Nightlife

Pegasus Bar to Close Temporarily After Several Patrons Test Positive for Coronavirus

Pegasus Bar to Close Temporarily After Several Patrons Test Positive for Coronavirus

The management of the Pegasus nightclub, which is located on the Main Avenue Strip, announced on Monday, June 22 that it will close for a few days to sanitize the bar after several patrons tested positive for the coronavirus. The announcement claims that the virus “. . . not only affects us but has been

Management of SA’s Most Popular LGBTQ Clubs and Cafes Adjust to Coronavirus Reality

Management of SA’s Most Popular LGBTQ Clubs and Cafes Adjust to Coronavirus Reality

The management of the city’s most popular LGBTQ clubs and cafes are facing new challenges after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced a Public Health Emergency that bans gatherings of over 500 people and recommends canceling gatherings of over 250 people and meetings of high-risk populations. The result for local gay clubs has been to

MCCSA’s Love’s Day Fundraiser Was Started Years Ago by LGBTQ Activist Jim Isaman

MCCSA’s Love’s Day Fundraiser Was Started Years Ago by LGBTQ Activist Jim Isaman

When the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio holds its annual Love’s Day Dinner and Dance on February 22, it will be following a tradition started years ago by now-deceased activist Jim Isaman. Isaman, who died in 2009, was the originator of the Love’s Day observance, which in years past included not only a dinner

San Antonio’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Preach Camp for a Cause

San Antonio’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Preach Camp for a Cause

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Musical-theater icons Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein are either laughing or rolling in their graves over their unwitting role in the bizarre origin story of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — a troupe of gender-blending “nuns” that emerged in 1970s-era San Francisco after donning habits procured from an

Fiesta Cornyation Returns with King Anchovy LIV Mindy Miller Hill

Fiesta Cornyation Returns with King Anchovy LIV Mindy Miller Hill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Since its unlikely birth at the Arneson River Theatre during A Night in Old San Antonio back in 1951 — when the first-ever King Anchovy ruled over the “Court of the Cracked Salad Bowl” — Cornyation has proven itself as many things: a riotous revue custom-crafted for woke

Catching up with Singing Sensation and Webb Party Headliner Ada Vox

Catching up with Singing Sensation and Webb Party Headliner Ada Vox

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. After slaying her way into the top eight of last year’s American Idol, homegrown San Antonio singing sensation Ada Vox is returning for a performance at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s Webb Party on Friday, April 19. If you somehow were living under a rock last year, let’s

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

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,

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

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

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