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Its Pride in San Francisco! You know what that means, a whole bunch of super cool events around the city that will have you dancing while celebrating equality between all sexualities. It is a weeklong party at basically every single venue and it is a holiday that San Francisco is especially good at. There are the classic events like Dyke March on Saturday around Dolores Park followed by night debauchery in the Castro for the event affectionately called Pink Saturday. And then of course there's the all-day Pride Parade and Celebration, which will go down Market Street and culminate in an all-day party around Civic Center. Get an early start if you don't want to miss the parade! Also be sure to catch Frameline Film Festival at the Castro Theater, the Roxie, and more for the 41st anniversary of the country's oldest (and first!) LGBTQ film festival.

In case you're looking for some serious dancing this weekend, here are some things we're most looking forward to:

The Eagle is hosting a weekend long event including Friday night's Pound Puppy, a Saturday dance party, and Pride on the Patio Sunday with the weekend rounded out by the venues famous Disco Daddy evening. Leather often encouraged.

Electroluxx hits Public Works on Friday in this inclusive dance party that includes performances from the likes of Keith Kraft, Danny Snodgrass, and Juanita Moore. It's exactly the kind of upbeat house music you want to hear to start your Pride weekend and with three stages you can't go wrong.

DTE/Robot Ears Pride Kickoff Techno is joining the Pride table with this special collaboration on Friday between two of our more industrially-minded crews together for an evening of uncompromising beats in the Monarch basement.

Polyglamorous kicks it up a notch at Club Six on Friday for a serious late night dance sessions with Chicago's house legend DJ Heather.

Pride Safe Zone Open Space Conference takes the weekend's festivities as an opportunity to discuss the continued need for Safe Spaces and how to create them, especially in trying times, at this daylong Saturday conference at the Mint Plaza. Includes speeches from keynote speakers like Ken Jones, Cecilia C Chung, Roma Guy, Diane Jones, whose work on the frontlines was recently covered in the ABC special, "When I Rise".

Pride at RS94109 brings Dark Entries Records and Honey Soundsystem DJs Josh Cheon and Bezier to the record shop in the Tenderloin on Saturday for some dark stuff for dark minds.

Galaxy Radio provides Italo-disco Saturday night at The Knockout for good old fashioned techno disco. Bring your records for a record swap!

House of Prolific/Hella Saucey's Category Is is a vogue ballroom night at the upstairs of the Elbo Room. Paris is burning.

Swagger Like Us is kicking it up a notch for Pride with a Saturday night party at Mezzanine with dancers, Swagger's resident hip-hop DJs and live hip-hop acts from Trina, Bbymutha, and Lsdxoxo..

CMdYKE at The Stud features underground techno legend DJ Shiva this Saturday at this special post-Dyke March edition of CMYK.

Club OMG is hosting a no cover, all-day dance party on Sunday during the official Pride Parade.

The Stud does it huge on Sunday for their favorite holiday from noon all the way until 4am.

Queerly Beloved at El Rio is a Pride Sunday tradition for those who love The Mission for a variety of musical artists ranging from electro to pop but always super queer.

Werd at Monarch is of course joining the Pride party with Soo Wavey's Robert Jeffrey who has been playing this party for years to usher out the Pride weekend in style.

Honey Soundsystem obviously wouldn't let the weekend go without one of their infamous parties so they'll be having a classic (albeit supersized) party this Sunday at the Folsom Street Foundry. (ML)


All Day I Dream
If you're looking to get away from the Pride madness and do something more musically mystical, Golden Gate Park is the place to be. While the June sun beats down upon us all you'll be guided by the likes of Lee Burridge, one of the event's founders and a classic presence in the progressive house community who has played his Playa-mystic tech-house at places like Robot Heart, Space Ibiza, BPM Festival, and so on. The British DJ has seen a lot since his discovery of acid house over a decade ago and has changed the face of British house music (not to mention our own here in America. The event will begin with a yoga class and opening celebration so early arrival is encouraged. Feel free to bring outside food and a picnic blanket. It's gonna be a daydream. Date: Sunday, June 25, Time: 12:30-7pm, Place: Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, Cover: $40, More Info (ML)


