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Holigay events: choral, cabaret, comedy and more for December fun

Holigay events: choral, cabaret, comedy and more for December fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 22, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and now that the Bay Area has reopened, there's plenty to do in December. Here are several ways you can celebrate and have a joyous holiday.

Randy Rainbow: gay satire king, er, queen, at the Masonic

Randy Rainbow: gay satire king, er, queen, at the Masonic

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 16, 2021

Shining brightly through the seemingly impenetrable recent dark storm clouds, Randy Rainbow burst forth with colorful parody songs and videos that provided endless sources of laughs. He'll perform in SF Nov. 20.

Good morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

Good morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 16, 2021

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, will perform November 23-28 at San Jose's Center For the Performing Arts. RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West heads the cast as Edna Turnblad.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2002's stages

50 years in 50 weeks: 2002's stages

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 11, 2021

In October 2002, New Conservatory Theatre Center premiered Mart Crowley's 'The Men From the Boys,' the sequel to his historic 1968 plays, 'The Boys in the Band.'

Arts Briefs: Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Vibes, & more

Arts Briefs: Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Vibes, & more

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 2, 2021

Here's an update on several LGBT arts events taking place in-person and online, including a short film about a political drag queen, a hair salon's fun events, and a new performer showcase produced by the SF LGBT Center.

Drag in their family

Drag in their family

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 2, 2021

Terry Guest, the Chicago-based playwright of At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, shares the inspiration for his play; also, Brava Theater Center hosts the Theyfriend Nonbinary Performance Festival.

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 19, 2021

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

Lizard Boy lives: Justin Huertas' queer music drama at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Lizard Boy lives: Justin Huertas' queer music drama at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 12, 2021

Justin Huertas wrote the lyrics, composed the music and is one third of the cast in 'Lizard Boy,' his cheeky-but-sincere superhero sci-fi musical that cracks wise about everything from Grindr to Yoda.

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

Home and away: AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2021

After five years as Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, choreographer Marc Brew closes his tenure with a new disability-inclusive dance about finding home; all before he'll soon be moving to his own new home in the UK with his partner.

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Oct. 8-15, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 6, 2021

New art exhibits, big-time musicals, dragtastic club shows, and sonorous classical concerts await you all over the Bay Area.

Air supply: 'Dear San Francisco' revives Club Fugazi

Air supply: 'Dear San Francisco' revives Club Fugazi

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 5, 2021

'Dear San Francisco: A High Flying Love Story' officially opens a residential run at Club Fugazi on October 12, but previews audiences are already raving. Creator Gypsy Snider talks about the new acrobatic show.

Newly Minted Halloween horror

Newly Minted Halloween horror

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 28, 2021

Beginning September 23 until October 31 the San Francisco Mint will play host to 'The Immortal Reckoning,' a live, fully immersive haunted adventure that combines live theater with haunted mazes and special effects.

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 28, 2021

The entire Oasis nightclub becomes a stage when a new and innovative production of the 'The Rocky Horror Show' opens on October 7, with D'Arcy Drollinger as the 'sweet transvestite' mad scientist Frank N. Furter.

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

Circus Bella: big top fun in Bay Area parks

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.