Join Comfort & Joy on Halloween/Samhain weekend for our most dazzling Castro block party yet at the fourth 'Glow in the Streets'!
Our splendid line-up to give you life on the dance floor:
Synthe Tigers - Allen Craig & Sergio Fedasz Make Disco-Infused House Tracks for the Discerning Dancefloor!
RAWR They are excited to be DJing for their Comfort & Joy Family!
This year's stage performances TBA.
DONATION/FREE ENTRY STICKER
For all this we're only asking for a $10 donation (please donate more if you can though - our actual costs per person at full capacity will probably be around $20). Your donation not only helps C&J continue to support local artists and special events, but will also get you a SPECIAL STICKER for FREE ENTRY to Lookout Nightclub!
You can also VOLUNTEER to help us produce this special event!
Sign-up here: https://comfortandjoy.ivolunteer.com/glow_2021
This year's stage performances hosted by the fabulous Mama Dora will feature:
Jocquese Whitfield (SirJoQ), legendary SF vogue dancer/choreographer/MC/instructor - highlighted on MTV's hit show 'The Real World' - his career is steeped in freestyle hip-hop improvisation as well as modern, classical and Diasporic dance traditions.
Special guest from Chicago, drag and burlesque star Otter Chaos - the beyond binary, bearded ballerina that lives somewhere between king and queen, horror and cosplay, classical elegance and raw sexuality.
A triage of cosmic talent from the beloved Liam Ocean, Vertel Jackson and Llano River Blue, giving you all sorts of neon wheel grandness and circus love.
The evening's finale will be a spectacular GayGlo Guerrilla Theater blacklight performance called "Journey to Earth" from the windows above the party, led by original organizers Chickpea, Jason Smart, Alex Robinson and DJ TomCat, plus supporting staff - you don't want to miss it!
For nearly two decades, GayGlo Guerrilla Theater was an infamous hallmark of the Castro's radical queer culture, shutting down streets and delighting thousands of spectators with its amazing blacklite performances and saucy commentary. We're excited to be able to honor this Castro legend and offer you a beautiful, fun-packed night of revelry and community!
We'll also be serving up tons of amazing art from our grand empress of neon Chickpea (Brian Busta), as well as Bernadette Bohan, Denis Dermadi Bebek, Joshua Katz, Hunter Fox, David Ng, Danny Ryan, Oscar Gallegos and more!
To sparkle up your own looks, bask in beautiful neon face/body paint from the talented Kamran Adib and Joia De Vita
Lastly, to capture all of your glory we'll have roaming photography by the masterful Kidd With A Camera and dayglow photo-op hotspots by our own beloved resident Dot
Come strut your best look: you could win prizes and be chosen as one of this year's 'Glow Quings'! (queer queen + king)
1ST PRIZE - $100
2ND PRIZE - 2 tickets to our mega NYE Afterglow party (12/31)
3RD PRIZE - $25 gift card to La Mediterranee
[Please no headdresses or other cultural appropriation!!]
For all this we're only asking for a $10 donation (please donate more if you can though - our actual costs per person at full capacity will probably be around $20).
Your donation not only helps C&J continue to support local artists and special events, but will also get you a SPECIAL STICKER for a DRINK DISCOUNT at Flores (the party's alcohol provider) as well as other nearby venues (exact details being finalized, TBA)
Space is limited so get your donation ticket today!
You can also VOLUNTEER FOR FREE ENTRY and to help us produce this special event!
Sign-up here: https://comfortandjoy.ivolunteer.com/glow_2019
GLOW IN THE STREET ILLUSTRATION BY KLIFFORD GANANCIAL
DJ D aka Denise
From her meteoric rise in the San Francisco underground scene in the late-1990s under the guise DJ D, to now in her 20th year of DJing, Denise has played thousands of events and at most venues in San Francisco. She has traveled from Miami to Hawaii and everywhere in between, spreading her unique energy and style. Her nonchalant fader flicks and mixer tricks combined with seemingly effortless beatmatching skills are intriguing to many trainspotting fans.
