Castro Street between 18th and 19th Streets
Featuring: Big Dipper, Spice Queers, Cheer San Francisco, San Francisco Lesbian / Gay Freedom Band, SF LA Queer Nightlife, The Monster Show, New Conservatory Theatre Center Presents Avenue Q, Siobhan Aluvalot, Fou Fou Ha!, Ms. Jackson, and hosted by Carnie Asada and Miss J.
|12:10pm||San Francisco Lesbian / Gay Freedom Band|
|12:40pm||Fou Fou Ha!|
|1:10pm||The Monster Show|
|1:45pm||Board of Directors & Esteemed Guests|
|2:00pm||Cheer San Francisco|
|2:30pm||New Conservatory Theatre Center Presents Avenue Q|
|2:55pm||The Monster Show|
|3:30pm||SF LA Queer Nightlife|
Emcee: Carnie Asada
Carnie Asada is a fixture in the San Francisco drag scene known for her sharp wit, biting humor, sultry fashion, and mastery over mic as an emcee. You can find her at Beaux every Thursday night for My So Called Night, a 90’s dance/drag party. She hosts Lips & Lashes Drag Brunch every Saturday at Lookout and #Blessed Cabaret every Sunday at The Port Bar in Oakland.
Emcee: Miss J
If you can’t find Jaylyn Abergas twirling hair at her salon Smoke & Mirrors, then you will probably find her twirling her long legs at local bars and clubs as her drag persona MISS J. She has performed on the Pride Main Stage three years in a row acting and dancing. She played Suki in The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, an immersive play depicting the riots in the 60s that started the gay liberation movement. Jaylyn has also acted in Queer AF, at the Bindlestiff Studio for the Queer Arts Festival. Also in 2018, Jaylyn was crowned Carnaval Royale, the first time a transgender person was recognized at Carnaval, a SF Mission celebration. She has devoted her life to trans visibility and hopes to show the world that trans people are beautiful, are talented, and are lovable.
Ms. Jackson is a dance floor filling, dirty beat making, club DJ igniting parties all across the U.S., Canada and Europe spinning Club, House and Global Bass. Her powerful sets have won her residencies in San Francisco, Oakland and guest spots at many top clubs in Los Angeles, Ibiza, Vienna, Houston, and Vancouver B.C. Residing in San Francisco, Ms. Jackson has built a large community of fans performing at prestigious venues including Public Works, Oasis, The Midway, Love & Propaganda, 1015 Folsom, Rickshaw Stop and Temple. “I owe a lot of my success to being focused on the music, to give fans something special and staying humble.” In addition to her moniker Ms. Jackson produces music and DJs under her alter ego, DRTYBTCH. A music experience she created to promote sexual expression, empowerment and positive body type. “We’re in a sexual renaissance right now where the lines of gender and identity are being redefined. No matter what gender, size, or identify, our music speaks to sexual freedom which is a very powerful thing.” In 2018, she joined her music soul mate, Skylar Love to become an epic DJ duo, BOIGRL. Both sonically fueled by club and house music they crossed paths while DJing at parties in San Francisco and Vancouver B.C. Their souls drawn to UK house, Bass House, Jersey Club, Baltimore Club and underground sounds. Together they bring an infectious energy to the dance floor with their cutting edge music and good vibes. Ms. Jackson is currently producing remixes and original tracks for the second DRTYBTCH EP. BOIGRL finished up their RATED Q TOUR in September hitting San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Winnipeg Pride festivals.
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Band
The SFLGFB was founded by Jon Reed Sims in 1978 as the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps. Sims, born in Smith Center, Kansas, was a musician and performer who formed the band in response to Anita Bryant‘s anti-gay campaign in the late 1970s. Upon its founding in 1978, it became the first openly-gay musical group in the world. In successive years, Sims created the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, Lambda Pro Musica orchestra (now defunct), and encouraged the formation of the Big Apple Corps GLBT band in New York by Nancy Corporon and The Great American Yankee Freedom Band of Los Angeles by Wayne Love.
Fou Fou Ha!
Fou Fou Ha! is San Francisco’s premiere cartoon cabaret ensemble mixing dance theater, character interaction and a bedazzled fashionista trixter magic. Since 2001, the Fous have activated events with a neo-Vaudeville edge, developed and toured 6 full-length stand-alone theatrical and interactive game shows, and brought play and the absurd to events across the nation having recently sprouted squads in New York, Portland ands Austin! Described as having a Fosse precision with a Jim Henson sensibility, Fou Fou Ha! truly represents the mashup of San Francisco avante-drag mixed with a sex-positive political clown edge and a fashion-forward paradigm-blender with a twist of party monster. Part garish colors, part contemporary sacred Fool archetype, part dance company and inhibition annihilators. Welcome to the Fou dimension…enjoy the ride!
