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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.

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: going strong after 29 years

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 21, 2021

This year's Kung Pao Kosher Comedy show is producer/comic Lisa Geduldidg's 29th edition, and offers an all-female line-up. In addition to hosting, Geduldig will perform, as will her mom, 90-year-old Arline Geduldig.

'The Matrix Resurrections' premiere @ Castro Theatre

'The Matrix Resurrections' premiere @ Castro Theatre

  • by Gooch
  • Dec 20, 2021

Many cast members of 'The Matrix Resurrections' film attended the Castro Theatre premiere on December 18, including stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and director Lana Wachowski.

B.A.R. Talks: Eighth panel shares stories of LGBT nightlife

B.A.R. Talks: Eighth panel shares stories of LGBT nightlife

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 3, 2021

Join an online chat about the historic connection between the B.A.R. and its 50 years of writing about Bay Area LGBT bars; with Sharon McNight, DJ Page Hodel, author Mark Abramson, scholar Michael Flanagan, and assistant news editor John Ferrannini.