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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag Strip: Peaches Christ puts her own spin on <i>Showgirls! The Musical!</i>

Drag Strip: Peaches Christ puts her own spin on Showgirls! The Musical!

In 1995 cult flick Showgirls, Vegas stripper Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) dreams of kicking off her hooker heels and thrusting her way into a major burlesque revue. With Showgirls! The Musical!, starring April Kidwell as the exotic dancer turned showgirl,…
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Dining, SFoodie Tuesday Eight: The Soiled Dove Brings Circus-Infused Dinner Theater to Alameda

Tuesday Eight: The Soiled Dove Brings Circus-Infused Dinner Theater to Alameda

Plus Sam Jordan's Bar & Grill gets a TV makeover, Anchor releases its Brandy-Barrel Aged Stout, and the  Republican Party had a vigorous debate on whether or not working people who don't earn enough to feed their families should be…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Peaches Christ Resurrects Midnight Mass with <i>The Final Girls</i>

Peaches Christ Resurrects Midnight Mass with The Final Girls

Since closing Midnight Mass in 2011with '80s horror classic Sleepaway Camp, princess of darkness Peaches Christ has longed to resurrect the popular late-night film series at the Bridge Theatre.  So when she was approached by longtime friends Joshua Miller…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Sally Field, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bamford, and More

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Sally Field, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bamford, and More

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest will run throughout Sketchfest (Jan. 7-24). These recaps and previews are designed to fill you in on what you've missed and let you know what's coming next! All good things must come to end, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Four Performers Pick Their Must-See 2016 Sketchfest Shows

Four Performers Pick Their Must-See 2016 Sketchfest Shows

In a world of endless choices, the schedule for the 15th annual San Francisco Sketchfest is a doozy. With over 200 shows to choose from, we decided to seek advice four performers — Mary Holland, Peaches Christ, Judah Friedlander,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: <i>Thundercrack</i> Returns!

Bay of the Living Dead: Thundercrack Returns!

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice-a-month column about the horror genre.  Curt McDowell was a San Francisco treasure. The openly gay filmmaker spent much of his short life making bizarre underground films which pushed the boundaries…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon, DJ Harvey, Kim Ann Foxman and More

The Lab's 24-Hour Telethon featuring Mark Fell, Peaches Christ, and many more at The Lab, 12 a.m. Fri. Oct. 16-12 a.m. Sat. Oct 17. $65 gen. adm., $50 for members; or by donation. thelab.org San Francisco's not what it used…
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News, The Snitch Dildo Crucifix: Peaches Christ Gets Feedback From John Waters

Dildo Crucifix: Peaches Christ Gets Feedback From John Waters

Last week, a San Francisco Chronicle correction regarding an erroneous report of the brandishing of a dildo-crucifix in a local Catholic church made its play for the The Corrections Hall of Fame. The item in question: C.W. Nevius' column about…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Silence of the Trans Event Proves The Castro Is the Same as It ever Was

Silence of the Trans Event Proves The Castro Is the Same as It ever Was

Remember last year when there was a blogosphere wildfire about the Castro Theatre no longer being a movie theater? Or, at least, that it wasn't going to focus as much on movies, that the screen was going to be reduced…
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Dining, SFoodie Baron Ambrosia Is So Full of Awesome WTF That We'll Even Watch The Cooking Channel

Baron Ambrosia Is So Full of Awesome WTF That We'll Even Watch The Cooking Channel

Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a half-hour show about Aladdin Sane, Fridays at 7 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. In this space,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Apollonia and Peaches Christ Bring the 1980s Back to the Castro with <i>Purple Rain</i>

Apollonia and Peaches Christ Bring the 1980s Back to the Castro with Purple Rain

Purple Rain and the Castro Theatre are a film/venue combination of a perfection that might be matched only by screening Milk at the Castro, or The Hippie Temptation at the Red Vic, or Das Boot at Opera Plaza. Naturally, Friday…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Peaches Christ Interviews Apollonia at <em>Purple Rain</em> Screening

Peaches Christ Interviews Apollonia at Purple Rain Screening

Put on your purple paisley tonight (Friday) at Peaches Christ's screening of Prince's Purple Rain. The film is accompanied by a Q&A session with Purple Rain co-star Apollonia. Peaches, voted 2010 Best Drag Queen by SF Weekly readers, warns that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag at the Castro: LeMay Eats Peaches

Drag at the Castro: LeMay Eats Peaches

"IDOL WORSHIP" Contrary to most people's natural assumptions upon meeting me and experiencing my flamboyant nature, I did not grow up digging through my mother's and sister's clothing and lip-synching into a hair brush (although that did happen two…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cloris Leachman and David Byrne, Together At Last

Cloris Leachman and David Byrne, Together At Last

When it was released in 1986, David Byrne's film True Stories was besieged by many of the same criticisms that would dog the Coen Brothers in the years to come -- that it was patronizing to small-town America, that…
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Music, All Shook Down Thursday's Pick: Independent Erotic Film Festival

Thursday's Pick: Independent Erotic Film Festival

​Independent Erotic Film FestivalCastro Theatre7 p.m., $10-$20We can always count on Good Vibrations for two things: to help us learn more about sex and sexuality - and to keep us from taking it all too seriously. So it is with…
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News, The Snitch 'International Drag Day' News to San Francisco's Top Drag Queens

'International Drag Day' News to San Francisco's Top Drag Queens

You can be forgiven if you didn't know that Friday was International Drag Day. In fact, it was the second-annual International Drag Day. But who's counting? Not Heklina nor Peaches Christ. Friday's designation as the worldwide celebration of dressing in…
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Music, All Shook Down Peaches Christ Talks About Sluts, Evil, and 'Purple Rain'

Peaches Christ Talks About Sluts, Evil, and 'Purple Rain'

With high-arching brows, a sharp tongue, and cakes of glittery makeup, legendary San Francisco drag queen Peaches Christ and her Midnight Mass summer movie series briefly return this weekend with two screenings of the classic (and classically bad) Prince…
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News, The Snitch Seen in S.F.: What a Drag

Seen in S.F.: What a Drag

These awesome drag queen portraits, with the one on the top left bearing a striking resemblance to San Francisco's Peaches Christ, were spotted on the corner of Market and Church. Wear and tear is already taking its toll, but you…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Tales From Terror Town at Mezzanine

What To Do? Tales From Terror Town at Mezzanine

​Tales From Terror Town @ Mezzanine Horror is all too often dissed as a low-rent genre, but talented directors from Roman Polanski to Francis Ford Coppola to Sam Raimi have entered the film biz through that dark door. This particularly…
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Dining, SFoodie Creativity Explored 25th Anniversary At Foreign Cinema

Creativity Explored 25th Anniversary At Foreign Cinema

If you've never heard of the non-profit Creativity Explored, get ready to be impressed: for 25 years, the Mission-based arts collective has been providing adults with developmental disabilities a forum to produce and sell their own art work, to…
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