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Monday, August 31, 2015

THURSDAY: The Quieter Side of Drag, at TenderBears

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge (ME LLAMO) SEBASTIÁN
  • (me llamo) Sebastián

Miley Cyrus’ VMA set showed drag at its most bombastic, there is another dimension to gender performance that doesn’t necessarily involve confetti cannons and several seasons’ worth of Drag Race contestants. It involves poetry, acoustic guitars, and bearded ladies with all kinds of genitals.


This Thursday (Sept. 3) at Oasis, the creative brains behind ’90s love-fest Lilith Bear present TenderBears (Osos Amorosos), a bilingual evening of “hirsute drag performance” hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Kevin Seaman. The main action is Chilean singer-songwriter (me llamo) Sebastián as he passes through town on tour, with performances by Sue Veneer, Kay Nilson, Tamale Ringwald, Mason Dixon Jars (2015 SF Drag King winner), singer-songwriter Derek Schmidt, a film by Aron Kantor (who created this Folsom Street Fair preview), DJ Cholula Caliente, and more.

For only $15, you'd be hard-pressed to find that many performers in one evening. The Facebook invite specifically calls for princess cubs and two-spirit seers to attend, but we’re pretty sure they won’t bar Sailor Neptune at the door — or confident people who can really rock a unitard, or glamorous apparitions of any kind.

And, well, there might be a confetti cannon, actually.

TenderBears / Osos Amorosos con (me llamo) Sebastián, Thursday, Sept. 3, 9:30 p.m., at Oasis, 298 11th St., 415-795-3180.





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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.

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