Cel­e­brat­ing the Cock­ettes

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - DATEBOOK -

In the early 1970s, San Fran­cisco per­for­mance group the Cock­ettes changed the face of the­ater and drag with their leg­endary shows at the Pagoda Palace the­ater in North Beach that dripped LSD­soaked deca­dence and sex­ual anar­chy.

Fifty years later, the cul­ture has caught up to the group as views on gen­der and sex­u­al­ity have be­come more fluid and the worlds of art, fash­ion and the­ater have em­braced a cer­tain irony and ir­rev­er­ence in the wake of the Cock­ettes’ in­flu­ence.

Join San Fran­cisco Chronicle arts and cul­ture colum­nist Tony Bravo for a panel dis­cus­sion with Cock­ettes Fayette Hauser, Scrumbly Kold­ewyn, Rumi Miss­abu and Sweet Pam Tent that will ex­plore the group’s on­go­ing rel­e­vance in pop cul­ture, their most out­ra­geous mem­o­ries and news on their cur­rent projects. The on­line event will in­clude a Q&A seg­ment.

The Cock­ettes at 50: 6 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 24. Free. https://tick­ets.sfchron­i­cle.com/e/the-cock­ettes

Clay Gerdes 1972

Join a Cock­ettes re­cre­ation Satur­day, Sept. 24.

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