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Maria Konner tells all: Bay Area musician and host's revealing memoir

Maria Konner tells all: Bay Area musician and host's revealing memoir

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 31, 2021

In her new book, 'Girl Shock', Maria Konner lets it all hang out. A TV host, musician, activist and sexual adventurer, Konner has lived a colorful life and has had a great time doing so.

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 28-June 6, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 27, 2021

The rainbow avalanche is upon us as Pride events in multiple media rev up online and in person. Dust off your glittery gear. It's our month.

Oaklash serves up drag fun from SF Oasis May 28-30

Oaklash serves up drag fun from SF Oasis May 28-30

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 26, 2021

Dive in to a hundred hours of nonstop drag and more as Oaklash serves up three days and nights of performance, DJ sets and panel discussions streamed from SF's Oasis nightclub.

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia bring back live cabaret, a solo show & a Haight history tour

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia bring back live cabaret, a solo show & a Haight history tour

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 25, 2021

Drag chanteuse Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, who will open a four-night engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Tina D'Elia performs her new solo and hosts the new Out of Site Haight walking tour; each in new 'sort of' post-pandemic performances.

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

Linda Simpson's retro drag scrapbook 'Drag Explosion' recalls NYC's nightlife yesteryears

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 25, 2021

Linda Simpson's epic pictorial stroll down Drag Queen Memory Lane captures that golden age of nightclub culture occupying the 1980s and '90s where creativity and fierceness combined in kaleidoscopic ways.

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 21-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 21, 2021

Mask on or off? Vaccinated? Not? I feel like a Sneech; star upon yars? Either way, with events increasingly opening for in-person arts, nightlife and community, get out or stay in, but find your fun.

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

Leigh Pankonin, known as Sister Phatima Rude, dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • May 20, 2021

Leigh Pankonin, best known as Phatima Rude, aka Sister Phatima la Dyke Van Dick/Sister Hateful Sow of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Inc., died May 18 while sleeping in their Portland, Oregon apartment.

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

50 years in 50 Weeks 1977; Drawn to It

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 19, 2021

The B.A.R.'s June 23, 1977 illustrated cover, an ad for The Balcony bar, took a macho cartoonish focus with art by Chuck Arnett, who was known more famously for his mural on the wall of the Tool Box bar.

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out May 14-23, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 14, 2021

As more venues open up, you have more opportunities to enjoy art, music, nightlife and other events.

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — photos by Steven Underhill

Drive & Drag at Southland Mall — photos by Steven Underhill

  • by Steven Underhill
  • May 11, 2021

Drag fans enjoyed fun shows at Hayward's Southland Mall May 7-9, as 'RuPaul's Drag Race' stars and their hunky backup dancers put on a series of shows for fans in cars and at up-close outdoor VIP tables.

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

Homing's In, Going Out - May 7-16, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 7, 2021

Museums and nightlife venues are opening, cautiously, so we've changed the title of our expanding ever-shifting events in arts, nightlife and community.

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

50 Years in 50 Weeks; 1975 - Empress and an elephant

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2021

1975 was a great year for B.A.R. covers, but the most legendary image of the year is assuredly that of Empress Doris riding an elephant down Polk Street for the annual Gay Freedom Day Parade. How did it happen? And why?

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.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

50 Years in 50 Weeks: April 1974: Undies at The EndUp

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 29, 2021

As advertised in the April 17, 1974 'Bay Area Reporter,' the EndUp's Jockey Short Contest, immortalized by Armistead Maupin in his best-selling 'Tales of the City' series, took place frequently at the South of Market nightclub.