By: Miko Thomas
San Francisco — For the past year, the Native American drag troupe known as the BAGz (Brush Arbor Gurlz) have been entertaining audiences in San Francisco at the Powerhouse. Their latest rousing installment, Queens In Heat, was an eclectic mix of comedy, drama, burlesque, dance, raunchiness and nastiness. Landa Lakes, the matron and founder of the group, said that although the Powerhouse seems like an unlikely place to have a drag show. The stage is a pool table with slates protecting the surface. The Powerhouse has proven to be a great venue and the crowds are very receptive.
Past shows helped to raise money for the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAIT-S), the hosts of the 17th Annual International Two-Spirit Gathering in July. This latest show’s proceeds are going towards the rent fund for BAAIT-S, whose offices are located at the San Francisco LGBT Center on 1800 Market Street. For more information about www.baaits.org.