Summer’s Here in San Francisco — Let the Outdoor Dancing Commence!
It’s finally not (completely) awful out, so we’re doing our best to get the city dancing in our gorgeous patios and parks!
Hard French October was a blast and a half! Many thanks to our guest DJ Lucky for bringing some of the best tunes HF has ever heard, and even more thanks to all of the babes who came out and shook their tailfeathers with us. (For more on said babes check out this month’s photobooth shots by Courtney Trouble). Be sure to keep checking in with us because November’s Hard French will be the last before our winter hiatus.
Fortunately, between then and now there are still a few chances to get ahold of some soul outdoors. First up is El Rio’s 32nd Birthday Party this coming Saturday the 9th from 3-1am! Here’s what you have to look forward to:
Fabulous Bands, Tasty CockTails, Scrumptious BBQ, Dangerous Dancing and Scantily Dressed Ladies- 3p doors-close/ no cover
Happy Hour 3-5p All Drinks 1/2 OFF
House BBQ/Dinner 5 and 9p
These are some of our favorite bands—
4p JACK O THE CLOCK- American Folk/Experimental
445 MARIA MACHETES
515 MIGHTY SLIM PICKENS (a special performance w Dottie Luz)- Rockabilly / Country / Showtunes
6 THE JUDEA EDEN BAND- Rock/Folk Rock/Pop
645 MAKRU (World/Flamenco)
730 DIAMOND DAGGERS (Fantastique!!!)
745 TARTUFI- Pure Brilliance
830 DOTTIE LUX (Red Hots Burlesque)- What your Mother warned you about
8:45 WEED WOLF(Jenny Hoyston)
930 WORK BUDDIES(El Rio Rock Stars)
1030 THE EX BOYFRIENDS- PopPunk/Indie/Rock
1130 BRONZE (LOVED!!!!!)
and our rockin house dj’s!!! <—– that’s us, we’ll be on from 9-12:30!
We’re particuarly excited to see our friends TARTUFI & also the legendary WORK BUDDIES, comprised of the heroic and handsome el rio staff!
Your next chance is the very next day when we host a Hard French wrap party for the 1st ever Out Loud Comedy and Arts Festival! This is a big deal people, because we are on the same fucking flyer as Sandra Bernhard!!! How cool is that!? Anyway, maybe she’ll show up and you’ll get to dance to your favorite soul jams with her and laugh, laugh, laugh. Either way, we’ll be at Thee Parkside from 12:30-4 hyucking it up, so come!
Oh my god there’s more! We’re really stoked to be a part of this year’s BRING YOUR OWN QUEER festival happening on Saturday, October 23rd in Golden Gate Park. Why? A) Because it’s a queer music, art and performance festival, duh. B) Because it means we get to host a mini hard french in that awesome bandshell area between the DeYoung and the CA Academy of Sciences! Badass!
Don’t miss it, it’s free, and we’re going to have a really super special guest DJ.
We’ll see you in the sunshine!