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Drunk Drag Red Carpet Party @ Oasis

Drunk Drag Red Carpet Party @ Oasis

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 29, 2022

While the internet calms down from its frenzy of the monstrous and wonderful moments at the Academy Awards, on March 27, locally, the Drunk Drag Red Carpet Party at Oasis managed to be classier, or at least violence-free (excepting a few fashion crimes).

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 22, 2022

Cameroon-born drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet made herstory as the first winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and continues to break ground with a live show and a new documentary, both viewable in San Francisco next week.

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

Disney Villains drag show @ Powerhouse

  • Mar 21, 2022

Queens got animated at the March 20 Disney Villains drag show at the Powerhouse. Menorah Manischevitz hosted, and DJ Jimmy Strano kept the beats going. photos by Steven Underhill

Out in the Bay: Queens read celebrity autobiographies this Sunday in SF

Out in the Bay: Queens read celebrity autobiographies this Sunday in SF

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 18, 2022

Out in the Bay — Queer Radio is back from a brief hiatus, and on this week's edition: "Literary readings with really, big, gigantic martinis!"

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

Playing The Pines: classic dance mixes rediscovered and restored

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 15, 2022

Music mixes from the halcyon days of 1970s and '80s Fire Island and New York City nightclubs have been rediscovered in a series of remastered cassette mixes found in boxes at a Fire Island house. The Pine Walk Collection is now listenable on MixCloud.

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

50 years in 50 weeks: 2019's cruisy detours

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 9, 2022

As we reach the end of our 50 short tributes to the Bay Area Reporter's five decades, let's take a moment to talk about sex, particularly the B.A.R.'s coverage of it, in abundance.

Imperial SF royalty crowned

Imperial SF royalty crowned

  • by BAR staff
  • Mar 2, 2022

The Imperial Court of San Francisco has a new empress and emperor.

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

50 years in 50 weeks: Marga Gomez' 2018 new year

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

When Marga Gomez' 'Latin Standards' premiered at the Brava Theater Center in early 2018, not only did she do an interview with Sari Staver for our January 11 issue, Gomez also enjoyed a half-page spread in The New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

50 years in 50 weeks: Big Freedia bounced 2017

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 25, 2022

When Big Freedia comes to town, we bow down for the Queen of Bounce. The New Orleans singer, TV star, cook and author performed at Mezzanine in April 2017, and writer Cornelius Washington shared a fun Q&A.

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.

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

Art and drag: Monique Jenkinson's memoir, 'Faux Queen'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Feb 15, 2022

Monique Jenkinson's memoir, a dazzlingly unfettered exposé of life as a soulful performer, begins, of course, with style, fashion, and budding star quality.

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

Karinda Dobbins' new 'Black & Blue' comedy album's out

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 8, 2022

She's black, beautiful and brilliant. Stand-up comic Karinda Dobbins, a regular on the comedy circuit for years, has released 'Black & Blue,' a new album of her recent acts.