One consequence of drag becoming almost mainstream is that the different subcategories of drag are better able to differentiate themselves. If you want sassy event hostessing, unimpeachable realness, or septuagenarian dance moves, you can have your pick of places. But if you want a ridiculous evening of well-curated performances — on an exceptionally tiny stage — check out The Edge on Thursday nights. The Monster Show, the Castro's longest-running drag show, has maintained its standards of absurdist excellence even after the passing of co-founder Cookie Dough in 2015. Hosted in turns by Sue Casa, Sugah Betes, and LOL McFiercen, it's where you'll find Rihanna battling it out with Beyoncé, and Taylor versus Miley, along with tributes to Prince (and possibly Lisa Frank). Don't forget a fat roll of singles to tip your queens, because these ladies don't mumble through their lip-synchs, and some of them bite back. Cookie would be proud.
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