Sing Out:
The Trevor Project Concert

Eric Himan, Mia Dyson and Hotels & Highways perform at a special Trevor Project benefit at Cafe du Nord, Sunday, January 22.

A Friend in Need @ Most Holy Redeemer

This cabaret-style fundraiser benefits and honors local cabaret columnist, award-winning director and patient-advocate Mike Ward through final the stages of terminal, inoperable liver cancer. Performers include Tammy Hall, Amanda King, Barry Lloyd, Russ Lorenson, Carly Ozard, Veronica Klaus and others.


Who doesn’t love a sport where you can drink beer at the same time? The annual Boys With Balls benefit for Project Open Hand took place back in January.

Big Gay Holiday
Party @ Temple

Right in the middle of the Holiday season, Dot249, the new LGBT national networking group, brings a night of no agendas and no speeches, just an evening of joy and good cheer with proceeds benefiting LGBT groups dot429, GLAAD, NCLR, Reason to Party, and Startout, an and open bar benefiting you.

Spectrum 2010 @ Mezzanine

Art auction and fundraiser with more than 60 artists’ works up for sale in silent and live auctions. Scott Schaefer MCs. KQED’s Michael Krasny is the honoree. Proceeds benefit Access Institute, which provides local affordable mental heath care. Oct. 17.

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s
Top 100 Tasting @ The Galleria

Enjoy samples of the top 100 wineries, plus delicious appetizers and treats from some of the best wineries and restaurants in a lavish benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper. Wed., Oct. 13.


The more seriously this city tries to take itself, the more jokes there are to tell. And October’s shaping up to be the funniest month of the year, with shows featuring Marga Gomez, Ronn, Vigh, Lisa Geduldig and Nick Leonard, plus Peaches Christ’s ‘All About Evil.’

Leather & Kink Events: September

Here are selected September leather and kink events, and nightclub events related to Folsom Street Fair. Enjoy!

Scissor Sisters After-Party @ The Clift Hotel

After the fantastic Scissor Sisters concert at Oakland’s gorgeously renovated Fox Theatre September 12, hundreds of stylish, fun-loving, eccentric and music-loving fans took over the beautiful Redwood Room lobby bar of the Clift Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Fair Play

Folsom Street Fair, the largest fetish fair in the world, and one of San Francisco’s biggest annual events, will fill South of Market’s streets with thousands of leather-clad people, and many wearing a lot less, on Sunday September 26. How do organizers manage such a big event?

Bebe Sweetbriar
Benefit @ The Lookout

Bebe Sweetbriar, the popular club promoter, local singer and hostess to countless benefits at bars and nightclubs throughout the Bay Area, was recently hospitalized for exhaustion and other medical issues. A special edition of Ripped, one of the club nights she hosts, will be a benefit and get-well card collection night.

Seismic Challenge Fundraiser @ Toad Hall

Trio of gay cyclists raise funds for their 200-mile ride and the SF AIDS Foundation, with DJ Stephen Massey, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and fun raffle prizes.

Far Out

Gay vacations don’t always require plane fare or a long journey. They can be a mere bus, bike or car ride away, as recent events show. It just takes a little bit of initiative to party off the familiar path.

Oakland Pride

East Bay edition of LGBT Pride returns after a six-year hiatus, Sunday Sept. 5. Expect live music, booths organized by sponsors, food and daytime fun.


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