Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Distracted performance aficionados who find sitting past the first act agonizing should scope out Viva Variety, a company that has performed gay and gay-friendly cabaret since 1999, making it San Francisco's longest-running variety show. An array of dancers, storytellers, musicians, crooners, and comedians makes up the repertoire, ensuring there's ne'er a dull moment. Tonight's event features, among others, Project Pimento, a space-age lounge band with a twist of retro funk, and Miss Coco Peru, a brash Bronx-accented monologist/drag diva. But the evening's not all winks and titters: All proceeds support local nonprofits, in this case Thrive SF, which offers assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. Think of it as camp for a cause. See the spectacle at 8 at ODC Theatre, 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), S.F. Admission is $12-20; call 863-9834 or visit www.vivavariety.org.
Calendar submissions can be mailed or delivered to 185 Berry, Suite 3800, San Francisco, CA 94107; faxed to 777-1839; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your event. Earlier is, as always, better than later. We make every effort to include all appropriate events in our online listings, available at www.sfweekly.com.