Title: Juanita MORE! Pride Party 2014

When:
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Where:
Jones, 620 Jones Street (Geary), San Francisco, CA 94102

Time:
Noon to 10PM

Benefiting:
AHA (AIDS Housing Alliance)

Entertainment:
Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Lady Bunny, Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem), Kim Ann Foxman, Go Bang!, Miss Rahni, Glamamore & The Cougar Cadet Drum Corps

Tickets:
$30 cash-only tickets available at:

Sui Generis (Ille), 2231 Market Street, SF 94114
Retro Fit, 910 Valencia Street, SF 94110
Hookers Sweet Treats,442 Hyde Street, SF 94109

Info: www.juanitamore.com

Copy:
This June, San Francisco’s most anticipated queer party of the year celebrates a decade in a long tradition of giving back in style under the helm of the legendary Juanita MORE! Indeed, the inimitable Miss MORE! has more than a couple decades of tireless philanthropic work stowed away in that towering bouffant of hers. Through her annual Pride extravaganza, she has graciously bolstered some of the most crucial Bay Area queer-oriented organizations such as the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, The Harvey Milk City Hall Memorial, The Transgender Law Center, Bay Positives, GSA Network, The SF LGBT Center, outLoud Radio, and now, The AIDS Housing Alliance. Selection of the vital AHA as this year’s charity couldn’t be more prescient. With a staggering new high in evictions and an ever-burgeoning queer homeless population, the services provided by the AIDS Housing Alliance ensure that youth and others adversely affected by homelessness acquire the resources they need to get back on two feet and stand proud. Of course, the entertainment that will have you gettin down for a cause will be no different this year than what you’ve come to expect from a Juanita MORE! production. You’ll be sliding down a wall at 620 Jones to the beats of world-class entertainment by Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Lady Bunny, Jason Kendig (Honey Sound System), Kim Ann Foxman, Go Bang!, Miss Rahni, Glamamore & The Cougar Cadet Drum Corps!

Benefiting AHA AIDS Housing Alliance

AIDS Housing Alliance/SF is building a world where all people have a safe, decent, and affordable home. Toward the vision, we protect the housing people already have, provide resources to help people secure new housing, and promote public policy to secure housing equality for the LGBTQ and HIV communities.

Diamond

Unionmade
Hi Tops
San Francisco Magazine
Uber
7x7
GayCities/Queerty

Ruby

Sui Generis Consignent
Google
Sparc
BloomThat

Sapphire

Ape Do Good

Emerald

Blackbird Bar
Puccini Group
ATYS Design
Club Some Thing / STUD
Asterisk Magazine
QBar / John Bellemore

Amethyst

Sidekick
360 Skin
Zozi's Urban Interiors
Michael Evans
Powerhouse

Pearl

Heklina
Brian Wiedenmeier
Antoine Proulx
Silverman Gallery
Cip Cipriano & Okan Sengun
Trader Joe's
George
Descend Salon
Gilchrist Interiors
Sports Basement
Retro Fit
Modern Appealing Clothing

Entertainment

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Jake Shears
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Jason Kendig
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Lady Bunny
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Kim Ann Foxman
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Go Bang
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Glamamore
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Miss Rahni
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Cougar Cadet Drum Line
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Strangers Dance Troupe

Jake Shears

You know Jake Shears as the electrifying front man of Grammy-nominated, multi-million-selling-album pop group Scissor Sisters. He, along with Ana Matronic, Babydaddy, Del Marquis, and Paddy Boom (later replaced by Randy Real) blazed a white hot trail of disco fire through the last decade with their unabashedly glam-charged, chart-topping hits which garnered millions of fans worldwide. Along the way, he’s managed to nail down collaborations with cultural icons who have undoubtedly helped shape the popular musical landscape of the past four decades; he’s recorded, written, and performed with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Cher, Sir Elton John, Nervo, Bryan Ferry, Erasure, Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Boys Noize and Tiga. In 2011, he was co-writer of the Tales of the City musical which, considering how beloved a classic it is here, appropriately had its world premiere at San Francisco’s famed American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). He is currently working on his second musical. In addition to his myriad musical credits, the man has DJ’d parties such as Lifeball, the final Death Disco in Glasgow, Sink the Pink and Room Service in London, West Gay and ZigZag in NYC, Booty Call in San Francisco, and DickSlap up and down the West Coast. I am beyond excited to have his undeniable talent grace the decks at 620 Jones this Pride Party. You can be sure that when his shirt comes off, it’s your cue to get your ass on the dancefloor!

Co-writer of Tales of the City the musical, which had its World Premier at ACT in San Francisco, and is working on his second musical,

Has DJ'd at Lifeball, the final Death Disco in Glasgow, Sink the Pink and Room Service in London, West Gay and ZigZag in NYC,  Booty Call in San Francisco, and DickSlap up and down the West Coast.

Has recorded,  written and Sung with Kylie, Cher, Elton, Nervo, Bryan Ferry, Pharrel, John Legend, Boys Noize and Tiga.

Jason Kendig

Inspired by the electronic music emanating from Detroit's airwaves, Jason Kendig has been pursuing the dance music dream for nearly two decades. For the past eight years he has been an integral member of the esteemed Honey Soundsystem, a queer collective of like-minded musicians, artists and discaires based in San Francisco focused on elevating nightlife in the Bay Area and beyond. Not one to be limited by genres, he is just as comfortable deftly mixing between the dark realms of techno and deeper slices of house music as well as the more underground sounds of disco & Italo. One can feel  this reflected in his extensive vinyl collection which is a testament to his many years digging through dusty crates in an endless pursuit of the perfect groove. Whether he is warming up the dance floor or steering it through its peak hours, he never fails to make others move through his ability to reference dance music's past while keeping an ear to the future. This will be Jason’s first time Djing my party and if the legendary Sunday Honey parties were any indication, you’ll be dancing right up to last call and beyond!

"Kendig's own mixes have a deep, wintry atmosphere, sparkling with subtle details, ambient risks, and the refinement that comes from years of just listening to techno. He also has the ability to reinvest campy disco or house classics with the fervent emotions that informed them in the first place, bringing on the shivers with, say, a familiar acid-derived cymbal hit." Marke Bieschke  / XLR8R

"Kendig is the kind of DJ who makes the technicalities of mixing vinyl seem effortless. He picks his tracks quickly, he holds his blends for a long time, and he has this ability to ratchet up the intensity of his playing in a way that's very different from other local DJs..." Derek Oppermen / SF Weekly

Lady Bunny

Best known for founding the outdoor NYC drag festival Wigstock, Lady Bunny has moved onto film (Wigstock: The Movie, To Wong Foo, Another Gay Sequel), TV (Sex and The City, The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, Rupaul's Drag U), and print (Bunny contributes to Star magazine's popular Worst Of The Week column every week). Yes, the self-proclaimed “old pig in a wig” has her cloven hooves in many pots, yet still manages to tour constantly with her bawdy night club act nationwide and find time to dj private bashes and annual events like the Empire State Pride Agenda's Hamptons fundraiser. From her promotions for MAC Cosmetics to an appearance on HBO’s “The Gay List” and shout-outs from the likes of Lady Gaga, Bunny has more on her plate than ever. But that’s never stopped this insatiable queen, with her oversized bouffant hairdos and even larger-than-life persona. I can’t wait to hear what comes out of that glittering potty mouth come Pride Party 2014.

Kim Ann Foxman

Ever since meeting Kim Ann Foxman in the mid-90s, I have been consistently blown away by her ever-evolving talents and endless drive. Always distinctive as a DJ and a personality, Kim Ann stands out from the pack, her individuality shining through with her ass-shaking selections of past and present classic house. The NYC resident has played everywhere from Shanghai to Detroit, Ibiza to Sydney and she continues to tell her own story year after year, winning over yet more fans with her soulful, acid-tinged party sets. Ibiza residencies last year at Destino and Pacha, appearances at London’s Fabric and XOYO, alongside regular slots at Berlin’s infamous Panorama Bar stand testimony to this. Some of her most celebrated recent collaborations have included Maya Jane Coles on “Burning Bright,” one of the year’s dance music highlights, a deep and incredibly beautiful collaboration with Nick Simoncino under his Ron Jason guise on Love Fever, and her remix of The XX’s “Sunset” which underlined her skills as a songwriter and producer / remixer to match her burgeoning reputation as an amazing DJ. Lately, when not behind the decks or adding to her air miles collection, the emphasis has been on her exciting forthcoming release schedule. In addition to the release of “Animals” earlier this year on New York’s consistently excellent Throne of Blood label and new solo singles coming soon on Jackathon Jams, her debut album is coming together nicely for next year. With Kim Ann’s prolific writing, producing and vocal talents never stopping for breath, I’m so honored to have her working the decks at my Pride Party once again this year.

Go Bang

Comprised of San Francisco’s very own Steve Fabus and Sergio Fedasz, Go BANG! is a Queer-Mixed DISCO party going on strong since November 2008. Self-proclaimed as “Atomic Dancefloor Disco Action,” the goal of Go BANG! is to bring the crews and their devoted dancers together in a mixed, diverse, exciting environment, with a nod to the diversity and freedom of the 70's/80's San Francisco/New York/Chicago Disco nightlife. Though a predominantly Disco duo when touring or playing outside of Go BANG!, the two love to throw down House as well, given that both styles go hand in hand. Ultimately, they’re all about making you dance and sweat! As the classic Dinosaur L. song, from which they derive their namesake, goes: “I wanna see all my friends at once, I'll do anything to get a chance to goooo BANG!"

