and visual elements. Easlick aims to create a “saturated, interactive environment” that pushes boundaries among artists and attendees. “For me, the only way an event is interesting is if there

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14 Jan 2020

How Drag Pageants Have Changed! The 1990’s to the Digital Now

By Eddie Jen The last time I competed in a drag pageant, it was in the nineteen hundreds. The very late nineteen hundreds. And on my third try, I won the tiara. Afterward, one of the contestants stabbed me in the shoulder. OK, she pricked me. But it was intentional. That’s the

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