National Queer Arts Fest, Queer Women of Color Film Fest, Fresh Meat X ... Pride month hits its stride with art and parties up the yin-yang
Fri/10, 9 p.m., $10. Public Works, 161 Erie, SF. www.publicsf.com
HEROES WITH BLING
Sharp-eyed photographer-stylist duo Jose A. Guzman-Colon and Marianne Larochelle captured the city's glittering drageratti in their recent lavish photo book Glam Gender (www.glamgender.com). They're teaming up with outrageous mosaic artist Michael J. Kruzich, who also doesn't shy much away from gender illusionists as subject matter, for this arty tribute to our man-handed queens of the nightlife. Warning: you'll probably be chewing on strands of Dynel at the sure-to-be wiggy opening.
Sat/11, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., free (show continues through June 29). Market Street Gallery, 1554 Market, SF. www.marketstreetgallery.com
MR. AND MISS GAY SAN FRANCISCO PAGEANT
After all the drama over the Emperor and Empress competition earlier this year — the first real competition in ages, and one of the contestants still isn't speaking to me — here's hoping the Mr. and Miss Gay SF Pageant doesn't draw too much blood, yet has the same fire. Outgoing winners Moses Garcia and Iyanne Paongo will crown our new representatives to the world, raising charitable funds that are more needed than ever. Come for the show!
Sat/11, 7 p.m.–11 p.m., $25 advance/$30. Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post, SF. www.imperialcouncilsf.org, Facebook: Gay San Francisco Pageant
FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL
Artistic director Sean Dorsey's four-night dance and music spectacular, part of the National Queer Arts festival, is hauling out the star power in its 10th year. Wild and kiki dance crew Vogue Evolution drops in, as do the GAPA Men's Chorus, poetic New Mexican acrobat Cohdi Harrell, well-named trapeze artist Emily Leap, writer Amir Rabiyah, World Championship same-sex ballroom duo Robbie Tristan and Willem de Vries, the transcendent techno-hulu stylings of Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, and of course Dorsey's own fab troupe.
June 16-18, 8 p.m.; Sun/18 7 p.m. $15–<\d>$20 sliding scale, 450 Florida, SF. www.freshmeatproductions.org