heklina

7:30pm

Thu December 18, 2014
out In The Bay ~ 12-18-14

Trannyshack Transforms Into Mother

Oasis, 1982

Drag impresario Heklina, of "Trannyshack" fame, has revitalized what used to be the hot corner of the gay male club scene in the '70s and '80s.  It was called Oasis and came complete with swimming pool, showers, and towels back then.  She's keeping that name and opening the new space on New Year's Eve.  Her new drag show, "Mother," opens on January 17th.  Heklina talks with Marilyn Pittman Thursday, December 25th at 7pm Pacific on kalw.org and 91.7fm.   

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11:23am

Wed July 16, 2014
Arts & Culture

Music @ Menlo ~ South Pacific ~ Sex and the City: LIVE!

(l to r) Heklina as Carrie Bradshaw, Lady Bear as Miranda Hobbes, Alaska as Charlotte York, and D'Arcy Drollinger as Samantha Jones in Sex And The City: LIVE!
Kent Taylor

This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance will be talking to pianist Gloria Chien about chamber music festival Music@Menlo, which starts this weekend and runs through August 9;  Bay Area actress and director Milissa Carey discusses a new production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific at Foothill Music Theatre in Los Altos, opening July 24; San Francisco drag queen Heklina shares details about Sex and the City: LIVE!, Featuring San Francisco’s Finest Drag Performers, which starts on July 24 at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh brings us up to date on cultural events on the Peninsula. Open Air, broadcast live on Thursday July 17, at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

2:19pm

Wed June 4, 2014
Out In The Bay 6/5/2014

Tranny: Now The T-Word

Heklina of Trannyshack
Credit Nick Ice

  

Did you know you're not supposed to say 'tranny' any more when referring to transexuals or transvestites?  Bowing to pressure from transexual activists, the internationally known drag event, 

  "Trannyshack," has had to change its name to "T-Shack."  San Francisco promoter Heklina talks with host and producer Marilyn Pittman about why and what it means for her brand, her club, and her politics. Thursday at 7pm Pacific Time, kalw.org and 91.7fm, San Francisco. 

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7:00pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

A class for dancers with big dreams, and leg warmers

David Boyer

On Sunday mornings in the Castro neighborhood, there’s a place where rhythm reigns. Dancers pull out their leg warmers, spandex and fluorescent headbands for Sunday Skool—and with the right accessories and a lot of attitude, dreams of being a backup dancer for a day come true. 

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5:00pm

Thu February 7, 2013
Out in the Bay - 2/7 at 7pm

Meet the man behind drag producer extraordinaire Heklina

If behind every great man is a great woman, then behind every great drag queen is a fierce and fabulous man! On this week's Out in the Bay, meet Stefan Grygelko, who's known on stage as Heklina. Heklina is co-creator of San Francisco cult-hit live-on-stage drag versions of The Golden Girls, Sex & The City and other classic TV sitcoms and the creator, producer and hostess of alternative drag show Trannyshack, now in its 17th year.  

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