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HARD FRENCH STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRADLEY MANNING

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This year the committee that organizes the official Pride celebration named Private Manning their Grand Marshal, only to retract it 48 hours later. Pride marks an anniversary of brave queers fighting for their rights at the historical Stonewall Riots in NYC on June 28th, 1969, many of them going to jail for what they believe in. Private Manning also spoke out about the truth, and June 1st will mark Manning’s third year in prison and the start of their military trial. Hard French will celebrate Pride in Manning’s honor. Since the Board of the SF Pride Committee, the organization that supposedly celebrates the beginning of the gay liberation movement , does not feel Manning is a leader of the people, Hard French will honor Manning as our Grand Marshal. WE ARE PRIDE, and we dedicate this event to Private Manning, raising awareness about their trial, and honoring the legacies of all queer freedom fighting by queer GI resisters and queer political prisoners.

100% of the donations received at the photobooth, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bradley Manning Support Network. To find out more information on Manning or how to get involved, please visit these links:

Bradley Manning Support Network
http://www.bradleymanning.org/
UK Guardian Article about Manning and Pride
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/27/bradley-manning-sf-gay-pride
The Iraq Veterans Against the War/Civilian-Soldier Alliance SF Chapters Joint Statement
http://on.fb.me/188SeYE

HARD FRENCH HEARTS LOS HOMOS 2013

Hard French Hearts Los Homos

An intergalactic Pride party for all the gayliens who love to dance in outer space.

Pride Sunday June 30th, 2013
4pm – 11pm
Roccapulco (3140 Mission St)
21+ Only Event
Buy Tickets: $15 (early pre sale), $20 (regular pre sale), $65 (day pass with benefits)
Facebook RSVP

DJ Carnita & Brown Amy

Spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s

live performances by:
THEESatisfaction (Seattle)
Funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi babes that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula, Rucker and Q-Tip

theesatisfaction.com

Magic Mouth (Portland)
Queer post-punkers with soulful vocals that will have you clapping, smiling and rocking out into deep space.

magicmouth.net

Midtown Social (SF)
Nine high-energy locals playing tightly-grooved, heartfelt, and original soul-stepping anthems

midtownsocial.bandpage.com

Special guest DJs:
DJ Olga T (Good Times, Oakland)
DJ Taco Tuesday (I Heart Cochinas Tongas, SF)

As Always:
the Hard French Jiggalicious Drag Babes
Drag Babes shakin it down and making you move
Dulce De Leche
Alotta Boutte
Grace Towers
Kitty Von Quim
Amoania
Rotimi Agbabiaka

our Infamous Photobooth/Fundraiser
Photobooth will benefit the Bradley Manning Support Network.

About the Venue
For decades Roccapulco has been the heart of San Francisco’s salsa music scene, playing host to legends like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Hard French is thrilled to bring our special brand of queer to this historic and amazing space. Speaking of the space – it is HUGE with tons of tables and booths, 2 balconies a giant dancefloor and one of the city’s best sound systems.

Hard French stands in solidarity with Private Manning.

This year the committee that organizes the official Pride celebration named Private Manning their Grand Marshal, only to retract it 48 hours later. Pride marks an anniversary of brave queers fighting for their rights at the historical Stonewall Riots in NYC on June 28th, 1969, many of them going to jail for what they believe in. Private Manning also spoke out about the truth, and June 1st will mark Manning’s fourth year in prison and the start of their military trial. Hard French will celebrate Pride in Manning’s honor. Since the Board of the SF Pride Committee, the organization that supposedly celebrates the beginning of the gay liberation movement , does not feel Manning is a leader of the people, Hard French will honor Manning as our Grand Marshal. WE ARE PRIDE, and we dedicate this event to Private Manning, raising awareness about their trial, and honoring the legacies of all queer freedom fighting by queer GI resisters and queer political prisoners.

100% of the donations received at the photobooth, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bradley Manning Support Network. To find out more information on Manning or how to get involved, please visit these links:

