Nightlife

New Venue for Fiesta Youth’s Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

New Venue for Fiesta Youth’s Annual Masquerade Fundraiser

Event organizers at Fiesta Youth are making the final preparations for the third annual Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil party, a masquerade-themed fundraiser which this year will be held on Friday, April 21. The new venue for the event, The Veranda, was built in the 1920’s and sits on 35 acres of

Latest ‘Drag Race’ Star Farrah Moan to Make SA Visit

Latest ‘Drag Race’ Star Farrah Moan to Make SA Visit

Just three weeks into season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rey Lopez Entertainment is bringing Farrah Moan, one of this season’s breakout stars, to Heat Nightclub on Wednesday, April 12. Born in Texas and now working as a Vegas showgirl, the twenty-three-year old Farrah describes her look as a cross between fetish, old school Hollywood and

A Visit to Nick Spink’s Artisan Distillery & Drinks

A Visit to Nick Spink’s Artisan Distillery & Drinks

When I arrive for our meeting, Nick Spink greets me with circular saw in hand — no, this is not a variation on the chainsaw theme. Spink is just in true-to-form, do-it-yourself mode making a portable bar for the private tasting room at his new enterprise, Artisan Distillery & Drinks — a “craft vodka lounge,”

Annual Emerald Ball Moves to Guadalupe Theatre

Annual Emerald Ball Moves to Guadalupe Theatre

The 6th annual Emerald Ball, a burlesque drag fundraiser benefiting Pride Center San Antonio will take the stage at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Saturday March 25. The event, organized by photographer Julián P. Ledezma, will feature some of the city’s top drag and burlesque performers, the Pride of San Antonio Show Band, and Mexican folk

St. Anthony Hotel Announces ‘Rent’ Karaoke Competition

St. Anthony Hotel Announces ‘Rent’ Karaoke Competition

The St. Anthony Hotel has announced a one night only Rent 20th Anniversary Tour Karaoke Competition to be held Wednesday, March 1 in its famed Peacock Alley. The event is a chance to win two tickets to the Broadway classic which arrives at the Majestic Theatre on Friday night. Two winners will be chosen based

Julian P. Ledezma Unveils Drag Photography Show

Julian P. Ledezma Unveils Drag Photography Show

On Friday, February 24, photographer Juilan P. Ledezma will host his first art show in his new studio space at Woodlawn Pointe in the Decco District. Billed as Evoke the Reign: 10 Queens, the show will consist of Ledezma’s photography featuring local drag performers as well as performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ledezma’s work has

LGBT Chamber to Host Matchmaking Guru Tammy Shaklee

LGBT Chamber to Host Matchmaking Guru Tammy Shaklee

Gay matchmaking guru Tammy Shaklee will be in San Antonio to speak at the LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s pre-Valentine’s Day mixer at Rosario’s on Thursday, February 9. The topic of Shaklee’s remarks will be, “Courting and Networking for Business; Marrying the Principles and Techniques of Matchmaking to Your Business Life.” Shaklee is the founder of H4M, an offline,

Michael ‘Salem’ Gonzalez Lets His Freak Flag Fly

Michael ‘Salem’ Gonzalez Lets His Freak Flag Fly

Born and raised in San Antonio, Michael “Salem” Gonzalez grew up dancing flamenco and folkórico, building a strong foundation through “hardcore instruction” at the Guadalupe Dance Academy. After graduating from high school, he felt the urge to push himself beyond that comfort zone and, at the suggestion of a friend, auditioned for a burlesque troupe.

Meet The Juniors: Rising Drag Stars Harness the Power of Teamwork

Meet The Juniors: Rising Drag Stars Harness the Power of Teamwork

I meet them as boys on an evening a week before Christmas, at Bakery Lorraine. Louie Canales, who performs as Chyna Cravens, and Christian Paolo, aka Sephwhora (pronounced Sef-whore-ah) 51, are waiting for me at a table near the entrance. The third member of the drag queen girl group known as The Juniors is running

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