What better way to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas than with two blood-curdling chillers – The Birds and The Shining – playing this weekend at the Castro? Elsewhere, Paul McCartney: The Love We Make, which follows the onetime Beatle around New York in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, arrives Friday at the Roxie Theater.
1. The Birds
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Dec. 16
Hot and bothered? Head to the Castro next Thursday, Sept. 22, for the sixth annual IXFF Indie Erotic Film Festival, hosted by Peaches Christ and Dr. Carol Queen, and featuring the most titillating shorts from around the globe. The festivities will be preceded by a "pre-party" party at the Barbary Coast, with live music, bawdy burlesque, door prizes and (of course) cocktails. Until then:
Where: Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Ctr., 415-352-0835
Let's Go Crazy: Peaches Christ's "Purple Rain" Party at the Castro Theatre with Apollonia. Win Tickets!
When I first saw Prince's magnum opus Purple Rain, I immediately spun my hair into tight, cascading curls, wore only ruffled lace and paisley suits, and rode around on custom-made purple motorcycle. (In my dreams, of course!) Nearly 30 years after it hit theaters, still not a soul can touch the the Purple One's autobiographical film and the killer soundtrack that goes along with it. Thankfully, Peaches Christ is keeping the love alive with her Purple Rain extravaganza this Friday, July 1st at the Castro Theatre.
June means many things in San Francisco—winter, asparagus-overload, summer street festivals—but most of all it means Pride. Leading up to 2011's Pride Weekend (June 25–26), we asked some of San Francisco's most beloved drag ambassadors to write on the question: "What does Pride mean to you?" We've published an essay from Heklina, host of Trannyshack and one from Cookie Dough, host of The Monster Show. This week, the scribe is Peaches Christ, the mind behind the cult film All About Evil and creator of the legendary Midnight Mass series. We'll be publishing one essay a week until Pride weekend.
In San Francisco, Pride season takes up the entire month of June and has become a gigantic, sometimes overwhelming event. It’s impossible to take it all in so I choose to enjoy my favorite parts of it year after year. There’s something for everyone for sure, and I think whether you’re trans, lesbian, bi, gay, or even straight, everyone can find a way to enjoy and celebrate Pride Season in San Francisco.
Frameline 33, San Francisco's International LGBT Film Festival, is in full swing, giving Bay Area moviegoers a wealth of terrific options for their entertainment dollar from now until June 28's closing-night bash at the Terra Gallery. Here's a list of seven official selections to check out this week.