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News, Sucka Free City Queen's Gambit: Development Forces Drag Out of the Fringes

Queen's Gambit: Development Forces Drag Out of the Fringes

Few things could be more fraught — or glorious — than the sight of a tall, busty, bewigged drag queen performing a song about tech-driven gentrification at a beleaguered gay bar in the Mission District. And few people would be…
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News, The Snitch Anna Conda, Activist Drag Queen, Wants in on the Entertainment Commission

Anna Conda, Activist Drag Queen, Wants in on the Entertainment Commission

What will it take for a lawyer to defeat a drag queen in San Francisco? No, this isn't the start to a bad lawyer joke. The fact is that city supervisors are torn over whether to appoint local attorney D.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Beer Is Good for Women

Beer Is Good for Women

Forces beyond our control conspired to keep us from telling you about the Lyon-Martin Fundraiser. OpenOffice tried to hack us to death with a meat cleaver, for example. Our new blog, the Exhibitionist, ate our brain. Municipal commissions moved very,…
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Culture, Stage Looking for drag that turns spectacle into art in S.F.

Looking for drag that turns spectacle into art in S.F.

Broadly speaking, every drag queen falls somewhere on the continuum between Crazy Sexy and Total Mess. The former you'll find in abundance at AsiaSF (201 Ninth St. at Howard,, where the girls are known as "gender illusionists" and the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Twinkle Twinkle!

Twinkle Twinkle!

Many of us strive to be less judgmental; we see it as a way to be a better person. "Don't be so judgmental!" we admonish ourselves. Not LeMay. The local drag sex symbol is extremely judgmental, and we don't judge…
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News, The Snitch Bay Links: Anna Conda, Penthouses, & Muni Parties

Bay Links: Anna Conda, Penthouses, & Muni Parties

Yes! The city will start painting it's first new…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cunning Linguists

Cunning Linguists

The puns fly fast and hard at the S.F. Drag King Competition, aka the Oscars of the male impersonation world. The names alone take some cakes: “Papa” Don Preach (the 2008 winner), Arty Fishal, Jack Dup. Performing groups sometimes pun,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cheap Queens Behaving Badly

Cheap Queens Behaving Badly

A wise, ancient Roman shut-in once said: “Beauty is skin deep, but a cheap tranny is forever.” Benjamin Franklin said: “Cheap trannies and folly are old companions,” and Kahlil Gibran put forth: “Beauty is a cheap tranny gazing at itself…
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Music, BeatBox Charlie Horse

Charlie Horse

So Polk Street is getting scrubbed? Not on Anna Conda's watch. The recently canonized "Protector of the Polk" keeps it raw and real at Charlie Horse, her weekly drag-show-cum-car-crash at the Cinch on Friday nights. If you like more than…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pumps and Circumstance

Pumps and Circumstance

Nothing says "autumn in San Francisco" like enormous (-ly talented) drag queens and the gargantuan arenas in which they compete for infamy. In other words, it's time for the annual Miss Trannyshack Pageant. Some trannies spend months preparing for this…
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Calendar, Night&Day

A Queen For Every Season

Most of us are lucky to see five, maybe six drag queens perform in a single evening. Tonight that number practically doubles when AIDS Housing Alliance/SF presents the Desperate Divas Grand Drag Pageant. The fund-raiser showcases glamorous production numbers by…
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Music, BeatBox Beat


Lots of club promoters try to lure in patrons with drink specials, but few really give people what they want: free meat. Luckily, the aptly named "Meat" has recognized this void, offering a tasty variety of flesh (burgers, ribs) while…
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