Yours Truly: A benefit for Ghost Ship

Yours Truly
A benefit for the victims of the Ghost Ship fire

Wednesday, December 7th, 9pm
El Rio
$5 + NOTAFLOF

100% of proceeds will be evenly divided between the Trans Assistance Project who are collecting money to pay for funeral services and end of life costs for the trans women who lost their lives in the fire –https://www.transassistance.org/

and the fund set up by Grey Area who is working directly with the Oakland Mayors Office to ensure the appropriate distribution of proceeds. (https://www.youcaring.com/firevictimsofoaklandfiredec232016-706684)

“Not everything has to be on the main road, sometimes you find paradise in the smallest places” – Frankie Knuckles

Fellow Dream Makers,
Our community has been struck by a tremendous loss this past weekend. We admire your resilience and honor your commitment to the collective magic. We are strongest together. Like many of you we are at a loss for words. We all find solace, however, in our community.

This Wednesday night Hard French and El Rio invite you to gather, embrace, share, be, dance, sing or just get some air with family while we honor our fallen primos in Oakland.

Hard French XXX, 9.25.16

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Hard French XXX
Cat Club, 1190 Folsom
Folsom Sunday, September 25th
6pm – 12am // $10-$20 presale @ $25 the door
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featuring an all-female all-POC DJ lineup of
Discwoman w/ Analog Soul (NYC)
Mozhgan (We Are Monsters)
Olga T (Mango)
Brown Amy (Hard French)

Hoe-ly Durtbags Hard French we see you. Hiding in that dark corner, being a little malcreada. Wearing your cochina chonies. Looking but barely being seen. You want to partake, you want a taste, your privates beckon. But you’ve never tried…..Should you?

Show your chonies boo!! This year Hard French has you smothered. Folsom Sunday 2016 join us and hundreds of your most divergent hermanas for the 1 Folsom after-party especially designed with you in mind.

Hard French is proud to present an all female all POC DJ line up Folsom Sunday 2016 featuring Discwoman represented by Analog Soul and DJs Mozhgan, Olga T and our very own Brown Amy. Step inside one of San Francisco’s notoriously perviest spaces, The Cat Club, for the hottest ending to SF’s sexiest weekend.

graphic design by Sean Martinez

6 YEARS of HARD DANCING.
6 YEARS OF HARD CRUISING.
6 YEARS OF HARD FRENCH.
#HF666 Party like the Beast Baby

6th Annual Hard French Hearts Los Homos

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HARD FRENCH ▼s LOS HOMOS VI – Pride Sunday w/ PSYCHIC TV
Our 6th Annual Pride Party w/ 1 block party, 2 stages, 6 clubs in 6 hours
and a live performance by Genesis P-Orridge with Psychic TV and Bézier

Quick Links:
Tickets: http://hardfrenchloshomos2016.eventbrite.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619150251736277/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hardfrench

Pride Sunday June 26th, 2016
3pm-11pm (block party 3pm-8pm)
$15 hella early bird tickets (SOLD OUT) // $20 early bird pre-sale // $25 general pre-sale// $30 at the door
Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street), 21+
Buy tickets: http://hardfrenchloshomos2016.eventbrite.com/

MEZZANINE MAIN STAGE (3pm – 11pm)
live performance by Psychic TV with Genesis P-Orridge
live set by Bézier
& 6 clubs in 6 hours: Bae vs LA
Hosted by: Haus of Hoe

STEVENSON ALLEY OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY (3pm – 8pm)
featuring your Hard French DJs Brown Amy & Carnita
spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, north soul stunners, and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s
with the infamous Jiggalicious Dance Babes
Babes shakin it down and makin you move

PRIDE PHOTO BOOTH
by Shot In The City

6 YEARS of HARD DANCING.
6 YEARS OF HARD CRUISING.
6 YEARS OF HARD FRENCH▼s LOS HOMOS.
#HF666 Party like the Beast Baby

CLUB SODA: a Hard French Fundraiser for SOMArts

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On Saturday, April 23, SOMArts Cultural Center teams up with infamous dance party Hard French to transform SOMArts into Club Soda – A one-night-only, after-hours benefit for SOMArts’ programs. Club Soda will showcase the best in Hard French Films, DJs, Dancing and Drag:

SODA FOUNTAIN OUTDOOR PATIO
Hard French Film Festival and Happy Hour (10PM – 11PM)
Aron Kantor and Jorge Portillo are the masterminds behind many of Hard French’s viral videos. Watch them all under the stars at this special early happy hour screening.

Food Truck, Lounge, and Beer Garden
Need a break from dancing? Got the munchies? D’Maize will be serving up the tastiest pupusas this side of the 101 and the bar will be open until 2 am!

