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Matthew Martin is Judy Garland: Local drag star returns to Oasis

Matthew Martin is Judy Garland: Local drag star returns to Oasis

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 25, 2024

Matthew Martin is well known, even beloved, for his portrayals of Hollywood's legendary leading ladies. On July 4, 5, and 6, Martin will return to Oasis, appearing as queer icon Judy Garland.

'Sylvester Sings' - Dark Entries Records releases private tracks of the disco icon

'Sylvester Sings' - Dark Entries Records releases private tracks of the disco icon

  • DRAG
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 25, 2024

Dark Entries Records has captured that moment in San Francisco queer music culture in an album, "Sylvester Sings," a shimmering series of intimate recordings and rehearsals with Sylvester and Peter Mintun exercising their stellar talents.

Fred Schneider: The B-52s member on music, Vegas, and the band's Mosswood Meltdown show

Fred Schneider: The B-52s member on music, Vegas, and the band's Mosswood Meltdown show

Fred Schneider talks about the B-52s' upcoming performance at the Mosswood Meltdown (July 6 & 7) in Oakland and his many other upcoming music projects.

SF leather district marks Pride with new signs, report

SF leather district marks Pride with new signs, report

The Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District is marking Pride Month with new placemaking signs in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood as the district finishes its cultural report.

Song and dance in Sonoma: Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off summer under the stars

Song and dance in Sonoma: Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off summer under the stars

The talent at Transcendence Theatre Company's concerts consists of dozens of singers and dancers who regularly appear on Broadway and West End stages but sweep into Sonoma County in several waves each summer.

Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 13-21, 2024 arts & nightlife events

The rainbow avalanche of arts and nightlife events continues, and you should dig in and enjoy the ride. Check out all the events in Going Out.

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 11, 2024

On June 22 Bay Area native Sean Patrick Murtagh returns to San Francisco to perform his critically acclaimed show "Beautiful Girls: A Tribute to Sondheim's Divas."

Remembering Gina LaDivina: Trailblazer, performer and local trans icon

Remembering Gina LaDivina: Trailblazer, performer and local trans icon

  • DRAG
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jun 9, 2024

When Gina LaDivina performed "Don't Rain on My Parade" at the opening of the Stud on April 20 I had little idea it would be the last time I would see her perform. The longtime drag artist died on June 4 after a brief illness.

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

From gay baseball games to favorite comics, deluxe drag and fascinating musical theater, we've got it all in Going Out.

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 5, 2024

In less than two minutes, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission unanimously approved a change of ownership for San Francisco Badlands in the Castro at its June 4 meeting.

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 4, 2024

Not exactly rainbowlicious, some prickly entertainments by sophisticated queer creators can be found amidst the shrapnel of June's glitter bomb; 'Company' at The Orpheum, a Sondheim celebration in Mountain View, and a returning comic at Martuni's.

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 3, 2024

Patrons in line at San Francisco Badlands in the Castro district may have seen a notice of application for change of ownership posted to the window, touting an upcoming hearing at the city's entertainment commission June 4.

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

Are you a bit theatrical? You're not the only one. There are so many new and fabulous shows that we're going to focus on those first, followed by literary events, music of all kinds, art exhibits and of course nightlife, all in Going Out.