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MusicLive ShotsOur first Pridetinis party was an absolute blast

Our first Pridetinis party was an absolute blast

Teeny 'tinis, Irish food, comedy, drag, disco, and a cute crowd came together at Casements to kick off Pride

Our very first Pridetinis Pride Kick-off celebration was a hot pink hit Wednesday evening at Casements bar in the Mission. A bespoke flight of sponsor Olga Vodka‘s mini-martinis (the Bay Laurel one was off the hook) and wildly popular Jell-O shots kept the crowd buzzing for hours, while DJ Siobhan Aluvalot’s queer classic dance anthems, community hero Tom Ammiano’s comedy, and drag queen Kochina Rude‘s gravity-defying punk performance kept everyone on their toes.

Free food, a raffle for tremendous prizes (Giants tickets, wine from Bar Part Time, beauty brushes from Blended Society), and a surprise hand-out of Narcan by Kochina, the city’s top nightlife harm reduction advocate, added sparkle and safety. This free party also functioned as a 48 Hills fundraiser—we are now majority queer-run—so if you missed the fun, you can still support our independent news mission and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter.

Looking for more fun this weekend? Don’t miss our ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2023. All photos by Ebbe Roe Yovino-Smith

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Marke B.
Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

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