The Indiegogo campaign ( http://igg.me/at/sssh-anthology) will take place throughout July with a goal of raising $5,000 dollars. A mighty goal, we know, but this money will go towards printing costs and actually PAYING our 27 writers (amazing right?!). As a volunteer-run project, we really need your help.
How can you get involved?
1. Donate! Every dollar helps! If you have more than that, you can score an e-book for $7 or splurge for $20 gets and receive a gorgeously printed paperback of your very own. The prizes just get better from there.
2. If you can’t donate (or even if you can) Tag us, Share us, Spread the word!
July 31 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free—must sign up here: http://hook-online.com/rentu/sf/2014-july-31-badass-business-bootcamp
This class will focus on web-based tools that can provide more safety for you while doing your work and create a more effortless first point of contact with your clients as well as additional tips and tricks for overall safety and sustainability.
Discussion Points includes:
What are you selling? Knowing this is paramount to every decision in regards to your business.
What is YOUR brand and why this matters and how is creates an unbreakable foundation for your success.
Who is your client/market? Step by step guide to identifying your ideal client (niche market) and developing a way to speak directly to them in ways that create more rapport/chemistry in your advertising and put them at ease during the initial point of contact all the way through to your first meeting.
Understanding the headspace of a client and how that will lead to better results.
Putting the pieces together…Websites, content, imagery, advertising and how they work hand in hand with your ads to create a more effective way to address your potential market.
Facilitated by Donia Christine, Business coach, educator and activist and TT Baum
Thursday, July 31, 7pm, $10
About the film:
Pioneer filmmaker Cheryl Dunye returns with a sassy, raunchy, romantic sex comedy set in the edgy underground of Berlin where love and taboo affairs collide! Cute power femme Dylan (Lil Harlow) and studly hotel clerk Claudia (the sexy Papi Coxxx) are suffering from monogamous relationship blues. Hellbent to Claudia sets out on a gender-bending roller coaster-now as Claude-through a subversive Berlin sex club while her lover has threesomes with her best friend Teo (played by the incomparable Jiz Lee.) Everything comes to a climax when Dylan’s mother (world-renown sex educator Maggie Tapert) arrives in town hellbent on releasing some tension. Fun, provocative and interwoven with personal interviews, Mommy Is Coming is filled with sheer delight - in more ways than one!
Rope Dojo® in San Francisco CA, August 2014
Midori is presenting her fantastic weekend intensive rope bondage training
in San Francisco, August 2nd-3rd.
People of all skill levels will receive concentrated and multifaceted
instruction in rope play, including Japanese style of rope, Shibari.
Midori and her co-presenter, DeLano of DeLano Bound, will be joined by the
team of trained Dojo Cadre instructors. Learn solid skills, efficiency,
fluidity and style. Gain speed and confidence. Dive into psychological
nuance and discover how to design amazing scenes that make your pulse
race. Discover the heart and soul of the rope pleasures. There will be
significant sections on better bottoming skills and the bottom experience.
Curriculum if this concentrated weekend workshop is built upon the
Shin-Tou-Shu-Dou method. It includes 17+ hours of instruction with lots of
hands-on practice, and a Saturday night social / play / practice time.
I thoroughly recommend the Dojo to anyone who wants to know about rope in
kinky play. Trevor H. Jacques; author and kink researcher.
Attendance is limited
For info and to register: www.RopeDojo.com
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. between 9th and 10th
The Open Relationship Discussion Group is a friendly, moderated, guided discussion for anyone interested in consensual, non-monogamous relationships, based in the Mission Control community and led by open relationship coach Marcia Baczynski. We meet starting at 7:30pm and going to 9:30 with about half an hour of informal social time afterward. Doors open at 7:20. Suggested donation is $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds. Location TBD each month, until Mission Control gets our new permanent home. Check back here for topic and location each month.
Friday, 8/8, 7-10pm
THE RING OF FIRE ANTHOLOGY is a collection of the zine from the late 1990s by ET Russian, and features new material never before published. RING OF FIRE is honest, engaging, and ahead of its time.
Alternately emotional and erotic, funny and political, RING OF FIRE
captures the work and words of artists and leaders shaping disability
culture and history, and also tells the author’s story of healing from
a traumatic accident at a young age. A young feminist steeped in the
cultures of queer and punk, Russian embraced a cultural identity of
disability while writing RING OF FIRE. Years later, after discovering
the disability justice movement and getting a job in a hospital,
Russian examines what it means to be on the giving and receiving end of healthcare in the United States, and the challenges of working with a disability.
