Update: We just asked Heklina if it's true. "Yes, honey!" she replied. "Sometime in spring or early summer [of '08]." So...there you have it.
Similar to the club night in question here, this is shocking. On Heklina's MySpace page, she tells us that she plans on shutting down Trannyshack -- San Francisco's longest-running (alternative-y) drag show, etcetera -- soon. Very soon. Heklina says, "I need to feel challenged and no longer feel I have the focus to continue doing a weekly drag night-club much longer." And although her appearances won't stop, the Tuesday night destination for many homos and tranny-chasers will.
Her missive is as follows. Ahem:
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be sending out an email with this subject line.
To say that Trannyshack has been a huge part of my life for the past twelve years would be a massive understatement-I have eaten, slept, and breathed Trannyshack all this time and devoted my entire life to it. I have had the most incredible experience being the promoter and MC of this extraordinary, legendary nightclub. Being the hostess of Trannyshack has given me the opportunity to work with some of the most incredible people , and has enabled me to travel and perform all over the world. I wouldn't change one second of it.
But now I feel like I must prepare to move on, and do other things. I need to feel challenged and no longer feel I have the focus to continue doing a weekly drag night-club much longer. Make no mistake about this; it takes an incredible amount of drive and determination to run a nightclub of Trannyshack's caliber weekly for this long, but now I am ready for a change.