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Country music crossovers

Country music crossovers

Country music artists are regularly crossing genre boundaries, some even recording covers of Stephen Sondheim musical numbers. Here are four new outstanding audibly artistic diversions.

Going Out, May 25 - June 1, 2023

Going Out, May 25 - June 1, 2023

June 1 kicks off Pride Month, but we've got a lovely bouquet of rainbow-licious arts and nightlife events in the last week of May as well. Get going out.

SF drag 'Golden Girls' holiday shows to return

SF drag 'Golden Girls' holiday shows to return

  • DRAG
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 24, 2023

Since premiering in 2007 inside the parlor of a historic Victorian in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood, the drag stagings of beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls" have starred Heklina as the buttoned-up substitute teacher Dorothy Zbornak.

SF says goodbye to Heklina

SF says goodbye to Heklina

  • DRAG
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 24, 2023

Thousands descended on San Francisco's Castro neighborhood May 23 for what one speaker called "a fucking state funeral for drag royalty," as friends and fans alike said goodbye to Heklina.

Margaret Cho: SF native returns for Palace of Fine Arts show

Margaret Cho: SF native returns for Palace of Fine Arts show

It's been a few years since queer comedian, actor, and activist Margaret Cho has done a stand-up comedy tour. For 2023, Cho will embark on a multi-city comedy tour, "Live and Livid," including in San Francisco June 2.

Going Out, May 18-26, 2023

Going Out, May 18-26, 2023

The universe is expanding, and so are your options for delight in nightlife and arts events. Get going out.

Nightclub owner Drollinger is 1st San Francisco drag laureate

Nightclub owner Drollinger is 1st San Francisco drag laureate

  • DRAG
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 18, 2023

Oasis nightclub owner D'Arcy Drollinger will serve as San Francisco's inaugural drag laureate.

SF's Castro readies for Heklina memorial

SF's Castro readies for Heklina memorial

  • DRAG
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 17, 2023

San Francisco's Castro LGBTQ neighborhood is coming together to remember the groundbreaking drag queen Heklina at a celebration of life event Tuesday, May 23.

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy celebrates 18 Years at Martuni's

Katya Smirnoff-Skyy celebrates 18 Years at Martuni's

  • CABARET
  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • May 16, 2023

J. Conrad Frank's character Katya Smirnoff-Skyy was custom-made for a specific reason: to host cabaret and sing live. This week Katya celebrates 18 years hosting Katya Presents at Martuni's piano bar, a passion project that became an institution.

Project Nunway: The Sisters' sartorial celebration returns

Project Nunway: The Sisters' sartorial celebration returns

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 16, 2023

Holy haute couture! The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's popular Project Nunway fashion show fundraiser returns May 26, and this time, the eleventh edition will be held in a former church, St. Joseph's Art Society.

Spotlight on Pride at Lyon & Swan: four gay performers are featured now through June

Spotlight on Pride at Lyon & Swan: four gay performers are featured now through June

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 16, 2023

To celebrate Pride month, the queer-owned Lyon & Swan supper club has booked a remarkable slate of four local gay artists, all worthy of broad attention, to play the intimate room.

Fabulous & fractious: The Lavender Tube on drag queens, death cleans, and CNN's careen

Fabulous & fractious: The Lavender Tube on drag queens, death cleans, and CNN's careen

  • DRAG
  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 16, 2023

With the GOP passing anti-LGBTQ laws every week and taking a stronger stand against queer and trans people existing than against sedition, watching drag feels like a revolutionary act. So watch we shall!

Requiem for a Drag Queen

Requiem for a Drag Queen

  • DRAG
  • by Michael Yamashita | NewsIsOut.com
  • May 12, 2023

The New York Times obituary for Barry Humphries extolled the life and career of a beloved actor of stage, screen, and television. You could be forgiven if you didn't recognize his name, but surely not if you did not recognize his alter ego.

Going Out, May 11-19, 2023

Going Out, May 11-19, 2023

What would you like? A concert or a dance party? A classy art opening or a rousing musical? Get Going Out and engage.