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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.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 5 - 12, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 5 - 12, 2021

There may be a chill in the air, but arts and nightlife events continue to warm our spirits.

Drag in their family

Drag in their family

  • DRAG
  • 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.

Wakefield Poole  (February 24, 1936 — October 27, 2021) Remembering a visionary

Wakefield Poole (February 24, 1936 — October 27, 2021) Remembering a visionary

Although he worked as a dancer, choreographer, and shop owner, Wakefield Poole is best known for his groundbreaking feature-length gay erotic films, particularly 'Boys in the Sand.'

50 years in 50 weeks: batting 2000 & love for Liza

50 years in 50 weeks: batting 2000 & love for Liza

We'll leave the coverage of the contentious 2000 presidential election to our news editor and mention a sporty gay film, a snarky gay sports column, and leave it to Liza to give 2000 a bit of class.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 29—Nov. 5, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 29—Nov. 5, 2021

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 28, 2021

Whether you've carved a pumpkin, donned a costume, or merely picked up a colorful leaf, you're into autumn, and thematic Halloween-ish nightlife and arts events are as well.

Out at Outside Lands

Out at Outside Lands

Outside Lands is back. And it's outer than ever. Here's just a partial rundown of this year's queer Outside Lands highlights across a full gamut of musical genres, from R&B to rock to electronica.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 21-28, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 21-28, 2021

Theater, music, dance, films, drag, comedy and more await you all over the Bay Area, plus a few pre-Halloween fun scares.

Party with the bears at Bearrison Street Fair

Party with the bears at Bearrison Street Fair

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 19, 2021

Dubbed A Fair For Every Bear, the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair will commence Oct. 23. Bearrison promises to be a fun afternoon not only for bears, but for their friends, admirers and loved ones. Big Dipper headlines the fair.

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

  • DRAG
  • 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.