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Trannies of the High Seas 

Wednesday, Sep 16 2009
Trannyshack may have closed its doors as a weekly club after more than a decade of blending high and low art in pantyhose, but that doesn’t mean mistress of ceremonies Heklina has been resting on her foam-padded behind. Far from it: Between tapings of the TV show Trauma (she plays an MC in Liza Minnelli drag for the Halloween episode) and hosting performance blowout revivals like the recent Björk Tribute, the lady has decided to bring back one of the most storied parties of the club’s heyday, the SS Trannyshack Boat Cruise. For the first time in six years, the three-hour tour takes the scenic route around Alcatraz and Treasure Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge, and features seaworthy stage numbers from Trannyshack legends like Kiddie, Putanesca, and Peggy L’eggs. L.A.–based electro-rock band Dirty Sanchez (staffed by drag superstar and actual opening act for Roseanne Barr’s standup comedy tour Jackie Beat, plus bandmates Mario Diaz and DJ Barbeau) enchant passengers with a high-energy live set and costume changes, while Juanita More! spins crowd-pleasing dance tunes before and after the show.
Sat., Sept. 26, 8:30 p.m., 2009

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