San Francisco 2019-06-21: Pride Month Hangout and Show

Venue: El Rio
3158 Mission St
San Francisco, CA
94110
United States

Event Date: 2019-06-21
Start Time: 07:00 pm
End Time: 09:00 pm

Host: Maura Wilson

Description: Hi! Join us for a fun hang out to celebrate Pride month before the big festivities begin the week after. We will be out on the back patio at El Rio for a few hours before we go see the pride show put on by Infinite Wrench. This show will feature plays written and performed by queer and trans members of the troupe, and is guaranteed to be a fun time. Join us at the bar, at the show, or at both! Be forewarned about infinite wrench, it will sell out for sure, so if interested, make sure to get your ticket ASAP!

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Infinite Wrench Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infinite-pride-tickets-62385656177

Accessibility Info: From the El Rio Website:
Wheelchair accessibility:

Our entrance and most of the club is wheelchair accessible including the back deck but not the yard. There are high lips on doorways out to patio. Our bathrooms are likely not wheelchair accessible without assistance (please see exact measurements below), but three of them are equipped with grab bars.

Parking:

Parking can be difficult. We are across from Muni bus stops and 3 blocks from the 24th street BART. There are 2 red meters out front that – if vacant – could be used for van unloading.

Bathrooms:

We have 3 gender neutral single stall bathrooms, and one bathroom with 2 urinals. Two of our bathrooms are located off a narrow hallway (with a 22” entry), those bathrooms are both 6’x4.5’, with doorways that measure 21.5”. The easier to access bathroom in the front hall is 5’x5’, with a 25” wide doorway. All of our bathrooms with toilets have about 2 feet of clearance between the toilet and the wall/door, and they all have grab bars installed next to the toilets. The bathroom with two urinals is 5’x5’ with a doorway that measures 26”, with 3 feet of clearance between the wall/door and the urinals, it has no grab bars at this time. Our bathrooms may not be accessible without assistance.

Lighting:

Lighting is typical of most bars – we use a lot of christmas lights for ambiance. Back room has stage lighting that can be raised or lowered at the request of the performer.

Smoke Free:

We are a non smoking / vaping space. Folks smoking may only do so out front and must be 15 feet away from the entrance / building. We are not a fragrance free space.

Noise level:

Events here can be loud. Earplugs are available from the bartender or sound tech.

Service Animals:

We welcome (and adore!) service animals at most times. On mellower evenings and daytimes we encourage both service animals and pets in the bar. Though service animals are always welcome, please be aware that we do not allow pets to our larger parties, and we encourage people to be thoughtful when bringing any animal to the club during those events- they are very crowded, loud, chaotic, and can be overwhelming even for normally calm animals. If you do decide to bring a service animal to a large event, please attempt to arrive early to secure a secluded spot where your animal can go with you to relax during the party. We care about you and your service animal and want everyone to have a good time!

Hydration:

We have a few water stations set up around the bar with cups. We welcome you to use your own container but will need you to bring it in to the space empty.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Book-Club-Dropouts/events/262246845/?isFirstPublish=true
RSVP not required, but can be done on the Meetup page

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3 Comments

  1. Hey Maura! This is awesome and I love it, but you have the dates/locations mixed up – the El Rio show is on the 19th, and the 20th and 21st shows are at Pianofight. I know because I’m the opening act for the Pianofight shows (doing the same variety of Singing Human Blockhead act I did for the A-Camp talent show this year)!

    • Hi Charlie! So I think I made a mistake with my event description, we were planning on hanging out at El Rio and then relocating to Piano Fight for the show. We thought El Rio was a better venue for people to hang out in, especially if they don’t want to go see Infinite Wrench. I should have made that more clear! I’m excited to see your act 🙂

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