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7 Questions with Funny Woman Margaret Cho

San Francisco's first lady of comedy Margaret Cho brings her comedy circus to The Warfield this weekend. See her on Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 15 at 7 and 10 p.m.
The funny gal took some time out to answer a few questions for
1. What is your state of mind today?
MC: Happy.

2. What is San Francisco to you and what do you love most about life in the Bay Area?

Oscar's Big Fundraising Night

photography by Rick Camargo


San Francisco's glitterati came out for Oscar night at the 28th Academy of Friends Gala at Fort Mason.
As ever the event was a storming success with cocktails and nibbles and guests clothed in cocktail dresses and black tie attire to make for an all-around fun and festive eve.

The Oscar show played out on big screens around Fort Mason.

’80s star Taylor Dayne brought the house down with an explosive 30 minute set.

Rocket Dog Rescue Benefit at Slim's

Slim's on 11th Street in SF was the host venue on Saturday night for an evening of comedy, music, silly dog tricks and more for Rocket Dog Rescue. 

Marga Gomez
Johnny Steele Caroline Lund

Rocket Dog Rescue Benefit

Greetings chums,

I want to invite you to a once-in-a-lifetime event this Friday night to benefit a wonderful woman who lost her worldly goods, her home and three foster dogs in an horrific fire just before Christmas.

Pali Boucher dedicated her life in recent years to finding homes for rescue dogs. Many friends of mine have adopted some of Pali's four-legged friends and experience the never-ending joy a dog can give.

Tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. at Slims on 11th Street, I will be the master of ceremonies for a benefit for Pali so that she may get back on her feet and find a new home. This will be a fun, groovy night out. Please come and enjoy some comedy and music and help support a woman who has given many dogs a home and now needs a home herself.

Be an Extra in the Harvey Milk Movie

Mention Harvey Milk and many people beyond the boundaries of San Francisco respond with “who”?

That’s about to change because a movie is being made about the late, openly gay San Francisco supervisor and soon much of the world will know about this great man.

Harvey Milk was America’s first openly gay politician, and his life was cut tragically short when another Supervisor, Dan White, gunned him down at SF City Hall along with Mayor Moscone in 1978.

Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson Sings for Kids

Greetings friends,

Photos by Rick Camargo

She came, she sang. We wept, we blinked. Then she was gone.

San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House was the venue on Monday night for the Help Raise Healthy Children Gala. Oscar winning “Dreamgirl” and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson was the headliner.

Guys and Gals of Movember

photography by Rick Camargo


The month of November became “Movember”, and the moustache-sporting masses gathered at Ruby Skye for one fun-loving, mo-tastic evening.

Enjoy the pics!

The Halloween Report

photography by Rick Camargo

Greetings blog peepers,

Yes, I survived Halloween.

The place not to be last night was the Castro, where dressing as a cop or a news reporter was the costume of the night.

Last Days of Summer

Greetings chums,

So much fog, so many chilly days, but right now the payoff: sunshine—our little gift from the gods for our suffering. The fog has its charm of course but right now is my favorite time of year here in our sun-kissed 7x7 miles of heaven.

And as we continue to enjoy a sensational end to our Indian summer, here are a few of my fave things to do when the sun shines. I ask of you just one thing, do not eat lunch at your desk; instead, venture outside, go to a restaurant with a patio or get something to go and sit in the park.

Castro Street Fair

Everyone loves a party, and no neighborhood more than the Castro. This past Sunday, the masses gathered for the last big bash before Halloween. (If there even is a party this Halloween. We’ll see.)

The fair was the usual mix of gay guys and gals, drag queens and trannies, leather daddies and cubs, and a sprinkling of straights for good measure.
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