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The party lineup for Pride Weekend 2021 is still taking shape, and there will no doubt be more to add to this list in the coming few weeks. Also, because COVID restrictions are set to be lifted on June 15, some parties are waiting until then to release more tickets. Here’s what we know so far:

Friday June 25

 

Electroluxx Pride Party

The Chapel/Curio (8PM to 12:30 AM)

The Electroluxx crew is returning to the Chapel for a Pride weekend kickoff party that’s sure to be a good time with both performances and DJs — and this time the party will take over the next-door restaurant and bar space at Curio, as well. Tickets are not yet on sale but if you sign up for their newsletter (here), you’ll get first dibs.

Stank

The powerhouse (10PM to 2 AM)

ripe with pride. Stank returns! have a sensoryexperience in one of San francisco's most historic leather bars.

(Cover on Site)

 

HEAT Pride Friday

Great Northern(10 PM to 4 AM)

Cecil Russell of Gloss Presents, who’s throwing three parties for Pride weekend, kicks things off with this dance party DJ’d by Eddie Martinez and Alexander. tickets here

($100)

 

 

Saturday June 26

 

Mr. Queen

620 Jones (11AM to 7PM)

DJs Joe Gauthreaux and Arno Diem hit the decks for this new outdoor daytime party from Cecil Russell, and tickets are selling fast. tickets here

($50)

 

 

Mystery Party

Oasis 

Oasis hasn’t announced what it’s doing, but owner D’Arcy Drollinger posted a teaser on Facebook about something happening there on June 26, so chances are there will be a Pride Party here on Saturday, if not also on Sunday.

(?)

 

Bearracuda 

Public Works (9PM to 3AM)

Hunter Harden hosts this regular haven for bears, cubs, and their admirers, and this year’s Pride party is on for the 26th. Tickets go on sale Tuesday May 25. tickets here

($20)

The Greatest pride party on earth 

The Academy (3PM to 9pM)

Step right up and celebrate pride at the iconic academy social club. this pride is going to be all fun and games, as well as a few gogoboys. So come on, come all!  tickets here

($15)

 

 

XOXO Presents SF Pride Main Event - Forever Tel Aviv Luna Park

The Midway (10PM to 8AM)

This allll-night event, rescheduled from last year, features a roster of Israeli DJs including Yinon Yahel, Sagi Kariv, and Tommer Mizrahi. One block of pre-sales has ended, but another block of tickets goes on sale June 15.

($125)

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Sunday June 27

 

Juanita MORE! Pride 2021

620 Jones (Noon to 10:30 PM)

Juanita MORE! returns to 620 Jones for her annual Pride bash, with a portion of each ticket price going to help a queer nightlife worker attend as well. This year’s party’s nonprofit beneficiaries are, appropriately, the Queer Nightlife Fund, and the Imperial Council of San Francisco — with Juanita newly elected Empress.  tickets here  

($85)

 

Mighty Real Poolside Pride Party

Phoenix Hotel/Chambers Eat + Drink

1PM to 6PM

DJ David Harness returns two years later with this poolside party, with guest DJs Nina Sol, Jimmy Depre, and Jeremy Rosebrook. The next round of tickets goes on sale June 15 at 9AM, and you can get on the waitlist to be reminded. TICKETS HERE

($50)

 

Hot Tea

Audio/Bergerac (5PM to 12AM)

DJs Ben Bakson and Dan Slater headline this Sunday tea dance in SoMa, with guest DJs Pumpkin Spice, Bugie, and Andrew Gibbons. TICKETS HERE

($100)

 

Sanctuary x WE Pride Party

1015 Folsom (6PM to 6AM)

This all-night, end-of-the-weekend circuit party, brought to you by Gus Bean, will probably happen again at 1015, though there’s a backup outdoor venue in case things fall through at the last minute. DJs Phil Romano and Micky Friedman headline.

(Sold out but there are some free buddy tickets supposedly being given out to ticketholders.)

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              This year’s Frameline film festival                will once again coincide with Pride in San Francisco, and in association with SF Pride, they’re hosting two big outdoor movie nights at Oracle Park.

 

On Friday, June 11, there will be a showing of ‘In the Heights’ — the new film adaptation of ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Tony Award-winning musical set in the community of Washington Heights, in Manhattan. It’s directed by ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu, and it’s already getting rave early reviews.

 

Then, on Saturday, June 12, the second screening will be of the film adaptation of the hit British musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.’ The film stars newcomer Max Harwood as a teenager in a working-class English town who dreams of becoming a drag queen, and Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant plays his drag mother, Miss Loco Chanelle.

 

Both films screen at 8PM, with Oracle Park opening at 6:30PM. $25 gets you a ticket for the show in the lower box section of the stadium, and $55 gets you onto the Club Level, where there will be more food and drinks available. 

 

More info at frameline.org.

Frameline's
Pride Movie Night 

 
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