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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

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

Lady Gaga’s Austin Show Offered Message of ‘Hope, Endurance, Struggle and Pain’

Lady Gaga’s Austin Show Offered Message of ‘Hope, Endurance, Struggle and Pain’

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. “You’ve had a tough year, Texas,” said Lady Gaga, midway through her performance at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin during her Joanne World Tour on the night of December 5. Mother Monster herself put on probably one of the most insane live shows I’ve ever seen in

Mayor Nirenberg is a ‘Zaddy’ According to Instagram

Mayor Nirenberg is a ‘Zaddy’ According to Instagram

Originally published in the San Antonio Current We’re not sure how we missed this (it probably got pushed down our news feed in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey), but y’all have to see this magazine cover. Why? Oh, because Mayor Ron “Zaddy” Nirenberg is on the cover, y’all. First off, it’s pretty cool that our

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

SA LGBT Car Club to Host Golden Ghouls Auto Show on Main Avenue Strip

With Halloween just around the corner, the San Antonio Classic Chassis Car Club will host the Golden Ghouls Car Show on October 21 in the parking garage above Luther’s Cafe. The local chapter of Classic Chassis is affiliated with the Lambda Car Club which nationwide has over 2200 members who are the owners of over 1700

‘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

Floral Designer David Garcia Conjures a New Orleans Spirit in Olmos Park

Floral Designer David Garcia Conjures a New Orleans Spirit in Olmos Park

The Big Easy has cast its spell over David Garcia with all its magical charms and has rendered him a soul enchanted with the bewitching city. Is it the madness of Mardi Gras? The allure of black magic and the dark voodoo shops scattered throughout the French Quarter? Or something as sugary and sweet as

Eclectic by Design: The Unusual Interiors of Gregorio Mannino

Eclectic by Design: The Unusual Interiors of Gregorio Mannino

When it comes to ambience, what is your favorite local restaurant or bar? Consider the over-the-top Asian market theme of Hot Joy, or perhaps the Victorian family groove of Barbaro. Then there’s the eclectic and cave-like basement at the Esquire, where myriad mounted fish greet guests after they traverse a darkened hallway paved with Rose

Chameleonic Queen Nina Bo’Nina Brown Brings Her Wild Drag Stylings to Heat

Chameleonic Queen Nina Bo’Nina Brown Brings Her Wild Drag Stylings to Heat

Not that it hasn’t always been there in some way, shape or form, but exaggerated, outlandish costumes and makeup concepts have flourished in recent seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race — exemplified by the likes of deranged living doll Trixie Mattel (season seven), “7-foot-tall, live-action anime character” Kim Chi (season eight) and Atlanta-based transformation specialist Nina

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