Still not sure what to do on Pride Sunday, other than stay at home with your cat, a bottle of fume blanc, and Donna Sachet on TV? Then check out one of these stupendous and pleasantly out-of-the-way dance parties happening. Each one promises to be (relatively) attitude-free and reasonably priced. You're welcome. They are:
- Gemstone: Simple enough, no? Come listen to Myles Cooper and Baron (of the kneecap-shatteringly brilliant High Fantasy) spin some of the sweetest sounds this city has to offer. The duo are currently our favorite DJs in town. Come hear for yourself why in the heart of of Tenderloin at Aunt Charlie's Lounge from 4-8 pm on Sunday. "No shade" and "affordable" are also noteworthy highlights. So go. OK? OK.
- Continental Breakfast at the Lexington: Sip mimosas and bloody marys at the city's most popular dyke bar smack-dab in the Mission. "DJ Katie Duck spins your hunger pangs away with sunny Sunday soul, blues, and rock 45s," notes SFBG. Delightful.
- Honey Soundsystem: Gipsters galore rain down on this regular party in SoMa. Expect Sunday's bash to be even more jam-packed with gays drinking, dancing, and waiting in line to use the bathroom at Holy Cow.
- Queerly Beloved: This sounds dirty, so we'll let SFBG explain it to you. Ahem: "Glittorises will tremble for local alt-queer pornographer Courtney Trouble in a rare live burlesque performance — and she's bringing a queer smut cavalcade with her to move the earth. FTM dreamboat James Darling burlesque babe Dorian Faust, and the crew from live sex sensation Cum & Glitter will perform sensual wonders; DJs and Lady Tragik provide dance party, and a kinky kissing booth will welcome those whose lips aren't otherwise entertained." Cum & Glitter? good heavens. Anyway, it all goes down, so to speak, at El Rio.
- Hard French Heart Los Homos: Promising to be a "inter-generational event," the Hard French crew dips its toes in SoMa waters by hosting a day-long party at SOMArts. Soul musician Sugar Pie DeSanto will be there. As will national touring act and indie electric darling SSION, and Portland Bounce Music magician BeyondaDoubt. The regular Hard French crew will spin 45s from resident DJs Brown Amy & Carnita, Expect dance moves from the Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes. Not to be missed, kids.
Check out SFBG's listings for a full breakdown of what's going on. Happy Pride!