- Bridgemen/50-Plus Monthly Meetup at SF Eagle
Interested in learning more about the Bridgemen and/or the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network, what we do and our new partnership? We will be having our next joint Monthly Meetup of the 2 groups on Wednesday, June 12, at the SF Eagle in SoMa! Please join us for some tasty food, KARAOKE and some good times, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. This is your chance to meet new and returning members from both groups. We’ll be talking about upcoming events and may have some guest appearances as well. PLEASE NOTE: 1) As we will be ordering food for the group and need a reliable headcount, PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP WELL IN ADVANCE. 2) The event is listed on the Meetup pages for both groups. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP WITH BOTH BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS. 3) The Eagle is wheelchair-accessible. 4) The Eagle is located at[masked]th Street (at Harrison) and is accessible by Muni bus lines #9/9R, #12, #47 and #90, all one block away at 11th Street and Harrison. If you have questions about this event, please contact either: Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]. -OR- 50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by work phone at[masked]
- Strut Art Opening - “Comic Book Queeroes” by Cheyne Gallarde
The Art at Strut program has been exhibiting the work of local and international gay or queer artists every month since Magnet was founded in 2003, and has always been an important part of Magnet. We are excited to announce that for the month of May 2019 we are exhibiting the work of Cheyne Gallarde in his show titled “Comic Book Queeroes.” ARTIST’S STATEMENT: Inspired by the Golden and Silver Age comics of Marvel and DC, Cheyne Gallarde reimagines drag queens as superheroes and villains. With their amazing transformations and over-the-top personas, drag queens are the modern-day superheroes that the world needs today. Cheyne’s work is nostalgic, celebrating the sentimental look and grit of vintage comics while putting a modern twist on it. ABOUT THE ARTIST: Cheyne Gallarde is a multi-faceted artist born and raised in Hawaii. Prior to illustration, Cheyne was an award-winning fashion photographer and also a drag queen himself. Cheyne’s illustration work is quintessential pop art, combining pop culture icons and his love of comics from the Golden Age. Recently, Cheyne won a Pele Advertising Award for his illustrations of LGBTQ icons for LOGOTV. Prior to that, he was hired by Condé Nast to create the key visual and branding for their QUEEROES Awards show and with VH1 to create comic covers celebrating queer icon John Waters. When not drawing or painting, Cheyne loves to unwind with video games, binge-watch trashy reality TV and play with his dog Rocket. The Art Opening runs 8–10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact our Community Events Organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at [masked].
- VOLUNTEER: Doggy Style with PAWS
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. Since 1974, Shanti has trained more than 20,000 individuals in the Bay Area and 600 organizations around the world in compassionately providing emotional and practical support to clients grappling with life-threatening illnesses and poverty. Shanti supports over 2,000 underserved San Francisco residents with HIV/AIDS, women with cancer, LGBT seniors and adults with disabilities, and helping out those who need support with their companion animals through our PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) program. Petchitecture is Shanti’s annual gala for PAWS. This event is unlike any other in San Francisco, bringing together humans, animals and premier Bay Area architects to create a spectacular evening of pet-friendly fun and fundraising, celebrating the human-animal bond! The Bridgemen will be assisting Shanti/PAWS at Petchitecture at the registration table and with various other event tasks. If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]
- TFTATFW: Lunch + “Queer California” @ Oakland Museum
>> PLEASE READ THIS EVENT DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY! << >> PLEASE DO *NOT* RSVP FOR THIS EVENT UNDER *BOTH* BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS! << For the TFTATFW (The First Thursday After The First Wednesday) event for the months of June and August, the Bridgemen and 50-Plus will be meeting in Oakland for lunch and a visit to the Oakland Museum, all compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus! NOTE: This event is limited to 20 members of either group for each month. Members will only be allowed to attend ONCE. OUR ITINERARY: -- We will meet in front of the Wells Fargo (12th St & Broadway) at the 12th Street / Oakland City Center BART station. Members are responsible for their own transportation expense to the meeting point. After assembling, we will walk 4-5 