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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go to Hell: Thrillpeddlers <i>Club Inferno</i> Extends Its Run to Sept. 12

Go to Hell: Thrillpeddlers Club Inferno Extends Its Run to Sept. 12

You’ll never find a better group of sinners to keep you company than the Thrillpeddlers, the keepers of the Cockette flame. So we’re glad their current show, Club Inferno, got extended for another ten performances, through Sept. 12. A…
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Calendar, Night&Day ON BROADWAYYY!

ON BROADWAYYY!

Broadway changes people. Not just in a "scored a leading role and now on annoying, mandatory vocal rest" way, but also in a "scored tickets to a Patti LuPon concert and now for the mandatory freak-out session" way. Most…
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Calendar, Night&Day Who Let the Flying Monkeys Out

Who Let the Flying Monkeys Out

You know you’re an adult when you no longer enjoy The Wizard of Oz as a fabulous fairy tale or a demented drug trip but appreciate it as a work of art. If you need a little help making the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Katy Perry: Part of Me</em>: Sexless Drag Sexiness -- for Kids!

Katy Perry: Part of Me: Sexless Drag Sexiness -- for Kids!

By Karina LongworthFrom bubblegum-bi-curious novelty "I Kissed a Girl" on, Katy Perry has built a career on glorious brain-dead-with-a-wink odes to playacting in a fantasy space of total acceptance and no consequences, sold to children with literal sugarcoating. Her…
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Film, "Katy Perry: Part of Me": Meet the Real Gurl

"Katy Perry: Part of Me": Meet the Real Gurl

From bubblegum-bi-curious novelty "I Kissed a Girl" on, Katy Perry has built a career on glorious brain-dead-with-a-wink odes to playacting in a fantasy space of total acceptance and no consequences, sold to children with literal sugarcoating. Her hits are powerful…
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Calendar, Night&Day Have Yourself a Campy Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Campy Little Christmas

The holidays can be a rough time! The wolf is at the door, or perhaps already in the living room gnawing contentedly on your leg as you dab at your tear-filled eyes with overdue gas and electricity bills. The varieties…
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Culture, Stagecap

Katya: What Becomes a Legend Most?

J. Conrad Frank avoids the pitfalls of many drag shows that rely too much on kitsch, shakily sung parody songs, and trashy banter. Frank's alter ego, the Russian countess Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, is glamorous and tasteful, elegantly intoxicated (her last name…
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News, The Snitch Bay Blogosphere: TGIF edition

Bay Blogosphere: TGIF edition

Things can only be improved when interpreted through the medium of toothpicks. Just ignore the fourteen-foot-high Judy Garland on the front of my apartment, Mom. Suddenly I feel like a Miller Lite. Drinks on me if you follow through…
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Calendar, Night&Day Flight of the Monkeys

Flight of the Monkeys

In their dubious quest to appease every last parent from the Bible Belt to Berkeley, the namby-pambies at Pixar, Disney, and other studios have forgotten that fairy tales are supposed to be scary. In addition to the all-important moral, children…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Cult of Oz

The Cult of Oz

It's difficult to imagine The Wizard of Oz as a commercial flop. But when Victor Fleming's 1939 fantasy flick starring Judy Garland and a pair of sequinned red heels was first released, its producers failed to recoup their costs. Since…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Opening - My Country My Country (Shattuck), Photographer His Wife and Her Lover (Roxie), Three Dollars (Rafael) My Country is also opening at Lumiere or Opera Plaza, tbd. ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE 345 Bush (at Polk), 775-7755, www.afsf.com. French-language films shown on…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

We're interested in your film or video event. Please send materials at least two weeks in advance to: Film Editor, SF Weekly, 185 Berry, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA 94107. BALBOA 3630 Balboa (at 38th Avenue), 221-8484, www.balboamovies.com. $8.50 save…
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Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Opening- Darhan the Embrace (Roxie), Lower City (Shattuck), Once in a Lifetime (Lark). Note- Lower City is also opening in either the Lumiere or Opera Plaza (TBD). Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always…
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Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, December 15, 2004 Though modern Americans assign scant importance to the substance of their dreams, numerous cultures consider the movies our minds create while we sleep to be a method of traveling in the spirit world to commune with…
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Culture, Stage

Christmas With the Crawfords

This trumped-up drag queen revue started as an underground San Francisco sensation in the early '90s and went on to play New York. It's back home this year with a fresh batch of bad hair. Joan Crawford has just been…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Erin McKeown enchanted critics and audiences alike with her saucy late-2000 debut, Distillation, an original brew of blues, folk, and old-timey jazz (à la western cowgirl swing). On that album, she epitomized the American troubadour tradition as a charming storyteller/songwriter,…
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Film, Reel World

A Better Tomorrow

"Our first title was "Yellow Fever,' but after the SARS epidemic hit we thought we should go with something less controversial," confides Gabriel Monts, co-founder of the first Scratch Pictures Film Festival. So he and Angelina Cheng opted for the…
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