Compiled by Molly Freedenberg
It's a week of film, fun, and frolic at the Independent Erotic Film Festival, starting Saturday.
>> Secret Desires: Playing with Erotic Edges
Cleo Dubois, BDSM educator and creator of the Academy of SM Arts, will help you explore your erotic edges and demonstrate ways to play with the ones you find most exciting.
Wed/9, 8pm. $25-$30/pair.
Good Vibes Valencia Store
603 Valencia, SF
>> Red Hots Burlesque
Dottie Lux brings a different show of dazzling performers every week.
Fri/11, 7:30pm. $5-$10
El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF
>> Jeeti Singh Art Opening Reception
FP Edge and Madame S present body image in a new light with an exhibition of artwork by painter Jeeti Singh, whose subjects face their insecurities. Exhibit runs through December 12, with special reception this Saturday.
Sat/12, 7-9pm. Free.
Madame S, 385 Eighth St, SF
>> Independent Erotic Film Festival
Good Vibrations' week of films and events kicks off with a party at El Rio (Sat/12, 9pm. $7. El Rio, 3158 Mission, SF), continues with a vintage movie night hosted by Dr. Carol Queen (Sun/13, 9pm. $8. Amnesia, 853 Valencia, SF), and features BDSM - It's Not What You Think screening and Q&A with director Erin Palmquist (Tue/15, 7:30pm. $10. Center for Sex and Culture, 1519 Mission, SF). Check the website for more information and the following week's events.
Sat/12-Sept 17. Times, locations, and prices vary.
>> Sacred Pain: The Heroine's Journey
Omg it's a BDSM musical. Seriously. The performing arts group Sacred Pain presents an edgy blend of musical theater and avant garde performance, including clever musical covers, parodies, and originals - all produced and written by former Cockettes member Jack Killough.
Sat/12, 9pm. $30.
Mama Calizo's Voice Factory
1519 Mission, SF.