Halloween “10 Crazy Queens” Party | Castro
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Spark Arts | 4229 18th St, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Come join the gallery on the eve of Halloween for an amazing party celebrating SF queer history in the historic Castro district. There will be dancing, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, artwork by the talented Alan Beckstead, and (of course), queens.
The artwork that will adorn the gallery walls for this event has an important history. In the 1990’s there was a group called the “10 Crazy Queens” who performed drag to attend the Muscle System Ball. It was a significant event in that it was to raise money for HIV services and organizations. It was THE gym before there were the dozens that proliferated 10 years later. The owners had the idea of a drag event ball charging for attendance – and you were required to drag.
As the years went by, the troupe documented in Beckstead’s paintings tried to outdo past performances time and time again. More than two decades later, some remain in the Bay, some have moved out of town, and sadly, some have passed away. But whenever they do get together, inevitably the Muscle Ball comes up. A cherished memory.
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Categories: Art & Museums, Halloween, LGBTQ+