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Culture, The Exhibitionist 16 Artists to Watch in 2016

16 Artists to Watch in 2016

The Bay area is hotbed of talent and creativity. I’m fortunate enough to be involved in multiple scenes, sharing stages with performers of all stripes. There are of course a number of great performers I could have included on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Marga Gomez's New Year's Eve Comedy Fiesta Highlights Latino Talent

Marga Gomez's New Year's Eve Comedy Fiesta Highlights Latino Talent

Marga Gomez loves New Year’s Eve. “My parents were entertainers,” Gomez tells SF Weekly. “My mother would always dance on New Year’s Eve. She was a belly-dancer. My father would always stay home with me and he would sneak…
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Calendar, Night&Day Giggling Gayly

Giggling Gayly

There is something refreshing about a show that doesn't try to be anything it's not. Take The Big Gay Comedy Show, for example. It has no grand artistic theme or long, drawn out premise.; it's just a hilarious cabaret…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Castro, America

The Castro, America

Putting on the Ritz is an all-day tribute to the singing, dancing, acting, and all-out hysterical phenomenon that is Rita Moreno. The event is produced by Marc Huestis, who promises to turn the Castro Theatre into a "full-on bathhouse,"…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Marga Gomez's Latest, "Lovebirds" Isn't Just for Lovers

Marga Gomez's Latest, "Lovebirds" Isn't Just for Lovers

Marga Gomez remembers the 1970s as a time of experimentation and liberation. "Everyone thought they were Salvador Dali, and you could fall in love every five minutes," she said. "Then you had Reagan and AIDS." On the phone from…
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Culture, Stage Solo Slump: One-Woman Shows on Capturing Love and Being in a Family That Sells It

Solo Slump: One-Woman Shows on Capturing Love and Being in a Family That Sells It

Instead of shelves of toys, she had racks of G-strings to wade through. In place of cartoons, she stumbled upon no-holds-barred erotica, and no one in her father's revolving coterie of exhibitionists, drug addicts, and "horn dick daddies" bothered to…
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Calendar, Night&Day XX-Rated

XX-Rated

Brava Theater Center combines progressive ideals with excellent entertainment for Brava's New Year's Eve Comedy Fiesta 2013. The show brings together three brilliant women, Marga Gomez, Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, and Micia Mosely for a night of "smart, joyous, feminist, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day 24-Hour Party Museum

24-Hour Party Museum

Starting June 3, SFMOMA will be closed for almost three years as it expands its building to include neighboring parcels on Howard Street. About 600,000 people visit the museum every year, so the temporary shuttering will leave a big artistic…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fork Yeah

Fork Yeah

There are few things that can console us during the cold, dark malaise known as winter. We often resort to hunkering down in bed, drinking whiskey out of a measuring cup, and reading depressing Russian novels. This year, however, Santa…
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Calendar, Night&Day Only in S.F.

Only in S.F.

There are few things that can console us during the cold, dark malaise known as winter. We often resort to hunkering down in bed, drinking whiskey out of a measuring cup, and reading depressing Russian novels. This year, however, Santa…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Purple Onion Comedy Club Closes Its Doors

The Purple Onion Comedy Club Closes Its Doors

The Purple Onion, an intimate comedy nightclub in North Beach that had been around for almost 60 years, shuttered its doors on Monday, Sept. 24, but not without going out with a chorus of laughter and applause. A bevy of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Vital Signs</em> Performer and Nurse Offers Probing Look into the S.F. Hospital Scene

Vital Signs Performer and Nurse Offers Probing Look into the S.F. Hospital Scene

Alison Whittaker's fellow nurses are her heroes, and in Vital Signs, her one-woman show at San Francisco's Marsh Theater, she portrays the humor, support, and steadiness they display while encountering just about everything at a major S.F. hospital --…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay Area Comedy Roundup: Gay Pride 2012 Edition

Bay Area Comedy Roundup: Gay Pride 2012 Edition

If San Francisco is known across the nation for one thing, it's our Pride. And maybe that one bridge -- but, don't worry about that right now. This weekend, it's all about the Pride. The SF Pride festivities officially kick…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Marga Gomez's Funny Lady Friends Invade San Rafael -- So Join Them

Marga Gomez's Funny Lady Friends Invade San Rafael -- So Join Them

Here's your chance to see a show that claims to "feel like Beyonce's 'Women Rule the World,' except funnier and with more clothes." All you have to do is go to San Rafael tonight (Wednesday). It's an all-female comedy show…
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Calendar, Night&Day Coming Out of a Different Closet

Coming Out of a Different Closet

Marga Gomez is a stand-up comedian and solo performer. Her eight previous performances include Long Island Iced Latina and Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay. Now Gomez, who long ago came out as a lesbian, comes out as, well,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Marga Gomez Comes Out of a Different Closet in her new Solo Piece <i>Not Getting Any Younger</i>

Marga Gomez Comes Out of a Different Closet in her new Solo Piece Not Getting Any Younger

Marga Gomez is a stand-up comedian and solo performer. Her eight previous performances include Long Island Iced Latina and Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay. Now Gomez, who long ago came out as gay, comes out as, well, aging…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist NSFW -- or Anywhere -- Kamau Tries to Warn You Away From Scott Capurro: Does It Work?

NSFW -- or Anywhere -- Kamau Tries to Warn You Away From Scott Capurro: Does It Work?

Scott Capurro is an offensive comic. He is NSFW ... or home. Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not judging. Scott wouldn't have it any other way. There are many different types of comics. There are prop comics (Gallagher,…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Rock, Rock.

You Rock, Rock.

Are you confused, lonely, or just a poor planner? New Year's Eve is fraught with the distinct possibility of unexpected and awkward emotions/realities. It can be distressing! You must put yourself and your NYE in the capable hands of The…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tough Can Be Funny

Tough Can Be Funny

Marga Gomez glows as the stage lights catch her pink lip gloss and pretty blouse; she knows she's pretty. “I think it's OK for a butch to wear a little pink lip gloss and a shirt like this,” she laughs.…
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Culture, Encore

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All My Sons. Arthur Miller's 1947 breakthrough play was a sort of proto–Law and Order episode. It was ripped from the headlines and elaborated into an existentially suspenseful and socially critical whodunit, complete with riveting last-act confession, subsequent emotional wallop,…
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