Pink Mammoth Block Party
The Pink Mammoth Block Party is a Pride weekend classic (well, five years) event and fundraiser for everyone's favorite fuzzy pink sound camp out on the Playa that provides an all-inclusive space — both in the desert and here at home — to listen to sweet, vibey, deep house music. This year's lineup for the Utah Street Saturday block party includes Get Physical's Tim Green as well as artists from other faves in deep house like Desert Heart DJs, Distrikt DJs, Dusty Rhino's Alvaro, and Jimmy B of Disco Knights as well as, of course, your Pink Mammoth residents, a lineup complete with both locals and Black Rock City favorites. The party runs from noon to nine and will feature food trucks as well as three stages of sound, not to mention an official afterparty at The Great Northern. Wear your best pink and get to dancing! Date: Saturday, June 24, Time: noon-9pm, Place: Utah Street, outside of Great Northern, Cover: $25-40, More Info (ML)





Flyer Of The Week
Our flyer of the week is for Pride Safe Zone Open Space Conference this Sat @ The SF Mint


Link Of The Week
Life without Stuff: In a world where seemingly mundane objects mysteriously vanish without warning, Life Without Stuff highlights (with astonishing scientific accuracy) what life would be like without stuff. Here

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Event: Housepitality w/ Derrick Carter
Venue: F8
DJs: Derrick Carter, Miguel Solari, Joel Conway
Music: house, tehcno, electro
Cover: no cover b4 10pm w/RSVP, $5 presale on RA, $10 otherwise


Every seven years, the summer solstice falls on a Wednesday night, which means that your favorite Housepitality creator gets to celebrate his bday in the housepit. In honor of such a special event, F8 welcomes Derrick Carter to the decks. Carter, a Chicagoan by way of Compton, made his foray into the DJ scene after honing his skills at home. He gained international fame with his EP release as the group Symbols and Instruments, which also featured Mark Farina and Chris Nazuk. Miguel Solari is celebrating his day of birth by dropping banging beats for your listening pleasure, so be sure to wish him a happy one. Joel Conway rounds out the lineup, throwing down some funky tracks.. If you were lucky to catch Carter when he played the housepit back in 2013, then you know this night is not to be missed. (CQ)

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Event: Playground Fundraiser with Carl Cox
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Carl Cox, Syd Gris, Brennan Grey
Music: house, techno, breakbeats
Cover: $20-60
Carl Cox is an eminent leader in the Chicago house sound in the UK and brought it to the acid-heavy sound of England in the late 80s. The man, and now the legend, has never stopped partying since he became famous for being the first to play a three turntable set sometime around sunrise in Brighton. He helped to foster the growing house scene in England in the early 90s that should be lore for anyone interested in the history of electronic music. He's since recorded BBC Essential Mixes, won DJ Magazine's first Top 100 list, and has playing some of the biggest festivals and venues in the business, like Movement in Detroit, EDC, Space Ibiza, his own stage at Ultra Miami music conference, and of course Burning Man, where he started his own sound camp, Playground, which hosts music from the likes of Cox's friends like Jamie Jones, Sasha, and John Digweed. Bust out the dusty stuff for this pre-Burn party like none other. (ML)

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Event: One Eyed Monster Big Fat Throbbing All Night FunDrager
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: One Eyed Monster, Anton Tumas, Dude Skywalker, Emanate, DpeshMo & Cielux
Music: house, tech-house
Cover: $15-20 presale
Pack your onesies and check your party pants at the door... The One Eyed Monster is coming to SF for the fattest fundrager below the waistline. The One Eyed Monster is raising funds to procreate a bunch of lil' Monsters on Playa. Do It in the name of ART! Epic LED sculptures, otherworldly vibes, surprises and sunrises throughout the night to start your Pride Weekend off with a Bang!

Event: Zimmer
Venue: Audio
DJs: Zimmer, Bobby Nourmand
Music: tropical house, house
Cover: $10 presale
With his tropical twist on house and disco, Zimmer is taking 2015 by storm. The Parisian producer calls upon both the 'City of Love' and California for his music, combining feel-good grooves and dreamy soundscapes. His euphoric sets have made him a staple in the international DJ circuit with multiple US and Asia tours. it's becoming overwhelmingly apparent that the world is rapidly catching up with what some already knew - Bobby Nourmand is ready to take the world by storm. With multiple releases seeing over millions of plays on digital platforms alone, going viral on Spotify and Shazam charts, and most hitting the #1 spot on the Hype Machine multiple times over, the love of this quickly rising artist's gifts have spilled from the blogosphere and into every other facet of the music industry.

