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The Monster Show @ The Edge

The Monster Show @ The Edge

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Jul 11, 2018

The Monster Show, The Edge bar's weekly drag show, scintillates and scandalizes with campy big numbers on a tiny stage. Last week's 'Bruno Mars vs. Marina & the Diamonds' theme featured an 'illegal alien' number by host Intensive Claire.

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.

Fabulous 50

Fabulous 50

  • by Events Editor
  • Jun 20, 2018

Nicole Murray-Ramirez, aka Empress Nicole the Great (center), celebrates with other Imperial Court royals, and the film's producers and director, after the Castro Theatre premiere of 50 Years of Fabulous, at Twin Peaks Tavern.

Rainbow stage: Talent abounds at LGBT Pride events

Rainbow stage: Talent abounds at LGBT Pride events

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 20, 2018

This year's LGBT Pride celebration in Civic Center, held June 23 and 24, is more than just a gathering. Dozens of performers and DJs will bring music to the main stage and multiple themed DJ areas.

Giving Back During Pride Month

Giving Back During Pride Month

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • May 30, 2018

Juanita MORE! highlights June events that benefit us all, and provide a lot of fun.

Laverne, surely

Laverne, surely

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • May 23, 2018

When Laverne Cummings died in a pedestrian accident in Las Vegas on March 22, 2018, we lost more than an astounding artist, vocalist and female impersonator. We lost a connection to a world that is quickly fading from view.

Drag queen competes for SF Carnaval title

Drag queen competes for SF Carnaval title

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 18, 2018

A Peruvian drag queen who works for the city's health department is among those competing to be crowned the first Drag Majesty titleholder for Carnaval San Francisco 2018.

Trog delight: Joan Crawford's monstrous cinematic swan song at Oasis

Trog delight: Joan Crawford's monstrous cinematic swan song at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 18, 2018

Widely considered to be the worst film in legendary movie star Joan Crawford's filmography, Trog returns to the stage as Trog Live at Oasis in what promises to be both a campy spoof and a reverential homage to the cult classic.

Dapper Drag Kings :: Dandy Takes the Oasis Stage

Dapper Drag Kings :: Dandy Takes the Oasis Stage

  • by David Elijah-Nahmod
  • Apr 1, 2018

"A drag king is an antidote to drag queens," says drag king extraordinaire Leigh Crow, who spent 12 years as an Elvis Presley impersonator named Elvis Herselvis. "It's expressing masculinity in a satirical way."

He loves the nightlife! Gooch's photo exhibit

He loves the nightlife! Gooch's photo exhibit

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 28, 2018

Renowned local photographer Gooch, who prefers to be called by a single name, unveiled his latest photos in a new show at Ravot Gallery in the Richmond District.

Curtain Calls for Queer Space?

Curtain Calls for Queer Space?

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • Mar 4, 2018

Polk Gulch was the place to be. It was the place where the community first celebrated its holiest of high holidays, Halloween, and where parades, marches, and protests took place.

Over the Coals :: Drag Icon Heklina Gets Roasted

Over the Coals :: Drag Icon Heklina Gets Roasted

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 15, 2018

Heklina should be given awards for so many accomplishments. But true to playfully bitchy drag form, instead of a toast she'll get a roast at the Castro Theatre on February 17.

BARchive :: Michael Greer - Honorary San Franciscan

BARchive :: Michael Greer - Honorary San Franciscan

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jan 21, 2018

There is a special kind of performer who is somewhat well known by the world at large, but held a special place in the heart of San Franciscans. The actor, comic and writer Michael Greer was one of these performers.

For Drag Comic Lady Bunny, the Personal is Political.

For Drag Comic Lady Bunny, the Personal is Political.

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 13, 2017

The drag superstar is about to debut "Trans Jester," her new one-queen show at Verdi Club on April 13 and 14, which has won raves with the New York City premiere edition.