Roma and BeBe Show and Tell – at Kimo’s

Tenderloin Tessie - providing holiday meals for the homeless

Tenderloin Tessie - providing holiday meals for the homeless

I will follow with more, but Rick, our friend Raven and I were at Kimo’s on Polk Street last night for the premiere of “Show and Tell” hosted by Sister Roma and BeBe Sweetbriar.  It’s going to be a monthly benefit; last night the recipient was Tenderloin Tessie.  Self-described as a drag “The View” meets Trannyshack and the Today Show, it is a talk show format with local entertainers, community leaders and more.

Last night we were treated to performances followed by interviews with some of the cast of the local drag Golden Girls – being Heklina, Cookie Dough and Pollo del Mar – as well as comic Ali Mafi, Aaron Baldwin from the board of Tenderloin Tessie, and Ben Leon and Scott Tanner from Raging Stallion.

Sister Roma, Aaron Baldwin, BeBe Sweetbriar

Sister Roma, BeBe Sweetbriar interview Aaron Baldwin

The venue is Kimo’s, a venerable gay-owned club on Polk in the former Polk Gulch and now being co-opted into more upscale surroundings.  The upstairs “Penthouse” has a stage where local bands play live music and which now provides a monthly stage for Roma and BeBe to develop their show.

Damien Rios, Scott Tanner and Ethan Wolfe (hidden by BeBe) in the butt contest

Heklina getting ready to judge - Damien Rios, Scott Tanner and Ethan Wolfe (hidden by BeBe) - in the "best butt" contest

***Forget to mention – Bevan Dufty breezed in towards the end for the best butt contest. He may have had a few tipples on the way.

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