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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

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 18, 2022

Stars in the House, the hit YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, announced that they will host a 10-hour March 26 telethon to raise money for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

REAF & Project Open Hand

REAF & Project Open Hand

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Mar 18, 2022

At a March 16 gathering hosted by philanthropist John Neumeyer, Ken Henderson and Joe Seiler of the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to Paul Petrequin of Project Open Hand, and $5,000 to Ute Releford of UR Blessings.

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!"

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 8, 2022

In describing Grammy-winning recording artist and activist Melissa Etheridge as a 'Lesbian Rock Goddess,' it's a title she likes. "That's perfect!" she replies with modesty. Etheridge will soon perform with her band at several Northern CA venues.

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.

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.

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Lady Camden: former Smuin Ballet dancer on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Jan 18, 2022

When Lady Camden sashayed into the spotlight for the first time on RuPaul's Drag Race in the Season 14 premiere, proudly proclaiming, "Hello, you sexy bitches!," drag aficionados got to meet one of Northern California's most uniquely talented queens.

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

Fierce competition: High Princx Pageant at Oasis

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 18, 2022

On January 22 and 29 eight seasoned drag entertainers will compete in The High Princx Pageant, a drag spectacular in which one performer will take home the High Princx Crown.

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag through Bay Area history

B.A.R. Talks 9: Drag through Bay Area history

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 5, 2022

Our January 13 B.A.R. Talks panel focuses on drag and its local history, with guests Heklina, Fudgie Frottage, Khmera Rouge, Mercedez Munro, Persia, and Sister Tilda Nextime.

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

Some Castro & SoMa bars temporarily close

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 28, 2021

New Year's Eve celebrations in the Castro and South of Market districts will have fewer indoor options as nearly half a dozen bars and restaurants have temporarily closed out of pandemic health concerns.

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

50 years in 50 weeks; 2008's loved 'shack

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 21, 2021

In the second week of August, 2008, a beloved drag show reached its zenith, as host Heklina hosted the last weekly Trannyshack night at The Stud before exporting it to DNA Lounge and other larger venues.