Fall has finally arrived. The air holds a chill a bit longer despite the spattering of weakening sunshine. It's the perfect time to take stock of what's what in the Castro and plan a week end of good times to help stoke your fun furnace. Our weekly list of picks worth pursuing begins below.
This week end it's all about Friday! November 15th is packed to the rafters with special events.
The month is half way over and Thanksgiving lies just around the corner. Go get your tank of grateful filled early at the GLBT History Museum's latest exhibit opening reception at 7PM tonight. Vicki Marlane: I'm Your Lady is dedicated to the ground breaking SF transwoman and performer who witnessed the birth of the modern-day queer rights revolution and marched at the head of its parade toward freedom as a carny, gangster's moll girlfriend, entertainer, and long time trans rights activist until her death in 2011. This is the first major exhibit of her personal effects and a unique glimpse into the pioneers life and times.
At 7:30PM Books, Inc. alongside co-sponsor SF's own world-renowned A.C.T., hosts an unusual event - a reading and conversation with Glen Berger: discussing his book Song of Spiderman an intimate look at the ups and sometimes seemingly cursed way downs of the Broadway musical inspired by the Marvel comic and film franchise, Spiderman, by the man who was hand-picked to co-write the 25 million dollar production.
At 8PM the Castro Theatre hosts Ticket to Ride, the 64th film made by legendary live sports action doc director Warren Miller. The film showcases all there is to love about the winter sports of snowboarding and skiing. Mr. Millers films have thrilled audiences the world over with their 'take you there live' shots and accurate depictions and Ticket to Ride certainly won't disappoint.
Finally, our Friday night picks of great things to do ends with a hybrid celebrity roast, drag performance and birthday party down at Rebel starting at 9PM celebrating the 50th birthday of Cookie Dough. Cookie is a performer and promoter who throws the Castro's longest running drag event, Monster Show, at Edge Bar every week on Thursday. The party at Rebel will be hosted by her gal pal Heklina and features a who's who of SF entertainment legends bringing their well wishes and own special brand of fun to the stage in honor of all that is Cookie.
Topping that busy and adventure-filled Friday is going to be hard. Saturday, November 16th does have one major event in the works that might do it. Castro's new dance club and bar Beaux is stoked to present an evening with RuPaul's Drag Race winner and celebrity chef to both Hollywood A Listers and poor people alike (see video below) Sharon Needles at 9PM. Sharon will sashay and work tonight at Beaux as only she can using her unique and one of a kind vision of entertainment. Don't miss out on all the thrills. We suggest getting there early. This will be a shoulder to shoulder standing room only club event.
As always the neighborhood hosts a bevy of other scintillating and salacious goings on that take place each and every week end. Check out all the Biscuits listings and don't forget to submit your own upcoming events, parties, clubs, shows, openings, readings, meetings and benefits. Have a great time and we'll see you out there!