Seattle-based drag performer/comedienne/performance artist Dina Martina, who's also well known to Provincetown and New York audiences, is making a rare appearance in S.F. this weekend. She's been called "the most original drag performer in America today" by Michael Musto, and "Absolutely high-f**king-larious!" by Dan Savage, and she's bringing her show Ample Wattage to Rebel this weekend for three nights only.
Unlike a lot of local queens, Dina does her own singing, often of self-penned parody songs, and she's famous for her holiday shows especially. She's a self-described "tragic singer" and "surreal raconteur," and the show promises to be a "blend of unequalled song, unnecessary dance, unattractive costumes and unbelievable video." Seattle's The Stranger recently reviewed her act thusly: "Her body moves like two pigs fighting their way out of a sleeping bag and her face looks like the collision of a Maybelline truck with a Shoney's buffet, but Dina redefines what it means to be a star."
Below, a couple of video samples to give you an idea, including her 2005 appearance at Wigstock in New York.
Get tickets here. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m., and on Sunday at 7 and 9 p.m., at Rebel (1760 Market Street).