Hump day is a hodge podge of events...but well worth it.
"Sex and the City's" drag version still lives on at Rebel every Wednesday night with shows at 7pm and 9pm.
Heklina is still resting on the reviews of the show's original creator Darren Star coming by and saying he likes it better than the TV version.
Heklina and crew change out the episodes every three months and are presently performing two of my favorites.
First we have "The Real Me." Title doesn't mean much but it's the one in which Carrie becomes fashion roadkill when she stumbles on the runaway modeling some very tiny underwear. God, where will Heklina tuck her candy in this skimpy undergarment? But maybe she won't have a problem and is only sporting the fun size - sorry - gotta take a joke when I can.
The second episode is truly the ultimate classic - "Easy Come, Easy Go." Title not so good but this is the one with the funky tasting spunk. I am sure the super talented D'Arcy Drollinger will make Kim Cattrell proud when she does her monologue about all that is involved in performing oral. I can just hear her say, "Honey, they don't call it a job for nothing."
Tickets and more information can be found at www.trannyshack.com.
Perhaps you might want to go to the late show and go to Wesla Whitfield in concert before hand. Sure there are five more Wesla shows this week - but they are having a special last minute sale - just $20.
To get the special offer to get discounted tickets tonight or Thursday, you must call 415-300-7063.
This is her debut performance at the new, exciting Society Cabaret - the perfect partner to hear San Francisco's finest jazz cabaret performer.
Check out www.societycabaret.com for upcoming shows.
Also continuing this week is the SF Fringe Festival, experimental and alternative theatre for $12.99 per show or less. You can't beat that.
I've written about some of the potential wonderful shows (see below) but more shows keep piquing my interest.
One that seems interesting starting Friday is "The Women of Tu-Na House," which won Best Solo Show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and it has Nancy Eng playing eight disparate and distinct characters during a wild visit to an Asian massage parlor. It's likely semi-tame as you can't give a happy ending to yourself. Or, you can, it just has a different name.
And for true counter programming and on both Saturdays of the festival, you can enjoy the "Popcorn Anti-Theater," which is a bus trip that involves coarse language, nudity, improv, clowns and mature content. This is the perfect theatre piece for not only a show lover but a tourist as you can to see both the performance and the city from the bus driving around.
For complete schedules and programs, go to www.sffringe.com.