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Rey of Light: Rey Lopez Illuminates Drag in San Antonio

Rey of Light: Rey Lopez Illuminates Drag in San Antonio

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s an muggy Sunday evening as I step out of the car and walk toward Heat nightclub, one of several queer-oriented venues on the North Main Street Strip. Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 – who came to fame on the competitive drag-queen show RuPaul’s Drag Race, and is better known

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Latrice Royale is Ready to Werk the Heat Nightclub

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Known to be “large and in charge,” Latrice “mutha fuckin” Royale is one queen you don’t wanna mess with. As evidenced by her extended stay in a Florida jail back in 2007, the season four RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant will cut a bitch. Don’t let her intimidating figure

Pastie Pops to Celebrate Pride With ‘Big Gay Burlesque Show’

Pastie Pops to Celebrate Pride With ‘Big Gay Burlesque Show’

The Pastie Pops, who bill themselves as “San Antonio’s premier burlesque and variety troupe,” are celebrating Pride Month with their newest production, The Big Gay Burlesque Show, which takes the stage at the Aztec Theater on June 28. This the the fourth year the Pastie Pops mount a gay show for Pride. In announcing this

Seven San Antonio LGBTQ-Identifying Acts You Should Pay Attention To

Seven San Antonio LGBTQ-Identifying Acts You Should Pay Attention To

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Just because an artist is gay, does that make their art gay? Not necessarily, but the acknowledgement of LGBTQ folk in art spaces is important for our LGBTQ community. As a rapper who happens to be gay, some of my songs discuss the LGBTQ experience and some don’t,

New Edition of ‘Drag King Revolt’ Hits the Stage With Pride Theme

New Edition of ‘Drag King Revolt’ Hits the Stage With Pride Theme

The latest edition of The Drag King Revolt, a revue featuring San Antonio’s only drag king troupe, Los MENtirosos, hits the stage on June 29 at La Botanica. The revue, titled Puro Pride, features performances by Los MENtirosos regulars SirGio, Mitch, Buck Orchid, Pancho Panza and Tupac Shaker. The show includes guest performances by Drag

Alaska Thunderfuck Will be Back in SA for Shows at Heat Nightclub

Alaska Thunderfuck Will be Back in SA for Shows at Heat Nightclub

Updated: May 31, 2018, 2:30 p.m. Recording artist and drag performer Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (Justin Andrew Honard) will be in San Antonio on June 16 and 17 for shows at the Heat Nightclub. Alaska grabbed her claim to fame as the runner up on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and winner of the

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Texas-Born Trans Rocker Shay Spence Will Be in SA to Promote Solo Album

Shay Spence, front-woman and bassist for the NYC slacker rock band Vassals, will perform in San Antonio on May 31 at Lowcountry as part of the “Tiny Texas Tour,” promoting her first solo album titled, With Fangs. Spence will also appear in Austin at Dozen Street on May 29 and in her hometown of Corpus

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Garden of Good and Evil’ Masquerade Fundraiser Celebrates 4th Year

Fiesta Youth’s ‘Garden of Good and Evil’ Masquerade Fundraiser Celebrates 4th Year

Fiesta Youth‘s biggest fundraiser of the year, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, will mark its fourth year on April 20 at the Veranda in Castle Hills. Slated for the first weekend of Fiesta San Antonio, the masquerade party will feature an open bar of specialty cocktails, wine, and cold beer. There will

Noche Azul Concert Looks Toward Evening Sky for Inspiration

Noche Azul Concert Looks Toward Evening Sky for Inspiration

The moon will serve as the inspiration for this month’s concert by Azul Barrientos at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center where the singer will present Noche Azul: La Luna on November 11. Every month since 2007, Barrientos’ performances have showcased traditional Mexican music featuring a new theme with each concert and, over time, embracing

Celebrations Abound for Dia De Los Muertos in SA

Celebrations Abound for Dia De Los Muertos in SA

In the coming days, Dia de los Muertos will be celebrated across San Antonio at a variety of venues. The observances range from community processions, to displays of altars and, at least at one soiree, an all-star drag show. Following are some events where you can celebrate the Days of the Dead. San Antonio Dia

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