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

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

By Jim Provenzano

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.

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By Philip Mayard | January 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.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 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.


By Jim Provenzano | January 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.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | November 16, 2021

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical, will perform November 23-28 at San Jose's Center For the Performing Arts. RuPaul's Drag Race star Nina West heads the cast as Edna Turnblad.


By Jim Gladstone | November 2, 2021

Terry Guest, the Chicago-based playwright of At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, shares the inspiration for his play; also, Brava Theater Center hosts the Theyfriend Nonbinary Performance Festival.

By Jim Provenzano | October 28, 2021

Whether you've carved a pumpkin, donned a costume, or merely picked up a colorful leaf, you're into autumn, and thematic Halloween-ish nightlife and arts events are as well.


By Jim Gladstone | October 19, 2021

"Halloween costumes are absolutely a form of drag," says Rosé, who performs with seven other 'RuPaul'sDrag Race' vets in 'Night of the Living Drag,' a pumpkin month performance tour that makes its San Francisco stop at the Warfield Theater Oct. 25.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 12, 2021

HBO's docuseries 'We're Here' returns for a second season with a moving batch of episodes which celebrate small town LGBTQ life as Shangela, Eureka, and Bob the Drag Queen descend on a variety of small towns across America.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | September 28, 2021

The entire Oasis nightclub becomes a stage when a new and innovative production of the 'The Rocky Horror Show' opens on October 7, with D'Arcy Drollinger as the 'sweet transvestite' mad scientist Frank N. Furter.

By Jim Provenzano | September 8, 2021

Perhaps the most visually striking lead Arts feature of 1993 showcased the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tim Farrell interviewed members of the drag nun collective who were banned from the March on Washington stage.


By Scott Stiffler | September 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | August 23, 2021

Drag performers across the country will be taking part in a day of action this weekend to protest voter suppression laws being adopted by Republican-led statehouses throughout the South and Midwest.


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