Crowning Achievement

San Francisco’s 49th annual Imperial Coronation, themed A Killer View: An Evening of International Mystery, Bond Style, was one for the record books: two qualified candidates for Emperor and two for Empress, the best attendance in a decade, gorgeous sets, extraordinary floral décor, dazzling entertainment, show-stopping emotional moments, and nearly $60,000 given away to other charitable organizations that night!

Honey, Honey

It seems as though Honey Mahogany is everywhere these days. The season 5 ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestant has released an album, and recently played herself on the fourth episode of HBO’s gay series ‘Looking.’ She’ll soon be appearing at the hot Market Street nightspot Martuni’s.

Dragtime

If you love ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and miss the glory days when Michelle Visage co-hosted RuPaul’s much missed chat show on VH1, then the Regency Ballroom is where you want to be come Sunday, February 9. Visage will co-host and judge ‘Battle of the Seasons,’ a thrilling night of madness and drag mayhem.

Jackie Beat
The Holidays are a Drag

The holidays can be a drag. They certainly are for Jackie Beat. Infamous for her over-the-top looks and seedy song parodies, for one night only, Jackie Beat’s O Holy Hell! will play two shows at Rebel, Dec. 22, proving that “The Beat Goes On.”

Amanda Lepore:
The Bombshell Babe

Amanda Lepore, the “most famous transsexual in the world,” will be performing at Beaux and Midnight Sun on December 14 and 16. She talked about her transformation as an individual and entertainer, plus her upcoming trip to the Bay Area.

Seasonal Sisters

Connie Champagne and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy and both beloved icons on the local cabaret scene. Both will help to usher in the holiday season with separate appearances, along with co-starring roles in the musical comedy parody ‘Christmas With the Crawfords.’

Sheena Rose: Queen of Clubs

As his drag persona Sheena Rose, Jacob Paiva has accomplished something no one else has done in San Francisco since the dance music icon Sylvester in 1986, that is place Number One on a prestigious dance music chart.

Sister Act

One of the most wildly vibrant live shows at YBCA celebrates its fifth incarnation as The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present Project Nunway, the amazingly creative couture fashion show, Saturday, November 2.

Moni Talks

At times sincere and at other times witty and casual, San Francisco drag diva Moni Stat balances the elegance of upscale drag with a sense of humor and self-deprecation. “First and foremost, I am a stupid clown. At the end of the day, the makeup and jewelry come off.”

Bunny’s Back!

She’s back! Lady Bunny, New York nightlife drag queen extraordinaire, Wigstock creator, performer and DJ, returns to San Francisco with the latest edition of her bawdy variety show full of saucy songs and sassy commentary.

Shooting Stars, Sept. 26

Ducal Court, movie stars at the de Young, and Glamorama fun feature in this week’s album of photos by Steven Underhill.

Boxxy Lady

With a wry comic edge that can leap into slapstick or caricature, Pandora Boxx’s performances balance classic drag with contemporary pop sensibility. She’ll be performing in San Francisco on September 6, 7 & 8 at Rebel.

Kings & Queens

On Saturday, August 17, Sister Roma (Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) and Fudgie Frottage, drag king extraordinaire, will co-host The Biggest Drag King Competition in the World. The event will benefit an organization near and dear to the hosts’ hearts: PAWS: Pets Are Wonderful Support.

Last Call: Marlena’s Says Goodbye

More of a celebration, and less of a wake, the last weeks of Marlena’s the historic and intimate Hayes Valley bar grew to a series of crowded boisterous celebrations. On the same weekend that the Eagle Tavern re-opened, after 22 years, on March 3, 2013, Marlena’s closed.


 

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