Now, just in time for the holidays, comes "A Hed-Wigged Out Xmas" a glamfest musical treat to soothe you into the Hanukkah, winter solstice, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and Boxing Day season. Before you head away from the cozy confines of San Francisco home to Iowa, or worse, the Central Valley, to face the family for a few glasses of sour eggnog and another sober Christmas dinner join the throngs of other freaks for a night of storytelling, comedy, and film. The choice is yours: Dress up as your favorite glam star, decked out in a towering hairpiece of spit curls and garish blue eye shadow, or come as you are to watch one of the greatest musicals released in the last 20 years.
The city's own rocking queen of drag, Heklina, MCs the holiday gaiety as only she can, rolling out drag performances by Matthew Martin as Hed-ggy Lee and Arturo Galster as Rockin' Granny Hedwig, plus a fashion show (put on by the cool folks at Glama-Rama) of stunning wigs and cunning models. Funnyman Greg Proops (of Whose Line Is It Anyway? notoriety) provides comic relief as needed. And in addition to the screening of the gender-bending musical, the live comedy, and the drag performances, John Cameron Mitchell himself reads a festive story: Truman Capote's autobiographical tale of baking fruitcakes, buying illegally made whiskey, and getting slightly sloshed on the leftovers, titled "A Christmas Memory."
Before the festivities begin, in case you just need to see every inch of him up close and personal, there's a meet-and-greet reception at which you can sit on Mitchell's lap and tell him what you really want for Christmas.