Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Day Before the Day

Gentle Friends....  on Saturday we did our usual running around in the morning, grocery shopping, a stop at the bagel shop for breakfast..... then on to the thrift shopping....  we were back home showered and changed for a Matinee Show down at the Castro Theatre.  Friends of ours took us to a show and out to dinner for my Birthday.

The show we went to see was a parody of that classic 60's psychological thriller..."Whatever Happened to baby Jane".....this show was called...."Whatever Happened to Bianca del Rio?"

...  Bianca del Rio played the Jane Hudson role and Peaches Christ played the Joan Crawford role....  all the roles in the stage parody were played by drag performers and it was a total hoot fest!!!


.....  here are some inside shots of this 1922 Spanish baroque movie palace.....



... I just happened to get a shot of the screen advertising the next movie parody, "Addams Family Values", coming November 21st, yes, I've already got our tickets!!
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... I got a shot of Bianca and Peaches during the performance... Peaches is holding a microphone because the one she was wearing went out.....

... here's most of the performers taking a bow at the end... from left to right  Heklina - played Mrs Bates, the next door neighbor, Mahlae Balenciaga played Elvira, Bianca del Rio as Baby Jane, Peaches Christ as Blanche, Lady Bear as Edwin Flagg, Martiny as Liza Bates and Rory Davis as the Father......  it was one of the most clever things I've ever seen and a totally fun afternoon!!! 

 After the play they screened the 1962 film, and we stayed for the first 1/4 or so then left for our dinner reservation......
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They had made reservations just down on Market Street so we walked over to BizouBistronomy, a really lovely upscale French inspired place.....



... now, you know if there's foie gras on a menu I'm, gonna have some and have some I did, here's a snap of my appetizer.....  I was so excited I hacked into the foie before taking a snap...

.....  they got an order of oysters .....


... and Tom got a lovely bowl of onion soup, they are kind of know around town for this soup.....

....  for the main courses  they shared an order of Filet de Fletan - seared halibut, cauliflower puree, baby carrot rainbow chard, parsley sauce.....

... Rico had the Steak et Frites....


..... and I had Poulpe et Noix de St Jacques...  which was seared octopus and scallion, lobster croquette, Jerusalem artichoke with squid ink sauce....
.....  it was all so very delicious!!!!  We were stuffed and so skipped on the desert.......
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That about wraps up Saturday, stay tuned for Sunday........  thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

6 comments:

Sandye said...

OMG, I remember that movie from my childhood! I bet it was a hoot to see Bianca del Rio! The funny thing is that the original stars could probably pass for drag queens today with all their over the top makeup.
It looks like you had a beautiful birthday - fun show, beautiful theatre, scrumptious dinner - all shared with friends.
I hope your year ahead is delightful.

Yekaterina Haussler said...

Happy birthday!
What rich experience - both cultural and gastronomical.

needlenurse said...

I love movie parodies! And I love your sense of adventure when it comes to food. I'm not sure I could try octopus 'anything'. But I come from small town mid America where the most unusual food choices are the new flavors of potato chips from Lays. LOL I do enjoy seeing what you are having though. Rico would just have had to share that plate of French fries with me! BTW, where's the cake?

Paula

Julie said...

What a wonderful birthday treat. Best wishes to you. X

Vicki said...

Sounds like a fun way to celebrate!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

You have a wonderful sense of adventure I so remember the movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane--scared the britches off of me

Do you have a lining of cast iron in your stomach? I admire your sense of adventure but not sure I could eat all the things you do