As the weather continues to heat up in San Francisco, so do the options of fun things to do.
Marga Gomez, San Francisco's favorite lesbian comedian, will bring her one woman show to the Marsh starting Friday. "Lovebirds" will be around through March 15 and its tale of incurable romantics chasing their hearts desire might be a big ticket for Valentine's Day so best to book your tickets right now.
With her ability to play a wide variety of characters, it's no wonder Gomez has numerous accolades for her work in San Francisco and across the country. This, her 10th solo play, will likely bring similar acclaim.
"G.B.F." was one of the most fun shows at last year's Frameline Film Festival. It was quite an alternative to a lot of the heavy dramas and it's welcome release now certainly will counter-program all of the big Oscar nominees that have become the primary focus of moviegoers. . "G.B.F." means gay best friend and every straight girl should have one. Think "Clueless" and "Legally Blonde," add some fun gay characters and the use of social media including Grindr and you have one fun night at the movies.
Opening weekend at the Metreon will be even more thrilling with director Darren Stein on hand for a Q&A moderated by Peaches Christ Friday and Lady Bear Saturday. Keep on the Facebook page to see what times Stein and crew will be on hand: https://www.facebook.com/events/706035046107563/
No one does it better live than Jason Brock who will make his Society Cabaret debut this Friday. His one night show, with guest star Kim Nalley (who has wowed San Francisco's cabaret scene with her Billie Holiday recreation) will likely bring down the house as the two perform songs from the Great American Songbook in a show called "All That Jazz."
Stick around the Society Cabaret on Saturday as well as Barry Lloyd brings back his award winning show to San Francisco after he's taken it on the road with acclaim across the country.
His homecoming will certainly be a welcome return to his fans as he brings some new material as well as those sultry eyes and irresistible dimples.
You also couldn't ask for a better venue as Society Cabaret seems to fast becoming the in place to see an excellent cabaret act and enjoy wonderful cocktails and food (with no bar minimum). Get tickets and more on Brock and Lloyd's shows at www.societycabaret.com. For both shows, doors open at 7pm and show is at 8pm.
"Shxx & Champagne" returns this Friday and Saturday. D'Arcy Drollinger has created what is being considered a dragplotation show in the vein of "Foxy Brown." Bringing the show to life with Drollinger is Matthew Martin. The two are among San Francisco's brightest talents, so this show will certainly not disappoint. Get tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/catfights-and-shoulderpads-productions-56834...
"The Speakeasy" is more than a show - it's an event. Still finding its groove, it's billed as a night in a speakeasy in which there is vaudevillian style acts, gambling, drinking - all after you get in with a special password and are told inside the secret downtown venue. Check it out at www.thespeakeasysf.com.