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Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

  • DRAG
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 22, 2022

Cameroon-born drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet made herstory as the first winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and continues to break ground with a live show and a new documentary, both viewable in San Francisco next week.

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

Queens got animated at the March 20 Disney Villains drag show at the Powerhouse. Menorah Manischevitz hosted, and DJ Jimmy Strano kept the beats going. photos by Steven Underhill

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

Stars in the House, the hit YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, announced that they will host a 10-hour March 26 telethon to raise money for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

REAF & Project Open Hand

REAF & Project Open Hand

  • FUNDRAISER
  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 18, 2022

At a March 16 gathering hosted by philanthropist John Neumeyer, Ken Henderson and Joe Seiler of the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to Paul Petrequin of Project Open Hand, and $5,000 to Ute Releford of UR Blessings.

Out in the Bay: Queens read celebrity autobiographies this Sunday in SF

Out in the Bay: Queens read celebrity autobiographies this Sunday in SF

  • DRAG
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 18, 2022

Out in the Bay — Queer Radio is back from a brief hiatus, and on this week's edition: "Literary readings with really, big, gigantic martinis!"

Going Out, Homing's In March 18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In March 18-25, 2022

As benefit concerts and events around the Bay Area raise funds to aid people overseas, you can help yourself by enjoying music, theater, nightlife and more.

Janis Ian: lighting the way in music

Janis Ian: lighting the way in music

In an expansive Q&A, prolific singer-songwriter Janis Ian discusses her new —and possibly last— album, 'The Light at the End of the Line,' in advance of her March 20 concert at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage.

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Music mixes from the halcyon days of 1970s and '80s Fire Island and New York City nightclubs have been rediscovered in a series of remastered cassette mixes found in boxes at a Fire Island house. The Pine Walk Collection is now listenable on MixCloud.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 11-18, 2022

Arts and nightlife events march into our schedule with energy and anticipation. Museums, galleries, theater, music and more await your attendance. Note the several music concerts and arts events with proceeds benefiting Ukraine refugees.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

As we reach the end of our 50 short tributes to the Bay Area Reporter's five decades, let's take a moment to talk about sex, particularly the B.A.R.'s coverage of it, in abundance.

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

In describing Grammy-winning recording artist and activist Melissa Etheridge as a 'Lesbian Rock Goddess,' it's a title she likes. "That's perfect!" she replies with modesty. Etheridge will soon perform with her band at several Northern CA venues.

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, March 4-11, 2022

Count yourself lucky that you're in a relatively free country, at least free enough to attend arts and nightlife events like those listed here. Do what you can, donate to Ukraine relief efforts, then count your blessings at a theater, art gallery, or bar.

Imperial SF royalty crowned

Imperial SF royalty crowned

The Imperial Court of San Francisco has a new empress and emperor.

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

When Marga Gomez' 'Latin Standards' premiered at the Brava Theater Center in early 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.