Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tag: Fauxnique

Reviews: Gender under the microscope in ‘Queent’ and ‘Boys in Trouble’

DANCE What happens when drag gestures are codified as dance? What happens if drag struggles are brought to the dance arena? And how can drag be used to probe...

Arts Forecast: Son Jarocho Festival, J Dilla shots, and queer gamers unite!

ARTS FORECAST In the years that have passed since the 2006 death of Detroit producer, J. Dilla’s import has only come into sharper focus. Hailing from a family rife...

Arts Forecast: Behold, the mighty Litquake!

ARTS FORECAST It's Litquake time again (October 11-20), when the enormous literary festival takes over the city's venues—and, for Litcrawl on October 20, basically any available space on Valencia Street—filling...

A philosopher and a drag queen meet on a dance floor …

ONSTAGE "Why is Fauxnique making Judith Butler dance?" Trying to head off any audience confusion, Fauxnique (Monique Jenkinson) has posed the question herself. "Because we intend the conversation to be embodied,"...

Holes in our understanding

You may recognize dancer-performance artist-"faux queen" Fauxnique a.k.a. Monique Jenkinson from such gigs as winning the 2003 edition of Heklina’s landmark drag competition formerly known as the Trannyshack Pageant, or...

2016: Some very bright spots

Good lord, 2016 -- the year the music died, the year the Internet got too real, the year America got majorly oranged. When the Bay Area wasn't showing its...

In the Ghost Ship aftermath

The mood was tenderly festive last night at the long-awaited party for the reopening of RS94109, the Tenderloin record store and cafe. A slight cloud of shock and somberness...

Dropping the F bomb

ONSTAGE Relax, fellow San Franciscans -- all the freaks have not been chased to the East Bay yet. I could run down a list of examples of the still-thriving (though...
48 Hills Big Week: Litquake 2015

BIG WEEK: What to do Oct. 7-13, 2015

Litquake, Shocktoberfest, Sandcastle Contest, Decompression, Latin Legends, Ocean Beach Fest, Indigenous Powwow, Youngblood Brass Band, more essential events. By Marke B.  BIG WEEK The vast tsunami of words and acts that is...

BIG WEEK: Reggaefest, Night Light, National Ice Cream Day, MEX I AM, AC/DShe

Plus: Milk Gayla, Playwrights Festival, Cold Cave, Tenderloin Museum, Art of Rap fest, more: What to do this week, July 14-20, 2015 By Marke B.  Editor's Note: Hey y'all, welcome to...