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Queen + Adam Lambert at the Chase Center— rhapsodising over the 'Rhapsody' tour

Queen + Adam Lambert at the Chase Center— rhapsodising over the 'Rhapsody' tour

Themes of science fiction, steampunk and outer space projected onto multiple screens did not upstage the musical artistry of Queen + Adam Lambert at their Chase Center concert November 8.

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' — Shotgun Players pulls the wig down from the shelf

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' — Shotgun Players pulls the wig down from the shelf

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 7, 2023

As conceived by writer John Cameron Mitchell and composer/lyricist Stephen Trask back in 1997, "Hedwig"— now being presented by Berkeley's Shotgun Players — is intended to feel like a late night in a dive bar, not an evening at the theater.

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

'The Legend of Georgia McBride' — Matthew López' drag makeover comedy at Center Rep

  • DRAG
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Nov 7, 2023

Center Repertory Company is staging "The Legend of Georgia McBride" at Lesher Center for the Performing Arts in Walnut Creek as a direct response to the latest anti-drag and LGBTQ legislation sweeping the nation.

Rett Madison — queer singer/songwriter is 'One' of a kind

Rett Madison — queer singer/songwriter is 'One' of a kind

Every once in a while, a major-label debut album comes along to take you by surprise. Queer singer/songwriter Rett Madison's "One for Jackie" is one such album.

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

Going Out, Nov. 2-10, 2023

November in the Bay Area may not burst into colorful fall foliage, but arts and nightlife events continue to add color to our lives. Rake it all in with our Going Out listings.

The last roundup: Sundance Stompede's country dance weekend goes out with a bang

The last roundup: Sundance Stompede's country dance weekend goes out with a bang

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 31, 2023

Sundance Stompede, a popular country western dance celebration, returns to San Francisco from November 9-12. It's the Stompede's 27th year, and sadly, this year will be the last.

Becca Mancari on her new music and a new tour

Becca Mancari on her new music and a new tour

In advance of her Nov. 7 concert at Cafe Du Nord, singer-songwriter Becca Mancari discussed the making of her new album, and the many musicians who helped create and produce it.

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2023

Halloween's on Tuesday, but you know there'll be plenty of creepy costumed fun through this weekend. We also have plenty of arts and nightclub events that are a bit less scary, including our Besties winners and runners-up, this week in Going Out.

John Cameron Mitchell on playing 'Cassette Roulette' with Amber Martin

John Cameron Mitchell on playing 'Cassette Roulette' with Amber Martin

John Cameron Mitchell takes to the stage on November 4 at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall with multi-talented singer Amber Martin. The duo will play "Cassette Roulette," a fun night of prepared and audience-request songs performed with their band.

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

Drag queens & DJs & drinks, oh my! Besties nightlife venues & events for 2023

  • BARS
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 24, 2023

Yes, some bars have closed, but more nightclubs and bars have recently opened than in years past, despite the pandemic. This includes winners and runners-up, many in Oakland. Celebrate them all by going out.

Gogos & other great talents: Besties nightlife talents for 2023

Gogos & other great talents: Besties nightlife talents for 2023

  • DRAG
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Oct 24, 2023

From your favorite DJs to drag performers of all kinds, you, our readers, selected their favorite people in nightlife. Live bands, bartenders, gogo dancers and more talented folks get a nod for 2023.

'Restore Drag!' event paints a queer visibility message in the Mission as mural is restored

'Restore Drag!' event paints a queer visibility message in the Mission as mural is restored

  • DRAG
  • by J.L. Odom
  • Oct 20, 2023

At the corner of Valencia and 22nd streets, music emanated from a speaker set up outside of Aditi restaurant as a crowd watched San Francisco artist Juan Manuel Carmona and volunteers chip away at a dark brown coating of paint on a utility box.

Going Out, Oct. 19-27, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 19-27, 2023

From artists showcasing their works at the Shipyard Open Studios, to pre-Halloween weekend revelry, we're sharing a feast of arts and nightclub events in Going Out, this week and every week.

LGBTQ History Month: Queer couple seeks history of their Oakland home

LGBTQ History Month: Queer couple seeks history of their Oakland home

  • BARS
  • by Heather Cassell
  • Oct 18, 2023

Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth wish the walls could talk in their East Oakland home, which they discovered was once a working-class lesbian bar.