Sunday, November 27
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Spring Road in Santa Rosa
Since 1990, the acclaimed San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) has been coming “Home for the Holidays” to Sonoma County to sing in benefit of F2F HIV prevention and care services programs.
The 2016 concert was nothing short of spectacular and was especially poignant this year coinciding with the anniversary date of the Chorus’s first performance on the steps of San Francisco City Hall at the candlelight vigil for Harvey Milk and George Moscone who had been assassinated on November 27, 1978.
“Home for the Holidays” is always a festive, heart-warming concert and simply a not-to-be-missed extravaganza! Check back here in late summer/early fall for the 2017 concert date.
News from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus:
Recognizing a rapidly shifting climate in the United States marked by an increase in dangerous and divisive rhetoric against vulnerable minority populations, such as the LGBTQ community, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has announced the launch of its 2018 “Lavender Pen Freedom Tour.” In an effort to reaffirm its ever-present message of equality and inclusiveness, and the value in treating all individuals – irrespective of differences – with dignity, the Chorus will take their message across several southern states.
Learn more about the Lavender Pen Freedom Tour
Face to Face Feature Film
February 3, 2017
Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
Strike a Pose is a unique documentary that brings together the surviving dancers from Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour at the height of her fame in 1990 which was chronicled in the acclaimed documentary Truth Or Dare. But despite having the word Truth in its title there is much that wasn’t discussed in that film because the dancers were not ready to talk about themselves. Now the remaining six have been reunited in this powerful story about truth, love, sexuality, and HIV.
Proceeds from the movie benefit F2F HIV prevention & care services programs.
Visit Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol for more details.
Tuesday, November 29
A Global Day of Giving
What is Giving Tuesday:
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Make Your Gift
You can make a lasting and local impact this #GivingTuesday with support for Face to Face’s life-changing care services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County.
$20 – The Most Important Tool in HIV Prevention and Care
Provide a confidential/anonymous HIV test for someone. Rapid oral test includes risk reduction information and counseling.
$50- Just Wear it
Help us promote condom use all year long. We distribute condoms at events and venues throughout the community. A case of 1,000 condoms.
$75 – Social Security and Disability Insurance Benefits Counseling
Our Benefits Counselor can help sort out what benefits someone is eligible for, how to apply, how to appeal a denial. One and a half hour session.
$100 – Train a Speaker to Share Their Story and Make a Difference
Our Speakers’ Bureau goes into local schools. Positive Speakers connect on an emotional level with students in a way that informs, inspires, enlightens, and reduces stigma.
$500 – I Have HIV, Now What?
Sponsor a newly diagnosed person. From an initial comprehensive intake and assessment, through referrals, case management, hand-holding and hugs, the first six months are crucial in getting care and services in place.
How to make your gift today:
Make a donation using our secure online form. Your gift will be counted on Tuesday, November 29, toward our $15,000 fundraising goal
Thursday, July 21
6868 McKinley St.
F2F movie night at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol is back and it is an Absolutely Fabulous affair!
Not only will you be among the first to catch Edina and Patsy’s onscreen antics, a portion of your ticket will support F2F HIV prevention and care services programs. Plus, visit this link to print a coupon for 15% off the Ab Fab menu at Rialto Cinemas on July 21
Movie synopsis: Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!
Purchase your tickets
North Bay Stage Company cordially invites F2F Clients to enjoy the show! Choose one of these dates: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 or 17. Shows start at 8pm all dates except for matinees at 2pm on Sunday May 10 and 17.
Please contact your case manager for tickets.
A little bit about the show:
Witness for the Prosecution - based on a short story by Agatha Christie, North Bay Stage Company is proud to present the story that deals with the trial of a man accused of murder of a wealthy older widow, named Emily French. Since Mrs. French made him her principal heir, not aware that he was a married man, things look bad for Leonard’s defense. But the final blow come when someone close to him agrees to testify, not in Leonard’s defense, but as a witness for the prosecution.
Victor/Victoria – Saturday, November 15th @ 2pm
On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, erstwhile entertainer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is rescued by gay cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston). What she needs to succeed, opines Toddy, is a gimmick. What if she becomes a male impersonator? Better still: what if she becomes a male impersonator, pretending to be a female impersonator? As “Victor/Victoria,” s/he becomes the toast of Paree, and an object of fascination for big-time Chicago gangster King Marchan (James Garner).
RSVP for a seat by calling the Fountaingrove Lodge at 707-800-3206
The Russian Rivers Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence bring you
Dating Game Bingo on February 14th to benefit Face to Face .
We hope you will join us for the fun and games, all for a good cause. Buy Tickets now! Online tickets are $20, and are good for:
Entry for one person, two bingo card packs and five raffle tickets.
(Each card pack includes one card for each of the seven games.)
Extra bingo cards ($5 per book) and extra raffle tickets ($1 each) will be available for purchase at the door.
SPECIAL VIP PACKAGE – Reserved Table for 10 Players – $250.00 ($25.00/each)
For groups of up to 10 people wishing to sit together, you may reserve an entire table, which seats 10 players for $250.00. Each player will receive entry, two bingo card packs,5 raffle tickets, and special VIP gifts.
The reserved VIP tables are the closest to the stage, at the front of the room. VIP Tables must be purchased no later than 1 week prior to the game,but they generally sell out much sooner.
Doors open at 6pm. Games start at 7pm. Guerneville Veterans Memorial Hall (First & Church Streets, Guerneville)
Players must be 18 years of age or older. No exceptions. No alcohol is allowed in line or in the Bingo Hall. No exceptions. If you violate either of these rules, you will be asked to leave and not issued a refund.
Pride – Thursday, October 30th @ 6:45pm
Pride is an inspirational comedy based on a true story about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine, Pride is directed by Matthew Warchus and was written
by Stephen Beresford.
Senior (62+) $7.50
6868 McKinley Street, Sebastopol