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Camp concert:  'Liberace and Liza Live' at Feinstein's

Camp concert: 'Liberace and Liza Live' at Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 5, 2018

On September 13, two show business legends will take to the stage of Feinstein's at the Nikko when Liberace And Liza Live! A Tribute comes to the club for what promises to be a gay night of entertainment.

Daniel Reichard: singer-actor talks Broadway and Burning Man

Daniel Reichard: singer-actor talks Broadway and Burning Man

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 29, 2018

In what's likely to be a classic, only-in-San Francisco juxtaposition, Reichard expects a passel of playa-goers to convene in the significantly more straight-laced climes of Feinstein's at the Nikko not long after the Burn.

Guy Branum: stand-up, TV writer and author on 'new gay comedy'

Guy Branum: stand-up, TV writer and author on 'new gay comedy'

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 8, 2018

Guy Branum is the zaftig Sontag of comedy. His brainy magpie's nest of a book, My Life As A Goddess: A Memoir Through Unpopular Culture, has just been released, and it presents a more prickly, philosophical and intellectual POV than we usually expect.

Kim Nalley: the acclaimed jazz vocalist's at Feinstein's

Kim Nalley: the acclaimed jazz vocalist's at Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 1, 2018

The free flow of lateral thinking, a sense of artistic freedom, the time to refine one's craft: these are among the elements that make for a fertile scene, says Kim Nalley, the acclaimed Bay Area jazz vocalist, who performs at Feinstein's August 2-12.

Matthew Martin's greatest hits:  Entertainer returns to Oasis

Matthew Martin's greatest hits: Entertainer returns to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 18, 2018

Popular drag artist Matthew Martin begins a three-night engagement at Oasis on July 26. Best known for his tongue-in-cheek homages to the classic leading ladies of Hollywood, Martin describes the new show as a mash-up of his greatest hits.

David Burnham: vocal stage star at Feinstein's

David Burnham: vocal stage star at Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 18, 2018

David Burnham, the star of several hit Broadway musicals, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a night of songs with a personal touch.

Veronica Klaus: the charming chanteuse returns to Martuni's

Veronica Klaus: the charming chanteuse returns to Martuni's

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 18, 2018

After more than a year starting renovations to convert an intimate Greek Revival church into a bed & breakfast in pastoral Sharon Springs, NY, celebrated cabaret singer Veronica Klaus returns to Martuni's for two nights of song with The Tammy Hall Trio.

Rockin' & 'raising: School of Rock cast, David Hernandez at REAF songfest

Rockin' & 'raising: School of Rock cast, David Hernandez at REAF songfest

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2018

Cast members from the hit musical School Of Rock, which is now performing at the Orpheum Theater, will take to the Brava Theater stage on Monday, July 16 for a night of singing, dancing and good old-fashioned rock and rolling.

Serving fluidi-tea: Levonia Jenkins at Oasis

Serving fluidi-tea: Levonia Jenkins at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 3, 2018

With song titles like "Crackpipe," a parody of the Amy Winehouse hit "Rehab," as well as a video titled "So C*nt", Levonia Jenkins is pretty outrageous. Jenkins, a self-described YouTube sensation, brings her stage act 'Gender Fluids' to Oasis on July 12.

Leslie Jordan 'Exposes' himself at Feinstein's

Leslie Jordan 'Exposes' himself at Feinstein's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 27, 2018

Openly gay Leslie Jordan, beloved as queenie closet case Beverly Leslie on NBC's Will and Grace, returns to Feinstein's at The Nikko for a two-night run of raucous, autobiographical comedy.

Gina Yashere: British comic's back at Freight & Salvage

Gina Yashere: British comic's back at Freight & Salvage

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 27, 2018

British comic Gina Yashere, who's sold out London theatres, been a Daily Show correspondent, and had a fourth Netflix special broadcast in March, returns to our shores to perform her new comedy show at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage on July 8.

Flore shows" iconic cafe becomes hot nightspot

Flore shows" iconic cafe becomes hot nightspot

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 20, 2018

Popular Castro eatery Flore, formerly known as Café Flore, has launched an evening entertainment series called Flore at Night, with an array of music, comedy and drag shows.

Martha Wash: the legendary singer's at Feinstein's

Martha Wash: the legendary singer's at Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 15, 2018

"I want to see the Donna Summer musical," says Martha Wash who performs in San Francisco for the first time in four years next weekend at Feinstein's at the Nikko.

Bare Necessities: Broadway Bares III celebs strip & sing for a cause

Bare Necessities: Broadway Bares III celebs strip & sing for a cause

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 6, 2018

When Deb Leamy blew into town on the winds of a bad breakup four years ago, she brought the seeds of a new San Francisco tradition: Broadway Bares SF. The third annual production will bring an evening of song, swivel & sweat to the DNA Lounge on June 17.