So Much Kitschy Fun to Be Had with Charles Phoenix on December 14th


Charles Phoenix and a recent holiday project: the light-up Jello Christmas tree. Photo from Facebook.

Local drag superstar Peaches Christ has teamed up with Charles Phoenix, the Ambassador of Americana himself, to bring you a very special holiday fest on Sunday December 14th. The evening is a celebration of all sorts of holiday kitsch, with a retro holiday slideshow and live comedy from Mr. Phoenix. He’ll also be sharing some outrageous selections from his test kitchen and some of his best flea market finds, all of them with an eye toward the hilarious and iconic style of Americana from the 1950s and ’60s.

This celebration of all things schlocky and American is happening at the ~EMPRESS OF CHINA~, itself a bit of an over-the-top icon from 1966. This marks the last event at the Empress, which is closing at the end of this year, and it should be a fitting tribute. Drinks will be available for purchase, and of course your finest retro holiday wear is highly encouraged.

There are two shows, one at 6pm and another at 9pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, though advance tickets for the 6pm show are sold out. 838 Grant St. at Clay, 415-434-1345.