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Pride parties: Celebrate, dance and enjoy

by David-Elijah Nahmod

Sundance Saloon's weekend full of dancing.
Sundance Saloon's weekend full of dancing.  

There's a lot going on for Pride weekend before and after the parade. Here's a select list of just some of the weekend's events for those who want to party, dance and enjoy some nightlife talents.

FRI 22

The Gay Husbands of San Francisco Pride Party @ Oasis
Kick off Pride weekend with The Gay Husbands of San Francisco and benefit the LGBT Asylum Project. Walk the red carpet, get signed photos with the cast, watch season one, and bid in the international bachelor auction. 298 11th Street, $30-50 6-11pm

The Gay Husbands of San Francisco Pride Party @ Oasis  

SAT 23

Juanita MORE! Nighttime @ SVN West
Drag icon Juanita MORE! celebrates her 15th year of hosting Pride parties by throwing a huge bash the night before her legendary Sunday party. Join MORE! at SVN West, formerly the famed Fillmore West, for a night of dancing under the stars on the SVN roof deck. Music will be provided by an all queer line-up: Gavin Rayna Russom (LCD Soundsystem), Kim Ann Foxman (Fire House), Jasmine Infiniti (New World Dysorder) and the House of MORE! Proceeds to benefit TRUTH (Trans Youth). 10 South Van Ness Ave., $45 10pm-4am

Polyglamorous Pride @ Oasis
Join Polyglamorous for an afternoon of outdoor dancing on the Oasis rooftop deck with DJ Minx (Women on Wax-Detroit), Vicki Powell (Deep South-Atlanta plus Major, Mark O'Brien, and BEYA (Polyglamorous). 298 11th Street, $15-30 3-9pm

Sundance Saloon Pride @ Hotel Whitcomb
Enjoy country-western line-dancing with pride, for beginners and experienced dancers. $12. 7:30pm-12am. 1231 Market St. Sunday, June 24 with an outdoor dance floor at Pride, Golden Gate St. near Larkin (11am-6pm); then evening dancing again at the Hotel, $8, 6pm-10pm.

Swagger Like Us: SF Pride @ Mezzanine
Featuring TS Madison, Cakes Da Killa, DavOmakesbeats, Jibbz, Micahtron, India Sky, Kelly Lovemonster and more. Pre-sale tickets have ended. $40 at the door, cash only. 444 Jessie St, 9pm.

Juanita MORE!s Pride Party @ Jones photo: Gooch  

The Playground:
Hip Hop vs. House @ Club BNB, Oakland

Featuring Love and Hip Hop New York's J. Adrienne. 500 people will get a Club BNB VIP card, pride drink specials, go-go dancers and performances, free food, plus two dance floors with DJ Rum Hip Hop and DJ Demarco House. 2129 Broadway, Oakland. 9-pm-4am.

Pink Saturday @ Beaux
Wearing pink is urged for the annual Pride party at Beaux. The party starts early with DJ Guy Ruben whooping you up into a frenzy at 4pm. Arrive early for the 5pm meet and greet with Sharon Needles, with photo op provided by Gooch. Live drag show with Needles and Au Jus at 6:30 pm. NYC DJ Colby B spins at 9pm. 2433 Market St.

SUN 24

Juanita MORE! Sunday Daytime Party @ Jones
Perhaps Pride's most anticipated events, MORE!'s Sunday Daytime Party features Horse Meat Disco featuring Severino, CarrieOnDisco and La Maison de Munro. Online pre-sale tickets have sold out, but a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. 620 Jones Street, $45 12-7pm.

Pride On The Patio @ SF Eagle
Hundreds of half naked bodies will gyrate to the throbbing beats of the SF Eagle All Star Disco Lineup (12pm7pm), all leading up to Disco Daddy Pride, with DJ Bus Statioon John, 7pm-12am. 398 12th Street.

5-Year Anniversary @ Driftwood  

Pride VIP Party @ City Hall Rotunda
What started off years ago as a casual cool respite from the sun and crowds has become the must-attend event for Pride Sunday. The dramatic staircase of City Hall becomes a hangout to see and be seen, plus the staging area for performances by the SF Gay Men's Chorus and other groups. This year, the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, presented by the Dutch Consulate of San Francisco ¬-a massive gown composed of international flags¬- will be worn and shown off at the party, where food, an open bar, and DJed music in three rooms all add to the flair. $60-$85. 2pm-5pm. Tickets at

The Stud Is So Proud Of You @ Stud
A big, all-day Pride Party, featuring DJs, London Jade, Chelsea Starr, Ajai Nicole, Adam Kraft, GossipCat, Jordee, plus drag shows throughout the day. 399 9th Street. 2-9pm.

Hard French Hearts Los Homos Pride Party @ Mezzanine
Mezzanine's 8th annual Pride Party with a bewitching Alley Party, a fabulous DJ line up, hosts Dulce de Leche and Lil Miss Hot Mess, plus live performances by Shopping and the great disco diva Evelyn "Champagne" King. $25-35. 444 Jessie St. 3-11pm (Block party from 3-8pm)

5-Year Anniversary @ Driftwood
Feeling a bit not-exactly gay? Want to avoid the Civic Center crowds? Stop by Driftwood. SoMa's gayest straight bar, for their five-year celebration, with the Dudes And Disco DJ crew. 12pm-11pm. 1225 Folsom St.

SF Pride Tap Takeover @ Jersey Restaurant
For an off-the-calendar relaxing time, stop by Jersey Restaurant in downtown San Francisco to taste their Pride-themed beers: Black Hammer's Sparkle Pony Belgium Blonde Ale, Laughing Monk's Sister Amor Hazy IPA, and other brand's celebratory Pride batches. Partial proceeds from your beers go to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center. Jersey, 145 Second St.

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