Nightlife

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Fundraiser Marks Fourth Year

Fiesta Youth’s Halloween Hocus Pocus Fundraiser Marks Fourth Year

The fall party season would not be complete without Fiesta Youth’s annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser, which this year slated for October 21 at the Arbor House Suites in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Arbor House Suites, the city’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast, consists of four, 125-year-old two-story Queen Ann Colonial Revival

The Top LGBT-Friendly Brunch Spots in SA

The Top LGBT-Friendly Brunch Spots in SA

It used to be that only restaurants served brunch. Today, you can have brunch at a bar and even catch a drag show. Whether this means curing the previous night’s hangover, or simply getting your Sunday Funday started early, brunch might now be considered the most important meal of the day. From the traditional to the outrageous and everything in between,

Facebook User Threatens Gun Violence Against Main Avenue Strip

Facebook User Threatens Gun Violence Against Main Avenue Strip

In a series of Facebook posts on October 3, an individual said that he was was driving down to the Main Avenue Strip with a gun writing, “its war bitches an no one is safe on the strip.” The Strip is the epicenter of LGBT nightlife and culture in San Antonio. The threats came on

Citywide ‘We Flamenco Fest’ Kicks Off with Fashion Show

Citywide ‘We Flamenco Fest’ Kicks Off with Fashion Show

The origins of the modern flamenco dress trace back nearly two centuries to Seville’s Feria de Abril, where gypsy women wore inexpensive calico dresses accentuated by layers of ruffles. As flamenco moved from the original gypsy communities and into Spain’s cafés cantantes in the second half of the 19th century, its costumes became more extravagant. Today, flamenco

Drag Star Shea Couleé Ready to Slay Heat Nightclub

Drag Star Shea Couleé Ready to Slay Heat Nightclub

Upon entering the workroom on season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Shea Couleé fiercely declared, “I didn’t come to play, I came to slay!” Flaunting an uncanny resemblance to 1970s icon Grace Jones, the Chicago native quickly emerged as one of the top queens to beat, giving season nine winner Sasha Velour a run for

SA Journalists Hit the Stage in Annual ‘Gridiron’ Show

SA Journalists Hit the Stage in Annual ‘Gridiron’ Show

Local journalists who are members of the Society of Professional Journalists are busy polishing their stage skills ahead of the group’s annual Gridiron fundraiser and comic review which is slated for September 30 at the Texas A&M San Antonio Auditorium. The name of this year’s show is Make Gridiron Great Again. The Gridiron shows combine

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin started her career in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s but she didn’t come out as lesbian until the year 2000. A native of Rhode Island, she was once crowned America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show and made a name for herself through appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central and LOGO.

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

‘Drag Race’ Stars to Share the Fiesta Texas Stage with Local Queens at Out in the Park

‘Drag Race’ Stars to Share the Fiesta Texas Stage with Local Queens at Out in the Park

Based on the success of the first two years of Out in the Park, nightlife empresario Rey Lopez has struck a local chord with his wild and wonderful combination of thrill rides and drag queens. Serving up something in the vein of Orlando’s Gay Days at Walt Disney World (which annually attracts an estimated 50,000

R&B Singer Deborah Cox Stars in ‘The Bodyguard’ at the Majestic

R&B Singer Deborah Cox Stars in ‘The Bodyguard’ at the Majestic

It’s a case of life imitating art. In the 2000 single Same Script, Different Cast by Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox, the two women sing about a philandering partner who has led their relationship awry. “I was his star for many nights,” Houston tells Cox. “Now the roles have changed and you’re the leading lady in his

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