SF Weekend: Holiday Gaiety, Burlesque Spectacular, Drag Queens On Ice, More

If you're seeking a seasonal celebration that fully embodies San Francisco values, Holiday Gaiety with Armistead Maupin and the San Francisco Symphony is right up your alley.

Author Armisted Maupin. | Photo: San Francisco Symphony

Featuring award-winning novelist Armistead Maupin, Broadway/TV star Cheyenne Jackson (Glee, American Horror Story) and co-emcee drag icon Peaches Christ, this variety show will feature appearances by local luminaries like The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Top Chef finalist Melissa King and singer-songwriter Diana Gameros.

Holiday Gaiety starts tomorrow night at 7:30pm at Davies Symphony Hall, and will be conducted by co-emcee Edwin Outwater. Tickets start at $15.


It doesn't matter whether you've been naughty or nice—everyone's entitled to enjoy their weekend.

If you're in the holiday spirit, good news: McLaren Lodge's 88th annual tree lighting ceremony is tonight. From there, it's a short walk to Winter Lights in Golden Gate Park, which also flicker into life this evening.

Also this evening, the monthly Castro Art Walk kicks off at 6pm, the same time as the Bernal Heights Holiday Stroll and Lower Polk's First Thursday.

On Friday, Hubba Hubba Revue's Holiday Spectacular burlesque performance will take you on a sexy sleigh ride, and Grinches can find sanctuary at the Anti-Santacon Wine Tasting Crawl on Saturday.

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