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Kristian Hoffman's loud and queer as Mumps music's re-released

Kristian Hoffman's loud and queer as Mumps music's re-released

In addition to his own music, Kristian Hoffman, a co-founding member of Mumps with Lance Loud, discusses the release of 'Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You've Got Mumps,' a collection of 23 songs.

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.

Get down on the farm with Veronica Klaus

Get down on the farm with Veronica Klaus

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 24, 2021

Former Bay Area chanteuse Veronica Klaus is much missed in the Bay Area. The singer will perform an in-person and live-streaming jazz concert from her rural farm house in Sharon Springs, NY on May 30.

Vocal Varieties: LGBTetc musicians share special songs

Vocal Varieties: LGBTetc musicians share special songs

It's not yet June, but multiple musicians have shared new songs with an audible rainbow of sounds and styles to add to your late spring pre-Pride month playlist. So get gaily groovin'.

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

Mask on or off? Vaccinated? Not? I feel like a Sneech; star upon yars? Either way, with events increasingly opening for in-person arts, nightlife and community, get out or stay in, but find your fun.

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

  • DRAG
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 20, 2021

Leigh Pankonin, best known as Phatima Rude, aka Sister Phatima la Dyke Van Dick/Sister Hateful Sow of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., died May 18 while sleeping in their Portland, Oregon apartment.

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

The B.A.R.'s June 23, 1977 illustrated cover, an ad for The Balcony bar, took a macho cartoonish focus with art by Chuck Arnett, who was known more famously for his mural on the wall of the Tool Box bar.

Excitable boy: singer/songwriter Jordy

Excitable boy: singer/songwriter Jordy

Jordy, the latest in the long tradition of mono-monikered performers in the music world, gets up close and personal with listeners on his viral TikTok hit single "Long Distance."

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

As more venues open up, you have more opportunities to enjoy art, music, nightlife and other events.

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — photos by Steven Underhill

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — photos by Steven Underhill

  • DRAG
  • by Steven Underhill
  • May 11, 2021

Drag fans enjoyed fun shows at Hayward's Southland Mall May 7-9, as 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars and their hunky backup dancers put on a series of shows for fans in cars and at up-close outdoor VIP tables.

Feinstein's returns: popular nightclub to reopen May 20

Feinstein's returns: popular nightclub to reopen May 20

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 8, 2021

Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco's premiere nightclub, will once again bring Broadway stars and Bay Area acts to its stage. Performances are set to resume on May 20 with an all-star lineup.

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

Museums and nightlife venues are opening, cautiously, so we've changed the title of our expanding ever-shifting events in arts, nightlife and community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.