Hot on the heels of a new album and tour, comedienne and social provocateur Sandra Bernhard returns to San Francisco for a performance at this year’s PG&E-sponsored VIP Pride Party at the Bentley Reserve on June 23rd. Here, a quick Q&A:
7x7: What’s your best memory of past Pride celebrations?
SB: I’d have to say that it’s a collective memory really, of where we’ve been and how far we’ve come.
Given San Francisco’s international reputation for rainbow flags, it’s somewhat shocking to realize the Out Loud Comedy Festival is the first and only LGBT comedy festival in recorded history. That said, I didn’t fact check ALL of recorded history (it's entirely possible there was a wildly popular version on the heels of the Gold Rush, complete with grizzled miners in petticoats), so take this blanket statement with a small grain of pink Himalayan salt.
Get your party pants on, because DAWN 2010 is throwing one helluva celebration in honor of the Jewish holiday Shavuot. On May 15th you can lounge with libations in-hand, and party with the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences. Have a few laughs with Sandra Bernhard, chill with Gary Shteyngart, and Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), and dance those party pants right off at a live performance from Fool's Gold.