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A kiki with Herb: Kenny Mellman on breaking up and reuniting with Justin Vivian Bond

A kiki with Herb: Kenny Mellman on breaking up and reuniting with Justin Vivian Bond

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 29, 2022

"In retrospect, it had to be a violent end," says Kenny Mellman, recalling the demise of "Kiki and Herb" back in 2007, not long after the locally-formed twosome's last San Francisco performance. They've now reunited for a holiday-themed tour.

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

'Aunt Jack' - Big laughs with unexpected complexity

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 4, 2022

'Aunt Jack"' is full of surprises. Playwright Nora Brigid Monahan's enjoyably overstuffed comic family drama, now in its premiere West Coast production at New Conservatory Theatre Center, has several genuinely unexpected narrative twists.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' @ SF Arts Commission Gallery

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Oct 1, 2022

The September 30 opening reception for 'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery was a who's who of local nightlife and arts notables.

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

Besties nightlife: back and better than ever

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 28, 2022

This year the Besties are even more of a celebration than usual, because this year, after our (ahem) unexpected pause, our nightspots gave us the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and to celebrate a community reborn.

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

'Juanita: 30 Years of MORE!' - art exhibit celebrates the drag icon

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 25, 2022

A new art exhibition will feature a curated selection of photographs, posters, more than forty commissioned works of art, and dresses that offer a rare glimpse inside the glorious and fabulous life of Juanita MORE!

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

'Kinky Boots'- Ray of Light's kicky production

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 13, 2022

Cyndi Lauper's infectious score and the cast's all-in performances made the original production —and now the Ray of Light iteration — of 'Kinky Boots' well worth seeing.

GAPA Runway 2022 @ Herbst Theatre

GAPA Runway 2022 @ Herbst Theatre

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 16, 2022

Glamour and gallantry filled the Herbst Theatre on August 13 at the GLBTQ Asian Pacific Alliance's "Runway 2022: Harmonic Convergence," featuring numerous contestant/performers and hosts Jezebel Patel and Sir Whitney Queers.

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

King me: Drag King Contest returns to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 9, 2022

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

'Drag Becomes Her' returns to the Castro Theatre

'Drag Becomes Her' returns to the Castro Theatre

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 4, 2022

It's back. Peaches Christ's hilarious parody of the comedy film "Death Becomes Her" returns to the Castro Theatre August 27. Peaches will be joined by drag stars Jinxx Monsoon and Bendelacreme in a live parody of the hit film.

Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 30, 2022

Keep on going out, or staying in, but either way, outstanding theater, music, films and podcasts deserve your attention.

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.