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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Eight: Waxman's Opens, World-Famous Xiaolongbao Come to San Jose

Wednesday Eight: Waxman's Opens, World-Famous Xiaolongbao Come to San Jose

Waxman's Is Open Jonathan Waxman's eponymous Ghirardelli Square Californian-Italian restaurant is open in a 6,500-square-foot…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With Charles Busch About <i>That Girl/That Boy</i>, His Latest Show

Chatting With Charles Busch About That Girl/That Boy, His Latest Show

Charles Busch has a soft spot for San Francisco. When the New York drag performer was first starting out and doing solo “performance art monologues,” he’d just read the first Tales of the City books. “I was just so…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dr. Zebrovski, a Deranged Psychic in a Zebra Onesie, Debuts at Oasis

Dr. Zebrovski, a Deranged Psychic in a Zebra Onesie, Debuts at Oasis

A demented late-night TV psychic from somewhere in the 13th Dimension by way of the former Soviet Union, Dr. Zebrovski has been known to perform exorcisms while shaking his tailfeathers in that signature zebra-print Snuggie. Not having yet lost…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Extra Sparkle and Shine at the Ballet: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Extra Sparkle and Shine at the Ballet: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

There was a time when ballet was the purview of Imperial Russia, when ballerinas Russianized their names from Lilian Marks and Hilda Munnings to Alicia Markova and Lydia Sokolova. Like a certain Norma Jeane Mortenson, the dancers knew their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag Queens Say Farewell to Mission Institution Esta Noche

Drag Queens Say Farewell to Mission Institution Esta Noche

Another one bites the dust. Mission gay bar, Esta Noche, has closed its doors to make way for, you guessed it, another swanky cocktail bar geared toward 20-somethings with disposable income. The venue, which for the past 33 years…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Videos of the Day: Trannyshack's Golden Girls and Merry FORKING! Christmas

Videos of the Day: Trannyshack's Golden Girls and Merry FORKING! Christmas

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 San Francisco's 10 Best Halloween Events for 2012

San Francisco's 10 Best Halloween Events for 2012

We love Halloween in San Francisco -- you could say it's our favorite holiday. It's like the naughty stepchild of Christmas and the slutty roommate of New Year's Eve hook up once a year and throw a party tailor-made to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: A Musical Slasher Parody ... in Drag

Video of the Day: A Musical Slasher Parody ... in Drag

In his Halloween! The Ballad of Michele Myers, drag performer Raya Light brings a bunch of people to their deaths, but, more importantly, he brings the 1980s back to life. Dunn cherishes the glory decade for its music, sitcoms, slasher…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Faux Queen Pageant: For Drag Queens Trapped in Women's Bodies

The Faux Queen Pageant: For Drag Queens Trapped in Women's Bodies

It's common knowledge that San Francisco has a thriving drag scene -- Fauxgirls, Trannyshack, Hot Boxxx Girls, Midnight Mass, the Drag King Contest, and even Esta Noche, the gritty Mexican dive in the Mission, does a helluva drag show. Indeed,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Kinsey Sicks Remind Us There's An Election (Ahem) Coming Up

The Kinsey Sicks Remind Us There's An Election (Ahem) Coming Up

In addition to the Summer Olympics and Leap Day Williams, one of the things you can rely on to appear on a quadrennial basis is the fake Presidential campaign, typically done for comedic purposes. (I guess there are real Presidential…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Pioneering Queer Activist Jack Fertig, aka Sister Boom Boom, Dies at 57

Pioneering Queer Activist Jack Fertig, aka Sister Boom Boom, Dies at 57

Jack Fertig, aka Sister Boom Boom, well-known in San Francisco as an early AIDS activist and pioneer of queer rights and awareness, died Sunday night at age 57 after a battle with liver cancer. Sister Boom Boom was Fertig's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Lindsay Lohan" Comes to Market Street

"Lindsay Lohan" Comes to Market Street

D'Arcy Drollinger has observed a pattern in the life of Lindsay Lohan: "Change your hair color, get into a car accident, go to the hospital; change your hair color, get into a car accident..." Drollinger is no Lohan scholar,…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video: Best and Worst Dressed of Gay Pride 2012

Video: Best and Worst Dressed of Gay Pride 2012

Ah yes, another year in San Francisco means another Gay Pride celebration has come and gone in the city by the Bay. Drag queens, nudists, and people of all sexual orientations came out to the Pink Saturday Pride Block Party…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Drag Contest: Vote on the Best Marilyn Monroe

Drag Contest: Vote on the Best Marilyn Monroe

We don't think Jimmy James will be there, but he sets a high standard for those who will.When Michelle Williams was cast as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, the blogosphere lit up with outrage and petulant assertions that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Oh, Jesus! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Turn Easter on Its Head

Oh, Jesus! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Turn Easter on Its Head

It's hard to believe that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are "ruining it for everyone," as some detractors have claimed. Over 33 years, they've raised untold amounts of money for charitable causes, crusaded against bigotry and hatred, and for a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Thrillpeddlers Gender-Bends History With Another Cockettes Musical: <i>Hot Greeks</i>

Thrillpeddlers Gender-Bends History With Another Cockettes Musical: Hot Greeks

Thrillpeddlers continues its revival of original Cockettes musicals this week with the more-than-suggestively titled Hot Greeks. Scrumbly Koldewyn, an original member of the Cockettes, San Francisco's gender-bending theater troupe of the late 1960s and early '70s, joins artistic director Russell…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionysus</i> Offers Welcome Embrace But Doesn't Let Go Soon Enough

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dionysus Offers Welcome Embrace But Doesn't Let Go Soon Enough

Sometimes, the usual career gurus just don't cut it. When you're really down and out, when the recession threatens to quash once and for all your dreams of a career in the arts, you have to look beyond Craigslist and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Queer Performance Art Series <i>The News</i> Starts Strong at SOMArts

Queer Performance Art Series The News Starts Strong at SOMArts

Queer performance art series The News made a powerful debut Tuesday night at SOMArts. The evening offered an array of queer narratives, made even more timely and poignant by the federal appeals court ruling on Proposition 8 handed down that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Queer the Room: Performance Series Called The News Starts at SOMArts

Queer the Room: Performance Series Called The News Starts at SOMArts

LGBT performance art thrives on multiple levels in San Francisco. Trannyshack leads the recurring clubs that are escorting drag into the 21st century. Kirk Read and Larry-bob Roberts head monthly open mic Smack Dab. Local choreographers Laura Arrington and Jesse…
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