Saturday, June 19, 2010
It almost felt condescending to remind a rather assertive yet clueless publicist who was pushing her mainstream (i.e. not in the least bit gay) client, that: A; We're a gay newspaper, and B; It's June. Therefore, if it ain't got gay swing, it ain't for Miss Thing.
At the same time I was assuring said publicist that no, there was not room in our publication for her client this week, a fellow writer (who's so gay he should have a varsity letter G) shared (via Facebook) his freshly coined term for perpetually online pals: Tweeple.
So, my queeple (queer people), you know it's Pride Month. You're busy. I'm busy. The week's best is below. Go.
Sunday June 20, Dancing With the Drag Stars at Cheryl Burke Dance Studio is a must-see. The second season of the local drag spin-off of the popular dance TV show, hosted at the studio of Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke, includes contestants Mercedes Munro, Sasha Soprano, Margaret Cholo, Ferosha Titties, Cassandra Cass, and returning contestants from last year. Donna Sachet, Sister Roma, Bebe Sweetbriar and Patrick Gallineaux cohost/judge. Proceeds benefit the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. $25-$100. 6pm-11pm. 1830 17th St. www.patrikpresents.com
The Faetopia Festival invades the former Tower Records June 20-26. The
groovy Playa Joy folks bring Eco Homo, a fun-filled week of
environmental arts, awareness and activist events. Sunday, June 20, the
must-see event is "Crude Boys Oil Wrestling," a fundraiser for Gulf
oil spill relief, with hours of real live (but fake oil) grappling from 2pm-6pm. Get there oily.
Subsequent days, partake of workshops, film screenings, photo sessions and exhibits, and drag shows, including a multimedia recreation of Aliens Cut My Hair, with Suppositori Spelling, Veronica Klaus, Elvis Herselvis and more. Check the website for times and tickets. Thru June 26. 2278 Market St. at Noe. www.playajoy.org
Thursday, June 24, I'll be at the no-doubt packed Dark Horse Cabaret at Cafe du Nord featuring Planet Booty (the multi-talented and cute Germick brothers), Ethel Merman Experience, Trauma Flintstone, Erika Von Volkyrie, Alyssa Stone, F BJ Browne, Gottie Lux, Kitten on the Keys, Jeremiah Broom, Matthew Martin and Lady Monster in a festive night of queer and curious cabaret. $12-$15. 21+. 8pm. 2170 Market St. at Sanchez. 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com
Equally fab and also June 24 (decisions, decisions!) PepperSpray reunites at the Eagle Tavern. Drag stars Peggy L'eggs, Jordan L'Moore, Precious Moments and Tinkle Peterson reunite with Princess Kennedy, Swirly Rat Jr. and Stony Curtis. The special Pride season showcase includes Carletta Sue Kay and Brent James performing as well. $5.
9:30pm. 398 12th Street at Harrison. www.peppersprayband.com
Get out and get your gay on, queeple!
More listings on www.ebar.com and nightclub events at www.BARtabSF.com