Posts tagged ‘Castro Theatre’

June 12, 2011

Chaz Bono to be Grand Marshal of Gay Pride Parade

by Accidental Bear

As always, the roar of the Dykes on Bikes will usher in the San Francisco Pride Parade on the last Sunday in June.

This year’s celebration, the city’s 41st, will feature more than 200 parade contingents, 19 stages and celebrity grand marshal Chaz Bono, the author-activist child of Sonny and Cher who wrote of his recent transformation from a woman to a man in his forthcoming book, “Transition.” 

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May 8, 2011

Peaches Christ Celebrated Mothers on Stage @ Trannie Dearest

by Accidental Bear

On a stage usually covered in fake blood, placentas, wig parts and potty mouths, Peaches Christ has a tender moment last night at  the 30th Anniversary of Mommie Dearest w/ Trannie Dearest; Castro theater SF. Last nights event fell coincidentally on Mothers Day weekend. Joining Peaches in the pre-show performance was her very own, sprouted from her loins,  mother. Peaches Christ then celebrated the mothers of her production team and brought mothers to the stage that were present at the show. There was a semi awkward moment when one of the mothers put on her own impromptu skit which was followed by a parade through a cheering crowd.






Happy Mothers Day Mrs. Christ. You raised Peaches real good, like a lady!

May 7, 2011

30th Anniversary of Mommie Dearest w/ Trannie Dearest; Castro Therater SF

by Accidental Bear

Peaches Christ Productions presents the ULTIMATE MOMMIE DEAREST: 30th Anniversary Birthday Celebration, just in time for Mother’s Day weekend, for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the historic CASTRO THEATRE! Hosted by the Mommie from Hell — PEACHES CHRIST herself — this special evening will also include the anticipated return of the legendary pre-show TRANNIE DEAREST with Heklina, Martiny, and Peaches’ real-life mother Mrs. Christ!

You think as a bitter, been there done that queen, that you couldn’t possible be shocked and amused by a herd of drag queens? Well, I double dog dare you to put that idea of yours to a test tonight and head on down to the Castro Theater tonight for the show. Be warned Peaches shows end up somewhat interactive with the audience at times, so if you don’t want to be humiliated in public sit in the back, but if you get off on such perversion I suggest get your butt there early and plant yourself in the front row. AB

March 31, 2011

Grab Bag of things to do in SF; 3/31- 4/5

by Accidental Bear

I rake the streets, back alleys, back rooms of bars, behind the red curtain, search the glory holes and give you highlights of events this week. I should have an app that automatically updates to your weekly calendar. OK OK that may be controlling of me, but look no further.

ON THE FLY: 3/31 – 4/5

Enjoy a pair of unlikely heroes in PeeWee’s Big Adventure andEdward Scissorhandsat the Castro Theatre, two of Tim Burton’s popular films. April 1; PeeWee at 7:30pm, Edward at 9:20pm. $10. 429 Castro St.



Wondercon, the 25th annual enormous comic book, TV and movie convention, brings thousands of fans and artists, actors, directors, composers and producers together for three days of fantasy fun. Celebs include Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Smith, Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz, Elvira, Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), Toby Haynes (Doctor Who director) and many more.

Balenciaga and Spain @ de Young Museum: Fashion exhibit focusing on the influence of Spain on the work of haute couture master Crist—bal Balenciaga. 6:30pm-8:30pm. $6-$17. Thru July 4. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park. 750-3600.

Mark Johnson @ Magnet: Opening reception for Montgomery-Ward and the Office Adonis, the artist’s exhibit of retro ad-inspired art. 8pm-10pm. Thru April. 4122 18th St. at Castro. 581-1613.

Wondercon @ Moscone Center: 25th anniversary of the enormous annual comic book, TV and movie convention that brings thousands of fans to artists, actors, directors, composers and producers. Prism Comics hosts a booth (#319) and two panels with LGBT comic artists Marc Andreyko (Manhunter, about the adventures of Kate Spencer, a federal prosecutor-turned superhero, who’s tired of seeing guilty criminals evade punishment; and co-writer for True Bloodcomics), Brian Anderson (So Super Duper), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter, Sticky), Justin Hall (Glamazonia), and other comically delicious talents. (Writing Queer, April 2, 6pm, Room 250; Queer Youth and Comics, April 3, 12:30pm in Room 254) Celebs include Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Smith, Henry Cavill, Kellan Lutz, Elvira, Mark Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), Toby Haynes (Doctor Who director), Thru April 3. 747 Howard St.

