The Music, man

With a career spanning Broadway, television, film and concerts, actor-singer-composer Cheyenne Jackson and I mostly discussed his music, specifically his own, some of which he’ll be performing at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, January 10 and 11.

Outside Lands 2013

Yay, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back! The annual three-day tune-vasion of Golden Gate Park’s Polo Fields and nearby areas are already being swarmed by music-loving fans.

Sandra Bernhard @ Bimbo’s

Feisty yet content with her life, Sandra Bernhard is back, with a new music and comedy stage show. She’ll premiere it to Bay Area audiences at Bimbo’s 365 Club May 16 & 17.

Sing Out:
The Trevor Project Concert

Eric Himan, Mia Dyson and Hotels & Highways perform at a special Trevor Project benefit at Cafe du Nord, Sunday, January 22.

Charlene Kaye @ Hotel Utah

The light and sweet vocals of Charlene Kaye brighten up the Hotel Utah Saloon on Tuesday, July 5. Paleo and Stringer Belle open.

A Friend in Need @ Most Holy Redeemer

This cabaret-style fundraiser benefits and honors local cabaret columnist, award-winning director and patient-advocate Mike Ward through final the stages of terminal, inoperable liver cancer. Performers include Tammy Hall, Amanda King, Barry Lloyd, Russ Lorenson, Carly Ozard, Veronica Klaus and others.

Cafe Cool

Not in the mood for crowded bars and clubs, but still want to be out late? San Francisco offers a host of cafes that are open into the wee hours of the morning and offer everything from sweet concoctions and confections to art, entertainment and even a little bit of hookah.

Planet Booty @ Cafe DuNord

Shake your booty with the Oakland-based whimsical white funk groove band. Super Adventure Club opens. Friday, Jan. 21.

Raz B @ Bench & Bar

Club Rimshot presents the cutie-pie hiphop singer Raz B. Known for his boy band singing, his solo career, and playing a gay character on the Logo series Noah’s Arc, Raz will perform live at Bench and Bar Jan. 15.

Music: Heavy Liquid

Kent James, who long ago abandoned the punk mohawk, as well as a previous Country-Western persona, seems comfortable in simple garage mechanic duds as the front man for a thudding, loud and deliciously authentic rock and roll band that plays music without politics.

Music: Shawna Virago

There’s no mistaking that many of the themes in local transgender singer Shawna Virago’s CD Objectified are autobiographical. The lead lyric in three of the CD’s songs, “Objectified,” “Transsexual Dominatrix” and “Butterfly” is the word “I.”

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s parties can be hilarious fun or a horrid nightmare. While pretty much every bar -gay, straight or undecided- will have some sort of New Year’s celebrations, we’ve chosen the gayest, most festive, and a few straight parties with a cool queer edge.

Judy, Judy, Connie

Connie Champagne continues to uphold the Christmas spirit as she channels legendary songstress Judy Garland in her upcoming performance, “Connie Champagne as Judy Garland” at The Rrazz Room, Dec. 20 & 21.

Donna Sachet’s Songs of the
Season @ The Rrazz Room

Annual gala songfest with the popular host and columnist; Paula West, Sharon McNight, Abigail Zsiga, Vicki Sheppard and more perform. Proceeds benefit the AIDS Emergency Fund.


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