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The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • May 24, 2022

The Cockettes were only around for a few years, beginning in 1969, but left a fabulous legacy in their wake. A new show at Oasis revives their drag fabulism, with some original troupe members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn.

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

  • by Laura Moreno
  • May 17, 2022

Lady Zen is one of the best singers you may never have heard of. With operatic training and a natural feel for jazz, country music and the fusion of all three, she has been called a "shockingly good" singer.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 12, 2022

Good luck finding a more comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive collection of arts, nightlife and community event listings. Although it hasn't been in print for a while, we've been listing events all through the pandemic, and you can come on out like Munchkins.

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 28, 2022

With his new album 'Broadway by Day,' singer-pianist Spencer Day tips his hat to the Great White Way. He'll also perform his new songs at Feinstein's at the Nikko April 8 and 9.

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

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

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

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.

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 17-24, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Dec. 17-24, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 15, 2021

Whether you prefer to cozy up at home for some streaming fun or brave the weather for theatrical or nightlife revelry, we have ample event choices in this week's Going Out, Homing's In.

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 3-10, 2021

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 3-10, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 2, 2021

Holiday events and ongoing arts and nightlife shows will warm your spirits like a hot toddy for the soul.

Holigay events: choral, cabaret, comedy and more for December fun

Holigay events: choral, cabaret, comedy and more for December fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 22, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and now that the Bay Area has reopened, there's plenty to do in December. Here are several ways you can celebrate and have a joyous holiday.

Randy Rainbow: gay satire king, er, queen, at the Masonic

Randy Rainbow: gay satire king, er, queen, at the Masonic

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 16, 2021

Shining brightly through the seemingly impenetrable recent dark storm clouds, Randy Rainbow burst forth with colorful parody songs and videos that provided endless sources of laughs. He'll perform in SF Nov. 20.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 12-19, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 12-19, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 11, 2021

Get your tickets, queue up to the bar, sit down for a live show, or stroll through the latest art exhibit as this week's events unfurl.

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

Oh, Rocky! Do the Time Warp again at Oasis' 'Rocky Horror Show'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 28, 2021

The entire Oasis nightclub becomes a stage when a new and innovative production of the 'The Rocky Horror Show' opens on October 7, with D'Arcy Drollinger as the 'sweet transvestite' mad scientist Frank N. Furter.

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 31, 2021

Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

Matthew does Joan does Sharon...and Glenn!

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 20, 2021

Oasis hosts Michael Phillis' new drag parody show, 'The Hand That Rocks the Crawford,' starring Matthew Martin as Joan Crawford in a mash-up of femme fatale '90s classic films.

Eva Noblezada: Broadway star brings 'Flower Power' to Feinstein's

Eva Noblezada: Broadway star brings 'Flower Power' to Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 20, 2021

Something new is in store for the genteel cabaret audiences that frequent Feinstein's at the Nikko. On July 28-31, two-time Tony nominee Eva Noblezada will premiere a brand new solo set at the club ... and she'll be pole dancing.