Are you an ecosexual? Do you enjoy skinny dipping, walking barefoot through tall grasses, thrill to a particularly hot sunset – perhaps fill with a lover's rage at the notion of mountaintop removal and clear-cut forests?
Well then. Annie Sprinkle is out, and proud, and ready to help you be too: the classic neo-porn star has participated in lavish art weddings the world over with partner Beth Stevens to bind themselves to Mother Earth's peaks and valleys (often with Annie's 36E peaks on prominent display). Sprinkle is taking the show to Mission Control for an eco-party tomorrow (Thurs/2), along with Carol Queen's demonstration of eco-friendly sex toys, and a Gaiia-centered ritual with Francesca Gentille. You may just come out of the earth-loving closet yourself, nature mama.
Bunny Pistol's Holiday Party
Before you unwrap your presents, watch your (onstage) presents unwrap themselves – burlesque woman-about-town Bunny Pistol is bringing her friends, door presents, and goodies to one of Polk Street's best bars: the Hemlock. Come make merry...
Wed/1 8:30-11:30 p.m., $6
1131 Polk, SF
Green porno, x-rated environmental activists, closed door rites with a tantra shaman, oh my! Mission Control's pushing pause on their swinging sex-a-thons for a night to honor the earth. Turns out there's quite a few of our town's sex luminaries that are more than willing to connect their cumming with conservation.
Thurs/2 7-11 p.m., $15-20 members and allies only
2519 Mission, SF
Bent Black and Blue Gala
SF's kinky youth fiesta is turning five and best believe they're throwing themselves a soiree. This one will include a designated whipping girl for birthday spanks, magic shows, an anal ring toss (!), and all-night showings of This Ain't Avatar on the big screen. Plus all the play you can play, you naughty young things.
Fri/3 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $20
1277 Mission, SF
First Friday Follies: F#%k the Holidays
Started as a bangin' burlesque after-party for downtown Oakland's Art Murmur walk, First Friday Follies has turned into an attraction unto itself – no cover burlesque? No problem! I've had reports that previous shows have involved the onstage canoodling of a ham and cheese sandwich (different lovely ladies playing each filling ingredient), and this week's theme, F#%k the Holidays, seems like it will lend itself to striptacular shenanigans.
Fri/3 9:30 p.m., free
2330 Telegraph, Oakl.
Joy Alchemy Playshop
This new sex play space in downtown Oakland has taken to offering regular theme nights that center around rather ambiguous, good things. This month: entice and titillate. At the same time?! Yes, I know, it's a bit repetitious, but the night promises to be chock-full of everything. Yes everything: art, story-telling, improv, nudity, acceptance, lovin'. Plus, your registration gets you a “session with Hamid”! Who is Hamid, you ask? Direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and it's also a potluck.
Sat/4 5:30-9:30 p.m., $40-45 pre-registration encouraged
2273 Telegraph, Oakl.
5,400 square feet of dungeon play space for all women, women-identified, or transpeople. Hosted by Ms. Cat and Ajax, Eclipse is a regularly occurring female space, and this party promises to be no less steamy and sexy as the rest of their three years of frolicking have been.
Sat/4 8 p.m.- 1 a.m., $25
1277 Mission, SF