CLUB SODA MAINSTAGE
DJ MOZHGAN (We are Monsters)
Mozghan Shariat is a wizard. As part of the We Are Monsters party collective, Mozghan has been casting dancefloor spells around SF for years.

DJ Primo (Woman, Club Lonely)
We don’t have to tell you how weird this could get.

With your favorite Hard French DJs Brown Amy and Carnita
We wonder if these two might have a few surprises up their sleeves.

SODA POP 2AM DRAG SHOW
Curated by yr hostess BOY YOUNG (Woman, Pound Puppy) and featuring:
Miss J
Willard
Trangela Lansbury
Pseuda

6 years of Hard Dancing
6 years of Hard Cruising
6 years of Hard French
#HF666

Hard French + Honey Soundsystem

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Hard French + Honey Soundsystem
yr favorite saturday afternoon soul music dance party w/ a touch of Honey
Saturday April 2nd
2pm – 8pm, $10
Free BBQ till its gone!
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OUR STICKY GUESTS:
HONEY SOUNDSYSTEM
w/ DJs Josh Cheon and Robot Hustle spinning their favorite soul and funk records

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

FREAK OUTS by:
Tim, Devon and Jorge

JIGGALICIOUS SPELLS CAST BY:
The Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes

FREE BBQ on the PATIO

PHOTO BOOTH BY Shot in the City Photography

DOOR DIVA:
Dean Disaster

6 YEARS of HARD DANCING.
6 YEARS OF HARD CRUISING.
6 YEARS OF HARD FRENCH.
#HF666 Party like the Beast Baby

Hard French Winter Ball

** PRESALE TICKETS TO THE WINTER BALL ARE NOW SOLD OUT! WE WILL HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR SALE DAY OF EVENT at 7PM. SEE YOU AT THE BALL!**

6th Annual Hard French Winter Ball
A formally dressed, informally wild night to remember
Saturday January 30, 2015,
9pm-2am
Starline Social Club, Oakland

Featuring:

In the Starline Grand Ballroom…
A special hometown performance by Living Legend Sugar Pie DeSanto

In the Nuestras Señoras Speakeasy….
Nonstop dance party with DJ Olga T and friends

In the Bienvenidos Drag Lounge…
Cosmic Drag numbers by yr hosts Dulce de Leche, Kitty Von Quim, Jupiter, and Miss Cleo Patois!

With rotating DJ sets by DJs Carnita, Brown Amy, and special guest Brontez on both floors throughout the night!

prom photos by Shot In The City Photography

$15 limited presale (SOLD OUT)
$20 regular presale (SOLD OUT)
$25 at the door at 9PM (Limited availability)

For the sixth year in a row we’re going all out for the formally dressed, informally wild, 60’s soul adult prom known as the Hard French Winter Ball. Not only are we hosting it in the gorgeous ballroom of Oakland’s new Starline Social Club, but we’re going to be honored with another fiery hometown performance by Oakland’s own 79 year old living legend, Sugar Pie DeSanto. She has been packing ballrooms for over 60 years and now’s your chance to dress up and get down with Sugar Pie. Ask a date, start working on that fancy outfit and buy your pre-sale ticket today because you don’t want to miss this ball.

About the Starline Social Club:
The Starline Social Club is located in a former Odd Fellow’s Hall and saloon built in 1883 at the corner of West Grand Ave. and MLK Jr. Way in Uptown Oakland. Revamped and reopened in early 2015, it features a 400-person ballroom upstairs for live performances and 50-person bar and restaurant on the ground floor. Originally an Odd Fellows Hall, it’s had many tenants over the years, including a saloon, a social club for the deaf and Starline Janitorial Supply; more recently, it’s played host to countless underground dance parties.

About Sugar Pie DeSanto:
We’re thrilled to be welcoming back living legend Sugar Pie DeSanto for her third Hard French performance. DeSanto, now 79 year old, recorded hits in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s that we regularly play at Hard French including Soulful Dress, I Want To Know, I Don’t Wanna Fuss, Go Go Power and a pair of songs she recorded with her childhood friend ETTA JAMES, Down In The Basement and Do I Make Myself Clear. Speaking of Sugar Pie and Etta, the only thing we like more than the songs they recorded together is the fact that in the 50’s they ran together in a San Francisco girl gang called the Lucky 20’s!! DeSanto now calls Oakland home and can often be spotted at some of the city’s finest dives.

Accessibility information:
Because the Starline is in a 133 year old building the upstairs ballroom is only accessible by two flights of stairs. If you have any accessibility needs or questions about the venue’s setup please contact as at info@hardfrench.com so that we can work to accommodate you.

6 YEARS of HARD DANCING.
6 YEARS OF HARD CRUISING.
6 YEARS OF HARD FRENCH.
#HF666 Party like the Beast Baby