Monday, April 18, 2011

Diamonds & Pearls; Support the Dyke March!

The next two Ships parties are sure to be a blast.
SF Ships has a theme this time: dress up in yr gaudiest Diamonds & Pearls, or just come out and dance to beats  from DJ's Durt, Black, and special guest Oliver.
Oakland Ships is a benefit for the Dyke March.  Check out info below.
Tell your friends, bring a date, and come out to one or both!

For more info on why the Dyke March needs help, check out this link:

The Dyke March needs funds to pay for permits that the City has typically waived. Now with the "economic crisis" (where is all that money goin? hmmm....), the city wants the the organizers of the Dyke March to pay-up and the group has been getting less of the generous private funding that they have come to depend on.

While we all know the Dyke March could happen without permits, its also important to have an event that is safe for people who don't necessarily want to risk arrest just to come out to the park, bring their kids, ride their bike, get drunk, protest, enjoy performers, and/or flash their boobs. Lets make sure there's port-a-potties for everyone to use and that it can continue to be an accessible event for all dykes, everywhere and our friends to come and enjoy.

Also, the Dyke March is looking for volunteers, so if you want to make an impact with it, check out the website and get involved:

ships crew member, durt

~~Ships In The Night~~
radical queer dance party
every third thursday @Underground SF
424 Haight St. at Webster

10pm, 21+

DJ's Durt & Black, plus special guest Oliver
playing the booty jams, hiphop, electro, pop

Theme: Diamonds & Pearls
we wanna see yr gaudiest jewelry, rhinestones, baubles, plastic pearls, beaded treasures, loudest rings, etc. Get gussied up in your most garish of accessories and shake it on the floor.

Photos by Hannah Cairns (

Cheap drinks poured by your favorites Shari & Katie Duck!

Homos galore!
the ships crew

~~~~Ships In The Night ~~~~
Saturday May 7th, 2011
@ The Oasis

DJs: Black, Durt, Andre & GStar

A Benefit for Dyke March. Nuff Said! ....Is it June yet???

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The Dyke March Needs Your Help
And YOU can SAVE it!


After 18 years the Dyke March Committee is having serious financial difficulty that may result in canceling all or part of this year's march.
The economic downturn has hit us hard. In the past The SF Dyke March has been made possible through generous grants from fabulous organizations, donations and fee waivers from the city and minimal private fund raising. Those grants have been cut, our insurance is no longer covered and due to city deficits many of the fees that have been waived can no longer be covered by the city. You know this can’t happen without port-o-potties!

We need to raise $30,000. At least half needs to come in the next month to make the Dyke March happen. Our mission is to get 2,000 people to donate at least $10 each in the next 30 days. Please donate as much as you can to help close the remaining gap!


DONATE $10 (or more!)
SHARE Email everyone you know & invite folks to the Facebook event
ASK your friends if they’ve donated their $10


For more information:
To volunteer--we can use any and all skills you have, contact

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Safetyfest 2011! "Ferocity" Closing Party

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Ships in the Night Presents: Ferocity
The Closing Party to Safetyfest !

4:00-7:00pm @Root Division
3175 17th St. near S. Van Ness (16th St. BART)
...$5-20 sliding scale, nobody turned away

Reclaim the ferociousness and intensity of our love for each other as queer and trans people and dance it out!

*DJ Durt* *DJ Black* & *DJ Bootyklap* will play the jamz for you to shake it off and express your inner diva.

W/Performances by Tru Bloo, Wanda Kruda, Celeste Chan, & Micah Tron!!! plus **raffle, photobooth, and more!***

Calendar of Safetyfest Events:

Visit for more Ships!


Ships in the Night presenta: Ferocidad
Fiesta de Cierre para Safetyfest!

4:00-7:00pm en Root Division

3175 17th St. near S. Van Ness (16th St. BART)
pague lo que pueda $5-20, a nadie se le niega entrada

Reclama la ferocidad e intensidad del amor que nos tenemos como gente trans y de ambiente y bailalo! DJ's Durt and Black, y Bootyklap tocaran ritmos pa' que lo muevas y expreses tu diva interna. Espectaculos por Tru Bloo, Wanda Kruda, Celeste Chan, y Micah Tron!! + rifa, cabina fotografica, y mas!

Calendario de Eventos para Safetyfest:

Visita para saber mas de Ships!

- Frameline Patron Level membership
- ODC 4 class pass
- Bi-Rite $50 gift card
- "Book: ""Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building"" by Terry Wolverton and Canvas t...ote bag" from City Lights
- Black and Blue Tattoo -$100 gift card
- Asia SF dinner for 6, value $250
- Pacific Brewing Company $30 gift card
- Good Vibes gift bag
- snow hats, helmets, goggles from Any Mountain
- Yoga Mandala gift card
- Recycle Bicycles, 3 tune ups
- Moe's Books $25 gift card
- See Jane Run gift card, hat, water bottle
- Rickshaw Messenger bag from Missing Link Bike Coop
- Berkeley Sauna gift certificates
-Babeland gift bag (worth $85)