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Nob Hill Night Life
A little something for everyone
After my last mission to find Downtown dance parties [“Aural Fixation: A Quest For Thursday Night’s Ultimate Downtown Dance Party,” Feb. 24-March 2] I was anxious for another adventure—this time seeking out Nob Hill’s live music scene and dance parties.
Spay-Ghetti and No Balls Lunch
One of the most distinguishing aspects of former "The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker's legacy wasn't his orange-sprayed skin or his quintessential game show voice, but his simple request to "have your pets spayed or neutered" at the conclusion of each episode. Helping Mr. Barker support animal rights is local activist group Babes and Bullies, which is hosting the Spay-Ghetti and No Balls Lunch at Scalo Northern Italian Grill (3500 Central SE). Today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $20 to $25 dollars—depending on whether you want booze—gets you a pasta dinner with proceeds benefitting the B&B's pit bull advocacy and community outreach efforts. For tickets, you can send your donation to email@example.com through paypal.com, or by sending a check to 5308 Westwind NE, 87111.
Drag Queen Bingo
No word on whether an accompanying scratch-and-sniff Odorama card will be available à la Polyester, but we're sure this bingo benefit for New Mexico AIDS Services will be anything but a "drag." Today starting at noon at Scalo (3500 Central SE), join local drag troupe The Dolls and play a few rounds of bingo for a great cause. $25 gets you in with brunch and a bingo card. Get your tickets at nmas.net/events, where VIP passes can also be had for an extra-swanky affair.
G&L Film Festival Launch Party
The eighth annnual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival gets underway Oct. 8. But organizers are throwing an early launch party this Saturday, Sept. 18. This gives fans a chance to interact with organizers and fellow film lovers and to get a sneak peak at what films will be playing and what special guests will be arriving at this year’s week-long, multi-city event. SWG&LFF will be debuting its new schedule at the party and handing out hot-off-the-press copies of the 2010 Program Guide. The booze-