Glamamore

It was during his hey-day of NYC nightlife in 1983, Mr. David began performing as the legendary “Glamamore”, co-founding and producing New York’s “Boy Bar Beauties”. She has performed throughout the globe at any mentionable and many unmentionable venues large and small. Glamamore has cast her spell and warped minds with wit, histrionics, and to quote Andy Warhol, “The biggest mouth in the world!”. Currently Glamamore is part of the team that brings you Some Thing  - a dance party with two spectacular drag shows every Friday night.

Miss Rahni

Before moving to San Francisco in May 2009, Miss Rahni polished her skills as one of the leading Ladies of Pantheon Cabaret in Charleston, SC. During the 7 month period of her first year, she went on to win several titles including the very first Miss Honey and the most coveted Trannyshack Star Search Competition. After dazzling crowds around San Francisco and the Bay Area Miss Rahni took home the Miss Gay Northern California title and Champion of Stoli's Dancing with the Drag Stars. While still pursuing the dream of producing her own one woman show "My Book" coming this July, Miss Rahni continues to maintain a commanding presence in the community performing for crowds from the Castro to SOMA. This will be Miss Rahni’s first time gracing the stage at my Pride Party and if her flawless looks and mesmerizing grace are any indications, she’ll have the crowd eating out of her perfectly manicured hand.Bio...

Cougar Cadet Drum Line

The Cougar Cadet Drum Line came into my life five years ago while I was shopping at the Ferry Building’s farmers market. They were performing on the Embarcadero on a Saturday afternoon and I was completely floored by the level of artistry with which these kids handled their drums. I knew right away I had to make a connection. After talking to their director, I learned that they regularly attend the Pride Parade and asked if they would play at my party that year (which was only one week away, mind you). I asked what the kids would be needing and he said they had been aspiring to buy a bus, so naturally I told him I would help as best I could to make that happen. Since then, the Cougar Cadets have been a fixture at my Pride Party, often being cited as the highlight of the event for many people. Their mission statement to promote the interaction of youth of different cultural, religious and racial backgrounds is one I feel deeply aligned with. I’m proud to be bringing the kids back again for this year’s party and just know they’re going to blow you away!

Strangers Dance Troupe

A dance collective from LA to GAG over. Originally from San Francisco, Kyle Shea has followed his dreams and moved to LA to pursue his love of the performing arts. This year for Juanita's 10 year anniversary he's bringing up some fierce friends on stage to turn it out and make you shout, "WORK!" Dancers include Amanda Welch, Kyle Shea, Nico O'Conner, Ricky Lam, Valentino Vladimirov & More!

Sean Freitas

Sean Freitas is a self-taught artist who grew up in Turlock, a small town in the Central Valley. He started drawing in high school where he was first introduced to comic books, his favorite being the X-Men, and comic book artists like Jim Lee and Travis Charest, who have greatly influenced his art style over the years. Sean loves making Halloween costumes from scratch and specializes in paper mache. His most popular costume to date was inspired by the film “The NeverEnding Story,” when Sean gained the attention of passersby and the Internet riding through the streets of San Francisco on a bike converted into Falkor while dressed as Atreyu. After living in San Francisco for thirteen years, during which time he worked on various commissions and indie comic projects such as Kenne Morrison’s “Night Patrol” and Brian Anderson’s “Myth Kids,” Sean moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He can at times be found on set working in Hollywood as a background actor and has been in shows like New Girl, Community, NCIS and Scandal.

This is not Sean's first time working with Juanita MORE!, as he has also created portraits for her and a superhero-themed backdrop for her popular weekly party, Booty Call. This year's pride poster was inspired from a dream Juanita had one night in October. For Sean, it was important to not only capture Miss MORE!'s vision, but her fashion-forward aesthetic while also paying tribute to the great city of San Francisco. The painting wouldn't be complete, of course, without an appearance by Jackson, Juanita's French Bulldog. The poster was originally in black and white ink, but was changed to watercolor for a more ethereal effect.

Special thanks to my amazing team!

Patrick Welsh
Event Coordinator
Jesse Oberst
Creative Director
Bryan Rea
Sponsor Coordinator
Spenser Morris
Fundraising
Dulce De Leche
Fundraising
Matthew Lamos
Fundraising
Ivan Cordova
Fundraising
Garen Karnikian
Fundraising
Brian Wiedenmeier
Fundraising
Sookie Koban
Controller
Manny Sanchez
Public Relations
David Rojo
Copy Editor


 


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