Through black and white ink drawings, comics, linoleum block print
portraits, essays and interviews this collection explores connections
between science, culture, bodies, disability justice, sex, class,
race, healing and the politics of work.
"The Ring of Fire Anthology is beautiful, sexy, and thought provoking
all at the same time. If ever you’ve needed stories, art, poetry, and
bad-ass rabble-rousing that connect disability and queerness, sexiness
and radical anti-capitalist politics, look no further. ET Russian’s
vivid work lives and breathes these connections.”
—Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride
August 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
Contact: Bernadette 415-672-4735
After the glitter: Glamorous self care for performers… Join Hunny Bunny for this unique workshop focused on stretching, relaxing and make up removal. Learn simple, natural mind and body techniques to keep your inner sparkle as bright as your costumes!
You will practice stretches/warm up and cool down techniques from the Barbary Coast’s very own Bendy Barbie… did you know that she is also a native and edible plant specialist?! Every participant will leave with a goodie bag full of readily available herbs, oils and potions that can be picked or purchased in your area.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop
Saturday, 8/9, 2-4pm
(usually 2nd Saturday of every month, 2-4pm)
Sliding scale $10-$20 (more if you can, less if you can’t, **nobody turned away** — if you’re broke you should still come write with us!)
Workshop facilitated by Gina de Vries
This is a writing workshop for current and former sex workers to share their writing and get honest, non-judgmental feedback. Workshop participants are not obligated to write exclusively about sex work, but writing about work in the sex industry (as well as writing about other topics) will be welcomed. This is a place where people can write and share about their sex work experiences without having to censor themselves or explain every detail. Beginning writers are encouraged to attend along with more seasoned wordsmiths.
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is all-genders. We define the term “sex worker” broadly, as people who have exchanged erotic labor for money/food/shelter, including but not limited to:
+Street and Survival Sex Workers
+Escorts and Personal Companions
+Sensual Massage and Sensual Body Work Providers
+BDSM workers; pro-dommes, subs, and switches
+Adult Film Actors; Porn Models and Performers; Nude Models; Cam Girls and Boys
+Exotic Dancers; Strippers; and Peep Show Workers
+Phone Sex Operators
+And many other Sex Workers and Adult Entertainers!
(If we’re forgetting your area of the industry in this definition, tell us!)
**Email questions, volunteer inquiries, etc, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
**While we can’t guarantee a scent-free space, we ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scented products to ensure that workshop members with chemical sensitivities can attend.
**We ask that our non-sex worker friends, lovers, partners, allies, and clients respect that this space is FOR SEX WORKERS ONLY.
INSTRUCTOR BIO: Gina de Vries is a genderqueer femme, a queer Paisan pervert, and a writer, performer, and activist with a long history doing political organizing in and with queer, trans and gender-variant, intersex, and sex worker communities. She co-edited the queer youth anthology [Becoming] with Diane Anderson-Minshall in 2004, and her publications include The San Francisco Bay Guardian, $pread, Curve, Coming & Crying, Take Me There: Trans & Genderqueer Erotica, and The Revolution Starts at Home. Gina is the founder and co-curator (with Elena Rose and Julia Serano) of “Girl Talk: a trans & cis woman dialogue,” a spoken-word show fostering and promoting dialogue about relationships of all kinds between non-trans and trans women. She has performed, taught, and lectured everywhere from chapels to leatherbar backrooms, and university appearances include Harvard University and Yale University. Find out more at ginadevries.com, and keep track of her on the daily at queershoulder.tumblr.com
When: Saturday, August 9, from 7:30 PM to 9:30, doors open 6:30
How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.
Naked Girls Reading: Dearly Departed
Sunday, August 10, 8pm
Tickets on sale here:
($20 or two for $35—$25 at the door)
Reading selections from recently-departed wordsmiths!
(Sadly CQ will not be reading this time!)
August 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
Learn how to radiate onstage and command your audience with just a look or flick of the wrist! This class is designed to help you get into your skin so you can own the stage. Through dance and choreography, we’ll explore what’s it’s like to be in your body, learn how it moves and what stage presence physically feels like. Funny, educational, and good for all levels of movers, Alotta teaches you how to expand your presence and take up space while making you laugh, shimmy, shake, bump, grind, and have a damn good time. Wear your dance clothes. Heels welcome but not required.