The Black Swan Experience @ Lumiere Theater Heklina and Sister Roma cohost the new interactive screening of the Oscar-winning over-the-top film. Dress as your favorite character!   Free. 12am. 1572 California St. at Polk.

Davis Davis: Planet X @ Marx & Zavattero Gallery: Exhibit of eerie space-age toy battlescapes with a pre-Sputnik flavor of paranoia. Thru April 23. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm. 77 Geary St. 2nd floor. 627-9111.


Hunks & Heroes @ Truck: The New York gay comic book fan party arrives in SF for Wondercon. Dress up as your secret identity; win comic and porn prizes; a portion of proceeds benefit The Trevor Project. Happy hour 6pm-9pm, and full out fest 9pm-2am. 1900 Folsom St.

In Paths Untrodden @ SF Public Library: Walt Whitman’s Calamus Poems and the Radical Faeries, curated by Joey Cain; an exhibit of the gay poet’s influence on contemporary queer culture. Thru May 19. James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, 100 Larkin St. third floor.

Q Comedy @ Martuni’s: Host Nick Leonard, Ray Ferrer, Mary Van Note, DJ Real and Uni and her Ukelele with your Femcee SF Drag Legend Cookie Dough. Partial proceeds go to benefit the SF Ducal Charity Fund. $5-$15. 8pm. 4 Valencia St.



SF Hiking Club @ Golden Gate Bridge: Enjoy the scenic promenade along the iconic bridge with LGBT hikers. Meet 6pm at Crissy Field Center, 1199 East Beach St. 577-9367.

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March 4, 2011

SF Play by Play via B.A.R.

by Accidental Bear

I have to say that I have had a break through, change of heart if you will after viewing the film We Were Here. I feel as if a majority of the gay men in the “scene” or part of our gay community in San Francisco act in ways or have attitudes ( bad attitude) that divides each other with an overall high school popularity / mean girls competition. The film showed multiple ways that our community works much better together ( gays AND lesbians) than divided. I may put aside my superiority complex and live life from here on out as a compassionate gay adult living in the best community in the world. I love the fact that this film has restarted a conversation of togetherness, one fight. One last note, I LOVE  LESBIANS


Inside the Out There play-by-play

Out There

We Were Here co-director and editor Bill Weber and producer/director David Weissman enjoy the film's premiere at the Castro Theatre. Photo: Rick Gerharter

Since pop star Britney Spears feels quite at home enough in the Castro District to do her Good Morning America shoot from there, and actress Faye Dunaway feels she belongs back in the spotlight on Dancing with the Stars, we feel we can bring you along to a deep, dark, exotic place where many fear to tread: Out There’s weekend datebook. Last Friday night at the Castro Theatre, OT was among the VIP crowd at the opening-night premiere for We Were Here – The AIDS Years in San Francisco from co-directors David Weissman and Bill Weber, a benefit for Project Inform and Shanti . At the reception in the mezzanine, the filmmakers made remarks to a see-and-be-seen crowd that included political luminaries Carole Migden, Scott Wiener , Harry Britt, and special guest singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright .From the stage of the Castro, Wainwright conjured up the spirit of Judy Garland as he sang “Over the Rainbow” with heart and soul, accompanied by Matthew Simmons (Peggy L’Eggs ) on keyboards. Shanti e.d. Kaushik Roy , PI e.d. Dana Van Gorder , Weissman and Weber made touching remarks. Then they rolled the film.


February 25, 2011

Britney and her flashing Vagina will Perform Castro Theater SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Why do I feel like this is a rumor? If not this will be a spectacle at best. Would it be inappropriate to show up with a basket of rotten vegetable to toss at Ms Spears? How long can ones COME BACK last for before before they chalk it up to, people just dont give a damn anymore?




by Bradley Stern
filed under: Britney SpearsDaily B

Screen shot 2011 02 24 at 9.34.39 PM Daily B: Britney Confirms Good Morning America Performance on March 29

It’s official–Britney is performing again.


The Holy Spearit will be gracing us with her flawlessness on March 29 at the Castro Theatre in San Fransisco for Good Morning America.


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