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Max von Essen - Back in town, back in time

Max von Essen - Back in town, back in time

Broadway musical theatre star Max von Essen returns to San Francisco to showcase his solo work in a Bay Area Cabaret concert at the Venetian Room this Sunday afternoon.

Nightlife Events  March 5-12, 2020

Nightlife Events March 5-12, 2020

Big shows, rock concerts, hot dance floors, fun trivia and games mid-week; here's your nightlifery, in abundance.

SF drag artist to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

SF drag artist to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 26, 2020

San Francisco-based drag artist Rock M. Sakura will be competing on Season 12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" beginning this Friday.

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

The national outreach program makes an update, and the venerable 15 Association celebrates four decades.

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

In addition to Imperial Council events around the Bay Area through the weekend, Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Feb. 22 at the Park Central Hotel, concluded with the crowning of new Empress Mimi Osa and Emperor William Bulkley.

Nightlife Events  Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

Nightlife Events Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

Leap into a new month's worth of nightlife fun. Then vote for your favorites places, people, businesses and nightlife stuff in our annual Besties Readers Survey!

Leather Events, February 27 — March 15, 2020

Leather Events, February 27 — March 15, 2020

From dance nights to workshops, fetish play nights to rubber contests, there's always a lot going on in the San Francisco Bay Area for leather and other kinksters.

Shining Stars: Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

Shining Stars: Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Saturday February 22 at the Park Central Hotel, brought out a festive array of fabulous Royal queens in gowns, daring drag, and some amusing jungle-themed couture.

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

"I remember the first time I marched with a contingent. It was pure magic, stepping off the curb and planting my foot onto Market Street." Philanthropist and event creator Juanita MORE! shares her history of popular Pride party-fundraisers.

John Cameron Mitchell - Sharing new works, post-Hedwig

John Cameron Mitchell - Sharing new works, post-Hedwig

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 19, 2020

Since Hedwig and the Angry Inch debuted as an edgy Off-Broadway musical in 1998, John Cameron Mitchell has steadily worked on other projects, including a new podcast musical, Anthem: Homonculus, one of two projects he'll attend in the Bay Area.

Big Glass Half-full - LGBT life in the Fillmore of the 1950s and '60s

Big Glass Half-full - LGBT life in the Fillmore of the 1950s and '60s

  • BARCHIVE
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Feb 19, 2020

"We used to go to jazz clubs after 2am and drink liquor out of coffee cups. Relations between blacks and whites were excellent. They were glad to have us out in the Fillmore. We were treated like queens, and I don't mean in that sense!"

Bar Crawl @ SoMa bars

Bar Crawl @ SoMa bars

  • BARS
  • by Steven Underhill
  • Feb 19, 2020

Members of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District and bar patrons enjoyed a South of Market bar crawl on February 6. The entourage visited the Powerhouse, the Hole in the Wall Saloon, the Stud, and the SF Eagle.

Jenn Colella - From Broadway to stand-up & cabaret

Jenn Colella - From Broadway to stand-up & cabaret

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 19, 2020

Jenn Colella is best known for her portrayal of Beverley Bass, the first female captain at American Airlines, in the Tony-winning musical Come From Away, about travelers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11.

Nightlife Events  Feb. 20-27, 2020

Nightlife Events Feb. 20-27, 2020

Lists checked, dates made, crawl pubs, meet ups, cruise pups; whatever, have fun. Then vote for your favorites places, people, businesses and nightlife stuff in our annual Besties Readers Survey!