Itâs MY BIRTHDAY PARTY at the End-Up with fabulous hosts - Patrik Gallineaux, actor Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), and entertainer Cassandra Cass - who will be whisking you off to âXanadu.â Launch your New Yearâs Eve at âTranadu,â the Stoli VIP party at the legendary End-Up, 401 6th Street (at Harrison) on December 31st. Complimentary Stolichnaya cocktails 9-11 pm, hors dâoeuvres, and free admission from 9-10:30 pm with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore the unveiling of the magical new lounge and patio. Music by DJ Cuervo. âBar Nun Sister Dana will be celebrating her 25th birthday, as well. Happy Birthday, Dana!â [Editing: as if!]. Alternative pop princess Liz Primo and dancers bring a mini-concert at 11:30 pm, featuring her hit single âState of Amazingâ and preview of upcoming release âWind Me Up.â Champagne toast at midnight with giveaways, favors, fabulousness, and countdown with the stars. Stay past midnight and enjoy the End-Upâs 33 hour New Yearâs dance marathon, $5 Stoli cocktails, and hot sounds by David Harness, Taj, Hawthorne, Ben Seagren & Dean Samaras, and more. Send full names by 11:59 pm Thursday, December 29th. Be inside before 10:30 pm!
Did everybuddy have a holly, jolly, horny XXXmas this year?
I really enjoyed The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, celebrating their 32nd season, with âA Shameless Show of Holiday Shite,â an adaption of their annual and beloved âChristmas Crap-Arrayâ at Martuniâs. Highlights: âA Marshmallow Worldâ sung by Wendy Tobias, and illustrated with the Chubby Bunny Game: Players must each take one regular sized marshmallow in their mouths and clearly say, âChubby Bunny.â After three were stuffed into mouths, only one player remained â up until the fifth marshmallow, and I shouted, âSheâs gonna BLOW!â She was eliminated. Mary Cantrell sang as the Grinch bitching about âWhat Is Christmas?â Just a lotta lights and a lotta lies! âThe Christmas Songâ by Mel Torme about Jack Frost nipping at your balls âŠ er âŠ nose. âO Little Town of Hackensack,â because there arenât many Jersey carols: âSt. Nick hath gone, by now heâs on his way to Tenafly.â And similarly, âAtheists Donât Have No Songsâ sang Joan Goldman and Andrew Field: âChristians have their hymns and pages; Hava Nagilaâs for the Jews; Baptists have the Rock of Ages; Atheists just sing the blues.â And while weâre at it, what do Jews do on Xmas? âChinese Food on Christmasâ as sung by Howard Miller: âI eat Chinese food on Christmas; go to the movie theater, too; âcause there just ainât much else to do on Christmas - when youâre a Jew.â Then the audience sang along a nasty version of âDeck the Hallâ with the charming chorus: âMuck a luck, go fuck a duck!â And who doesnât warm to âThe Restroom Door Said âGentlemenââ when some creep switched the signs to the can, resulting in ladies giving the poor intruding guy âtwo black eyes and one high heel up my behind.â We concluded with âWalkinâ âRound in Womenâs Underwearâ where âLater on, if you wanna, we can dress like Madonna.â
Something new has come to one of The Castroâs favorite neighborhood bars, The Edge, âMusical Mondays,â and âSuperstar Mondayâ is every second Monday (Stoli cocktail specials). Jason Brock sang âThe Lady Is a Trampâ among other classics, and LaToya London (from The Color Purple) sang, among others, the number she impressed TVâs American Idol judges with, âAll By Myself.â Totally gorge!
GLAAD threw a fabulous party at club Vessel, âRejoice,â celebrating a year of accomplishment for queers and our allies with tunes spun by DJ Grind. Bottle service in the VIP section and cool Yule gift bags including little airplane bottles of gin and voddie! âStories of LGBT people and families are changing our culture - from marriage in New York to the repeal of âDonât Ask, Donât Tellâ - and each of us have played an important role in building support for this equality,â says Mike Thompson, acting GLAAD president.
Bay Times staff and friends had a grand holiday party hosted by publishers Betty L. Sullivan and Jennifer L. Viegas at the historic Bellevue Club (run by lesbians!) at Lake Merritt. We had a selection of hors dâoeuvres by Chef David Darwish and vino by Napa Cellars Wines. John Steiner played piano as we sang. Hire him at johnsteinermusic.com for piano, bass, and guitar gigs!
Project Nunway was a successful Sister fundraiser making over $2,000 for charities. Sister Dana was a runway model in her haute couture designed by Bruce Beaudette. My dress was a purple and pink cross Whiffleball gown over clear plastic and under gold.
I am thrilled to announce that a banner running on a New Hampshire antigay marriage website is using a photo from The Sistersâ Hunky Jesus contest during our Easter celebration. Pink nun far left is Sister Dana. Other way kewl pix as well. Check out this site, and thank the religious right: nhmarriage.org/sites/all/themes/bluemasters/images/slide-image-4.jpg.
Occupy Castro, celebrating the three-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, had good news: Terry Beswick of the Country Club said the sale of that building has fallen through, and the tenants in the apartment above the club are not in danger of eviction for now.
Our occupy action two weeks ago apparently helped dissuade the buyer from buying the building and evicting the tenants. Victory!
At the annual Christmas Eve Dinner for People with AIDS in Herbst Green Room, Sister Dana transformed into Elfis the XXXmas Elf, helping Santa give gifts and posing for pictures with the jolly fat man. Then it was off to the SF Gay Menâs Chorus at the Castro Theatre for their annual âHome for the Holidaysâ show. Then to Sister Selma Soulâs abode for a Burning Man/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence/ Friends, and Freeeks holiday celebration, including the evil, fun game of Yankee Swap, where you can steal gifts from others.
So, I actually do have a New Yearâs resolution that I am certain not to break: I resolve to stop making resolutions! Happy Queer Year, everybuddy!