Summer's Almost Over, But You Can Kick Off Fall With One Helluva Party

Photo via Glide Legacy Gala

Photo via Glide Legacy Gala

It’s cool if you took a break from partying to save the world this summer. Sometimes, you need to squeeze in a lil’ self-care partying, too. Now, however, it’s time to get back to work, and there’s no better way to start than with the Glide Legacy Gala.

As an organization, Glide wears a number of different hats. There’s the Glide Memorial Church, famous for its radically-inclusive, standing-room only Sunday services. There’s the meal program, which serves 2,000 meals daily to the city’s most vulnerable residents. There are health services, housing services, and social services. But, while these programs require money, it’s not all work. Glide claims that there’s “no date night, party or concert in San Francisco more fun or purposeful than the Glide Legacy Gala.”

The Gala is returning to August Hall in the Tendeloin, (420 Mason Street) on Saturday, September 7, starting at 8 pm. As usual, there will be food, booze, music, and dancing. Every year, the Glide Legacy Gala also honors individuals and groups who have made an impact on communities during the party. This year’s honorees are The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, for their devotion to community service, ministry to those on the edges, efforts in promoting human rights, and respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment, and Mpumi Nobiva, an international speaker and communication strategist recognized for her domestic violence and HIV/AIDS advocacy in South Africa.

In other words, it’s a good cause, and a great party.

General admission tickets for the gala are $100, VIP starts at $190, and patron tickets are $500. Prices go up $10 on Saturday, August 31, so save yourself some money by ordering now. Assemble your crew, select an outfit, and get ready: it’s going to be an epic night.