What does the future look like for our alternative sexuality community? While the political system borders on redundancy and no one cares about it anymore, perhaps now's the time to turn our focus inward. Two projects are in the works to look at the interior world of queers – and they both could use a hand from you.
First up, Madison Young and Femina Potens' “Building Our Own Picket Fences,” a group art show that will turn FP's new gallery space into a series of experiencial multimedia projects. Young, Midori, Monica Canilao, Mev Luna, Amelia Reiff Hill, and Harrison Bartlett have been selected to depict what their new family traditions look like.
“As a child I knew I didn't want to exist within that traditional construct of that white picket fence,” says Young in her Kickstarter video (yep, the project is looking for $5,000). “I want the white picket fence, but I want it my way.”
Wanting it your way is a prerequisite if you're going to help out filmmaker Danielle Fernández. Fernández is creating a documentary called In My Room for the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, and – shocking, San Francisco! – needs your help in tracking down queers of color to invite her and her crew into their bedroom. Got what it takes? She's asking interested party to send her a photo of themselves, their room, and a list of three things they do in their bedroom on a regular basis. Find more info here.
Now, sex events.
“Bawdy Storytelling: Infomaniac”
Semantics? Maybe, but words have power, baby – the power to entertain and arouse, in this event's case. This month's Bawdy features a Good Vibrations strap-on fashion show, and cerebral stories from Carol Queen, transgender comedian Morgan, Mollena, and slutty blogger Fleur De Lis.
Wed/12 8 p.m., $15
The Blue Macaw
2565 Mission, SF
Jack Davis' Penis Show
Look at it – Jack Davis' singular passion, the crocheted penis. Struck by the number of women creating vulva art in his college art classes, Davis has been building the pincushion phalli for decades. View whole walls of them at this art opening in Good Vibes' back gallery space.
Thu/13 6-8 p.m., free
1620 Polk, SF
“Exploring the Taboos of Intimate Fun” with Frank Moore
Rub one out at this presentation by shaman-performer Frank Moore. He's seeking to unlock a state of erotic friction called Lila. Finally, an excuse to dry hump like you mean it.
Sat/15 8 p.m., sliding scale $5-$25
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission, SF
Beatpig one-year anniversary
Walter Gomez and Juanita More take their drag-BDSM slutfest into its second year of existence tonight. Break down to More's beats and knock back $1 shot specials. Even better? Your five bucks of cover go to fund the Transgender Law Center. See, it feels good to feel good – or bad, as the case might be.
Sat/15 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $5
1347 Folsom, SF
St. James Infirmary ad campaign launch
The peer-based sex worker clinic is taking a bold move in its quest for justice for those that trade sex for funds. They'll be placing ads featuring real sex workers on Muni buses all over town – putting them in the public eye and boldly asserting “You know a sexworker” (that's the campaign's title). Come eat, drink, and be merry with those involved at this reception.
Sun/16 5-8 p.m., $10 suggested donation
Intersection for the Arts
925 Mission, SF