“What was that video about Eric? Wow! Girl's butt in your face and everything!” I hope not too many of you are keeping tabs on FOX News, because in terms of sheer entertainment value we here at the SFBG simply cannot compete with Glenn Beck and his cronies' 2009 commentary on the SF's pervert art scene. Just watching him pump his blonde little eyebrows up and down while saying the words “the world's only underground kinky art porno horror flick, complete with four men, three women and one gorilla,” – hey Beck, stay the hell away from my beat!
Yeah yeah yeah, what the hell am I talking about. So the National Endowment for the Arts kicks down some precious ducats from their $80 million stimulus pot to SF org's like Cinematheque, Frameline Films, and CounterPULSE, whose series Perverts Put Out was honored with a name check on the fair and balanced news channel. What are they so tantalizingly riled over? Well my friends, check it out for yourselves when PPO hits the Center for Sex and Culture stage this weekend as part of its traditional, pre Dore Alley Fair show (Sat/24).
The semi-retired leather champ-author talks about his Leather Masters and slaves series, which follows the adventures of Tarquin and Paul and their buddies in the L.A. leather scene.
Thurs/22 7:30 p.m., free
A Different Light bookstore
489 Castro, SF
Bay of Pigs
For all the fun of the street fair without the gawkers and sunshine, head to the Bay of Pigs. This is the UYA's official Saturday pre-party, and you can bet your well oiled, mid-shin-high boots that there'll be enough visuals to keep you stimulated; dancers, demos, and spaces to cavort and carouse like you wouldn't believe.
Sat/24 10 p.m.-4 a.m., $50
525 Harrison, SF
Perverts Put Out For Dore
As seen on FOX news! Philip Huang, Steven Schwartz, and Gina de Vries will leave their hangups at the door, and Dr. Carol Queen and Simon Sheppard host.
Sat/24 7:30 p.m.,
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission, Suite 1
Up Your Alley Street Fair
Swing your partner round and round! Take your kinks down to SoMa for an leather SF tradition: UYA has been rocking Dore to its very soul since 1987. Just be sure to walk that fine line of legality. Nudity's no crime, but lewd behavior, the festival website says, will get you the boot. Well, after a couple verbal warnings...
Sun/25 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $5 suggested donation
Dore between Folsom and Howard, SF
Sex Positive Sex Workshop
Dr. Carol Queen doesn't sleep. In a good way. Today she's hosting a class for all those considering, or currently delving into, sex work. She'll be breaking down the inter-sniping that can too often occur between divisions of work (dancer vs. escort vs. street worker), and sharing the reasons for solidarity if you're gonna be up on that pole or on your back for cash. Hint: they're important.
Sun/25 6 p.m., $10
Femina Potens gallery
2199 Market, SF
The Art of Female Ejaculation
“The Fountain of the Goddess” is the subtitle for Sheri Winston's primer on how to get your favorite va-jay-jay (ugh, no props to your proto-linguistic ingenuity, Oprah) gushing that sweet, sweet Amrita. Oh yes, she goes there. Winston will take you back into ancient India's reverence for the “Nectar of Life,” which sadly today has been reduced to fodder for Amsterdam sideshow-porn star shooting competition. Learn how to evoke your inner squirting goddess with her.
Tues/27 6- 8 p.m., $25-30
1620 Polk, SF