Strut Art Opening - "LARGER THAN LIFE" by Joseph Abbati1488600000000

Join us March 3, 2017,  for an Opening Reception at Strut to celebrate the work of Joseph Abbati.

The opening starts at 8 PM sharp and will go till 10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided. Plus drag queens. See you there!

This is the first solo exhibition by Joseph Abbati, entitled “LARGER THAN LIFE,” a tribute to San Francisco drag queens. The exhibit consists of 4' x 5' tapestries made from photographic portraits with video screening "DRAG SFO." The drag queens in this exhibit include Peaches Christ, Sister Roma, Juanita More, Honey Mahogany, Heklina, Grace Towers and Creme Fatale.

This exhibit pays tribute to drag queens who have been on the forefront of fighting for LGBT rights. In the '60s they began by fighting back at Stonewall to help start the gay liberation movement. In the '80s and '90s they became activists and caretakers for people with AIDS. Now in the 21st century, they continue to stand as forebearers of gender fluidity.

Friday, March 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Strut | 470 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Strut’s One-Year Anniversary Party1488853800000

Come and celebrate our One-Year Anniversary!

We’ve accomplished a lot in just one year. All our programs have pushed themselves to work harder to serve our communities, and now it’s time to relax and have a party!

Come take pictures with us at the photo booth! Get a spanking at our fun, friendly and sexy Spanking Booth! We will have cake, appetizers, wine and special appearances by Juicy Liu and Stephanie Nicole Le Dream! Special presentation at 7 PM.


Hope to see you all there!

Monday, March 6, 2017 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Strut | 470 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Bridgemen Monthly Meetup!1489028400000

Interested in learning more about Bridgemen and what we do? Join us every 2nd 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, March 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Lookout | 3600 16th Street (at Market & Noe)

Black Love! Poetry and Performances by Black Queer Artists1489633200000

Black Love is back! This performance series, which focuses on Black Queer Artists, had some amazing shows in 2016, and has now returned for four more shows at Strut!

Join us March 15th for a night of poetry, comedy, storytelling and drag by local nationally-acclaimed Bay Area artists! In collaboration with local artist Na’amen Gobert Tilahun and Black Benatar (a.k.a. Beatrice L. Thomas), this series was created to bring some much-needed black queer love to the Castro. Curated around central themes of black queerness, love, and survival, this show is free to the community. There will be some free drinks and non-alcoholic beverages. All are welcome.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Community Events Organizer, Baruch Porras Hernandez [masked]

List of participating artists coming soon. Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM 

Strut | 470 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

Third-Floor Reception for Gay Men's Sketch 30th Anniversary1489804200000

(Artwork above by Burton Clarke)

Join us on Friday, March 17th, for an exhibition reception celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Gay Men's Sketch on our third-floor gallery wall!

Join the Bridgemen for a reception to celebrate the art of Gay Men's Sketch, which this year celebrates its 30th year of drawing the male nude in San Francisco. Gay Men's Sketch is the oldest public open drawing group in the world. Started in March of 1987 by photographer/artist Mark I. Chester, they have met every Tuesday night in SoMa to provide a friendly, supportive, fun environment for gay artists to draw the male nude and interact with other gay male artists. Gay Men's Sketch has also supported low income artists and has donated money to worthy San Francisco organizations such as Project Open Hand, AIDS Emergency Fund, Magnet and Strut. This exhibition, which will include work from both current members and past participants in the group, some of whom have passed on, will be on display for the months of March and April on the 1st and 3rd floors of Strut.

The reception starts at 7:30 PM. Free wine and snacks will be provided. All are welcome.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the community organizer Baruch Porras-Hernandez at [masked]

Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Strut 3rd floor | 470 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA

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