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Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 2, 2022

John Holiday, the acclaimed countertenor known for opera, pop and jazz singing, will headline a benefit for Opera Parallèle at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in SoMa on April 14.

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 18, 2022

Stars in the House, the hit YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, announced that they will host a 10-hour March 26 telethon to raise money for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

REAF & Project Open Hand

REAF & Project Open Hand

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 18, 2022

At a March 16 gathering hosted by philanthropist John Neumeyer, Ken Henderson and Joe Seiler of the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to Paul Petrequin of Project Open Hand, and $5,000 to Ute Releford of UR Blessings.

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

Bare Chest Calender fun and funds

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 21, 2022

"Take off your shirt!" If you're up for some fun fundraising, this year's Bare Chest Calendar, which raises funds for local charities, is looking for new contestants.

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.

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept 17-24, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Sept 17-24, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 16, 2021

Try to remember the kind of September when arts events did not have warnings. Try to remember to follow the guidelines and you'll enjoy the shows.

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 27, 2021

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1982 doubled the fun

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 24, 2021

1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

Juanita MORE!'s Pride party returns

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 22, 2021

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

Sisters cookbook serves up dishes and drag

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

Bare Chest Men 2022 Finals are May 8

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 2, 2021

Without fundraisers in bars for the past year, the annual Bare Chest Calendar men have faced challenges. But the finals for next year's calendar, an alumni edition, will go on, May 8, on Twitch.

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 24, 2021

The Imperial Council of San Francisco's 56th Coronation crowned local nightlife event producer, DJ and drag star Juanita MORE! as Empress and couture designer and performer David Glamamore as Emperor in the online ceremonies held April 24.

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 16, 2021

The stylish crowd that usually enjoys watching the Oscars at the Academy of Friends gala in San Francisco won't be noshing on hors d'oeuvres or sipping bubbly this year.

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 12, 2021

On April 22, SF Gay Men's Chorus will present their 15th annual Crescendo: Voices Rising, an online gala with guest-stars LeeAnn Rimes, Jake Shears, Shangela, Rita Moreno and others.