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Calendar, Night&Day Salacious Drag from Ancient Greece

Salacious Drag from Ancient Greece

First staged in 1972, Hot Greeks mixed the homoeroticism of college football with the dire stakes of the Peloponnesian War. It’s loosely modeled after comic playwright Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, in which the women of Greece withhold sex from their beaus in…
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Calendar, Night&Day It Takes Blood and Guts

It Takes Blood and Guts

For those who like their comedy black, their theater aisles running with blood, and their cinema cultish, Joshua Grannell’s new movie fits the bill nicely. Grannell is, of course, also known as Peaches Christ, the scream/drag queen hostess of late-night…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Monday's Pick: Christopher Rice @ Books Inc.

What To Do? Monday's Pick: Christopher Rice @ Books Inc.

Christopher Rice @ Books Inc. When a young gay flight attendant who isn't quite romantically involved with a Saudi prince vanishes during a terrorist bombing of a Hong Kong hotel, his sister must insert herself into a complex book plot…
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Calendar, Night&Day Good Morning Noisemaker

Good Morning Noisemaker

New Yorker music critic Alex Ross made an auspicious, much-applauded book debut a couple of years ago with The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. Now, he turns that kaleidoscopic chronicle of a century’s music — surveying the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Like a High-Heeled Moonwalk

Like a High-Heeled Moonwalk

Move over, This Is It: A dozen drag-world denizens take to the stage tonight, hell-bent on further warping, memorializing, and queering the already whacked-out legacy of the late, legendary Michael Jackson at Trannyshack! Michael Jackson Tribute Night. Trannyshack’s tribute to…
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Music, BeatBox Club preview: Wet and Wild

Club preview: Wet and Wild

The name Wet and Wild evokes images of a bargain makeup brand, water slides, and pornography. It's also a party that washes over SOMA once a month, bringing with it sweat-stained T-shirts and the gays who dance in them. The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Exploding Hotels and Homosexual Secrets

Exploding Hotels and Homosexual Secrets

When a young gay flight attendant who isn't quite romantically involved with a Saudi prince vanishes during a terrorist bombing of a Hong Kong hotel, his sister must insert herself into a complex book plot to clear his name. So…
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Calendar, Night&Day Papal Heretics in Wonderland

Papal Heretics in Wonderland

Dancing queens, lapsed Catholics, and the park-going public all have reason to titter with delight this Easter as we commemorate the you-know-what of you-know-who in the presence of two hundred or so drag nuns wearing Kabuki makeup. It’s the thirty-first…
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Calendar, Night&Day It’s an Honor Just to Be Aggravated

It’s an Honor Just to Be Aggravated

It seems like only last March that Hollywood was holding its annual celebration of how great it is for the 81st time. Yes, it's that time of year again, and people are making wild speculations. Will The Young Victoria triumph…
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Calendar, Night&Day People Who Need Sing-Alongs

People Who Need Sing-Alongs

“Life’s candy, and the sun’s a ball of butter/Don’t bring around a cloud to rain on my parade!” So sang Barbra Streisand in the 1968 musical Funny Girl, and so can you, and not just in your shower/in the Castro/while…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love’s Sweet Velocipede

Love’s Sweet Velocipede

Who says love can only be found while dining on braised pheasant and Michelin stars with hedge fund analysts and when followed by a romantic high-speed drive in the most expensive Lamborghini ever built? Such assumptions are sheer status-hungry twaddle:…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Brain Farts

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Brain Farts

Brain Farts @ Lookout It isn't every day that you feel a little bit smarter after spending a couple of hours with a drag queen. Brain Farts, however, calls upon any of you eager to test your trivia skills to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Snapshots in Time

Snapshots in Time

Lovers of the lively, the encyclopedic, and the lavish labyrinth of American history can take heart in a kaleidoscopic new survey of the Land of the You-Know-What. A New Literary History of America, edited by writer Greil Marcus and Harvard…
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Calendar, Night&Day Looking for Something?

Looking for Something?

The first month of a new, potentially apocalyptic decade means one thing for sure: makeovers, makeovers, makeovers. As such, Tiara Sensation, that most unpredictable and willfully ramshackle of Monday night drag clubs, will, after a year and a half of…
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Calendar, Night&Day You’ve Got a Lot to Answer For

You’ve Got a Lot to Answer For

It isn’t every day that you feel a little bit smarter after spending a couple of hours with a drag queen. Brain Farts, however, calls upon any of you eager to test your trivia skills to do so in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Of Peacoats and Futile Human Striving

Of Peacoats and Futile Human Striving

This week we salute celebrated writer and absurdist peacoat model Albert Camus, who authored memorable romantic comedies such as The Stranger, which hinges upon the irrational murder of an Arab man in French Algiers, and The Plague, which follows the…
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Calendar, Night&Day In Living Color

In Living Color

Hat enthusiast and comedic virtuoso Damon Wayans rolls into town for a few evenings of peerless humor and spot-on satire this week, fresh from nearly a decade of television successes, from My Wife and Kids to his Showtime sketch-comedy baby…
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Calendar, Night&Day It Stands for NYNNYE, You Ninny

It Stands for NYNNYE, You Ninny

Next year is sure to be stranger than 2009, which makes it only fitting to ring the thing in with performances by three unconventional comics. Not Your Normal New Year’s Eve, dreamed up by San Francisco comedian Jill Bourque —…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Monday's Pick: "What's Crackin' SF?"

What To Do? Monday's Pick: "What's Crackin' SF?"

"What's Crackin' SF?" @ Punch Line No time like the holiday-worn present for a wee spot of catharsis. While the usual wintertime opportunities for relaxation still apply, laughter is the next best medicine, if you have no access to Wellbutrin,…
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Calendar, Night&Day U.S.A.! Car-ti-er!

U.S.A.! Car-ti-er!

No matter how penniless you are, no matter how lifeless and dull your own accessories have become, and, to quote Diana Ross and the Supremes, “No Matter What Sign You Are,” gazing upon beautifully crafted, deeply expensive things has a…
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