Arts & Culture

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Party Marks 5th Year

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ Party Marks 5th Year

Fiesta Youth’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, will mark its fifth year on Saturday, April 20 at the Veranda in Castle Hills. This year’s party is the first to be held as an official event of Fiesta San Antonio. The masquerade-themed event will feature an open bar

Daniel Hinojos: On Struggling to Come Out as Gay and Finding His Calling in Fashion

Daniel Hinojos: On Struggling to Come Out as Gay and Finding His Calling in Fashion

Originally published in Profiles in Pride. From a young age, Daniel Hinojos knew he was attracted to boys. But being raised in conservative West Texas with a Southern Baptist minister as a father, coming out as gay didn’t seem like an option. After ‘praying the gay away’ didn’t work, he came to the conclusion that

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Outgoing San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña Ain’t Afraid of No Ten-Foot Crocodile

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With clear eyes and an effortless smile, San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldaña is looking back on his eight-year tenure without a single regret. As he approaches his final days in office, his administrative workspace is filled with memories and milestones commemorating his role as the neighborhood-hero-makes-good representative

Even After Recent Death of Owner, Bonham Exchange Holds Lasting Appeal

Even After Recent Death of Owner, Bonham Exchange Holds Lasting Appeal

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Jesse Cazares has been frequenting the Bonham Exchange since he was 18. It’s been his club of choice for great music, dancing and throwing back a few cocktails in the main video bar or out on the patio. He was drawn by storied gay nightclub’s openness and acceptance,

Fan Favorite Drag Queens Headed to San Antonio for ‘Hater’s Roast Shady Tour’

Fan Favorite Drag Queens Headed to San Antonio for ‘Hater’s Roast Shady Tour’

The Detroit-based production company known simply as Murray & Peter Present is behind the campy holiday revue A Drag Queen Christmas and the allegedly forthcoming Ultimate Drag Idol — a “gender-inclusive” RuPaul’s Drag Race alternative promising a $100,000 grand prize. Unleashed on the Aztec last year with a cast of 10 Drag Race contestants, the

Stars and Garters Burlesque Ready to ‘Shimmy and Shake’ in New Show

Stars and Garters Burlesque Ready to ‘Shimmy and Shake’ in New Show

Burlesque starlets to team with retro jazz act Ruby Alexander and the Bonafide Playboys. Originally published in the San Antonio Current. A provocative pioneer of the Alamo City’s burlesque revival, the all-female troupe Stars and Garters is in the midst of celebrating a full decade of “putting the bare in Bexar county.” Having scored top

SXSW Premiers Film That Tells Story of Young Trans Wrestler From Texas

SXSW Premiers Film That Tells Story of Young Trans Wrestler From Texas

A short documentary film about a transgender boy on the wrestling team at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas had its world premier on March 8 at the South by Southwest Conference and Festival in Austin. The film, Mack Wrestles, which was produced by ESPN Films, tells the story of Mack Beggs, who in 2017

Yara Sofia to Judge San Antonio’s ‘Drag Me to Fame’ Competition

Yara Sofia to Judge San Antonio’s ‘Drag Me to Fame’ Competition

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. With an origin story not unlike that of fellow Puerto Rican drag star Jessica Wild (who performs in San Antonio on March 6), Yara Sofia rose through the ranks of San Juan’s LGBT nightlife scene, perfecting her craft in famed clubs like Krash and eventually landing on RuPaul’s

Ruby City Show Features Video Installations and Photos by Filmmaker Isaac Julien

Ruby City Show Features Video Installations and Photos by Filmmaker Isaac Julien

Ruby City, the Linda Pace Foundation’s arts complex on Camp Street in Southtown, has mounted an exhibition of works by renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien. The show, Isaac Julien – Looking for Langston opens on February 28. Julien was born in London where he still resides. He came to prominence in the 1980s

Presa House Exhibition “Cicatrices” Focuses on Work by Gay Artist Jose Villalobos

Presa House Exhibition “Cicatrices” Focuses on Work by Gay Artist Jose Villalobos

Work by gay San Antonio artist Jose Villalobos will take center stage at the Presa House Gallery in an exhibit that opens on March 1. The title of the show, Cicatrices, translates into English as “Scars.” Last January, Villalobos was the recipient of a $25,000 Painters and Sculptors grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. He

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