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Going Commando: Juba Kalamka on his new music project

Going Commando: Juba Kalamka on his new music project

Juba Kalamka, who's remained active in a vast array of musical outfits, as well as appearing in movies, while remaining active politically and socially, has formed a new band, Commando, with Lynnee Breedlove, Honey Mahogany and other talents.

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

When Big Freedia comes to town, we bow down for the Queen of Bounce. The New Orleans singer, TV star, cook and author performed at Mezzanine in April 2017, and writer Cornelius Washington shared a fun Q&A.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 25 — March 4, 2022

Roll up for a mystery tour of concerts, dance, readings, drag shows and dance parties. Who is that under that mask?

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

"Take off your shirt!" If you're up for some fun fundraising, this year's Bare Chest Calendar, which raises funds for local charities, is looking for new contestants.

50 years in 50 weeks: Shirley f-in' Manson in 2016

50 years in 50 weeks: Shirley f-in' Manson in 2016

While probably not the most historic article of 2016, for this writer, it was a red-letter day to interview Shirley Manson, lead singer for the band Garbage.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Our rainy season may be over, but arts and nightlife events continue to reign.

Q-Music: After Marianne and Melissa

Q-Music: After Marianne and Melissa

Check out new music from veterans Marianne Faithfull and Melissa Etheridge, and new groups Gypsum, Zvrra and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

Residents of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties will soon have the opportunity to vote for a new Empress and Emperor of San Francisco. Several festive events, including the Coronation, are scheduled for the next two weeks.

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Piechota
  • Feb 15, 2022

Monique Jenkinson's memoir, a dazzlingly unfettered exposé of life as a soulful performer, begins, of course, with style, fashion, and budding star quality.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb. 11-18, 2022

Stuff of all kinds —dance, theater, music, visual art— is all around the Bay Area this week. Here are our favorites, or at least those whose press releases were legible.

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

  • NIGHTLIFE
  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 8, 2022

She's black, beautiful and brilliant. Stand-up comic Karinda Dobbins, a regular on the comedy circuit for years, has released 'Black & Blue,' a new album of her recent acts.

Q-Music: Bowie and beyond

Q-Music: Bowie and beyond

'Toy' is the perfect, playful name for what is labeled as "the new (albeit posthumously re-released) album from David Bowie." Also worth a listen, new albums from Bryce Bowyn, Davis Mallory, Lotic and Brion Starr.

50 years in 50 weeks: Ronnie Spector ruled in 2014

50 years in 50 weeks: Ronnie Spector ruled in 2014

Andre Torrez weaves insightful perspectives in his July 3, 2014 interview with the late music legend Ronnie Spector. The Ronettes singer performed at Burger Boogaloo, Oakland's fun outdoor music concert that summer.