By SF Weekly
By Kate Conger
By Anna Pulley
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Angela Lutz
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By Hiya Swanhuyser
By Marilyn Wann
Axis Dance Company Performs "The Ground, the Air, and Places in Between," a program of new repertory works by Bill T. Jones, Joe Goode, Sonya Delwaide, and Joanna Haigood. Thurs-Sat 6/22-24 8pm; $15-18. Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, Buchanan & Marina, 441-3687.Banana an electrifying dance event for gay men and their friends Latin, soul, hip hop, & house. Sun 6/25 8pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission (at Cesar Chavez), 282-3325.Boot (and Bondage) Party Leather party for bootmen, bootboys, bondage fellows, and others. Location and cover TBA, call 364-1820.
Club Skirts: Women's Gay Pride Party Sun 6/25 9pm and onward. Manhattan Lounge, 699 Market, 337-49962.
Dyke March Solidarity walk down Dolores, ending with Pink Saturday street party in the Castro. Tea dance, music, and comedy starts in Dolores Park at 4pm; march leaves at 7pm. Sat 6/24; free. Dolores Park, 19th St & Dolores, 241-8882.
Dyke March Post-Party Sister Spit hosts. Sat 6/24 10pm-3am; $8-12. SomArts, 934 Brannan, 552-7709.
Dyke March Pre-show With MCs Fairy Butch (aka Karlyn Lotney) and Tina D'Elia; Carole Pope, Hail Marys, Jill Knight, Judea Eden Project, Kindness, Tulis and Veronica Black; dyke lip-sync performer Barrie White (aka Fresh); and DJs Cari Campbell, Chili D., Deena Davenport, Edaj, Ellen Ferrato, Elyssa, Lady GFunk, Olga T., Page Hodel, and more. Sat 6/24 3:30-7:45pm. Dolores Park, 19th St & Dolores, 241-8882.
Dykes on Bikes After-Parade Party Sun 6/25 2pm; free. Lexington Club, 3464 19th St, 863-2052.
The Einstein of Sex Rosa von Praunheim's film explores the life of the world-famous sexologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld. Screens Tues 6/27 6:30 & 8:30pm; $7. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th St, 552-7709.Fifth Annual Fencesitters Ball Annual gathering of bisexuals, featuring DJs, performance, short bi films, and more. Fri 6/23 9pm-2am; $10 (Threesome special: 3 for the price of 2). Jezebel's Joint, 510 Larkin, 707-2876.
Flirt Anything That Moves magazine presents a dance party for bisexuals. Fri 6/23 9pm-1am; $6-15. Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight, 401-9544.GLBT Historical Society Open House Doors are open for paradegoers. Sun 6/25 10am-5pm; $2-10. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California, 973 Market, Suite 400, 777-5455.
Harmony Hammond The lesbian artist and activist discusses and shows work from Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History. Wed 6/21 7:30pm; $15. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th St, 552-7709.
The Last Kiss: The Assassination of Federico Garcia Lorca Luis Oropeza's play looks at the poet's final hours. Previews Wed 6/21 8pm; opens Thurs 6/22 7pm; plays Wed-Sat 8pm (through 7/2); $10. Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission, 552-7709."Lesbian and Gay Families: Across the Generations," photographs (through 6/30); free. In the Art & Music Dept., Oakland Public Library, 125 14th St, Oakland, (510) 238-3222.
Lesbians in the Visual Arts Exhibition of works by lesbian artists (through 6/23); donation requested. SomArts, 934 Brannan; 788-6118. Conference with workshops and other programs. Fri 6/23 5-9pm, Sat 6/24 10am-4pm; $40-50. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th St, 788-6118.Liquid Fire 2000: Unleash the Fire Ten lesbian and bisexual women offer performances in dance, music, poetry, and more. Thurs-Fri 6/22-23 8pm, Sat 6/24 2pm; $15-20. SomArts, 934 Brannan, 552-7709."Loud & Proud" with Sparrows Point, Blue Period, and Bud E. Luv. Fri 6/23 8:30pm; $10. Paradise Lounge, 308 11th (at Folsom), 621-1912.The Love & Liberace Show With cabaret star Matt Yee. Wed, Thurs, & Sun 6/21-25 9pm; $10. Piaf's, 1686 Market (at Gough), 864-3700.LYRIC Dyke March Gathering Members and friends of the organization meet before the march. Sat 6/24 5pm; free. LYRIC, 123-127 Collingwood, 863-3636.
