Broadway @ The Herbst ” Kelli O’Hara ” Sunday, Jan 28 with Seth Rudetsky-pianist & host

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Cabaret, Educational, Q & A | Posted on 18-01-2018

“Help is on the Way for the Holidays XVI” -Mon Dec 4- Marines’ Memorial Theater benefit REAF

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in All, Artist Reception following, Benefit, Cabaret, Cocktails, Entertainment, wine | Posted on 17-11-2017

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Join Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Fundraiser -Wed Oct 18- Special Guest Connie Nielsen

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Cocktails, Dinner, Educational, Entertainment, Seminar, wine | Posted on 01-10-2017

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Jessie Mueller- Broadway@The Herbst -Oct 19- Tony Award winner “Beautiful- The Carole King Musical”

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Cabaret, Educational, Q & A | Posted on 28-09-2017

New Moon Festival Yosemite -Oct 20-23- all-inclusive retreat -lead organizer Ari Kalfayan

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in All | Posted on 26-09-2017

Mark Leno is running for SF Mayor! Join me and Russell Kassman for a fundraiser Thurs Sept 7th 6-8pm

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in All | Posted on 29-08-2017

Note from Chris: Have you heard the Good News????
My longtime dear friend of 25 years, Mark Leno, is running for San Francisco Mayor! We’re kicking off his campaign with incredible momentum.
Mark has dedicated his life to serving the San Francisco community as a small business owner, Supervisor, Assemblymember, and State Senator. I have been a staunch supporter of Mark throughout his stellar political career. Please join me and Russell Kassman Thursday, Sept 7 for our fundraiser for Mark! RSVP 510 558 0765 or

Michelle Meow and Michelin star Chef James Syhabout of Hawker Fare benefit -May 31- Dinner and Drinks

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Benefit, Dinner, Educational, Food and Drink | Posted on 27-05-2017

A benefit and fundraiser for San Francisco Pride
Join S F Pride Board President Michelle Meow and Michelin star Chef James Syhabout of Hawker Fare for a conversation about building community through food and culture. Hawker Fare- 680 Valencia Street- Wed, May 31 $100 includes dinner and drinks. We’ll explore the flavors of Lao/Issan food from Hawker Fare and there will be a special performance by a traditional folk singer (Mo Lam) Tookta from Thailand. We’ll also launch a special SF Pride art exhibit in which community members will have the opportunity to support. Special guests include members of SF Pride and the LGBTQ community.

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.
With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.
The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee® is a 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization founded to produce the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. SF Pride is dedicated to education, to the commemoration of LGBT heritage and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation.
A world leader in the Pride movement, SF Pride is also a grant-giving organization through our Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has awarded over $2.5 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local non-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, and animal welfare.

Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus with “The Kinsey Sicks” June 9 -11- Giving away 2 VIP High Roller Tickets

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in All | Posted on 27-05-2017

NOTE from Chris: Giving away 2 VIP High Roller tickets ($300 value) for Sat evening June 10 that include: Pre-show VIP reception where you will meet our special guest the Kinsey Sicks, complimentary cheese & charcuterie board, Wine & Champagne. High Roller tickets are seated around either a Craps Table or a Roulette Table located front and center next to the SGMC stage.

Send email with “Free tickets” in the subject line to and include your name. A random winner will be drawn and notified. Good Luck!


I am humbled by a SF Pride Community Grand Marshal nomination

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in All | Posted on 03-03-2017

I am asking for your vote for San Francisco Pride Parade Community Grand Marshal. If you feel my over 4 decades of volunteer work and leadership in the LGBTQ Community warrants your vote, I would be honored by your vote and honored to serve.
General public vote (anyone/anywhere)
Only takes a minute! Please forward to friends and post on FB.

Chris Carnes is a Bay Area LGBTQ activist, fundraiser, event producer, and philanthropist. Over four decades, Chris has had an active role in leading and supporting LGBTQ causes, from her work on the legendary Board of the Cable Car Awards, to her role as a pivotal board member of Equality California securing the first major corporate sponsor AT&T ensuring EQCA’s future. For 10 years Chris fought to secure equal marriage rights culminating with the joyous Supreme Court decision 2015 Pride Weekend.

Chris was an early board member of the SF LGBT Center, where she was instrumental in turning the dream into a reality. Chris served as Co-chair of the Center’s Capital Campaign, Development Committee, and Grand Opening Gala.

With her legendary fundraising expertise, Chris leveraged her growing contacts and donor base launching Carnes Productions and ChrisCarnesList where she intelligently harnessed the power of social media. Chris has enlarged the scope, audience and results of countless fundraisers, galas, and charitable events. Horizons, HRC, NCLR, Imperial Court, AIDS Emergency Fund are just a few of the organizations that have benefited from Chris’ extraordinary ability and dedication.

Chris’ activism stretches back to the 70’s, from Harvey Milk’s campaign, fight against AIDS, for LGBTQ Rights and Political Standing. After a career teaching in SF Schools, Chris is continuing her passion for the betterment of our youth as a founding President of Bethel Island Childrens Support providing services and building awareness of community service.

SF Opera Lab “the Source” (Chelsea Manning’s release of documents) Feb 24-March 3- tickets only $35

Posted by ChrisCarnes | Posted in Artist Reception following, Drinks for purchase, Educational, Opera | Posted on 16-02-2017

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