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“I Want This Instead” Contemporary Dance (June 25-27)

Friday, June 25, 2021 - 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10-$35 per person. Tickets go on sale June 5th!

Dance Mission Theater | 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


June 25-26 8pm, June 27 7pm; in-person and virtual

Tim Rubel Human Shakes’ 7th San Francisco home season will be the long-awaited premiere of “I want this Instead.” This zany, playful work of contemporary dance-theater explores themes of desire, queerness, vulnerability, and personal authenticity. In-person and virtual tickets will be available.

This new work has been in the making for a year and a half. Its premiere has been delayed twice due to the pandemic. As the world we used to live in begins to re-emerge, the themes of our work have taken on a new meaning. They speak to what many of us are desiring most: The desire for closeness and physical contact. The vulnerability to let go and be caught by someone else. The authenticity of our skin, bones, sweat, voices, and real-time engagement. The things we haven’t been able to do over the last year are the foundations for this dance. Narratives that indulge in absurdity, queerness, freedom, and frivolity form its structure. I hope you’ll join us.

*This production contains nudity, adult language…and fierce dancing. Now you know.*

Vaccine Requirement: Those attending the show in-person MUST be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, and will be required to show their official vaccine card upon entry. All dancers, crew members, artistic staff, and front of house staff at Dance Mission Theater will be fully vaccinated as well. Dancers will remain at a safe distance from the audience while performing and will not be wearing masks. At this time, audience members will be required to wear masks while they are attending the performance. We will continue to monitor health authority updates and will let all in-person ticket holders know if any restrictions change.

*I want this instead is partially funded by an internal grant from Texas A&M International University. www.tamiu.edu.*

Presented by Tim Rubel Human Shakes

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Event Details


Cost: $10*
*$10-$35 per person. Tickets go on sale June 5th!
Categories: In Person, Online, Theater & Performance
Venue: Dance Mission Theater
Address: 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday, June 25, 2021

10:00 am   Trans March 2021: “Together Again” Resource Fair  FREE
11:00 am   “Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)  FREE*
*Every Friday pay anywhere from $0 up to $10. When a customer pays the full price of $10, TATO will give a free meal to someone in need in The City. Please note promotion might end at any time
2:00 pm   Tart Collections Outlet Sale for Women’s Clothing (Concord)  FREE*
*Free! No RSVP required. Bring a friend and grab some great outfits!
5:00 pm   “Riptide Station” Live at Riggers Loft Wine Co.  $5
5:30 pm   Living and Making Music Together: Concert and Conversation  FREE*
*RSVP to receive the link to join
6:00 pm   “Headprint House” 2nd Annual Queer Artist Community Market (SF)  FREE*
*Donations on a sliding scale will be collected at the door, $5-$10 suggested. 100% of the profits will be shared back with the artists who make this city beautiful and unique!
6:00 pm   Pride Party: Proud AF at Black Hammer Brewing (SoMa)  FREE
6:00 pm   “Game We Could Play” Book Talk w/ Jenny Bitner  FREE
7:00 pm   Fri 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (San Francisco)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15). General Admission tickets $15 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   Fri 7p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   Fri 7p Show: “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pm   Pride Weekend LGBTQ+ Comedy w/ A.B. Farrelly (Alameda)  $25*
*General Admission: USD 25.00
7:00 pm   Fri 7p + 9p: “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:00 pm   “I Want This Instead” Contemporary Dance (June 25-27)  $10*
*$10-$35 per person. Tickets go on sale June 5th!
8:00 pm   Comedy Oakland Live  $25*
*General Admission: USD 20.00
8:00 pm   SF’s “Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Show (Live)  FREE*
*Free but donations greatly apprecaited - Venmo @hellafunny
8:30 pm   Fri 8:30p Show – “HellaSecret” Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (San Francisco)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15). General Admission tickets $15 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20) There is a two drink minimum
8:30 pm   SF City Hall Lights Up Blue/Pink/White for Trans March  FREE
8:45 pm   Fri 8:45p Show – “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
9:00 pm   Fri 9p Show: “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
9:30 pm   “DVNO Fridays” DJ Night Inside Vanity San Francisco  FREE*
*FREE before 11pm with RSVP
10:00 pm   Free Guest List for Layla Benitz at Audio (SF)  FREE*
*FREE GUEST LIST B4 11 PM WITH RSVP
10:30 pm   HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
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