Friday, June 27
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.
Limited Space -RSVP is required
New Tie-Dye Artists — Noon to 3:30 PM
Formal demonstration from Noon to 2:00 PM
Instructor monitoring 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Open Studio — 3:30 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.
Saturday, July 28th
Flagging in the Park
National AIDS Memorial Grove
Golden Gate Park
12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
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 Randy Bettis
From mega-events of thousands to intimate house parties, Randy Bettis has been among some of the most sought-after mix masters in the dance- music industry. Since launching his career in 1997, Randy has established an impressive track record with 15+ residencies, 13 commercially released compilations, and along with David Boyd, has created scores of remixes and full musical theater scores as well as music for film (the documentary Raid of the Rainbow Lounge, Bear City 2) and the YouTube series (In the Dollhouse with Lina.)
Having played in some of NYC’s most legendary clubs (Limelight, Sound Factory, Stereo, Splashbar) with numerous guest residencies at clubs around the US. Major events included: Heritage of Pride Dance On the Pier 19; Saint-at-Large New Year’s Day, Black Party and Halloween Party; Miami White Party and Winter Party; David Flower’s Summer Camp Pier Dance (twice); Fire Island Pines Party: Fever; Dancing on the Bay; Pittsburgh Pride’s Dancing in the Street; Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs (DJ Contest); A Perfect Day 2k in Austin, TX; RSVP Vacations Mexican Riviera, Caribbean, Alaskan & Mediterranean cruises; GayDays® Pool Parties (2005-2010); and One Magical Weekend’s Riptide @ Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon 2011 & 2012.
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 29th
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. This event will close out the Flagger Destination weekend…and just 2 blocks away from the Up Your Alley Street Fair!
We are very excited to have DJ Michael Rackley spinning a ‘happy dance’ style flagger-friendly set for us. For over 20 years Michael has shared his infectious Happy Music. He started out compiling tracks monthly, regularly mailing CDs to friends. With the advent of the podcast and his continued interest in mixing, Michael upgraded to club-quality mixes, allowing him to share his music with a wider audience. He is drawn to music that’s fun, catchy, and happy, and has a soft spot for dancefloors tracks from the late 90s and the 00s. He has played for the public at special events, mainly in Hawaii, where he resides. We are honored to welcome his unique sound and spirit to be a part of Flag Alley this year.
You can hear DJ Michael Rackley here: https://sfjeepboy.podomatic.com/.
There is a $5+ suggested donation. After expenses are covered, the proceeds will be donated to the National AIDS Memorial Grove.
Sunday, July 29 – 4 PM to 6:30 PM
LEVY Dance — 19 Heron St., San Francisco, CA 94103