An encore performance after last year's sellout success, legendary Baltimore filmmaker John Waters returns to the Birchmere in his one-man show motivated by a genuine love for Christmas. In fact, the show explores the gay and sexual possibilities of the holiday. As he told Metro Weekly last December: "Is Santa erotic? That is a question with the bear movement. Is he a silver fox? Is he a bear? ... Suppose you are attracted to Santa -- does that make you a Santa hag? Can you have sex in a chimney? Are you a flue queen? There are all sorts of possibilities that I talk about." Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $45, but the show is almost sold out. Call 703-549-7500 or visit birchmere.com.
John Waters photographed for Metro Weekly by Todd Franson.