Soiree 8, The Annual Fundraiser for the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, is Saturday, 10 April, 2010. Advance ticket sales are closed, but tickets will still be available at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. All ticket sales will go to benefit the “direct services” offered by the Center, such as serving hot meals for homeless queer youth, offering job seeking support for unemployed adults and providing resources for newcomers to the City. The GLBT Center serves over 9,000 people each month and hosts over 3000 events each year.
Soiree 8’s Honorary Co-Hosts are Theresa Sparks and David Campos.
Special guests Jackie Beat and Bruce Vilanch will Emcee from the main stage. (See related page on how TT Thomas, on a date with Dusty Springfield, first met Bruce!)
Recent media reports suggested that the Center is on the verge of bankruptcy, but spokespeople for the Center said this is not true. The Center has recently been approved for a loan modification from it’s lender, and one of the stipulations of the loan mod is that the Center maintain a “reserve” account with First Republic Bank in the amount of $157,500, which the Center is currently attempting to raise. First Republic holds the mortgage on the facilities occupied and owned by the Center.
(Photo: Pinched from Jackie’s Facebook page) Jackie’s website
According to the Center’s site:
The evening will feature performances by: Barnaby’s (sfBoylesque), Fauxnique, House of Salad, Miss Rahni, Precious Moments, Zoe Balfour & Citabria Phillips, Suppositori Spelling, Taiko Ren, Trixxie Carr and Veronica Klaus.
Later in the evening, Soireé 8 shifts into party mode, paying tribute to San Francisco’s queer nightlife. Local celebrity DJs Honey Soundsystem, China G and Nuxx will provide a late-night, high-energy soundtrack.
Guests can also bid on dozens of unique items in both silent and live auctions, including vacations, works of art and dining packages. Highlighted items include 6-night stay & airfare to Hawaii, 2 tickets and airfare to Ellen Show, 2-night stay & airfare to NYC, 7-day retreat in Napa Valley, Platinum feast for 8 at AsiaSF, Dinner for 2 at Teatro Zinzanni & deluxe hotel room, 2-day Cache Canyon river rafting trip, and more.
The Soiree 8 event will be held from 7-11:30 p.m. at Terra Gallery,511 Harrison St. San Francisco.
For those readers wishing to support the LGBT Center sponsors, here is the list: U.S. Bank is the Lead Sponsor of the Soiree 8 event. Additional sponsors include:California Pacific Medical Center, Academy of Art, Pacific Gas & Electric, M2 Lubricants, Air New Zealand, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Morgan Stanley, The Examiner, NCLR, San Francisco 49ers Foundation, Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Comcast, AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, Greenleaf Produce, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway, Horizons Foundation, Lennar Urban, Barbary Coast Consulting, Joie de Vivre, Alaska Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Betty’s List, Robert Half International, Ernst & Young, Kimpton Hotels, Smith Group, Sunset Scavenger/ GGR, Patelco, Shorenstein, Wald Law Group, Swirl Radio and Curve Magazine.