Bradley Manning Support Network
UK Guardian Article about Manning and Pride

Hard French DJs at Public Works Presents: MISSION UNITED

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Public Works is rallying some of its favorite co-conspirators from all around the Mission for a night of Food, Art, Sounds, Styles and Philanthropy. Mission United aims to bring the diversity and creativity of our favorite neighborhood under one roof for a night of community celebration. Always looking for ways to give back to the community, Public Works will be donating the proceeds to both the San Francisco Community Music Center, Mission Graduates and San Francisco Goodwill. In addition to being beneficiaries of the event, Goodwill will be hosting the “Goodwill Lounge,” showcasing some of the amazing fashion and unique treasures to be found in their stores. While you peruse the Goodwill gems and bask in local art and food, we welcome you to enjoy the sounds from some of San Francisco’s best DJ crews. Shake your hips to the scratchy 45′s of Hard French. Move your feet to the funky soul from the Motown on Mondays gang. Nod your head to the eclectic hip hop vibes of Grown Kids Radio and let your freak flag fly with the ladies from Stay Gold, Mancub & Cap’n Kirk from the Space Cowboys, Melyss from Opel and Mission stalwarts DJ Theory, Roost Uno, plus a host of wandering minstrels and performers. This night promises to be a raucous reminder of everything you love about San Francisco’s most happenin’ hood.

And because we always have your well-being in mind, we are going to have a plethora of discounts and goodies for you. Admission is free for all who donate clothing before 930pm
The first 100 donating clothing after 930 receive their choice of either a free drink or a free movie pass.

EVENT DETAILS:
PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTS : MISSION UNITED : CELEBRATING THE MISSION & BENEFITTING SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER,
MISSION GRADUATES, and SAN FRANCISCO GOODWILL

Saturday May 25, 2013 at Public Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco.
8PM – 3AM
Tickets: $5 at the door before 11pm / $10 after
Presale: $5
Ticketing:  http://ticketf.ly/18rQxmp
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/100389106833570/
Ages 21+

About Goodwill :
The Goodwill Mission : We create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate.We open doorways to jobs for local people in need. Goodwill
provides structured on-the-job training, life skills coaching, and employment opportunities to people ready to transform their lives. Called The Goodwill Way,
our proven method moves people from hopelessness and dependency to confidence and stability through the power of work. We focus on people coming
out of prison, off the streets, and out of addiction – the chronically unemployed for whom Goodwill is often a last hope. We help many migrate from public
assistance to paycheck, become self-sufficient, and take part in supporting their families and communities.
More than 80% of our revenue comes selling goods generously donated by residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. We operate 33
donation sites, 21 stores, an eCommerce business, and a salvage operation – staffed primarily by people participating in our job training programs. (The
balance of our revenue comes from grants and philanthropy, including individual gifts)

http://www.sfgoodwill.org

About San Francisco Community Music Center:
With branches in the Mission and Richmond districts, as well as programs throughout the city, Community Music Center makes music accessible to people
of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Our students range in age from one to 90+ years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western
classical to Chinese to Latin Music. Founded in 1921, Community Music Center is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s
largest provider of high quality, affordable music education. From our teachers to our office staff, we’re all committed to sharing our love of music and
helping our students succeed.

http://sfcmc.org/

About Mission Graduates :
Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. For 40 years, Mission Graduates (MG) has been an important institution in San Francisco’s Mission District–an ethnically mixed, low-income community, where per capita income is just $13,951. Mission Graduates (then called St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center) was first created by members of St. John’s the Episcopal church, as a tutorial program for under-performing neighborhood children.In late 2006, after an extensive assessment of its historic strengths as an organization, Mission Graduates strengthened its commitment to getting more kids from the neighborhood into college as a means to achieve economic equity and strengthen the fabric of the Mission community. College education as an “end goal” is a theme that is woven through all of our academic enrichment programs serving low-income youth in the Mission District, the majority of whom are Latino. This population is greatly under-represented at four-year colleges due to a variety of factors, including little household expectation for going to college, a lack of information about financial aid, concerns about residency status, and over-taxed high school counselors.We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of K-12 after-school, in-school and summer programs that reach over 1,100 children, youth and families each year.

http://www.missiongraduates.org/

HARD FRENCH APRIL w/ Special Guest DJ BEYONDA

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HARD FRENCH
a saturday afternoon soul music dance party

April 6th, 2pm – 8pm
$7 – dancing and cruising
3pm – 4pm: $1 beers
3pm – 5pm: free BBQ until its all gone!

yr Hard French DJs:
DJ Carnita & DJ Brown Amy
Spinning the baddest all-vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the ’60s

special guest DJ:
Beyonda (A Hole In My Soul — PDX)
Raised on Dirty South, Soul, Gospel and Memphis sounds DJ Beyonda has spent a decade traveling the US spinning her collection of rare, vintage Soul and Rhythm & Blues 45s.

“I’ve Got a Hole in My Soul,” her 6 year-old, ground-breaking monthly of late 50s-early 60s Soul, Rhythm & Blues, & early Rock n Roll 45s has achieved legendary status with heavyweight dj-collectors and “beautifully ecstatic dancers” around the country.

w/ the Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes
“Babes shakin it down and making you move.”

