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Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

Sherry Vine: parody song queen returns to Oasis

  • by Scott Stiffler
  • Sep 4, 2021

LA-based, globally known drag queen Sherry Vine is always on the move, and she'll bring her wacky new song parody show to SF's Oasis Sept. 9.

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

50 years in 50 weeks: 1992's Glam on a Rampage with Justin Bond

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 2, 2021

In one short column, Justin (pre-Vivian) Bond's May 21 Glam on a Rampage write-up encapsulates a wacky weekend at The Woods with the late drag persona Miss Kitty.

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

Fall concerts, comedy & nightclub fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 31, 2021

Bay Area cabaret, rock and concert venues are once again filling their halls with the sound of music and laughter. Oasis, The Masonic, El Rio, Great American Music Hall and other favorite venues offer some terrific talents.

Going Out, Homing's In Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 25, 2021

Cinemas, theater companies, museums and nightclubs are doing their best to follow health guidelines while keeping you entertained. Get your tickets, mask up and enjoy yourselves.

Plans unveiled for SF gay former strip club

Plans unveiled for SF gay former strip club

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Aug 18, 2021

The old Nob Hill Theatre sign will stay, but the "touch our junk" tagline is no more.

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 13-19, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Aug. 13-19, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 12, 2021

Theaters, bars, museums and more venues have reopened, while some have cancelled concerts (like Stevie Nicks!), but are you ready? Most Bay Area venues require proof of vaccination, so get your shots and have fun.

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

Kings' quarter (century): Drag King Contest celebrates 25 years

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 10, 2021

The San Francisco Drag King Contest will commemorate its 25th year on August 22 with a rollicking show at Oasis. Drag king legend Fudgie Frottage will co-host the evening along with former presidential candidate, the fabulous Joan Jett Blakk.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's joy amid loss

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 9, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Going Out, Homing's In, August 6-12, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, August 6-12, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 4, 2021

As more venues re-open, but more precautions become standard, let's shift back to online as well as in-person events, some new and favored, others new to be savored.

Going Out, July 30-Aug 6, 2021

Going Out, July 30-Aug 6, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 28, 2021

As more venues re-open, more precautions become standard. Mask up, get your shots, and enjoy arts and nightlife events.

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

Many SF LGBTQ bars want patrons vaccinated

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 28, 2021

Revelers at Sunday's Folsom Street Market fair who wanted a drink had to show something more than an ID to the doorman at many of the bars — proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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.

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

Going Out, July 23-30, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 22, 2021

Midsummer fun continues all over the Bay. Be careful, be kind, mask up indoors, and head out for plays, concerts, films and nightlife frolics. Many venues are requiring masks, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for entry.

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

Around the World With Lockdown Comedy

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 12, 2021

Lisa Geduldig's monthly online comedy show Lockdown Comedy celebrates its one-year anniversary on July 15 with a rollicking night of comics from around the world: Marga Gomez, Jim Short, Shazia Mirza, oh, and Lisa's mom.