Earlier this month, Eve stepped out on her own with her first album, “Lip Lock,” in 11 years produced by her own recording label, From the Ribs Music.
Eve’s appearance at EDEN Pride Weekend San Francisco will be Northern California fans and Pride goers chance to get to see Eve perform for the first time in over a decade.
The 34-year-old rapper is excited to perform at EDEN, one of a few select performances leading up to Eve’s international tour to promote “Lip Lock ,” during San Francisco Pride Weekend.
“I’m totally, completely excited. I know it’s going to be a fun time,” said Eve. “I’ve been to Pride Weekends before and the energy that is there is just the best, so I’m really looking forward to it.”
Eve’s also appreciative of her fans queer and straight who have supported her and given her “love,” she said.
“I love them,” Eve said about her female and queer women fans. “I mean, they have always been so supportive to me since the beginning of my career. It’s always been great support and … love. It’s such an amazing thing, honestly. So, I’m really excited about performing.”
“I want to have such a good time,” Eve continued about performing for EDEN’s guests. “Hopefully, we just have the best time [and] just have fun.”
While women and their friends will have a good time during EDEN Pride Weekend San Francisco, LGBTQ youth will benefit. 100% of the proceeds from the eight EDEN events throughout the weekend will go directly to fund scholarships and support for organizations focused on helping LGBTQ youth.
“When we started EDEN, four years ago, I remember sitting around the table with our team and discussing how amazing it would be to have Eve at EDEN. It seemed like such impossible dream back then. So to have her headline our fourth year is a dream come true, a testament to what we have accomplished as a team,” said Christine De La Rosa, founder and producer of EDEN Pride Events.
EDEN Pride Events is committed to bringing quality events of every genre to the Bay Area, as well as to our regional, national and international constituencies. EDEN Pride Events believes in the idea that art, in any form, makes our local and global communities better places to live. We challenge ourselves into making those ideas become realities for our team, our artists, our performers, our DJs, our vendors and our communities.
That’s why in 2013 EDEN Pride Events launched the EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation, where 100% of the proceeds from this year’s EDEN Pride Events season will go toward supporting LGBTQ youth. www.edeninthebay.com
About EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation:
The mission of the EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation is to serve as a community, cultural and funding source for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the Greater Bay Area through grants, scholarships and initiatives.
Hope this weekend treated you well and you enjoyed what ever you did or didn’t do As you know I rarely send out two newsletters in one week, but this week is special…. really special.
I want to introduce you to Charleen Caabay or as we call her Chikun. Some of you may know her, some of you may know of her or maybe you have eaten or heard about her fabulous Filipino cuisine. Charleen has been slingiin’ that Filipino Comfort Food for the last five years at various parties, events, venues and street corners. So many of you have had the delectable pleasure of tasting her Filipino yumminess from hand rolled lumpia to pancit to Sinigang. If you have not had the pleasure well hopefully soon you will!
After years of putting in hours of hard work in a variety of venues with no place to call her restaurant home, she has finally found a space! She’s rented it, painted it, got her zoning permits and is in the final round of getting her health permit but she just needs a little bit more to make her dream a reality. I am asking you to help her open her Filipino Comfort Food Restaurant right here in the East Bay.
I know money is tight for everyone but seriously every little bit helps! Charleen has started her Indiegogo Online Fundraising Campaign where you can donate as little as $5 to as much as $5000 (for $5000 we will make sure you get a private lap dance from the chef! I kid, I kid!). Seriously though anything you can do to help this fantastic woman bring her delicious cooking to the masses would be greatly appreciated! When you donate you get some awesome SWAG! So donate, donate, donate! Check out her Indiegogo video produced by Cleva1 Productions and donate today!
to your social media networks. When we say every little bit counts we really mean it! Hopefully you have read this far and have your mouse hovering over the donate button on the Indiegogo page and IF you read this far I thank you.
This next part is for those who are willing to go down memory lane with me. If you are still with me then you ROCK!
I met Charleen a little over five years ago. I was managing a club in the East Bay and she used to come by every now and again for our events. We got to know each other quite randomly. One day she came by and she brought myself and the folks that worked at the club dinner. I had never had Filipino food before. I took one bite and have never looked back. It was so amazingly good. As time passed we became friends and I watched as she took her food on the road, cooking anywhere she could whenever she could. And I watched as time and time again she would sell out of what she was serving. I remember the first time she told me the name of her company “Kainbigan”. She was so proud of it and so she should be. I have been a staunch supporter of her dream because she is such a talented chef and hard worker. I hope with every fiber of my being that soon I will be able to drive a couple of miles to her spot and pick up Filipino food any day of the week. I hope Charleen gets her dream, there is no one that deserves it more than she does.
Well enough of my sappiness! Thanks for indulging me and I will see you soon, watch out for the YaY! Area Newsletter coming out this Wednesday.
