Calling this weekend action packed is an understatement.
Yet, it's likely you can do multiple activities in a day.
Tonight or tomorrow, you can see "Wonderwurld," from the creative brain of Sara Moore and features one of my favorite performers Matthew Martin. This fun circusy show about Alice in a new wonderland and at age 85 is suppose to be high in theatrics but it's short enough for you to go either night at 8pm and still have time left to see/do something else.
Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=wunderworld&loc=San+Francisco%2C+C
The something else you might do on Friday is join me for a Blu-Ray screening of "BearCity 2: The Proposal" at 10pm at the Opera Plaza Cinema. This is in conjunction with San Francisco Bear Weekend where furry men and their fans converge include a free night stay at the hotel, a $50 gift certificate to Triptych restaurant (with its bottomless mimosas and disco bathroom), DVD/BluRays of "BearCity", Landmark Theatre passes and discount codes to buy "BearCity" merchandise.
Get your $8 "BearCity 2" tickets at http://tinyurl.com/c549rd5 or at the door at 601 Van Ness.
And if you're a fan of bears (seek me out - lol) no seriously, go to www.sfbearweekend.com and see all of the fun that's in store: from an event called Lilth Bear to Bearoke to Sunday Scruffy Sunday to Eros becoming B'eros to underwear night at Bearracuda to a Dim Sum Gobble. So much to do and so little time to hibernate.
And, I hate to be selfish (as I'd love to sell out "BearCIty 2") but two of my favorite drag queens - Peaches Christ and Heklina - are having the 14th Annual Trannyshack Star Search Competition. It happens to start around the same time as "BearCity 2" so if seeing bears and fur isn't your idea of a good time but seeing decked out, over the top drag queens in an epic battle for supremacy, then you must go see Peaches, Heklina and judges Trixxie Carr, Raya Light, Lady Bear, Kim Burly, Becky Motorlodge, Dia Dear and Christeene. With names like "Lady Bear" and "Kim Burly" you might get the best of both the tranny and bear world at this event at the DNA Lounge.
Doors open at 9:30pm and competition begins at 11pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at
Chirsteene is also in town for the screening of her short film "Fourplay: San Francisco." Although she doesn't play Christeene in the film, she does play a trans sex therapist.
This will play with another segment of "Fourplay" called "Tampa" as part of a Queer shorts collection called "Other Cities Eros Show" at the ATA Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8:30pm.
The director Kyle Henry and one of the stars Paul Soileau (Christeene) will be on hand..
Get full details at www.othercinema.com/ . It's only $7 and tickets available at the door only.
Saturday also features one of my favorite singers, Linda Eder, at Yoshi's with an 8pm and a 10pm performance. Might be a great place for bears to rest up at or others who enjoy a singer with a big band, jazz, cabaret, dance diva, show tune belting sound. Eder is one of the biggest talents there is and quite popular with the GLBT audience. It will be a special treat to hear her at the intimateSan Francisco Yoshi's. Get tickets and more information at www.yoshis.com. And in honor of bear weekend, everyone should download Eder's "Bring on the Men."
Sunday has a great short film collection as part of the SF Indie film festival. I reported earlier that there were few gay offerings but since then I've discovered "The Beginning," part of the collection of shorts called "Cults, Manholes and Slide Rail Riders."
While a great collection, "The Beginning" is definitely of GLBT interest. The nine minute film deals with two men who just had hot sex. And, like all of us, today we don't know if we're to stay or go home. The poignant film shows the uncomfortable moments after the deed is done and what we need to do after the afterglow has worn off. Check it out and other films at www.sfindie.com. This short collection screens Sunday at 2:46pm (!) and again on Tuesday at 7:15pm at the Roxie Theatre.