Strut Art Opening: Duane Wakeham draws Gay Men’s Sketch1462590000000

Join the Bridgemen celebrating the art of Duane Wakeham, artist, teacher, and the second longest attending member of Gay Men’s Sketch. Although always interested in drawing and painting the figure, Duane Wakeham is primarily known as a painter of the California landscape.  He has had many exhibitions in galleries and museums. At the age of 85, this will be his first solo exhibition of his drawings of the male nude. Gay Men’s Sketch was founded by Mark I Chester in 1987, they will also be part of this event and exhibition. 

Duane Wakeham’s introduction to figure drawing at commercial art school in 1950 was interrupted by the start of the Korean War. Following his four-year enlistment in the Navy, he changed his focus and earned degrees in painting from Michigan State University (1959) and Stanford University (1961). He taught drawing and painting at Stanford and art history and painting at College of San Mateo.

Friday, May 6 | 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Strut | 470 Castro St

Volunteer for AtmosQueer! (Morning Shift)1463335200000

RSVP for this event if you want to volunteer at AtmosQueer from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Come help us with our biggest Bridgemen event of the year. We will need help with set up, greeting the guests, serving refreshments, and assisting with general questions. Some of us will also hit the streets for flyer distribution, guerrilla style. 


We invite you to stay after your shift ends to enjoy all that AtmosQueer has to offer and get connected to programs, events and services that may pique your interest. From lifestyle, arts and culture to athletics and volunteerism there's bound to be something for everyone.

To explore AtmosQueer with other Bridgemen, meet at the Bridgemen table at 2:00 PM.

Check out the AtmosQueer Facebook page and help us promote the event by inviting all your friends!

Sunday, May 15 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Strut | 470 Castro St

AtmosQueer LGBTQ Community Connection Fair1463346000000

Rainy season is coming to an end. Are you ready to come out and play with a new tribe of friends? AtmosQueer is a community connection fair that makes finding a tribe easy. This year, the fourth annual event will be held at Strut—and will give you a chance to discover a new activity, make new friends, eat, drink and dance the day away. 

So whether you’re a flagger or an athlete, a community builder or food enthusiast, a health advocate or artist, a dancer or gamer—join us to explore what your community has to offer and what you can offer your community. 

AtmosQueer is a free event open to all ages. Come to learn more about ways to get involved in San Francisco volunteer activities, athletics, health, lifestyle, arts and culture. Bring your friends or fly solo. See you then!

If you want to cruise the fair with other Bridgemen, please meet at the Bridgemen table at 2:00 PM. 

Check out the AtmosQueer Facebook page and help us promote the event by inviting all your friends!


Sunday, May 15 | 2:00pm - 5:00 PM

Strut | 470 Castro

Volunteer for AtmosQueer! (Afternoon Shift)1463349600000

RSVP for this event if you want to volunteer at AtmosQueer from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

Come help us with our biggest Bridgemen event of the year. We will need help with greeting the guests, serving refreshments, assisting with general questions, and event breakdown. Some of us will also hit the streets for flyer distribution, guerrilla style. 

We invite you to come before your shift starts to enjoy all that AtmosQueer has to offer and get connected to programs, events and services that may pique your interest. From lifestyle, arts and culture to athletics and volunteerism there's bound to be something for everyone.

To explore AtmosQueer with other Bridgemen, meet at the Bridgemen table at 2:00 PM. Then report back at 3:00 PM for your shift!

Check out the AtmosQueer Facebook page and help us promote the event by inviting all your friends!

Sunday, May 15 | 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Strut | 470 Castro St

Bridgemen Monthly Meetup!1463623200000

Interested in learning more about Bridgemen and what we do? Join us every 3rd Wednesday of the month for a bit of fun, free food and camaraderie in the Castro!

This is your chance to meet new and returning members alike. So, come get connected, whether it's your first time or fiftieth time! Surround yourself with an amazing group of guys that are here to have fun and make a difference!

RSVP now or just show up and come be part of something great.

Wednesday, May 18 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Lookout | 3600 Sixteenth Street (at Market & Noe)

"On Your Knees!" at the National AIDS Memorial Grove1463844600000

Join the Bridgemen for a day of community work at the National AIDS Memorial Grove! We’ll be working alongside the Grove’s staff and volunteers to beautify this beloved area that our community works so hard to maintain and honor the memory of those we've lost to the fight against AIDS.

Bagels and coffee will be provided prior to our service project and, afterwards, they provide a sandwich buffet luncheon that we’ll enjoy together in this beautiful setting!

Wear a Bridgemen shirt if you have one, dress comfortably and don't be afraid to get a little DIRTY!!

Badri Janakiraman is the point man for this project.

Saturday, May 21 | 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park

Undress for Art - Gay Men's Sketch1463950800000

Join the Bridgemen and sketch naked men at Strut. Not much of an artist? That's OK; you can take off your clothes and be a model! Or you can simply watch all the action. 

Complete nudity for models is not required. Models are also permitted to pose in a jock strap or briefs. And anyone is welcome to model. The group is not looking for a specific body type. 


If you plan to sketch, make sure to bring your own sketch pad and pencil. 

Friday, February 22 | 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Strut | 470 Castro St

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