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Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

Phatima Rude memorial to be held Aug. 1 at Public Works

By Jim Provenzano

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.

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By Jim Provenzano | June 24, 2021

1982 saw the Bay Area Reporter moving to a weekly format, which provided twice as much fascinating coverage, including the year's best in arts, and a popular Dog Show on Castro Street with an appearance by Shirley MacLaine.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 22, 2021

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.


By Jim Provenzano | May 4, 2021

Whip up some tasty dishes while supporting LGBT teen education with the new Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's cookbook fundraiser for The Point Foundation.

By Jim Provenzano | May 2, 2021

Without fundraisers in bars for the past year, the annual Bare Chest Calendar men have faced challenges. But the finals for next year's calendar, an alumni edition, will go on, May 8, on Twitch.


By Jim Provenzano | April 24, 2021

The Imperial Council of San Francisco's 56th Coronation crowned local nightlife event producer, DJ and drag star Juanita MORE! as Empress and couture designer and performer David Glamamore as Emperor in the online ceremonies held April 24.

By John Ferrannini | April 16, 2021

The stylish crowd that usually enjoys watching the Oscars at the Academy of Friends gala in San Francisco won't be noshing on hors d'oeuvres or sipping bubbly this year.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | April 12, 2021

On April 22, SF Gay Men's Chorus will present their 15th annual Crescendo: Voices Rising, an online gala with guest-stars LeeAnn Rimes, Jake Shears, Shangela, Rita Moreno and others.

By Jim Provenzano | March 26, 2021

Local nightlife icon and community organizer Juanita MORE! this week announced her candidacy to run for Empress of The Imperial Council of San Francisco. If elected, MORE! would become the 56th Empress.


By Jim Provenzano | March 20, 2021

For the second time, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will host their very popular Easter party online. the event will still include the Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests, plus a basket full of drag fun.

By Jim Provenzano | March 14, 2021

In the "better late than never" department, the Bay Area Reporter has revived its YouTube channel in preparation for its April 2021 50th anniversary. The BAR's channel currently consists of playlists, but will soon include original content.


By Jim Provenzano | March 7, 2021

In what will undoubtedly be recalled as the biggest drag fundraiser in local history, Oasis nightclub's 12-hour three-camera marathon telethon more than doubled the initial goal by raising more than $253,000 through the club's March 6 online event.

By Jim Provenzano | February 24, 2021

Despite a year of providing entertainment through the pandemic, the drag-focused nightclub Oasis still needs fan support to remain open. So owner D'Arcy Drollinger will host a 12-hour telethon with dozens of performers on March 6.


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