Nightlife

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

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

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