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San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade: Check the Night and Day section for more info. Sun., June 24, 10:30 a.m., free. Market Street, Market (between Van Ness and the Embarcadero).
Sanctuary: A sanctuary from sobriety is more like it! (Ba-da-bum) DJs Blaine Soileau and David Knapp man the decks at this circuit party Pride finale. Sun., June 24, 10 p.m., $20-$30. The Factory, 525 Harrison (at First St.), 546-7938.
So Emotional: DJs Campbell and Dr. Sleep pump out soft rock, sing-alongs, and dedications to help end your Pride weekend on a (very) high note. Sun., June 24, 10 p.m., free. Lexington Club, 3464 19th St. (at Valencia), 863-2052, www.lexingtonclub.com.
Tea 'N' Crisp: You've simply got to see this play based on the life of ultra-sissy English writer, model, and actor Quentin Crisp, who rocked it in his days on this earth. An aside: why more sissies aren't featured on the covers of gay and Pride magazines in lieu of the many gay soldiers on rags now, who want you to feel sorry for them because the mean ol' armed forces won't let them rape and murder innocent Iraqis, too is beyond me. I digress. Richard Louis James skillfully portrays Crisp. Thu., June 21, 8 p.m.; Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $25. The Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby (at MLK Jr.), Berkeley, 510-841-6500.
The Pride Concert: Here's Where I Stand: The Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble, and the GLAM Youth Choir (whew) perform blues, Broadway, gospel, world, jazz, funk and more at the 29th Annual Pride concert. Fri., June 22, 8-10 p.m.; Sat., June 23, 8-10 p.m., $20-$40, www.sflgfb.org. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin (at Geary), 776-4580.
Trans March: Fast becoming the most popular and beloved event during the Pride season is the Trans March, celebrating transfolks, allies, and admirers alike. Expect protesting, color, live bands, beauty, and a live performance by the Floating Corpses, and more. Fri., June 22, 3:30-9:30 p.m., www.trnasmarch.org. Dolores Park, Dolores (between 18th & 20th Sts.).
Tubesteak Connection: You would have to be clinically insane to miss Bus Station John's Thursday night disco-sleaze party, which features rarities of the late '70s and early '80s. This is the only way kick off your Pride weekend to ensure a most rockin' one. Thu., June 21, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $3. Aunt Charlie's Lounge, 133 Turk (at Taylor), 441-2922, www.auntcharlieslounge.com.
Underworld: DJ Matt Consola spins at this circuit party that's also the "world's largest underwear party," so leave the skidmarks in the hamper, boys. Ew. Fri., June 22, 10 p.m., $15-$20. Space 550, 550 Barneveld (between Industrial & Oakdale), 550-8286, www.space550.com.
Wilde Boys: Written by Richard "Scrumbly" Koldewyn and directed by Michael Mohammed, this musical presents a fictitious account of the salon where Oscar Wilde hung out with his, um, young male fans. What's more, it's the perfect play for those of us who find Wilde a fascinating man, but find his words a tad too flowery to read. Thu., June 21, 8 p.m.; Fri., June 22, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $28. New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 Van Ness (at Market), 861-8972, www.nctcsf.org.
Youth Pride Dance Juicy: This dance party is open to those who identify as "queens, teens, lesbians, drag-kings, genderqueers, trans bois, drag-queens, studs, fags, gays, bisexuals, dykes, femmes, pansexuals, trans girls, sissies, butchies and fairies of all shapes, sizes, and colors" only so long as you're 24 years old or younger. (You hearing that, NAMBLA members? Good.) DJ Hawthorne spins all of your club favorites. Also, this is a clean and sober event, kids, so you might want to strap on your boot flasks before going out. Sat., June 23, 8 p.m.-midnight, free, www.lyric.org. Women's Building, 3543 18th St. (at Valencia), 431-1180.
'Til Friday: Drag performers including, but not limited to, Cockatelia, Holotta Tymes, Manley Lennox, and Sofondaboyz entertain the night away. Fridays, 10:30 p.m. & midnight, free. Michael's Octavia Lounge, 1722 Market (at Octavia), 863-3516, www.octavialounge.com.
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