As Always:
**Hard French photo booth photographed by Shot In The City! (6pm – 8pm)**

All PHOTO BOOTH proceeds will benefit the Sick Collective. SICK is an artist-driven collective that aims to unite a community of artists who are simultaneously navigating chronic illness and gender-variant identities in the Bay Area and beyond.http://www.sickcollective.org/

Bridge HIV from the San Francisco Department of Public Health will be in attendance handing out information on their newest vaccines and studies.

HARD DANCING. HARD CRUISING. HARD FRENCH.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARD FRENCH

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARD FRENCH
a saturday afternoon soul music dance party

Our wild child is about to turn three and we can’t wait to celebrate with all of you babes who have made dance magic for the past three years! Get ready for lots of fun birthday surprises and Hard French staples as we kick off a new season of hard dancing and hard cruising.

March 2nd, 2pm – 8pm
$7 – dancing and cruising
3pm – 4pm: $1 beers
3pm – 5pm: free BBQ until its all gone!

yr Hard French DJs:
DJ Carnita & DJ Brown Amy
Spinning the baddest all-vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the ’60s

special guest DJ:
Primo (Oldies Night)

w/ the Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes
“Babes shakin it down and making you move.”

As Always:
**Hard French photo booth created by Tommy Tuff and photographed by Shot In The City! (6pm – 8pm)**

–All PHOTO BOOTH proceeds will benefit the AIDS Lifecycle rides of HF friends Aaron Kantor and Sean Lackey

HARD DANCING. HARD CRUISING. HARD FRENCH.

Hard French is for Lovers! Valentines Day NightLife at the CA Academy of Sciences

Join us for the perfect Valentines Day date at the California Academy of Sciences this Thursday night from 6-10pm! We <3 NIGHTLIFE and we <3 YOU so join us for Hard French tunes, a couples dance off and lots of Hard French surprises for you lovers out there. Buy your tickets, RSVP on Facebook & see more details below!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Beer Week in one fell swoop. Taste your way through a beer hall populated with the likes of Almanac Beer Co. (Biere de Chocolat, anyone?), Anchor Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Drake’s Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Pac Brew Lab, and many more.

Center for Sex and Culture founders Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence will deliver fascinating talks in the Forum with guest Midori. In the East Pavilion, sample sweet treats from Whole Foods, make a good old fashioned valentine at SCRAP’s craft table, and stop by the Photoboof for posterity’s sake.

In the aquarium, enjoy “gold classics” being spun by Sweet Cheeks DJs Loco and Mawkus in the coral reef, and strike up a conversation about extreme mating in the animal kingdom while wandering through Animal Attraction. In the Piazza, Hard French DJs Carnita and Brown Amy will whip up a soul storm, topped with grown-up board games and a few surprises.

For details and tickets, please visit:
http://bit.ly/nightlife-info

Party with us online!
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/calacademy-nightlife
Follow us on Twitter: @calacademy_nl
Follow us on Do415: http://do415.com/Nightlife

NightLife takes place Thursday nights (6-10pm) at the California Academy of Sciences. Music, Creatures and Cocktails. 21+

 

Where To Buy Your Winter Ball Tickets

WHOA! You Did it Hard Frenchers!! We have officially reached our quota for online ticket sales. This is going to be GOOD!

Tickets are NOT SOLD OUT! You can visit these retail locations to purchase tickets (you will automatically be entered to win a free hotel room at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, too!):

  • Hangr 16 (San Francisco): 3128 16th St (btwn Guerrero and Valencia), thru Friday February 1st.
  • Saturn Cafe (Santa Cruz): 145 Laurel Street,  thru Friday Februray 1st.

We’ll also have tickets available at these nightlife events (and one shopping party),  look for the Hard French sign!

  • Wednesday January 30th, Stay Gold, 10pm, Public Works (161 Erie Street, San Francisco)
  • Thursday January 31st, Hard French Hearts Stony Pony Shop In, Stone Pony (3552 20th St. btwn Mission and Valencia, San Francisco). Get your look for the Ball with the Stone Pony stylists!
  • Friday February 1st, SOMETHING Soul, , 10pm, the Stud (399 9th St., San Francisco)

Tickets will also be available at the Cocoanut Grove Box Office on February 2nd from 2pm – 5pm and when doors open at 9pm.

Remember to guarantee entry into the event – get your tickets early! See you at the ball!

xoxo the Hard French Crew

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