The Monster Show is the Castro’s longest running drag show having just celebrated our 13th anniversary! You can find us every Thursday night at The Edge at 10pm. The Monster Show was originated by the late, great Cookie Dough and DJ MC2. The show is currently hosted by Sugah Betes, Sue Casa, & Laundra Tyme and proudly lives up to its title of San Francisco’s Most Ridiculous Drag Show.
Cheer San Francisco
Founded in 1980, CHEER San Francisco® is an all-volunteer group and the Official Cheer Team of the City and County of San Francisco. CHEER San Francisco has thrilled crowds around the globe, generating thousands of dollars in philanthropic donations. To date, CHEER SF has raised and distributed more than $350,000 to organizations that support community members living with life challenges such as HIV/AIDS and Cancer. CHEER SF is a program of the CHEER For Life Foundation.
New Conservatory Theatre Center Presents Avenue Q
The mission of New Conservatory Theatre Center is to champion innovative, high-quality productions & educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer & allied communities to effect personal & societal growth, enlightenment and change. Our vision is that theatre is a community event and a way to build community. Check out New Conservatory Theatre Center’s current production, Red Scare on Sunset! McCarthyism’s got nothing on Mary in the outrageously funny and ironically timely parody, Red Scare on Sunset by the Master of Camp, Charles Busch. It’s 1950’s Hollywood and the Cold War is about to come knocking on silver-screen star Mary Dale’s palatial front door. When the Communist party threatens to destroy everything Mary holds dear, she must rally to defend her marriage, Hollywood and the American way. Playing at New Conservatory Theatre Center Sept 21 – Oct 21 with special pre-show drag performances on Thursday nights!
SF LA Queer Nightlife
SF LA Queer Nightlife started as a guide to queer events in California back in 2014. Our mission is to keep our community together by allowing ourselves to be resources for local events, inclusion, and highlighting/donating to local active nonprofits who are doing the work that we believe makes our community a better place.
Spice Queers are 4 powerful individuals; Yves Saint Croissant (Creature,) Persia (Drag Queen Story Hour,) Jaylyn “Miss J” (Trans Activist) and Siobhan Aluvalot (Stud Owner) who in the name of queer love combine forces for very special occasions. Always upbeat and unabashedly pop, they’re bound to put some pep in your step and make you scream “Queer Power!” Haus of Hoe produces a monthly show both at the Stud and El Rio committed to booking queer and trans artists of color and delivering “sex positive dance and daring drag.”
Siobhan Aluvalot is one of the brightest personalities in San Francisco’s nightlife scene. A long-time San Francisco resident and artist, DJ, Spice Queer, 1/18th of the Stud Collective. As resident dj at Vivvy’s Grand Opening, she at The Stud every 2nd Friday. Some of her other recent Dj appearance include Pound Puppy at The Eagle, Bay Area Now 8 at YBCA, and Daytime Realness at El Rio. Whether you encounter her behind the decks, on the stage, installing a show, or behind the curtain facilitating an event; you will feel Aluvalot’s energy, authenticity, and commitment to the spaces she moves through. And in the fashion of fashion, the self-proclaimed party girl will be doing it all running in heels!
BIG DIPPER is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based recording artist. His big boy style, outrageous songs, and live shows have made him the go-to bear of raunchy internet rap. Big Dipper has an extensive catalog of viral music videos and songs, including his 2017 ode to sparkling water “LaCroix Boi”. Known for his creative video concepts, you can find him portraying a ravenous boy scoutin “Meat Quotient,” an oversized banana in “Chunkita,” a mermaid in “Vibin,” and much more on his youtube channel: youtube.com/BigDipperMusic. Noisey called Big Dipper’s life “an ongoing party full of … cute outfits, fierce rhymes, eating candy behind DJ booths, and a ton of hard work.” A perfect description for the rapper and DJ, who delivers an impressive stage show that features choreographed dance routines, costume changes, and twisted song covers. Big Dipper’s live show has been performed all over the United States, and in Canada, Australia, Iceland, France, Amsterdam, and Sweden. Big Dipper has been featured in Details Magazine, Huffington Post, Next Magazine, Pitchfork, Out, Rolling Stone, A.V. Club, NPR, Paper, and Red Eye Chicago; not to mention a youtube series with WOW presents, his poppin Instagram feed, and as a host for Streets by Vice. Big Dipper can also be heard co-hosting his podcast “unBEARable with Big Dipper and Meatball” on Revry, and his music can be streamed on all digital platforms.