HARD FRENCH PRIDE FEATURING EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING

Be Psychedelic Hard French

This forthcoming Pride Sunday, Hard French Presents invites you to cross your eyes and dot your peas for an unbelievably wobbly , totally hamburger, entirely supernatural Hard French▼s Los Homos.

Our 8th Annual Pride Party astroplanes your hella gay dreams with 1 Bruja Alley Party, an “Ay De Mi!” DJ line up, and live performances from space by Shopping and the Undeniable Legendry of Evelyn “Champagne” King. White Rabbbit baby!

Pride Sunday June 24th, 2018
3pm-11pm (outdoor block party 3pm-8pm)
$25 Early Bird Pre Sale // $30-$35 general pre-sale// Some tickets available at the door
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hard-french-s-los-homos-viii-tickets-45876086610
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/457371778017675/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/hardfrench

Featuring live performances by:
EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING!
&
SHOPPING (UK)

With yr hosts:
Dulce de Leche & Lil Miss Hot Mess

Marathon Dance Floor by:
OLGA T (Mango)
VIN SOL (Club Lonely)

with a special San Francisco Family Reunion B2B opening set featuring:

SINDRI (Salad Saturdays, LA) & STANLEY FRANK SENSATION (Beatpig, Daytime Realness, SF)

YOUR STEVENSON ALLEY OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY (3pm – 8pm)

con:

THE B- SIDE BRUJAS (OAK) & your HARD FRENCH DJ’s spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners, and funky foot stompers this side of the 60’s

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Evelyn Champagne King

They called her “Bubbles” because of her effervescent personality and sense of humor. Some thought she’d grow up to become a comedienne. But young Evelyn King was an all-around performer who sang, danced… whatever it took to hold her audience of friends and family members.

“You have to live life to know life,” says vocalist-supreme Evelyn “Champagne” King. “That’s the philosophy I apply to my day-to-day dealings and that’s the philosophy I apply to making my music.”

Evelyn “Champagne” King is one of the few disco stars who successfully weathered the decline of disco to have more hits through the 1980’s. Not only did she manage to survive as a star into the 1980’s, she is still recording and touring frequently today. Evelyn was born into a musical family. She was born in The Bronx and her father, EricK King, performed often as a stand-in singer for various groups, occasionally at the legendary Apollo Theatre. Later, her family moved to Philadelphia, at 14-years-old Evelyn began performing professionally with a local band from South Philly.

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HARD DANCING.

HARD CRUISING.

HARD FRENCH▼s LOS HOMOS

8 years of chingaderas baby. Te conocemos 😉

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MAY 19th: HARD FRENCH FAMILY REUNION, El Rio

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Hard French Family Reunion
Saturday May 19th, 2018
El Rio, 3158 Mission Street
2pm -8pm, $12

Can you believe it’s been almost a year since we last embraced and frenched a little at El Rio? We’ve shaken it with Ronnie Spector and grooved with Thelma Houston but nothing compares 2 the patio. Come out and bring/find a babe at our only party at El Rio this year. Let’s get reunited!

HOME COOKERS:
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

DELIVERY DAD:
Primo (Club Lonely)

DEN MOMS:
Tim, Devon and Jorge

BABES ON A BOX:
The Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes

FREE BBQ on the PATIO

PHOTO BOOTH BY Shot In The City Photography

Winter Ball 2018 featuring Thelma Houston

8th Annual Hard French Winter Ball w/ special guest Thelma Houston
Saturday February 3, 2018 9pm-2am
@ Grand Theater / Gray Area
2665 Mission Street 94110

TICKETS /// FACEBOOK

Featuring:
disco dancefloor bliss
w/THELMA HOUSTON
back alley beats
w/DJ BUS STATION JOHN
& soul stomping grooves
w/ BROWN AMY & CARNITA
This is a 21+ event

REMINDER : The Hard French Winter Ball is a LOOK FORWARD Disco Rocketship. Dress for the Prom you WANTED to go to! ♥
XXX
Hard French

Thelma Houston:
R&B diva Thelma Houston rose to fame in 1977 with the hit single “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” which gave her the distinction of being the first solo female artist at Motown to win the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. She enjoyed a distinguished career as a performer and recording artist both before and after her signature tune hit the charts. Thelma has continued to dazzle audiences worldwide, including appearing before the Pope, performing at inaugural events for President Obama, and electrifying millions of viewers on such programs as “American Idol,” “The View,” “America’s Got Talent,” and many more. She is known for her dedication to humanitarian causes, including tireless efforts in the battle against AIDS and deep commitments to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Beverly Hills/Hollywood branch of the NAACP

Grand Theater/Gray Area:
In 2014 the Gray Area found a permanent home in the Mission District at The Grand Theater, a former 870-seat single screen cinema built in 1940. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Gray Area $100,000 to develop an immersive theater for experimental surround cinema allowing them to secure this historic building.

Hard French x Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes

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HARD FRENCH ▼s LOS HOMOS VII – Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes

Be strong Hard French. This forthcoming Pride Sunday, Hard French Presents invites you to keep it going for an incredibly special, pretty unbelievable, entirely magical Hard French▼ Los Homos.

Our 7th Annual Pride Party spills over this year with 1 Bruja block party, 2 stages, 6 clubs in 6 hours and one legendary performance featuring none other than the incomparable RONNIE SPECTOR and the THE RONETTES ♥.

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HARD FRENCH ▼s LOS HOMOS VII
featuring:
RONNIE SPECTOR
& THE RONETTES
Pride Sunday June 25th, 2017
3pm-11pm (block party 3pm-8pm)
Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street), 21+

$20 Early Bird Pre Sale (SOLD OUT) // $30 general pre-sale// // $60 Los Homos VIP Express // Some tickets available at the door
Buy tickets: https://hardfrenchloshomos7.eventbrite.com/

MEZZANINE MAIN STAGE (3pm – 11pm)
Live performance by RONNIE SPECTOR & THE RONETTES & an ALL -DAY dance party with your favorite clubs from The Bay and LA.
CREATURE (Stud, SF)
LA DISCO ES QULTURA ( LA)
CLUB LONELY (Omg, SF)
MANGO (El Rio, SF)
GAYS H8 TECHNO (SF)

STEVENSON ALLEY OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY (3pm – 8pm)
featuring: THE B- SIDE BRUJAS (OAK) & your HARD FRENCH DJ’s spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners, and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Ronnie Spector
& The Ronettes
Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock and roll in the 1960s. And to this day, no one has ever surpassed Ronnie’s powerful trademark vocals, her gutsy attitude, or her innocent but knowing sexuality. For these qualities and more, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2007.
http://www.ronniespector.com/

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BECAUSE OF LOVE
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Manchester, Mezzanine has asked us to inform you of some additional security measures they’ll be taking this Sunday. During entry you can expect a bag check, a wand scan and or a pat down. Extra security staff will be present inside the club. We have asked Mezzanine to be mindful to the unique needs of our community and to be sensitive to the impact that increased security has on the variety of Hard Frenchers that attend the event. Mezzanine has committed to meeting these requests. We ask that you be respectful of your brothers’ and sisters’ party time and strive to be your most efficient party self during entry and while in the venue.

We love you boo.
xoxo Hard French

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HARD DANCING.
HARD CRUISING.
HARD FRENCH▼s LOS HOMOS.
7 years of magic. 7 Years of you.

 

7th Annual Hard French Winter Ball

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7th Annual Hard French Winter Ball
Heaven is a place on Earth
Saturday February 18, 2017
9pm-2am
@ Grand Theater / Gray Area

Buy Pre-Sale Tickets @ http://bit.ly/2jf0LnU

Featuring:
Curated Dancsendence with Bay Area Legend
PAM THE FUNKSTRESS
sweet little lies by
FLEETWOOD MACRAMÉ
y
baile suavecito por
BROWN AMY & CARNITA
$15 limited presale
$20 regular presale
$25 at the door at 9PM (Limited availability)
Buy Pre-Sale Tickets @ http://bit.ly/2jf0LnU

This February Hard French invites you to Seventh Heaven for the formally dressed, informally wild, adult prom known as the Hard French Winter Ball. We bring it home to the Mission and enter the mystery with you this year with a celebration of you at the iconic Grand Theater at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Your Winter Ball includes a very special DJ set by pioneer Bay Area DJ Pam the Funkstress, a live performance by Fleetwood Macramé and the usual lot of Hard French surprises. Ask a date(s), prep a look for looks and buy your pre-sale ticket today because this years ball is not the one you wanna be all chiyeta about after cuz you didn’t go. It’s time.

About Pam The Funkstress:

One of the nation’s most recognized female DJs, Pam The Funkstress, is a true pioneer. She recently joined Prince on his lavish Piano and a Microphone tour, DJ’ing his after parties with her well honed blend of classic funk and golden era hip hop. It
was a crowning achievement for the longtime DJ, known around the Bay Area for her scratching prowess and her radio and club residencies.
She busted out on the recording scene as a member of The Coup in 1993 with their debut album “Kill My Landlord”. Filling a political underground void, the East Oakland based Coup, earned critical acclaim by following up with“Genocide and Juice” (1994), and “Steal this Album” (1998). But it has been her commitment to the
underground, DJs, and the music they embrace that has kept her fans scouring record stores and trade publications to get the latest cuts and dirt on their favorite DJ. To call Pam The Funkstress a DJ/Recording Artist would be negligent. She is an advocate for female independence and the pursuit of civil rights. College campuses frequently invited her to speak at symposiums and on panels to spread her message of success by self-reliance to the next generation. The Funkstress has been featured in music publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, 4080, Rap Pages, Ms., Fader and Wired just to name a few. Known for cuttin’ the wax with more than just her hands, she has been asked to grace the opening stage for the elite in rap music. From KRS-One to Grandmaster Flash to Sean “Puffy” Combs in Europe, Pam The Funkstress has answered the call of duty to get the crowd fired up. From East to West, from studio to stage, Pam The Funkstress lights up the tables and always leaves the party smokin’.

About Fleetwood Macramé:

Fleetwood Macramé is quickly becoming the Bay Area’s most exciting tribute band. What began as a simple exercise in fun has turned into an awe inspiring live experience complete with show stopping renditions of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits. Audience participation is encouraged, and Bay Area crowds are coming in
droves to sing along with Fleetwood Macrame. Whats more, they sound so much like Fleetwood Mac, if you closed your eyes you would think it was the real thing. Only its better, because you are front row!

About the Grand Theater/Gray Area:

In 2014 the Gray Area found a permanent home in the Mission District at The GrandTheater, a former 870-seat single screen cinema built in 1940. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Gray Area $100,000 to develop an immersive theater for experimental surround cinema allowing them to secure this historic building.

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