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SF’s Brand New “Drag Me Downtown” Summer Pop Ups (June 2023)

Every Thursday Through June 29th.
Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Schroeder's | 240 Front St San Francisco, CA, 94111

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SF’s Brand New “Drag Me Downtown” Summer Pop Ups (June 2023)

Mark your calendars for Drag Me Downtown, a series of fierce pop-up drag shows each Thursday throughout the month of June 2023. Featuring new performers at a new venue each week, this sequin studded series will help support our favorite local businesses while also serving as a fabulous reminder that all are welcome in downtown San Francisco!

Each event features 3-5 fabulous (and free) drag performances

Drag Me Downtown is free to attend, however pre-registered attendees are guaranteed a Drag Me Downtown Fan and Rainbow Feather Boa. All pre-registration proceeds benefit Trans Thrive, a trans-centric nonprofit which aims to create safe spaces, events and services for the entire trans/GNC community.

Drag Me Downtown 2023
Weekly pop-up drag shows
Thursdays in June 2023 | 5-7p
Downtown San Francisco (Different location every week)
FREE and open to the public

or for $10, pre-register to get a Drag Me Downtown Fan and Rainbow Feather Boa


  • June 1, 2023 – Schroeder’s – 240 Front St
  • June 8, 2023 – Latin Steakhouse – 56 Belden Pl
  • June 15, 2023 – Nigella – 388 Market St
  • June 22, 2023 – One Market Restaurant – 1 Market St
  • June 29, 2023 – Pagan Idol – 375 Bush St


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  • Bobby Friday is a visionary performer, hilarious host, event producer, and wig designer. Having served as Grand Duchess 48 of San Francisco, she’s committed to being of service to the community and uses her platform to support local organizations and raise awareness for important causes.
  • MGM Grande has been doing drag in the community for over 10 years. She has been crowned Miss Castro Country Club 2017/18, Grand Duchess 46 of the Grand Ducal Council, and Runner Up in the Legendary Annual Star Search Pageant. She is a little bit Vegas and Splash of Hollywood but OH honey she will always be 100% Jersey!
  • Bionka Simone is a featured illusionist at the world famous cabaret/restaurant AsiaSF. In 2010, Bionka Simone swept the Bay Area pageant circuit capturing two titles; “Catwalk”, which is San Francisco’s leading all transgender model pageant, and “Lady Golden Gate” a Polynesian pageant geared towards education. In 2016, she went on to capture the national title of Miss Gay United States.


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.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, LGBTQ+, Pride, Sponsored, Theater & Performance
Venue: Schroeder's
Address: 240 Front St San Francisco, CA, 94111

Thursday, June 1, 2023

11:00 am   Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum  FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
12:30 pm   “The Howard Wiley Show” Free Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Concert  FREE
1:00 pm   SFMOMA’s “Free First Thursdays” Free Museum Day for Locals (2023)  FREE*
*All residents of the nine Bay Area counties are invited to spend a day at the museum on us! From 1–8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month, Bay Area residents can enjoy SFMOMA’s galleries filled with lively and inspiring art and related events — for free.
5:00 pm   Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)  $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
5:00 pm   Mucho Mambo: Monthly Salsa Dance Lesson & Party at Salesforce Park (SF)  FREE*
*free to everyone
5:00 pm   The Watch Party Live Presented by Google Pixel and AT&T 5G  FREE*
*RSVP Required at ATT.com/PixelWatchParty
6:00 pm   Live Music at The Park (Mountain View)  FREE
All Day   22nd San Francisco Documentary Festival “SF DocFest” (June 1-11)  $15*
*Individual tickets for screenings at the Roxie Theater range from $15-24 each.
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge” (6pm Show)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   $5 Off Tix: San Francisco Playhouse’s New Play “Chinglish” (May 4 – June 10)  $30*
*Tickets start at $35 ($5 off with code FUNCHEAP)
7:00 pm   “Puff Puff Laugh” SF’s Cannabis Lounge Comedy Show  FREE*
*Free with RSVP (21+ with Valid ID) - One item minimum purchase per person required, but pre-rolls start at just $7
7:00 pm   “Throwback Thursday” at Del Mar: ’90s to ’00s Party (SF)  FREE*
*No cover all night
7:00 pm   Brainstormer Trivia: Bay Break Thursdays (Emeryville)  FREE
8:00 pm   SF DocFest Opening Night Art Show and Afterparty  FREE*
*All are welcome to join the cast and crew of the SF DocFest Opening Night Film 26.2 to Life for a free-to-all after party around the corner from the Roxie at the 518 Valencia Gallery. More information: https://sfdocfest2023.eventive.org/schedule/642de5dc8832dc0040784465
8:00 pm   Viva Thursdays Latin Music Night at Faith & Spirits (San Carlos)  FREE*
*Free all night!
8:00 pm   Free Venue Rentals for Queer Artists in June (SF)  FREE*
*Free Venue Rental at Headprint House for Queer Artists and Creators to host their own Pride events in June
9:00 pm   16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)  FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
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