Out in the Vineyard “All Gay Winemaker Dinner” aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train – Sat. March 16

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Dinner, Premiere, Wine Tasting | Posted on 31-01-2013

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to Napa Valley with 4 new gay winemakers!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Join us for our exclusive ALL GAY WINEMAKER DINNER aboard the world famous Napa Valley Wine Train!

Climb aboard The BIG GAY Train for a truly unique culinary and wine adventure with four new gay winemakers!

Dine in luxury and sip wines with in the company of the winemakers themselves as you glide up the Napa Valley in the spring evening. Enjoy an elegant, perfectly paired, five course dinner in old world luxury from acclaimed Chef Kelly MacDonald.

Tickets: $160 Gourmet Express Car / $175 VIP Vista Dome Car

“Take The GAY Train” for an extraordinary evening to celebrate OUR Wine Country.

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Be sure to join us for the after party at Bank Bar at the Westin Versa Napa Valley.
Located directly across the the street from the Napa Valley Wine Train Station
Bank Bar at The Westin Versa Napa Valley hosts the Big Gay Train After Party!

Sponsored by:

Christie Herring’s “The Campaign” Historic No on 8 Documentary -Completion Screening Fundraiser- Sun, Oct 21 -$100

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Movie, Premiere | Posted on 05-10-2012

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“Cupid’s Back” 6th Annual Valentine’s Party benefit GLBT Historical Society -Thurs, Feb 9- $30 advance

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Premiere | Posted on 25-01-2012

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Love Jazz? Legend “Russ Garcia” Tribute! Terese Genecco & Shaynee Rainbolt & 9-Piece Band at Yoshi’s -Tues, Nov 1- $20

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Cabaret, Premiere | Posted on 30-10-2011

Note from Chris:
“Out” lesbian couple Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco with their 9-Piece
Band will be at Yoshi’s in Oakland Tuesday, Nov 1. The tribute will be to Living Jazz Legend RUSSELL GARCIA who was born in Oakland. Shaynee and Terese are both from San Francisco and now live in NYC. Make sure you don’t miss this extraordinary Tribute!

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The Hilarious Steve Silver’s “Beach Blanket Babylon” Holiday Show starts Wed. Nov 16- giving away 2 pairs of tix!!

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Cabaret, Comedy, Premiere, Theater | Posted on 26-09-2011

Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in theatre history, is a zany musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats. With sold-out performances since 1974, Beach Blanket Babylon is an internationally acclaimed San Francisco institution. Beach Blanket Babylon continues to donate to the LGBT Community and
San Francisco in a huge and generous way. The 50th and 100th person to send me an email with Free BBB tix in the subject line will win a pair of tix to the Opening Holiday Show Wed. Nov 16. Please do not reply for tix unless you truly plan to use them.
The 2 winners will be notified by 10pm tonight. Good Luck!

Purchase tickets at BeachBlanketBabylon.com

Purchase tickets at BeachBlanketBabylon.com

Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” Musical -Opening Night GALA- June 1

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Premiere, Theater | Posted on 29-04-2011

Tales of the City OPENING NIGHT GALA

JUNE 1, 2011

Disco Party–level tickets to this

once-in-a-lifetime event

are available now and include:

•  A 7 p.m. preshow cocktail reception

at the American Conservatory Theater

•  The opening night gala performance

of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

•  Exclusive disco afterparty
with the cast and creators at

Ruby Skye nightclub—sponsored by

Armistead Maupin’s iconic San Francisco saga

comes alive onstage as a momentous new

musical from the Tony Award–winning creators

of Avenue Q and the musical minds behind

the fabulous Scissor Sisters.

Act now to join the celebration and
make your mark on San Francisco history!

Disco Party tickets start at $295.

Buy tickets online
or call 415.439.2470.

Want even more from your evening?

Visit us online to reserve a ticket for our black tie
cocktail reception and gala dinner
in a tented Union Square.

Can’t join us for the Opening Night Gala? Purchase your ticket to the show here.

