June in San Francisco: As our residents hoist rainbow flags aloft, tether ball gags to studded belts, and crack open new tubs of lube, numerous visual artists gear up to Express Themselves. These homosexual thinkers and feelers bring us their comedy, their song, and their metaphor, as ever, but with an extra dash of enthusiastic GAY! (and Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender). "City Solo" showcases four lesbian artists performing original material: Regard stand-up comedian Janine Brito as she speaks of her life during 1993 and 1994, comedienne Julia Jackson navigating the world of adoption, Thao P. Nguyen telling a vigorous coming-out story, and Martha Rynberg daring you to think beyond the vagina in Lady Parts. Nguyen and Rynberg have worked closely with celebrated Bay Area laff man W. Kamau Bell, Brito was the winner of the 2009 S.F. Womens Comedy Competition, and Jackson has worked with known hams Robin Williams and Dana Carvey. Whether you're proud youre gay or ashamed youre not, these giggles are yours to enjoy.
June 6-20, 7 p.m., 2010