Queer Film Theory 101: Scream
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Queer Film Theory 101: Scream

Queer Film Theory 101 at Alamo Drafthouse takes an in-depth look at the queerest “straight” films ever produced. We’re outing all of your favorite films! Is TITANIC a gender queer love story? Does POINT BREAK explore the latent homosexuality in sports culture? Yes yes, and we’ll tell you why. To this day there are so few representations of LGBTQ+ people in film, so we improvise, we read between the lines, we make adjustments to our head cannon, and zero in on all the queer subtext available. Join us every month for a new entry in our screening and lecture series.

ABOUT SCREAM
Are you old enough to remember landline phones? Rewinding VHS tapes before taking them back to the video store? Teen heartthrob Skeet Ulrich? Then you probably remember what a sensation SCREAM caused when it first came out in 1996.

Heavily influenced by slashers of the late '70s/'80s, SCREAM single-handedly ushered in the return of the popular horror subgenre, which many considered dead and buried. By taking a meta approach to the standard “rules” (the virginal final girl, the bait and switch with the killer's identity, etc.), screamwriter Kevin Williamson and master director Wes Craven (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) upended everything we thought we knew about horror films, honoring and discarding time-worn formulas and terrifying audiences in the process.

By going meta, the movie winks at the audience and brings you in on the fun. So we figured, why not go meta on their meta? Not only will you get to nod knowingly at all of Jamie Kennedy’s musings about the rules of horror movies, but since this is an Alamo Drafthouse movie party, you get to join in on the action.

With the help of some fun props (such as Gale Weathers’ microphone and Deputy Dewey’s badge), you get to scream along to every jump and twist. Even if you’ve seen SCREAM a hundred times, each scare will take you back to the first time you saw it, when your boyfriend with the frosted tip haircut nearly jumped out of his seat and spilled his popcorn all over your Von Dutch jeans (we’re speculating here).

So if you want to throw on your chunky sweater, blast some Alanis Morissette, and relive the glory days of the ’90s by revisiting an old favorite, or if you’re a bright-eyed young’n looking to experience a classic horror film on the big screen, come join us for what promises to be a bloody good time.

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Who's Your Mami? at Brava Theater
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Who's Your Mami? at Brava Theater

After an October hiatus, Who’s Your Mami Comedy returns funnier than ever with headliner Karinda Dobbins. Best known for Nickelodeon “Mom’s Night Out”, Dobbins has opened for Trevor Noah, toured with W. Kamau Bell, and taken the stage here at Brava a time or two.

WITH
Natasha Muse
(SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club, featured for Maria Bamford, Anthony Jeselnik and Janeane Garofalo)

Nato Green 
(Acclaimed political comedian, union organizer and dad. “Totally Unbiased with Kamau Bell” FX Network, “Riffers Delight:  Alamo Draft House, KALW host, SF Examiner columnist)

Micheal Foulk 
(Multi-talented non-binary comedian/writer: “Stand Up Empire”PBS, OUTsider Festival, Frontera Fest, Austin Sketchfest, and Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival. Co-creator “Greetings, from Queer Mountain”) 

Natasha Vinik 
(Artistic director Endgames Improv, Missed Connections Piano Fight)

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Literary Deathmatch - Litquake Special
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Literary Deathmatch - Litquake Special

To celebrate its 500th show, Literary Death Match returns to Litquake featuring a cast of brilliant characters that will all win major literary prizes within seven years. Readers include authors Lauren Markham (The Far Away Brothers), Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree), Miah Jeffra (The First Book of What's Happening) and poet Nazelah Jamison. Judged by NaNoRiMo director Grant Faulkner and award-winning writer Maisha Z. Johnson, with more guest starts to be announced. Hosted by author and LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $15 adv / $20 door

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Greetings, from Queer Mountain - Litquake Special
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Greetings, from Queer Mountain - Litquake Special

Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary storytelling series created by Micheal Foulk and Ralphie Hardesty, featuring a diverse collection of work from LGBTQ+ performers across the country. GFQM has produced over 125 monthly storytelling shows in Austin, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland, providing a platform for queer performers to share their stories and to provide easily accessible shows to all people. Featuring Meghan Elison, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Imani Sims, and Maggie Tokuda-Hall. Hosted by Micheal Foulk.

