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Rizo's holiday extravaganza

Rizo's holiday extravaganza

The fabulous Rizo will bring her unique style of performing to a holiday themed show on the stage of the Great Star Theater in Chinatown on December 10 and 11.

50 years in 50 weeks: The Gangway, 'still here' in 2005

50 years in 50 weeks: The Gangway, 'still here' in 2005

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 2, 2021

A classic neighborhood bar, The Gangway was a tiny yet cozy tavern noted for its exterior décor of a boat's bowsprit. Inside, colorful locals drank from the early hours.

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 3-10, 2021

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 3-10, 2021

Holiday events and ongoing arts and nightlife shows will warm your spirits like a hot toddy for the soul.

Holiday concerts of note

Holiday concerts of note

The holidays are here and ready to celebrate in person. Opportunities to attend concerts and seasonal music events are plentiful and most performance venues are back to full capacity.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2021

Fall becomes winter soon, but you can unfreeze your inhibitions by safely masking up where requested, and enjoy art, music, nightlife and more.

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

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

  • CABARET
  • 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.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 19-26, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 19-26, 2021

Beefcake, Banksy, bears and Buffy! As more theaters, museums and nightclubs expand their in-person events, you can enjoy more thought-provoking art, or escapist fun; your choice.

Lena Hall: Broadway's shining star returns to Feinstein's

Lena Hall: Broadway's shining star returns to Feinstein's

Departing from her guest-star turn as a chanteuse on the hit scifi TV show 'Snowpiercer,' SF-raised Lena Hall, also of 'Hedwig' and 'Kinky Boots' fame, returns to Feinstein's ballroom to perform her new cabaret concert.

Simply marvelous: Chris Conde, queer-conscious rapper

Simply marvelous: Chris Conde, queer-conscious rapper

Chris Conde, the Austin-based self-proclaimed "thicc, queer Mexican" rapper, unleashes a sophomore album, 'Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay.'

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

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

  • CABARET
  • 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

  • DRAG
  • 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.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 12-19, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 12-19, 2021

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 11, 2021

Get your tickets, queue up to the bar, sit down for a live show, or stroll through the latest art exhibit as this week's events unfurl.

Josie Cotton's more than Johnny's girl

Josie Cotton's more than Johnny's girl

In 1982, Josie Cotton released her debut album 'Convertible Music,' containing the campy new wave single "Johnny, Are You Queer?" She's done much more since then, but was happy to chat about the old days, befo0re her Nov. 13 SF concert at Great Northern.

'Forbidden Letters' - long unseen gay classic at Porn Film Festival

'Forbidden Letters' - long unseen gay classic at Porn Film Festival

A long unseen gay cinema classic will screen at the Brava Theater on November 12. Arthur J. Bressan Jr.'s 1979 'Forbidden Letters' is an X-rated mood piece whose lead actors don't just have sex on camera, they make love.