Castro Week: Juanita More!'s Floor 21, Imperial Court Coronation, Mister Act, More

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By Steven Bracco - Published on February 24, 2016.

February is quickly coming to an end, and the days are becoming longer. There isn't a a drop of rain in sight for the weekend, so let's take a look at a few events going on that you may want to check out.

After Juanita More! ended her Booty Call Wednesdays parties in November after eight years, we knew it wouldn't be long before she launched another weekday party. Tonight, join her for the kickoff of Floor 21, a new happy hour high above Union Square at the Starlight Room.

This week is Imperial Court Coronation Week, and tonight at Beaux, outgoing Empress Khmera Rouge and Emperor Kevin Lisle will host the In Town Show & Awards, with check presentations to their beneficiaries. Then on Saturday, head down to the Galleria for Koronation 2016: A Space Odyssey.

Peaches Christ is back in the habit this weekend at the Castro Theatre for Mister Act, starring Latrice Royale Willam, Sister Roma and more. You're not going to want to miss this performance, which includes a screening of the Whoopi Goldberg film, Sister Act.

Oscar weekend is here, and if you're looking for the best place to celebrate, look no further than the Academy of Friends Gala. With food, wine and champagne provided by a variety of Bay Area restaurants and caterers, you'll be able to enjoy the Oscars while raising money for HIV/AIDS charities.

In other Castro-related news, District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener again called for the tent encampments along Division Street to be removed, due to them being "unhealthy, unsanitary, and unsafe, both for the occupants of the tents and for surrounding neighborhoods." After initially announcing that tent occupants had 72 hours to vacate, city officials began sweeping the area and removing inhabitants yesterday afternoon.

Here are a few more of our favorite events in the neighborhood this weekend. For the chance to see your event potentially featured in an upcoming events roundup, submit it here.

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