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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.

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 18, 2022

When Lady Camden sashayed into the spotlight for the first time on RuPaul's Drag Race in the Season 14 premiere, proudly proclaiming, "Hello, you sexy bitches!," drag aficionados got to meet one of Northern California's most uniquely talented queens.

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 18, 2022

On January 22 and 29 eight seasoned drag entertainers will compete in The High Princx Pageant, a drag spectacular in which one performer will take home the High Princx Crown.

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag through Bay Area history

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag through Bay Area history

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 5, 2022

Our January 13 B.A.R. Talks panel focuses on drag and its local history, with guests Heklina, Fudgie Frottage, Khmera Rouge, Mercedez Munro, Persia, and Sister Tilda Nextime.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 21, 2021

In the second week of August, 2008, a beloved drag show reached its zenith, as host Heklina hosted the last weekly Trannyshack night at The Stud before exporting it to DNA Lounge and other larger venues.

Good morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

Good morning, Baltimore: Drag Race's Nina West headlines 'Hairspray' in San Jose

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 16, 2021

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, will perform November 23-28 at San Jose's Center For the Performing Arts. RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West heads the cast as Edna Turnblad.

Drag in their family

Drag in their family

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 2, 2021

Terry Guest, the Chicago-based playwright of At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, shares the inspiration for his play; also, Brava Theater Center hosts the Theyfriend Nonbinary Performance Festival.

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 29—Nov. 5, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Oct. 29—Nov. 5, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 28, 2021

Whether you've carved a pumpkin, donned a costume, or merely picked up a colorful leaf, you're into autumn, and thematic Halloween-ish nightlife and arts events are as well.

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

Queen O'Ween at the Warfield

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 19, 2021

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

We're Here, we're queer: HBO drag docuseries returns

We're Here, we're queer: HBO drag docuseries returns

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 12, 2021

HBO's docuseries 'We're Here' returns for a second season with a moving batch of episodes which celebrate small town LGBTQ life as Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen descend on a variety of small towns across America.