Everyone knows that sometimes relationships begin to fizzle, and people stop looking at each other longingly. Couples become so preoccupied with day-to-day routines, they forget to notice their other half, their coexisting partner. Soon, the television set becomes the neutral zone, the place where they spend quality time without ever having to really engage with each other. That's exactly what the lovely ladies at Self Serve hope to alleviate by providing a class that will hopefully bring back some of the spark and sizzle that makes the beginning of a relationship so exciting. Tonight, ladies (and their significant others) can join Cookie for a lesson on how to perform a burlesque routine, from spinning tassles to mastering the art of the tease. This event might not only help bring the heat back to the bedroom but will also provide a glimpse of an art form that is still alive and kicking, still ruminating with old jazz standards and sultry sensations. The class starts at 7:30pm, and the tickets go for $20 for a single person and $35 for couples. Self Serve • Tue Oct 8 • 7:30pm • $20 a person, $35 a pair • View on Alibi calendar
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Saturday, Feb 4: Self Serve's 10 Year Birthday Bash • Milch de la Maquina
Friday, Oct 14: Sex for the Shy and Awkward
Queer Peers and Some Beers
Friday, Aug 12: She Says
Not your Mama's Show and Tell
Thursday, Jul 7: Toy Party: A Sex Toy Tour
(rescheduled) Dance, Dahling, Dance
Tuesday, Mar 29: DIY Lap Dancing
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A Tale of Two Vibrators
Time to Stand Up
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Writing Dirty: Skills for Writing About Sex
Let’s talk about sex, baby—and write about it too! Most of all, let’s embrace it as the glorious creative experience it can be. And who better to jump-start those creative juices than Sinclair Sexsmith? Sexsmith is an educator, coach and writer who specializes in, you guessed it, sexuality. This Monday, find out how words can speak louder than actions at Sexsmith’s “Writing Dirty: Skills for writing about sex,” to be held 7:30-9 p.m. tonight at Self Serve (3904-B Central SE). The cost is $20 per person, or $35 for a pair. Take a paper and writing utensil for writing exercises. Register at selfservetoys.com. For information, call 265-5815. Self Serve • Mon Jul 22 • 7:30 pm • $20/person, $35/pair • View on Alibi calendar
Tonight! Neighborhood-wide Christmas sales at the Nob Hill Park and Shop
To make up for the “apocalyptic windstorm from hell" that damned this year’s Nob Hill Shop and Stroll, local business in the area will offer extended hours and deep discounts tonight.
More than 40 stores are expected to participate, says event organizer and Self Serve co-owner Matie Fricker. Visit on.fb.me/parkandshop to see what’s shaking.
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Nob Hill Park and Shop
Nob Hill's Shop and Stroll was besieged by "an apocalyptic windstorm from hell" this year, says Self Serve owner Matie Fricker. It's supposed to be the biggest sales day on the calendar. But the weather depressed turnout, which was "really damaging for our bottom line," she says. It added momentum to a downward trend that started before the winter. "Many local businesses we love have closed in the last year."