FREE

Accessibility: There are no stairs to enter the lobby level at Strut from the street level. The building has three floors, and there is a stairwell with handrails and a wheelchair-accessible elevator. There are 26 steps from the lobby to the 2nd floor and 48 steps from the lobby to the 3rd floor

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The Premise at The Laundry
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Premise at The Laundry

Every Wednesday Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to The Laundry’s hidden and intimate comedy basement. Past surprise guests have been seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and MTV.

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Manhaters - Oakland Pride Comedy Show
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

Manhaters - Oakland Pride Comedy Show

Manhaters is a monthly LGBTQ+ comedy show hosted by Nori Reed and Dominique Gelin at the legendary White Horse Inn in Oakland, California.

Oakland women & queer comedy phenomenon "Man Haters" was named Best Comedy Show by East Bay Express 2016 & 2017, was featured in SF Sketchfest, and made their TV debut on VICELAND's "Funny How?" Each month, Man Haters features the funniest women and queer comics from the Bay Area and beyond (plus one token queer dude). Queer comics of color Nori Reed and Dominique Gelin host the show every fourth Thursday at the historic White Horse in Oakland, California (21+ only, bring ID). Read more about us at manhaters.org

7pm Doors / 7:30pm Show

Tickets
$10 online for priority seating. $12 at the door (cash only)

We will raffle off a $75 Good Vibrations goody bag.

Accessibility notes: The White Horse is an accessible space with no stairs, and we strive to make Man Haters as accessible as possible. Please let us know in advance if you need accessible seating.

*Please note: We are unable to offer refunds. Thank you for understanding!*

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Greetings, from Queer Mountain Ep 10 - I'm Coming Out
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Greetings, from Queer Mountain Ep 10 - I'm Coming Out

National LGBTQ+ storytelling showcase Greetings, from Queer Mountain is back every first Tuesday at Temescal Brewing!

GFQM has been developing FREE and accessible queer programming for 6 years in Austin, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland.

Every month we'll be bringing a multidisciplinary group of LGBTQ+ writers, comedians, artists, and performers to present work inspired by a monthly theme.

September 3rd - I'm Coming Out
(Kristee Ono, JP Polin, Celeste Chan, Arati Warrier, Amy Estes)

Temescal Brewing is a quick walk from the MacArthur BART Station and easily accessible on the 6, 8, and 57 bus.

GFQM Safety Policy:
Greetings, from Queer Mountain, is a multidisciplinary LGBTQ+ storytelling and performance event that welcomes everyone. We ask that our performers and audience abstain from body shaming, sex shaming, hate speech, racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, heterosexism, and other forms of violence. Our show is for everyone and we want everyone to feel safe and able to enjoy the show together. If you're unsure about something listed above, please reach out to us and we will discuss further.

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Submisson - Live Comedy at the SF Armory Club
Aug
30
9:00 PM21:00

Submisson - Live Comedy at the SF Armory Club

(SUB)MISSION: Underground Cocktails & Comedy 

A weekly stand up comedy show in the basement of the infamous SF Armory Club. 

(SUB)MISSION is a weekly stand up comedy show in the basement of the infamous SF Armory Club. Most every Friday night between 7 and 830 top comedians from the Bay Area (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) and around the country perform their hardest hitting material and a member of the San Francisco kink community shares some tips and tricks (if you're into that kind of thing...).

Grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink.

Doors are at 6:30. Show starts promptly at 7:00.

See below for a list of the comedians performing and the featured member of the SF kink community.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The show is held in an intimate venue and it does sell out.

  • Even if the event is sold out online there are 10 tickets available on a first come, first served basis at the door.

  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed seating. We will seat whoever is there for the start of the show.

