Party? On. Nightlife; it's alive!

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Tuesday June 22, 2021
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See (and tip!) gogo cutie David at Suavecito and Pan Dulce.
See (and tip!) gogo cutie David at Suavecito and Pan Dulce.

Person to person, get ready to party in places, not shelter in place. We're collectively emerging from our mostly masked, indoors, cautious and creative collabs, like Munchkins wooed out of hiding by Glinda.

Here are a few favorite returning annual and ongoing LGBT gatherings that are back, and got back. SF Pride's parade and Civic Center celebrations are not happening, but plenty of other events should keep you busy, bae.

June 25

Ghetto Disco @ The EndUp

Deanne and Phil B and Hawthorne DJ the return of the popular dance music night. $10-$250. Doors 12am, bar open 6am. 401 6th St. at Harrison.

Muévelo @ Que Rico, Oakland

Valentino Presents' new East Bay Latin club only opened last week, but is aleady a hit. Enjoy the new nightclub's weekly dance party with DJed grooves, drag divas, and gogo studs. $10 and up, 9:30pm-3am. 381 15th St., Oakland.

June 26

Bearracuda @ Public Works

Ursine dance party for the big and furry and their fans, with DJs David Harness and Paul Goodyear. $50. 9pm-3am. 161 Erie St.

Hard French @ El Rio

Carlos Souffront, Jeffrey Sfire, Brown Amy and Vin Sol spin R&B grooves on the patio at the historic Mission bar. $20. 2pm-7pm. 3158 Mission St.

June 26

Kool Aid @ the Endup

Whitney Mixter and MD's afternoon to evening women's event features DJs Lady Ryan, China G and Val G. $25. 2pm-7pm. 401 6th St. at Harrison.

Princess @ Oasis

The award-winning cabaret and drag nightclub is back! Enjoy the grand re-opening, and a new drag show cohosted by Kochina Rude and Lisa Frankenstein, with a dozen-plus performers, dancing and celebrations. $20. 10pm-3am. 298 11th St.

Project Rungay @ Dirty Habit

Kaikai Bee MCs a drag fashion show, with judges Empress Juanita MORE! and Emperor David Glamamore; brunch and unlimited cocktails. $150 and up. 1pm-4pm. 12 4th St.

Suavecito @ Space 550

Valentino Presents and Club Papi present a new weekly Latin dance night with DJs Mike, Mr. Bigggs, and Lola; Sonora Tropicana band, drag acts by Dorys, Ms.Lola, Delilah BeFierce and Betty Fresas; gogo guys galore, three dance rooms, outdoor lounge. $15-$25. 9:30pm-3am. 550 Barneveld Ave.

Disco Daddy returns to the SF Eagle.  (Source: Gooch)

June 27
Big Gay Pride Car Wash @ Alkali Rye, Oakland

The Baloney burlesque boys, gals and their pals provide a hilariously sexy in-car experiences, with food and drinks on sale. $30. 1pm-4pm.

Disco Daddy @ SF Eagle
DJ Bus Station John's groovy retro-disco, Hi-Nrg and R&B dance party returns with a seven-hour Pride celebration at the historic leather bar! $10. 7pm-2am. 398 Harrison St.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party @ Jones
Since 2005, the always sold-out popular event returns, with our reigning Empress as host, with a special performance by Kaleena Zanders. Proceeds benefit the SF Queer Nightlife Fund and SF's Imperial Court (See our interview with MORE! on page $30-$60. 12pm-10:30pm. 620 Jones St.

Pride @ Oasis
The award-winning cabaret and drag nightclub is back, with DJ Ion, a redesigned rooftop lounge. $5. 12pm-6pm. 298 11th St.

Sanctuary @ 55 Natoma
Gus Presents returns with an eight-hour Pride dance night, with DJs Micky Friedmann and Phil Romano, gogo studs, all in a new venue. $30-$60. 10pm-6am. 55 Natoma St.

Twisted @ The EndUp
Stay up late with DJ Paolo's 2am-sunrise set at the famed SoMa club. $45. Doors 2am; bar opens at 6am. 401 6th St. at Harrison.

June 30
Pan Dulce @ Beaux

The weekly Latin dance night returns, as have other events at the popular Castro nightclub. 2344 Market St.

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