MACT Pre-Pride-Parade Party Get-together for multicultural gay men and friends. Thurs 6/23 7pm-10pm; free. One St. Francis Place, Corner of Third St & Folsom, 675-0201.Making a Case for Community History Queer history exhibit (through 6/23); free. Skylight Gallery, Main Library, Sixth Fl, 100 Larkin, 777-5455.Mango PM sweet sexy dance party for women with DJs Edaj and Rosa hip hop, salsa, soca, & samba. Sat 6/24 9pm-2am; free BBQ until 11pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission (at Cesar Chavez), 282-3325.Matmos Free improvisation, electronic music, and video projection. Thurs 6/29 8:30pm; $10. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th St, 552-7709.
New York or Bust The Kinsey Sicks offer one last chance to see them before taking their show to New York. Plays Sun-Tues 7:30pm, no show Sun 6/25 (through 7/4); $20. New Conservatory Theater Center, 25 Van Ness, 861-8972.
An Ol' Fashioned Alternative Family Picnic Family festival features Sousa marches, speeches, games, and a performance of Wattis-Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Higdon's "Freedom Dreams" by the SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. Tues 7/4 11am; free. Yerba Buena Gardens, Howard at Third St, 978-ARTS.Piedmont Avenue Branch Library "Yes We Do Have a Sense of Humor," lesbian/gay read-aloud Tues 6/27 7pm; free. 160 41st St, Oakland, (510) 597-5011.
Pre-Pride-Parade Party Sponsored by Men of All Colors Together. Fri 6/23 7pm. Club Room, One St. Francis Pl (Third St & Folsom), 675-0201.
"Prettytown: Queer Americana in SF, Part 1," group show in various media (through 6/30); free. ESP Gallery, 305 Valencia, 252-8191.
Pride Run 2000 5K and 10K races. Sat 6/24 9am; $20-25. Stow Lake Boat House, Golden Gate Park, 978-2429.Prose & Poetry Reading With Cathy Arellano, Mario Balcita, Yoseñio Lewis, Elba Sanchez, krysia lycette villón, and Max Wolf Valerio. Fri 6/23 7pm; $5. Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th Street, 648-3702.
"Queer Canadian," color photos by Daniel Collins (through 7/31); free. Eros, 2051 Market, 255-4921.
Queeriosity Killed the Cat Queer-friendly post-parade performance for young people, with poetry and more. Sun 6/25 8pm; $5-10. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, 863-9834.
SF Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Over 260 works from 25 countries presented at the Castro, Victoria, and Roxie theaters June 15-25. Call 703-8663 or check out www.frameline.org/festival for program details; also see our coverage on Page 7.
SF Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration & March Outdoor party and celebration. Sat 6/24 noon-6pm, Sun 6/25 noon-7:30pm; $3. Civic Center Plaza, 864-3733. Pride march and parade. Sun 6/25 10:30am; free. Begins at Beale & Market, ends at Eighth St & Market, 864-3733.
Skate for Freedom Gay pride skating event. Sat 6/24 6-8pm; $10. Yerba Buena Ice Center, 750 Folsom, 777-3727.
A Slight Variance Wattis-Artist-in-Residence Brian Freeman offers a staged reading of his work about the hidden history of queers and questioning people's lives before WWII. Plays Thurs-Fri 6/15-16 8pm; $7-10. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, 701 Mission, 978-ARTS.SPLASH/sf Daytime pool party in celebration of Pride Weekend. Sat 6/24 noon-6pm; $15. Backflip, 601 Eddy (at Larkin), 674-1214.Summer Group Show Artworks on display from local gay artists. Fri 6/23 6-9pm; free. Two of Hearts Studio, 4147 19th St, 864-5551.Sundance Saloon Country Pride Party Two-stepping, line-dancing cowboys and cowdykes hit the floors, with guest DJ Mike Castellanos. Sun 6/25 6-11pm; $5. 174 King St (near Third St), 699-5764.Totally Tacky Tiki Party DJ Cari Campbell presides. Thurs 6/22 9pm-2am; free. Lexington Club, 3464 19th St, 863-2052.Twin Peaks Triangle Installation Volunteers install the gigantic pink triangle, plus speeches. Installation begins at 6:30am; presentation at 10:30am; free. Below Twin Peaks overlook parking lot, call Patrick Carney at 247-1142 or 929-0250.
Where the Wild Things Are Official Pride opening party with DJs Barry Weaver, Icon, Joseph Lee, Captain Neo, and Tracer. Fri 6/23 10pm-4am; $30. Sony Metreon, Fourth St & Mission, 789-8018.WMC/Dykes on Bikes Pride Party with the Wild Angels rock/blues and a fashion show by Stormy Leather. Sat 6/24 3:30pm. El Rio, 3158 Mission (at Cesar Chavez), 282-3325.
Important ResourcesNational Queer Arts Festival, 552-7709, www.queerculturalcenter.org
Queer Latino/a Arts Festival, 648-3702, www.quelaco.org
SF Pride 2000, 864-3733, www.sfpride.org
SF Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival, 703-8663, www.frameline.org/festival