Pride Feathers
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Members: $12,
Non-Members: $15.
21+ event, ID required for entry.

Get into the groove for NightLife's annual celebration of equality, self-expression, and San Francisco Pride!

Schedule of Events

Future of Love Drag Performance
(West Garden)
8:40 - 9:30pm

-----> Join drag queen extraordinaire Heklina, host of the weekly “Mother” party at SF nightclub The Oasis, for a drag show of fabulously unparalleled proportions celebrating “the future of love.”

Show Performances include: House of Glitter, Mahlae Balenciaga, Miss Shugana

Future of Love Costume Contest
​(West Garden)
9:30pm

-----> Show up in your best "Future of Love" getup and get rewarded! Strike a pose on stage for the annual Pride costume contest and you could win a year of NightLife tickets and prizes from Good Vibrations

Hella Gay Dance Party
(Coral Reef)
6:00-10:00pm

------> In the Coral Reef, experience the celebratory, sexy stylings of DJs from Oakland’s exuberant Hella Gay Dance Party.

DJ Sets
(Piazza)
6:00 - 8:00pm, Swagger Like Us
8:00 - 10:00pm, Juanita More

------> Inside the Piazza, unleash your inner dance floor diva with a high-energy set by Bay Area Queer DJ Collective Swagger Like Us and legendary drag performer and DJ Juanita More.

The Future of Love: Advocacy and Technology
(African Hall)
7:00, 7:30 & 8:00pm

------> Watch a comedic and dance performance from nationally recognized Trans-advocate Mia Satya.

------> Listen to an informative talk on the Future of Love in the age of technology from SF Chronicle journalist, Marissa Lang.

------> Hear from Trans couple and advocates - Jim Howley, from Trans American Love Story and Clair Farley, founder of the #TransLove campaign & Director of Economic Development at the SF LGBT Center as they discuss, The Future of #TransLove.

The Cockettes
​(East Pavilion)
6:00 - 10:00pm

------> Delve into the history of the Cockettes, an avant-garde and flamboyant ensemble of hippies that put on legendary midnight musicals in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, with the Castro’s GLBT Historical Society.

Bay Area Queer Art & Zines
(Project Lab)
6:00 - 10:00pm

------> Check out the latest and greatest in queer art & zines from Bay Area Queer Zine Fest. Curated picks include: Queer Anxiety Babiez Distrobibliophiliac zines | Mixed Rice Zines | Sarah Grace Gladstone | Cheers from the Wasteland/Li Patron | Anand Vedawala | Marie Njoku-ObiSilver | Sprocket Bicycle Club | Rad Breath | ivy atoms

LGBTQ Community
(Swamp)
6:00 - 10:00pm

------> Learn about the Rainbow World Fund, an all-volunteer, LGBT-based humanitarian aid organization, and marvel at the collection of Good Vibrations’ Antique Vibrator Museum.

------> Get decked out in rainbows with your own masquerade mask with Julia Jane Moore. Plus, visit with BridgeHIV and pick up a free care package.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Hurry! Last entry for our Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
     
  • Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
     
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early event arrival is strongly recommended due to limited capacity and high demand for passes.

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FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
     
  • Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!

All bars accept cash and credit cards.

Music

Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 7:30 pm

For millennia, people have told tales about the constellations…

8:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Journey through the San Andreas fault, delve into Earth's core & explore the seismic science of earthquakes.

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Upcoming NightLife Events

November 2nd at 6:00 pm

Design and science unite for a special edition of NightLife curated by California College of the Arts.

November 9th at 6:00 pm

Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness.

November 16th at 6:00 pm

Sink your teeth into BiteLife, our annual event celebrating all things edible.

November 30th at 6:00 pm

Be one of the first to lay eyes on the premiere of Vortex 2.0, an art and music experience in the planetarium.

NightLife is supported by the Koret Foundation.

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