blocks to Buffet Fortuna (800 Broadway) to enjoy lunch together, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. This is an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant offering Chinese, Japanese and American food. -- After lunch, we’ll walk 8-9 more blocks to the Oakland Museum of California to view the “Queer California: Untold Stories” exhibition. Bridgemen/50-Plus will cover the cost of admission to the museum. You can read more about the exhibition here: http://museumca.org/exhibit/queer-california-untold-stories -- After the museum visit, we’ll walk 2 blocks to the Lake Merritt BART station for those who are taking BART to return to San Francisco or other destinations. If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]
- Bridgemen Planning Committee Meeting
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ORDERING FOOD FOR THE GROUP AND NEED AN ACCURATE HEADCOUNT. PLEASE ONLY RSVP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU'RE 100% COMMITTED TO ATTENDING. Would you like to get more involved with Bridgemen on a deeper level? Would you like to help decide what community service projects we do? Is there a nonprofit that’s near and dear to your heart that you’d like to see us work with? If so, we would love to have you join us and hear your input! The Bridgemen Planning Group is always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives in helping us select our projects. Come join us for the evening, enjoy some complimentary food and share your ideas for projects we can get involved with. Here are the general guidelines we follow for selecting service projects: 1. Events will be chosen at planning meetings through consensus, and any major concerns or objections from a Planning Group member will prevent a project from moving forward. 2. Every service project must have a designated Project Lead before it can be approved. 3. Bridgemen must always work in teams. 4. All events must allow for a minimum of 15 participants, and events with larger capacities will be prioritized over smaller ones. 5. Bridgemen must not be required to attend training on a different day than the actual event. 6. Bridgemen are not responsible for supplies and will not seek donation of supplies for events. The organization will be responsible for getting supplies. 7. Bridgemen will not register participants into a database for partnering organizations. Individuals are allowed to register with partnering organizations on their own. Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate head count. If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup or by email at [masked].
- VOLUNTEER: Ready, Set, BIKE! AIDS/LifeCycle Day Zero
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. AIDS/LifeCycle (ALC) is a fully-supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is the largest annual fundraiser for San Francisco AIDS Foundation. AIDS/LifeCycle 2019 will take place June 2-8, 2019. Every year, this landmark ride through beautiful California delivers a life-changing experience for thousands of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels united by a common desire to do something heroic. Day Zero is Orientation Day, when thousands of cyclists and roadies will pour into the Cow Palace to begin their 2019 AIDS/LifeCycle experience. It takes over 400 volunteers to ensure that the day runs smoothly and efficiently. Volunteers help all over Day Zero doing various tasks. The Bridgemen will be helping out with event check-in on Day Zero. So if you weren't able to join the ride this year as a cyclist or roadie, help do your part to end HIV/AIDS by volunteering your time at this event! ALC-branded volunteer T-shirts will be provided to all volunteers for the event. Once you RSVP, you’ll be requested to provide your first and last name and email address, which will be entered into a separate ALC volunteer database. Every volunteer will also need to sign a waiver. ALC understands and respects your privacy; your info will not be shared outside of the organization. If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]
- VOLUNTEER: H4H: Queer Eye on Gilman Playground
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco has been building homes and strengthening communities. In January 2017, they completed construction of Habitat Terrace, an affordable housing development of 28 three-story, single-family homes in San Francisco’s Oceanview neighborhood. Bridgemen are proud to have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity on this project a total of 4 times during the course of construction. While they work to identify other building projects in San Francisco, they’ve turned their attention to park and garden beautification projects. Bridgemen will be joining Habitat for Humanity once again for a park beautification project at Gilman Playground in the Bayview-Hunters Point District. Please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one, along with weather-appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good tread. There will be water and snacks on site, but it’s recommended that volunteers bring their own water bottles. This is a rain-or-shine event. All volunteers will be required to complete a waiver form at the event. The park is accessible via public transportation. Take the T Line south along 3rd Street and get off at the Gilman/Paul stop. The park is located 4 blocks southeast of the stop. As Bayview-Hunters Point is far from city center, please give yourself plenty of time to get there. If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]
