Strap on your flaming jetpack and Zoom through Pride week's must-attend events
"Bondage A Go Go: Pervert's Pride" Cat Club, 1190 Folsom, SF; www.sfcatclub.com. 9:30pm, $10-$20. Polymorphous pansexual explorers and friends of all genders converge for this titillating night of fun and fur cuffs.
"Cockblock: The Seventh Annual Dyke March After-Party" Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell, SF; www.cockblocksf.com DJ Nuxx and friends' Cockblock party is always good times for hot girls on the prowl to swirly electro- and hip-pop tunes.
"Dark Room: Pink Party After-Party" Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market, SF; www.facebook.com/DarkRoomSF. $10 before 11 $15 after. A night of dark electro, industrial, freestyle and more. Guest DJ Heklina and Believe on stage live, with Host Lady Bear and her dark dolls performing, and the debut of Daddies Plastik's new single, "Google Google Apps Apps."
Dyke March Dolores Park, Dolores at 19th St, SF; www.thedykemarch.org. Music at noon; march at 6pm, free. This year's theme is "Dykepocalypse: Our Feminist Awakening," about which organizers say: "We recognize that there is an opportunity to educate others on the roots of feminism and collectively embrace our strength as we step into our own power." To which we say: Amen!
"House of Babes SF Dyke March After Party" Public Works, 151 Erie, SF; www.houseofbabes.com. 7pm, $15-30. If you thought the Dyke March was a workout, check this out: eight hours of DJs (Rapid Fire and Pink Lightning of Stay Gold; Da Vo and Boyfriend of Swagger Like Us; Jenna Riot and Andre of Fix Yr Hair; and more!), plus live performances by local queer hip-hop superstars Double Duchess, Micahtron, and others. Watch your hydration.
The Juan Maclean and Kim Ann Foxman Monarch, 101 Sixth St., SF; www.monarchsf.com. 9pm, $10-$20. This most excellent NYC twosome are at the forefront of the old-school late '80s house sound revival, full of melodic hooks and catchy bass lines. Dare you not to dance.
Pink Mammoth Block Party Mighty, 119 Utah, SF; www.pinkmammoth.org. Noon-4am, $25-$45. Not to be confused with the Pink Party (see below) this all-day and all-night outdoor rager from the beloved Burning Man crew will get push your funky house and techno buttons. With, like, 1000 DJs, including Audiofly and Marques Wyatt.
Pink Saturday Celebration Castro and Market Streets, SF; www.thesisters.org. 5pm-10pm, free (donation requested). The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host their annual blast, filling the castro with music, cuties, and rainbow rings a-plenty.
Pink Triangle installation and commemoration Twin Peaks Vista Overlook, SF. www.thepinktriangle.com. Installation, 7am; ceremony, 10:30am, free. Volunteers needed to help install this important, instantly-recognizable Pride symbol; help out and get donuts, coffee, and a Pink Triangle t-shirt. (Also needed: volunteers to help take it down, Sun/30, 5-7pm).
SF Pre-Parade Pride Celebration Civic Center, SF; www.sfpride.org. Free. The 43rd annual Pride celebration is themed "Embrace, Encourage, Empower." You can em-party down with multiple music stages — including 23 community-run stages and venues — exhibitor and food booths, and much more.