Klaus Music:
Joey Arias & Kristian Hoffman

The eerily wonderful pop-opera singer Klaus Nomi is long gone, but Joey Arias and Kristian Hoffman, his two close friends and collaborators, will return to the stage in a rare duo concert. Lightning Strikes, a musical tribute to the man who “came from outer space to save the human race,” plays at Feinstein’s at the Nikko for one night only October 24 at 8pm.

Cho Biz: Margaret Cho at Masonic Hall

Surfacing on the national comedy scene in the early 1990s and remaining a comedic staple ever since, Emmy and Grammy-nominated actress and comic Margaret Cho will return to her hometown of San Francisco where she got her very first start.

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.

Bryan Batt: Songs & Style

The multi-talented Bryan Batt, a star of Broadway musicals, hit TV shows, and an author and designer, brings his cabaret show Batt on a Hot Tin Roof to the newest cabaret venue at the Hotel Rex, August 15 through 17.

Great Scots:
‘Black Watch’ @ The Armory

With a lobby bar and special cocktail nights before and after the shows, A.C.T.’s presentation of the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Black Watch’ is guaranteed to be a great date night for gay theatre fans. The handsome cast of men in uniforms, along with an array of sexy Scottish brogues, certainly help.

Shaping Sound
@ Palace of Fine Arts

Shaping Sound, the dance company featuring Emmy-nominated co-creators, the out, gay (and cute!) Travis Wall and Nick Lazzarini, perform on their first national tour in a splashy contemporary dance concert.

Queer Cheer!

Ho, ho ho! It’s that time of year again. December’s holiday-themed live shows and concerts should please anyone with alternative and traditional tastes.

Jersey Score
@ SF Underground

Come with your preferred tint of spray tan, unbutton dat designer shoit, make with the bling, and generally amuse yourself with cartoonish stereotypes of Guidos and mooks. Midnight show and contest.

BARchive: Happy Endups

The Endup, one of San Francisco’s oldest nightclubs, has managed to endure 38 years of tumultuous history while maintaining its popularity. The club was made famous in Armistead Maupin’s 1976 novel ‘Tales of the City,’ when Michael “Mouse” Tolliver enters an underwear gogo contest. The “wet jocks strap” version was also featured in a porn movie.

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.

Three Wise Gays

Our three holiday cover models could not appear more different. And yet, they share a few similarities. Their diverse experiences, which led them to San Francisco and the LGBT community, have inspired them give back in unique ways.

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.

Jackie Beat @ Brava Theater

The statuesque Los Angeles drag queen with a viper-sharp wit brings her comedy and music parody ‘All-You-Can-Eat Christmas’ to the stage, Friday & Saturday Dec. 10 and 11.

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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