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Event: Gaiser
Venue: Audio
DJs: Gaiser, Alex Sibley, Leyl Master Black
Music: techno
Cover: $10 presale
After a lifetime of making music, Jon Gaiser is always leading from the front of his own world. With his signature sound, he has created a shift in the direction of underground electronic music, starting a movement of atmospheric bass-line driven techno that is entirely unique and unmistakable. It has come almost exclusively on Richie Hawtin's Minus, and with that label he has been an influential part of the modern day techno landscape, both on stage and in the studio. From pioneering Minus projects like Contakt and CNTRL, to being a key resident of ENTER via his always inventive live sets and mind bending visual accompaniments, Gaiser has always harnessed the power of electronic music and nurtured its most evocative and cinematic possibilities.

Event: Jay Tripwire
Venue: Halcyon
DJs: Jay Tripwire, Elz, Beau Kelly
Music: tech house, techno, house
Cover: no cover b4 11pm w/RSVP, $10-15 otherwise
Jay Tripwire has perfected the art of being an industry staple while also an ever-changing innovator. In his early days, Tripwire's productions led to a new sound being coined: tech house. His ability to lace Detroit techno with the tempo and rhythm of house impressed even the most seasoned of DJs. And that sound has definitely capitvated partygoers, as Tripwire has been known to fill dancefloor after dancefloor. Elz and Beau Kelly will be adding support, each dropping their signature sound for the soundtrack to the night. (CQ)

Event: Lights Down Low
Venue: Monarch
DJs: Galcher Lustwerk, Karizma
Music: deep house
Cover: $15-20
This installment of Lights Down Low features Galcher Lustwerk, a deep house DJ and producer known for not only his talent on the decks, but his lyrical prowess. Lustwerk creates his own type of performance, rapping or talking over the track he drops. His originality, combined with his presentation and critical eye, have made him a fan favorite. Lustwerk's sound is known for its' moody and atmospheric qualities. Also on deck is DJ Karizma, a Baltimorean producer and DJ who's remixed work by Basement Boys, Black Vinyl Records and Ricanstruction, to name a few. (CQ)

Event: SoulHouse
Venue: Mercer
DJs: Emanate, DJ Seven
Music: house
Cover: $15 after 10pm
SoulHouse returns with a night of soul, funk, disco, followed by soulful house as they celebrate the diversity of San Francisco during Pride Weekend with your special selectors - Emanate, DJ Seven, and Ilya G. All are welcome regardless of sexual orientation, religion, gender, age, and ethnicities.


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Event: Annual Mighty Real Pride Poolside Party
Venue: Phoenix Hotel Poolside
DJs: Quentin Harris, Hector Romero, David Harness, Tedd Patterson
Music: house
Cover: $60
Mighty Real returns this Sunday with the Annual Mighty Real Pride Poolside Party (say that 3 times fast!). With the Bay Area heating up, a pool party is the perfect way to keep cool. And with Pride week wrapping up, it's the perfect way to end things with a BANG. Throwing down the soundtrack for the day is DJ and producer Quentin Harris, known for his eclectic sets and ever changing sound. Harris straddles the line between various genres, flowing seamlessly from one to the next with little to no effort. His mixing skills and deep, emotive sound are what make him so in demand. Adding support is his Def Mix label mate Hector Romero, a DJ who's began spinning in the Bronx but who's since evolved to slaying dancefloors around Europe and beyond. Rounding out the lineup are David Harness and Tedd Patterson, each helping make sure this Pride pool party is one of epic proportions. (CQ)

Event: Deep Blue Sunday Fun-Day Session After Party (Pride closing party)
Venue: Audio
DJs: Rooz, Bo Borzu, Bardia F, Benjamin K, Martin Aquino, Peter Blick, Rachel Torro
Music: house, techno, electro
Cover: $10
Pride week has arrived to the Bay Area. This Sunday is the Pride Parade and Festival in SF and Deep Blue SF and friends have decided to host the Sunday Fun-Day Session Pride After Party, taking over the new Funktion 1 sound at Audio. Featuring two rooms of music in both Audio and Bergerac, there'll be DJs from crews like Deep Blue, BlueOrb, Akbal, Public Works and Monarch, each hitting the stage and dropping the funkiest and minimal of beats for your dancing enjoyment. Come get down to the underground sound of Rooz, Bo Borzu, Bardia F or Benjamin K, to name a few and help celebrate equality in the Bay. (CQ)


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