Join our trusty host Ross as we help carry out a Northern California tradition! "Help is on the Way!" is The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF)'s holiday concert benefiting children and youth living with HIV/AIDS. It features stars from Broadway, film, television, and the recording industry, as well as the best of Bay Area talent! Special guests and performers will include cast members from "Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," Debby Boone, Bruce Vilanch, Veronica Powers, Jai Rodriguez, Shawn Ryan, CeCe Sammy, Sharon McNight and many more!
BRIDGEMEN are needed to help usher and act as silent auction hosts from 5-8PM. From 8-10PM, we'll join the audience in enjoying this unforgettable performance! Then, from 10PM to midnight, we'll help tear down and load out decorations.
Please note: We'll be experiencing a formal event with the finest our community has to offer. Recommended attire: white shirt and black pants. (preferably, no jeans).
**The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Arts/AIDS organization dedicated to raising funds for AIDS service organizations in the Bay Area through the production of quality entertainment programs. REAF was founded by two mothers, Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, who lost their only sons to AIDS as a way to honor their sons’ memories and help alleviate the suffering of all the other sons and daughters living with HIV and AIDS.
Monday, December 9 | 5:00pm - Midnight
Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street
You're invited to join BRIDGEMEN and our host Michael Wilson to raise a glass and raise spirits this holiday with our 3rd annual holiday toy drive to benefit HIV-positive children and teens in the Bay Area.
Join us on Saturday, December 14th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the John Brody Salon in the Castro wher we'll feature music by DJ HotWired, yummy hors d'oeuvres, and holiday spirits.
Required RSVP for you and your guests (up to 2 guests) by December 7th at 6pm.
Together we have already raised over $500 in toys and gifts for infants, children and young adults who are living with HIV and AIDS. Many of these children live with foster parents who struggle daily to support these brave kids, and you and your guests' donation of an unwrapped toy, gift or gift card will help make all of their holidays this December more joyful.
Saturday, December 14th | 7:30pm-10:30pm
John Brody Salon, 2338 Market Street (next to Beaux)
This month's Meetup marks our 3rd Annual Year-End Celebration and the end of an unforgettable 2013 for BRIDGEMEN! We learned how to "F**K Like a Porn Star" with Michael Brandon. We launched "AtmosQueer," our biggest event ever, connecting over 600 guys to ways to get involved in our community. We partnered with FRAMELINE for "Short Order Cinema," showcasing the best of LGBT filmmaking. At Castro Street Fair, we introduced a life-size Mister Manners, the face of our ad campaign (and the face of good taste!), and asked guys what they want to see when "Mister Manners Says..."
As you can see, we've got a lot to celebrate and we know you do, too! Whether you've been naughty or nice, this month's Meetup has something for everyone! We'll feature lots of food and holiday cheer so bring your friends and eat, drink, and be Mary - one and all!
Wednesday, December 18 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
The Lookout, 3600 16th Street at Market & Noe