American Conservatory Theater

Tales of the City

Love Art? This Sat. Nov 13th -Big, Big Deal Art Sale & Party benefit Visual Aid @ SOMArts 4-9PM

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Premiere | Posted on 11-11-2010

"The sale of the year…an event not to miss…, attended by groups of art lovers – make that fanatics…"

– SF Chronicle

Join us on Saturday, November 13, 2010, 4-9pm

at SOMArts, 934 Brannan St., SF for Visual Aid’s

BIG, BIG DEAL Art Sale and Fundraiser

Doors open at 4pm, Art sale begins at 5pm, Auction begins 6:30pm

Visual Aid’s iconic art exhibition and party–where a sensational live auction features art and fun luxury items and 400 works of art offered at $165. Mingle with new and seasoned collectors, artists and friend, all vying for great art.

$45 online ($50 at the door)

Register for Visual Aid's BIG DEAL 2010 in San Francisco, CA  on Eventbrite

Enjoy:  Great art and people-watching

Listen:  Soulful sonic goodness from DJs NK and Garlynn

Imbibe: Libations from Blue Angel Vodka, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly, Peroni and

Taste: Yummy hors doeuvres and desserts from Creole Catering Company, The Only Cookie, Heartbaker

Put Your Hands in the Air: Auctioneer David Sobon will energize the crowd

Feel Great: While raising funds for Visual Aid, providing a gallery, free art supplies and community to artists living with AIDS, cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses.

Obey:   Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence                

Big Deal is the place to meet and mingle with hundreds of new and seasoned art collectors, students, artists and friends, all vying for great art. Come for the bargains, chill tunes and cocktails.

Walls of artwork will be feature fabulous works by Phillip Hua, Leslie Lusardi, Deneane Niebergall, Kara Maria, Annie Sprinkle, Mike Kimball and hundreds more, available for $165.

Exciting Live Auction with paintings, prints, drawings and photographs donated by top local galleries and artists, including Christo, Riley Johndonnell, Robin Denevan, Enrique Chagoya, Aondrea Maynard, Jeremy Morgan, Timothy Cummings, Silvia Poloto, Marianne Kolb, Rex Ray and others. Includes special treasures from some of the region’s top wineries, hotels, restaurants and spas.

Questions? 415-777-8242, julie@visualaid.org


Harvey Milk Diversity Brunch- Stuart Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Dan Nicoletta confirmed -Sat, May 22 -$65

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Premiere | Posted on 17-05-2010

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Celebrate “Harvey Milk Day” Reception in the Castro -House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed- Fri, May 21 -5:30pm

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Premiere | Posted on 17-05-2010

Harvey Milk Day Celebration

Kickoff the first annual Harvey Milk Day by helping to elect LGBT candidates and our allies to office.

Featured Guests:

House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi
(D, San Francisco)

Mark Leno
(D, San Francisco)

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
(D, San Francisco)

Stuart Milk

Friday, May 21
5:30 p.m.: VIP Reception with Featured Guests
6:00 p.m.: General Reception
Location in the Castro provided upon ticket purchase

VIP: $150
(includes private reception with featured guests)
General: $75
Hosted vodka bar sponsored by:

For more information, please contact Kaitlin Karkos at kaitlin@eqca.org.

Image of Harvey Milk in front of his Castro Street Camera Store, circa 1977.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Nicoletta.
 Speaker Pelosi does not seek funds in excess of $5,000 in a calendar year,
nor does she seek funds from corporations, labor organizations,
national banks, federal government contractors, or foreign nationals.

SF Ballet LGBT “Nite Out” Program 7 -meet the Artist 7pm- hosted afterparty 10:30-midnight -Friday, April 9- Tics start at $45

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Ballet, Premiere | Posted on 07-04-2010

Don’t Miss the Final Nite Out

SF Ballet Nite Out | SF Ballet Home

Celebrate Opening Night!
Program 7: Possokhov | Wheeldon | Robbins

San Francisco Ballet invites you to its FINAL Nite Out event on Friday, April 9. See a mixed bill program that includes the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s nostalgic Classical Symphony, Christopher Wheeldon’s forceful and energetic Rush, and Jerome Robbins’ humorous and unforgettable The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody).

After the performance, mingle with new friends at an exclusive hosted party with cocktails featuring Swan’s Neck Vodka and light hors d’oeuvres, plus great music, ambience, and views of City Hall from the Dress Circle Foyer.

Order Now!

Visit sfballet.org/niteout or call Ticket Services at 415.865.2000 Monday–Friday 10am–4pm.

*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Photo: San Francisco Ballet in The Concert (Or, The Perils of Everybody (Å  Chris Hardy)

San Francisco Ballet
Chris Hellman Center for Dance | 455 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA 94102 t 415.865.2000

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