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Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Apr 16, 2024

Cynthia Carr's biography "Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar" astonishing at every turn, deeply excavates the Darling archive in order to bring a pioneering trans woman into the spotlight of 1970s New York.

Rumi Missabu: original Cockettes member and performing artist, Nov. 14, 1947-April 2, 2024

Rumi Missabu: original Cockettes member and performing artist, Nov. 14, 1947-April 2, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 7, 2024

Rumi Missabu, one of the last original Cockettes, and a film, music and theater artist, died in his Oakland home on April 2. He was 76. Missabu performed in several of the shows, but later went on to many other artistic accomplishments.

AsiaSF's grand finale: popular nightclub/restaurant to close after 26 years

AsiaSF's grand finale: popular nightclub/restaurant to close after 26 years

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Mar 19, 2024

AsiaSF, the visionary transgender cabaret spot which has called 201 9th Street home for 26 years, is leaving its permanent location to continue as a pop-up performance troupe, with performances at 9th St. continuing through its last shows on April 23.

'Drag Me to the Movies' - Cinematic songs with the SF Gay Men's Chorus

'Drag Me to the Movies' - Cinematic songs with the SF Gay Men's Chorus

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 19, 2024

On March 28 the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will take to the stage of Davies Symphony Hall for an evening that will celebrate the magic of the movies with hit songs, and guest performer Lady Camden.

SF Imperial Court crowns royalty

SF Imperial Court crowns royalty

  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 27, 2024

The Imperial Council of San Francisco held its Coronation last weekend and there is a new empress and emperor.

Port Bar's closing party: Oakland nightclub will be missed

Port Bar's closing party: Oakland nightclub will be missed

  • by Stephen LeBlanc
  • Feb 26, 2024

After serving as a central gathering place for Oakland's diverse queer community for almost nine years, the Port Bar served its last drag brunch and poured its last cocktails on February 25.

Quintessentially, quixotically queer: Taylor Mac brings "Bark of Millions" to Berkeley

Quintessentially, quixotically queer: Taylor Mac brings "Bark of Millions" to Berkeley

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 13, 2024

Is Taylor Mac's "Bark of Millions," making its west coast debut in a Cal Performances presentation, a pop concert? A drag show? Rock opera? Political theater? It's sll of the above, and then some.

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

'Sqream,' Queens! Immersive horror parody coming to Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 13, 2024

Look out for Ghost Face! "Sqream: A '90s Musical Drag Parody," comes to Oasis on February 14. This will be an immersive show, meaning that the cast will be performing all over the club, mixing in with the audience.

Going Out, Jan. 18-26, 2024

Going Out, Jan. 18-26, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 17, 2024

Winter might be a hibernating season for some, but we've got arts and nightlife events that are guaranteed to wake you up, this week and every week in Going Out.

'9 to 5 Live!' classic film comes to the Oasis stage

'9 to 5 Live!' classic film comes to the Oasis stage

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 9, 2024

From January 11 to February 3 the classic 1980 film "9 to 5" will make its debut on the Oasis stage. In true Oasis fashion, "9 to 5 Live!" will offer a drag take on the film that originally starred Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton.

Reinventing queer Las Vegas: a gayborhood grows downtown

Reinventing queer Las Vegas: a gayborhood grows downtown

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Dec 26, 2023

While Kylie and a cowboy crooner offer gay fun at The Venetian, the growing downtown Las Vegas scene now includes smartly designed hotels, an art park, nightclubs, and even a large bookstore.

San Francisco citywide drag event organizers apologize to performers whose Israel protest led to an altercation

San Francisco citywide drag event organizers apologize to performers whose Israel protest led to an altercation

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Dec 13, 2023

Drag artists who helped organize pop-up performances around San Francisco as part of SF is a Drag earlier this month apologized December 13 for a lack of security after a performer was met with aggression after they protested in support of Palestinians.

Lady Bunny: drag star & political pundit returns with a spicy holiday show

Lady Bunny: drag star & political pundit returns with a spicy holiday show

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Dec 12, 2023

Fasten your weaves. Drag icon Lady Bunny is on her way to San Francisco to present her show "Lady Bunny: A Very Blue X-Mas" at Oasis on Christmas Eve Eve.

'The Golden Girls Live!' lives on: D'Arcy Drollinger and Coco Peru carry the torch

'The Golden Girls Live!' lives on: D'Arcy Drollinger and Coco Peru carry the torch

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 28, 2023

The ever-popular drag parody performances of Christmas episodes of "The Golden Girls" returns. D'Arcy Drollinger shared what it's like to become the character Rose, as did Miss Coco Peru, who replaces the late Heklina as Dorothy.