It is finally here!!!!!! This Friday, for one night only, the What is Butch? Campaign makes a stop in Oakland, CA for an amazing night of glitz and glamour at thebutchLYFE Fashion Show!
It’s gonna be hot, it’s gonna be amazing, it’s gonna be the place in the Bay Area to see and be seen! But before we go into the details I wanted to take a minute and introduce you to Fallon Davis the Founder of the What is Butch? Campaign. This past weekend I had the occasion to chat with her for a bit. If you want to skip to the details of the event you can by clicking here!
Miz Chris [MC]: Where are you from?
Fallon Davis [FD]: Sommerville , NJ
[MC]: What inspired you to start the What is Butch? Campaign
[FD]: As a dominant lesbian myself with a keen sense for fashion I knew it was important to start showcasing our faces on the Runway. Designers typically use straight women to embody androgynous women and over look the lesbian community as a source for talent. I wanted to
make a change and create a voice and a showcase for dominant lesbians of all identities to show their pride in themselves and their fashion style.
[MC]: How did the fashion shows become an integral part of the Campaign?
[FD]: Actions speak louder than words. I felt people would not take me seriously by just speaking about therights of dominant lesbians. I knew society would wake up once they had seen us in action, on the runway and right in their faces. The shows build confidence, unity, and a huge sense of self.
[MC]: Why did you choose Oakland to bring the tour to?
[FD]: Honestly, California is my dream location to live. Not sure of what area but it’s where I want my family to end up. I was actually going to produce two shows with
fiveTENin Oakland and San Francisco but we felt the Oakland culture was yearning for something new. Surprisingly enough our models and designers are coming from all parts of California, which is amazing!
[MC]: Why did you choose to partner with fiveTEN Oakland Pride Events?
[FD]: I had been seeing a lot of promotions for
EDEN San Francisco Pride Weekendand truly admired the impact they had on the community. My focus is to align this powerful campaign with people who “Speak Out Loud”! After contacting Christine aka Miz Chris I found out that they had multiple entities that produced events and that fiveTENproduced all of their events in the East Bay. I didn’t care which entity I worked with but I wanted to work with these amazing folks!
[MC]: What are you most looking forward to about the show in Oakland?
[FD]: WOW so much has ran through my mind from the start of this show up until a week before. I’m excited to see the culture, greet the people, and have an amazing experience all the way across the US.
[MC]: Where are your next stops after Oakland?
[FD]: PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2013),CINCINNATI in May,
BOSTON in June, the DMV AREA in July, CHICAGO in August, AND the grand finale in NEW YORK CITY in September. AND… Most recently I have been contacted by my folks in LA and will be going there in August as well!!
[MC]: How can people get in contact with you to support the campaign or become more involved?
[FD]: They can continue to support the campaign by following our fanpage
For one night only, Oakland comes alive with all that is glitzy, gorgeous and glamorous. But don’t take my word for it, check out the twenty-eight butchLYFE models below and buy your pre-sale tix here.
The price at the door is $15
Location: Geoffrey’s Inner Circle Address: 410 14th Street
(This venue is elevator accessible so please let us know if you need elevator access) *COME DRESSED TO IMPRESS* Doors Open: 8:00pm
Show Time: 9:00pm Sharp
Special Appearance: God Des & She
Performance: Billie Jr.
Beats Master: DJ Fusion
Hosted by: Aima the Dreamer
Haute Butch | St. Harridan | Show and Tell Concept Shop | Distinguised Kravat | Cover Your Assets | Tomboy Fresh | Lady Lovers | I Love All My Fans | JFE Creative | Original Tomboy
After the Fashion Show join us across the street at the Bridge inside the Den, one of the hottest parties in Oakland community. Join the designers, models, local artisans and legendary Bay DJs for the end of this already great night!
THE BRIDGE continues to get fresher every month thanks to you the community. The feed-back about this party has been amazing, can you believe this is only our 4th month? We are excited to as we move into Spring and Summer month’s but for now let’s give you a run down of goodness we have in store this month!
We are honored to be the official host for the “FLY-Society / fiveTEN Events Fashion Show” not only is early arrival suggested but fly attire is also.
Very excited to welcome our brother DJ Mpenzi (Major | Stimuli| #LDCD) as our guest this month. Mpenzi has been reppin’ the Bay Area scene for many years. Currently holding down two events in Oakland with Stimuli at Era w/ DJ Hector & Low Down Cool Down at Somar w/ Aebl Dee & Franchise. Make sure you check him out http://deejaympenzi.net/
The Bridge’s Guest Traffic Director Shayla Bang (Headbanger Accessories) alongside Chaney Turner will be hosting, posting and flam-boasting. Resident DJ Sake One will be on the turntables providing a higher grade of musical smoke.
Every Fourth Friday we bring you beautiful people, an elevated atmosphere, and music beyond the every day radio hits. World class DJs, a community artisan market and superb local mobile kitchens.