Friday, July 26
Bring together tie dye artists; replenish your flag bags; have fun. Open to any and all levels of tie-dye artists or people that want to just hang out.
New Tie-Dye Artists — 10:30 to 3:00 PM
Formal demonstration from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor monitoring 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Open Studio — 3:00 to 5:30 PM
Irons, string, scissors, dye, paper towels, gloves and microwaves available.
Last silk handed out at 5:00 PM.
Wrap up for everyone is 5:30 PM.
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
LEVY Dance — 19 Heron St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Especially for flow artists, this is an open studio to spin your magic and connect with other flaggers just 2 blocks away from the Up Your Alley Street Fair! Flag Alley is a flagging event envisioned by Jeff Hettinger for flaggers, flow artists and those who love them. Come celebrate life and flow with friends in a studio space flooded with blacklight. Those of you who miss the days of being able to flag and dance at a club, and have your flags (and outfits?) light up under blacklight, this is your chance! This will be more than the usual Open Studio, as we will be welcoming dance artists from all over the country – and all over the world.
Music by: Michael Rackley: We are very excited DJ Michael Rackley will be returning to Flag Alley (by popular demand)! Last year Michael created a very special evening by playing a wonderful set of his ‘happy-dance’-style flagger-friendly music for us. For over 20 years Michael has shared his happy music mixes with friends and fans. He spins live on occasion, most recently for the Honolulu Pride Parade, and during MLK weekend at Vibe Nightclub on Maui. He is drawn to music that’s fun, catchy, happy, and has admitted a soft spot for dance floor tracks from the late 90s and the 00s. We welcome Michael back to us as a newly returned resident of San Francisco and we’re honored to welcome Michael’s unique sound and spirit back to be a part of Flag Alley this year. Click here to listen and subscribe to Michael’s podcast: http://sfjeepboy.podomatic.com
Wear whatever will get you in the spirit of the evening – leather, burner outfits, tie-die, or flagger-wear is encouraged.
There is a $5+ suggested donation. After expenses are covered, the proceeds will be donated to the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
Saturday, July 27th
Flagging in the Park
National AIDS Memorial Grove
12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Golden Gate Park
Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and their supporters.
Flags are available for use or just relax, take in the fun dance music and colorful visuals. Bring a beverage, a lunch, something to sit on, and enjoy.
Music by Dawna Montell
If you have experience her dance floor, then just the sound of her name brings excitement and music to your soul. After 35 years of Djing, the only thing predictable about Dawna is that she delivers. Known best for her 10 year residency, Sunday Fundays, at the Abbey and years of the Afterhours at The Spike (both in Los Angeles). Dawna Montell commands any venue at any time. She has always loved the after house vibe but there is nothing she loves more than playing in the sunshine. Dawna has a sound all her own and she looks to her dance floor for inspiration. Djing is her life long passion and it shows. There is more than music in the air when Dawna plays; there is joy, sexy joy, and a tremendous sense of duty to dance like your soul is on fire.
National AIDS Memorial Grove is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember.
For all the promising prospects on the horizon, AIDS continues to invade our lives, violate our past, and rob us of our comfortable assumptions about the future. The sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted this tragic pandemic both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during the final hours.
Sunday, July 28th
6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
City Nights, 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Music by: Russ Rich
Since 2001, Play T-Dance has been giving folks in the Bay Area the occasion to flirt, frolic and dance to their favorite tea dance music. PLAY T-Dance has become renowned for its unique and engaging themes, abundant hospitality, unrivaled production value and the most uplifting and energetic music on the planet.
After a four year hiatus, PLAY T-Dance makes its return under the direction of Brian Kent for what will be one of the most epic Dore Alley Weekend closing parties to date!
(Editor’s note: the party was created by P Tyrone Smith to showcase flaggers.)
Xavier has host priced General Admission and VIP ticket codes for flaggers till they run out or expire on July 21st.