  • If you purchased tickets and for whatever reason are unable to attend, send an email to submissioncomedy@gmail.com and we’ll hook you up for another date.

  • Lineups are subject to change.

See eventbrite for individual dates and lineups: https://submissioncomedy.eventbrite.com/?aff=DoTheBay

About (SUB)MISSION:

(SUB)MISSION is hosted by Natasha Vinik and Rich Barney.

Natasha is a well known stand-up comedian and improviser who you can find performing all over the Bay Area. She is an instructor and former Art Director at Endgames Improv and hosts and produces multiple shows around the Bay Area.

Rich is a standup comedian and improviser based out of San Francisco. Rich is the Political Director for The Comedy Resistance, a progressive 501(c)(4) non-profit. In 2018 The Comedy Resistance put on more than 50 Get Out The Vote/Voter Registration comedy shows around the country at venues such as Chicago’s Second City.

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Submission - Live Comedy at SF Armory Club
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Submission - Live Comedy at SF Armory Club

(SUB)MISSION: Underground Cocktails & Comedy 

A weekly stand up comedy show in the basement of the infamous SF Armory Club. 

(SUB)MISSION is a weekly stand up comedy show in the basement of the infamous SF Armory Club. Most every Friday night between 7 and 830 top comedians from the Bay Area (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) and around the country perform their hardest hitting material and a member of the San Francisco kink community shares some tips and tricks (if you're into that kind of thing...).

Grab a craft cocktail from the bar upstairs and prepare for a night of laughter with the right amount of kink.

Doors are at 6:30. Show starts promptly at 7:00.

See below for a list of the comedians performing and the featured member of the SF kink community.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The show is held in an intimate venue and it does sell out.

  • Even if the event is sold out online there are 10 tickets available on a first come, first served basis at the door.

  • Late arrivals are not guaranteed seating. We will seat whoever is there for the start of the show.

  • If you purchased tickets and for whatever reason are unable to attend, send an email to submissioncomedy@gmail.com and we’ll hook you up for another date.

  • Lineups are subject to change.

See eventbrite for individual dates and lineups: https://submissioncomedy.eventbrite.com/?aff=DoTheBay

About (SUB)MISSION:

(SUB)MISSION is hosted by Natasha Vinik and Rich Barney.

Natasha is a well known stand-up comedian and improviser who you can find performing all over the Bay Area. She is an instructor and former Art Director at Endgames Improv and hosts and produces multiple shows around the Bay Area.

Rich is a standup comedian and improviser based out of San Francisco. Rich is the Political Director for The Comedy Resistance, a progressive 501(c)(4) non-profit. In 2018 The Comedy Resistance put on more than 50 Get Out The Vote/Voter Registration comedy shows around the country at venues such as Chicago’s Second City.

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Queer Film Theory 101 - The Outsiders Screening & Lecture
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Queer Film Theory 101 - The Outsiders Screening & Lecture

About QUEER FILM THEORY 101
Queer Film Theory 101 at Alamo Drafthouse takes an in-depth look at the queerest “straight” films ever produced. We’re outing all of your favorite films! Is Titanic a gender queer love story? Does POINT BREAK explore the latent homosexuality in sports culture? Yes yes, and we’ll tell you why. To this day there are so few representations of LGBTQ+ people in film, so we improvise, we read between the lines, we make adjustments to our head cannon, and zero in on all the queer subtext available. Join us every month for a new entry in our screening and lecture series.

Curated by Micheal Foulk in collaboration with Jake Isgar and the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission

About THE OUTSIDERS

Francis Ford Coppola's "A-Side" to his gang war films and S. E. Hinton adaptations (with RUMBLE FISH being the "B-Side") remains one of the defining films of an alternate-Brat Pack and '80s masculinity.

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers, are perpetually at odds with rival group the Socs. When Greasers’ Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the accidental death of a Socs member, the boys go on the run. Soon, Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. Starring a veritable who’s who of ‘80s heroes and heartthrobs — Swayze! Cruise! Lowe! Estevez! And more! — in some of the earliest roles of their careers. 

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