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Lady Bunny - New York drag star lands at Oasis

Lady Bunny - New York drag star lands at Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 3, 2023

Fans of Lady Bunny, the New York drag star known for giant wigs, can look forward to her song parodies and routines in her new show, "The Greatest Ho on Earth," at Oasis on February 10 and 11.

Harvettes: One Last Night at Harvey's

Harvettes: One Last Night at Harvey's

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Jan 30, 2023

It was the last dance, the last night, and last call for Harvey's bar and restaurant on 18th and Castro on January 28, as drag queens and singers entertained the audience at a benefit for the now-unemployed staff members.

Carly Ozard: singer launches monthly shows at Martuni's

Carly Ozard: singer launches monthly shows at Martuni's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 24, 2023

Beginning Sunday, January 29, and continuing on the last Sunday of each month through the end of 2023, powerhouse singer Carly Ozard, accompanied by Barry Lloyd at the piano, will offer "Live at Martuni's: Carly Ozard and Friends."

Donna McKechnie: Broadway legend sings Sondheim at Feinstein's

Donna McKechnie: Broadway legend sings Sondheim at Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 17, 2023

Donna McKechnie, best known for originating, and winning a Tony for, the role of Cassie in "A Chorus Line," will honor her late colleague in her solo show, "Take Me To The World: the Songs of Stephen Sondheim," at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Jan. 19 & 20.

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: two sensational debuts

Marshall Forte at Lyon & Swan: two sensational debuts

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 17, 2023

Marshall Forte, a lightning bolt of charisma and musicality who, debuted as Lola in Ray of Light Theatre's production of "Kinky Boots," is now setting off sparks with his own cabaret act, "Hello My Name Is Marshall" at the new supper club Lyon & Swan.

Crossing genres: new country & jazz recordings, and local gigs

Crossing genres: new country & jazz recordings, and local gigs

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 17, 2023

While it's true that country and jazz have come a long way in recent years, the number of successful and popular out artists in those genres pales in comparison to others. Here are a few notable acts, some who'll soon perform in the Bay Area.

Jason Gotay goes cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' star gets musically vulnerable

Jason Gotay goes cabaret: 'Gossip Girl' and 'Spider-Man' star gets musically vulnerable

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 10, 2023

Broadway and TV actor-singer Jason Gotay makes his San Francisco debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko this weekend on January 13 and 14. His new concert shares some intimate moments from his life.

Hello, Paper Dolly! - Ennio Marchetto at Club Fugazi

Hello, Paper Dolly! - Ennio Marchetto at Club Fugazi

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jan 3, 2023

For more than 30 years he's transformed huge sheets of blank paper into the cleverly drawn, precisely folded costumes that allow him to metamorphosize into more than 60 celebrity and historical characters over the course of his frantic hour-long show.

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: annual holiday tradition celebrates 30 years

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: annual holiday tradition celebrates 30 years

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 13, 2022

It's been 30 years since Lisa Geduldig presented the first Kung Pao Kosher Comedy, now an annual Bay Area tradition. This year, Mark Schiff, Cathy Ladman, Orion Levine, Geduldig and her 91-year-old mother will perform.

The Mario 101: Sean Patrick Murtagh pays homage to Mario Lanza at Martuni's

The Mario 101: Sean Patrick Murtagh pays homage to Mario Lanza at Martuni's

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 6, 2022

Former San Franciscan Sean Patrick Murtagh offers an impressive debut CD with "The Mario 101," an homage to the great Hollywood tenor Mario Lanza. He'll return to San Francisco for concerts at Martuni's Dec. 18 & 20.

Drag Queens on Ice @ Safeway Holiday Ice Rink

Drag Queens on Ice @ Safeway Holiday Ice Rink

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Dec 2, 2022

Union Square lit up with holiday fun on Dec. 1 as the 13th annual Drag Queens on Ice returned to Safeway Holiday Ice Rink. Donna Sachet hosted as Dusty Porn, Jota Mercury, Khmera Rouge, Mahlae Balenciaga, and others skated, sang and some did both!

One Night Only @ Strand Theater

One Night Only @ Strand Theater

  • by photos by Steven Underhill
  • Nov 29, 2022

The cast of the Broadway touring company of "Ain't Too Proud" and special guest Paula West filled A.C.T.'s Strand Theater with soulful jazzy music on November 28 at the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's first live benefit concert in three years.

Don we now: SF Gay Men's Chorus holiday concerts

Don we now: SF Gay Men's Chorus holiday concerts

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 22, 2022

Christmas will commence early this year when the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus returns with "Holiday Spectacular," an all-new holiday show in four venues, including their Castro Theatre concerts on Christmas Eve.

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

Holiday happenings: music, dance, and theater make the yuletide gay

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 22, 2022

From campy drag to chorus boys, classical music to "A Christmas Carol" —not to mention eight different "Nutcrackers" to choose from— if you're gay in Bay, there's something that's sure to bring joy, laughter, and inspiration to your holiday season.