PARTY RADAR OK I think I seriously slipped on a rainbow oil slick broke something at Pride this year: I’m just now recovering! (Throwing a Victorian micro-rave with 30 friends over July 4 weekend at the oldest continuously operating hotel in California certainly helped keep me under.) 

Still, from under the covers, I’ve felt so connected to the global nightlife community, especially its showy resistance lately, from a massive Rave-o-lution in Tbilisi …

We Dance Together, We Fight Together!

GEO/ENG 📢📢📢კლუბური მუსიკა პარლამენტის წინ და პროტესტი ცეკვით – აქციის მონაწილეები კლუბებში ჩატარებულ სპეცოპერაციასა და მკაცრ ნარკოპოლიტიკას აპროტესტებენ. ისინი პრემიერისა და შს მინისტრის გადადგიმას მოითხოვენ.Happening now in Tbilisi. electronic music in front of Parliament! thousands are gathering in front of Parliament of Georgia and protest last night raid's . they protest drug policy of the country and demand resignation of prime minister and ministry of internal affair of Georgia.Video by Giorgi Diasamidze / Netgazeti#DanceForFreedom #Bassiani #CaféGallery

Posted by netgazeti.ge on Saturday, May 12, 2018

… to the party bus protests of the huge Anti-Trump movement last weekend in London, this ecstatic bit courtesy of Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Solomon:

To all those people that feel like they need to leave negative comments on my posts from yesterday’s peaceful…

Posted by Luke Solomon on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dance music, bringing people together for true expression and a desire to change. Let’s keep it going, shall we? I’m especially stoked that one of our longest-running parties, one that’s embodied transcendent resistance from the beginning, Wicked, is having its 27th anniversary all-night reunion Sat/21. Get together with your dance floor family and dance like the Wicked wind!  

PARTIES OF DISTINCTION

Thu/19-Fri/20 BICEP The brit duo that pumps up the deep house scene with muscular, sinuous beats appears for two night at the Independent—interesting to see them conquer the indie circuit, ala Disclosure. 8pm, $25. Independent, SF. More info here

Thu/19 HOE IS LIFE Nicki Jizz and her merry band of drag sluts land of the theme “Real HouseHOES of SF” at this monthly bang. 10pm-2am, $5. The Stud, SF. More info here

Thu/19 THEY’RE HERE intimate techno with a big reach and family vibe at this weekly techno party. This is residents’ night, so a great time to get acquainted with DJs éstudy,  Teeyam, and Rodney K. 9pm-2am, free before 11, $5 after. Underground SF. More info here.  

 

Fri/20 PACHANGA BOYS The long-runnning duo provided the unofficial theme of Burning Man, “Time” (don’t @ me!) and continue to advocate their “hippie dance” brand of techno. They’re at the As You Like It party, which as always is loaded, with DJs Courtesy, Lily Ackerman, and Rich Korach in tow. 9:30pm-4am, $15-$20. Public Works, SF. More info here.  

Fri/20 MAKE OUT PARTY Pucker up and get down at this welcoming affair (yes you can kiss for the cameras—and a Jell-O shot) at the Eagle. With DJs Adam Kraft and Collin Bass. 10pm-2am, $10. Eagle, SF. More info here

Fri/20 MAGDA The Detroit powerhouse comes to slay with her delightful brand of harder techno, at the Green Gorilla party. 9:30pm-3am, $10-$20. Monarch, SF. More info here

Fri/20 GOTHIC LOLITA FASHION BALL Harajuku and anime fanatics rejoice! Dancing Ghosts, our very own drakwave dance party crew, is putting on its wonderful salute to the rococo cult looks of Japanese youth (and beyond). 9:30pm-2:30am, $5 before 10pm, $8 after. cat Club, SF. More info here

Fri/20 CREATURE This pan-gender monthly hoot is one of the most creative parties happening in the bay, with tons of performances (watch out for tentacles) and unexpected music. This installment’s theme is “Palms,” with tunes from Light Asylum’s Shannon Funchess and La Frida. 10pm-4am, $10. the Stud, SF. More info here.   

D’awww, the Wicked crew’s first Full Moon rave on Ocean Beach in 1991.

Sat/21 WICKED Woweee! 27 years of raving under the Bay Area moon for this distinguished crew: Garth, Jëno, and Markie plus special guest DJ Three. This will be an all-night reunion you don’t want to miss, featuring so much family hug your arms may well drop right off. BONUS: You can snag an extra special vinyl second pressing of Wicked tracks! 10pm-6am, $20. Great Northern, SF. More info here.  

Sat/21 DOC SLEEP The most excellent Mixed Forms monthly at the Stud brings in techno wiz Doc Sleep, who left us to go be all famous and successful or whatever in Berlin. <3 With support from New Orleans’ adorable Bouffant Bouffant, plus gayphex twin and Jordee. 10pm-4am, $10-$15. the Stud, SF. More info here.   

Sat/21 CARLOS SOUFFRONT The fiendish Device party party rises again, now at Club OMG, with one of our greatest deep-cut techno exports, Carlos, helming the reboot. 8pm-late. Club OMG, SF. More info here.   

Sat/21 FRINGE Super-adorable indie dance party celebrates 9 years at Madrone, with its patented overload of awesome treats and 2000s beats. 9pm-2am, free before 10pm $5 after. Madrone, SF. More info here

Sat/21 DAD Dads and disco at Driftwood! Sweet and hella gay, with classic DJ Paul Goodyear delivering vibes. 9pm-2am, $5 advance. Driftwood, SF. More info here

Sun/22 AFTERMATH I love this! Beloved DJ Charlotte the Baroness is getting married, and the afterparty features another Bay legend, Sharon Buck, whooping it up behind the decks. Glorious! 6pm-2am. SF Eagle. More info here.

Sun/22 LUV 4 LUV: SHENANIGANS Renowned performance artist Narcissister joins Chicago house expert Chrissy (and tons more) for a night of crazy dancing and art at the Stud. 9pm-2am, $5. The Stud, SF. More info here.