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Broke- Asses of the Week: Los Osos Amorosos (Performing TONIGHT ONLY)

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Fluorescent furs: Baruch Porras- Hernández, (me llamo) Sebastián, and Kevin Seaman


Ah, tender is tonight….

No, a Fitzgerald drama is not on the roster at the Oasis this evening, although boozy spirals, some good old-fashioned Jennifer Jones-style scenery chewing, and some guy named Dick Diver could hardly seem completely out of place in that particular venue.

Instead, SoMa shall be treated to the softer side of the ursine set as Lilith Bear presents, for one night only, Osos Amorosos (Tender Bears). A gentle fantasia of gay bear, genderqueer and Latino identity themes, the show is headlined by SF artists Baruch Porras- HernándezKevin Seaman, and featuring Chilean singer-songwriter, (me llamo) Sebastián, in the final performance of his three week North American Gira Tierna- Homeless Tour.

Complimenting the evening’s program of sound, sight and song, will be other citywide sensitives, including, queer singer/songwriter Derek Schmidt, trans spoken word artist Kay Nilsson, 2015 Drag King Mason Dixon Jars, drag queens Tamale Ringwald and Sue Veneer, filmmaker Aron Kantor (Dirtyglitter), and DJ Cholula Caliente.

We decided to get to reach out to the tender hearts behind this teddy bear picnic and now present to thee our Broke-Asses of the Week! Yaaaay! –S.T.



(me llamo) Sebastián,

Baruch Porras- Hernández,

and Kevin Seaman


MLS: 28

BPH: 34

KLS: 32



MLS: Cute Songwriter

BPH: Writer and Performer

KLS: Artist, curator, drag queen, paper pusher


What neighborhood do you live in?

MLS: I don’t really have a house. So, I don’t have a neighborhood neither 🙁 I’m traveling for a lot of days and my roomies kicked me out when I left Chile.

BPH: Lower Haight.

KLS: Mission; my man and I managed to find a place 7 years ago and now can NEVER MOVE AGAIN.


Best Money Saving tips?

MLS: Taking soap and toilet paper from the school’s bathrooms.

BPH: Making coffee at home in the mornings.

KLS: Working from home saves you both money AND time


What do you refuse to spend money on?

MLS: A selfie stick…

BPH: Sunglasses



Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?

MLS: A piano.

BPH: A sleep apnea machine

KLS: A wedding


How’d that feel?

MLS: I felt like batman.

BPH: Horrible.

KLS: SUPER STRESSED and then ridiculously happy.


Favorite cheap eats?

MLS: 1 dollar pizza slice.

BPH: Yamo

KLS: El Gallo Giro taco truck’s al pastor is uh-mazing. Also, love We Be Sushi and getting a sandwich from Charlie at Lone Star Saloon during Friday happy hour!


Favorite dive bar?

MLS: Don’t really know. Anywhere with cute guys.

BPH: Bar on Mission and 23.

KLS: Lone Star, cuz sandwiches.


Best deal you’ve ever gotten?

MLS: A fuck in exchange of singing a song (I played the song)

BPH: Becoming a U.S. Citizen.

KLS: Kinda lucked out on my hubby; we met when I was 20 and the time has flown.



Favorite free thing to do?

MLS: Meeting you, mister interviewer. You sound so interested in me <3

BPH: Complain

KLS: Lip-syncing Ariana Grande while going really fast on my bike. Also, The News at SOMArts every first Tuesday and SEXITUDE dance class with the incomparable D’Arcy Drollinger.


If you woke up a millionaire what’s the first thing you’d buy?

MLS: Your heart.

BPH: My parents a mansion each.

KLS: Real estate in SF – wait, how many millions do I have?


Despite not having money do you love your life?

MLS: A lot.

BPH: Yes, very much.

KLS: I’m rich in wigs and cats, life is perfect.

Osos Amorosos (Tender Bears)

Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:30 p.m. door; 10:00 p.m. show

298 11th Street (Folsom)
[South of Market]

$15 (door & online)



Group photo courtesy of Kevin Seaman.

Production stills by Jon Jacobsen, courtesy of (me llamo Senastián)



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Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.