What’s in June’s Flask?

Jake and Ryan love watching dance. They can’t get enough. Every month they plan their calendar around their favorite upcoming shows. But in order to ease the tension and get into the mood, they also bring a cocktail catered to that specific performance. So what’s in June’s flask?

jake with flask

Dazié Rustin Grego
“I Am A Man” investigates issues of gender and queer masculinity as part of the National Queer Arts Festival and AIRspace residency program for queer performances.

Drink Selection: We have two drinks for this piece.  Real men drink pink drinks with confidence, so we are making a “Pink Macho MOFO.”  Gin or vodka, pomegranate schnapps, pom-cran juice and grapefruit.  We also like a piece tells it like it is.  You’re a man, well “I’m a drink.” Make a dirty martini with garlic stuffed olives.  Enjoy.

Fri-Sat, May 31-Jun 1, 8pm, $20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF



Liz Tenuto & Justin Morrison
“Pageantry” is an evening of dance split by Liz Tenuto and Justin Morrison. Liz presents an operatic dance saga in two scenes. Justin premiers a solo entitled “WEAPON.”

Drink Selection: Watch out stage moms, you’ll love this drink.  We are making the “Best in Show.” Absolute Citron Vodka, Chambord, lime juice and cranberry juice. The “Drop Dead” is the same ingredients as above but add raspberry vodka…and drink a little faster.

Fri-Sun, Jun 7-9, 8pm, $15

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



Push Dance Company
“Unlock” uses author Zora Neale Hurston’s 1937 novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” as a jumping point to interweave experiences as an African-American and Filipina-American woman.

Drink Selection: “Janie Crawford’s Black and Tan.” Guinness and Bass Ale topped with a cider. 

(P.S. Janie Crawford is the main character of the novel for those of you who elected not to read this one back in high school lit class.)

Fri-Sun, Jun 7-9, 8pm, $15-25

Zaccho SF, 1777 Yosemite Ave #330, SF



Shaunna Vella, Rogelio Lopez, Elizebeth Randall and Andrew Merrell
“Lover Dreamer Stranger” exposes the complex layers of identity, gender expression, and vulnerability by seeking truths as lovers, friends, strangers, soul mates, enemies, scene stealers and exhausted, relentless moving bodies.

Drink Selection: Is this a Fleetwood Mac song? Because it sounds like it. We are making the “Stevie Nicks.” Bourbon, bitters, maraschino cherries and orange. 

Sun, Jun 16, 8pm & Thu, Jun 20, 8pm, $10-20

The Garage, 715 Bryant St, SF



Here Now Dance Collective
“This is Dedicated…” is a dance theater game with rules, a referee, a winner, and lots of losers.

Drink Selection: “…To My College Years.” Have two flasks for this one.  One with beer, the other with Jameson.  Drink like you mean it.  When there is talk of rules, a referee, a winner and lots losers we reminisce over the Great Drinking Olympics of 2005.  After this drink, you’ll be here now, but gone later.

Fri-Sat, Jun 21-22, 8pm; Sun, Jun 23, 7pm, $10-100

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF



Patricia Bulitt
“Egretfully, IX” is improvisational dance movement honoring the Great White Egret set within the nesting colony of the ranch.

Drink Selection: “Free Bird.” Banana liqueur, blue curacao, cream, Malibu rum, Midori, pineapple juice. When choosing your dairy product for this drink, that shit better be free range…I mean, come on the drink’s called “Free bird!”

Sat, Jun 22, 2pm

Audubon Canyon Ranch, 4900 Shoreline HWY, Stinson Beach



The Thick Rich Ones
“Minced Meat” ingests, digests and spits out the question: what are we really hungry for? The piece draws out our cravings, hidden consumptions, fetishes and fantasies, laying them out on the table for all to see.

Drink Selection: Do you remember that childhood song, “Great big globs of greasy grimy gopher guts?”  We are changing it a bit and making a “Great Big Globs of Greasy Grimy DANCER Guts.” Vodka, Malibu, banana liquor, fruit punch, and sherbet ice cream.   

Fri-Sat, Jun 28-29, 8pm, $20

CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF