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SFGay’s Pride Guide 2007

Pride For All

Break out your rainbow flags and party hats folks, it’s Pride time! But, the San Francisco Pride Celebration is about much more than partying. Pride is a wholly interactive experience, and the entire month of June is packed with loads of special events and parades in addition to the weekly parties that locals have come to love. SF Gay has highlighted the rest of the month for you and picked out the events best designed to give you the most complete Pride experience.

Here is the list of official Pride events:

June 15 Friday:
5:40pm - Pride Week Kick-Off Celebration & Rainbow Flag Raising @ City Hall

June 16 Saturday:
9pm - Bibi: SF Pride Middle-Eastern Style @ Club Eight

June 21 Thursday:
8pm - Here’s Where I Stand: The 29th Annual Pride Concert @ First Unitarian Universalist Church

June 22 Friday:
3pm - Trans March Celebration @ Dolores Park
7pm - Trans March 2007 @ Dolores & 19th Streets
7pm - The 16th Annual Uniform and Leather Ball @ the War Memorial
8pm - Here’s Where I Stand: The 29th Annual Pride Concert @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
9pm - Girl Pride 2007 @ Sound Factory

June 23 Saturday:
7am - Pink Triangle Installation and Commemoration Ceremony @ Twin Peaks
11am - 9th Annual Pride Brunch @ Hotel Whitcomb
12pm - 37th Annual Pride Celebration @ Civic Center
3pm - Dyke March Celebratioin @ Dolores Park
7pm - San Francisco Men’s Spanking Party @ the Power Exchange
7pm - The 15th Annual Dyke March @ Dolores & 18th Streets
7pm - Mo’Butta @ Mighty
8pm - Puttin’ On The Ritz @ the SF Design Center

June 24 Sunday:
10:30am - 37th Annual Pride Parade along Market Street
6:30pm - FRESH! @ Ruby Skye
7pm – The W: The Official After Pride Party @ Club Eight
8pm – Club Papi – Pride A Deeper Love (Latin After Stage Party) @ DNA Lounge

Aside from the officially sanctioned events, there are also a bunch of other celebrations around town that will both educate and entertain. There is literally something every night for every one.

Event Name: Underwear Night
What: Check Your Clothes At The Door And Enjoy Nightly Drink Specials
When: Every Monday
Venue: 440 Castro
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.the440.com

Event Name: Manic Mondays
What: Dance To Your Favorite 80’s Records While Cruising The Scene At The Bar
When: Every Monday
Venue: The Bar On Castro
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.thebarsf.com

Event Name: Trannyshack
What: San Francisco’s World Famous, Weekly Drag Bonanza
When: Every Tuesday
Venue: The Stud
Cost: $7
More Info: http://www.trannyshack.com

Event Name: Mad To Live
What: Learn About The Beat Movement And Its Effects On The Lgbtq Community
When: Every Wednesday Starting June 13
Venue: San Francisco Main Library
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.sfpl.org

Event Name: Wilde Boys
What: Re-Live Victorian England With Oscar Wilde’s Famous Rent Boys
When: Thursdays - Sundays; May 24th - June 27.
Venue: New Conservatory Theatre, 25 Van Ness Ave
Cost: $28
More Info: http://www.nctcsf.org

Event Name: Take Me Out
What: The Award-Winning Play Will Be Performed Throughout Pride Month
When: Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday In June
Venue: The New Conservatory Theatre
Cost: $22 - $34
More Info: http://www.nctcsf.org

Event Name: Fresh Meat
What: A Queer Cabaret Featuring Spoken Word Performances And Dance Troupes
When: Thursday, June 14 - Saturday, June 16
Venue: Odc Theater
Cost: $15
More Info: http://www.freshmeatproductions.org

Event Name: Frat Friday
What: Get Down With The Hottest College Boys In Town
When: Every Friday
Venue: N’touch Dance Club
Cost: $2
More Info: http://www.ntouchsf.com

Event Name: Fag Friday
What: The End-Up’s Weekly Dance-Athon
When: Every Friday
Venue: The Endup
Cost: $20
More Info: http://www.fagfridays.com

Event Name: Club Dragon
What: A Gay Asian Paradise
When: Every Friday
Venue: Eight Nightclub & Lounge
Cost: Free Before 10pm
More Info: http://www.clubdragonsf.com

Event Name: Naught But Pirates
What: A Solo Swish And Swashbuckling Adventure
When: Friday, June 8 - Saturday, June 30
Venue: Exit Theatre
Cost: $12 - $20
More Info: http://www.theexit.org

Event Name: Frameline31
What: The San Francisco International Lgbt Film Festival
When: Thursday, June 14 - Sunday, June 24
Venue: The Castro Theatre, Roxie Film Center, Victoria Theatre & Parkway Theatre
Cost: $7 - $90
More Info: http://www.frameline.org

Event Name: Cockblock
What: A Monthly Dance Party For The Queer Community
When: Friday, June 15
Venue: Fat City
Cost: $6
More Info: http://www.cockblocksf.com

Event Name: 29th Annual Pride Concert
What: The Sf Gay Men’s Chorus Sings In This Annual Concert
When: Thursday, June 21 - Friday, June 22
Venue: First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center
Cost: $15 - $45
More Info: http://www.sfgmc.org

Event Name: Trans March!
What: Trans March Festivities
When: Friday, June 22
Venue: Dolores Park
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.transmarch.org

Event Name: 28th Annual Pride Run
What: A 5k And 10k Run For Charity
When: Saturday, June 23
Venue: Golden Gate Park
Cost: Pre-Registration Required
More Info: http://www.priderun.sffrontrunners.org

Event Name: 37th Sf Pride Celebration
What: Booths, Dance Floors, Stages And More
When: Saturday, June 23
Venue: San Francisco Civic Center
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.sfpride.org

Event Name: 15th Annual Dyke March
What: The Annual Dyke March
When: Saturday, June 23
Venue: Dolores Park
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.thedykemarch.org

Event Name: Queen: The Party
What: Presented By Energy 92.7 & Gay.Com)
When: Saturday, June 23
Venue: Pier 27
Cost: $45
More Info: http://www.queentheparty.com

Event Name: Truth Or Dare
What: Sf’s Largest Underground Pride Party, And The Only One That’s 18 & Over
When: Saturday, June 23
Venue: Gingerbread Warehouse
Cost: $20
More Info: http://www.truthordaresf.com

Event Name: Rebel Girl
What: Rock Out With Femmes, Dykes, Bois & More At The Monthly Dance Party
When: Saturday, June 23
Venue: Rickshaw Stop
Cost: $7
More Info: http://www.rebelgirlsf.com

Event Name: SF Pride March
What: The Big Event
When: Sunday, June 24
Venue: Market Street
Cost: Free
More Info: http://www.sfpride.org

Event Name: Pride T-Dance @ Fresh!
What: End Pride In Style At Ruby Skye
When: Sunday, June 24
Venue: Ruby Skye
Cost: $20 - $25
More Info: http://www.freshsf.com