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Juanita MORE! to run for Empress

Juanita MORE! to run for Empress

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 26, 2021

Local nightlife icon and community organizer Juanita MORE! this week announced her candidacy to run for Empress of The Imperial Council of San Francisco. If elected, MORE! would become the 56th Empress.

The Sisters' Easter celebration's online April 4

The Sisters' Easter celebration's online April 4

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 20, 2021

For the second time, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will host their very popular Easter party online. the event will still include the Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests, plus a basket full of drag fun.

Oasis 12-hour telethon surpasses $250,000 goal

Oasis 12-hour telethon surpasses $250,000 goal

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 7, 2021

In what will undoubtedly be recalled as the biggest drag fundraiser in local history, Oasis nightclub's 12-hour three-camera marathon telethon more than doubled the initial goal by raising more than $253,000 through the club's March 6 online event.

Oasis telethon to feature dozens of talents

Oasis telethon to feature dozens of talents

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 24, 2021

Despite a year of providing entertainment through the pandemic, the drag-focused nightclub Oasis still needs fan support to remain open. So owner D'Arcy Drollinger will host a 12-hour telethon with dozens of performers on March 6.

All hail the kings: drag show's Zoomin'

All hail the kings: drag show's Zoomin'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 16, 2021

Names like Mo B. Dick and Sexy Galexy will grace your computer screens when Drag King Legends takes to Zoom on Feb. 21 at 5pm. Kings with 25 years or more experience will be honored in a show that promises to be informative, exciting, and entertaining.

Daytime nightlife in the Castro

Daytime nightlife in the Castro

  • Feb 15, 2021

Castro nightlife is back, sort of, including brunch drag shows outside The Edge bar.

Larger than life: 'Dirtwoman' documentary recalls counterculture drag queen

Larger than life: 'Dirtwoman' documentary recalls counterculture drag queen

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 27, 2021

No one who's lived in Richmond, Virginia during the past fifty years will ever forget Dirtwoman. Donnie Corker was a colorful, counter-culture drag character in a town that is filled with counterculture eccentrics.

Peaches Christ & Bianca Del Rio's Castro parody show's online

Peaches Christ & Bianca Del Rio's Castro parody show's online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 9, 2020

While we can't enjoy live Castro Theatre productions by local drag star and director Peaches Christ, but we can step back in time with an online streaming video of the 2019 wacky drag parody of the camp classic film 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'

Broke-Ass Stuart's 40th Birthday Roast

Broke-Ass Stuart's 40th Birthday Roast

  • by SPONSORED CONTENT | Advertising Department
  • Dec 9, 2020

Broke-Ass Stuart is turning 40, so to celebrate his impending midlife crisis, the Bay Area's funniest icons like Peaches Christ, Sister Roma and Nato Green are going to be roasting him online on Wednesday, 12/16 at 7:30pm PST. A once in a lifetime event.

Holidays are a (fun) drag with BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon

Holidays are a (fun) drag with BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 8, 2020

Make the holidays a drag, in a good way, as BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon offer up 'The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special,' a one-hour musical extravaganza, now available online.

Glitter Worthy shop features drag swag

Glitter Worthy shop features drag swag

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 29, 2020

In the much-needed spirit of buying local, check out and fill your cart with Glitter Worthy's fun array of gifts created with local drag performers, illustrators and photographers, including new works by Gooch.

Blakk to the Future: The Agitprop of Joan Jett-Blakk's Queer Visibility

Blakk to the Future: The Agitprop of Joan Jett-Blakk's Queer Visibility

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 3, 2020

Queer Nation Chicago inspired Terence Alan Smith to become Joan Jett-Blakk and run a write-in campaign amid the reelection campaign of Richard M. Daley, and later, a write-in run for the presidency.

Castro cocktails

Castro cocktails

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 26, 2020

With parklets for many bars and restaurants, Castro businesses are gaining back patrons and fans. On October 25, Militia Scunt (photo by Rick Gerharter) performed on the sidewalk on Castro Street during a drag benefit for clothing shop Knobs.

Out in the Bay: Drag is revolutionary in '50 Years of Fabulous'

Out in the Bay: Drag is revolutionary in '50 Years of Fabulous'

  • by Eric Jansen
  • Oct 23, 2020

Frameline Distribution has released for online viewing "50 Years of Fabulous," an award-winning documentary recounting the life and legacy of iconic queer rights activist José Julio Sarria.