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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist The <i>Golden Girls</i> Xmas Drag Re-Enactment Is Officially a Holiday Tradition Now

The Golden Girls Xmas Drag Re-Enactment Is Officially a Holiday Tradition Now

"If you talk or yell out punchlines, we will send you to Shady Pines," threatens the disembodied voice of Dorothy Zbornak (Heklina) as the raucous audience settles down for The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes. It's been happening for…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ethical Non-Monogamy Gets Its Due at the Premiere of <i>Marriage 2.0</i>

Ethical Non-Monogamy Gets Its Due at the Premiere of Marriage 2.0

Monoga-maybe? Hetero-flexible? Poly-Glamorous? If any of these categories describes your romantic life, you’re not alone. San Francisco has had a reputation as the world’s epicenter of the sexual revolution for over half a century. And while the landscape of the city…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sacrilegious, Honey

Sacrilegious, Honey

For many practicing Catholics, Good Friday is a time for fasting, prayer, and reflection. For the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bad Flower Productions, it's a good day for a sing-along. The two groups will reflect in their own…
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Calendar, Night&Day Inside the Celluloid Dream

Inside the Celluloid Dream

The great composer Richard Wagner was said to believe in creating "total works of art." He wrote operas so expansive the audience would feel lost inside them. A hundred years later, the San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival has…
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Calendar, Night&Day SeaSick

SeaSick

Talk about a vacation gone wrong. When Bryan and Kym, the pair at the center of Wishful Sinking, board a cruise ship to celebrate their honeymoon, they discover a litany of problems. First, the Seaward Wanderer is not exactly…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jump!

Jump!

Few sports lend themselves to the cinema as well as the ones featured in the Nor Cal Free Flight Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, the festival is an annual screening of all things "free flight." That's skydiving,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Golden Queens

Golden Queens

Long before the single ladies of Sex and the City were a hit, The Golden Girls showed us what true sisterhood looked like. The show focused on the lives of four older women living in Miami, and featured character…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Save the Waves Film Festival

The Save the Waves Film Festival

The Save the Waves Film Festival is more than just a night at the movies — it's also a good cause. Proceeds from the festival benefit two different environmental nonprofits, the Save the Waves Coalition and World Surfing Reserves.…
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San Francisco Latino Film Festival: Films from All Sides of the Borders

Happening in no fewer than nine different venues around town, the San Francisco Latino Film Festival showcases the work of both emerging and already established filmmakers from the U.S., Mexico, Spain, and more than a dozen other countries. There are…
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Calendar, Night&Day Preview: Sun Ra Arkestra

Preview: Sun Ra Arkestra

It's been 15 years since the Sun Ra Arkestra last played San Francisco, and saxophonist Marshall Allen, the group's bandleader, isn't exactly sure how the group's upcoming performance will go. He's held rehearsals with core members of the Arkestra, and…
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Music, Hear This Sun Ra Arkestra: Show Preview

Sun Ra Arkestra: Show Preview

It's been 15 years since the Sun Ra Arkestra last played San Francisco, and saxophonist Marshall Allen, the group's bandleader, isn't exactly sure how the group's upcoming performance will go. He's held rehearsals with core members of the Arkestra, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet Transvestite

Sweet Transvestite

Here in the Bay Area, we aren't lacking for opportunities to watch the wildly popular cult musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show — there's a screening pretty much every week. That's why drag superstar and longtime fan Joshua Grannell,…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day People, It&rsquo;s What&rsquo;s for Dinner

People, It’s What’s for Dinner

Alfred Hitchcock’s great contribution to postmodern unease was thrusting murder into the center of everyday life. Killing was no longer the exotic province of cunning, sophisticated masterminds but the base response of ordinary (and occasionally deranged) people to unhappy circumstances.…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Very Mary Christmas

A Very Mary Christmas

When you think “drag queen,” you probably think “glamorous lip-synching.” So it may come as some surprise to hear about The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes, in which talented local queens not only wear holiday sweaters in the manner of…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Origin of Love with John Cameron Mitchell

Last Night: Origin of Love with John Cameron Mitchell

Origin of Love with John Cameron Mitchell Sunday, February 15, 2009 The Victoria Theatre Better than: A fancy dinner, a bouquet of roses, or a giant box of chocolates - unless that box of chocolates looks really, really good in…
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Music, All Shook Down Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival Gets Nasty at Victoria Theatre

Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival Gets Nasty at Victoria Theatre

The festival that birthed Beavis & Butthead is in town. Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival takes residency at the Victoria Theatre until April 28. Test your gag reflexes every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm…
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Music, All Shook Down UnderSkatement Film Festival Flips-In, Flips-Out at Victoria Theatre 12/1

UnderSkatement Film Festival Flips-In, Flips-Out at Victoria Theatre 12/1

Call me crazy, but personally I think the best skate video of all time is Yeah Right! And by the good graces of some awesome person out there, the whole thing's on YouTube. But who knows, maybe a selection…
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