Shotgun Players (1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley) recently began BLAST, its new annual month-long series celebrating difference through a line up of boundary-bending performances by local and international theater artists. This week, the series will offer GIRL!, “a cabaret-style evening of theatrical drag and drag-fueled theater with some of San Francisco’s finest champions of both.” The well-known San Francisco drag queen Monique Jenkinson (aka Fauxnique) and character artist Evan Johnson (who performs as Martha T. Lipton) have brought together a diverse group of artists who will riff on drag traditions in order to offer unexpected performances. The lineup includes Gina La Divina, Trixxie Carr, Miss Rahni, Dulce De Leche, and Katya Smirnoff Skyy. Performances are at 8 p.m. on February 25 and 26. They will, indeed, surely be a blast.