Denise also runs Mizumo Music, a quality label for house music. This Bay Area label boasts over 160 releases from local and international artists alike. Her music productions have been licensed by well-respected artists and labels including Ministry of Sound, DJ Shortee, Simply Jeff and Epiphyte Record's "LovEvolution," the official 2009 CD for San Francisco's street festival modeled after Germany's infamous Love Parade.
In 2013, Denise was hand-picked by Insomniac's Discovery Project to perform at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, one of the largest festivals in the U.S. Despite her lengthy curriculum vitae, her favorite annual gig remains in the heart of San Francisco during Pride, where both old and new friends unite for an afternoon of dancing under the sun. When she's not DJing, you can find Denise working at an Emergency Department in Oakland, CA. It is evident that her mission in life is to save lives, both on and off the dance floor.
Affiliations :?Imagine Unity/Footnote
DJ Val G
Bay Area local, Val G has been spinning for over 10 years as a staple in the queer community.
Inspired by DJ legends such as Jam Master J and Beat Junkie, and Mr Choc, Val G. has played with a range of artists including Tha Dogg Pound's Warren G, lady legends Eve & Lil' Kim, and Bay Area Natives such as E-40 & Too Short.
DJ Val G. plays strictly organic beats, breathing new life into the crowd with each revolving record. Live and listening, her fans range from devout music lovers, to movers, shakers, even love makers, and her quest to move the crowd continues.
Producer of VIDA - a social lounge & dance party for all Queer LGBTQ women who love women and their friends at Holy Cow, SF. Resident DJ of VICE TUESDAYS - Your Weekly Queer Dance Party in the heart of the Castro. Located at Qbar, 456 Castro St., SF
Hil Huerta was introduced to club music in the early 80s by his cousin, Eddie Garcia (aka Eddie Def). He began DJing on a set of used decks when he was 11 years old.
By 1986, while still in middle school, Hil had begun throwing and promoting parties, playing a mix of freestyle, hip hop and early house music.
Mil's drive and love of dance music has not abated. Now one of the Bay Area's top promoters and still a top-notch DJ, Hil is known for his electric house music sets, ranging from funky cuts to electro-fueled tech house to progressive grooves. "Of course", says Hil, "I still have all of my old stuff, so you never know when I might throw in something classic".
Of course, all of his musical diversity serves a purpose. While some DJ's will play a singular type of music to a crowd that's not enjoying it, Hil has a deeper appreciation for dancers and wants to make sure everyone has a good time. As he says, "I play every level of house music, just to keep the crowd moving".
In his continuing quest to keep the crowd moving, Hil divides his time between DJing, running a successful promotions company, and work in the studio. He is currently producing music with Homero Espinosa of Yerba Buena Discos.
Residencies & Major Bookings: Club 1015, SF / EndUP, SF / Mighty, SF / SF LoveFest & AfterPaty / Bill Grahm Civic, SF / Space 550, SF /Ultra Music Festival, Miami / Paradise Lounge, SF / Sno Drift, SF / Whisper, SF / 330 Ritch, SF / Shadow Lounge, SF / Agave, Concord / The Taragon, Sunnyvale / Malate, Phillipines / Etd.POP Bill Grahm Civic, SF / Kelly's Mission Rock, SF / Cine Space, LA / Crash Mansion, LA / The Hudson Theater, San Bernadino / Hotel Shelly, Miami / Gift Center Pavilion, SF / Craneway Pavilion, Richmond (SF Area)
DJ Aili EPK
Aili's star power first ignited when she won a DJ contest at Club Avalon in San Francisco in 1998. Since then, she's held residencies at BOSS750, Club 1015, Sno-Drift, Space 550, and is a frequent guest DJ at KYLD 94.9 FM. She's passionate about Deep House, Sexy House, Tech House, and Progressive Trance. By day, she's a Senior Audio Producer at Pandora, and she's also composed music at EA for The Sims. Aili may change her hair color often, but two things that always stay the same are her warm and friendly smile and love of good beats.