Dec 9 – Oh Yeah! Nude Aid

November 12, 2007 at 9:00 pm (general)

I’ll be tying some lovely models at Nude Aid ’08, hosted by world famous sex educators Nina Hartley and Sharon Mitchell. Held on Dec 9 from 5-9PM, Nude Aid is a benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture, and it basically consists of going to a bar, looking at hot naked people, and making or buying art. Can you think of anything better to do on a Sunday afternoon? I didn’t think so.

Full Press Release follows….

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carol Queen — carol@sexandculture.org, 415-255-1155

NINA HARTLEY, SHARON MITCHELL HOST NUDE AID ART-MAKING AND TAKEAWAY EVENT TO BENEFIT CENTER FOR SEX & CULTURE

San Francisco (November 12): The Center for Sex & Culture invites the over-21 public to its annual holiday benefit party, Nude Aid. Held this year at the Design District’s beautiful club Mighty, Nude Aid will be hosted by “America’s porn sweetheart” Nina Hartley, beloved adult industry veteran and health advocate Dr. Sharon Mitchell, and sexologist Carol Queen. Here’s how the Nude Aid art-making and takeaway event works: Admission to Nude Aid is $20-40 (sliding scale). This admission entitles each guest to experience a spectacular erotic tableau vivant as artists make art, live, with live nearly-nude and fetish-clad models to inspire them. Each guest can choose a piece of art to take home, and may purchase additional tickets (also $20-40) to trade for additional paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, collages, or body prints. Guests can also cover holiday shopping needs by purchasing more art and desirables from Nude Aid’s silent auction. Mighty’s cash bar will be open, “whores d’oeuvres” served, DJs will spin, and occasional stage performances will liven the event. Nude Aid will take place on Sunday, December 9th. Doors open at 5:00 pm and close at 8:00; the event will end at 9:00.

Last year’s Nude Aid was the Center for Sex & Culture’s single most successful benefit, raising close to $10,000 for the non-profit. Donors, models, artists and special guests from Nude Aid 2007 included Leonard Nimoy, Annie Sprinkle, Candye Kane, Charles Gatewood, Nina Hartley, Eric Kroll, Sharon Mitchell, Candida Royalle, Winston Smith, Jonathan Solo, Scarlot Harlot, Ruby Pearl, Madison Young, Jennifer Blowdryer, Isis Starr, Melissa Gira, Gloria Leonard, David Steinberg, Matt Sachs, and many more. Nude Aid’s 2008 full lineup will be announced soon; for a frequently-updated listing of artists, donors, performers and other participants please see http://www.sexandculture.org.

Nude Aid was developed by Annie Sprinkle. The Center for Sex & Culture is grateful for her permission to use her concept and the title for its benefit. Nude Aid is again being produced by erotic writer and burlesque performer Lady Monster, who has just returned from a tour with Leonard Nimoy; and Dr. Carol Queen, The Center for Sex & Culture’s executive director and Staff Sexologist at Good Vibrations. They welcome artists, donors, models, or other volunteers wishing to become involved with Nude Aid to get in touch by emailing carol@sexandculture.org or calling 415-255-1155.

The Center for Sex & Culture is a two-time winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay award (Best Emerging Sex Non-profit, 2005, and Best Erotic Resurrection for its Erotic Reading Circle, 2007) and was included in SF Weekly’s 2005 Best Of San Francisco listing as Best Place to Watch Pornos (and Be Considered Intellectual). CSC hosts educational and cultural events having to do with sexuality for adults of every orientation and gender at its offices at 1519 Mission Street. It also maintains a sexuality library and archive. CSC is a 501(c)(3) educational organization; for more detail, to sign up for twice-monthly e-mailed event updates, make a tax-deductible donation, or to peruse the events calendar, see http://www.sexandculture.org.

Mighty is located at 119 Utah Street in San Francisco.

CALENDAR DETAILS
What: Nude Aid, an erotic art-making and take-away event to benefit the Center for Sex & Culture (www.sexandculture.org)
When: December 9, 2007; doors 5-8 pm, event ends at 9
Where: Mighty http://www.mighty119.com — 119 Utah St, San Francisco – (415) 626-7001
How much: $20-40 sliding scale — admission entitles guests to take one piece of art.
More info: Over 21 only, please. Cash bar available. Easy parking in the neighborhood; public transit on MUNI line #9 (get off at Potrero and Alameda)
Artists make art (from live models) before your eyes; take a piece of art home (included in price of admission)! Additional tickets to trade for additional pieces of art can be purchased.
Also, artists and local businesses have donated items for a silent auction. CSC can accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
CSC is a 501(c)(3) educational organization; for more detail, to sign up for twice-monthly mailings, donate, or peruse the events calendar, see http://www.sexandculture.org.

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