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Song and dance in Sonoma: Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off summer under the stars

Song and dance in Sonoma: Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off summer under the stars

The talent at Transcendence Theatre Company's concerts consists of dozens of singers and dancers who regularly appear on Broadway and West End stages but sweep into Sonoma County in several waves each summer.

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

Sean Patrick Murtagh — Concert pays tribute to Sondheim's divas

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 11, 2024

On June 22 Bay Area native Sean Patrick Murtagh returns to San Francisco to perform his critically acclaimed show "Beautiful Girls: A Tribute to Sondheim's Divas."

Remembering Gina LaDivina: Trailblazer, performer and local trans icon

Remembering Gina LaDivina: Trailblazer, performer and local trans icon

  • DRAG
  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Jun 9, 2024

When Gina LaDivina performed "Don't Rain on My Parade" at the opening of the Stud on April 20 I had little idea it would be the last time I would see her perform. The longtime drag artist died on June 4 after a brief illness.

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

Going Out, June 6-14, 2024 arts & nightlife events

From gay baseball games to favorite comics, deluxe drag and fascinating musical theater, we've got it all in Going Out.

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

Badlands ownership shuffle OK'd by SF commission

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 5, 2024

In less than two minutes, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission unanimously approved a change of ownership for San Francisco Badlands in the Castro at its June 4 meeting.

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

Pride in songs and humor: Stephen Sondheim's compositions & David Mills' comedy

  • CABARET
  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 4, 2024

Not exactly rainbowlicious, some prickly entertainments by sophisticated queer creators can be found amidst the shrapnel of June's glitter bomb; 'Company' at The Orpheum, a Sondheim celebration in Mountain View, and a returning comic at Martuni's.

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

SF Badlands LGBTQ nightclub to be run by new company

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jun 3, 2024

Patrons in line at San Francisco Badlands in the Castro district may have seen a notice of application for change of ownership posted to the window, touting an upcoming hearing at the city's entertainment commission June 4.

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 30-June 7, 2024 - arts & nightlife events

Are you a bit theatrical? You're not the only one. There are so many new and fabulous shows that we're going to focus on those first, followed by literary events, music of all kinds, art exhibits and of course nightlife, all in Going Out.

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

  • BARS
  • by JL Odom
  • May 28, 2024

In the East Bay, the owners of The Ivy Room are going above and beyond for Pride month by hosting an unprecedented 19 music and community events.

SF drag artist Joan Jett Blakk needs help after suffering stroke

SF drag artist Joan Jett Blakk needs help after suffering stroke

  • DRAG
  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 24, 2024

Joan Jett Blakk, a San Francisco drag performer who became famous for running for president of the United States in 1992, is in Oakland's Highland Hospital after suffering a stroke, according to two friends who spoke with the Bay Area Reporter.

Going Out, May 23-31, 2024; arts & nightlife events

Going Out, May 23-31, 2024; arts & nightlife events

June is just around the corner, and you know that means extra super Pride LGBTQ events. But this week we've got plenty of queer stuff, as well as some other interesting arts and nightlife events for you to attend, in Going Out.

San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub OMG announces Pride Month closure

San Francisco LGBTQ nightclub OMG announces Pride Month closure

Club OMG in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood plans to close in early June.

Rotimi Agbabiaka - The talented actor adds 'Cabaret's MC to his roster, again

Rotimi Agbabiaka - The talented actor adds 'Cabaret's MC to his roster, again

  • DRAG
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 21, 2024

"Cabaret," the classic musical, will be staged at the Center Repertory Company in Walnut Creek. Queer Bay Area theater performer Rotimi Agbabiaka is no stranger to playing flamboyant characters, and reprises his role of the show's MC.