- “Sister Act” at Theatre Rhino
NOTE: >> Attendance will initially be capped to 50 tickets for Bridgemen and 50-Plus members. More seats may be made available later, but that’s not guaranteed. >> Because tickets are limited, PLEASE ONLY RSVP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU’RE 100% CERTAIN YOU’LL BE ABLE TO ATTEND. >> PLEASE DO *NOT* RSVP FOR THIS EVENT UNDER *BOTH* BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS! Theatre Rhinoceros, the world’s oldest, continuously-producing, professional queer theater, was founded in San Francisco in August 1977 by the late Allan B. Estes, Jr. True to its queer roots, its first play, “The West Street Gang” by Doric Wilson, was staged in a SoMa leather bar, The Black and Blue. We are so fortunate to have this amazing, historic venue in our city! Members of Bridgemen and 50-Plus have once again been offered complimentary tickets, this time on Friday, May 17, for their production of “Sister Act!” The famous Whoopi Goldberg movie that became the hit musical now gets the Rhino twist when a drag queen singer has to go into hiding as a nun. But she’s not the only nun in drag – not at Rhino! Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Glenn Slater. Book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner. Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane. Directed and choreographed by AeJay Mitchell If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]. See you there!
- VOLUNTEER: Peak Performance: Twin Peaks Clean-up
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A VOLUNTEER EVENT, NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT. San Francisco’s Twin Peaks are the second-highest peaks in the City after Mt Davidson. The northern peak hosts thousands of tourists daily, drawn to the sweeping vista of the skyline and the bay. With that tourist traffic comes LOTS of litter, which collects on the eastern slope. Sadly, the maintenance routine for this area doesn’t seem to be enough to effectively tackle the volume of litter, giving visitors a bad impression of our lovely city. Perfect circumstances for the Bridgemen! The Bridgemen will be assisting SF Recreation and Parks Department to clean up this area, picking up trash so that locals and visitors alike can enjoy the view litter-free. And while improving the area, we’ll be treated to one of the best views in the City! Gloves and tools will be provided. Please wear sturdy shoes (we’ll be working on a steep slope), sun protection and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Please wear a Bridgemen T-shirt if you have one. If you have questions about this event, please contact either Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked] or Point Man Russ Hartman by email at [masked] or by TEXT at[masked]
- Bridgemen/50-Plus Monthly Meetup at Paramount Superstars
Interested in learning more about the Bridgemen and/or the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network? As May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we will be having our regular joint Monthly Meetup of the 2 groups on May 8 at Paramount Superstars, a Chinese restaurant in the Richmond District. Thanks to Bridgemen member Gordon Yee for suggesting this location! Please join us for some tasty Chinese food and some good times, compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus. This is your chance to meet new and returning members from both groups. PLEASE NOTE: 1) As we will be ordering food for the group beforehand and need a reliable headcount, PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP WELL IN ADVANCE. 2) The event is listed on the Meetup pages for both groups. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP WITH BOTH BRIDGEMEN AND 50-PLUS. 3) Please inform us ASAP of any food/dietary restrictions you may have (i.e., allergies, sensitivities, special diets, etc.). The food may contain seafood, nuts, soy, MSG, etc. 4) Paramount Superstars is wheelchair-accessible. 5) Paramount Superstars is located at 939 Clement St between 10th Ave and 11th Ave and is conveniently accessible by Muni bus lines #1 (on California), #2 (on Clement) and #38 (on Geary). If you have questions about this event, please contact either: Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked]. -OR- 50-Plus Coordinator Dusty Araujo here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by work phone at[masked]