Castro District News

BAY AREA LEGEND CARLOS SANTANA AT CASTRO THEATRE

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Reading that the Castro Theatre has booked a big-name celebrity act to appear on its historical stage is no big surprise. The venue has hosted many amazing stars over the years--heck, Seth Rogan was in the house just a couple weeks ago!

But when the holiday season rolls around and you need a good show to attend, the Castro Theatre is the place to be and there is absolutely

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HOLIDAY TOY DRIVES TO CHECK OUT IN AND AROUND THE CASTRO

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For as chaotic as the holiday season has become, it is still a time to give back to those less fortunate, especially young children.

Toy drives are a year-around affair--and how awesome is that?!--but they are still widely recognized as a holiday-themed happening. Naturally, most toy drives pop up around Christmas and Chanukah, when the most

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THE BEST HOLIDAY DRAG PERFORMANCES IN AND AROUND THE CASTRO

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Tis the season for sparkling lights and stocking stuffers!! And no, we aren't talking about squeezing yourself into a pair of light-up tights with their own battery pack. It's time for Christmas drag shows, kiddos!

Some of our favorite drag shows are popping up in the month of December--some are new, others have become staples on our holiday

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TRANSGENDER REMEMBRANCE MARKS 15 YEARS OF AWARENESS

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San Francisco City Hall was lit up in blue, pink and white on Thursday. It was a symbol that the greater Bay Area was at the kick off of another weekend’s long series of events to venerate Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Bay Area Reporter announced last week the dates and times of several events in Oakland, San Mateo and San Francisco. But what those

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CASTRO FAVORITE BECK’S NEARING FINAL STAGES OF RENOVATION

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Believe us, the Castro Street sidewalk isn't the only thing in the neighborhood that has felt the effects of on-going construction.

Beck's Motor Lodge, one of the Castro's mainstays for out-of-towners has been undergoing renovations for what seems like forever. But according to the boutique-style motel's Facebook page, Beck's should be nearing the end of

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COMFORT & CLASSY CUISINE COLLIDE AT CASTRO’S FRANCES

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When pondering what top components go into making a Castro eatery a neighborhood mainstay.

A homey feel is definitely a trademark--matching the Castro's love affair with small businesses and big time chefs that seem more like your friend cooking for you in their own kitchen. So is an ever-evolving menu, because while the food-obsessed love their "usual" dishes

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