Saturday, 8/16, doors 8:00pm . show 9:00pm
DragStrip presents the 19th Annual
SAN FRANCISCO DRAG KING CONTEST
Drag King Competition in the World
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
doors 8:00pm . show 9:00pm
Somarts, 934 Brannan St, btw 8th and 9th St
Pets Are Wonderful Support
Purchase tickets NOW!: http://sfdragkingcontest.com/tickets.html
$35 VIP ticket with seating
$20 General Admission
OR: Advance tix available at
Retro Fit Vintage, 910 Valencia Street,
Mr. S, 385 8th Street
415 / 661- 1260
"One of the most boisterous parties of the year" - SF Chronicle
"Sexy, campy, dragalicious, professionally executed and full of talent" - SF Bay Times,
"Prepare to be amazed by the variety, astounded by the veracity, and properly impressed by the figurative and literal balls on display." - SF Guardian
Fudgie Frottage & DragStrip Productions present the 19th Annual San Francisco Drag King Contest- The Biggest Drag King Competition in the Universe!! This “only in San Francisco” annual event blasts off into the Final Frontier with a Sci-Fi themed show - a sizzling summer night of swaggering cockitude exhibiting the Bay Area’s renown cornucopia of Sex and Drag and Rock & Roll. The eagerly-awaited contest packs the proscenium with primping, preening and “packing” performers of all persuasions, eager to crown the 2014 SF Drag King at SOMArts Cultural Center - 934 Brannan St. (btw’n. 8th & 9th Sts.) in SF 94103 Sat., August 16, 2014 - One Night Only! Doors open at 8:00 / Show at 9:00 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance / $25.00 at the door. General Admission and $35.00 VIP. Limited show seating is available online at http://www.sfdragkingcontest.com/tickets.html Advance tickets are available in San Francisco at Retro Fit Vintage, 910 Valencia St.; and at Mr. S Leather, 385 8th St. For more info call 415-282-2363
The San Francisco Drag King Contest has evolved into a huge community event where artists of all disciplines, including gender illusionists, film stars, burlesque legends and more, leave their mark on the stage like dogs in heat. Expect to see everything from lip-synching to mud wrestling to “other talents” that might make even the savviest viewer of cable access TV blush with delight. The show is produced and co-emceed by impresario Fudgie Frottage, aka: ‘The Man with the Biggest Balls in Show Business.’ Sister Roma - one of the most outspoken and universally recognized members of the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence once again offers divine inspiration and sexually-charged perspiration as co-emcee.
This year, in celebration of our 19th star-studded year The San Francisco Drag King Contest will feature rock legend, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go’s, aka comicon’s Lady Robotika and Mo B. Dick, the star of John Water’s “Pecker”.
The theme is dedicated to burlesque non-ingenue Klingon Vanna White, who is celebrating her 50th Birthday by performing her infamous Shattered act, a tribute to William Shattner. A veritable Cavalcade of Kings will also grace the stage — performances by past SF Drag King winners including favorites Leigh Crow (Vice Palace, artist formerly known as Elvis Herselvis), old skool rappers?The Momma’s Boyz (SFDK’05), Arty Fishal (SFDK’98) DeeDee Luxe (from NY’s The Box, Fassbender’s “Shame” and Joaquin Phoenix’ “The Immigrant”), Fella-Fem (SFDK’08), Hamm Graham, (SFDK‘10) GQ Society (SFDK’11)), Kit Tapata (Mr. Gay ‘11) and more TBA. They all will be on board to keep the testosterone-fueled show pumping. This year’s DJ’s are Simone & Davide aka DJ DIE.
Most of all, the Drag King Contest would not be complete without the contestants! Contestants are judged on talent, creativity, studliness, sex appeal, originality, humor, make-up/facial hair and fashion. We are always looking for contestants. If you think you have what it takes to “measure up”, email email@example.com July 15, 2014. This year our illustrious panel of nationally known celebrity judges, includes: Jane Weidlin, Mo B. Dick, Princess Pandora of 107.7 The Bone’s “Ask A Hot Chick” and San Francisco Drag King Contest titleholder, Arty Fishal SFDK’98.