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Friday, May 27, 2016

Justin Sayre's The Meeting*: International Order of Sodomites Returns to Oasis

Posted By on Fri, May 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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Performance artist Justin Sayre returns to Oasis on Saturday, May 28, with The Meeting*his acclaimed, ever-evolving show which has run in New York for years. When the curtain rises, audiences are invited to peek in on the monthly meeting of a "secret organization" known as The International Order of Sodomites. 

The Order promotes LGBTQ culture. They also hold fabulous bake sales.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Daily Holidays: February's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM

Get yourself clean in body and mind with a good book. - CATE FROST/SHUTTERSTOCK

There is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day this month; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted eight February holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. Here are our picks (we swear these aren't made up):

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Man Up!: SF Weekly tries Male Brazilian Waxing (Semi NSFW)

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:44 PM

The New Millenium Male flexes and waxes! - SECRETSALONS.COM
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  • The New Millenium Male flexes and waxes!

The days of definitive categorizations and labels for the modern male has lapsed and the MANual is in need of a major rewrite. In every new monthly installment of Man Up!, Juan De Anda and other male writers  will partake in activities that may have been deemed too “girly,” taboo, or crazy for men to participate in — ranging from manscaping to bridge climbing to Spanxing — in order to delve in the myriad of possibilities for masculine presentation and expression. 

I truly wanted to bare myself to those who happened to be reading the inaugural article of this new series. I absolutely loved the idea of stripping away antiquated ideas of what being a man meant in today’s world of bridging differences through new modes of behavior and expression. I just never thought this would become a matter of pubic concern. (No, you did not just read a typo.)

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Daily Holidays: January's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:57 PM

And We're Telling You....We're Not Going To Take It! - YOUTUBE
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  • And We're Telling You....We're Not Going To Take It!

From releasing your inner diva to pondering penguins, there is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day this month; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted eight December holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. Here are our picks (we swear these aren't made up):

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Monday, January 5, 2015

New Club Opens in SOMA, Brings Show Full of Stripping and Poop Jokes With It

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:41 PM

D'arcy Drollinger as Champagne - LAWRENCE HELMAN PR
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  • D'arcy Drollinger as Champagne

On New Year’s Eve, the long-closed club Oasis re-opened in SOMA — bringing with it a Rocky Horror Picture Show-esque drag show that's set in a strip club and chock-full of poop jokes. 

The new club's inaugural show, Shit & Champagne: A Whitesploitation Comedy with Dance spoofs 1970s movies such as Charlie's Angels and Foxy Brown, and is based on a true life event — 10 years ago, New York City was having problems with its sewers because patrons were flushing their underwear down the toilet at night clubs.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Daily Holidays: December's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 8:06 AM

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From chocolate-covered-everything to the Nobel Peace Prize, there is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day this month; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 December holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. Here are our picks (we swear these aren't made up):

December 2: The Anniversary of the First Text Message.  

SMS was born on this date in 1992. The first message, sent to a Vodafone engineer, was "Merry Christmas." 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daily Holidays: November's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 8:04 AM

November is more than just Dia de Los Muertos. - INSTAGRAM: @JOSHY.PANTS
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  • November is more than just Dia de Los Muertos.

From mortality to sexy saxophones, there is an obscure holiday to celebrate every day; and in honor of these diverse, festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 November holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. Here are our picks (we swear these aren't made up):

November 2: National Plan Your Epitaph Day 

It's never to late to start planning what how legacy will look... in stone. We don't know what ours will say, but all we know is that our tombs should have free WiFi so people come visit and check in more often. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily Holidays: October's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

READ ALL ABOUT IT! - SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVES
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  • READ ALL ABOUT IT!

From beloved bosses to lowercase letters, there is sincerely a special and obscure holiday to be celebrated everyday in the United States. In honor of these diverse festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature.

Here are our picks for October that we swear aren't made up:

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daily Holidays: September's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Let's celebrate our tattered teddies on National Teddy Bear Day. - IMAGE COURTESY OF MARK NIXON
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  • Let's celebrate our tattered teddies on National Teddy Bear Day.


From tattered teddies to perpetual procrastination, there is sincerely a special and obscure holiday to be celebrated everyday in the United States. In honor of these diverse festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature.

Here are our picks for September that we swear aren't made up:

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Daily Holidays: August's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 12:02 PM

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Hooray! Hooray! Everyday is a holiday. No, we haven't gone insane, we're simply celebrating bad poetry day (August 18). But outside of the corny, poetic verse, there is sincerely a special and obscure holiday to to be celebrated everyday in the United States.  In honor of these diverse festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted a top 10 sampling of holidays that warrant public observance because of their odd-ball and/or original nature. 

Here are our picks for August that we swear aren't made up:

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