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Get into the groove for NightLife's annual celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride!
Schedule of Events
Future of Love Drag Performance
8:40 - 9:30pm
-----> Join drag queen extraordinaire Heklina, host of the weekly “Mother” party at SF nightclub The Oasis, for a drag show of fabulously unparalleled proportions celebrating “the future of love.”
Show Performances include: House of Glitter, Mahlae Balenciaga, Miss Shugana
Future of Love Costume Contest
-----> Show up in your best "Future of Love" getup and get rewarded! Strike a pose on stage for the annual Pride costume contest and you could win a year of NightLife tickets and prizes from Good Vibrations.
Hella Gay Dance Party
------> In the Coral Reef, experience the celebratory, sexy stylings of DJs from Oakland’s exuberant Hella Gay Dance Party.
6:00 - 8:00pm, Swagger Like Us
8:00 - 10:00pm, Juanita More
------> Inside the Piazza, unleash your inner dance floor diva with a high-energy set by Bay Area Queer DJ Collective Swagger Like Us and legendary drag performer and DJ Juanita More.
The Future of Love: Advocacy and Technology
7:00, 7:30 & 8:00pm
------> Watch a comedic and dance performance from nationally recognized Trans-advocate Mia Satya.
------> Listen to an informative talk on the Future of Love in the age of technology from SF Chronicle journalist, Marissa Lang.
------> Hear from Trans couple and advocates - Jim Howley, from Trans American Love Story and Clair Farley, founder of the #TransLove campaign & Director of Economic Development at the SF LGBT Center as they discuss, The Future of #TransLove.
6:00 - 10:00pm
------> Delve into the history of the Cockettes, an avant-garde and flamboyant ensemble of hippies that put on legendary midnight musicals in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, with the Castro’s GLBT Historical Society.
Bay Area Queer Art & Zines
6:00 - 10:00pm
------> Check out the latest and greatest in queer art & zines from Bay Area Queer Zine Fest. Curated picks include: Queer Anxiety Babiez Distrobibliophiliac zines | Mixed Rice Zines | Sarah Grace Gladstone | Cheers from the Wasteland/Li Patron | Anand Vedawala | Marie Njoku-ObiSilver | Sprocket Bicycle Club | Rad Breath | ivy atoms
6:00 - 10:00pm
------> Learn about the Rainbow World Fund, an all-volunteer, LGBT-based humanitarian aid organization, and marvel at the collection of Good Vibrations’ Antique Vibrator Museum.
- Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
- Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
- Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
- Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.
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NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.