Nightlife

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

Erotic Performers, Naughty Nuns and More at La Santa Luna’s ‘Art of Fetish & Fashion’ Event

Erotic Performers, Naughty Nuns and More at La Santa Luna’s ‘Art of Fetish & Fashion’ Event

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Championing a provocative aesthetic that sways from ethereal and romantic to dark and slightly macabre, La Santa Luna has evolved from a specialty boutique into a self-described “fashion collective” driven by creative director/designer/“head mother” Erica Reyna with support and inspiration from photographers, makeup artists, models, muses and brand

Emmy-Nominated ‘Drag Race’ Star Raven Brings Her Dramatic Act to San Antonio

Emmy-Nominated ‘Drag Race’ Star Raven Brings Her Dramatic Act to San Antonio

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. A California native of Russian descent, David Petruschin is admittedly fond of “winged creatures.” As a go-go boy on the SoCal club scene, he dubbed himself Phoenix before developing the drag persona Raven. Arriving on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race back in 2010, the professional makeup

Pegasus Only San Antonio Club to Make List of Top 50 Gay Bars in U.S.

Pegasus Only San Antonio Club to Make List of Top 50 Gay Bars in U.S.

San Antonio’s Pegasus Nightclub, located at 1402 N Main Ave., was the only local LGBT establishment to make this year’s NewNowNext list of 50 Most Popular Gay Bars in the United States. The list was released on January 15. The Pegasus was ranked number 10 in the nation falling two places from last year when

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

Dinner and Dancing on the Menu at Dignity San Antonio’s Annual Fall Ball

It’s time to shine up your dancing shoes and get out your best party dress in anticipation of Dignity San Antonio’s annual Fall Ball Dinner Dance slated for November 10 at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. Founded in 1976, Dignity San Antonio provides a safe space for local LGBT Catholics to reconcile, heal and integrate

Drag Queens and Roller Coasters to Highlight Annual ‘Out in the Park’

Drag Queens and Roller Coasters to Highlight Annual ‘Out in the Park’

Nightlife impresario Rey Lopez’s fourth annual Out in the Park, slated for November 3 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, will be the perfect mix of thrill rides and drag queens. Taking a cue from similar gay events at Disneyland and Walt Disney world, Out in the Park is a full-fledged theme-park takeover — Fiesta Texas

Fiesta Youth’s Hocus Pocus Halloween Soirée Celebrates Fifth Year

Fiesta Youth’s Hocus Pocus Halloween Soirée Celebrates Fifth Year

Ghosts and and goblins will be raising their cocktail glasses extra high this year in celebration of Fiesta Youth’s fifth annual Halloween Hocus Pocus fundraiser on October 20 at the Arbor House Suites in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Arbor House Suites, the city’s only gay-owned bed and breakfast, consists of four, 125-year-old

Of Proper Bars, Dissident Noise, and Righteous Representation: Queers & Beers 4 Does it Right

Of Proper Bars, Dissident Noise, and Righteous Representation: Queers & Beers 4 Does it Right

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Queers & Beers is a roving, irregularly occurring, independent music event that exists to promote community and visibility for LGBTQ acts across genres. Furthermore, it aims to combat rampant stigmas surrounding the (sadly) widespread perception that music by members of the LGBTQ community all sounds one particular way.

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

Delighted Tobehere Back to Host Another Benefit for Thrive Youth Center

New York-based drag performer Delighted Tobehere, the self-described “Queen of All Trades,” is coming back to San Antonio to headline her second benefit for the Thrive Youth Center on September 27 at the Bonham Exchange. The Thrive Youth Center is the only overnight shelter for LGBT youth in Texas and the Southwest United States. The

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