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Keeping nightlife alive: Event producers adjust, go virtual

Keeping nightlife alive: Event producers adjust, go virtual

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 7, 2020

The arts and nightlife communities have been hit particularly hard, with venues including Oasis and Manny's in San Francisco and The Alice Collective in Oakland seeing their revenue streams disappear overnight.

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2020

What would queer San Francisco be without our nocturnal animals, the revelers and entertainers and service stars? Let's raise a glass (make it a double), to this year's Nightlife People Bestie winners.

Heklina's online TV show: 'Live From the Apocalypse'

Heklina's online TV show: 'Live From the Apocalypse'

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 29, 2020

Feeling drag-deprived? Many performers are hosting online numbers, but SF icon Heklina's got her own show!

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

  • by Max
  • Mar 25, 2020

If we're going to get through this situation successfully, we're going to have to be able to laugh at it. Alaska provides a giggle amid our crisis.

A view from Aunt Charlie's

A view from Aunt Charlie's

  • by Vilen Gabrielyan
  • Mar 10, 2020

Vilen Gabrielyan is a documentary photographer and native of San Franciscan who focuses on subcultures and stories on fringe lifestyles, including his recent subjects, drag performers at the intimate Aunt Charlie's.

Weekly drag brunch to launch in Oakland

Weekly drag brunch to launch in Oakland

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 4, 2020

Beginning Saturday, March 7, drag artist Poly Poptart will be presenting Poly Poptart and the Queerios, a weekly drag brunch at The Alice Collective in Oakland.

SF drag artist to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

SF drag artist to compete on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 26, 2020

San Francisco-based drag artist Rock M. Sakura will be competing on Season 12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" beginning this Friday.

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • Feb 24, 2020

"I remember the first time I marched with a contingent. It was pure magic, stepping off the curb and planting my foot onto Market Street." Philanthropist and event creator Juanita MORE! shares her history of popular Pride party-fundraisers.

10th annual readers' poll starts

10th annual readers' poll starts

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jan 29, 2020

This year marks the 10th annual Bay Area Reporter readers' poll, the Besties, and voting begins Thursday, January 30.

Drag Brunch @ Hamburger Mary's

Drag Brunch @ Hamburger Mary's

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 29, 2020

Drag and brunch combine weekly on Saturdays and Sundays at Hamburger Mary's, one of 16 restaurants across the U.S. (and Ontario). On January 26, MC Mercedez Munro welcomed performers Helen Heels, Pearl Teese, and Ryder Moore.

Celebrating 'Rocky Horror Picture Show's 45th anniversary

Celebrating 'Rocky Horror Picture Show's 45th anniversary

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 15, 2020

Peaches Christ hosts Q&A with Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell and Patricia Quinn

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

Cockettes are Golden @ Victoria Theatre

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 8, 2020

The 50th anniversary of The Cockettes was celebrated at the Victoria Theatre on Jan. 4 with hours of numbers from original Cockettes musicals, and other songs.

MORE! in 2020: Looking back — and forward

MORE! in 2020: Looking back — and forward

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • Dec 30, 2019

Nightlife icon and community activist Juanita MORE! shares her thoughts on 2019's ups and down, and projects to look forward to in 2020.

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: Drag stars want your attention for the holidays

BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon: Drag stars want your attention for the holidays

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 23, 2019

Drag superstars BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon will join forces onstage on December 28 at the Victoria Theater for a post-Christmas Christmas show. The show is part of a national and UK tour.