Arts & Culture

Drag Race All Stars Team Up in SA for ‘Haters Roast’

Drag Race All Stars Team Up in SA for ‘Haters Roast’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. When it was announced that RuPaul’s Drag Race would make a switch to VH1 after eight seasons on the LGBT-centric LOGO network, it was expected that the reality competition show would receive a boost in ratings. The season nine premiere doubled the previous season’s debut and earned RPDR

Pace Foundation Exhibition Features Monochromatic Works by Women Artists

Pace Foundation Exhibition Features Monochromatic Works by Women Artists

The Linda Pace Foundation’s newest exhibition, which opens on March 10, will feature 25 monochromatic works by some today’s most influential contemporary female artists. The show, titled Reclaimed, showcases artworks from the Foundation’s collection. Artists include Laura Aguilar, Dorothy Cross, Judy Dater, Annette Messager, Lorraine O’Grady, Robyn O’Neil, Linda Pace, Tracey Rose, Lara Schnitger and

Love Songs Take Spotlight at This Month’s ‘Noche Azul’

Love Songs Take Spotlight at This Month’s ‘Noche Azul’

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, singer Azul Barrientos is keeping the spirit of the day alive with her upcoming concert, Amorcito Corazón, slated for February 17 at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center. Every month since 2007, Barrientos’ Noche Azul concerts have showcased traditional Mexican music featuring a new theme with each concert, and

Seventh Annual Emerald Ball Fundraiser to Benefit Pride Center SA

Seventh Annual Emerald Ball Fundraiser to Benefit Pride Center SA

The seventh annual Emerald Ball, a variety show to benefit Pride Center San Antonio, will take the stage at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, March 10. The show, which is organized by photographer Julián P. Ledezma, who is on the Pride Center board, will feature local drag queens, singers, aerialists, the Live Oak

Del Shores to Perform His Newest Play in San Antonio

Del Shores to Perform His Newest Play in San Antonio

Del Shores, known for his work as a playwright and screenwriter who uses comedy to explore LGBT issues, will be in town on February 10 to perform his new one-man show, Six Characters in Search of a Play, at the Public Theater of San Antonio. Shores has written, directed and produced for film, television and

Woodlawn Theatre to Host Pride Nights During Coming Season

Woodlawn Theatre to Host Pride Nights During Coming Season

The Woodlawn Theatre will be welcoming San Antonio’s LGBT community to a series of Pride Nights it will host during their 2018 season. The special evenings will offer Pride Night guests discounted tickets and pre-show socials with hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and live music, all followed by a performance of the theatre’s latest musical. A

Drag Star Kim Chi Returns to Main Avenue Strip

Drag Star Kim Chi Returns to Main Avenue Strip

In the nine years since its premiere on Logo, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a television staple satirizing gender stereotypes while championing the rise and acceptance of LGBT culture. Not without its critics, the show has been accused of advancing negative racial stereotypes and its namesake drag icon has even been accused of making transphobic

Fiesta Cornyation Names Charlie Biedenharn as King Anchovy LIII

Fiesta Cornyation Names Charlie Biedenharn as King Anchovy LIII

In a January 19 announcement, the board of directors of Fiesta Cornyation named Charlie Biedenharn as this year’s King Anchovy LIII. Ray Chavez, the reining coordinator of Cornyation, introduced Biedenharn during a soiree at the home of last year’s King Anchovy LII Jeffrey James. Biedenharn is co-owner, with Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell, of the

Coming-of-Age Gay Romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Provides Cinematic Escape

Coming-of-Age Gay Romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Provides Cinematic Escape

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Nothing makes young love prettier than how much time has passed from it. Distance bestows rose-colored glasses that blot out all of the dumb awkwardness and leave nothing but the warm, squishy feelings we associate with fledgling romance. Throw in a sumptuous Italian countryside summer, and you’ve got

One-Woman Show ‘Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies’ Coming to Tobin Center

One-Woman Show ‘Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies’ Coming to Tobin Center

A new one-woman show that draws from the real life of actress Bette Davis will hit the stage of the Tobin Center’s Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater for three performances from February 1 to 3. Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies is written, produced and stars Jessica Sherr. The play takes place in 1940 just before the Academy

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