Given the hallucinogen-hazed history of drag ensemble The Cockettes, and the second hit revival of Thrillpeddlers’ ‘Pearls Over Shanghai,’ which includes many scenes in an opium den, one might ask, ‘Does the cast party?’
A laugh riot took place at The Big Gay Comedy Show, held at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre on Sunday, April 13. Host Bruce Vilanch headlined the stellar comedy show, which featured Marga Gomez, Ali Mafi and other talents.
It was a bittersweet farewell to Tinker’s Damn, the South Bay’s oldest gay bar, throughout the weekend of March 28 to 30. Upward of an estimated 400 guests came out to have one last drink and say goodbye to Tinker’s Damn, perhaps the oldest gay bar in Santa Clara.
The Drag Queens of Comedy invaded the Castro Theatre on March 29 and laughter has been reverberating throughout the Castro neighborhood ever since. Donna Sachet also attended many other notable nights out, and offers a heads-up on upcoming events.
Our Bestie DJ, and cover guy, if you hadn’t noticed, is the adorable Brian Maier, who chatted after his photo shoot at the 440. His boyfriend Kyle Krebs hung out nearby, friends greeted him, and despite the fact that he doesn’t drink beer, he affably posed with a glassful.
With a history going back decades, roller skating and its various gay nights continue to offer up fun on wheels, both in Redwood City and at a church on Fillmore Street. Both locations bring lighthearted nightlife with an innocent sense of fun.
I’m heartbroken that more and more porn companies are producing bareback movies. I’ve said I wouldn’t review them, and that’s now limiting my purview. And what about the obviously discarded promise once made by some makers of safer sex movies that they wouldn’t hire performers who’d barebacked in films. That could limit the employment of a lot of guys. Or will it?
The Mix bar was hopping last weekend, and as usual lives up to its name. Guys and gals, twinks, daddies, hunks and hipsters blend in an affable social mix as they enjoy pitches and pop music, pool or the patio.
Thousands of queer women and their friends will head to Palm Springs for the infamous and largest lesbian party on the planet: The Dinah. Lesbians and their friends will converge upon the desert resort town April 2 – 6.
With a wise and worldy perspective, several local women comics are standing up to sexism, homophobia and other cultural malaises by helping us to laugh at such ignorance. Insightful truths are often the funniest, and these women –lesbian, queer and straight– have performances through the month.