Celebrating the Cockettes
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
Join a Cockettes recreation Saturday, Sept. 24.