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WNP 25th Birthday Bash WNP Event

May 15, 2024 7:30pm-9:00pm (Wednesday) at 4 Star Theater 2200 Clement Street

Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP) is celebrating its 25th birthday with a prom-themed event, featuring a must-see live recording of the “Outside Lands San Francisco” podcast with drag legend Peaches Christ and award-winning SFGATE reporter Amanda Bartlett! We hope you’ll party with us like it’s 1999 at the Richmond District’s beloved 4 Star Theatre on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Peaches Christ (the alter-ego of Joshua Grannell) first presented the infamous Midnight Mass programs – a late-night movie series and drag spectacle – while working at the Bridge Theatre on Geary Boulevard in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Peaches has since appeared in many films and television shows over the course of her career, and currently co-hosts the cult movie podcast “Midnight Mass.” Amanda Bartlett, a senior reporter for SFGATE who recently published an article on the history of Midnight Mass, will co-host alongside Executive Director Nicole Meldahl; together they’ll chat with Peaches about her time in the Richmond District, the history of the Bridge Theatre, and the enduring legacy of Midnight Mass.

The doors of the 4 Star will open at 6:30pm. Once inside, you’ll get to mingle, browse an incredible selection of goods at Tunnel Records, and enjoy savory small bites or sweet treats available for purchase from the concession stand. The main program starts at 7:30pm and includes time for Q&A. All guests are encouraged (but not required) to wear prom attire for the evening, which will also feature a WNP birthday cake, decorations, fun prizes, and prom photos, so you can remember this night forever!

Please purchase tickets using the Eventbrite link. General Admission tickets are $75. VIP tickets are $125 and include the above plus:

-Early access to the theater at 6:00pm to secure your favorite seats

-A meet-and-greet with Peaches Christ and Amanda Bartlett

-Complimentary beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate WNP with a Peaches Christ-homage to prom! And, thank you in advance for supporting our nonprofit history work. All proceeds from the event enable us to keep our lights on and our history fresh with fun community programming like this.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; email Executive Director Nicole Meldahl (nicole@outsidelands.org) for details. Still have questions? Email WNP’s Director of Programs, Chelsea Sellin, at chelsea@outsidelands.org.

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