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Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022
Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

Out in the World: Cameroonian 'Drag Race' star hopes film inspires

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Jun 22, 2022

Cameroon-born performance artist and "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season #1 winner BeBe Zahara Benet believes in the power of drag.

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.

Sisters' Easter party a hit

Sisters' Easter party a hit

  • by BAR staff
  • Apr 20, 2022

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence brought their Easter party back to Mission Dolores Park Sunday, April 17, for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic and the crowd was thrilled.

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

The Sisters' Easter @ Mission Dolores Park

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 18, 2022

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's annual Easter celebrations returned to Mission Dolores Park on April 17 with a huge crowd of attendees enjoying the bright sunny day, performances, the Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary and bonnet contests.

San Francisco unveils street sign for drag nun

San Francisco unveils street sign for drag nun

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 16, 2022

Signage is now up in San Francisco for the first street named after a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

Pop-up Brunch @ Beaux

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Apr 10, 2022

Bobby Friday's Pop Up Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Beaux is a hoot, as shown in Steven Underhill's photos from the April 9 event.

Drunk Drag Red Carpet Party @ Oasis

Drunk Drag Red Carpet Party @ Oasis

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 29, 2022

While the internet calms down from its frenzy of the monstrous and wonderful moments at the Academy Awards, on March 27, locally, the Drunk Drag Red Carpet Party at Oasis managed to be classier, or at least violence-free (excepting a few fashion crimes).

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

  • 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

  • Mar 21, 2022

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

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

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

  • 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!"

Imperial SF royalty crowned

Imperial SF royalty crowned

  • by BAR staff
  • Mar 2, 2022

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

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

Imperial Coronation celebrations: voting and parties fill the royal roster

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 15, 2022

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'

  • 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.

Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

Making a pointe: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to Zellerbach Hall

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 25, 2022

Dancer Joshua Thake's life journey has brought him from rural Massachusetts to some of the world's most revered stages as a member of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the celebrated all-male drag ballet troupe.