Sheryl Lee Ralph burst into international fame on Broadway as Dreamgirls' original Deena Jones, and she returns to San Francisco to perform with other stars in the annual Help Is On the Way for the Holidays benefit concert on December 9.
On the list of things that made composer Harry Partch unique, sexuality is admittedly a minor factor. More unusually, he gave two talks on his music at Opus One, which was both a classical music bar and gay bar in North Beach.
Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley spend about half their working life in their underwear. Collectively known as The Skivvies, they'll perform 'Touch My Elf,' a one-night-only concert of holiday and pop song mashups at Feinstein's, with special guests.
Emily Skinner, the singer-actress known for a her breakout role in the underrated cult favorite 1997 musical 'Sideshow' performs a 5pm show on December 8 as part of the intimate Orinda Theatre cabaret series.
On Sunday, November 24, SoMa nightclub Oasis will host a tribute concert to rock legend Linda Ronstadt. The show features an all-star line-up of talent, including local legends Leigh Crow, Ruby Vixenn, Heklina, and others.
Steve Grand is returning to San Francisco for two concerts at Feinstein's at the Nikko. The adorably cute and openly gay singer-songwriter will appear on November 20 and 21 to perform a medley of hits from his two albums, and several cover songs.
The Castro Theatre will be hopping on October 26 with SexCells, featuring Marc Almond, TR/ST, Hercules & Love Affair (playing a DJ set) and other talents.
In the depths of the New York winter, Caissie Levy will be defrosted. Bay Area audiences can preview the thaw as Levy brings a mix of backstage stories and folk-pop arrangements of theater songs to Feinstein's at the Nikko.
Andy Mientus takes to the elegant stage of Feinstein's At the Nikko on October 12 and 13, for an evening of song devoted to the great folk rocker Joni Mitchell.
Blondie cofounders Debbie Harry and Chris Stein were guests at the Arts & Ideas series hosted by the Jewish Community Center on October 3, to discuss Harry's memoir, 'Face It.'
Michael Longoria, best known for his star turn as Frankie Valli in 'Jersey Boys' on Broadway, takes to the elegant stage of Feinstein's at the Nikko on October 16 for an evening of songs taken from the silver screen.
On September 27 and 28, Broadway baby Frances Ruffelle brings her show Frances Ruffelle Live(s) in New York to the elegant stage of Feinstein's at The Nikko, a show she performs monthly at Feinstein's in New York.
Cast members from the touring production of Hamilton sang an array of songs themed Protest: Revel with Some Rebels, at the benefit on Sept. 16, with proceeds going to the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.