August 29 | 5th Tuesday Benefit for HIPS | Suresh | Jill Parker & Little Egypt + Student Showcase, FatChanceBellyDance, Shanti Bardot + Sarah Kate Duet, Nicole Maria, TwoWinks, Peep Show

It’s time for another one of our quarterly 5th Tuesdays!
. . . What does that mean?
. . . . . . Extended Lineup. Supporting causes. Vendors.
. . . . . . . . . After-Party in the Back Room!

Sandi’s Ocean, Fool Proof and The Rebel’s Garden will be showcasing their unique creations.

Jill Parker will be bringing her Student Group And members of Little Egypt will be joining us, including a solo by Nicole Maria and a duo with Danielle and Jeanette: as TwoWinks.

Another duet you will not want to miss is Shanti Bardot with Sarah Kate.

Oh, and The PeepShow crew (the drag, burlesque variety show now taking over 3rd Tuesdays every month at Underground Nomads)  will be joining us as well to round out an awesome lineup of performances for the night.

Our awesome eclectic DJ Suresh will be rockin the beats with his global soundscapes and our amazing bartender Demitria will be serving up elixirs that won’t disappoint.

Doors: 8pm
Show:
9:15pm First set
10:00pm Second set
10:30pm Afterparty in the back room with DJ SURESH

(Note earlier hours starting in September – we will start at 9 or 9:15pm every week).

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Mission 

HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.

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Vision

We believe that those engaged in sex work, sex trade, and drug use should be able to live healthy, self-determined, and self-sufficient lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization or oppression. We will achieve this through engaging sex workers, drug users and our communities in challenging structural barriers to health, safety, and prosperity.

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Services

With our new Center for Health and Achievement our services are expanding! We always offer syringe exchange, both walk in and delivery, and we do condom distribution during daytime and night time outreach. Now clients can come to our drop in center for showers and laundry. For an up to date list of the services we offer click here.

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Cyndee Clay, Executive Director


​Pronouns: she/her/hers
Clay is an internationally recognized expert with over  20 years experience in program development, nonprofit management and evaluation for improving the health and safety of injection and non-injection drug users, sex workers, and transgender individuals.  She is a graduate of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program at UCLA Business School, convened DC’s first working group on drug user health, and serves as the DC Prevention Planning Group’s community co-chair elect,  DC community representative for the Urban Coalition of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services UCHAPS, and the DC Recovery Advisory Council.

 

Normal weekly schedule – New hours!
– Over the next few weeks, our schedule will be transitioning to slightly earlier hours. We will post each week’s schedule on the website, so check in every week to see Show times.

8PM-10:30PM through August
Music starts at 8PM with performance sets at 9:15PM and 10PM
(STARTING IN SEPTEMBER, WE WILL END AT 10PM. Doors 8, Show 9:15PM – We will have one longer set of performances instead of 2).

F8 – 1192 Folsom, SF. (Folsom & 8th St) 21+

$5-10 sliding scale donation at the door.

NOTE: Starting in August, on 3rd TuesdaysPeep Show (Drag, Burlesque, Variety show formerly 3rd Wednesdays at Codeword) will be taking over the Underground Nomads stage. Look for more themed Tuesdays including Dark / Modern Fusion on 4th Tuesdays in November, December and January – curated by Ariellah.

With our new scheduling format, nothing has changed for the early part of the night, except we will be transitioning to starting our performances a few minutes earlier. So plan on coming by 9pm for the first set in the coming months (Each week’s Show Times will be posted in the weekly update). Following the show, F8, will be taking over with a new late-night club called VS. All are welcome to stay, and if you all are wanting to continue listening to the signature Underground Nomads global beats into the late night, we’ll move it to the back room for an intimate party.

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