Wed: Bawdy Storytelling's 'JoyRide' w/ Dossie Easton (SF, 9/13) @ Verdi Club, San Francisco [13 September]

Wed: Bawdy Storytelling's 'JoyRide' w/ Dossie Easton (SF, 9/13)

20:00 - 22:30

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Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco, California 94110
Wednesday, Sept 13th, 2017
at the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa, San Francisco, CA)
Tickets $20/$30 in Advance at
Remember: Bang-O at 7:00 PM, Stories at 8:00 PM
Wonder what this show is about? Listen to the (Award-Winning!)
Bawdy Storytelling podcast at
“The Moth for Pervs” – LA Weekly
This Evening of 'We need more Joy' stories & songs includes:
❤ 'Ethical Slut' co-author & Therapist Dossie Easton
❤ Sexual Folklorist & Carnal Curator Dixie De La Tour
❤ Divorcée and Educator Kristen Willis
❤ Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Penny Costal
❤ Queer, sex-positive feminist photographer Shilo McCabe
❤ Custom Bawdy Songs from the Oh So Talented Rachel Lark
❤ Play Bang-O & WIN Prizes, just for talking to sexy strangers
❤ Prizes from our pals at Good Vibrations
❤ Reserved Seating puts you right up front, in the action
❤ Sexy cocktails to help you Libate #ItsOK#PublicLibationIsLegal
Bawdy Storytelling — the Original Sex + Storytelling series — features Real People & Rockstars sharing their Bona Fide Sexual Exploits Live Onstage; think of us as a One Night Stand with the Moth & Savage Love. Storytellers are an eclectic mix of Authors, Porn Stars, Sex Educators, Comics & More, along with Regular Joes just like you who submitted their stories online and were chosen for their panache and sense of (Mis)Adventure.

Bawdy Storytelling features tales of Carnal Wins & Epic Fails with No Scripts, No Nets, and No Holds Barred. These folks aren't reading from cue cards: this is honest-to-badness story time with true sexcapades and poignant, transformational tales at each and every show. Join Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour & hand-picked Rockstars as they share their own stories of Love, Lust, and making you feel funny in your bathing suit area. Hey, you may even go home with a few new tricks for your boudoir arsenal!

Performer Bios:

❤ Dossie Easton, a long time player on the San Francisco S/M scene, is co-author with Janet Hardy of The Ethical Slut, The Bottoming and Topping Books, and Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence.
Dossie is a psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and more in her private practice in San Francisco, with a particular interest in how S/M journeys into Shadow can bring old wounds into the healing light of consciousness and and give them a shot of life force in the form of good hot sex.
An active sex radical since 1961, Dossie was a member of the first Board of Directors of the Society of Janus in San Francisco in 1974, and active with SFSI from 1973 to 1985. Currently she makes her home in the mountains north of San Francisco, travels to teach at conferences all over the world, and wanders through the mountains around her home declaiming filthy poetry to the vultures. You can check out her website at

❤ Dixie De La Tour is a sexual folklorist, storyteller, entrepreneur, podcaster, teacher, catalyst, coach, community builder, facilitator, & instigator (& that’s just for starters). She is also the founder, curator & host of the award-winning sex and storytelling series, Bawdy Storytelling (“The nation’s original sex and storytelling series” – Playgirl, “The Moth for Pervs” – LA Weekly)
Called “a stiff shot of courage in a push-up bra”, Dixie is passionate about storytelling’s power to connect strangers. A former sex party producer & dating site community manager, she founded Bawdy Storytelling (a multi-city brand of sex-positive self advocacy that's changing the world and making our relationships more authentic and accessible)
As a storyteller, Dixie’s own stories can been heard on the Risk! podcast and her own Bawdy Storytelling podcast (which was selected by as a top 5 ‘Best Sex Podcast’) Ping her (she likes that) at @Bawdy, & at

❤ Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was signed last year to not a cult records with her new studio album, They've Done Studies, set to be released in Spring 2017. She recently toured with her band Rachel Lark and the Damaged Goods, and she'll be touring on the East Coast with Bawdy Storytelling in late September! Find out more about Lark at, & at @rachellarkmusic

❤ Sister Penny Costal has been a member of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for 23 years. During this time she has worked with marginalized communities by helping local non-profits raise funds and by volunteering to staff events, street fairs, and donation bucket brigades; All while promulgating universal joy and expiating stigmatic guilt. Sister Penny supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT issues and challenges homophobia and transphobia. In her secular life, she is a community health worker currently employed as a case manager for troubled youth and has returned to college to earn a degree in Public Health.

❤ Kristen Willis resides in the South Bay and hails from Fresno. She teaches High school English, parents two amazing kids, and is a frequent obstacle course race competitor.

❤ Shilo McCabe is a queer, sex-positive feminist photographer and crafter. She works in her own unique style of documentary photography and is honored to serve as the Photo Team Lead for International Ms. Leather/International Ms. Bootblack. She has served on the board of LVA: Lesbians in the Visual Arts and was a Project Photographer for the Bay Area Women of Color Photo Project. Her art has been shown at many exhibitions across the country, and has been included in The Kinsey Institute Gallery's permanent collection as well as many print publications. A fierce advocate for visibility and community building, Shilo combines her DIY aesthetic with clever functionality to design creative accessories – most notably her femme flagging flowers – through her KinkyCraft studio. Her work can be viewed at and

• No Refunds or Exchanges
• Lineup Subject to Change
• General Admission seating is first come, first served. We recommend you arrive by 7:15 for best seating (Reserved Seating guarantees you a seat right up front)
Winner of SFist's Best Storytelling Show of 2016, the SF Weekly’s Best of San Francisco & the LA Weekly’s Best Of Los Angeles (for Best Storytelling) & 2 Time Winner of the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Award (Best Literary Event)
“The Moth for Pervs” – LA Weekly
“Dixie De La Tour’s scandalous, over-the-top Bawdy Storytelling series” – SF Weekly
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