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SF Drag Queen History Night: “Low Life in High Heels” | Noe Valley

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members

St. Philip’s Church | 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA

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SF History Night | Pacific Heights

The San Francisco History Association hosts monthly talks which explore our city’s enchanting history in depth.

Each month, a local history expert hosts a themed talk usually accompanied by a slide show with light refreshments.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
SF History Night | Pacific Heights

Female impersonation and drag has changed throughout the course of not only San Francisco’s history, but throughout the world. What role has drag played in San Francisco’s history? In the 1860s the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a law criminalizing the wearing in public of “a dress not belonging to his or her sex.”

Historian, tour guide, and performer Rick Shelton will discuss (in drag) how drag shaped the history of San Francisco from the Gold Rush to today, taking you from such colorful venues as the Black Cat Café to Finocchio’s. Shelton will present a lively, visually stimulating, and informative romp through the city’s colorful drag history. Rick Shelton’s alter ego, Countess Lola Montez, leads walking tours of the city’s wilder side.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
Categories: History, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 725 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA