Forward 11 Year Anniversary: M A N I K

Event has passed (Fri Apr 12, 2013 - Fri Apr 12, 2013)
The Great Northern
10pm - 5am
$16 - $20
Clubs, Music
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I would like to invite you all to join us at Mighty on April 12th to celebrate Forward's 11th Anniversary and my SF Farewell.
26 years ago I moved to SF, a young small town boy who was amazed by such a beautiful and free city. I fit right in to the San Francisco nightlife and learned a lot. I can proudly say I got a PHD in Nightlife in SF. The experiences I've had in SF will stay with me forever.

So many Great Memories...

Now I'm starting a new chapter and returning to Brazil. I'm headed to Sao Paulo to focus on working with the D-Edge club.

Eleven years ago, at the old Border Cantina in San Francisco now known as F8, Forward was born! It has been a long road, growing, learning, and moving Forward!

Forward SF is blessed to have received so much of San Francisco's love!

Thank you all for the support throughout the years! I can't wait to celebrate with you all.

To make the night even more special, MIGHTY has replaced its legacy RLA System with the first fully commissioned EAW Avalon Club.two® system in the country.

Main Room

M A N I K - [Ovum / Culprit – NYC]

SHINY OBJECTS - [Smoke N Mirrors / OM - SF]

ADNAN SHARIF - [Forward SF / Play / D-Edge]

BELLS & WHISTLES - [Four Sweaters]

Outside - Silent Disco

ATISH - [Play]

JDubya - [Pink Mammoth]


Silent disco has become a common name for a disco where people dance to music listened to on provided wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via an FM-transmitter!

Back Room

BENJAMIN VALLERY - [Slinky / Forward SF]


LISBONA - [Stretch]

LUIS READER aka Papalu - [Night Moves]

Visuals by Nina Mehta (Silhouette)

Altar and Fruit Banquet by Forward SF

Presales = $10 early-bird / $15 general admission (+ $1 service charge)
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Door = $10 before 11pm / $20 after

21+ / 10pm to 5am


M A N I K =

Shiny Objects =

Adnan Sharif =

Bells & Whistles =

Atish =

Star Kommand =

Jdubya =

Benjamin Vallery =

William Wardlaw =


>>>> M A N I K >>> Shiny Objects >>> Adnan Sharif <<<<

Son of Palestinian parents and Brazilian-born, Adnan Sharif immigrated to the USA in 1987 and found himself right at home in his new city, San Francisco. His DJ career started in 1995, playing his first gig with, "The Gathering," a legendary series of parties held in the San Francisco Bay Area. His musical styles include all genres of house music, ranging from deep to tech to minimal. Presently, Adnan Sharif is the resident DJ and promoter of Forward SF, a monthly event hosted in underground locations and clubs in SF.

Adnans Forward SF nights have blossomed with the reputation for creating warm, inclusive and soulful vibes that unite our people and celebrate diversity. His parties are known for their large-scale rollout of solid, consistently infectious vibes that cause an involuntary surrender to the dancing and love so embedded in the San Francisco makeup.

Working with other successful groups like Brazils D-Edge, San Franciscos listed, Seattles Uniting Souls and Tropical LA has helped Adnan spread the love evident in his events and in his sound, while also releasing work on labels such as: Smoke N Mirrors, Uniting Souls Music, Release Sustain, Rezongar Music, Area Sur Records, Temple Music Group, Tarantic Records and Jah Love Recordings.

He has shared the turntables with incredible DJs, encompassing talents like: Dixon, Pezzner, Abe Duque, Tanner Ross, Droog, Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, Hot Chip, Doc Martin, Jay TripWire, Terry Francis, Grant Dell, Mark Farina, Renato Ratier, Renato Lopez, Mau Mau, Luis Nieva, Miguel Silver, Jeno, Garth, Solar, Galen, Jbird and Lance Desardi.

He has played at internationally renowned parties, including standout
locations like: D-Edge, Warung, Cozumel Club and World Social Forum (all in Brazil), ComeUnity, The Gathering and Sunset parties, as well as the Bulletproof Boat Party and Power to the Peaceful Festival (all in San Francisco), Beijing (China), Red Noise (Venezuela) and the ACA World Sound Festival (Acapulco, Mexico).

In late 2000 Adnan Sharif began his journey into music production


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