BeBe Sweetbriar’s FAME :: Divas, Queens and Pornstars!
In a community as diverse as ours, we gays always have a variety of events that touch upon our very colorful make up. Not unlike any other, this weekend we take you to a couple of STOP AIDS Project events with performances by a diva and a queen, the return of adult film megastar, a return of a sexy party, and the celebration one of the city’s best promoters and dj. I just love this place we call the Gay Mecca...San Francisco.
Porn Star Michael Brandon Returns With Pornstar
It’s been a tad bit over a year since the San Francisco nightlife and community events has seen mega gay porn star Michael Brandon. The reason for his absence is not the story here, but his return to a prominent role in San Francisco’s gay culture is. This weekend marks Brandon’s return and he couldn’t have chosen a better dance party to make such a comeback....step aside Whitney, it’s Michael Brandon’s time for comeback news.
Brandon, the former Raging Stallion gay porn superstar, will host Andre Shannon’s PORNSTAR party this Saturday, October 24, which is making somewhat of a return itself. Having departed from its monthly date at the Cat Club, Shannon brings PORNSTAR back as a special event party that will spring up at various times of the year, and at its new home across the street from its old one, Club Eight. As usual we can expect the night to be hot, steamy, and sexy derived from its host Michael Brandon, its porn star go-gos Damian Rios, Darren Summers, and Race Cooper, and its heated beat producing music spinner djEscape. Now, these guys are not the only ones providing what makes PORNSTAR sexy, patrons will have an opportunity to compete in the Perky Booty contest in the upstairs 70’s disco lounge. Yummy! But can butt pad wearin’ drag queen compete? I’m just asking for the audience. 2 for 1 drinks get you started during the first hour.
PORNSTAR, Saturday, October 24, Club Eight, 1151 Folsom, 9p-3a, $15-$20, www.club8sf.com , www.salonnights.com
Kristine W Joins The Wild Queens
With credentials like having more Billboard #1 Dance singles at 14 than any recording artist, including Madonna and Janet Jackson, international recording star Kristine W brings a bit of Diva to this year’s STOP AIDS Project fundraiser QUEENS ARE WILD gala this Friday night, October 23, at the Mezzanine mega space. Ms. W. will grace us with a 20 minute set at midnight following the gala that will sure to include her latest #1 hit "Be Alright" from her current Power of Music CD.
The Dance Diva’s performance will follow the annual gala event that brings Halloween to a Casino night with a silent auction, raffles, games, and a costume contest. I guess I satisfy the Queen part acting as hostess for the evening, but the Wildness comes from our hot list of porn star dealers Michael Brandon, Antonio Biaggi, Jeremy Bilding, Race Cooper, Derrick Hanson, Marcus Iron, Tristan Jaxx, Turk Mason, Bo Mathews, Dak Ramsey, Damian Rios, and Tristan Phoenix. The fun only starts here at the casino tables because after the gala and Kristine W’s performance, you can dance until 3am with DJs Lee Decker and Jason G. Come join me in an escape from the outside world with hundreds of others for an evening of spectacle....honey, of course it’s a spectacle with me, Kristine W., and Michael Brandon. Watch out!
QUEENS ARE WILD with KRISTINE W, Friday, October 23, Mezzanine, 444 Jessie at 5th, 8p-3a, $25-$50, www.stopaids.org/queensarewild
DJ Hawthorne Turns Another Year Badder At GhettoDisco
No secret here....everyone knows my love for DJ Hawthorne, one of San Francisco’s premiere promoters (GhettoDisco, Wunderland, Twisted) and djs. And this weekend I, along with a huge array of friends and fans, will be able to adorn him with love in celebration of his birthday at his after hours GhettoDisco club night this Saturday, October 24, at the legendary EndUp.
Beginning at 11pm and going until 11am, the next morning, GhettoDisco has provided the gay San Franciscans and visitors with the only weekly after hours spot to keep the party going, and going. In addition, Hawthorne’s pride and joy has brought us some of the hottest djs across the globe with prominent superstar status. And Saturday night djs Shawn Perry and Cuervo prove my statement true. Hawthorne himself takes on an early morning set as he brings his birthday into the dawn. I’ll never tell what birthday this is for Hawthorne (okay a $20 will get you the 411), but I will tell you this is not one to miss.
GHETTODISCO - DJ HAWTHORNE’S BIRTHDAY, Friday, October 23, EndUp, 6th & Harrison, 11p-11a, FREE before midnight-$15, www.theendup.com
Go to Church this Sunday
The OUR LOVE program at STOP AIDS Project, geared toward our gay African American men, brings you the gospel after the sermon with it’s 10th Annual CHURCH party this Sunday, October 25, at the newly remodeled Café. So, save your holy ghost until the party. In celebration of brotherly love amongst our gay black male community, OUR LOVE knows it can stop the spread of AIDS among this group of men in part through OUR LOVE for one another. You don’t want to hurt the ones you love, right? Terry Dyer, Program Director, thinks Sunday’s event is a step in the right direction as all come together to partake in a FREE offering of soul food, Mimosas, and music by DJ Olga T., including a "million dollar" performance by your columnist, me. You know how we do after church on any given Sunday. And the Rainbow Channel, an up and coming internet site reporting the gay happenings of the bay area, will be in the house to capture your 15 minutes of fame.
I guess I better start fasting now because I am sure to get my grub on Sunday at CHURCH. Won’t you?
CHURCH, Sunday, October 25, Cafe, 2367 Market @ Castro, 1p-5p, No COVER. www.stopaids.org/ourlove , www.cafesf.com
Past & Future Tidbits
Last week NeNe Leakes of the Real Atlanta Housewives was a huge hit at Sasha Soprano’s Comedy in the Castro; The Industry Party sponsored by Pacific Wines and Spirit on the Booze Cruise on the Hornblower Cruise lines was larger than last year with 180 people on board; Promoter Joshua J makes a DJ appearance at Gus Presents Social Club at the Lookout on Saturday, Oct. 24; The Mix holds its 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday, Oct 25 from 4p-7p, hosted by me, the Beebs.
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